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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Angela Merkel Faces Political Civil War

by JASmius

I truly do not know what has ever been going through this woman's mind to open up her country's borders and her people within them to over a million marauding cultural and sexual predators.  I truly don't.  But her people have had more than enough of it, and now even members of her own governing coalition are rising up against her and crying, "Genug!":

A prominent ally of Germany's Angela Merkel has threatened to take her government to court over its open door refugee policy as political pressure grows for the chancellor to reduce the number of new arrivals.

Bavarian state premier Horst Seehofer said he would send the federal government a written request within the next two weeks to restore "orderly conditions" at the nation's borders, through which one million [Muslim]s passed last year alone.

"If it doesn't follow, the state government will have no other choice but to file a suit at the Federal Constitutional Court," Seehofer told Der Spiegel magazine on Saturday....
Bavaria, a conservative state that borders Austria to the south, is the home of Seehofer's Christian Social Union (CSU), sister party to Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU), and is the main entry point for migrants and refugees....

Herr Seehofer isn't the only one, either:

Senior figures from the Social Democrats (SPD), Merkel's second coalition partner, have also broken ranks in recent days.

SPD leader Sigmar Gabriel joined the critical voices on Saturday. "We have to get from a chaotic to an orderly immigration," he told several regional newspapers.

Note Herr Gabriel's words.  He's not talking about cutting off the Islamic influx (which he damned well should be).  He's just talking about slowing it down some.  Recall that the other day, another of her coalition partners proposed capping it at 200,000 annually, which is, equivalently speaking, still four times the rate of any equivalent Democrat proposal, and Merkel immediately ruled it out.  Wouldn't even hear of it.

I don't know any other way to ask this question than to come right out and say it: What the hell is wrong with her?  Practical reality is always different from theory, which is why leftwingnuts are always so wonderful at campaigning and so piss-poor at governing, because their ideas always sound good but never actually work in the real world. (Merkel is center-right in European terms, but center-left in our political reckoning.)  But she's a politician, and a successful one.  She's been in power for over a decade.  That entails with it an ability to assess the success or failure of policies and an ability to adjust to those results if one is going to hold onto power.  This open borders policy is a complete, unmitigated disaster from the moment Merkel announced it, and has gotten steadily worse every since.  And yet, while she's made a few grudging rhetorical concessions, there have been no concrete changes to that policy.  She stubbornly, obstinately, almost vindictively is keeping it in place, bringing in hordes and hordes more Muzzies into her country, the German people be damned.  She's committing political suicide.  You would think base self-interest would be enough to get her to change course even if she hadn't actually changed her mind.  But she's riding this crazy train straight into the ground.

I don't get it.  How does a pol who has been this successful morph into such a blind ideological zealot?  Does this prove that she's been in power for too long, per Lord Acton's famous axiom?  It's hard to argue against that conclusion.

Exit question: Is the German national motto to be changed to Muslime ├╝ber alles?

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