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Obama Falls Flat in Berlin (No Surprise)
Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 19, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 06/19/2013 1:17:11 PM PDT by Kaslin

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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.

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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.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Germany
KEYWORDS: benghazi; europeanunion; fastandfurious; germany; impeachnow; irs; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills
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1 posted on 06/19/2013 1:17:11 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

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...


2 posted on 06/19/2013 1:19:23 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Speaker John Boehner (R) no (D) no (R)... has more waffles than IHOP.)
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To: Kaslin

Not to mention Obama was drenched in so much flop sweat you would think he just discovered somebody was seriously investigating his background...


3 posted on 06/19/2013 1:20:57 PM PDT by apillar
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To: Kaslin

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.


4 posted on 06/19/2013 1:21:31 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Kaslin

Ich Bin Ein Tourister.


5 posted on 06/19/2013 1:22:39 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Kaslin

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.


6 posted on 06/19/2013 1:22:47 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Kaslin

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.


7 posted on 06/19/2013 1:22:58 PM PDT by Vinnie (][p)
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To: DoughtyOne
There’s a joke in there somewhere...

It's standing in front of TOTUS, squinting.

8 posted on 06/19/2013 1:23:06 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Kaslin

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.


9 posted on 06/19/2013 1:23:29 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Kaslin

How many were bribed to show up for this non-event?


10 posted on 06/19/2013 1:25:34 PM PDT by Paladin2 (;-))
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To: Kaslin

Was it my imagination or did I hear him refer to Berlin as the “City of Hope?”


11 posted on 06/19/2013 1:26:35 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever ((Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!))
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To: apillar
Obama was drenched in so much flop sweat you would think he just discovered somebody was seriously investigating his background...

Vlad Putin probably pulled him aside and showed him his private dossier on him.


12 posted on 06/19/2013 1:26:42 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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Megyn Kelly talking with KT McFarland about it

Obama draws far smaller crowd for Berlin visit than in '08

13 posted on 06/19/2013 1:28:02 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin
Why did Barry go to Germany? To spend time with Merkel, who he had just seen at the summit?

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.

14 posted on 06/19/2013 1:30:54 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Kaslin

KT is GREAT - she knows we have a useless communist in the WH!


15 posted on 06/19/2013 1:35:09 PM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: driftdiver
Brian Williams will all gooey over it on tonight's Nightly Nooze.
16 posted on 06/19/2013 1:36:20 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Puppage

sidebar- Today’s speech was invitation only. 6000 were handed out.


17 posted on 06/19/2013 1:36:35 PM PDT by griswold3 (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes)
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To: Kaslin

A good German song for Obama:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzGKsXPBILw


18 posted on 06/19/2013 1:40:37 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: colorado tanker
He must be a laughingstock behind foreign government closed doors.

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.


19 posted on 06/19/2013 1:41:32 PM PDT by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: Kaslin; Revolting cat!
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.

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.

20 posted on 06/19/2013 1:43:37 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: newfreep
Yes. I like the comments she made about how Zero keeps going back to Putin with talk of reducing the nuke arsenals and he keeps getting rebuffed.

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.

21 posted on 06/19/2013 1:44:36 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Kaslin

22 posted on 06/19/2013 1:45:35 PM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: Vinnie

Ich Bin Ein POS.


23 posted on 06/19/2013 1:47:00 PM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: Maceman
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.

Thanks. I was hoping someone would post that picture of the jackass in chief on this thread.

24 posted on 06/19/2013 1:52:55 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Kaslin

The thrill is gone
The thrill has gone away
The thrill is gone baby


25 posted on 06/19/2013 1:53:25 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: apillar

Hey, it was HOT behind all that bullet proof glass...


26 posted on 06/19/2013 1:53:52 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Maceman

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!


27 posted on 06/19/2013 1:55:56 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Kaslin

Ich bin Hitler!

Pray for America to Wake Up


28 posted on 06/19/2013 1:57:14 PM PDT by bray (Stop tolerating beheading!)
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To: Maceman

Please tell me that his hand was Photoshopped in.


29 posted on 06/19/2013 1:57:59 PM PDT by twhitak
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To: tet68

“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.


30 posted on 06/19/2013 1:59:21 PM PDT by Progov (I'm for SMALLER , HONEST government)
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To: DoughtyOne

I think that was Hissy Matthews’ explanation.


31 posted on 06/19/2013 2:01:05 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Puppage

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.


32 posted on 06/19/2013 2:03:22 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: twhitak
Please tell me that his hand was Photoshopped in.

Uhh . . . nope.

Neither was this one.

33 posted on 06/19/2013 2:06:13 PM PDT by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: a fool in paradise
That's not even a minor league hockey game crowd.

OTOH, I'm pretty sure that's upwards of 2X of what a certain MLB team was averaging a few years back.

34 posted on 06/19/2013 2:06:14 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: driftdiver

* The most uninspired, emotionless, monotone speech by a politician I have ever seen. *

He’s no Millard Fillmore...


35 posted on 06/19/2013 2:15:14 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: a fool in paradise
I guess National Socialists don't draw what they used to.


36 posted on 06/19/2013 2:19:41 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Maceman

Yep. Who's the dork waving?

37 posted on 06/19/2013 2:22:21 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: griswold3
sidebar- Today’s speech was invitation only. 6000 were handed out.

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?

38 posted on 06/19/2013 2:24:52 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Kaslin
And, to think he chose to quote Kant on freedom and rights instead of reciting the immortal words of his own nation's Declaration of Independence from government power which cites source of the life, rights and liberty of individuals.

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.”

39 posted on 06/19/2013 2:31:08 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: DoughtyOne

The sun is racist.


40 posted on 06/19/2013 2:33:45 PM PDT by A'elian' nation ("Political Correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred." Jacques Barzun)
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To: Kaslin

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.


41 posted on 06/19/2013 2:39:19 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: Kaslin

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.


42 posted on 06/19/2013 2:41:29 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: Will88

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.


43 posted on 06/19/2013 2:51:53 PM PDT by livius
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Thanks for that. Good to know I remembered correctly.


44 posted on 06/19/2013 2:53:55 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: griswold3

Is that right? That’s beautiful.


45 posted on 06/19/2013 2:54:23 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Paladin2

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.


46 posted on 06/19/2013 3:05:15 PM PDT by Joan Kerrey
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To: driftdiver

I watched for about 5 minutes at the most, then I changed the channel


47 posted on 06/19/2013 3:06:49 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Puppage

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


48 posted on 06/19/2013 3:12:45 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

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.


49 posted on 06/19/2013 3:30:03 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: puppypusher

Obama is probably in Berlin solely to get tips from ex-Stasi agents.


50 posted on 06/19/2013 3:31:37 PM PDT by dfwgator
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