With a stunning 80% approval rating, Angela Merkel was just re-elected as Chancellor of Germany. Ruling with fiscal common sense and prudence, Merkel claims her third win with triple-A ratings and low unemployment in Germany…while her Liberal progressive neighbors are imploding. The landslide re-election of Merkel has been dubbed the new “era of Merkelism”.
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A stunning election triumph has left German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the apex of her power, humiliated foes and old allies alike, and rung in what one newspaper dubbed “the era of Merkelism”.
The strongest conservative poll result in two decades was a thundering popular endorsement for the leader who is dubbed “Mummy” at home and often called the world’s most powerful woman.
It followed a heavily personality-based campaign that focused on Merkel’s calm and prudent captaincy through the storms of the eurozone crisis, in which Germany’s economy came out unscathed with its triple-A ratings and low unemployment.
In its drive to stay in power, the conservative party “did not bet on a policy but on a person: the chancellor,” said the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung daily.
“The Merkel Republic,” ran the headline for a commentary on news site Spiegel Online, which declared that “Germany has finally become Angela Merkel-Land”.
It said her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) was now all-powerful and back to where it was in chancellor Konrad Adenauer’s times, when it ruled alone and presided over rebuilding war-shattered Germany with its “economic miracle”. …
A survey released Sunday said a stunning 80 percent of respondents believed the chancellor is doing a good job, while only 17 percent said she isn’t, said the institute Forschungsgruppe Wahlen.
“The citizens gave Merkel not just a victory but a triumph,” judged the Sueddeutsche Zeitung daily, adding that “she has won it as a person, as chancellor, with popularity ratings that are unique in the history of the federal republic”.
“This election has turned the Merkel government terms into an era — the era of Merkelism.”
Conservative principles = low unemployment, fiscal prosperity, and 80% satisfied populace.
Liberal principles = Greece…over 27% unemployment, fiscal chaos, debt, and bailouts.
Obama’s Liberal impact on America…
** Barack Obama is the worst jobs president since the Great Depression.
** Poverty is at its highest rate since 1960’s.
** America is experiencing its worst economic recovery ever.
** There are more Americans on food stamps than entire population of Spain.
** A record number of Americans are seeking jobs.
** Obama’s trillion dollar stimulus failed.
** Under Obama’s leadership we had four straight years of trillion dollar deficits.
** 8.8 million Americans are on disability.