Reaction to the election continues to come in from overseas.
Poland’s foreign ministry on Sunday condemned an opposition member of parliament who said U.S. President-elect Barack Obama’s victory was a triumph for al Qaeda.
“Someone regarded by the (American) Republican right as a crypto-communist has become the leader of the world’s greatest power … and al Qaeda are rubbing their hands with glee that the new president wants peace, not war,” Artur Gorski of the opposition Law and Justice (PiS) party told parliament last week.
“The black messiah of the new left has crushed the Republican candidate John McCain, and America will soon pay a high price for this quirk of democracy,” he added.
“Obama is an approaching catastrophe. This marks the end of white man’s civilisation,” he said in an address.
But he said he wasn’t being racist.
Gorski later apologised, saying his comments were strictly political, not racist.
It sounds like David Duke has been spending a lot of time in Warsaw.