As you all probably know by now. Emmanuel “Mommy Issues” Macron has beaten Marine Le Pen in an electoral landslide in the French Elections today. All the jihadi attacks by The Religion of Peace made no difference to the French people, they want more of the same, and they will have it, that’s for sure.
Of course in keeping with true classless Hillary “Rotten” Clinton character the hack just couldn’t keep her big yapper shut when it came to the French Election. The so-called “champion of women” just couldn’t help but gloat and take a swipe at American President Donald Trump, about the myth the left has been perpetrating on the American people since the day right after the US 2016 election. Hey, if they believe a blowhard like Al Gore’s Global Warming myth, why not the myth that the Russians stole the election for Trump?
Hey Hillary “Cackles” Clinton, how concerned were you about democracy when your party robbed Senator Bernie Sanders of the nomination and installed a hack no one wanted like yourself? No one wanted your sorry self in 2008 or 2016… and don’t even get me started about your prospects for 2020.
French election: Macron defeats LePen — France’s next leader is no Hillary Clinton
“First of all, a sigh of relief is in order. The election of Marine Le Pen in France’s presidential election on Sunday would have been bad news for France, for the United States, and for the world. Le Pen is no friend of conservatism – instead, as my AEI colleague Marc Thiessen put it, she is “the left’s caricature of Trump come to life.”
At home, her agenda of economic protectionism and government-led reindustrialization would lead the French economy closer to a precipice of a disaster. She advocated the withdrawal of France from the common European currency. Sure, the introduction of the Euro might have been an instance of overreach by European leaders at the time. However, Frexit, which would have been likely accompanied by a default on France’s sovereign debt, could trigger a global financial panic of a magnitude far exceeding the experience of 2008 and 2009.
Le Pen’s ties to Moscow are well known, including €11m worth of loans from Russia. The hacking of the emails of the campaign of her opponent, Emmanuel Macron, revealed just before the end of the campaign, does not appear accidental. Le Pen repeatedly denied that there had been a Russian invasion of Ukraine and asserted that Crimea, annexed illegally by Vladimir Putin in 2014, “had always been Russian.”
Like the United States in 2016, France is living through a moment of public discontent with politics. The grievances behind the anger directed at the political class are real. Yet, those who are trying to draw parallels with the US election need to be careful. For one, Emmanuel Macron is no Hillary Clinton.
Sure, the 39-year old former banker and a graduate of one of the country’s most elite educational institutions, the Ecole nationale d’administration, might be seen vaguely as a member of the country‘s establishment. Yet, he does not exude entitlement nor does he have a corrupt, self-serving political dynasty behind him. Notwithstanding the WikiLeaks’ dump of 9 gigabytes of stolen data from servers of his campaign on Friday, the most controversial thing about France’s president-elect seems to be the fact that he is married to his high school teacher, 24 years his elder.
None of this is meant to suggest that Macron’s decisive victory on Sunday is in itself a cause for celebrations. Just like in the case of former president Barack Obama, Macron’s biggest strength – the fact that people on the left and right are able to project their own ideas of hope and renewal on him – might easily become his biggest weakness.
In particular, unless the government he appoints moves aggressively to liberalize France’s labor markets, liberalize areas of the economy shielded from competition, and drive down the cost of doing business, the country will not see a return of economic dynamism. To be sure, France is far from being an economic basket case – its per capita income is comparable to that of the United Kingdom. However, with a growth rate of a mere 1.4 percent, the French economy is failing to generate economic opportunities. Since the onset of the crisis of 2008, youth unemployment has exceeded 20 percent and hundreds of thousands of particularly young French have left the country in search of jobs.
Red tape remains an acute problem too. According to the World Bank’s Doing Business project, France ranks 100th in the world in the ease of registering property, behind Uzbekistan and Burundi. If an entrepreneur in France buys a piece of real estate, he will spend three times as much time dealing with bureaucrats than in an average developed economy.
Among other promises, Macron has vowed to change all that and turn France into a much more flexible and dynamic place, friendly to entrepreneurs and start-ups. But the necessary reforms are going to upset influential interest groups, particularly trade unions. Unless he can seize the window of opportunity of the first months of his presidency to radically transform the French economy, his presidency risks being a simple continuation of the status quo. That would make a 2022 victory by a candidate of either the far left or the far-right inevitable.”
The Killary “Benghazi” Clintons of the world really need to get a clue as to what us Americans go through on a daily basis thanks to the regulations and tax burdens career politicians like yourself have put on us common folk. Maybe then you would start to understand why Donald Trump beat your sorry pantsuit behind. And don’t try to sell us on your butt ugly daughter Chelsea who has never been able to keep a real job. The one who said she doesn’t care about money but lives in a 3 million dollar penthouse in New York and had a 1 million dollar wedding? Yeah, that one!
So please go back under that rock you Clinton’s came from, or better yet, i’m sure France will take you in.
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