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Unrequited Love: Explaining Germany's Infantile Crush on Obama
Der Spiegel ^ | 11/09/2012 | Jan Fleischhauer

Posted on 11/10/2012 12:21:41 PM PST by Olog-hai

There is hardly an issue about which Germans as so united as they are by their desire to see America on its knees. It unites both the left and the right. Wherever they look, they see decay, a lack of culture and ignorance. …

The criticism of America has always been a bit infantile. One is familiar with the theory from psychoanalysis, when people talk about transference, or when suppressed feelings or emotions are overcome by projecting them onto others. …

The childish excitement over Obama, that once again took hold over Germans during this election—fully 93 percent of the country would have voted for him in this election—is the flip side of this desire for America's demise. That the Germans, of all people, should see themselves in a black civil rights attorney from Chicago can only be explained by the fact that they see him as the opposite of what they consider to be normal Americans.

(Excerpt) Read more at spiegel.de ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Germany; Government; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: europeanunion; germany; waronterror

1 posted on 11/10/2012 12:21:44 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Krauts seem to have a thing for authoritarian narcissists.


2 posted on 11/10/2012 12:27:50 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Olog-hai
Well, one place to save money (not that Obama really cares), is to withdraw all of our troops and close our bases in Europe.
3 posted on 11/10/2012 12:29:36 PM PST by Truth29
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To: Olog-hai

White guilt, German strain.


4 posted on 11/10/2012 12:30:08 PM PST by Will88
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To: Arthurio

yep


5 posted on 11/10/2012 12:31:21 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Olog-hai

Germans have always been attracted to men who give good speeches.


6 posted on 11/10/2012 12:34:56 PM PST by Bratch
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To: Olog-hai

They luv him, they can have him. Or maybe they just luv the fact that Obama is trying to bring us to our knees?


7 posted on 11/10/2012 12:36:42 PM PST by rbg81
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To: Arthurio

Or they see O as facilitating the first sentence of the story.


8 posted on 11/10/2012 12:37:30 PM PST by Dutchboy88
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To: Olog-hai
The irony is that Germans wouldn't allow a jug-eared half-Kenyan bastard into a position of authority in their country in a million years.
9 posted on 11/10/2012 12:39:10 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: Olog-hai; martin_fierro; Charles Henrickson

Ich bin ein Baracker


10 posted on 11/10/2012 12:39:13 PM PST by mikrofon (Ich bin ein Tagliner)
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To: Arthurio

Apparently this whole thing is true of countries around the world.


11 posted on 11/10/2012 1:03:23 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Truth29

No, I’m against that. Precisely what Germany wants. Obama may do that anyway, but for the pretense of “peace” more than anything.


12 posted on 11/10/2012 1:06:36 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
Obama needs to grow a moustache.
13 posted on 11/10/2012 1:20:18 PM PST by funfan
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To: funfan

Preferably ones with vertical sides.


14 posted on 11/10/2012 1:26:09 PM PST by DarkWaters ("Deception is a state of mind --- and the mind of the state" --- James Jesus Angleton)
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To: Olog-hai

Germany’s Europe rejects capitalism and under the Treaty of Lisbon has adopted instead “social market economy”. This is a form of fascism, a branch of socialism. So when Germans think that Obama’s electoral victory is something that leads the US towards further decline, are they telling us that they are ahead of us in economic decline?


15 posted on 11/10/2012 1:27:37 PM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: Olog-hai
Remember that woman from Zero's 2008 Berlin visit, Fräulein Judith Bonesky?


Barack Obama braces his muscles next to me.

16 posted on 11/10/2012 1:43:42 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: Olog-hai
"No, I’m against that. Precisely what Germany wants. Obama may do that anyway, but for the pretense of “peace” more than anything."

Why not? With Obama in charge, we aren't going to do good anyway and the Europeans need to shoulder the costs of their own military defense, such as it is. Withdrawing is against the concept of the US as a superpower who guarantees world stability, but those days have passed with Dear Leader in charge. If anything, he is busy destabilizing countries and spreading the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamists with US power.

17 posted on 11/10/2012 2:20:33 PM PST by Truth29
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To: mikrofon
Ich bin doch ein Blöd!

For years, I had a plastic bag from Maxi-Mart in Böblingen that had a picture of a young woman on it that stated:

"Ich bin doch kein Blöd!"

Which translates to

"I'm sure no fool!"

18 posted on 11/10/2012 2:23:49 PM PST by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: Truth29

Just because Pandora says she can handle the cost of keeping the box does not mean you leave her alone with it to open it.


19 posted on 11/10/2012 3:00:34 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Deep in the Germanic DNA there is a love of dictators and a desire to subjugate ‘inferiors’. Of course they would admire and support the Fuhrer’s student. He learned much from pre-WW2 Germany. Its a deep-rooted love of power and control.
To hell with em-—again.


20 posted on 11/10/2012 3:30:16 PM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: Olog-hai
I recall reading the first time didn't work out so well for Israel. This time things will be... oh, nevermind.


21 posted on 11/10/2012 3:37:40 PM PST by SparkyBass
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To: Arthurio

The day will come when Obama will be the most hated man in America.


22 posted on 11/10/2012 3:45:54 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Olog-hai

That love will end very soon, probably in 2014. Why? The arrogant Germans forget that one reason their socialsts “heaven” has survived all these years is their military expenditures have be virtually zero due to the US military presence in Germany. This has allowed them to spend on their socialist utopia.

In 2014 when Obamacare hits the US full force and Dear Leader BHO enacts his Russian flexibility and pro-jihadist foreign policy Ramstien and K-town will be cut back, curtailed or closed as will other US bases in Europe. Germany will have to start footing the bill that the US has so graciously been footing since the end of WWII.

If/when this happens we will see how much they love BHO and how well their socialsts paradise functions, when the Russian Bear growls, the muslim boil inside and outside their country ruptures and they are either defenseless or have to spend money to shore up their security.

So gloat now Frau and Herr Wagner because your day of reckoning is around the corner, due to the blind worship of the socialst in the White House across the big pond.


23 posted on 11/10/2012 6:40:29 PM PST by CharlesMartelsGhost
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

That’ll be another beneficial crisis that their elites would have a plan to exploit.


24 posted on 11/10/2012 6:42:00 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

True, especially when they are embracing green energy and decommissioning their nuclear plants also./s


25 posted on 11/10/2012 6:50:00 PM PST by CharlesMartelsGhost
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To: Olog-hai; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Olog-hai.


26 posted on 11/11/2012 4:51:49 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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