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Barack Obama bombs in Berlin: a weak, underwhelming address from a floundering president
The Telegraph ^ | 6/20/2013 | Nile Gardiner

Posted on 06/20/2013 7:05:05 AM PDT by rktman

In stark contrast to that of his presidential predecessors, Barack Obama’s message on Wednesday was pure mush, another clichéd “citizens of the world” polemic with little substance. This was a speech big on platitudes and hopeless idealism, while containing much that was counter-productive for the world’s superpower. Ultimately it was little more than a laundry list of Obama’s favourite liberal pet causes, including cutting nuclear weapons, warning about climate change, putting an end to all wars, shutting Guantanamo, ending global poverty, and backing the European Project. It was a combination of staggering naiveté, the appeasement of America’s enemies and strategic adversaries, and the championing of more big government solutions.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Germany
KEYWORDS: berlin; bho44; bulletproofwall; didiots; eussr; g8summit; germany; ichbineinhasbeen; miserablefailure; obama; obamaberlinspeech; obamaspeech
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Such command, such tenacity, such a dunce. Glad someone calls it as it was instead of the msm bowing down at the feet of king hussein. This guy can draw more flies than attendees anymore and yet............he still bullies us around like no tomorrow. Hey citizens. Here's an energy increase for ya. How do you like that? Hey coal miners, don't worry, the ebt cards are in the mail. Oh yeah, and I'm gonna control mother nature and the weather too.
1 posted on 06/20/2013 7:05:05 AM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman

Ah, at least the foreign papers admit that our chicken-lipped, cretinlike, lying piece of excrement Loon-O-Dent is exactly the slime that lots of us know that he is.


2 posted on 06/20/2013 7:06:52 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: rktman
This was a speech big on platitudes and hopeless idealism.....

Like that's new for him?

3 posted on 06/20/2013 7:08:23 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: rktman


4 posted on 06/20/2013 7:08:36 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: rktman

Wow! Were that a U.S.-based “media” outlet, such an article would’ve triggered an inquisition by the Dept. of “Justice,” followed by a wave of audits from the Infernal Revenge Syndicate.


5 posted on 06/20/2013 7:08:59 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: JoeProBono

Yeah, Angela was almost going to take off her jacket.
Right. What a look of disgust on her.


6 posted on 06/20/2013 7:09:52 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: JoeProBono
Obama looks like a girl standing next to Merkle. Her facial expression is pure disgust.
7 posted on 06/20/2013 7:12:40 AM PDT by detective
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To: JoeProBono

But...but...but...HE’S the ONE!!!???


8 posted on 06/20/2013 7:12:46 AM PDT by SMARTY (“The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. “Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: rktman

You must go to the Telegraph site and read this scathing article, because you certainly can’t find it in any US newspapers. And the comments following the article.....priceless!


9 posted on 06/20/2013 7:13:41 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Da Coyote

The sun was in his eyes.*

*So said Chris Matthews. :-)


10 posted on 06/20/2013 7:14:59 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: edpc
This was a speech big on platitudes and hopeless idealism.....

The guy's ENTIRE LIFE is built on that


11 posted on 06/20/2013 7:15:24 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Travis McGee

She looks like she is waiting for him to bring her some coffee...


12 posted on 06/20/2013 7:15:31 AM PDT by Average Al
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To: rktman
“... from a crowd that was one-hundredth the size of JFK’s,” and far smaller than the 200,000 boisterous Germans who had listened to his 2008 address as a presidential candidate.

The Germans have lived under the nazis and the commies, so they've already heard all the crap 0bama has to say.

13 posted on 06/20/2013 7:15:35 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Jesus, Please Save America!)
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To: rktman

Ich bin ein Gilligan!...


14 posted on 06/20/2013 7:16:26 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: JoeProBono

Eeeeuuuu.....it looks like he’s advertising for underarm deodorant. No wonder she was disgusted.


15 posted on 06/20/2013 7:16:47 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: cuban leaf
"The sun was in his eyes."

That might be reality.....

16 posted on 06/20/2013 7:17:08 AM PDT by Average Al
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To: rktman

Obama speech at the Brandenburg Gate

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8l-8A2YrB_A

[29 minutes. I didn’t bother to listen to the whole thing. I skipped ahead. It was lackluster. Same ole rhetoric. Poster 120M observed this: “He talks about tearing down walls but actually is standing behind the wall of glass. Isn’t it very significative?”]


17 posted on 06/20/2013 7:17:36 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: Travis McGee

Dear Germany,

We’ll trade you the Obamadork for Angela.

We’ll give money.

Lots of money.

All of our gold, oil, and patents.

Everything.

Just take the piece of excrement and flush it somewhere.

P.S. You have to promise to NEVER let it out of the country.

Ever.


18 posted on 06/20/2013 7:18:32 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: rktman

That’s ok! He still thinks he did a marvelous job!!! He’s happy being who he is. As significant as a skid mark on a square of toilet paper being flushed to sea!


19 posted on 06/20/2013 7:18:41 AM PDT by albie
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To: JoeProBono

she is looking at him like he just farted or something


21 posted on 06/20/2013 7:19:41 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: JoeProBono

3.5 more years folks. I don’t know how we are going to endure it. The guy is a serial embarrassment to our country. Between that and destroying the economy whats going to be left to salvage in 2016? Its going to be a mess.


22 posted on 06/20/2013 7:20:55 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Travis McGee

23 posted on 06/20/2013 7:21:55 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Ich bin ein Urkel. :-)


24 posted on 06/20/2013 7:23:22 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: JoeProBono

25 posted on 06/20/2013 7:23:33 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: Da Coyote
Don't make too much of it. The Thatcherites on staff at The Telegraph have seen Obama for what he is since he announced his candidacy for POTUS just like us FReepers and a lot of folks who grew up behind the Iron Curtain did.
26 posted on 06/20/2013 7:24:00 AM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: rktman

The portrayal of a slow-witted, angry, sweaty, thin-skinned President is SO rasissss. “Ich bin bad reader!”


