Merkel urges unity against rise of right
. . . and now has the temerity to demand cooperation of other parties in fighting the rise of the right! Or, she is an East German Manchurian Candidate which suddenly switched on, long after the death of East Germany!
"Angela Merkel has appealed to mainstream parties to unite against the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany, warning parliament that the AfD’s rise was “a challenge for us all in this building”.
In comments that marked one of her strongest interventions to date on the rightwing party, three days after it elbowed her own Christian Democrats into third place in a key regional election , the chancellor called on other parties to take the fight to the AfD, avoid populist policies and rebuild electors’ trust.
She also broke from her usual practice and referred to the AfD by name.
Sunday’s vote in Mecklenburg-Vorpommen — home to Ms Merkel’s constituency — was just the latest victory for the AfD, which has become postwar Germany’s most successful rightwing party.
Discontent over the chancellor’s refugee policy appeared to drive many mainstream voters into the AfD’s arms. Instead of justifying last year’s decision to throw open Germany’s borders to more than 1m migrants — as Ms Merkel has done repeatedly in the past 12 months — the chancellor changed tack on Wednesday by emphasizing the steps taken since then to restrict refugee inflows, notably the reinforcement of the EU’s Mediterranean borders."
She seems bound, and determined to fight Obama for mantle of worst world leader in the 21st century. You go girl!