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Social conservatives are mobilizing in France, leading to talk of a tea party
Washington Post ^ | Anthony Faiola

Posted on 03/31/2014 8:12:33 PM PDT by Mount Athos

Is le tea party brewing in France?

Initially a reaction to a same-sex marriage law passed last year, the movement has morphed into the most sustained mobilization of social conservatives here in more than a generation.

A reinvigorated right delivered a devastating blow to Hollande in Sunday’s local elections across the country.

Tens of thousands of people are taking to the streets in repeated protests, many for the first time in their lives. They are organizing assemblies and social-media campaigns even as some angry newcomers run against incumbents on the right whom they consider not socially conservative enough.

A continent already hit by economic upheaval is confronting a wave of bitter societal polarization over a host of issues such as euthanasia, abortion and same-sex marriage.

The conservative revolution here is far more social than fiscal.

Organizers groused about liberal policies taking root in French schools, saying that a boy had been “forced” to dress up as a princess for a school party, and that books circulating among children now include one called “Daddy Wears a Dress.”

“I voted for Hollande, but never again will I vote Socialist,” said Salah, a factory worker who kept his four children home from elementary school for that day in January to protest new lessons. “They are backing policies that are affecting our children. I now understand that they have betrayed us.”

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1 posted on 03/31/2014 8:12:33 PM PDT by Mount Athos
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To: Mount Athos
Mon Dieu!!!!
CONSERVATIVES in France? As I live and breathe...
2 posted on 03/31/2014 8:14:17 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain
Just wait for our 2014 (and, I fear, 2016) elections — any republican victory may well be meaningless given that party's near-uniform lack of drive for stated platform-planks.
It may well be that France will be more conservative in 2020 than the US.
3 posted on 03/31/2014 8:19:51 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: cloudmountain

Not total conservatives, but pi**ed off at social engineering nonetheless. Anything that burns down the established order of liberal domination is good in my book. Viva La France!

My question is, why can’t such movement take hold in Eastern European countries like Romania and Estonia? Moldova recently tried to institute a homo-propaganda bill, but was forced to back off by the EU. Time to stick it to these thugs!

In other great news, Kyrgyzstan (Central Asia) has now brought to the floor a Russian copy-cat bill, and it is expected to pass!


4 posted on 03/31/2014 8:28:40 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Mount Athos

Why not a White Whine and Brie Party?


5 posted on 03/31/2014 8:30:53 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: GeronL; HiTech RedNeck

Ping.


6 posted on 03/31/2014 8:32:12 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Paladin2

N’est-il pas le thé partie?


7 posted on 03/31/2014 8:33:27 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: C210N

Ich Kann nicht Französische....


8 posted on 03/31/2014 8:36:44 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: cloudmountain

At some point very soon the European welfare state will collapse.
Trying to stave that off a little bit longer is what caused them to make their fool’s venture in Ukraine, which has gone exactly as everyone (except for die hard idiots) who served in the cold war military knew it would.

Desperate people often do really stupid things and European bureaucrats are no exception.

I expect the EU experiment will end the same way the french monarchy ended.

Buy popcorn.


9 posted on 03/31/2014 8:40:29 PM PDT by MrEdd (vHeck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Paladin2

reír en voz alta


10 posted on 03/31/2014 8:42:51 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Mount Athos
This shows that the Post knows nothing about the Tea Party. When the Tea Party started it had nothing to do with social conservatism.
11 posted on 03/31/2014 8:43:07 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: OneWingedShark

You may be right. I hope not.


12 posted on 03/31/2014 8:46:44 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: nickcarraway

If you read the article, they got it right.


13 posted on 03/31/2014 8:49:49 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: C210N

Nowkay ouyay igpay atinlay?


14 posted on 03/31/2014 8:50:51 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Mount Athos

WaPo acknowledges Manif Pour Tous, therefore it exists.


15 posted on 03/31/2014 8:51:48 PM PDT by CharlesOConnell (CharlesOConnell)
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To: nickcarraway

The article says the French version is very different from the american because it is more social than fiscal.


16 posted on 03/31/2014 8:54:26 PM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: Mount Athos

“Gay marriage” isn’t as gay in gay Paree as it thought.


17 posted on 03/31/2014 9:00:36 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: MrEdd
I would like to drag those dusty gillotines over here.
18 posted on 03/31/2014 9:00:48 PM PDT by Archie Bunker on steroids
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To: cloudmountain

Why not hope both gain? Why should it be a contest.


19 posted on 03/31/2014 9:01:40 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck; cloudmountain
I think cloudmountain meant the comment [You may be right. I hope not.] in reply to this portion of my own post:
any republican victory may well be meaningless given that party's near-uniform lack of drive for stated platform-planks.
20 posted on 03/31/2014 9:10:06 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Mount Athos

First order of business - Boot the Muzzies out.


21 posted on 03/31/2014 9:22:33 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

The FN pretty much runs on that platform.


22 posted on 03/31/2014 9:27:44 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Mount Athos

Is the Eldest Daughter of the Church awakening from a 225 year nap?


23 posted on 03/31/2014 9:43:21 PM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: Mount Athos

AWESOME if true!


24 posted on 03/31/2014 10:10:52 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: OneWingedShark

It may well be that France will be more conservative in 2020 than the US.

We have seen it today in Russia.

Here in the US we have a permanent underclass of social parasites who will vote into office any Obama, Hillary or Biden who comes along.


25 posted on 03/31/2014 10:26:53 PM PDT by ZULU (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Mount Athos

Allons enfants...


26 posted on 03/31/2014 10:27:55 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU..)
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To: ZULU
Here in the US we have a permanent underclass of social parasites who will vote into office any Obama, Hillary or Biden who comes along.

Blaming them is not right, not when the evidence suggests concerted movement to certain political positions, that is to say that "Democrat" and "Republican" are functionally the same political entity: the Uniparty.

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27 posted on 03/31/2014 10:30:30 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: C210N
N’est-il pas le thé partie?

au lait, au lait-au lait-au lait...

28 posted on 03/31/2014 10:30:35 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU..)
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To: Army Air Corps
The FN pretty much runs on that platform.

I kinda like the idea of an FN Party:

29 posted on 03/31/2014 10:43:49 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Mount Athos

As long as they are “Girondists” and not “Jacobins”. “a bas les aristos”!


30 posted on 04/01/2014 3:30:28 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Jimmy Valentine

A lot of them are “muslims”.

p.s. girondists advocated initiating a massive war against many countries to spread the revolution


31 posted on 04/01/2014 3:36:12 AM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: OneWingedShark

There ya go!


32 posted on 04/01/2014 4:50:53 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Why not hope both gain? Why should it be a contest.

Obama's promise was HOPE and CHANGE. I can see that you didn't get his message either.

33 posted on 04/01/2014 1:21:33 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: OneWingedShark
I think cloudmountain meant the comment ["You may be right. I hope not."] in reply to this portion of my own post: "any republican victory may well be meaningless given that party's near-uniform lack of drive for stated platform-planks. "

What I meant to say is that I hope the GOP gets its act together all the way around. I hope it will have a clear, lucid, meaningful, pro-USA platform that we can all like and vote for.

Thanks for the opportunity to clarify myself.

34 posted on 04/01/2014 2:14:12 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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