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Because obviously France has a whole lot of nothing to the left of the PS.

Now, I'm not as scared as some on the left of working with ugly parties against neoliberals. But there is a difference between working with ugly parties after an election and empowering them during one.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sun Jun 1st, 2014 at 05:03:21 PM EST
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to the left of the PS in France.

Show me one though with anything approaching a brain regarding the Euro and the EU, and I will get behind them.

Hint...there simply is no one credible who fits that bill.

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill

by r------ on Sun Jun 1st, 2014 at 05:07:13 PM EST
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So, how does that make the FN credible?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sun Jun 1st, 2014 at 05:34:59 PM EST
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Is very credible.

No one on the left is saying this outside of academia.

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill

by r------ on Sun Jun 1st, 2014 at 05:57:16 PM EST
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Nice wordplay, but this doesn't make them and their programme credible or one with anything approaching a brain.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Jun 3rd, 2014 at 01:41:43 AM EST
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If France really pulls out of the Euro, this would be a big deal.

You are saying this is impossible?

And I guarantee you friend, I do have a brain.

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill

by r------ on Tue Jun 3rd, 2014 at 01:50:25 AM EST
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Well, then show it. What I see is an angry man trying to get back at and troll the PS in the wrong place. I suggest you go looking for the "social democratic types" at Le Monde or a similar place.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Jun 3rd, 2014 at 12:02:43 PM EST
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So you support somebody who isn't credible.

Syriza was "not credible" as late as the spring of 2010.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Mon Jun 2nd, 2014 at 12:32:40 PM EST
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Excellent non-argument for legitimising nationalist xenophobes.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Jun 2nd, 2014 at 02:41:17 PM EST
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credible once the Troika are at Greece's throat. And by then, the mortality rate is already rising, much less civil liberties and social gains being gutted.

In other words, this should not be acceptable.

Keep in mind the apt phrase "the hun is at your throat or at your feet."

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill

by r------ on Mon Jun 2nd, 2014 at 02:55:08 PM EST
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There is value in keeping the Unserious left-wing option alive even if it only becomes credible once mortality starts rising and the hospitals start closing and the lights start going out.

Because the alternative to keeping the Unserious left-wing alternative alive is that the only parties left standing after the Very Serious People drive the country into a ditch are the far-right militias.

It's not particularly rewarding work, but it's important.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Mon Jun 2nd, 2014 at 03:19:31 PM EST
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JakeS:
I'm not as scared as some on the left of working with ugly parties against neoliberals.

That's my reluctant feeling about Grillo and Farage. All the worry is about Farage contaminating Grillo, but there's not much talk about the possible good influence from the MV5. Farage is for nuke power, and I know the MV5 will never go for that.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sun Jun 1st, 2014 at 05:50:43 PM EST
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Nukes are national policy anyways, and if Brussels want to wrench that policy choice away from us, they'll have to take it from our cold dead hands.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Sun Jun 1st, 2014 at 06:58:26 PM EST
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Tell that to Nick Clegg.
by rifek on Mon Jun 23rd, 2014 at 10:10:17 PM EST
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