A League Of Leagues Of Their Own In Europe
“There’s no crying in baseball!”
— A League of Their Own
The Great Realignment is coming to Europe next year. All the writing is on the wall.
This summer saw German Chancellor Angela Merkel survive a leadership challenge by her coalition partner Horst Seehofer over her immigration policy.
She needs political wins to maintain her hold on power. Standing firm against President Trump on the Nordstream 2 pipeline and having a cordial summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin is a good start.
Because most of Europe is tired of 1) Germany setting policy for the entire EU and 2) anti-Russian sanctions killing their trade.
But week-long protests in the Saxony town of Chemnitz over the stabbing of a local man are dogging her. Germany’s polling numbers continue ebbing away from Merkel.
The more she is weakened the more emboldened her opposition becomes.
Cue Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini and Hungarian President Viktor Orban. They met to openly strategize over ending open migration into the EU. On the surface Italy and Hungary seem at odds on this issue.
Italy wants its borders closed and its migrants distributed throughout Europe.
Hungary steadfastly refuses to take even one migrant.
This dichotomy is what the European media and politicians think will keep these two rising titans in conflict.
But, as Mike Shedlock pointed out recently at Townhall.com, these two men have bigger goals which they are