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Krauthammer: Obama's Berlin speech 'self-indulgent, anachronistic and adolescent'
Daily Caller ^ | June 21, 2013 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 06/21/2013 5:33:36 PM PDT by Rufus2007

On Friday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer criticized President Barack Obama’s speech on Wednesday at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.

The speech was sparsely attended compared to the speech Obama had made at the same venue back in 2008 during his first presidential election campaign. And as part of the “All-Star Panel” Friday “Lightning Round” segment, Krauthammer won the privilege of posing the question to his colleagues on how to define the speech.

“Obama gave a speech in Germany this week,” Krauthammer said. “Was it a) a stirring defense of the United States and the concept of liberty, like Reagan and Kennedy; b) a mediocre mush of platitudes; c) the worst presidential speech on foreign affairs in memory; or d) self-indulgent, anachronistic and adolescent?”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: berlin; bho43; krauthammer
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Great takedown from the good doctor
1 posted on 06/21/2013 5:33:36 PM PDT by Rufus2007
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To: Rufus2007

“self-indulgent, anachronistic and adolescent?”

Aren’t those words appropriate descriptions of anything to do with Maobama?


2 posted on 06/21/2013 5:36:30 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Rufus2007

some of us said this about his first speech too.

and pretty much every speech since


3 posted on 06/21/2013 5:36:49 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Rufus2007

Who’s surprised? Progressives are infantile!


4 posted on 06/21/2013 5:36:59 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Rufus2007

Btpfl


5 posted on 06/21/2013 5:37:19 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Rufus2007
like all the rest of his drivel . . .. At least Hitler knew how to mesmerize and bring on the theater. If one is going to be a totalitarian thug at least they can offer up some darn good brainwashing. Of course the left has that covered by the media and schools, but hey Obama is just all lazy, thug and evil. Hitler— hard working, mesmerizing evil. Both demon spawn.
6 posted on 06/21/2013 5:37:37 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: Rufus2007
The speech was sparsely attended compared to the speech Obama had made at the same venue back in 2008

The huge crowd in Berlin in 2008, like the huge crowd by the river in Oregon, was mainly due to a big rock concert that Obama was sandwiched into.

Yes, the Berliners were very receptive to him then. They had no idea who he was, and they wanted to demonstrate that they were not in the least Nazi racists. But that speech was pretty stupid, too.

7 posted on 06/21/2013 5:38:34 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Rufus2007
words are just words....Krauthammer is good at them but that's about all....he's back stabbed lots of solid conservatives too...

the world does not belong to the the witty, the wordy or even the smartest...it belongs to the strongest...the ones who can get their way....

8 posted on 06/21/2013 5:39:14 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Rufus2007

If the President of the United States was a fast-food breakfast sandwich he’d have to be...an Egg McNothing.


9 posted on 06/21/2013 5:40:03 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Rufus2007

With respect to the jousting between brocko and Putin, George Will (who used to be a wordsmith of some note) put it this way: “in a contest between a dilettante and a dictator, bet on the latter.”
That was one of the few coherent statements-of-fact I’ve seen credited to ol’ George in many moons.


10 posted on 06/21/2013 5:40:18 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU...)
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Krauthammer: Obama's Berlin speech 'self-indulgent, anachronistic and adolescent'

And this is new or different than any other time???

Zero ain't nothing but a petulant child.

11 posted on 06/21/2013 5:42:29 PM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: Rufus2007

The thrill is gone.. but the lawlessness remains.


12 posted on 06/21/2013 5:43:31 PM PDT by Track9 (hey Kalid.. kalid.. bang you're dead)
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To: Rufus2007
It's hilarious how suggestible most people are. This speech was no different in quality or delivery than the original one that every media outlet praised.
13 posted on 06/21/2013 5:45:02 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Migraine

“In a contest between a dilettante and a dictator, bet on the latter.”

Great quote. As you say, one of the few memorable things Will has come up with.


14 posted on 06/21/2013 5:49:42 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: equaviator
If the President were a breakfast sandwich, he would be taken off the menu for making people ill.

vaudine

15 posted on 06/21/2013 5:50:52 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: GOP Poet
At least Hitler knew how to mesmerize and bring on the theater. If one is going to be a totalitarian thug at least they can offer up some darn good brainwashing. Of course the left has that covered by the media and schools, but hey Obama is just all lazy, thug and evil. Hitler— hard working, mesmerizing evil. Both demon spawn.

