French-bashing has been so much fun so I don’t know what Romney and the GOP will do now that the right wing Sarkozy has been elected president. Over the weekend Romney spoke at Regent university, aka Pat Robertson U., and used it as another opportunity play to bizarrely attack France.
“It seems that Europe leads Americans in this way of thinking,” Romney told the crowd of more than 5,000. “In France, for instance, I’m told that marriage is now frequently contracted in seven-year terms where either party may move on when their term is up. How shallow and how different from the Europe of the past.”
Yes, it’s so frequent that I’ve never heard of it nor has anyone I know who is either married or has a PACS. At a minimum it’s the best kept secret in France despite being “frequently contracted” though in reality it’s just another lie by Romney who is so desperate to win he will say anything. I’m very curious how his religion views lies because he so often struggles with the truth.
One thing that Romney or other French-bashers can address is why the divorce rate in France is so much lower than the US divorce rate. Maybe Mitt and the GOP can address and resolve that issue before spreading lies about other countries and questioning their morality. Heck, Mitt can also explain why more Americans are unfaithful in marriage than the French since he wants to talk about how moral America is compared to France.
Then he can tell us more about the divorce rates of GOP candidates including his hero Reagan and if we’re lucky, he can even cover polygamy and the Mormon religion both in the early days as well as some of the modern day cases. Sure they’re in the minority, but polygamy by Mormons is a lot more common than the renewable seven year marriage contract in France.