For the first time, a non-American has won the Fousesquawk Golden Penguin as Jerk of the Year. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the queen of Europe's insane open doors policy, has brought her country to its knees by allowing over one million migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers to roam around her country committing all sorts of crimes.
The year began auspiciously with the New Years Eve mass sexual assaults carried out against hundreds of woman at Cologne's Central Train Station steps away from the city's iconic Dom cathedral. Over the course of the year, rapes, terrorist attacks and ordinary attacks became the order of the day. Just in the past month, a young girl was raped and murdered by a young Afghan refugee in Freiburg, and a Tunisian man, dedicated to ISIS, murdered a Polish truck driver, commandeered his lorry, and drove it through a crowd at a Berlin Christmas market killing 12. And days later, seven Arab youths tried to light a homeless man on fire at a Berlin subway station.
And through it all, as outrage mounted throughout the land, Merkel repeatedly insisted, "Wir schaffen dass". (We can do this.) plowing ahead and dismissing her critics as racist right-wingers. Exhibiting the tone deafness of a Hillary Clinton, she is still running for re-election as Germany's chancellor.
So congratulations, Frau Merkel. You have done it (Sie haben es geschaffen). You are the 2016 Fousesquawk Jerk of the Year.