Rejoue la farce

mandi.kimberly

New Member
English
Hello all.

The title of the article Im reading is: Obama rejoue la farce du contrôle des armes

and can be found at:
blog.lefigaro.fr/obamazoom/2011/03/obama-et-la-farce-du-controle-des-armes.html?xtor=RSS-91

Im having a hard time understanding the title. Obama makes another joke about gun control?
 
  • wistou

    Senior Member
    French - France
    Not exactly, the meaning is the following :

    He pretends that the control over firearms will be strengthened, but nobody believes it will really happen.

    So, in a sense, what he said is a joke ("une farce")
     

    misterk

    Moderator
    English-American
    Not exactly, but getting closer. Whoever wrote the headline is saying that the debates over firearms in the US have been a farce -- everyone says the same things over and over and nothing changes. And now Obama is taking his turn at acting in this farce..but the author has little expectation that anything will change.
     
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