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Macron’s Popularity Plummets
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  • Beauceron

    I read an interesting article earlier that said the French had also gotten annoyed with Macron’s penchant for grandiose displays– and apparently his dressing up in military uniform despite being the first president since WWII with no military service (yes, even Hollande served) has rubbed citizens the wrong way. The fact that he donned a too tight flight suit didn’t help matters.

    But he was always going to swim upstream. I’ve seen this time and time again in France, where they know reforms are needed, but as soon as the president makes an attempt everyone erupts in protest.

    I just read it as the West decaying at an ever increasing rate. Paralyzed, myopic, torpid, enchanted with faddish social theory, willing to let clownish pundits hold sway over policy. Unable to even save itself.

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    • FriendlyGoat

      A person who never served in uniform should never wear one. First rule of sense, no? But, France is still better off for skipping Le Pen.

    • Andrew Allison

      A picture worth a thousand words, one of which would be peacock.

    • tellourstory

      *Looks at picture*
      Boy, you weren’t kidding when you said too tight. I think the acronym TMI puts it nicely.

  • Andrew Allison

    Another Boy Wonder bites the dust. You’d think after the sorry parade of Obama, Renzi, Trudeau and latterly Macron that voters would wise up. But in defense of the French, they voted against Le Pen rather than for Macron

    • RedWell

      Ah yes, Obama, that middle-aged boy of two terms whose approval ratings rarely dipped below Trump’s highest numbers.

      • Dale Fayda

        Ah, those Obama approval ratings… Feel free to bask in the memories, as the Democrat party loses yet another governorship to the GOP, giving the Dems the lowest total since the 20’s. Compete Democrat decimation at the state and local level, but hey, that Obama sure was popular!

  • Angel Martin

    Maybe the boy wonder needs to simplify his “complex thoughts” so mere mortals can understand them.

    • Pete

      Macron needs to simplify his “complex thoughts” so he can understand them.

  • Pete

    The status quo is powerful. In fact, it may well have a death grip on many Western societies which maybe only a major upheaval can break.

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