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(DW)   "Center-right defeats far-right." So? Democrats defeat Republicans. Big deal. Oh, over there. That is a big freaking deal   (dw.com) divider line
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2021-06-08 12:01:37 AM  
Indeed subby, the AFD believes that Germany should stop being ashamed of its Nazi past.

https://www.thelocal.de/20170118/far-​r​ight-afd-politician-urges-germany-to-s​top-remembering-nazi-crimes/

I believe this state the election took place is one of the states the AFD is most popular in, so if the CDU was able to pull off a win there, their prospects in the rest of Germany look promising too.
 
2021-06-08 12:09:48 AM  
10 kleine Nazischweine
Youtube jlniZCdwExI
 
2021-06-08 12:18:22 AM  
I love that they have a political party simply called "The Left". Germans have a word for everything but couldn't come up with more than that?
 
2021-06-08 12:28:41 AM  
Oh look, another election Bernie didn't win!
 
2021-06-08 12:31:40 AM  
Since he's German, you can tell by his expression that he is overjoyed:
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2021-06-08 12:33:37 AM  

dracos31: I love that they have a political party simply called "The Left". Germans have a word for everything but couldn't come up with more than that?


Asking for more of German is how you get "Backpfeifengesicht," or "Donaudampfschiffahrtsgesellschafts​kapitän." Sometimes it's best to just let it be.
 
2021-06-08 12:34:55 AM  
So subby taxing the rich, raising minimum wage, fighting climate change, universal healthcare, LGBQ and women's rights  are "right wing" , now?
 
2021-06-08 12:41:51 AM  

dracos31: I love that they have a political party simply called "The Left". Germans have a word for everything but couldn't come up with more than that?


Their words tend to be straightforward. I mean, hand shoes.
 
2021-06-08 12:46:47 AM  

Squid_for_Brains: dracos31: I love that they have a political party simply called "The Left". Germans have a word for everything but couldn't come up with more than that?

Asking for more of German is how you get "Backpfeifengesicht," or "Donaudampfschiffahrtsgesellschafts​kapitän." Sometimes it's best to just let it be.


Ah yes, the ferry captain's dog's water bowl.
 
2021-06-08 12:47:15 AM  

dracos31: I love that they have a political party simply called "The Left". Germans have a word for everything but couldn't come up with more than that?


Well, National Socialsts was already taken.

/rimshot
 
2021-06-08 1:19:44 AM  

dracos31: I love that they have a political party simply called "The Left". Germans have a word for everything but couldn't come up with more than that?


Before it was called The Left, it was a merger of the Party of Democratic Socialism and Labor and Social Justice - the Electoral Alternative.
 
2021-06-08 1:22:23 AM  

Mrtraveler01: Indeed subby, the AFD believes that Germany should stop being ashamed of its Nazi past.

https://www.thelocal.de/20170118/far-r​ight-afd-politician-urges-germany-to-s​top-remembering-nazi-crimes/

I believe this state the election took place is one of the states the AFD is most popular in, so if the CDU was able to pull off a win there, their prospects in the rest of Germany look promising too.


This state election can not be used as a forecast for the general election at all.

There was a poll that showed the AfD in the lead, and everyone and their dog tried to prevent that.
All those votes the CDU got? The weren't votee *for* them, they were votes *against* the AfD.

This result is very Sachsen-Anhalt-specific and it can't be overstated how stupid it would be to draw conclusions for the Bundestag election.
So of course the CDU is doing precisely that, which will prove to be very entertaining...

/ Berliner
// best friend ran for a district in Sachsen-Anhalt
 
2021-06-08 1:27:26 AM  

danny_kay: Mrtraveler01: Indeed subby, the AFD believes that Germany should stop being ashamed of its Nazi past.

https://www.thelocal.de/20170118/far-r​ight-afd-politician-urges-germany-to-s​top-remembering-nazi-crimes/

I believe this state the election took place is one of the states the AFD is most popular in, so if the CDU was able to pull off a win there, their prospects in the rest of Germany look promising too.

This state election can not be used as a forecast for the general election at all.

There was a poll that showed the AfD in the lead, and everyone and their dog tried to prevent that.
All those votes the CDU got? The weren't votee *for* them, they were votes *against* the AfD.

This result is very Sachsen-Anhalt-specific and it can't be overstated how stupid it would be to draw conclusions for the Bundestag election.
So of course the CDU is doing precisely that, which will prove to be very entertaining...

/ Berliner
// best friend ran for a district in Sachsen-Anhalt


I think this analysis is spot-on.

/ The Mayor of Berlin has a decent chance of going Green too
 
2021-06-08 1:27:50 AM  

dracos31: I love that they have a political party simply called "The Left". Germans have a word for everything but couldn't come up with more than that?


