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Friday, April 21, 2017

Why Are Leftists Not Crying About Obama's Attempt To Influence French Elections?

Obama Attempts To Sway

 a Foreign Election

  • 04/21/2017 
  • Source: AAN 
  • by: Remington Strelivo
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Democrats are still furious at the possibility of a foreign leader swaying
 the 2016 U.S. presidential election. But they’re less concerned when
 they’re the ones doing the swaying.

President Barack Obama stepped back into international politics on
 Thursday, during a controversial phone call with liberal French
 presidential candidate, Emmanuel Macron—discussing how the teams
 can work together to ensure a liberal victory.

French voters go to the polls on Saturday for the first round of their 
presidential election. The two candidates with the most votes face off 
in a second round runoff election in May.

While polling shows a close race between four candidates, the liberal
 establishment favorite, Macron, is likely to make the runoff. But his
 most likely opponent is a conservative often described as a female 
Donald Trump—Marine Le Pen, of the Front National party.

Another western democracy electing an anti-establishment nationalist 
would be a disaster for the globalist left. Which is, presumably, why 
Obama decided to abruptly end his lengthy post-presidency vacation
 and return to politics.

While Obama’s team tried to downplay the call, Macron was happy
 to brag about his support from the former U.S. President—releasing
 a video of his side of the call, and posting to Twitter, "Let’s keep defending
 our progressive values. Thank you for this discussion @BarackObama.”

In the video, Obama seemed to coach Macron on how best to win the

“The main message I have is to wish you all the best in the coming
 days, and make sure, as you said, you work hard all the way 
through—because you never know, it might be that last day of 
campaigning that makes all the difference,” advised Obama.

Macron excitedly replied, “I will do my best, believe me. So I will 
fight to the last minute, and we will keep in touch, and our teams will
 realize and organize a new contact and see how to work together
 if I’m getting to the run-off.”

If Obama’s history of European election involvement is any guide,
 Le Pen can breathe easy. Last summer, Obama resorted to 
overblown scare tactics in an effort to convince British voters to stay 
in the European Union—and he was resoundingly defeated at the ballot box.