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Too many "co-leaders" in this one, I'll tell you wut.
Cracks emerge in AfD as co-leader quits party after election success
Commentators have predicted that its divisions could be amplified by its entry onto the national political stage.
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Petry said the AfD, as an "anarchistic party", could be successful in opposition but would not be able to offer voters a credible option as a government. For this reason, she had decided not to take up her seat as part of the AfD group.

alrighty then. Time to open a pool, date of the first "Tough on Crime" speech. Any takers?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Sep 26th, 2017 at 05:13:29 PM EST
Does a "tough on immigrants" speech count, given that immigrants and crime are more or less synonymous in the minds of xenophobes and racist...?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Sep 26th, 2017 at 05:22:02 PM EST
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Bad comment, on the anniversary of the 1980 Oktoberfest terrorist attack. Hint: It wasn't a Muslim.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue Sep 26th, 2017 at 05:59:53 PM EST
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I think you misunderstand my comment...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Sep 26th, 2017 at 07:43:21 PM EST
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Of course! You understand the ways of the world well.

Monday morning Breaking News inspired me. Think of it as a "trial run." (no pun intended)
4 Men on Trial in Germany Accused of Killings in Syria

"normal" parties closing ranks on AfD turf. The next step is choosing The Law & Order Guy.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Sep 26th, 2017 at 09:37:18 PM EST
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in related creepy news, more 'merican than Russian meddling for money: the infection is spreading, according to schmiegel.

AfD Accuses Google of Sabotaging Campaign 19 Sep

As part of its digital campaign strategy, AfD has even brought on American consultants with the Harris Media advertising agency. The Texas consulting firm specializes in customers with "controversial" messages who range from Donald Trump and the gun lobby to France's far-right Front National. Their task is to adapt Kunkel's print campaign for the digital world. Two Harris employees have also embedded themselves in the digital "war room" inside the AfD's national headquarters in Berlin.

I can see the Saxony Coalition rolling in the gutter with AfD. But how soon?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Sep 26th, 2017 at 09:46:54 PM EST
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Spiegel is oversensitive to Israel. The same company also worked for Netanyahu and the Likud.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Sep 27th, 2017 at 06:43:40 AM EST
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My read was in reference to 'merican consultants hired by the Tories, not only for the referendum project but also the trade negotiation project--it being well-publicized Tories had/have no bench for that game.

iirc, we both picked up stories along those lines.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Sep 27th, 2017 at 12:02:38 PM EST
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Harris media certainly worked for Netanyahu, and the Spiegel article somehow avoided mentioning this fact.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Sep 27th, 2017 at 12:06:01 PM EST
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I don't call it schmiegel for nothing. Yella Cake is taken.

The fourth estate is not reknown for spotting trends (or patterns in fact like Harris' operating footprint) but "publicizing" particular events, both real and imaginary, of interest to private parties. In this instance, the detail is engrossed by "prototypical fascist" GOOGLE and AfD connotations --trending in innerboob chatter.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Sep 27th, 2017 at 12:41:45 PM EST
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Consider also the irony. Schmiegel story dated before the election. It may well have "influenced" turn-out and results in AfD favor. < reckless eyeballin' > Who's to say for CERTAIN?!!

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Sep 27th, 2017 at 12:49:30 PM EST
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The more insidious implication in this instance as with many others is, 'merican meddling for money --billed as avuncular expertise in "democratization"-- isn't all that beneficial.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Sep 27th, 2017 at 12:12:13 PM EST
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