Be Careful What You Wish for, Monsieur Hollande
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  • Kenny

    France is a pipsqueak going up against Germany and the U.S.

    Hollande has a weak hand. So what’s he going to do, stamp his feet is a hussy fit when he doesn’t get his way.

  • Kris

    “Ostentatious quarrels with les Allemands, les Anglais, and les Américains are cheap and reliable crowd pleasers.”

    Not to mention les Boches, les Rosbeefs, and les Amerloques.

    By the way, if any of you disagree with the Socialist Hollande’s platform, you should see those of the parties to his left.

  • Eurydice

    Well, I imagine if France really does want that humanitarian war in Mali, they’ll have to do some kissing up to the US and UK.

  • He sounds like Obama II

  • Jim.

    He could get rid of the VAT and restructure France’s tax code to be more like America’s, which takes a larger percentage of its governing budget from top earners.

    No, wait, that’s not a cheap and empty victory. Not going to happen.

    It would be superbly ironic if the victory of a French socialist government were to guarantee the ultimate crisis and then collapse of Eurosocialism, and for good measure the collapse of the Blue Model in America, as Romney gets elected on a wave of “We-don’t-want-to-be-Europe” sentiment.

  • rkka

    “… he will have to watch the pennies and cut his costs just like a conservative.”

    Or he can adopt the Red Model and wage two wars, financing them with tax cuts.

  • ErisGuy

    No comedian can tell better jokes than life. May the French live with the joys of French democracy. I insist on it.

    “Or he can adopt the Red Model and wage two wars, financing them with tax cuts”

    Stalin never waged wars with tax cuts. In the Red Model, workers would pretend to work and Hollande would pretend to pay them.

  • rkka

    “Stalin never waged wars with tax cuts.”

    President Dubya, from the Red State of Texas, did.

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