German voters deliver poll blow to Merkel amid discontent over aid to Greece - Times Online
Once again the Socialists create a disaster and then profit from it. This is what happens when the conservatives coddle the socialists in the hope of buying tranquility. It never works anywhere. The right of center parties everywhere have to run against the left of center parties and make sure that the public clearly ties the socialists to all of the disasters frauds waste and corruption. Failure to do that will result in people turning to the extreme fringe, which is not only bad in itself but also will perversely entrench the left in power.