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Obama to skip anniversary of the fall of Communism
American Thinker ^ | October 20, 2009 | Rick Moran

Posted on 10/20/2009 5:21:33 AM PDT by dmartin

It is pretty clear why the president is refusing to accept the personal invitation of the German chancellor and attend festivities marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

It would smack of American triumphalism - our success in defeating perhaps the most odious of all the odious ideologies of the 20th century. Obama doesn't do "triumphalism." That would place America above other nations - something that he has explicitly condemned.

So he will be conspicuous by his absence. And another European ally has been embarrassed by this president.


TOPICS: Editorial; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: berlin; communism; obama
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1 posted on 10/20/2009 5:21:33 AM PDT by dmartin
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To: Nachum

ping


2 posted on 10/20/2009 5:22:27 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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To: dmartin

Of course he’ll skip it: he’s in mourning.


3 posted on 10/20/2009 5:22:32 AM PDT by Marathoner (The Obama health plan made simple: Abort the young, euthanize the old.)
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To: dmartin

God forbid he acknowledges the contribution of Ronald Reagan, a man he couldn’t even shine shoes for.


4 posted on 10/20/2009 5:23:19 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: Marathoner
Exactly. The communist traitor mole will be in deep mourning, and plotting its resurgence in the USA and worldwide.
5 posted on 10/20/2009 5:24:18 AM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: dmartin

It is pretty clear why the president is refusing to accept the personal invitation of the German chancellor and attend festivities marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Well, given that our enemies now occupy the White House the fall of the Berlin wall seems like no big deal.


6 posted on 10/20/2009 5:24:31 AM PDT by freedomfiter2
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To: dmartin

Maybe they can give him a prize?


7 posted on 10/20/2009 5:25:50 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: dmartin

Is there a Muslim holiday?


8 posted on 10/20/2009 5:26:09 AM PDT by bmwcyle (We need more Joe Wilson's. OBAMA is ACORN ACORN is OBAMA)
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To: dmartin

Is ANYBODY working harder to reintroduce communism than Obama?


9 posted on 10/20/2009 5:26:23 AM PDT by G Larry (DNC is comprised of REGRESSIVES!)
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To: dmartin

I’m surprise Zero isn’t going to apologize for tearing down that nice Berlin wall.


10 posted on 10/20/2009 5:26:31 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: dmartin

He is busy killing our TROOPS!!!!


11 posted on 10/20/2009 5:27:19 AM PDT by GregB (Come on one and all hop on the Palin Express!!)
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To: dmartin

He is the Anti-Reagan.


12 posted on 10/20/2009 5:27:30 AM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan (BHO is the Nation's first Post Accomplishment President. - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: dmartin
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13 posted on 10/20/2009 5:28:58 AM PDT by Canedawg (FUBO)
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To: dmartin

I hope they invite Sarah.


14 posted on 10/20/2009 5:30:27 AM PDT by silverleaf (If we are astroturf, why are the democrats trying to mow us?)
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To: dmartin
I'm shuttin' up. Don't want any visits from the guys in the sun glasses.
15 posted on 10/20/2009 5:31:42 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: dmartin
You know, as painful and dangerous as the Obama years might be they are serving a useful purpose. It's just not in the genes of Americans to learn from the past. We're like the fish that is caught, thrown back and takes the bait again in five minutes! We had Carter, gave us Reagan. We had Clinton, gave us Bush. Time and again we have to be shown, first hand and in living color, just what a bad president looks like.

In the long run, I suspect Obama is a gift from God. Seriously. He is so over the top that all but the most stubborn Lefty will know the difference between good and evil after seeing him and his minions in operation.

Those of us who grew up in a very different America should probably be thanking God for giving us such a great example as to why we need to turn back the clock!

And now, a shameless plug! Keep your eye on Sarah Palin! They're just out of the starting gate, and the field is bunched up right now, but the race is decided at the finish line, not the starting gate!

16 posted on 10/20/2009 5:32:29 AM PDT by jwparkerjr (God Bless America, and wake us up while you're about it!)
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To: dmartin

Of course.

Because he’s tryin’ to bring it back...kinda like bell bottoms, tv trays, and leisure suits!


17 posted on 10/20/2009 5:34:02 AM PDT by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: From The Deer Stand

No surprise. It would have been more shocking if he had gone. He would have had to find good things to say about Reagan and the first President Bush. For now he is too busy running around the country raising big bucks for Dems. So much for post partisanship.


18 posted on 10/20/2009 5:34:35 AM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: dmartin

It is obviously not as important as begging for the Olympics to come to Chicago.


19 posted on 10/20/2009 5:35:19 AM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: Daisyjane69

Not to mention, most of his appointees are quite openly in favor of commie ideology, so he doesn’t want to offend them.


20 posted on 10/20/2009 5:35:19 AM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: Marathoner
Of course he’ll skip it: he’s in mourning.

