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Tuesday 8 October 2013

Shut it Down!

This Miley Cirus parody is as badly done as all the Republicans dirty political games. How even can you think of doing this to American people? We did Stop

Monday 5 November 2012

My American Election Top 5 Why's

The 2012 United States presidential election is scheduled to be held tomorrow, the 6th of November.

Here are my top 5 why's about this election:

1. Why American election takes place tomorrow, on Tuesday and not on Sunday as everywhere else?

2. Why American president Barack Obama voted before the election day and without his wife?

3. Why in the US presidential election the information about how much money Romney and Obama got in fundraising is more important that everything else?

4. Why Candidates' wifes convention speeches are so important and why they are so....stupidly touching?

Michelle Obama:
Our life before moving to Washington was filled with simple joys...Saturdays at soccer games, Sundays at grandma's house...and a date night for Barack and me was either dinner or a movie, because as an exhausted mom, I couldn't stay awake for both.

And the truth is, I loved the life we had built for our girls...I deeply loved the man I had built that life with...and I didn't want that to change if he became President.

I loved Barack just the way he was.

Imagine Ludmila Putina or Valerie Trierweiler saying this in front of a crowd of people.

5. How you can have a candidate running for a president (and, even more surprising, a candidate who can become a president) saying:
"There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it. That that's an entitlement."

"If I'm president of the United States, I'm making it very clear, I love free trade. I want to open markets to free trade. But I will crack down on cheaters like China. They simply cannot continue to steal our jobs… "

"So in terms of a geopolitical foe a nation that is on the Security Council that has the heft of the Security Council and is of course a massive nuclear power, Russia is the geopolitical foe and the idea that our president is planning on doing something with them that he’s not willing to tell the American people before the election is something I find very, very alarming".

The only answer I can have for all these questions is "It's because we are in the United States".

Tuesday 1 May 2012

Obama's and Sarkozy's Videos Cause Culture Shock

Today I was shocked by 2 presidential videos:
American president Barack Obama at White House Dinner and candidate for the French presidential election Nicolas Sarkozy in his second round campaign clip.
Barack Obama funny speach shocked me by its form and Sarkozy's address - by its content.

Obama's speech is funny but I just cannot imagine any other president doing so....informal speech, making fun of himself and both political camps, being a comedian. It is so American and such a culture shock for Europeans: Obama's speech|en]

Sarkozy message is just shoking. If he thinks he will get Marine Le Pen votes with this message he is wrong. He is about to lose his last supporters. That what will happen in reality, I hope. Sarkozy's speech

Monday 23 April 2012

French Presidential Election Results Show Strong Radical Tendencies Within French Society

Today we saw the French presidential election results of the first round published:

François Hollande: 28.8%

Nicolas Sarkozy: 26.1%

Marine le Pen: 18.5%

Jean-Luc Mélenchon: 11.7%

François Bayrou: 8.8%

Eva Joly: 2.3%

Well, what can I say? Along with a big success of the Front National, we saw an overwhelming success of Left radicalism with Jean-Luc Mélenchon. As if we have two different France, both rather radically turned.

Tuesday 6 March 2012

Politics here, there and everywhere

This year is politically significant for all three countries this blog is about: Russia, France and USA.

Russia is already done with its presidential election. No surprise. Unfortunately I did not vote this year (even if my participation would not have changed a lot).

French elections are just around the corner. I guess there will be the same guy again even if he is so unpopular with French now. But I do not believe in another scenario.

In the USA I hope that the same guy will win just because his name is Barack, he is black and thus good for this multinational and open country (or may be it is just how I feel it here in California).

There are 2 things here in the US which surprise me:

1) choice of political messages/discussions: while there are so many economical and social problems in the US, the subjects seem to interest candidates the most are birth control and gay marriage. Well, in the meantime the thing which catches French interest the most now is halal meat.

2) US is the country of fundraising. Actually candidates are not going to different states to see people and speak to them but to get money for the campaign. More you have money, more you have chances to win. Just some newspapers' titles: Obama raises funds in Bay Area, Campaign brigns out superdonors, President scheduled for two fundraisers in San-Francisco.

You may see some information about co-called financial backers ot Barack Obama and, for instance, Mitt Romney (one of Republican candidates). Such personalities as Charles Schwab (Founder of Charles Schwab), Pal Marciano (CEO of Guess) or Marc Rothman (CFO of Motorola) gave money to Romney for his campaign.

No wonder that the US is the country of lobbyists.

You would say that money is a key to a lot of doors in politics everywhere. But in this country money just equals political success.