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Dashed Hopes: How 0bama Disappointed the World (NOT THE FUHRER THE GERMANS WERE LOOKING FOR)
Der Speigel ^ | 8/09/2011 | Marc Hujer

Posted on 08/14/2011 12:17:24 PM PDT by Chi-townChief

dpaAs America's first black president, Barack Obama electrified an entire nation. But now that the nation is in crisis, he seems unable to connect with the people. He wanted to change America and restore its reputation in the world. But now his opponents are dictating the country's political course.

(Excerpt) Read more at spiegel.de ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Germany; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhojobapproval; buyersremorse; elections; eurotwitsforkerry; germans; liberals; obama
And we all know what great judges of leadership characteristics the Germans are.
1 posted on 08/14/2011 12:17:27 PM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: Chi-townChief

Sig !


2 posted on 08/14/2011 12:20:27 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: Chi-townChief

“He wanted to change America and restore its reputation in the world.”

He accomplished the first but never intended the second. If he did he certainly went about it in a strange way.


3 posted on 08/14/2011 12:21:10 PM PDT by RoadTest (Organized religion is no substitute for the relationship the living God wants with you.)
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To: Chi-townChief

Another lot of people not happy with that hopenchangey stuff? =.=


4 posted on 08/14/2011 12:21:32 PM PDT by cranked
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5 posted on 08/14/2011 12:22:50 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: RoadTest

Get this >>> “The world also had high hopes for a changed America, a country that would be less militaristic than it was under his predecessor, George W. Bush ...”

You have to wonder if they’ve ever heard that old pot and kettle story.


6 posted on 08/14/2011 12:22:50 PM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: Chi-townChief
Barack Obama electrified an entire nation.

Yeah, like this:


7 posted on 08/14/2011 12:29:32 PM PDT by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: RoadTest

Whatever happened to key ideas of changing our image in the world, such as closing Gitmo? The liberals lectured us that the mere existence of Gitmo helped recruit terrorists.

So why has a good Democrat president not closed Gitmo?

Well, they claim they have reached out to the Arab/Muslim world and we’re supposed to be loved there now because of this outreach. And he praised the Arab spring revolution in Egypt.


8 posted on 08/14/2011 12:30:13 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Chi-townChief
Not voting for Obama would have been cynical, timid and un-American.

It's good that we have the Germans to tell us what is American!

9 posted on 08/14/2011 12:30:24 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: Chi-townChief
[Jeremiah Wright] preached against the racism which still hasn't been eradicated in America. Wright is no longer in touch with Obama, but he continues to preach throughout the country, and he likes to focus on the parable of the lost sheep in Luke 15:3-7

A European Jerry Wright fan. No surprise -- they're both America-despising socialists.

10 posted on 08/14/2011 12:34:46 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Chi-townChief
(NOT THE FUHRER THE GERMANS WERE LOOKING FOR)

I don't get that from the article. It's more like "Poor Obama! He's tried everything, been so nice, he's thoughtful, contemplative and humble - look where all that got him?!?!"

11 posted on 08/14/2011 12:35:38 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Chi-townChief
Another European with a man crush heard from.

... he is no longer the president who determines the issues and sets the tone of the debate, but a small, radicalized group of unashamedly amateur politicians who have declared the government to be their enemy

Obama is the original small,amateur, radical politician. The teapartiers can't hope to compare.

12 posted on 08/14/2011 12:41:01 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Chi-townChief
It is no longer the president who determines the issues and sets the tone of the debate, but a small, radicalized group of unashamedly amateur politicians who have declared the government to be their enemy.

Sound historically familiar?


13 posted on 08/14/2011 12:44:49 PM PDT by tflabo ( to have been selected)
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To: Chi-townChief

Barack Obama electrified an entire nation”

Good grief.

I couldn’t read further. He won, and won handily...but he still only got 53%. Far from electrifying an entire nation.

All I can say, is if you are German, or European, and you are reading this, is that I think you Europeans are truly idiots. Socialism is for fools. And you could count the non-socialists in Europe on one hand.


14 posted on 08/14/2011 12:51:11 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: Chi-townChief

Und ze had such high hopes for ze new Fuhrer ...


15 posted on 08/14/2011 12:53:05 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Chi-townChief

Are Americans any better? Look at the POS we have elected, and see my tagline.


