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Obama calls new French President-elect Hollande
Associated Press ^ | May 6, 2012

Posted on 05/06/2012 4:16:56 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has called France's new president-elect to congratulate him on winning Sunday's election.

The White House says Obama told Hollande that he looks forward to working with him on a range of shared economic and security challenges.

(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: franceelection; hollande; obamacallshollande; sarkozy

1 posted on 05/06/2012 4:17:03 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama congratulates a fellow socialist.
2 posted on 05/06/2012 4:18:29 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wow, what took him so long....


3 posted on 05/06/2012 4:21:40 PM PDT by mikrofon (Birds of a Feather)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

” Obama calls new French President-elect Hollande “

What was he supposed to call him??

;)


4 posted on 05/06/2012 4:22:40 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A socialist France is all the more reason to unseat Obama.


5 posted on 05/06/2012 4:25:13 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: citizencon

France has been socialist forever. This is not news. The Zero has to go, but this is not a change in France’s political landscape.


6 posted on 05/06/2012 4:28:09 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He probably told him, “I can spend more money than you can! Nyah, nyah!”


7 posted on 05/06/2012 4:29:35 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They can all go vacation in Cuba while getting the world’s best health care in beds beside Hugo.


8 posted on 05/06/2012 4:29:35 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The white race, that conquered of the world, that developed science and math, that took us to the moon and that split the atom, will now succumb to the disease of socialism and the world will revert to mud huts and short, brutish lives.

Farewell to the fair.

9 posted on 05/06/2012 4:31:16 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Typed using <FONT STYLE=SARCASM> unless otherwise noted)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The White House says Obama told Hollande that he looks forward to working with him on a range of shared economic and security challenges.

Well, since France is bankrupt too, I doubt Hollande can to anything to pull his emaciated arse out of the fire.

BTW, based on the S&P futures tonight, Ms. Market does not like this. Tomorrow may be an interesting day on Wall Street!

10 posted on 05/06/2012 4:32:01 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Bonjour, comrade Hollande. Forward!”


11 posted on 05/06/2012 4:32:12 PM PDT by Ironfocus (Unseat the Looter-in-Chief)
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To: SandRat

Oh I’m sure they had a good chin wag and a knees up laughing!


12 posted on 05/06/2012 4:36:13 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

Allah akbar!

....probably Obama’s first thoughts.


13 posted on 05/06/2012 4:39:19 PM PDT by himno hero (Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

"...did the new french president know that he dislocated an ear bone when the phone cord got tangled around his neck as he bowed?"

14 posted on 05/06/2012 4:42:59 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: SandRat

You’re right about that.

Idiot FRENCH.


15 posted on 05/06/2012 4:44:30 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I read this comment:

“Guess Euro elites will never learn. France will have to go down the tubes to learn the simple lesson that whatever you tax, you diminish. Humanity has countless lessons, but the impulse for power trumps experience and memory. You will elect another Socialist with predictable results.”

I would add one word. The impulse for power trumps experience and memory AND logic. I pray all the time we are never so stupid in America, but the left has spent years dumbing down American education, making us forget our roots and founding principles.


16 posted on 05/06/2012 4:50:13 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

Learn from the Welsh. Do what you must to preserve your language, culture and customs. Success in spite of oppression is the best revenge.


17 posted on 05/06/2012 4:54:25 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Pardon me, but do you have any Grey Poupon?

Sorry old chap, only Hollandaise.


18 posted on 05/06/2012 5:02:18 PM PDT by Reeses
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To: SandRat

Obama high-fived Hollande and thanked him for that great sauce he invented.


19 posted on 05/06/2012 5:04:02 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Free ThinkerNY; a fool in paradise
Oh, Morbier...


20 posted on 05/06/2012 5:05:17 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Reportedly, one of the first things he’s going to do is to impose a 75% tax on the rich.

So, he’s going to take a dying economy, and a dying country, and take it over the cliff a lot faster.

The guillotine should be brought back and used on the people who do the voting in France, since they’re the ones who have brought that country to its knees. If something is not working, doubling down to do more of it, is stupid and suicidal.

But, let’s see if the rich in France are just going to sit idly by and relinquish their wealth to the government. Interesting and dangerous times ahead.


