That Didn’t Take Long… Obama Invites French Socialist Hollande to White House This Month


Supporters of Francois Hollande, Socialist Party candidate for the 2012 French presidential election, celebrate during a rally at Place de la Bastille in Paris May 6, 2012. France voted in elections on Sunday and Francois Hollande becomes the nation’s first Socialist president in 17 years. Sign reads, in reference to a quote by President Sarkozy, “Go away stupid idiot”. (REUTERS/Charles Platiau)

Barack Obama invited the new socialist President-elect Francois Hollande to the White House later this month.
The AFP reported:

President Barack Obama invited French president-elect Francois Hollande to the White House later this month, expressing hope the pair would work “closely,” a spokesman said Sunday.

In a telephone call to congratulate Hollande on his election victory, Obama “indicated that he looks forward to working closely with Mr Hollande and his government on a range of shared economic and security challenges,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said in a statement.

Obama and Hollande “each reaffirmed the important and enduring alliance between the people of the United States and France,” the statement read.

The US president is due to host the leaders of the Group of Eight rich nation’s club at his Camp David retreat in Maryland between May 18-19, followed by the NATO transatlantic alliance summit in Chicago on May 20-21.

In his call to Hollande, Obama “proposed that they meet beforehand at the White House” for a bilateral meeting, Carney said.

Stocks plummeted tonight after the socialist party won in France.

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  • Carbon Pootprint

    yAY We can have everything for Freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    good luck with that

  • Bill Mitchell

    Truly amazing. The French have lost their minds. This is their thinking:

    “Let’s tax the hell out of the rich and hard-working so the young and lazy can have lots of free stuff!”

    Seriously? And what is the motivation of the rich and hard working to keep working hard if they have to give 75% of what they make to your lazy asses? Don’t they see this? Can they possibly be THIS stupid.

    The most amazing part is that Liberals actually really believe that THEY are smart and Conservatives are dumb. If it weren’t so scary it would be hilarious.

  • TheresaAK

    “His” Camp David Retreat? Wow…

  • Bill Mitchell

    This is actually great for Romney. He can point to France and say, “See America? Is THIS what you want? Do you want to BE France?” Elect Barack Obama to a second term and you will BE France.

  • Justice Beaver

    Turds of a feather…

  • Redwine

    Stupid France. The Red-Green alliance will destroy what little is left of the republic.

    We have to become more visible in making the case for conservative issues and our support for Romney. He’s been saying and doing all the right things lately. We need to back him up – and watch his back.

  • TrickyDick

    I would actually enjoy watching the inevitable fall of Frances economy into a depression if I didn’t know it will adversely afect our own.

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  • Sasja

    If we don’t get Zero out in Nov, we can follow France, and the rest of the EU, off the cliff.
    FORWARD!

    I wonder if after at least two years the French will start to have buyers remorse.
    If the wealthy are smart, they will leave post haste. Bit of news re Hollande and the Rottweiler, as she is called.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2139237/Francois-Hollandes-wife-Valerie-Trierweiler-wants-Frances-new-First-Lady.html

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  • Kermit T. Frog

    CommieBamma invites flaming socialist to White House… Never saw that one coming.

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  • Sasja

    I had to be dragged kicking and screaming to Romney’s camp, and am still not comfortable with him yet. To start, I have stopped referring to him as Mittens and am prepared to work tirelessly to get him elected in Nov. Redwine is right. We do need to back him up, and have his back. Not feeling anxious most times worrying about the future of our great Republic would be a great relief.

  • Economan

    The French and the idiots who voted for Obama have something in common, a bad case of stupidity. Can’t those French just look at what Obama has done to our economy?

    Good luck dumb-asses!

  • Maxwell Jump

    Hollande got the kids vote. Yay. A couple of years from now, after they get handed the bill for what their votes have wrought, I wonder if they’ll still be cheering? Tho I imagine it’s kinda hard to cheer while wearing a burka.

  • lizzy84

    Note the Algerian, Moroccan, Tunisian and Palestinian flags on display in the Place de la Bastille to celebrate the Socialist victory in France:
    http://islamversuseurope.blogspot.com/

    France is circling down the drain.

  • Multitude

    I need to warn my fellow GWP’ers that they’re quite possibly misreading both the Sarkozy loss, as well as the coming Romney-Repeat.

