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Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election

Posted by bingbong on Sun May 6 14:27:11 2012

Per AP.

No more economy crushing austerity. Good for the French.

Ok Olog....time to freak out.

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Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election

Posted by bingbong on Sun May 6 14:32:26 2012, in response to Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election, posted by bingbong on Sun May 6 14:27:11 2012.

Per AP: Sarkosy has just conceded.

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Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election

Posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Sun May 6 14:45:04 2012, in response to Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election, posted by bingbong on Sun May 6 14:27:11 2012.

Socialism crushed their economy. See Spain. Really, I don't give a crap. If France wants to commit suicide, fine. We can get our railcars from Japan and Canada.

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Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election

Posted by vfrt on Sun May 6 14:57:46 2012, in response to Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Sun May 6 14:45:04 2012.

Sarkozy has conceded. This could be a great opportunity for the US to attract business from France.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/07/world/europe/hollande-and-sarkozy-in-crucial-runoff-in-france.html?hp

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Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election

Posted by JayZeeBMT on Sun May 6 15:00:43 2012, in response to Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Sun May 6 14:45:04 2012.

There was over 80% voter turnout in France. Unlike here in the US, people in Europe are active participants in the political process, voting diligently and often. This is the kind of voter involvement we should have here at home. Francois Hollande, the Socialist President-elect, understood this and appealed directly to the voters who were looking for change in government. This is how democracy is supposed to work.

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Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election

Posted by JayZeeBMT on Sun May 6 15:02:24 2012, in response to Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election, posted by bingbong on Sun May 6 14:27:11 2012.

There are now calls for early elections in Israel (from Netanyahu) and Greece (from just about everybody). The Left seems to be in the ascendant in geopolitics.

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Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election

Posted by WMATAGMOAGH on Sun May 6 15:11:28 2012, in response to Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election, posted by JayZeeBMT on Sun May 6 15:02:24 2012.

You clearly don't understand why Netanyahu is calling early elections. It has nothing to do with an ascendant Israeli left wing, because the left wing parties that make up the opposition right now have been pretty irrelevant as of late. In fact, it is quite the opposite, he is calling elections because he and his government are popular, so they are trying to maximize on that popularity to be reelected.

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Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election

Posted by JayZeeBMT on Sun May 6 15:13:29 2012, in response to Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election, posted by WMATAGMOAGH on Sun May 6 15:11:28 2012.

We'll see what develops.

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Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election

Posted by WMATAGMOAGH on Sun May 6 15:23:01 2012, in response to Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election, posted by JayZeeBMT on Sun May 6 15:13:29 2012.

That doesn't change Netanyahu's rationale for calling for early elections, nor does it change the fact that the Israeli left is largely irrelevant these days.

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Re: The Nazi projected loser in French runoff election

Posted by Rockparkman on Sun May 6 15:26:52 2012, in response to Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election, posted by bingbong on Sun May 6 14:27:11 2012.

Time for Britain to fall into line.

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Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election

Posted by Rockparkman on Sun May 6 15:28:40 2012, in response to Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Sun May 6 14:45:04 2012.

If the non productive rich don't want to pull their weight, BANKRUPT THEM. The IRS is here to HELP.

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Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election

Posted by Rockparkman on Sun May 6 15:29:39 2012, in response to Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election, posted by vfrt on Sun May 6 14:57:46 2012.

NO, ASSHOLE.

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Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election

Posted by Spider-Pig on Sun May 6 15:34:50 2012, in response to Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election, posted by WMATAGMOAGH on Sun May 6 15:11:28 2012.

LOL! PWN3D!

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Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election

Posted by Rockparkman on Sun May 6 15:38:00 2012, in response to Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election, posted by vfrt on Sun May 6 14:57:46 2012.

The "freedom" of capital flight is the problem. If a business trise to undercut European Recovery by "taking their ball and going home" it is the duty of our government to punish their shockholders. DESTROY THIS SO CALLED FREEDOM. Freedom is being able do things like photographing trains without some gutless coward pig or gutless coward pig lover getting in your face, not about fat cats sabotaging the world economy for the Communist Chinese.

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Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election

Posted by bingbong on Sun May 6 15:48:38 2012, in response to Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Sun May 6 14:45:04 2012.

Spain was doing just fine WRT its budget and domestic spending. They had a surplus. Real estate speculation took them down. Then austerity was demanded of them, and the whole thing fell apart. Now they're into a double dip.


Electing "Bain" will make US look like Spain. Don't think I want that....

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Re: The Nazi projected loser in French runoff election

Posted by bingbong on Sun May 6 15:51:03 2012, in response to Re: The Nazi projected loser in French runoff election, posted by Rockparkman on Sun May 6 15:26:52 2012.

They're getting close to a no confidence vote,as they too fall into their own austerity generated recession.

