UPDATE 13:15 CET: Slowly they are now beginning to report. Der Spiegel now reports…”Messiah a.D.”
Not a peep from the German mainstream media on Scott Walker drubbing his opponent in the Wisconsin recall election yesterday.
Scott Walker rewins Wisconsin in a landslide. (Photo: Wikipedia, from 2010)
Now if this had been four years ago with the tables turned, I guarantee you the story would be plastered front page for days here in Germany. It’s no secret that the elitist MSM here are still very much in love with Barack Obama and blind to his every blunder.
Today the neo-eco-liberal German elitist media are shell-shocked, dazed, and have no idea what to make of it. It’s far worse than they thought.
And true to their tradition of if the news is inconvenient, then bury it, and if it’s really inconvenient, then ignore it altogether. This is what we are witnessing today. Under no circumstances is the German public to sense that Obama’s political Titanic has struck the dreaded iceberg. The election confirms the Tea Party is for real and is not going away; the political ground has shifted massively in USA and the Democrats are in huge trouble.
I listened to German NDR public radio this morning – not a peep about Walker’s landslide victory. Same goes for the online Die Welt, Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, FOCUS, TAZ, Bild, Süddeutsche, ARD, ZDF, and RTL.
I expect they’ll come out with something later today (It’s afternoon now), once they shrug off their stunned stupor and find a way to spin the story.
Flagship daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), on the other hand, does have a story, half way down its site, titled: Erfolgreicher Stimmungstest für Romney (Successful test vote for Romney). The FAZ writes:
The outcome of the election was a national event, which is said to be of importance for the Presidential and Congressional elections on November 6. Scott Walker.”
And that is as far as the FAZ is going to take it.
12 responses to “Using German Media As A Barometer – US Democrats Are In Huge Trouble – Reaction Of Stunnned Silence”
Watched Breitbart and Dana Loesch yesterday / this morning; great fun. Dems steamrollered. Been tracking Rasmussen’s daily poll over the past few weeks, like the stock quotes. German media? They always call the Tea Party “far right”, ‘nough said; a socialist continent. Only party with a bit of sanity left is the FDP and that’s the one the populous HATES. Germans are nearly all statists who mistrust each and every company, especially the one they work for, but fall for any ole politicians lie; like the Pirate Party, heaven help. CDU and SPD could unite, you don’t know the difference anyway. Crazy country, crazy continent.
Oh BTW, a court has just decided that gas and electricity grid operators can increase the transmission fees beyond the price the DENA fixes. Reason seems to be increased cost through the Energiewende. DENA tried to keep the price down so the grid ops sued. More cost for the customer again. Happy Energiewende!
There is likely less connection between the Wisconsin election and the presidential election in November than the following suggests: “Obama’s political Titantic (sp. ?) has struck the dreaded iceberg.”
The recall of Scott Walker started because of the move to limit public-employee bargaining rights, and to have government workers pay for more of their pension and health-care benefits. The challanger in the race, Tom Barrett, the Democratic mayor of Milwaukee, did not campaign on a promise of rescinding these actions, and did not offer much contrast to what seemed to be working for the State’s budget woes. Pres. Obama and the Democratic National Committee did not get actively involved. A poll last week showed that Walker would beat Barrett but that Obama would beat Romney if that vote were held now.
Obama won Wisconsin in 2008 by 14 percentage points but now some believe the state is a “tossup.” That is a big margin to overcome when the “winner takes all” in the electorial college versus spliting the popular vote.
Sp – thanks, fixed.
14 points is not really that much of a margin, especially now that many people have woken up and found that there was nothing in the bottle to begin with.
I predict that Romney will win in November by a margin of 5%.
5% would be wonderful but a win by Romney by any margin and I will open a bottle of Gewürztraminer and celebrate.
I hope you’re right!!
I favor Pinot Noir, but we can do virtual “clink” on that.
I favor Gewürztraminer, but on an occasion like that I would open a bottle of Eiswein and celebrate.
Another story that won’t see the light of day in the MSM…
victory won in the Alabama house and senate over the UN’s malign and insidious Agenda 21.
It was the same with the recent super land slide victory by the right party in Queensland, Australia where the left Labour party failed to win enough seats to have an office in parliament. Labour in Quensland does not exist
As an oldfashioned Labour voter I cannot say that I enjoy Labour losing elections. But if they do because of deceit and fraud, I will. In September we have elections in The Netherlands. I will carefully monitor our Labour party. One paragraph about the AGW hoax and they will not get my vote.
Der Spiegel repeats the mantra that big SuperPAC money made the poor sheeple in WI elect the wrong guy.
Only that the cost comparison repeated by all the LSM ignores the Big Labor money:
The Governor won with a greater margin of percentage from the recall election than he did with his first election and against the same opponent too!
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