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The wave of disgust against the establishment, leftism, and a global progression of progressivism has reached tsunami strength. And the leftist liberal nutcake Marxist socialists are pissed.
On last Saturday's Constitution Radio with Douglas V. Gibbs (which airs Saturdays at 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Pacific) we briefly discussed the leftist riots rising in France. The first sentence of an article at the Wall Street Journal reads, "A week of social unrest at the edges of France’s capital has begun to resonate on the campaign trail as Marine Le Pen of the far-right National Front seized on the violence to rail against the country’s ruling class."
The rioting (violence by leftists is not "protests" when fires are lit, stones are thrown, and property damage is committed) smashed storefronts and burned vehicles. . . all because the socialist dream of utopia, which has failed miserably and is nothing more than shades of Soviet Russia, is being questioned by a candidate.
Le Pen is doing what Trump did. She's gaining ground against all odds, against all political conventional wisdom, and it has the leftist socialist elites in France nervous. . . and the mindless lemmings rioting.
The issue that launched Le Pen into a what is becoming a "movement" is immigration, the same concern that ignited Donald Trump's rise in the polls, and eventual election to the White House.
She’s quickly narrowing the gap to her rivals, and showing that she may be in the final tally come election day.
Le Pen has voiced a tough stance on the problems being created by Islamic refugees, and the increase of the terrorist threat in her country.
“It’s all about security,” said Bruno Jeanbart, director of OpinionWay. “Le Pen is benefiting from the fact that they’re all busy either bickering or unable to disentangle themselves from their many controversies.” A separate Harris poll showed that Le Pen is considered best placed to deal with security issues.
Jean-Christophe Cambadelis, secretary general of the Socialist Party, said that talks to unify the left would continue, but without sounding convinced. “We have no choice but to get on to face the right and far-right, or else we are out of the second round,” he said on France2 television.
The first round of elections will be on April 23, with the first and second place winners remaining in the race face off for a May 7 run-off.
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