I figured I had arrived to the thread to late to post the above remark...and that someone had beat me to it.

So...what he said...

21 posted on 10/20/2009 5:38:03 AM PDT by NELSON111
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To: dmartin

Didn’t ozero make a campaign speech in Berlin stating that he was a citizen of the world? Didn’t the Germans treat him like a rock star? Didn’t the UNITED STATES free Germany from the nazis, then the commies?
How’s that hopey changey thing working for the Germans?
You just got punked like the rest of us.


22 posted on 10/20/2009 5:39:19 AM PDT by Texas resident ( Doing my part to piss off the heathen left.)
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To: dmartin

It would be too personally painful for him.


23 posted on 10/20/2009 5:40:08 AM PDT by Sloth (For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of the International Olympic Committee.)
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To: dmartin

Obama’s not just refusing to honor the contributions of JFK and Ronald Reagan. For about 40 years the Cold War and the spread of communism was the thrust of US foreign policy and the US military. Several tens of millions of Americans served in the military during the decades of the Cold War. Beyond pathetic.


24 posted on 10/20/2009 5:40:46 AM PDT by Will88
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To: jwparkerjr

Ditto...and all of that.

Once the lefties realize (and they’re slow, so be nice and give them a couple months to get up to speed) that the RULES (whether it’s unconfirmed czars by the dozen, the burdens on free speech, the burdens on the press, and the unconstitutional diverting of tax dollars to private companies) that this president puts in place will apply to a future administration! Their brains will blow up!

Especially under a President Palin. LOL


25 posted on 10/20/2009 5:41:29 AM PDT by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: dmartin

but look at the carbon footprint it will save


26 posted on 10/20/2009 5:42:33 AM PDT by SF_Redux
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To: dmartin
DUH!!....he's skipping it because for him and his Maoist pals it's a day of weeping,not joy and liberation.
27 posted on 10/20/2009 5:44:26 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: SueRae

Racist police will be after you!


28 posted on 10/20/2009 5:46:23 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: dmartin
Obama doesn't do "triumphalism."

Unless it is his own.



29 posted on 10/20/2009 5:48:12 AM PDT by Maceman (])
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To: jwparkerjr
Those of us who grew up in a very different America should probably be thanking God for giving us such a great example as to why we need to turn back the clock!

Up until recently I would have agreed with your statement. I felt that nothing that these people do over the course of four years couldn't be undone but healthcare 'reform' and immigration 'reform' change everything.

If healthcare 'reform' is enacted instead of dealing with a minority of the people voting for their own entitlements we are dealing with a majority doing so. As with Social Security, no politician in their right mind would promise to cut this entitlement.

Amnesty as a solution to our illegal immigration issues will change this country forever. If the estimate of 12 million illegals is correct, and I believe it is probably double that, chain migration will bring a total of 66 million people into this country. If our current situation is already straining education, healthcare, law enforcement and entitlement programs, imagine what happens when chain migration kicks in.
30 posted on 10/20/2009 5:48:12 AM PDT by dmartin (Not the 'Change' you were 'Hoping' for?)
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To: TNCMAXQ

Well this helps explain why everybody hates him now doesn’t it...


31 posted on 10/20/2009 5:49:51 AM PDT by freebird5850 (O-Bomba is not the Messiah. Jesus was a carpenter and could build a cabinet!)
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To: dmartin
The One likes constructing walls...
32 posted on 10/20/2009 5:50:08 AM PDT by 4Liberty (Pimp my mortgage)
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To: Maceman

33 posted on 10/20/2009 5:50:48 AM PDT by 4Liberty (Pimp my mortgage)
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To: Maceman

34 posted on 10/20/2009 5:51:09 AM PDT by paulycy (PUBLIC OPTION = PREDATORY PRICING = UNETHICAL COMPETITION.)
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To: dmartin

Good points! Actually, I didn’t mean to imply that we should simply sit back and watch the world go by, waiting until the next presidential election to do something. There was a poster years ago that said, “Experience is a tough teacher, she gives the test first and the lesson afterward!”

The last election was the test, we’re getting the lesson right now.


35 posted on 10/20/2009 5:53:53 AM PDT by jwparkerjr (God Bless America, and wake us up while you're about it!)
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To: paulycy
Is this what you're looking for?


36 posted on 10/20/2009 5:54:03 AM PDT by ssaftler (Borg Queen Obama: Resistance is futile!)
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To: ssaftler

LOL!


37 posted on 10/20/2009 5:54:45 AM PDT by paulycy (PUBLIC OPTION = PREDATORY PRICING = UNETHICAL COMPETITION.)
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To: Marathoner

He’ll probably have a candle-light vigil.


38 posted on 10/20/2009 5:54:48 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: dmartin

Was it really the fall of communism?


