Skip to comments.Obama Falls Flat in Berlin (No Surprise)
Posted on 06/19/2013 1:17:11 PM PDT by Kaslin
RUSH: I'll get to Obama and Germany. There were two things he did in Germany. He had a press conference with Merkel and he had a speech, the Brandenburg Gate. If you remember, in 2008 Obama went over to Germany and he requested at that time to speak at the Brandenburg Gate, and the Germans, boy, they were under a lot of pressure because back then Obama was The Messiah. He was making a tour of Europe on his messianic pilgrimage as part of his campaign. He requested to speak at the Brandenburg Gate, and the Germans said no. You're not yet of that stature.
So he got as close to the Brandenburg Gate as possible, and 200,000 people showed up. German beer was flowing. And the god echo in Obama's speech, you remember that? I mean, it was just all over the place. You know how many people showed up today? Six thousand. Two hundred thousand in 2008. Six thousand today. That's quite a drop. And you want to hear something humorous. Apparently -- and I haven't heard it yet, because, frankly, I've had other things on my mind today, but I've heard that Obama, in his speech -- not the presser with Merkel -- but in his speech, it kind of fizzled at the end.
Chris Matthews offered a reason why. The setting sun made it difficult for Obama to see the teleprompter. He couldn't see the text. So it was the sun's fault. Now, this teleprompter business, I have used 'em on my TV show, and I'm really uncomfortable with 'em. I mean, they're confining. You end up relying on the darn thing. They eliminate spontaneity. I'm not comfortable with these things. The only time I use one is when I have to have something just fit. Like the Morning Update, I use a prompter for it because it's gotta come in at 90 seconds, and I can't end up ad-libbing in tangents and so forth. And I can't edit video so I've gotta do it all in one take, but that's the only time I use a prompter. Because I know what I'm talking about.
If you know what you're talking about you don't need notes, even. Maybe just an outline to jog your memory, and then you go. But Obama, if you've noticed, he's lost without that prompter. And I know why. I know why he's always on the prompter. And that is to make sure he doesn't slip up and portray what he really thinks and what his plans really are. It's so Obama stays confined in the way that he has been marketed and presented, and he participates in that of course, and the way they manage, 'cause it's all about the Limbaugh Theorem. It's all about Obama appearing detached, unattached.
It's all about Obama disguising what his real intentions are. With no prompter and no discipline, he might actually let it slip what his real plans are, and that would be devastating. The fact of the matter is that most liberals cannot be honest with you about what they really hope happens or what they really want to happen or what they really intend to do, because if that ever happens -- and it has -- they don't win much. They're resoundingly defeated, particularly in national elections. So that's the primary reason for the prompter, is to keep Obama on message and disciplined so that he doesn't wander off and give up the game.
But we've got sound bites on all this, and we'll get to that.
RUSH: Yeah, yeah, I was just watching a little bit of Obama and the speech at the Brandenburg Gate. Two hundred thousand people showed up for an Obama speech in 2008. Six thousand today. Fox has a side-by-side comparison of the crowd side. That's not 6,000 people there today. What are they telling us? There's no way that's 6,000 people! That's not even a minor league hockey game crowd. There isn't any 6,000 people there.
Anyway, I didn't hear it, but supposedly the end of the Obama's speech today at the Brandenburg Gate kind of fizzled. It had no pizzazz, and Chris Matthews -- the sycophantic thrill-up-the-leg Obamaite -- said that it was because of the sun, the setting sun was obscuring Obama's prompter, and he wasn't able to see the words on the prompter, and without the prompter we he doesn't know what he's saying, apparently. What else is there to conclude? Well, we know the real reason he's on prompter.
They gotta make sure he doesn't drift off and reveal what's really on his mind.
It was said that the sun was shining on his teleprompter and he couldn’t read it very well.
There’s a joke in there somewhere...
Not to mention Obama was drenched in so much flop sweat you would think he just discovered somebody was seriously investigating his background...
As I recall, in 2008 most weren’t there to see OblameA, rather the German rock band (can’t recall the name) that was scheduled to play immediately following.
Ich Bin Ein Tourister.
I saw part of the speech on Fox. Basically I couldn’t find the remote to change the channel.
The most uninspired, emotionless, monotone speech by a politician I have ever seen.
His draw in 2008 was the warmup acts . Used them all during his campaign.
First class groups that the people came to see for free.
It's standing in front of TOTUS, squinting.