    Bill Mitchell writes above:

    “Let’s tax the hell out of the rich and hard-working so the young and lazy can have lots of free stuff!”

    There are a few who feel this way, but very few and insignificant. We groan when Obama utters the latest strawman by saying “There are some who say that… ” and inserts an insanely outlandish claim, to which he is the moderating position. Let’s not do that ourselves either. Most Occupiers I know personally do not embrace this position. Most Tea Partiers do not embrace the Klan (as DHS, Napolitano, Holder, the New York Times, the Democratic Party, and others in the manufactured media insist).

    Sarkozy lost France because he proved that he too is just another paid-off political whore who has continued the looting of France for the purpose of empowering global elites. Consider this thought: the only difference between American Republicans and Democrats is who each bribes and pays off to continue power while they strip the place bare. Bush and Obama are no different in that both took on insane amounts of debt so that the assets accumulated could be transferred to those who backed them. Both signed IOUs that pledged the American people to pay back to China and elsewhere that they borrowed and gave to their fat-cat friends.

    France is no different. Sarkozy came in promising reform, but did the same thing Bush II did (and McCain certainly would have done). The American people threw out Bush. The French threw out Sarkozy. Obama is probably next, but electing Romney will probably be the death of the Republican party. Hey… I know, we’re all screwed now. You Romney folks voted for him, and the Tea Party spread its votes across too many candidates. Our failure is a consequence of our stupidity as a people.

    The French people see their country being given over to Islamists, to global elites, and they rejected the latest set. They’ll certainly fail once again, embracing hard-left Socialists. But what else can they do?

    Nobody speaks for us anymore. We’re the sheep in the slaughterhouse.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    Birds of a feather…

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  • Economan

    Whatever Sarkozy was, the answer is never Socialism. They will go from bad to worse and in the end they will only have themselves to blame if they even have the courage for that.

  • bigL

    France owes the uSA a lot of money. We havedefended these folks for 60 yrs. The defense of europe has been paid for by the uSA while they spent money on themselves.

  • bg

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    hope they’ll be careful in what they wish for, oh wait..

    ==

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    One good thing to say about France’s socialists – they don’t try to BS their electorate by calling themselves “Democrats”.

  • bobdog

    Not a good place to be if you’re a wealthy frog. Here comes Le Terror, all over again.

    The real trouble comes as soon as they spend all money they confiscate from the rich, which will only take a few months. Without capital formation, France is doomed, and they’ll probably take the rest of Europe with them.

    Madame du Farge is starting a new sweater. A big one.

  • bobdog

    Uh, make that Madame Defarge… Must. Remember. Spellcheck….

    And you’re right, Jim. Dow futures are down 132 at midnight.

    That would mean the market will open down about 150 or so at the open if it doesn’t change by morning. If you’re in the market, grab your ankles.

  • Tim in Cali

    Didn’t the French succumb to Socialist twice last century…how’d that turn out ?

  • Tim in Cali

    Those women look real happy to be getting free condoms…i bet they’re thinking they get a free condominium..Oh well,Milton Bradley,start printing out more fake money

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  • Jeff

    What else is new in France?

  • Bogdan from Australia

    LE GRANDE MERDE!!!

  • Bogdan from Australia

    The joy of an alcoholic who won the drinking competition…

  • Bogdan from Australia

    The gratitude of a drug abuser for the free stash…

  • Bogdan from Australia

    The joy of a deviatee binging on his own excrements…

  • Bogdan from Australia

    The joy of a whore for her business being taken over by the pimp…

  • « Les merguez c’est maintenant ! »

  • Bogdan from Australia

    Train Le Grand Vitese envers marais…

  • Bogdan from Australia

    Political self multilation of GUN DROPPERS…

  • Limousine Barry

    This shows that my policies are working… in France!

    Long live Karl Marx.

    Four more years!

    Four more years!

  • squeaky

    [Left-leaning daily Liberation ran the headline “Normal!” a reference to the new president’s image as a man of the people.] it’s one thing to make mistakes but another to have to live with them. i don’t think hollande will be the only one on a short honeymoon………that man of the people angle seems eerily familiar – cue the twilight zone theme.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/07/us-france-election-projections-idUSBRE8450AR20120507?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Reuters%2FworldNews+%28Reuters+World+News%29

  • Lightwave

    The Hollande government won’t last the year. Either the French wealthy all leave for Britain and Switzerland from the 90% tax burden to pay for everything and the economy collapses, or the French riot when they realize Hollande can’t deliver on his promises.