"The Left" in German roughly translates to "Anti-fascist."
 
2021-06-08 1:31:09 AM  
Democrats beating Republicans is a big freaking deal over here; otherwise the Germans will have to come help our resistance beat our fascists this time.
 
2021-06-08 1:32:21 AM  

Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: danny_kay: Mrtraveler01: Indeed subby, the AFD believes that Germany should stop being ashamed of its Nazi past.

https://www.thelocal.de/20170118/far-r​ight-afd-politician-urges-germany-to-s​top-remembering-nazi-crimes/

I believe this state the election took place is one of the states the AFD is most popular in, so if the CDU was able to pull off a win there, their prospects in the rest of Germany look promising too.

This state election can not be used as a forecast for the general election at all.

There was a poll that showed the AfD in the lead, and everyone and their dog tried to prevent that.
All those votes the CDU got? The weren't votee *for* them, they were votes *against* the AfD.

This result is very Sachsen-Anhalt-specific and it can't be overstated how stupid it would be to draw conclusions for the Bundestag election.
So of course the CDU is doing precisely that, which will prove to be very entertaining...

/ Berliner
// best friend ran for a district in Sachsen-Anhalt

I think this analysis is spot-on.

/ The Mayor of Berlin has a decent chance of going Green too


Well, we're certainly not electing *Giffey* O.O

(She just had to resign from her post as Minister because her doctor's thesis was full of plagiarism, but apparently running for Berlin Mayor is still a-okay???)
 
2021-06-08 1:36:41 AM  

danny_kay: This state election can not be used as a forecast for the general election at all.


gonna have to give you a big fat "doch" here. Ready? Ok here goes. *ahem*.

Doch.

It can be regarded as a bellwether for sure. Sachsen Anhalt is more rural and backwards than Sachsen or Brandenburg, and if the AfD is losing ground in SA it is reasonable to assume it has hit its high water mark elsewhere too.

The AfD's single raison d'etre was anti Syrian refugees, and now that its been proven that that group for the moment is doing its best to integrate and assimilate and just get on with it, it seems their core platform hasnt been able to reinvent and appeal to people. Auslaender raus is fine and good but when the auslaender arent on the news nightly groping german women and robbing ... it loses its punch.

/ Gruesse aus dem Kurpfalz

dracos31: I love that they have a political party simply called "The Left". Germans have a word for everything but couldn't come up with more than that?


The Left are a bunch of wankers. Former commies and pie in the sky TAX ALL THE THINGS guys. Like, the Left is actually the party the American Right tries to portray the democrats as. I'm a pretty leftie guy (supported bernie in the primaries) in the US but even for me these guys just seem stupid. They deserve a seat at the table in a democracy tho; democracies are filled with idiots so in theory i suppose a small % of their represenatives should represent them, just like the hard right, too, is representative of a piece of the population and should also be represented. (both should be tiny margins tho as commesurate tot heir numbers IRL)

and for y'all playing the "long german words" game, the best one is "Gewoehunungsbeduerftig", which is an adjective meaning, basically, "takes some getting used to". EN needs basically a whole sentence for it.
 
2021-06-08 2:13:06 AM  

Father_Jack: danny_kay: This state election can not be used as a forecast for the general election at all.

gonna have to give you a big fat "doch" here. Ready? Ok here goes. *ahem*.

Doch.

It can be regarded as a bellwether for sure. Sachsen Anhalt is more rural and backwards than Sachsen or Brandenburg, and if the AfD is losing ground in SA it is reasonable to assume it has hit its high water mark elsewhere too.

The AfD's single raison d'etre was anti Syrian refugees, and now that its been proven that that group for the moment is doing its best to integrate and assimilate and just get on with it, it seems their core platform hasnt been able to reinvent and appeal to people. Auslaender raus is fine and good but when the auslaender arent on the news nightly groping german women and robbing ... it loses its punch.

/ Gruesse aus dem Kurpfalz


==========

I agree with your point that this election is an indicator for the AfD, and certainly a few of the other parties need some serious navel-gazing sessions based on this election, too (SPD, Left)

I'd like to add that the AfD was soaring when they were a fuzzy *hope* for some people.

Now that they shown their work in several state parliaments and the Bundestag, it turns out they're a) incompetent, and b) even more corrupt than the other parties, which is a bad look if you're criticising other parties for their corruption...
so yeah, they've shown people that they're only good at yelling divisive slogans and suck at doing anything constructive.

==========

and for y'all playing the "long german words" game, the best one is "Gewoehunungsbeduerftig", which is an adjective meaning, basically, "takes some getting used to". EN needs basically a whole sentence for it.


