Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Trump's 100 days, elections in France and we remember Rick Monday in 1976

The Trump administration is trying to accomplish a couple of legislative victories this week, from tax reform to health care.........it is imperative for the GOP to put some points on the board soon........we remember the 41st anniversary of Rick Monday saving a US flag in the middle of a baseball game..........We will look at the elections in France.....all of the talk about the French Kennedy....what happens now?.............plus other stories.....

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More Kennedy comparisons, this time in France

Within minutes, many in the media were comparing Emmanuel Macron of France to the late President Kennedy:
Meanwhile, a vice president of the European Parliament has described Macron as a “French John F Kennedy” and said his first-round victory is good news for Europe.
Alexander Lambsdorff, a German liberal politician, said Sunday’s result was a victory for two protest candidates. 
He described Le Pen as “a nationalist, a racist – I know the woman from the European Parliament, a very unpleasant person”.
Lambsdorff told German television on Monday that he hopes Macron, “this independent, fresh French John F Kennedy, if you like, succeeds in setting policy with his ideas”.
Wonder how long before they call Miss Le Pen “Le Nixon”!
It goes beyond France.  Back in 1994, a 40-something Mexican presidential candidate was assassinated during a campaign stop in a northern state.  Later that evening, I tuned in to a TV station from Mexico, and it didn’t take long for the panel to refer to him as “el Kennedy mejicano.”  I think the panel confused Bobby, shot during a campaign, and John, who was killed as president.  Let’s overlook that!
Of course, the late John F. Kennedy had very little in common with a left-of-center French politician in 2017.  My guess is that the late President Kennedy would have agreed with Miss Le Pen that Mr. Macron is weak on fighting terror.
We will never know for sure, but it is amazing how every 40-something political figure of the left is now the new Kennedy.  Of course, Kennedy was not really from the left, but we will leave that one to historians.
Let the French elect another leader who doesn’t have the courage to deal with their structural problems: no babies, an unsustainable welfare state, and an immigration policy creating chaos within its boundaries.
If elected, Macron will be highly unpopular in months, and some French leftist will regret that he isn’t more like Kennedy!
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