Hilarious Flashback Video: Obama Throws Support to Candidate Emmanuel Macron

The video below contains Obama's praise of Emmanuel Macron before he became president of France.

In the wake of Escalating French Riots over Emmanuel Macron's policies, let's take a flashback look at an Obama endorsement of Macron when Macron was running for president.

Hope Not Fear

Obama: "The French election is very important to France and the values we care so much about. I am supporting Emmanuel Macron to lead you forward. He appeals to people's hopes and not their fears. I want all of my friends in France to know how much I am rooting for your success. En Marche. Vive la France."

What a hoot.

Promise Delivered

Obama never promised change, he promised "change you can believe in".

People believed, but other than Obamacare, Obama changed next to nothing. In fact, Obama escalated drone wars. We are still in Afghanistan and still in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. On the advice of Hillary, he took out Libya prime minister Muammar Al Gathafi. Isis is now in control.

Like Macron, Obama wanted climate change taxation. In contrast to Obama, Macron delivered a diesel tax to save the planet from carbon dioxide. The results speak for themselves.

En Marche indeed. Right down the streets of Paris, torching cars, looting stores, and demanding Macron's resignation.

As noted a week ago, Politicians Beware: It's Best Not to Deliver What You Actually Promise.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Comments (18)
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caradoc-again
caradoc-again

Macron might be the saviour of France but only if he brings in martial law to force change or some crisis takes the country to the edge of the abyss and people decide to change thereafter.

Does Macron have enough gravitas to lead out of this mess? He's no Thatcher.

caradoc-again
caradoc-again

Let's not forget, if France has major problems it will suck in Germany. The Euro joins them and Italy at the hip.

Offering security to someone else's liabilities rarely ends well.

How far will the average German agree to go to keep others in the state to which they have become used to living?

MntGoat
MntGoat

Speaking of Obama, and the crown jewel achievement of his whole 8 year presidency, Obamacare, you don't hear much about that anymore. I'm amazed it hasn't collapsed. I don't know how it survives on the backs of the tiny sliver of the population that actually has to bear the full brunt of those massive monthly premiums only to also get a gigantic deductible before OC pays anything. I do notice broke people who get it free via the subsidy don't hate it.

Zardoz
Zardoz

People want climate change stopped. They want to burn gasoline more.

Schaap60
Schaap60

Obama translated: I like bankers. That's why we didn't prosecute any significant banker, and actually bailed them out, when they crashed the economy with stupid loans and derivative products. Macron is a banker. We both care deeply about concentrating further wealth and power in the hands of bankers. I am rooting for your success in accomplishing this goal.