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Voila! Hooray for Macron!

by Dog Gone on May 7, 2017 · 1 comment

A little Edith Piaf, then maybe I’ll add a good video of the Marseilles. If the numbers improve appreciably, I may throw in some dubbed Jerry Lewis.

 

Why the celebration?

 

Because in an election that for some time had been polled as possibly close, or with a tRump like win for Le Pen,, but it did not happen.  With fears that the French equivalent of the disastrous Fascism of the fairly far right wing nut, a leader also controlled by Putin and backed by Russia, trying to pull off an inside take over of the government of one of the more significant member countries of both NATO and the EU, this mattered.  This mattered very much.

 

It has been said in the past that ‘X’ number of Frenchmen (and women) can’t be wrong, to which the comedic rebuttal has often been that all those Frenchies couldn’t be right, just look at their fandom of Jerry Lewis (hugely popular in his day).

 

Marine Le Pen has lost, lost big, lost (as of the count as I write this) 65.1% for Emannuel Macron to 34.9%  for the perennial fascist.

 

Or if I vilify female Nazi wannabees, to ape a turn of phrase from the male chauvinist pig/cochon,  Rush Limbaugh,”Femi-fascista” Le Pen.

No Frexit (French Brexit) now, no pull out of NATO either. No governmental racist policies — and for a country that includes the Dreyfus affair in its history, that is saying something.

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