I think Obama is someone's puppet. He's not bright enough or industrious enough to have planned the takeover and destruction of the US on his own. Hitler, on the other hand, did all that with Germany. And pulled her out of the hyperinflation of the Weimar Republic.

And people are stupid enough to have voted for this arrogant, charmless, elitist puppet....
16 posted on 06/21/2013 5:51:33 PM PDT by yorkiemom
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To: Track9

“The thrill is gone.. but the lawlessness remains.”

Lawless killers for thrills still can’t get their fill until...they dead.


17 posted on 06/21/2013 5:54:22 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: yorkiemom
And pulled her out of the hyperinflation of the Weimar Republic.

Incorrect. The rentenmark and reichsmark ended hyperinflation in 1924. Hitler inherited a stable currency, although he also inherited a slumping economy, which he fixed by starting a military buildup.

18 posted on 06/21/2013 5:55:55 PM PDT by Publius
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To: Track9

I think his health is gone also. He looks more and more unwell.


19 posted on 06/21/2013 5:56:05 PM PDT by abclily
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To: Rufus2007
I think that's “Harvard Medical School Graduate” for “what a load of steaming cr*p”.
20 posted on 06/21/2013 5:56:12 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: vaudine

HAIL!...to the new counterculture.


21 posted on 06/21/2013 5:59:47 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Rufus2007
“Obama gave a speech in Germany this week,” Krauthammer said. “Was it a) a stirring defense of the United States and the concept of liberty, like Reagan and Kennedy; b) a mediocre mush of platitudes; c) the worst presidential speech on foreign affairs in memory; or d) self-indulgent, anachronistic and adolescent?”
B, C, D, and trite into the bargain.
22 posted on 06/21/2013 6:01:01 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: Rufus2007
In 1963 there was “let them come to Berlin” and “Ich bin ein Berliner”.In the 1980’s there was “Mr Gobechev,tear down this wall” In 2008 and 2013 there was “gee,ain't I wonderful”.
23 posted on 06/21/2013 6:01:36 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: Publius

You are right. He was elected 9 years after the hyperinflationary period ended.

But he did inherit a country racked by the Great Depression and high unemployment (rather the opposite of the full employment and hyperinflation of the 20’s).


24 posted on 06/21/2013 6:01:49 PM PDT by yorkiemom
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To: everyone

Just saw video of Obama and Putin leaving the stage and Obama putting his hand on Putin. I can imagine that Putin thought, “Get your grubby hands off me, will you?” Obama’s always pawing people; it’s a sign that he thinks he’s the dominant one. Boy, is he in for a surprise!


25 posted on 06/21/2013 6:03:26 PM PDT by Technical Editor
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To: yorkiemom

Yes. Great points! Thus I guess his comment that successful business people didn’t do it on their own. (Maybe his puppet master was giving us the wink with that one.)


26 posted on 06/21/2013 6:06:28 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: yorkiemom
I think Obama is someone's puppet.

27 posted on 06/21/2013 6:12:16 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Revolting cat!
Actually, I am coming to believe that Progressives have been invaded by the body snatchers. At their base, they want us dead...how is that different than the devout muslims?

They call us intolerant...yet they want us dead.

Not sure what has happened in the brains of liberals...but a desire to kill us Judeo/Christian lovers of the idea of America has taken hold!

Watch the actions and facial movements of Kathleen Sebelius...she wants us dead. Just like she wanted the little girl in need of a lung transplant dead.

Sebelius lives for the rules...humans who do not obey the rules must die.

28 posted on 06/21/2013 6:12:26 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: equaviator
"HAIL!...to the new counterculture."

Even though we hang on to some of the best parts of the old order...ROCK and ROLL and Mamie Van Doren.


29 posted on 06/21/2013 6:12:28 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: abclily

yeaaaaaaaaaaaaa....sounds really freakky good to me!!!!!!!!!!!


30 posted on 06/21/2013 6:13:46 PM PDT by ldish (The Impeachment process should be getting interesting...but trust me it won't!)
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To: abclily

The speech was vapid, like the man.


