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Old 22.01.2016, 13:53
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Re: Do you believe in Merkel?

I agree with everything you wrote up to this point ...

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The problem is that those are not just radical in their opinions, but simply not up for the job of a power in a democratically elected parliament. They will make policy making much more difficult for the coming years and ultimately disappear again as soon as Merkel is gone and the CDU back on track. However, this will alienate even more people with politics.
When the German Greens started up people were saying they were inexperienced, radical, dangerous, idiotic, naive and lots of similarly unflattering adjectives.

There has over the years been a sort of Darwinism in their ranks with the idiotic and dangerous and radical ones being weeded out or falling in line with the realistic ones and shutting up. Today nobody shrugs their shoulders when the Greens form a government.

Maybe the CDU, more so even than the SPD is too much in the hands of old boys' clubs to be able to reform and reinvent itself in a meaningful way?