The former SPD chief Sigmar Gabriel defended by the CDU leader, Annegret Kramp-karrenbauer against criticism of their carnival joke to the introduction of toilets for the third gender. “I wonder whether we have forgotten what the word freedom means,” said the SPD politician of the “Augsburger Allgemeine”. “If we start now, in the carnival every word on the gold balance, then half of the politicians would have been taken ten, twenty years in prison,” added Gabriel. Whether you think the joke is good or bad, one could always argue, but he was opposed to a public “humor police”.

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The dispute over Kramp cart Builder’s remark is a typical elitist debate between politics and the media, which is far from the reality of life of ordinary people, and thus to the alienation between parties and voters, contributions, said the Ex-Minister of foreign Affairs. “We need to be a super-happy country, that we get upset about something like that.”

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Kramp-Karrenbauer, also known as AKK, cramp had triggered with an almost night speech in Stockach indignant reactions. To the introduction of toilets for the third gender, she said: “This is for the men who still don’t know whether or not you may still have to stand when you pee or sit. For in between, is the toilet.”

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On Wednesday she was then to counter the attack: About a lot of things you have in this discussion, only the shake of the head, she said at the political ash Wednesday of the CDU in Demmin, in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. “When we tense up, and so, as we have done in the last few days, then a piece of Tradition and culture in Germany is broken and we should not let that happen.” Things were artificially high, pushed, and criticized them.

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