All of Gerhard Schroeder’s anti-American blustering was not enough to distract the German people from their abysmal economy and growing international irrelevance.
From David Medienkritik’s site http://medienkritik.typepad.com/blog/2005/05/schroeders_soci.html :
Not even hard-core anti-capitalism could help them this time: Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's Social Democrats (SPD) decisively lost state elections in North-Rhine/Westphalia, Germany's most populous state and a long-standing Social Democratic stronghold. The election defeat marked the first time in thirty-nine years that the SPD will not be governing the state and represents the worst election result for the Chancellor's party there in fifty years. Foreign Secretary Joschka Fischer's Green party went down in defeat as well. Voters were particularly unhappy about the state's economic situation, with unemployment levels recently surpassing the one-million mark for a dismal post-war record high.
How is the media going to explain this? Why, he agreed with them on everything: War against Terror is bad, America is bad, Capitalism is bad…
Will we see the headline, " How could Millions of Germans be so dumb?"
Coming up Next: The Fall of Chirac !!