In a sweeping rejection of her nationalist and xenophobic message, French voters have chosen Maria LePen’s rival and opposite, Emmanuel Macron as the next President of France.
This is a victory for progressive values that we can ALL celebrate, and it has been a while since we Americans have had much of anything to be glad about.
It seems that Donald Trump’s antics have provided just the cautionary tale that French voters needed in order to sober up and see the writing on the wall/.
Too bad the Brexit vote came too soon to benefit from the same dose of cruel perspective.
Tomorrow morning’s 3:00 AM tweets from King Donald will no doubt deliver angry rebukes to former President Obama for “interfering” in the French election.
Maybe the “coincidence” that Macron’s party headquarters was hacked will somewhat dampen his inclination to shoot off his twitter mouth, since it does simply add more credibility to the ever thickening tissue of evidence that his own inner circle may have colluded with Russia in undermining the 2016 U.S. election.
But never mind all of that for today. Let’s relish the moment with a toast:
“Liberte, égalité, fraternité!”