16 posted on 08/14/2011 12:57:54 PM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: Chi-townChief
...and we all know what great judges of leadership characteristics the Germans are (great comment worth restating).

But now his opponents are dictating the country's political course. It's called F-A-I-L !

17 posted on 08/14/2011 12:58:37 PM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: Chi-townChief
But now his opponents are dictating the country's political course.

We should be so blessed and fortunate; 2012 objective!

18 posted on 08/14/2011 1:10:55 PM PDT by zzeeman ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: Chi-townChief
The world also had high hopes for a changed America, a country that would be less militaristic than it was under his predecessor, George W. Bush

LOL! Suckers!


19 posted on 08/14/2011 1:11:16 PM PDT by Roninf5-1
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To: Mr. Mojo
Wow! I didn't realize that Der Speigel accepted articles from patients in the German mental institutions!
20 posted on 08/14/2011 1:14:02 PM PDT by zzeeman ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: Chi-townChief
I think anyone would be hard-pressed to find an article that showed such a profound lack of understanding of America as this.

Besides that, it's a sickening encomium to Hollow Man and how darned intellectual he is. Just too smart for us bohunks, don'tcha know.

21 posted on 08/14/2011 1:14:37 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Chi-townChief

This whole article is nothing but a mish-mash of leftist claptrap. It’s really not worth the hours it would take to refute its fallacies point by point.

I might consider refuting a bit of it if Der Speigel allowed comments, but they, like The NY Slimes, deem their putrid propaganda so perfect that they do not wish to see it sullied with factual refutation from the great unwashed peasantry.


22 posted on 08/14/2011 1:15:07 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: zzeeman

I suspect the Der Speigelites are especially enamored with J. Wright’s anti-Israel views.


23 posted on 08/14/2011 1:25:50 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Chi-townChief

I’m not so sure! He looks like a clone of Adolph to me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yp7lGqWRnls

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7u0GJSZttZE


24 posted on 08/14/2011 1:55:39 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (The 2012 election is coming. Seems we have MORE TRASH TO REMOVE!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“Whatever happened to key ideas of changing our image in the world, such as closing Gitmo? The liberals lectured us that the mere existence of Gitmo helped recruit terrorists.

So why has a good Democrat president not closed Gitmo?”

The Democrat President takes orders from the same New World Order rulers from which a Republican President takes his orders.


25 posted on 08/14/2011 2:19:15 PM PDT by RoadTest (Organized religion is no substitute for the relationship the living God wants with you.)
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To: Chi-townChief
I see Der Spiegel is depending on the usual objective sources: Frank Rich, Maureen Dowd, Andrew Sullivan.

...his political adversaries have become too confident. ...if in next year's presidential election they support candidates like Sarah Palin, Rick Perry and Michele Bachman, politicians who go too far in their furious attacks against the government, they could even scare off many right-wing voters.

One doesn't usually get political analysis quite this penetrating outside the comics section. If this is informed European opinion, I weep for that continent.

26 posted on 08/14/2011 2:21:53 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Liberty Valance
They came for the Jelly Donuts speech, but all they got was "My Father was a Kenyan Goat herder"


If IRC the Germans heckled him.

27 posted on 08/14/2011 2:44:13 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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To: Chi-townChief
Did you ever know somebody that bought something; a car, a boat, a refrigerator, a barbecue, anything that personal pride is part of the purchase? When their super purchase broke too soon, didn't perform as well as they thought it would, they didn't turn on it and take it back or smash it, because they just couldn't admit that they made a bad purchase. Well that's the Barack Obama story times 50 million. Liberals are too embarrassed to admit that they screwed up and can't publicly admit that Obama is a bad president, the worst that the USA has ever seen.
28 posted on 08/14/2011 2:58:12 PM PDT by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: zzeeman

No Change. Spiegel has always been that way.


29 posted on 08/14/2011 5:27:24 PM PDT by oldsicilian
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To: Chi-townChief

It was never about the World, the American people, the Liberals, the Dumb-o-Crats or the Unions, it was, is and always will be about HIM, FIRST, LAST AND ALWAYS HIM.


30 posted on 08/14/2011 9:29:56 PM PDT by chiefqc
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