I wrote about this not long ago here, on why the conservatives in Germany, under Merkel’s leadership, have been getting clobbered in the polls. In a nutshell:
It’s your constant endorsement of the opposition Greens, stupid!”
You don’t get more votes by endorsing the silly green positions of your opponents – you get votes by attacking and exposing them.
Yesterday the online Die Welt reported here (FRONT PAGE!) that the youth of the once-conservative CDU party is taking a second look at the greenshirt movement and Angela Merkel’s weird direction. Finally they are showing signs of having had it with all the green crap pasted on the party platform.
For example the leader of Germany’s Young Consevatives Philipp Mißfelderis speaking up and taking Merkel to task. Die Welt titles the story:
Mißfelder Aims Massive Criticism at CDU Leadership”
High time. Everyone should now be standing up and hollering at the top of our lungs in support. Foremost he calls the orientation with the Greens as a mistake and adds:
A CDU ‘that orients itself with the Greens’ underestimates the people’s fundamental will for liberty, says Mißfelder. Also in the big cities the CDU ought not to fix iteself on issues like climate change and integration, like the party leadership thinksn: safety, order and cleanliness are also issues that mobilize voters more than we sometimes think.“
Of course, Mißfelder has a long way to go before he can expect to capitalize politically. If he really wants to score points, then he’ll just come out and call climate science and policy what it is: just a huge scam that is defrauding the public and taxpayers of their money and liberty.
The tough comments from Mißfelder come at the heels of CDU faction chief in the state parliament of Hesse, Christean Wagner, read here, also launched a screed against Angela Merkel and the party’s overall direction, which he dubbed as being void of any profile. “The blame rests on Merkel – she has watered down the party”.
She has to delineate more clearly from the Socialists, Greens, and Communist parties for self-responsibility and work for the majority of the people – for freedom and social market economy, for Christian values and the nation, for domestic and foreign security, for the homeland, family and tradition.”
Focusing on these things sure would be nice – instead of wasting money and resources on the fantasy of rescuing the climate.