39 posted on 10/20/2009 5:54:53 AM PDT by listenhillary (A "cult of personality" arises when a leader uses mass media creating idealized/heroic public image)
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To: ssaftler
Borg Queen Obama: Resistance is futile!

This may be the one YOU were looking for...


40 posted on 10/20/2009 5:56:52 AM PDT by paulycy (PUBLIC OPTION = PREDATORY PRICING = UNETHICAL COMPETITION.)
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To: paulycy

such an arrogant full of himself puss.


41 posted on 10/20/2009 5:56:53 AM PDT by Achilles Heel
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To: Maceman
That pompous jerk is dangerous
42 posted on 10/20/2009 5:57:59 AM PDT by reefdiver (So how's that HOPE & CHANGE working out for ya ?)
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To: dmartin

I’m embarrassed that this man is the President. This nation deserves better.


43 posted on 10/20/2009 5:58:00 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Hope....Change...Bullsh*t)
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To: marstegreg
Maybe they can give him a prize?

Is the "Lenin Peace Prize" next for Obama?
several sources

Posted on Friday, October 09, 2009 2:10:14 PM by ETL

Lenin Peace Prize

"The International Stalin Prize or the International Stalin Prize for Strengthening Peace Among Peoples (renamed the "International Lenin Prize for Strengthening Peace Among Peoples" as a result of destalinization) was the Soviet Union's equivalent to the Nobel Peace Prize. It was awarded by a panel appointed by the Soviet government, to notable individuals whom the panel indicated had "strengthened peace among peoples"."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenin_Peace_Prize
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FYI: "Black Liberation" (revolutionary communist) radical Angela Davis is a recipient of the "Lenin Peace Prize".

From David Horowitz's FrontPageMag.com/DiscoverTheNetworks.org:
PROFILE: ANGELA DAVIS

* Communist professor at the University of California’s Santa Cruz campus
* Recipient of the Lenin “Peace Prize” from the police state of East Germany in 1979
* Provided an arsenal of weapons to Black Panthers who used them to kill a Marin Country judge in a failed attempt to free Davis' imprisoned lover, Black Panther murderer George Jackson
* Icon of the campus Left and frequent guest speaker at anti-war rallies
* Leader of a movement to free all criminals who are minorities claiming that they are political prisoners of the racist United States
* “The only path of liberation for black people is that which leads toward complete and radical overthrow of the capitalist class.”

Angela Yvonne Davis is a tenured professor in the “History of Consciousness” program at the University of California - Santa Cruz. A former member of the Black Panther Party, she is currently a “University Professor,” one of only seven in the entire California University system, which entitles her to a six-figure salary and a research assistant. This income is supplemented by speaking fees ranging from $10,000 to $20,000 per appearance on college campuses, where she is an icon of radical faculty, administrators, and students. Davis has also taught at UCLA and the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1303
____________________________________________

Portrait of Angela Davis by Obama's "Hope" and "Change" icon artist Shepard Fairey:


Angela Davis

Source:
Angela Davis by Obey Giant, Shepard Fairey:
http://www.zimbio.com/Shepard+Fairey/articles/63/Angela+Davis+Obey+Giant+Shepard+Fairey

44 posted on 10/20/2009 5:58:15 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: listenhillary
Was it really the fall of communism?

If the wall had come down during Reagan's presidency, it would have been the true beginning of the end of Communism. Instead we had a weakling in office who didn't know what to do with the situation. I still remember when the USSR fell how he and everyone else called it the end of the Cold War, when Red China was still alive and well. A few years later, Clinton was selling every advantage we had to the bastards.

45 posted on 10/20/2009 6:05:17 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: ETL

From what you say abour past recipients, that would indeed be the prize that Comrad Obama must be waiting for! Thanks for the enlightenment!


46 posted on 10/20/2009 6:05:50 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: Jet Jaguar

This is 1 data point that should help define Obama with wishy-washy independent voters. The R’s need to hammer this.


47 posted on 10/20/2009 6:06:40 AM PDT by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: dmartin
I think he is skipping the event because he is sad Communism fell.
48 posted on 10/20/2009 6:07:59 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: neverdem; narses; SueRae

Do you really expect any different?

(Note how the “unbiased” news media will either SKIP and ignore his absence completely, or will cover themselves in perfumed BS as they “explain away” and promote his excuses over and over and over again.

Because we are only right-wing hate-mongers. And we know The Zero “really, really, really” does love his country. (We are just not sure what country he considers his own.)


49 posted on 10/20/2009 6:08:48 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: SueRae

I sure do MISS Reagan!

I was a young adult when he was pres and really didn’t even pay attention to politics. I just felt confident the country was in good hands when he was in office.

Surely there is another to fill his shoes.


50 posted on 10/20/2009 6:16:56 AM PDT by Muzzle_em (Joe Wilson did not lie!)
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