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 Post subject: Angela Merkel celebrates after German election win
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:15 am 
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She got 42%.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24197994

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 Post subject: Re: Angela Merkel celebrates after German election win
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I wish she could be the POTUS.

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 Post subject: Re: Angela Merkel celebrates after German election win
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Old Eagle wrote:
abradley wrote:

I wish she could be the POTUS.


Why? So she could create the American Union and wrap Canada, Mexico and most of Central America into a big simulacrum of the EU!? :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Angela Merkel celebrates after German election win
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Why? So she could create the American Union and wrap Canada, Mexico and most of Central America into a big simulacrum of the EU!? :mrgreen:

I didnt know she created the EU. I do know Germany's economy is among the strongest in the world. She paid off their entire deficit and Germany's middle class is thriving.

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 Post subject: Re: Angela Merkel celebrates after German election win
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Well she didn't create it that is true. Hell for all I know she regrets Germany being IN it! :mrgreen:

She does seem like a pretty solid leader, but I have really no idea if she would suit you in terms of fiscal and social policy. I seem to recall she is at least a bit left of center.

Sometimes, a leader plays a decisive role in shaping an economy (Reagan for example, Eisenhower too); other times a leader just happens to be in the right place at the right time (Clinton for example). I'm afraid Merkel is more an example of the latter than the former, though I admit I'm speculating a bit.

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 Post subject: Re: Angela Merkel celebrates after German election win
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Women should not lead. When they do it's b/c men have failed and someone who actually has a pair needs to step up.

America is no better or different. We're also neck deep in shit looking for la pucelle d orléans. It's embarrassing.

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 Post subject: Re: Angela Merkel celebrates after German election win
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She got 42%.

Clinton got 43%.

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 Post subject: Re: Angela Merkel celebrates after German election win
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Commie or no, at least she is not a laughing stock like Bronco. German don't hang their heads in shame when she appears.

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 Post subject: Re: Angela Merkel celebrates after German election win
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I would take a bit left of center over the extreme left Bamster is at. You cannot get any farther left than Obama.


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 Post subject: Re: Angela Merkel celebrates after German election win
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I figured some of our Euro's would jump in here and correct me if I'm wrong, but since they aren't . . . I checked, and . . . yes, I was wrong. Seems the Christian Democratic Union (Merkel's party) is pretty far right and "authoritarian." Who knew!?

http://www.politicalcompass.org/germany2013

As a comparison here are the main players in the U.S. 2008 election

http://www.politicalcompass.org/uselection2008

Political compass sure isn't perfect, but it is just about the best thing we have to actually pin down where a candidate and party stand in terms of fiscal and social policy.

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