Thursday, August 18, 2005

The Cause of Schroder's Upcoming Loss

Whenever a leftist politician loses, the MSM resorts to searching for a cause on the right. In the last U.S. election, despite evidence to the contrary, the press blamed evangelical Christians. In the upcoming German elections I guarantee the press will blame the rise of some small parties on the right for the decline of the Social Democrats. Articles will link these parties to the Nazis and cause much handwringing.

But will the MSM analyze the attacks on Schroder from the left? Will anyone beyond the WSJ express concern at the rebirth of the PDS communist party and the creation of the newly formed Left Party? Are these far left America-hating parties dragging the Social Dems so far left that they can't recover (just as MoveOn, Michael Moore, NARAL, the ACLU and others have torn apart the Democrats)?