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Old 25.01.2016, 11:23
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Re: Do you believe in Merkel?

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A lot of people are washing their hands off of this. Even Merkel all of a sudden notes that a lot of the fake and real refugees harbor deep seated anti-Semitism, that "we" have to watch out for. Manuel Valls is talking about the destabilization taking place. Koeckner appears to be contradicting Merkel.

The fingerprints are being wiped clean from the scene of the crime. At the moment, only Merkel's hands appear to be on it. Even there, I expect her to divert the blame to any and all other things that does not point to her. It all just happened to happen.
Merkel will try and wash her hands of it all, but I think they will throw her under the bus nevertheless. People need some level of closure and you can really only move on and do something different if you draw a firm line behind the mistakes of the past.

The entire credibility of the CDU depends on whether Merkel's successor can pull that one off and assure people that things are under control and take some visible measures to clean things up, or whether it will be some weasel like Schäuble who will just make things worse. Typically in situations like this you have one chance to fix things, not two, so if the CDU fail to turn the situation around there goes their credibility.
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