"An acquired taste" is pretty close to "gewöhnungsbedürftig" :-)
 
2021-06-08 2:14:37 AM  
Sorry, I forgot to mention that the post I was replying to was talking about the election being a forecast for the CDU specifically, and I think nothing could be further from the truth...
 
2021-06-08 2:34:05 AM  

The Reverend Sam Hill: [YouTube video: 10 kleine Nazischweine]


Makes me think of the German warning: "If you have nine people sitting at a table, and a Nazi comes and sits down, and no-one objects or says anything, what do you have? Ten Nazis, that's what you have."
 
2021-06-08 2:38:12 AM  

Corvus: So subby taxing the rich, raising minimum wage, fighting climate change, universal healthcare, LGBQ and women's rights  are "right wing" , now?


Put your victim complex away, Corvus.  This is about Germany.
 
2021-06-08 2:44:50 AM  

danny_kay: "An acquired taste" is pretty close to "gewöhnungsbedürftig" :-)


passt. :)

danny_kay: Now that they shown their work in several state parliaments and the Bundestag, it turns out they're a) incompetent, and b) even more corrupt than the other parties, which is a bad look if you're criticising other parties for their corruption...
so yeah, they've shown people that they're only good at yelling divisive slogans and suck at doing anything constructive.



absolutely. why is it the blowhard nationalists are always such unfaehige Arschgeigen? Seems the same the world over. Almost as if being a narrow minded blowhard is indicative of a personality ill suited for the nuances and details of governing. or something.
 
2021-06-08 3:42:25 AM  

Dr. DJ Duckhunt: dracos31: I love that they have a political party simply called "The Left". Germans have a word for everything but couldn't come up with more than that?

"The Left" in German roughly translates to "Anti-fascist."


i'd say more like "anti business".

all their electoral taglines are all about punishing greedy capitalist businesses, landlords, brokers, this sorta thing. they're not so much up in arms about the fascists. probably because the Strongholds of the Left and the strongholds of the AfD (fascists) are the same places.
 
2021-06-08 6:36:00 AM  

Father_Jack: Dr. DJ Duckhunt: dracos31: I love that they have a political party simply called "The Left". Germans have a word for everything but couldn't come up with more than that?

"The Left" in German roughly translates to "Anti-fascist."

i'd say more like "anti business".

all their electoral taglines are all about punishing greedy capitalist businesses, landlords, brokers, this sorta thing. they're not so much up in arms about the fascists. probably because the Strongholds of the Left and the strongholds of the AfD (fascists) are the same places.


It's funny you mention that, I was just thinking that while I was watching last night's Tagesschau ... the Left and the AfD always do well in the same places
 
2021-06-08 7:29:10 AM  

ElecricalPast: Since he's German, you can tell by his expression that he is overjoyed:
[static.dw.com image 403x226]


That's American expression for "we've had enough of this shiat."
 
2021-06-08 9:02:42 AM  
Last time I talked about US politics with German redditors, more than one of them compared the GOP to the AfD, claiming that the Republican Party would be a fringe party with at most 10% of the seats in any Western European parliament.
 
2021-06-08 10:23:35 AM  

danny_kay: Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: danny_kay: Mrtraveler01: Indeed subby, the AFD believes that Germany should stop being ashamed of its Nazi past.

https://www.thelocal.de/20170118/far-r​ight-afd-politician-urges-germany-to-s​top-remembering-nazi-crimes/

I believe this state the election took place is one of the states the AFD is most popular in, so if the CDU was able to pull off a win there, their prospects in the rest of Germany look promising too.

This state election can not be used as a forecast for the general election at all.

There was a poll that showed the AfD in the lead, and everyone and their dog tried to prevent that.
All those votes the CDU got? The weren't votee *for* them, they were votes *against* the AfD.

This result is very Sachsen-Anhalt-specific and it can't be overstated how stupid it would be to draw conclusions for the Bundestag election.
So of course the CDU is doing precisely that, which will prove to be very entertaining...

/ Berliner
// best friend ran for a district in Sachsen-Anhalt

I think this analysis is spot-on.

/ The Mayor of Berlin has a decent chance of going Green too

Well, we're certainly not electing *Giffey* O.O

(She just had to resign from her post as Minister because her doctor's thesis was full of plagiarism, but apparently running for Berlin Mayor is still a-okay???)


Yikes
 
2021-06-08 10:25:27 AM  

TrojanRabbit: Last time I talked about US politics with German redditors, more than one of them compared the GOP to the AfD, claiming that the Republican Party would be a fringe party with at most 10% of the seats in any Western European parliament.


The GOP and AfD are pretty close but even the AfD is left if the GOP.
 
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