May 06, 2007

The Angry Left international style

Some folks are watching the presidential election in France where -- believe it or not -- pro-American right-of-center Nicolas Sarkozy is expected to win. This doesn't sit well with the "International DU crowd":

Tony Essono, 32, an unemployed economist whose parents emigrated from Cameroon before he was born, said that despite years of anger and discrimination, people in La Courneuve were willing to put their faith in the ballot box "because they understand they can change something" by voting. But, he added, "if Sarkozy is elected, it means we haven't been heard, and we'll trash everything." (Link.)

Um, actually it means you HAVE been heard, Tony. But your "voice" didn't have enough support, apparently. And looks like France's problem of not assimilating immigrants is gonna lead to Third World solutions to being beat at the ballot box.

Wait -- Third World solutions? That's exactly what Socialist candidate Ségolène Royal is helping to foment if her rival is elected!

"Choosing Nicolas Sarkozy would be a dangerous choice," Royal told the radio station RTL.

"It is my responsibility today to warn people of the risk of his candidacy concerning the violence and brutality that would be unleashed in the country," she said, suggesting that unrest was especially likely in the volatile suburbs that were the site of rioting in 2005.

Isn't that special. Well, she is a socialist, after all. And here I thought the moonbats over here with their specious complaints about conservatives "stealing elections" were nutty enough. At least post-election violence is still relatively unheard of.

(h/t: Taranto and The Corner.)

Posted by Hube at May 6, 2007 10:16 AM | TrackBack

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If the right-winger wins, will the crybaby right-wing blogosphere quit their ridiculous pissing contest in their fight against all things French? I guess they'll have to find a new country to so childishly hate.

I mean, at least the left-wingers have a viable excuse for hating America!!!! ;-)

Posted by: Mike Matthews at May 6, 2007 12:55 PM

Well, Mdme. Royal might be an idiot, but Sarkozy DID say some very unfine things in the last years. He's a bit of a racist among other things. And of course a hardcore nationalist. Do not expect that guy to have great love for the USA or another country.

Posted by: Axel M. Gruner at May 6, 2007 06:26 PM

Yeah, we already know what extreme nationalism can do: lead a country to war with Iraq!

Posted by: Mike Matthews at May 6, 2007 08:37 PM