Dummies, and dumber
Photo of some of the Peña Neito supporters who supposedly filled the stands on Sunday at Estadio Azteca:
And from the AMLO camp … With friends like these:
UNS is the Unión Nacional Sinarquista… historically a far-right Catholic and Fascist party, which still holds out in a few backwaters of the old Cristero regions of Guanajuato and Jalisco (these Synarchists are from Jalisco) and at one point split into two factions, one authoritarian rightist, and the other authoritarian leftist, both politically marginal. I thought they were extinct: they lost their party registration years ago for not being able to attract enough voters, and most of them joined PAN.
Neither of the Synachist factions seem to have any web presence any more, although I did find a facebook page for the UNS, the only post being a letter from Party Chair José Manuel Luna Encinas, who was complaining he was tricked into signing on with the Peña Nieto campaign. He went on to say that for historical reasons … the UNS would not take a formal position on any candidate.
Whether this is the left or the right faction (assuming they still are split, or if the “left” ever really was “left”), I can’t figure out, but synarchists in general despise the PRI, and — perhaps like many potential PAN supporters realizes the best way stop a PRI victory is not a PAN vote for the hapless Josefina Vásquez Mota, but a “voto util” for AMLO: which would account for some local synarchist group attaching themselves to the social-democratic Moviemento Cuidandano.
Enemies of your enemies and all that… but still… geeze.