Defintely more for the French dopers here (all three of them).
So the Socialist party is organizing primaries to see who gets to be their candidate for the Presidential election. This is the second time they do this.
…And Jean-François Copé, the head of the French Conservative party (the U.M.P.), who less than a month ago was vomiting his bile on Socialists when they dared to growl against bordering antisemetic attacks being made by major figures of the UMP against Dominique Strauss Khan, the probable candidate for the left for the election. Well, that very same Copé is now attacking the Socialist primary process saying that “to have registration files for voters” (a necessity for setting up primaries) “reminds us all of the Darkest Hours of our history” ( a very clichéd sentence used in France to refer to the Occupation period).
The very same guy who didnt think that saying that “Strauss Khan doesnt represent the true roots of France” had any antisemitic connotations now think that having Socialist voters on files is akin to registering Jews before shipping them off to death camps.
WTF is this, more and more our Conservatives are behaving like American Conservatives, that is they consider anything and everything “from the other side” should be attacked on and on. There used to be a thing called consensus and, lets just say it, manners. Seems like the new UMP strategy is to shit all over the place, in the hope that Socialists might slip on it.
Are we becoming like those heathens across the Atlantic, that is it’s not a contest between political adversaries anymore but some kind of Holy War of civilization between political enemies?
I really dont know what the fuck is the UMP thinks it’s doing there. Any thoughts?