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#121 User is offline   Azath Vitr (D'ivers 

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 05:23 PM

View PostMalankazooie, on 24 April 2022 - 05:02 PM, said:

Hey, sup? Also, what's up in France? How are things predicted to go down today?


Macron will probably win... early reports of relatively low turnout seemed concerning, but it's now looking like turnout won't be low.

He's a bit like Bill Clinton (lurching the center left to the right), but with Hillary's likability (if Hillary were better looking and more charismatic, but meaner and more condescending)... and triangulating with the 'culture war' far right.

'No French president has been the object of such intense dislike among significant segments of the population as [...] Macron — [...] his image as an elitist out of touch with the ordinary French people whose pensions and work protections he has threatened in his efforts to make the economy more investor-friendly.

Even Macron enthusiasts wince at what have become known as his "little phrases": dismissive remarks to voters who bemoan their circumstances, or sometimes about less successful people in general.

"Like when he told someone, 'You're searching for a job? Just cross the street and you'll find one,'" [...]

Just how deep that loathing runs will be a critical factor — perhaps even the decisive one[...]

[...] given the choice between a president they find disdainful and a far-right candidate they find detestable, many French voters may just stay home, or even vote for Ms. Le Pen, tipping the scales in a close election.

[...] he little phrases had been "catastrophic" in forging Mr. Macron's image[...]

[...] "It's about the relationship between a disdainful elite and a society that is disdained,"'

Live Updates: Voting Underway as France Chooses Between Macron and Le Pen - The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Marine Le Pen Would Destroy French Democracy (jacobinmag.com)

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#122 User is offline   Macros 

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 06:40 PM

He has it won, but only 58%

I would say scary plus for the far right on their gains, but don't know the actual numbers of ballots submitted, a lot of people not arsed voting from what I can gather
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Posted 24 April 2022 - 07:12 PM

View PostMacros, on 24 April 2022 - 06:40 PM, said:

He has it won, but only 58%

I would say scary plus for the far right on their gains, but don't know the actual numbers of ballots submitted, a lot of people not arsed voting from what I can gather

I mean, Le Pen had been inching closer every time they've had an election, first the dad and layer the daughter. There is a lot of anti-Muslim sentiment in France (you could argue that the committee secularisation of the country might have something to do with that but I doubt Christians are getting as much hate).

The right wing has always been quick to capitalise on populist hate rhetoric and I worry that Macron, who lets face it is not as exciting or progressive as he may have seemed at one point, is not going to be able to hold off le Pen or whoever steps into her shoes should she not continue...
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Posted 29 April 2022 - 06:33 PM

Macron won't get a 3rd term, so he'll need a charismatic successor

Le Pen wants to convert her popularity into a parliamentary win. Let's see how that goes...
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Posted 28 May 2022 - 12:27 AM

* "All night partying, with karaoke."

- What do you think de peefle's go to was? My guess is I want it All by Queen.

* "Drunken staff getting sick and fighting with each other."

* "Downing street walls stained with red wine."

* "Disrespect towards security and cleaning staff."

* "We seemed to have gotten away with it."
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Posted 28 May 2022 - 08:02 AM

Just another show of fuck you all we don't care, good to see them following party lines (of coke I would assume)
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Posted 30 May 2022 - 04:20 AM

How much longer does duh-peefill hang on?

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