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French voters have had enough of François Hollande and his government
Guardian UK ^ | Monday 6 May 2013 08.39 EDT | Philippe Marlière

Posted on 05/12/2013 6:26:34 AM PDT by Perdogg

On Sunday, an estimated 150,000 people marched in Paris and gathered in the Place de la Bastille to listen to Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the leader of the Left Front. Afterwards , the Socialist Party officials were prompt to call the event highly divisive for the left. Accusations of populism and gauchisme (unrealistic policies) also rapidly surfaced from Solférino, the Socialist headquarters. To paraphrase Bertolt Brecht: would it not be easier for the government to dissolve the people and elect another?

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TOPICS: Extended News; Germany; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Russia; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: europeanunion; eussr; france; gauchisme; germany; greece; russia; unitedkingdom; yourapeeinunion

1 posted on 05/12/2013 6:26:34 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Commies vs. Limousine Liberals.

Enjoy the show.


2 posted on 05/12/2013 6:31:05 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: PAR35
Being forced to live in France under these kinds of politics would be one form of hell for me. Forget the fire and brimstone.
3 posted on 05/12/2013 6:37:27 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle (Hil)
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To: Perdogg

The spirit of Mr. Lenin must be in the crowd somewhere.
(And he’s probably laughing hiss a%^ off.)

IMHO


4 posted on 05/12/2013 6:43:19 AM PDT by ripley
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To: PAR35

Any pictures showing muslims in the crowds?


5 posted on 05/12/2013 6:51:14 AM PDT by SIRTRIS
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To: Perdogg
Life's’ tough and its tougher when you're stupid.
6 posted on 05/12/2013 7:12:11 AM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

Life’s


7 posted on 05/12/2013 7:12:41 AM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Perdogg

Welcome to Obamaville Frenchie!

Pray for America to Wake Up


8 posted on 05/12/2013 7:20:52 AM PDT by bray (Surviving to spite Obama)
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To: Perdogg

Like the Titantic....Watch them scurry to rearrange the deck chairs!


9 posted on 05/12/2013 7:31:27 AM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Perdogg
To paraphrase Bertolt Brecht: would it not be easier for the government to dissolve the people and elect another?

Which is what the EU and US are busily doing, importing Muslims there and Hispanics here, but with the same objective: a voting block that will vote for socialism.

10 posted on 05/12/2013 7:34:09 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Perdogg

Miss Me Yet?

11 posted on 05/12/2013 7:34:18 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Perdogg
From an earlier thread, in case you missed it:

President Hollande of France recently got a whiff of what is coming from an open letter addressed to him by a 20-year old student named Clara G.

“This will probably shock you, but it is mainly for fiscal reasons,… simply because I do not feel like working all my life to pay taxes, a large part of which will only service the 1.9 trillion Euros of debt that your generation has kindly left us. If these borrowings had at least been invested to prepare the future of the country, if I was getting a small benefit from them, it would not be a problem for me to help repay them. But this debt only helped your generation live above its means, and assure itself a generous social safety net which I will not have.

My labor and my taxes will also pay for your generation’s retirement which you did not bother to plan, and for all the health and support expenses incurred by the elderly who in less than twenty years will be a majority of the population. So what will be left for me to live and to raise my children?

And, if by some improbable miracle, I managed to make a lot of money, I know already that not only will I be paying most of it in taxes, but I will also endure the general reproach of my compatriots and your personal disdain.

This is why, Mr. President, I am thinking of leaving France. And why your [government] should be less worried about the dangers of immigration and more concerned with the threats of emigration by the youth of this country. Where would I go? Perhaps to Germany, a country that you frequently disparage but which looks like a confident country. Or perhaps further, to Canada or Australia. Or to a developing country. To Africa, why not?”

“Yes, I want to go to a country where there is growth, where wages are rising, where being rich is not a deadly sin, a country in short where the individual and the society have confidence that tomorrow will be brighter than today.”

12 posted on 05/12/2013 7:40:03 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Perdogg, related:

The New European Revolt
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3018365/posts


13 posted on 05/12/2013 7:42:42 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Perdogg
That didn't take long.
14 posted on 05/12/2013 7:46:58 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (An economy is not a zero-sum game, but politics usually is.)
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To: Perdogg

Related:
The New European Revolt
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3018365/posts


15 posted on 05/12/2013 7:57:18 AM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Perdogg

Quoting Bertolt Brecht is like quoting graffiti.


16 posted on 05/12/2013 7:58:49 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Carry_Okie

“would it not be easier for the government to dissolve the people and elect another?”

It should be pointed out every day this is exactly what our ruling is doing to us. Genocide can be accomplished without gas chambers, and that is what the political class is carrying out against white Christians of the West.


17 posted on 05/12/2013 8:00:58 AM PDT by kreitzer
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To: Perdogg

These protesters apparently are the same ones that would picket their bank when they overdraft their account!


18 posted on 05/12/2013 8:55:04 AM PDT by Voltage
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To: TangoLimaSierra

Absolutely perfect letter, couldn’t have said it better myself!


19 posted on 05/12/2013 9:15:25 AM PDT by Rutabega (If you don't want me in your personal affairs, don't stick your hand out for my help.)
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To: dfwgator

The fellow who called Netanyahu a liar to Obama?


20 posted on 05/12/2013 11:00:13 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: dfwgator
Miss Me Yet?

Uh, I believe they are protesting against Hollande because he's not left enough...

FTA: "We can't take those austerity policies any more".

LOL.

21 posted on 05/12/2013 11:37:51 AM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: Rutabega
Absolutely perfect letter, couldn’t have said it better myself!

That letter also applies to quite a few of the baby boomer generation within the US. You know, the ones with a bumper sticker that reads, I am spending my childrens inheritance. Nice group of ingrates they are and they deserve what is coming their way.

22 posted on 05/12/2013 12:03:55 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Perdogg

The French people really are a helpless lot, ever since they chopped off Louis’ head

M. Hollande won by a pretty good margin, no? He campaigned forthrightly on all the craziness he intended, didn’t he?

Now, like another famous (fictitious) Frenchman, they are “Shocked! Shocked!”


23 posted on 05/12/2013 12:56:09 PM PDT by jocon307
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