27 posted on 06/20/2013 7:24:21 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: rktman

I like the NY Post’s headline: “Mush From The Wimp”.


28 posted on 06/20/2013 7:24:43 AM PDT by BfloGuy (The Eurozone policy might best be described as "Laurel and Hardy Carry a Piano Upstairs.")
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To: cuban leaf

Ya, the sun was in his eyes, that was the excuse.

Why do liberals and the MSM always have an excuse for him? The sun was in his eyes? The terrible debate performance in Denver was due to the altitude and jet lag? Would liberals have ever allowed George W. Bush such excuses?


29 posted on 06/20/2013 7:25:08 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: NonValueAdded

She’s thinking...”What an Asshat!”


30 posted on 06/20/2013 7:25:19 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: rktman

No one has bombed that bad in Berlin since the 8th Air Force.


31 posted on 06/20/2013 7:26:03 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: SERKIT

“Next time I go around the globe trying to repair our country’s reputation after that Eeeeeevil George Bush, I’ll be sure to use new Sure Clinical Strength!”


32 posted on 06/20/2013 7:26:35 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: JoeProBono

Hey Obama!...You’re a real cool breeze! (BURP!)


33 posted on 06/20/2013 7:27:23 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
She’s thinking...”What an Asshat!”

She's thinking..."What dumb Americans" - too fat? too lazy? too rich? too poor? to see the obvious?

34 posted on 06/20/2013 7:37:41 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: rktman

Ich bin eine grosse grifter!


35 posted on 06/20/2013 7:39:30 AM PDT by Mashood
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To: Buckeye McFrog
That's a fact. I remember during his initial campaign, he referred to the acquisition of nuclear weapons by Iran as "a game changer."

I laughed out loud. That is so vague, meaningless, and open-ended. Yet, the MSM and masses swooned. Now, he's refined it a bit with Syria's (supposed) use of chemical weapons. That "changed his calculus" of the situation.

I can see his team doing a lot of chin stroking and narrow-eyed musing while coming up with this pseudo-intellectual pap.

36 posted on 06/20/2013 7:42:18 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: SMARTY

He’s got a gift, Harry.


37 posted on 06/20/2013 7:43:13 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Travis McGee

Yeah that pit stain is pretty nasty.


38 posted on 06/20/2013 7:49:20 AM PDT by jughandle
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To: MrB

Same Utopian dribble...to hear Obama blather on, I’m surprised Merkel did not nod-off in the warm afternoon sun.

At least now, i’ve noticed, when i criticize his speeches to my liberal friends, i am no longer labeled a racist...

Progress


39 posted on 06/20/2013 7:49:45 AM PDT by mneville (Scorched Earth in September)
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To: MrB

Like VD. The gift that keeps on giving.


40 posted on 06/20/2013 7:52:23 AM PDT by glyptol
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To: NonValueAdded

We voted for him! Isn’t he better than Mittens? Why Mitt flip Flopped—he was an evil MORMON—tied his dog to the roof of his car—and hated women too! We get the leader we deserve! Just as The Germans voted for Hitler and were bombed into the 19th Century—so too she shall pay a grim and terrible price for electing this clown. What’s next in the cards? War grim and awful—WW III or CW II Or Rev. II. Take your pick but in the end lots of folks will be dead.


41 posted on 06/20/2013 8:02:58 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Whadda mean “we,” pilgrim?


42 posted on 06/20/2013 8:11:45 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: rktman

Ich bin eine sphincter.


43 posted on 06/20/2013 8:19:27 AM PDT by Inwoodian
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To: SERKIT

WINNER!!


44 posted on 06/20/2013 8:21:07 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: rktman

weak and underwhelming..........yep, that’s our boy alright.


45 posted on 06/20/2013 8:29:24 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: V_TWIN

the girly man at his best:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef013486a73dbf970c-500wi


46 posted on 06/20/2013 8:30:38 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: mneville
to my liberal friends, i am no longer labeled a racist... Progress

Although I too have gotten a liberal or two to admit that this fellow is a complete and worthless canard, they would still have pulled the lever for him, and will do so for his anointed successor.

There is no opposition to this man worthy of the name. The Republicans are certainly of scant help. We need a couple more political parties.

How do you do that?

47 posted on 06/20/2013 8:32:48 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk ("Obama" The Movie. Introducing Reggie Love as "Monica." .)
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Even 2,500 would be a stretch, based on the pics I’ve seen... and very likely among them were:

o American State Department employees all over Germany and the rest of Europe - including executive branch agencies

o American military personnel and their families who were virtually “ordered” to attend

o American company employees who work for companies supporting Obama/Democrats

o Liberal students from German universities

o Former East-Germany groups still associated with Communism

o Family of European media who were given complimentary tickets in good seats

o Some high schools students who were let out of class to attend

o The entire Obama trip staff


48 posted on 06/20/2013 8:34:15 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: ScottinVA

BTW, those examples are by another poster on another site... So, “texanbynature,” if you’re somewhere out there.. thanks.


49 posted on 06/20/2013 8:35:48 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: edpc
Surely you do not expect the Syrian 'rebels' to massacre Christians with inefficient weapons?

Trayvon's wannabe Dad is running a war without any comment from our Republicans?

50 posted on 06/20/2013 8:36:03 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk ("Obama" The Movie. Introducing Reggie Love as "Monica." .)
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