Will The French Election Result Awaken Many Voters To Trump’s Comparable Threat?

By Donald A. Collins | 9 July 2024
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French President Macron took a big gamble and now has stopped the fascist takeover in France. In a 7/8/24 Washington Post story entitled “France election: Far right’s rise suffers unexpected blow as left surges” we learn that “Instead of ushering in France’s first far-right government since World War II, voters boosted the left and the center. But France may now face political paralysis.”

Read the full story here.

One of my friends, a retired former ambassador with many French contacts emailed me on 7/8 as follows:

Don, The French show us what real patriotism is. It happened before, some decades ago, when Marine Le Pen’s father ran. The parties came together and crushed him in the second round. Where are our patriots?

Egad this French election should alert the parallel possibilities on November 5th to the dullest blades among us.

For now if the plan–less anti Biden step–downers will stop their stupid complaints, Democrats could immediately get on the real task of destroying the planned Project 2025 Trump juggernaut that could get installed on November 5th! Don’t tell us you never heard about the Heritage Foundation plans for a fascist takeover of our country.

These pundits are likely right that Biden’s physical capacity is quite diminished but there is clear evidence that his mental acuity remains strong.

Representative James Clyburn says he would back Kamala Harris if Biden were to step down.

Fine, but why conjecture about that when she is already serving the team??

We don’t want to waste time now in getting after the fascist felon and at the same time try to unseat the man whose management got the US back on track after the disastrous Trump term!

If Biden’s health deteriorates into his 2nd term, Kamala will have been in training for over 4 years and the experienced solid team will be there to keep progress going forward on key issues like choice, climate change, gun control and even the hoped for chance to pick a new Supreme Court Justice!

What validity does saying his staff shielded Biden’s physical health when he was out in public often. Yes, he does show signs of physical lessening but not mental incompetence.

Being a decent, honorable Constitution backing candidate surely should be favored by most Americans. Or will it be? Biden’s continuing disparagement is not helpful and he is not going to cede his candidacy without a fight that will make more likely Trump wins.

There is huge disagreement about keeping Biden from bright savvy people, but I can’t agree that chucking Biden will not create animosity which in a tight race we cannot afford. Trump’s warts are so serious that anyone Democrats back fully should be able to beat him. This disputed opinion reminds us of Will Rogers he said “I am not a member of an organized party. I am a Democrat.”

Those Congressional Democrats running in tight races should be aware of the above tightness of time and the serious implications of delaying in coming together quickly now and getting down to campaigning in this gritty, tough race to save our democracy from the extreme right. Vive la France!!

Former US Navy officer, banker and venture capitalist, Donald A. Collins, a free lance writer living in Washington, DC, has spent over 50 years working for women’s reproductive health as a board member and/or officer of numerous family planning organizations including Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Guttmacher Institute, Family Health International and Ipas. Yale under graduate, NYU MBA. He is the author of “From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013”, “Trump Becoming Macbeth: Will our democracy survive?”, “We Humans Overwhelm Our Earth: 11 or 2 Billion by 2100?”, “What Can Be Done Now to Save Habitable Life on Planet Earth?”, “Vote”, “Can Homo Sapiens Survive?”, “Will Choice and Democracy Win?”, “Can Our U.S. Survive 8 Plus Billion of Us”, “Economic Growth: A Cancer on all Earthly Life”, “On the Precipice of Political Disaster in 2024”, “Democracy at Red State Risk” and “Does Trump Go to Jail or to The Oval Office?”.

French election: Left celebrates as far-Right faces surprise defeat | BBC News

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