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Why French socialists love Barack Obama
Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | April 24th, 2012 | Nile Gardiner

Posted on 04/24/2012 11:25:44 PM PDT by Olog-hai

I’ve often described Barack Obama as a European-style politician. He has the kind of big government mindset that would fit comfortably in Brussels or Paris. If he had been born in Provence instead of Hawaii, I’m sure he would have gravitated to the Elysée Palace or challenged Herman Van Rompuy for the presidency of the European Council. He has been the most Eurofederalist of American presidents, actively backing the European Project—to the extent that his vice president, Joe Biden, even declared Brussels to be “the capital of the free world”.

It is not hard to see why François Hollande, the Socialist Party leader, draws inspiration from Obama. According to The Guardian, Hollande told reporters that he and Obama "have the same advisers," figuratively speaking:

Hollande brushed aside the fears of the political right in London that he would be dangerous for the City. He said he was not "aggressive", nor seen in France as very leftwing, and his drive to regulate finance was no more than Barack Obama's keynote speech to Congress. "You could say Obama and I have the same advisers." He said his stance on further regulation for the financial sector was in line with "public opinion" in Europe and was similar to all other French presidential contenders, including the rightwing Nicolas Sarkozy.
It is a bad sign when French politicians express admiration for an American president’s policies. … For the French Left, President Obama is the acceptable face of the United States—a class warrior who backs the redistribution of wealth, stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the unions and attacks big business. If Hollande wins the presidential race, expect a warm relationship between the French Socialists and the “progressive” big government Obama administration. The former looks to Washington for support in its calls for larger Eurozone bailouts.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: bailouts; biggovernment; france; hollande; obama; socialists

1 posted on 04/24/2012 11:25:50 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Same advisors, same crappy results.

2 posted on 04/24/2012 11:36:18 PM PDT by Thebaddog (Remember, Obama said he's only 60% done with his agenda.)
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To: Olog-hai

“Socialist mindset” pro European Union POTUS

You mean that he is a LIBERAL-FASCIST . Obama is the most hypocrite pro-tyrany POTUS .

But Europe is xwaking up and will say more and more STFU and stay in Chicago or in Africa to ObaHamas.

You forgot to say that Ossabama warmly supported the very islamists “arab springs”

3 posted on 04/24/2012 11:41:28 PM PDT by Ulysse
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To: Ulysse

Osama Obama not saying much about “The Arab Spring” these days.

4 posted on 04/25/2012 3:50:46 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Olog-hai

Misery loves company

5 posted on 04/25/2012 3:52:53 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Cincinna; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Olog-hai.

6 posted on 04/25/2012 3:24:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time --
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To: Olog-hai

“Hollande told reporters that he and Obama “have the same advisers,” figuratively speaking:”
Not “ figuratively speaking” in reality! Obama people have been advising the Socialist Party and François Hollande behind the scenes, and now more openly.
I guess Hollande hasn’t heard how unpopular Obama’s policies are in the US, and how he has ginned up racial tensions and class warfare.
In his latest Obama love affair campaign, he tries to rally the immigrant vote if people if color in the suburbs, by walking amongst them like a pal, and promising them , non citizens, the right to vote!
So, Hollande is currently running an ad targeting “yoots” in the suburbs, using Jayz’s “n****s in Paris” in the video.
 Disgraceful debasing of the political discourse.
  And I thought using racial epithets was a crime in France. 

7 posted on 04/25/2012 3:46:35 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: Olog-hai
I get very tired of and upset hearing that he is a European styled leftist. He isn't. Europe runs on socialism largely because they believe in it and think that it works, which they have been proving with consistency, doesn't.

Obama uses so called socialism as a front, to gather people into his net. He isn't distributing wealth, except when it plays into his own personal grab for power and wealth. He isn't an honest socialist, but rather a thug in the vein of every other despot that has illegally grabbed wealth and rule. He uses his so called "love" of the poor man, and also the environment, as a front to get away with every possible crime. He isn't out to distribute wealth, except to himself and his cronies.

He seems to also be out to destroy our Country and hates us. It also strongly looks like he is out to destroy morality, in all it's forms, acting as a direct agent of evil. He divides people against people, accusing one group of evil against another, even as Satan is the accuser. He foments hatred to use to his own evil ends.

How much money has been embezzled from us? Unless someone else miraculously gets in and does an accounting, we will in this life time never know, and if we do find out, will be shocked beyond belief.

European styled socialism is relatively benign compared to what Obama is heading us for (and already accomplished, by way too much), if not derailed. They should not be so often compared. Both by core philosophies, and in the damage that can be accomplished, Obama is by far and vastly more dangerous and evil than European styled socialism. To compare the two is to decrease by volumes the urgency and importance of coming up against Obama and his agenda for America. It causes people to think, "Well things in Europe might not be perfect, but doesn't seem that bad, so there isn't any terrible danger. Europe seems to be still getting along.". Many people do not understand the trouble Europe actually is in (the MSM keeps it under raps) and it doesn't frighten them when we compare Obama to them. People need to be frightened when it comes to Obama because, in all reality, he is frightening.

8 posted on 04/25/2012 6:41:41 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Bellflower

European-style socialism is anything but benign. Look at what’s going on there right now. All about centralization and consolidation of power.

9 posted on 04/25/2012 9:26:05 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
European-style socialism is anything but benign.

Oh, you are definitely right, except in comparison to what Obama wants to do with us. He hates us and wants to become dictator with absolute power over us. To me this seems quite obvious. It is at the point where if he is not elected back into office (likely with vast cheating), that he will find another way to remain in office, if he can. If we get by this it will really be surprising.

That is a vastly different scenario than misguided, bungling and failing European socialism. They at least are trying to do what they think is best for Europe. Obama seems to be consistently trying to destroy us, out of what appears to be hatred. They, if they don't come under the likes of an Obama, may be very debilitated, but once they come to their senses, providing that they do, over time they can come out of it. With a despot dictator it is much more difficult to do so, for one thing you have to remain alive. As you can see, I view Obama as very evil, especially if given the room to take take us over.

10 posted on 04/26/2012 2:40:55 AM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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