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French Socialistsí joy of election victory will be shortlived (Great Analysis)
The Telegraph ^ | 5/4/2012 | Ben Brogan

Posted on 05/05/2012 11:43:45 AM PDT by mojito

....Nervousness about what the future holds has reached deep into Mr Sarkozy’s inner circle, too. One of his small group of close friends who gather around the president for late-night drinks most weeks put it in the starkest terms for me: “Economically, I want him to win because Hollande will be a disaster for France. But for the sake of social stability, it is better if Sarkozy loses.” He recognised that the president has been a divisive figure, and that after a decade in power for the Right the public is angry and has had enough. To hear one of France’s wealthy elites whisper that letting the Left win would avoid trouble and reduce tensions is to hear the aristocrats talk of placating the mob.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: france; hollande; sarkozy; socialism
The best analysis of the French election that I've read.

Europe is headed for big trouble. Again.

1 posted on 05/05/2012 11:43:51 AM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

A La Guillotine!


2 posted on 05/05/2012 11:49:44 AM PDT by Argus
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To: mojito

How many Frenchmen does it take to defend France?


3 posted on 05/05/2012 11:57:43 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: mojito

The best analysis of the French election that I’ve read.

Thank you.
I am trying to understand why this is a victory for La Penn.
Diluting the vote for Sarkozy? Or validating the mood of the country?


4 posted on 05/05/2012 11:58:32 AM PDT by WestwardHo
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To: WestwardHo
Le Pen hasn't won anything. She did better than expected in the first round of presidential voting, getting almost 20% of the vote, but that wasn't enough to qualify her for the second round.

That may translate into a better showing for her party in national assembly elections down the road. Lefty pundits in France and the US have their panties in twist because she represents French “islamophobia.” France has the largest Muslim population in Europe - some 10% - largely unassimilated and increasingly violent. That Le Pen's anti-immigration message is finding a receptive audience is hardly surprising.

5 posted on 05/05/2012 12:12:07 PM PDT by mojito
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To: Navy Patriot
How many Frenchmen does it take to defend France?

Why are the streets of Paris all lined with trees?

6 posted on 05/05/2012 12:16:18 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: mojito
Le Pen hasn't won anything. She did better than expected in the first round of presidential voting, getting almost 20% of the vote...

Funny,that's just about what some little whackjob Texas runt got here in '92.And with just about the same result.

7 posted on 05/05/2012 12:18:36 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

So the Germans can march in the shade.


8 posted on 05/05/2012 12:20:43 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: mojito

Le Pen

Now I understand. Thanks.
America is still the best place in the world to live!


9 posted on 05/05/2012 12:42:48 PM PDT by WestwardHo
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To: mojito
There are hints the new president will use an audit of the public finances he has planned for his first weeks in office to argue that the situation is far worse than expected. By the summer, they say, socialist policies will be dumped and he will be forced to implement the very austerity measures Mr Sarkozy warned were necessary.

And that will be where trouble begins.

The old Bill Clinton bait and switch middle class tax cut ploy. In the end, every election everywhere in the developed world is a choice between debt depression caused by austerity, or a hyperinflationary collapse. Any voter who thinks there is an easy way out is not paying attention.

10 posted on 05/05/2012 12:47:16 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: mojito
To hear one of France’s wealthy elites whisper that letting the Left win would avoid trouble and reduce tensions is to hear the aristocrats talk of placating the mob.

= "Let them eat cake."

11 posted on 05/05/2012 12:50:38 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Gay State Conservative
Funny,that's just about what some little whackjob Texas runt got here in '92.And with just about the same result.

That savant runt gave us BC.

12 posted on 05/05/2012 12:51:52 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The President who ate the dog, will wag the dog.)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Funny,that's just about what some little whackjob Texas runt got here in '92.And with just about the same result.

That savant runt gave us BC.

13 posted on 05/05/2012 12:52:05 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The President who ate the dog, will wag the dog.)
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He wants it to be “reoriented” away from austerity and in favour of growth and job creation

Gag populism from Hollande. Austerity measures are what cause growth and job creation, not moving away from them.

I predict that within weeks Hollande will move back toward austerity, doing the same dance that Obama has done over the Bush tax-cuts...always promising to trash them but never doing so.

14 posted on 05/05/2012 1:03:25 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Vince Ferrer
Any voter who thinks there is an easy way out is not paying attention.

It doesn't matter if people are paying attention.
As Dear old Dad always said, "Once the parasites outnumber the hosts, it's all over. The Democrats win."

Everything Ubama and the Democrats do is with the goal of getting re-elected and gaining power. They are politicians - - that's what they do. To improve their re-election chances and gain power they must work to increase the size of the Democrat party's "base". (Duh.) The Democrat party's base is comprised of society's losers and parasites. Therefore (obviously), the Democrats are continually striving to INCREASE the number of parasites. The surest way for Ubama and the rats to increase the number of parasites is by sabotaging the economy and getting as many people as possible dependent on big government (ie., dependent on them, the Democrats).

None of this is rocket surgery. It's as plain as the nose on your face.
Only a complete moron could fail to see what Ubama and the Democrats have been quite deliberately doing for a very long time now.

15 posted on 05/05/2012 1:08:14 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: what's up
There are hints the new president will use an audit of the public finances he has planned for his first weeks in office to argue that the situation is far worse than expected. By the summer, they say, socialist policies will be dumped and he will be forced to implement the very austerity measures Mr Sarkozy warned were necessary.

Not mentioned here is that the usual, classless Democrat / socialist excuse will be a constant refrain from the socialists and their Euro-scum / Democrat newsrooms: "Sarkozy's fault".

16 posted on 05/05/2012 1:22:45 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard
= "Let them eat cake."

Wrong by 180°. "Give them the cake."

17 posted on 05/05/2012 1:45:58 PM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: Cincinna; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks mojito.


18 posted on 05/05/2012 1:51:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: mojito

I believe this is the very same rationale for the Obama presidency. I think that we have heard so much about “the man keeping blacks down” that the power-brokers (both parties) in Washington decided to give us a black president to try and eliminate that argument. I also believe that we’re stuck with him for another term for the same reason.

Romney, like McCain, will pretend to want to win, but the deal is to allow Obama another term to complete the original mission and keep people placated.


19 posted on 05/05/2012 1:52:19 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

Some days I think the 2012 election will see BHO lose as no other has, then there are days that I think otherwise.


20 posted on 05/05/2012 2:32:54 PM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: Moltke
"Give them the cake."

They've run out of other people's cake.

21 posted on 05/05/2012 4:39:22 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Navy Patriot

That good one ROFL


22 posted on 05/05/2012 6:08:56 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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