They did NOT bow to the Al Qaeda threats they were receiving about "you'd better not vote for anybody who'd keep Germans in Afghanistan or you'll have terrorist attacks" Germans spoke back. They did NOT follow Obama's stimulus advice, they're thriving....the coalition won on LOWERING TAXES.
FROM MR Z:The conservatives (CDU/CSU) won the elections in
Noticeable is the rise of “Die Linke”, the communists, which still benefit from voters in East Germany – it will take another generation to adjust for the remnants of the communist regime.Z: You've got to see now how right my frequent criticism of Yahoo has been; Here's today's headline: Merkel CLAIMS Victory in Germany. Um, she DID get victory, Yahoo. It's a subtle thing, but...They're hating it at Yahoo......check THIS out. How's about MERKEL VICTORIOUS IN GERMANY? (just a thought....it's picky, but it's valid..)
UPDATE: 3 hours later, the opponent's conceded 2 hours ago, and Yahoo still has "MERKEL CLAIMS..........." Finally, at almost 6 pm, Yahoo says she "CAPTURED" the win.