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Re: The Nazi projected loser in French runoff election

Posted by Rockparkman on Sun May 6 15:58:23 2012, in response to Re: The Nazi projected loser in French runoff election, posted by bingbong on Sun May 6 15:51:03 2012.

Keynes WORKS. Not what the Nazis call "freedom"

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Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election

Posted by SelkirkTMO on Sun May 6 18:37:40 2012, in response to Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Sun May 6 14:45:04 2012.

Ummm ... no. The socialist got elected because they had enough of their own republican types over there. The whole "conservative agenda" has come home to roost.

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Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election

Posted by FYBklyn1959 on Sun May 6 20:20:37 2012, in response to Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election, posted by bingbong on Sun May 6 14:27:11 2012.

Aww, looks like one less hot First Lady :(





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Re: Sarkozy projected loser in French runoff election

Posted by Olog-hai on Sun May 6 20:36:01 2012, in response to Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election, posted by bingbong on Sun May 6 14:27:11 2012.

What's to freak out about? One's the same as the other, over there.

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Re: Sarkozy projected loser in French runoff election

Posted by Olog-hai on Sun May 6 20:37:39 2012, in response to Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Sun May 6 14:45:04 2012.

Alstom's a minority player on US rails. Comet V still burns.

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Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election

Posted by Train Dude on Sun May 6 20:49:54 2012, in response to Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Sun May 6 14:45:04 2012.

French need socialism. The french are weak and feckless humans who capitulated to the Germans barely a whimper (The French resistance not withstanding). They need cradle to grave supervision. Send in the cake.

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Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election

Posted by SelkirkTMO on Sun May 6 20:51:47 2012, in response to Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election, posted by Train Dude on Sun May 6 20:49:54 2012.

Figures you'd admire the Germans ...

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Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election

Posted by Fred G on Sun May 6 22:43:20 2012, in response to Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election, posted by SelkirkTMO on Sun May 6 20:51:47 2012.

Doesn't everybody? Oh....

your pal,
Fred

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Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election

Posted by SelkirkTMO on Sun May 6 22:44:40 2012, in response to Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election, posted by Fred G on Sun May 6 22:43:20 2012.

Heh. :)

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Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election

Posted by Spider-Pig on Mon May 7 03:12:57 2012, in response to Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election, posted by Train Dude on Sun May 6 20:49:54 2012.

LOL!

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Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election

Posted by TERRapin station on Mon May 7 06:34:27 2012, in response to Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election, posted by WMATAGMOAGH on Sun May 6 15:23:01 2012.

Why can't jayzeebmt admit that he was wrong?

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Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election

Posted by TERRapin station on Mon May 7 06:35:07 2012, in response to Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election, posted by WMATAGMOAGH on Sun May 6 15:11:28 2012.

Pwn3d so bad it hurts!!!!!

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Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election

Posted by JayZeeBMT on Mon May 7 07:29:49 2012, in response to Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election, posted by TERRapin station on Mon May 7 06:34:27 2012.

I've noticed that you seldom, if ever, start a thread here or express an opinion of your own that others can respond to or rebut. Instead, you troll and ridicule people. I wonder why that is?

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Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election

Posted by SMAZ on Mon May 7 09:48:09 2012, in response to Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Sun May 6 14:45:04 2012.

We could ony wish that we had their economy.

They haven't had a a Socialist win in 24 years. Besides Switzerland, France has the LEAST socialist economy in Western Europe.

Your ignorance on these matters exceed even Olog's.

Hollande sucks anyway.
Apparently Sarkozy sucked even more.


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Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election

Posted by SMAZ on Mon May 7 09:55:08 2012, in response to Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election, posted by JayZeeBMT on Sun May 6 15:00:43 2012.

Yes, it's how it's supposed to work but this was an entire anti-Sarkozy reaction, not a pro-Hollande one.

This guy will be just as unpopuar.

Had he not been a criminal, Dominique Strauss-Kahn was the only hope for a coherent center-left policy in France.

The center-right UMP continues to have the majority in Parliament.

France does not operate on the parliamentary system like most European countries.
It's closer to the American system where you can have divided government.

He will have to appoint a conservative PM to run the day-to-day stuff. Essentially a co-President.

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So Much for Israeli Elections (WAS Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election)

Posted by WMATAGMOAGH on Tue May 8 02:42:33 2012, in response to Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election, posted by JayZeeBMT on Sun May 6 15:02:24 2012.

JPost article

And Nathan, this is NOT a sign of an ascendant Israeli left, but I await your attempts at trying to claim otherwise. In fact, it is quite the opposite, it is very unclear to me what Kadima gets out of this aside from avoiding potential slaughter in the elections.

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Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election

Posted by Dan Lawrence on Sun May 13 21:54:00 2012, in response to Re: Sarkosy projected loser in French runoff election, posted by JayZeeBMT on Mon May 7 07:29:49 2012.

That's SOP of the Turtle.

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