Everyone is getting in on that hot, hot Russian action..

Merkel’s Party Says Putin Would Like to See Her Fall in 2017 – Bloomberg

German voters would hand a victory to Russian President Vladimir Putin if they ousted Chancellor Angela Merkel in next year’s election, a leader of her party said.

A coalition of Social Democrats, Greens and the anti-capitalist Left party governing Europe’s biggest economy would be more to Putin’s liking, Michael Grosse-Broemer, parliamentary whip of Merkel’s Christian Democrat-led bloc, said Tuesday. That’s in line with the chancellor’s campaign message that her party faces an unprecedented two-prong challenge from the political left and right in the election expected to be held in September.

“A defeat of Angela Merkel would be quite a success for Putin” and German policy makers need to be on guard against any attempt to “manipulate elections,” Grosse-Broemer told reporters in Berlin.

You can’t make this stuff up.  They’re literally telling German voters that any vote that isn’t for Angela Merkel is a vote for the caricature the West has created of Vladimir Putin.

I wonder if Liberal voters in Germany are as gullible and anti-intellectual as the American ones.