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At least the right in France have the decency not to turn up when they cannot be bothered in actually trying to solve problems.

After their recent electoral disasters

The French centre-right opposition, paralysed by a bitter leadership dispute, has been largely absent from the country’s parliamentary debating chambers, allowing the ruling Socialists to push ahead with contentious legislation almost unchallenged.
We still have the right wing talking point of election fraud
Both camps have made allegations of ballot stuffing and voting irregularities
The difference is that  is going on within their own party, and it does not look like their is an amicable solution any time soon.
“With the crisis their party is going through, they have every reason to want to keep a low profile. It has also made them less arrogant, they are being more humble.”
If only the GOP would do the same, because at State level they are still as nutty as ever, no matter what their colleagues in DC might wish for.

No matter how much I am enjoying the spectacle, I agree with this

“But this power vacuum is not healthy. It is an aberration of political life and the only people who will benefit from this are the far right.”
Within the GOP there is an echo, the tea party have caused havoc, and lost them both the Presidency and the Senate. Then again if the tea party had not been there to drive the racist derangement we might have come out of the last for years in a better economic situation, and Romney would have lost anyway.

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