    You thought the daily trucking stoppages and general strikes were bad under Sarko? Wait until the Mooslims in Paris revolt when they realize they can take down all of the E.U. by toppling the French government…and the U.S. economy with it.

  • Nick

    Boy people need to get over themselves. He is the president of the USA. Its his job to contact the leaders of other nations and maintain good relations regardless of the party in that country. A bunch of complaints from a bunch of nobodies with nothing better to do. This is completely ridiculous. If he didn’t contact leaders then you would be attacking him for that. He is darned if he does, darned if he doesn’t. He is attacked for doing his job. Isn’t that what you limited thinking people want?

  • bigL

    looks like war is coming. Invest in barricades and old tires to burn. The French are about to riot.
    man the barricades. Sacre bleu~!
    REmember the disgraceful support for the coup in Honduras. the US-Obama and Hillary supported Zelaya the head of the coup.

  • 1RedBeard

    Why are we bashing the French voters for installing a socialist scumbag as president? Our own moronic voters did the same thing in 2008.

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  • squeaky

    from a commentor at right scoop by way of bad blue……….
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiGg8D4hFLc&feature=youtu.be

  • Say what you will about the French, at least their socialists admit that they are socialsts.

  • 1RedBeard

    Yes, there is something to be said for honesty, a quality sorely lacking in the Obama cabal.

  • Happy Fun Ball

    Le foto of Julia et Juliet, wanting le free stuff.

  • John

    Since they are both Socialist they should have a lot to talk about, you know compare notes, lies and so forth. The Frenchman maybe able to explan to the American what telling the truth is and how it feels.

  • Dylan

    #44 – EXCELLENT POINT!!

    If Barry spent less time on the golf course and vacationing all over the world, and more time getting our country out of debt and back to the great place it once was, he would not have time to socialize with the socialists.

  • crackermike

    Maybe the wife of the new French Socialist is an ugly cow that would make even Michelle the fat ass Wookie look good standing next to her. Sarkozy’s wife made Obama’s wife look like a plow horse standing next to a Kentucky Derby winner. Thus the immediate invitation.

  • jbinnout

    Really glad it was too cool to go sleeveless.

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  • Jeff

    This is what you would expect in France where there are more people on the take than those who make. Expect socialism expect big government. We are getting to that folks that is why Obama is working feverishly to destroy capitalism and make people want the government to take care of them. That is his vision for the new America. Perpetual voting block for the democrats.

  • Patty

    Why the French Love Obama

    {..}

    It is a bad sign when French politicians express admiration for an American president’s policies. Such praise does not indicate a shift in Gallic thinking, but rather recognition that the White House has adopted the kind of extreme, anti-free market approach that the French Left finds palatable. Paul Roderick Gregory argues that “in a side-by-side comparison” of Mr Obama and Mr Hollande are “difficult to differentiate”. Then Gregory cites 11 areas where Mr Obama’s and Mr Hollande’s ideas intersect. These include stimulus spending, raising taxes and demonising big business. Hollande has even borrowed Mr Obama’s electioneering tactics.

    For the French Left, President Obama is the acceptable face of the United States – a class warrior who backs the redistribution of wealth, stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the unions and attacks big business. If Hollande wins the presidential race, expect a warm relationship between the French Socialists and the “progressive” big government Obama administration. The former looks to Washington for support in its calls for larger Eurozone bailouts.

    Barack Obama may well have found himself a new best friend in Europe – one that backs a crippling 75 percent top-rate tax, and will need the support of the French communists to secure victory over Nicolas Sarkozy in the second round.

    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/nilegardiner/100152177/why-french-socialists-love-barack-obama/

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  • Steve

    I don’t get the hate that people spew out when they use the term “socialist”. Jesus was a socialist, if you don’t believe it read the book of John.

  • bg

    ++

    re: Ryan #48 May 7, 2012 at 7:19 am

    US Socialists (by any other name)

    please scroll both threads from top to bottom for much more ie:, thanks..

    ==

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