Austerity Dealt A Crushing Blow in Germany

Angela Merkel’s conservative party, whose government has led the austerity charge in the Eurozone, has suffered a stunning electoral defeat in Germany’s largest state on Sunday.  The left is rising across Europe.

The election in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), a western German state with a bigger population than the Netherlands and an economy the size of Turkey, was held 18 months before a national election in which Merkel is expected to fight for a third term.


According to first projections, the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) won 38.8 percent of the vote and will have enough to form a stable majority with the Greens, who scored 12.2 percent.


Hollande’s victory, coupled with the NRW result, is bound to give the SPD, which still trails Merkel in national opinion polls, new momentum before the federal vote in the autumn of 2013.

June 5th will be our opportunity to punish the purveyors of austerity in Wisconsin.



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2 thoughts on “Austerity Dealt A Crushing Blow in Germany

  1. Phil: “June 5th will be our opportunity to punish the purveyors of austerity in Wisconsin.”

    Cinco de Junio, Fitzwalkertan will be gone-yo!

    Snotty Scotty, Big [Fat-Ass] Fitz and Jeffy, that means YOU!

    Rock on, my progressive brothers and sisters!

  2. Tom Tomorrow has a great new panel, “The Austerions” [an alien race which has the ear of Jim DeMented and Paul (I’m always lyin’) Ryan] out today:

    It ALL starts to make SO much sense.


    Fitzwalkerstan. . .The end is near.

    Snotty Scotty and Big (Fat-Ass) Fitz, now don’t you worry your “pretty” little heads one bit about what to do after you’re given the boot. I imagine that Rick Perry can get you a “plush” gig at a Burger King down Texas way, Texas being another Republican economic “miracle”. Should feel right at home, boyzzzzzzz.

    Now, don’t y’all let the door hit you on Big Fitz’s big, fat ass or on Snotty’s ever-expanding BALD spot on the way out.

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