Ne Me Quitte Pas. We bid sad adieu to France, which has raised the white flag of surrender in today's big election. We sample the victory speech of Globalist Emmanuel Macron and the gracious concession speech of Nationalist Marine Le Pen. And so we ask: How has France managed to lose its formerly glowing cultural confidence? Was the 20th Century somehow too hard on France, leaving an incurable post-modern nihilism in its wake? Will the French Nationalists -- who've come on strong in recent years -- be able to mount a future comeback? We listen to Barack Obama's meddling endorsement of Macron, and also to Newt Gingrich's diagnosis of the French malaise. A mixed baguette. Would Hillary Clinton say 'misogynists' kept France from electing their first female president? Meanwhile, in America, the unemployment rate has reached a 10-year low with several key economic indicators turning upwards. It might seem President Trump deserves some of the credit herein -- but the leftist media claims former President Obama should own the good news. We explore the predictable partisan gamesmanship of CNN's Dana Bash. With Listener Calls & Music via Louane, Patricia Kaas, Jacques Brel, Autour de Lucie and Van Morrison.
May 7, 2017