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Rüttgers is on camera right now, admitting defeat.

The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman
by dvx (dvx.clt št gmail dotcom) on Sun May 9th, 2010 at 12:44:31 PM EST
He's blaming his defeat on "a bunch of causes", assumes "political responsibility".

Will conduct coalition negotiations so as to keep "extremist parties" out of government.

The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman

by dvx (dvx.clt št gmail dotcom) on Sun May 9th, 2010 at 12:46:13 PM EST
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Greens rep attacks Rüttgers hard for blaming the federal political situation for the election loss, saying that the Greens fought a campaign with local themes and doubled their votes.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sun May 9th, 2010 at 01:09:09 PM EST
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ZDF "web politics expert" opines that it's not that bloggers influenced the election (by exposing the CDU's small scandals), more that leakers with an agenda now used them instead of tradmed to place damaging news.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sun May 9th, 2010 at 02:08:51 PM EST
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FDP yuppie in ZDF's studio. He gives off standard neolib tirade about releasing the potential of mid-tier companies by reducing their loads, meaning tax cuts. Reporter attacks him, what does he want to cut? They guy was prepared: he instantly names coal subsidies. But the reporter (a young woman) presses on, it's a bigger sum, gets a more bland answer without specifics.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sun May 9th, 2010 at 02:29:27 PM EST
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Now a young Green in the studio; she hopes for a left-wing coalition, with the Left Party if necessary, says the left Party is no issue for them, it's SPD and Left Party that must get along.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sun May 9th, 2010 at 02:32:38 PM EST
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