Do you know what happens when a leader defies the express will of the people? The people learn to HATE you! And that’s exactly what happened to Angela Merkel.
Chancellor Angela Merkel was hammered in an election in her home state on Sunday by the hard-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party.
Exit polls in the Mecklenburg Western-Pomerania election show Mrs Merkel’s CDU conservatives slumped to a tied second place with the AfD which has eroded her power base because of her open door immigration policy.
The figures may change when the final count is in but the result is seen as a clear disaster for Mrs Merkel.
..The result in the state, currently ruled in a coalition with her CDU and the centre-left SPD, proves that Mrs Merkel is failing to connect with voters. A new poll out on Friday showed that her approval levels have slumped to their lowest for five years.
The SPD came out on top in Mecklenburg Western-Pomerania with 30 percent of the vote, meaning it can still form a coalition with the CDU but could also go into power with the hard-left Die Linke party and the Greens.
The result is seen as Mrs Merkel’s fault alone she continues to ignore public opinion and insists that there will be no U-turn on her asylum policy.
This quote sums it up nicely:
Hans-Herman Tiedje, a former policy adviser to legendary German chancellor Helmut Kohl, said: ‘The German people has not been asked once if it wants this demographic restructuring of our country.
‘The good people of this world will maybe give her the Nobel Peace Prize–but domestically her politics are devastating.
Are American politicians getting this?