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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

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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