Skip to comments.Barack Obama’s shameful absence from Berlin: Four Key Reasons why the President stayed away
Posted on 11/09/2009 9:23:16 AM PST by Schnucki
Barack Obama was quick off the mark last year in heading for Berlin during his election campaign, when he was cheered by a crowd of 200,000 adoring Germans. Yet as president of the United States he has decided to stay away from Berlin as the city commemorates the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. In contrast, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown have both made the trip to Germany, while Obama has decided to send his Secretary of State.
It is shameful when the US president cant even be bothered to show up at a ceremony marking one of the most momentous events of modern times. As Rich Lowry wrote in his column for National Review, Obamas failure to go to Berlin is the most telling nonevent of his presidency. Newt Gingrich put it well when he described Obamas foolhardy decision as a tragedy. Writing in The Washington Examiner, Gingrich declared:
To commemorate, after all, is to remember. And Americans need to remember, not just that the Wall fell, but why it fell. We need to remember that the Berlin Wall was the symbol of more than just the Cold War, more than just the division of Europe. It was the symbol of an evil ideology that denied human dignity, denied truth, and respected only power. When the Wall fell, truth and human dignity, in a rare moment in the 20th century, triumphed over power. But that victory is not permanent.
In my view, Obamas absence from Berlin today can be explained by four key factors:
1/ Obama is uncomfortable with the idea of American greatness
The fall of the Berlin Wall was the direct result of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatchers determination to confront and defeat Soviet communism. Obama is distinctly uncomfortable
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5th key reason Obama statyed away—it wasn’t about him.
#1 reason = It’s not about him.
You beat me to it, and it is the MAIN reason!!!
Hey, that was gonna be my comment!
Would you really want this fool to go over to Europe for any reason? He would only find a way to give away more of
our liberties or tax funds somehow.
“In my view, Obamas absence from Berlin today can be explained by four key factors:”
1. It’s not about him.
2. It’s not about him.
3. It’s not about him.
4. It’s not about him.
1) American exceptionalism.
2) Barry is an idiot.
3) Barry is an idiot.
4) American exceptionalism.
Did he have someone else attend in his place?
The only history he knows or is even concerned about is muslim.
Barry cowers in the GEICO gecko’s shadow.
Linky no worky.
What Europeans probably didn’t understand about the O is that he doesn’t really know anything about Europe or care anything about Europe. They were a handy cardboard cutout backdrop for him to use when he was trying to show that he was a supposed man of the world, but that was purely for domestic consumption.
He had never been to Berlin before, and will probably never go their again unless they decide to give him some kind of award for his sheer splendidness. Then he might show up.
responding to myself...”Yes, Hillary.”
I give Obama credit for staying true to his beliefs and not commemorating the fall of the wall. After all, he is a Communist and the fall of the wall was a great tragedy for them. He would be phony to attend the commemoration.
Ding-ding, ding! We have a winner!
I had read (heard?) that he was not going to be one of the speakers at the commemoration so decided to stay away. (If in fact he had been asked to speak, I should think the Teleprompter King would not want to be compared with a man who spoke from his heart without a TOTUS in tow).
Let’s see - he can jet to Chicago for pizza, to NY to take in a play, and to Copenhagen to get the Olympics for his slumlord buddies. But he cannot attend the 20-year anniversary of one of the most significant events in the last century?
Jackass. Complete and utter narcissic jackass.
The reason he didn’t go is because there was nothing in it for him. There is no way he could claim credit for ending communism in Eastern Europe. And it would be the wrong audience for him to claim credit for beginning communism in the US.
The REAL reason:
He couldn’t make it to WalMart in time to pick out gifts.
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