Merkel rejects limits on refugee intake at CSU meeting in BavariaI think it’s important that Merkel sooner or later lose her job for committing Merkel’s Boner. That’s what makes a lasting impression on politicians: other politicians losing their jobs.
The German chancellor dismissed influential Bavarian leader Horst Seehofer’s suggestion of a cap on refugees for 2016, as tensions mount between Merkel’s Christian Democrats and their sister party in the south.
Angela Merkel attended a meeting on Wednesday with representatives of the Christian Social Union (CSU), sister party of her Christian Democratic Union (CDU), after a tense previous appearance in November alongside state premier Horst Seehofer.
Meeting with CSU representatives in the Bavarian town of Wildbad Kreuth, Merkel again rejected proposals for capping the number of refugees allowed into Germany in 2016.
"There exist some varying positions. That will probably not change in the discussion today," Merkel said, referring to CSU chief Horst Seehofer's desire to implement a natiowide ceiling of 200,000 refugees this year.
The Narrative is so powerful at rewriting history that politicians don’t even understand examples of other politicians winning their jobs: for example, George H.W. Bush winning on Willie Horton in 1988 or Pete Wilson winning on Prop. 187 in 1994 are down the Memory Hole.
But losing … that’s what grabs future politicians’ attention. [Comment at Unz.com.]