Greens are not doing well. Chairman Omid Nouripour does not give Markus Lanz an answer as to how many charging points there are for electric cars. All he knows is that “we desperately need charging infrastructure in particular.”

Green Youth spokeswoman Katharina Stolle basically abolishes meritocracy in a ZDF speech: “Why should I work myself to death in this broken world,” says the Young Green Party, “that you no longer feel that you don't want to do much, I think it's so. perfectly reasonable to work.”

Ricarda Lang, the federal chairman of the Green Party, is also not forgotten, who very optimistically estimated the average pension in Germany to be “about 2,000 euros”. In fact, pensioners in Germany receive an average of only 1,384 euros per month.

Now the 30-year-old dared to appear in front of the cameras again. This time in the program “Hard but fair”. Did he learn from his mistakes?

Family over facts: Ricarda Lang scores points here

Moderator Louis Klamroth makes it easy for Ricarda Lang. With the opening question, he rolls out the green carpet for her – and invites her to find her way into the show through her personal information. His mother was a single parent and money was always tight: The leader of the Green Party accepts it. “A lot of people can find themselves in emergency situations through no fault of their own,” he said, something he learned in his youth.

And adds: “When I look at the welfare society, I don't look at the small number who can abuse it, but the large number who need it.” Your family instead of serious facts question: it can 30-years pass easily.

Green party leader with numbers and index finger

In Hard But Fair, Lang even manages to relate frugality to citizens' money. It's about “sustainably placing people in the labor market,” he says, using basic green vocabulary. In fact, this time he goes into the debate with prepared numbers. He tries to attack the CDU man next to him.

“People cannot be permanently reset,” he accuses Philipp Amthor. “They are working enormously to discredit people who are receiving civil benefits.”

And he presents the facts: “There are 13,000 to 15,000 objections in total – you're taking them out to create a mood,” he accuses Amthor. He replies, “That's bullshit.”

Watching Ricarda Lang for the next few minutes is entertaining. He raises his index finger. He slaps the side of his hand. He rows with both hands. “You want to completely eliminate the assets to be protected,” says himself furiously.

After 20 minutes, his glass of water is already empty, and the interlocutors on the left and right have not taken a sip. It's not just water that flows. The moderator also needs to quickly direct the flow of the conversation. “The spectators have to come with us,” interjects Klamroth. The discussion has already reached such a point that you hardly understand a single word.

As if theater tickets were the biggest problem for the truly needy

As much as Ricarda Lang tries to be an advocate for the poor, she shows how little she understands the real problems.

The affected person is brought into the conversation. Citizens Allowance recipient Thomas Wasilewski reports living below the poverty line. “It's a cruel disaster for people,” the man explains plausibly.

Ricarda Lang nods a lot. But then the moderator Klamroth asks the political debaters for a specific number. It is 563 euros per person. And the Green Party says this sentence: “It is not enough that you can go to the theater and read a book.” As if a theater ticket is the biggest problem for those who really need help.

At the end of the ARD speech, he makes a very populist argument twice. He has learned that you can't go wrong with it: taxes are lower on low- and middle-income earners, but inheritance tax is higher.

The water glass is empty. Boss Green takes quite a mouthful.