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Obama Expresses Gratitude 'for Some Very Important German Immigrants, Anheuser-Busch'
The Weekly Standard ^ | 6/19/13 | DANIEL HALPER

Posted on 06/19/2013 4:44:06 PM PDT by Nachum

Via the pool report:

He thanked families like Chrysler, Hershey, Heinz, Einstein, Steinway, Steinbeck, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig for prosperity and inspiration. He said young Americans "will always be grateful for Levi Strauss for their blue jeans."

"Americans will also be grateful especially for some very important German immigrants Anheuser Busch."

Obama said he was "thankful to Angela" who he said had yearned for the freedom in her youth, and said she had pointed out during their lunch the train tracks where the Berlin Wall used to run. He said she had helped her dreams become true for millions in her country.

"You are an inspiration to me and people around the world."

Potus then told the story of a bell that was gifted to the German people from the United States in 1950 and hangs in the former town hall in Berlin. The bell tolled after the JFK, speech, German unification and after 9/11.

He made his toast quoting a declaration to which millions of countrywide Americans signed before the bell was given to Germany.

(Excerpt) Read more at weeklystandard.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: expresses; german; gratitude; obama

1 posted on 06/19/2013 4:44:06 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Maybe it’s a good thing this generation is incapable of shame; otherwise this country would be embarrassed to death.


2 posted on 06/19/2013 4:49:03 PM PDT by stormhill (Guns Save Lives!)
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To: Nachum
"Americans will also be grateful especially for some very important German immigrants Anheuser Busch."

That one was kind of funny. Complements to Mr. Teleprompter.

3 posted on 06/19/2013 4:49:55 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: El Cid

It was somewhat funny, and even true, making it a most rare Obamaism. I’m very glad those families came here with their craft, along with Adolf Coors, whose product I am currently consuming.


4 posted on 06/19/2013 4:53:03 PM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: El Cid
That one was kind of funny. Complements to Mr. Teleprompter.

OK who from NSA hacked into TOTUS?

5 posted on 06/19/2013 4:54:05 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: cdcdawg
...and even true, making it a most rare Obamaism.

I was about to put a disclaimer in my original response because I realize that this Administration is very poor in their fact checking (as they constantly pull out their 'facts' from a dark and stinky place). But I figured, 'what the heck, Anheuser and Busch sound pretty Germanic', so I left the disclaimer out...

6 posted on 06/19/2013 4:56:51 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Nachum

Does this IDGIT have any idea how many good Germans came to this country to escape poverty and war...and for FREEDOM? He makes me ill...and my German Great Grandparents are rolling in their graves.


7 posted on 06/19/2013 5:01:48 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: El Cid

well, you know he couldn’t have said Coors, because that family is pretty solidly conservative. Anheuser and Busch were both born in Germany.


8 posted on 06/19/2013 5:01:52 PM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: Nachum

I forget. Do those people speak Geranium, Germanium, or Germanish? Or is it Austrian??


9 posted on 06/19/2013 5:03:45 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Nachum

I know Jesse Jacksons kid is grateful to Anheuser-Busch, he got himself a distributorship after Jesse blackmailed them.


10 posted on 06/19/2013 5:05:58 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Nachum

11 posted on 06/19/2013 5:06:02 PM PDT by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority! 11.06.12 - Day of Infamy!)
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To: Nachum
So who do you think owns Anheuser Busch in John McCains district? None other than his WIFE!
12 posted on 06/19/2013 5:09:03 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Right Wing Assault
"Spriken ze Doech ?"

Tea Party Rally May Have Drawn Bigger Crowd than Obama Speech in Berlin Beck proves, even on short notice, that he's more popular and more liked than the ILLEGAL ALIEN IN CHIEF.
13 posted on 06/19/2013 5:12:03 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Nachum
What? Obama left out Mr. Mercedes and Mr. Benz?

Yes, I know that Mercedes was not a person.

-PJ

14 posted on 06/19/2013 5:13:59 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: El Cid

It’s all Busch’s fault.


15 posted on 06/19/2013 5:14:07 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Nachum; All

I guess Obama isn’t going to say something nice about me...I was born in Germany.....and I have my birth certifcate to prove it...too


16 posted on 06/19/2013 5:22:41 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Don't Blame Me For La Raza Rubio....I Voted For Alex Snitker)
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To: Nachum

Ack! Vat a putz!


17 posted on 06/19/2013 5:33:34 PM PDT by lightman (Prosecute the heresies; pity the heretics.)
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To: Nachum

What, he DIDN’T blame Busch? /sarc


18 posted on 06/19/2013 5:35:14 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Nachum

Obama is such a Berliner.


19 posted on 06/19/2013 5:40:25 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Political Junkie Too
Yes, I know that Mercedes was not a person.

She's not???

20 posted on 06/19/2013 6:16:05 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: lightman
Ack! Vat a putz!

Don't say "putts". He'll grab his clubs and make the Secret Service light the course with flashlights.

21 posted on 06/19/2013 6:55:46 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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To: Nachum

What a damn idiot!!!


22 posted on 06/19/2013 9:08:32 PM PDT by Route395
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To: a fool in paradise
I read that Mercedes was the code name for the first model, named after the niece of the designer, or something like that.

-PJ

23 posted on 06/19/2013 11:11:31 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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