Sunday, March 13, 2016

Voters Flee Merkel's Party

Reuters reports via that German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats took a beating in regional elections. These are somewhat equivalent to U.S. state elections.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives lost out in two out of three regional state elections on Sunday as Germans gave a thumbs-down to her accommodating refugee policy with a big vote for the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD).

Already represented in five of Germany's 16 regional parliaments, the anti-immigrant party campaigned on slogans such as "Secure the borders" and "Stop the asylum chaos".

Turnout in all three states was much higher than in 2011, rising by 5.7 percentage points in Baden-Wuerttemberg, by 9.7 points in Rhineland-Palatinate, and by 11.8 points in Saxony-Anhalt.
The Germans are closing the barn door after the horse is gone. History will identify Mutti Angela as the pied piper who blithely guided her nation's self-destruction.

Mystics will say Germany's suicide was karma, atonement for the holocaust. I say it was damn stupidity. With a hat tip to Johnny Rivers, here's my take:
"Ah shut up, silly woman," said that reptile with a grin.
"Now you knew darn well I was a snake before you brought me in."
If Merkel didn't know, she sure-as-blazes should have known.