Obama is a communist who prolly thought East Germany was awesome. He can’t speak of liberty being great since he doesn’t believe in it.
How many were bribed to show up for this non-event?
Was it my imagination or did I hear him refer to Berlin as the “City of Hope?”
It sure looks like this egomaniac has remembered for the last five years that he didn't get the Brandenburg Gate in 2008, so he goes there now just to prove he can get it? And then he flops the speech?
He must be a laughingstock behind foreign government closed doors.
KT is GREAT - she knows we have a useless communist in the WH!
sidebar- Today’s speech was invitation only. 6000 were handed out.
A good German song for Obama:
I don't believe that Obama has EVER appeared in any kind of international setting where he hasn't made a complete ass of himself.
I've seen television footage of Hitler parading about at one his rallies. Not the famous Leni Reifenstahl progaganda film footage, carefully edited, but "live" film footage as originally broadcast on Nazi state run television. Nowhere near as populated an event or as commanding a presence.
I saw the footage in a documentary on television history in 1930s Germany (they televised the 1936 Olympics as well).
We saw the photos of Obama rallies in 2008 how the crowds were roped into certain areas at public appearances so as to maximize the appearance of crowd size.
Most nations know that all they have to do is stand pat and nod accordingly when the US makes a proposal, because they know the US will be back next week with an even sweeter proposal - just to get some movement, make it look like there's some progress when it's nothing more than the US giving up more and more with each new proposal.
Dems are stupid and liberalism is a mental disease.
Ich Bin Ein POS.
Thanks. I was hoping someone would post that picture of the jackass in chief on this thread.
The thrill is gone
The thrill has gone away
The thrill is gone baby
Hey, it was HOT behind all that bullet proof glass...
I will NEVER forget the day this picture was taken. I laughed most of the day! It STILL makes me fall out laughing.He looks like he’s having his kindergarten class picture taken. Dork!
Ich bin Hitler!
Pray for America to Wake Up
Please tell me that his hand was Photoshopped in.
“If you know what you’re talking about you don’t need notes, even. Maybe just an outline to jog your memory, and then you go. But Obama, if you’ve noticed, he’s lost without that prompter.”.......
So tell us something new here Rush. Odumbo was “lost” before he ever got elected the first time. Now we all pay the price.
I think that was Hissy Matthews’ explanation.
The German group is Reamonn. Also performing was the reggae artist Patrice. The lead singer of Reamonn claimed that people were there to see Obama, not them. If I was in Europe at that time, I might have went to see the group, then left after the music was over.
OTOH, I'm pretty sure that's upwards of 2X of what a certain MLB team was averaging a few years back.
* The most uninspired, emotionless, monotone speech by a politician I have ever seen. *
He’s no Millard Fillmore...
Yep. Who's the dork waving?
A preemptive strike against a plunge in interest in Obama? Do you seriously think this gang would have passed up an opportunity to speak before a few hundred thousand if they though they could draw such a crowd?
He said today, ". . . Immanuel Kant, who taught us that freedom is the unoriginated birthright of man, and it belongs to him by force of his humanity.
The sun is racist.
The official count of the crowd by the Germans was 4,500. Perhaps Obummer should have gone to Berlin CT where he might have drawn a crowd of 5,000 Obummernuts.
Al Gore must envy Obama’s timing. While an Al Gore visit usually causes the thermometer to drop precipitously, the temperature today in Berlin was 97, 20+ degrees above normal. Obama must have jumped on Air Force One when he heard it was going to be a scorcher in Deutschland.
This was clearly a way to avoid embarrassment for Bambi. It actually didn’t even look like there were 6000 people there, though. Maybe most of the invites went in the circular file.
Thanks for that. Good to know I remembered correctly.
Is that right? That’s beautiful.
How many were bribed to show up for this non-event?
My understanding is that of the 4,500 there, 2,000 were U.S. security, 1,000 German security/police and 1,000 in Obama’s entourage including foreign guests and German politicians.
500 people at the gate area is normal even without a special event. It’s likely that those 500 were not necessarily there to see Obama. I think the press were part of the 500.
I watched for about 5 minutes at the most, then I changed the channel
Yeah, I remember reading about it, but nothing shows up in search. I am going to check the German Tabloid Bild, to see if they have something about it
I guess Obama didn’t offer a big enough bribe to get the Germans to go out and listen to his communist crap.The German know all about communism as they lived right next door to it for over sixty years.
Obama is probably in Berlin solely to get tips from ex-Stasi agents.