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Last week a minority of protest did extensive damage in Paris. Meanwhile Macron was off asking & his interior minister, Christophe Castaner, was caught by paparazzi in a nightclub two weeks ago, a few hours after a Yellow Jacket protest. "While the Black Blocs were ransacking Paris, Macron was skiing and Castaner was preparing his night at the club: makes one believe they are competing over despising the people," tweeted Gilles Lebreton, head of the far-right National Rally in the European Parliament.

Macron has a reputation amongst the unwashed as an arrogance a-hole. After upon his election:"he promised he would lead like Jupiter, the king of the gods in Roman mythology, restoring authority to the state."

But Macron, politically is in a good position;: Yet one of Macron's saving graces could well be those very same detractors. The opposition remains weak. The traditional center-right and center-left parties are struggling to reach double digits in opinion polls, and his only real competition is the far right's Marine Le Pen, who remains an unpalatable choice for many.

Moreover, the president is bolstered by an extremely loyal party that holds an absolute majority in parliament.
Macron still has a cult following among members — 88 percent of party members trust the government to address people’s demands, and 91 percent believe the Great Debate was a success, twice as many as non-LREM supporters, according to a poll by Harris Interactive.

Hm like in Washington DC there is a disconnect on what elect representatives believe or say they believe to the actually situation.

Meanwhile in Holland which had its own Yellow Vest movement:

Far-right populist newcomer Forum for Democracy stunned the Dutch political establishment after winning the most votes in provincial elections, according to a preliminary count early Thursday.

Strong gains made by both the Euroskeptics and the Greens in Wednesday’s election mean Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is on course to lose control of the upper house of parliament.

In a speech to supporters after the election results, Baudet said the arrogance of the elite has been punished.

“We are standing amidst the debris of what was once the greatest and most beautiful civilization the world has ever known,” he said, adding that “we are undermined by our universities, our journalists … and administrators.”
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