21 posted on 05/06/2012 5:07:24 PM PDT by adorno
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To: Ironfocus

July 11, 2008

At town hall meeting in Powder Spring, Georgia on Tuesday, Obama said, “It’s embarrassing when Europeans come over here, they all speak English, they speak French, they speak German. And then we go over to Europe and all we can say is merci beaucoup, right?”


22 posted on 05/06/2012 5:10:22 PM PDT by xp38
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To: Revolting cat!

How can anyone govern a nation that has two hundred and forty-six different kinds of cheese?
Charles De Gaulle


23 posted on 05/06/2012 5:13:15 PM PDT by xp38
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To: Uncle Ike

Comrade.


24 posted on 05/06/2012 5:17:32 PM PDT by Kudsman (The troubles begin and end with the "Progressives" -1010RD)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

I sometimes wonder if science and technology weren’t the disease. Progress is evil.


25 posted on 05/06/2012 5:32:11 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I see that race of primate is back in power in France.


26 posted on 05/06/2012 5:46:45 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Paladin2

Maybe the cuban doctors can work on his shrinking problem. Maybe prescribe 50 cuban cigars a day?


27 posted on 05/06/2012 6:00:39 PM PDT by Surrounded_too
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To: SandRat
Obama congratulates a fellow socialist

Wonder if Obama told him he would more 'free' to help; after his re-Election, 2012.

28 posted on 05/06/2012 6:04:37 PM PDT by cricket (Calling Marco Rubio; Allen West. . .because they are NOT afraid.)
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To: Sooth2222
We need to work with France on 'security challenges'? REally? CAn only wonder what Obama has in mind. . .

Anytime a 'socialist' wins; it is a loss for our planet. Survival MO's shift; and we know; not for the better.

29 posted on 05/06/2012 6:08:03 PM PDT by cricket (Calling Marco Rubio; Allen West. . .because they are NOT afraid.)
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To: JLLH
France has been socialist forever. This is not news.

True; but there are degrees by enlightenment. . .will know more; when we see if Hollande expects the French to 'work' for their supper; and if the women can put their Burqua's back on; as they walk France's streets et al.

30 posted on 05/06/2012 6:17:45 PM PDT by cricket (Calling Marco Rubio; Allen West. . .because they are NOT afraid.)
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To: ichabod1
As does Obama which is why he shut down NASA.

I for one, will always stand fore square for progress in the real, not socialist sense.

Earth First! The other planets later.

31 posted on 05/06/2012 6:51:06 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Typed using <FONT STYLE=SARCASM> unless otherwise noted)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hollande ... isn't that some kind of sauce that French chefs smear over a cooked horse?

32 posted on 05/06/2012 7:03:46 PM PDT by Zakeet (Obama loves to wok dogs)
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To: cricket

It should get interesting... on both sides of the Atlantic.


33 posted on 05/06/2012 9:53:55 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: JLLH; Free ThinkerNY; Sooth2222; All
// Will we be paying for France too, 'eventually'? With 75% tax on 'Rich'; will the 'Rich' be fleeing by air and by Chunnel? And if so; to where? Our planet offering fewer options for 'living free'.// Summation from Daily Mail (via Hot Air) on Hollande's plan:(italics added)

The uncharismatic Mr Hollande, who has never held any ministerial office and is the first socialist to win the French presidency since Francois Mitterrand in 1988, has been an outspoken advocate of rewriting the plans to save the [Euro].

He wants a new ‘preamble’ written into the new European fiscal pact signed by 25 EU nations to water down calls for austerity measures.

He is demanding a change to strict rules which dictate how much member states can spend, without which most observers believe a new European economic crisis is inevitable.

After his victory he said that one of his priorities was to ‘preserve our social model’ – a reference to France’s generous welfare state.

The new president has pledged to spend an extra 20 billion euros in the years ahead to kickstart the economy and wants to slap a 75 per cent tax rate on those earning more than one million euros a year, or around £850,000.

Hmmm; nothing about preserving the 'cultural' model of France. Can only guess per Hollande; 'burqua's up'!

hotairlink

34 posted on 05/07/2012 9:34:34 AM PDT by cricket (Calling Marco Rubio; Allen West. . .because they are NOT afraid.)
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To: Revolting cat!

But don’t dare accuse this cheese eating surrender monkey a Socialist. The DNC nazionale democrat-socialists will haff none of dat talk!


35 posted on 05/07/2012 3:35:09 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama has cut and run from what he called "the right war".)
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