31 posted on 06/21/2013 6:14:28 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (Mr. President, can you hear a special prosecutor now?)
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To: Bratch

B-HO is definitely Jarrett’s puppet. And through her, the Muslim Brotherhood’s puppet.


32 posted on 06/21/2013 6:15:42 PM PDT by abclily
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To: Rufus2007

In 2008 they thought Obama was a Rapper


33 posted on 06/21/2013 6:16:34 PM PDT by molson209
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To: Rufus2007
I remember when the good doctor parroted the "eloquent, elegant" meme in re Obama.

And his speeches sound just the same to me now as when Kraut was cooing over Obama.

34 posted on 06/21/2013 6:25:14 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: abclily

You’re right-he looks ill. His eyes look dead. He has no soul. Evil does that.


35 posted on 06/21/2013 6:25:43 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: Technical Editor

On what part of the body did he place his hand? I’d love for Poot to deck the twink.


36 posted on 06/21/2013 6:27:04 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: equaviator

Hold the pickle, hold the lettuce, hold the egg, hold the sausage, hold the muffin...


37 posted on 06/21/2013 6:40:03 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: Rufus2007
Krauthammer: Obama's Berlin speech 'self-indulgent, anachronistic and adolescent'

Ya THINK, Charlie? You mean he wasn't trying to get himself considered in the same company as JFK and Ronald Reagan!?

Oh, tell me it isn't so!!!

38 posted on 06/21/2013 6:40:34 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: equaviator
If the President of the United States was a fast-food breakfast sandwich he’d have to be...an Egg McNothing.

C'mon, cough it up - new monitor.

You know why!!

LOL!

39 posted on 06/21/2013 6:43:23 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: Revolting cat!
Who’s surprised? Progressives are infantile!

As additional proof: Chelsea's comment about her Grandmother's lack of birth control info. Geez!

40 posted on 06/21/2013 6:44:28 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Rufus2007

Obama is a light-weight. He governs with a huge chip on his shoulder, is basically a mean nasty person, and he’s probably the biggest racist we’ve had in office since LBJ (Yes, LBJ!!!). Obama’s self-indulgent speech in Germany was just a waste of time for everyone on earth. It really doesn’t matter anyway, though. Obama’s real project is turning the US into a one-party system and in that, he’s doing quite well....unfortunately. Any oposition to his his ‘big-goverment’ agenda is met with accusations of ‘racist’ and to be honest, it’s working quite well. Plus, the media gives Obama a pass on all of his corruption so, he’s covered there as well. Most people still don’t know Obama-care is really just a way to fund left-leaning organizations. It would be nice if someone who calls themselves a journalist would flesh that out a bit. Our country is doomed financially. We’re so drunk on political correctness, we can’t even do basic nath anymore in this country.

Still, I’m glad the Euros are finally figuring out Obama is an empty suit.


41 posted on 06/21/2013 6:48:32 PM PDT by Mustangman (The GOP)
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To: Rufus2007

Krauthammer has a much lower opinion of adolescents than I do.


42 posted on 06/21/2013 6:57:42 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: DustyMoment

Because it’s true!


43 posted on 06/21/2013 6:58:39 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Rufus2007

44 posted on 06/21/2013 7:12:30 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: equaviator

Poi


45 posted on 06/21/2013 7:17:31 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Rufus2007

We are too unappreciative of our mullato messiah’s brilliance.


46 posted on 06/21/2013 7:23:54 PM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: Rufus2007

“Attila • an hour ago;

It seemed more 5th Grade Social Studies Class meets Kanye.”

I don’t care who you are that’s hysterical. LOL


47 posted on 06/21/2013 7:25:56 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Rufus2007

There’s even a soundtrack.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXsusJ787sU


48 posted on 06/21/2013 7:29:04 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: oblomov

“Hold the pickle, hold the lettuce, hold the egg, hold the sausage, hold the muffin...”

Five Easy Pieces


49 posted on 06/21/2013 7:34:26 PM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: Rufus2007

I had to google “anachronistic.”

Dang that Chuck has one heck of a vocabulary.


50 posted on 06/21/2013 7:37:15 PM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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