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Old 04-24-2017, 12:25 PM   #1
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Default How about that French election?

Regardless of who wins it seems like French politics just went arse over teakettle. This is not the France I knew!

Macron seems to be the anointed one now. Can le Pen pull it out?
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Old 04-24-2017, 12:53 PM   #2
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Given what had just happened, she should have gotten more than the 22% or 24% she did receive. Macron will win 2nd round resoundingly serving 5 years which France cannot survive. Another 5 years of neo lib statism plus mass immigration will result in civil war or Islamic Republic of France. I would like to know the makeup of their gendarmes and army % that are none French, (immigrants).
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What would have been very interesting is if Le Pen and the far-left candidate, Melenchon, won. Talk about bloodsport! I think Le Pen has no chance against Macron. People point at Trump and Brexit, but those were reasonably close (within 10 percentage points) in the polls, no matter what. Here, we are talking about Macron having a 2-1 or greater advantage over Le Pen. Absent some sort of catastrophic event in the next two weeks that drives the entire French populace right, it will be a landslide.
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One more terrorist attack and LE Pen is in.

I wouldn't put it past them to do so to put an adversary in office giving them an excuse to continue to attack.
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I prefer Le Pen
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Old 04-29-2017, 01:49 PM   #6
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I am really busting on my French colleagues who busted on me during the US election.

So many similarities.

Old guard being swept aside. Non politicians running and perhaps winning for the first time.

So many trying to tie Le Pen to Trump (who they dislike) when Macron is more like him.

Their assurances that Le Pen won't win because all the official polls say Macron will win. Yea, like Trump was behind in the official polls.

They busted on Americans for discussing Bill Clinton's sex life. ("What does it have to do with politics?") Now they enjoy the salicious details of Macron marrying an older woman who was his teacher at one time.

They made fun of this.


And got this
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