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Obama's Turbulent European Vacation
National Journal ^ | 19 Jun 13 | Michael Hirsh

Posted on 06/19/2013 4:40:23 PM PDT by SkyPilot

President Obama's honeymoon with the world is over.

What was it, exactly, about Obama's controversy-marred trip to Germany and the G8 Summit in Northern Ireland that fell so flat? Ummm, how about … everything?

There were the snarky words from Vladimir Putin, who expressed an almost Soviet-esque distance from Washington in his views about Syria. "Of course our opinions do not coincide," the Russian leader said bluntly. There was the coded warning from Chancellor Angela Merkel about spying on friends, and her and Obama's continuing frostiness over the issue of economic stimulus versus austerity. Above all, there was Obama's vague attempt at the Brandenburg Gate to capture some wisp of his past glory by pledging vague plans to cut nuclear arms and an even vaguer concept of "peace with justice."

The "peace with justice" line was a quote from John F. Kennedy, Obama's attempt to steal just a little of JFK's thunder from 50 years before. He didn't come away with much, winning just a smattering of applause from a crowd that was one one-hundredth the size of JFK's. A crowd that, at about 4,500, was also much, much smaller than Obama drew as a candidate in 2008.

Not only is the honeymoon long over, folks. The marriage is becoming deeply troubled and, increasingly, loveless.

On June 26, 1963, you may recall from your history books, Kennedy flew to West Berlin, which was isolated behind the Iron Curtain, and declared "Ich bin ein Berliner" to delirious roars from a crowd of 450,000 Germans who immediately understood that he was telling them that "all free men, wherever they may live," stood behind them.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: foreignpolicy; honeymoon; obama; scandal
In contrast to JFK, and Ronald Reagan's almost-as-famous line 24 years later -- "Mr, Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" -- Obama came across as more of a jelly doughnut...

The "elites" and the EuroFools who really believed in this jerk can mea culpa all they want - they are exposed for every believing in an Affirmative Action Marxist with a stolen Connecticut Social Security number.

I predict the homosexual angle will eventually bring Obama utter shame on the world stage, not because the world's godless sinners disapprove of buggery, but in the way Obama will eventually get caught. His sin will find him out, and Moochelle will go nuts at being exposed as a hairy beard. The press will not be able to weasel him out of it.

1 posted on 06/19/2013 4:40:23 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

The liberals claimed that America would be more respected in the world with Obama as president. America’s image was tattered by Bush, yadda, yadda, yadda, and Obama would restore all of that. Has Obama accomplished that????


2 posted on 06/19/2013 4:44:50 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: SkyPilot

The world has had 4 years to discover that Obama is all hat and no cattle.

I believe that Michelle already knows she is a beard and is taking advantage of it by separate vacations at our expense.


3 posted on 06/19/2013 5:10:17 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: SkyPilot
FTA

A crowd that, at about 4,500, was also much, much smaller than Obama drew as a candidate in 2008.

Ya just can't draw them Germans without a free rock concert and beer like last time.

4 posted on 06/19/2013 5:15:09 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: SkyPilot

The world realizes that Obama is a jackass. We knew it, they finally found out.


5 posted on 06/19/2013 5:34:17 PM PDT by By and By (Dime Store New Dealers are Milquetoast and Liberal)
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To: By and By

THE FRAUD HAS BEEN REVEALED.


6 posted on 06/19/2013 5:38:27 PM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: SkyPilot

I hope the Euros dropkick his ass back across the Atlantic.


7 posted on 06/19/2013 5:38:32 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (23,116,441 households on Food Stamps! Now that's what I call HISTORICAL!!!)
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To: SkyPilot

I think you are spot on. I read the Larry Sinclair book,and I suspect that the combination of his reported orientation and drug use will at some point result in an incident that even the SS and MSM won’t be willing to stomach.


8 posted on 06/19/2013 5:40:02 PM PDT by patriotsblood
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Under the influence of “Hopium” the Libtards and the Urban FeralsN’Friends voted for a known Alinskite commie with Muslim leanings. So - the Al_Manseurian Candidate was elected.

The Eurotrash get to laugh, but we have to pay.


9 posted on 06/19/2013 6:01:35 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam is antithetical to, and Islam is irreconcilable with, America. Therefore - Islam Delenda Est)
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To: SkyPilot

Competency is racist, sexist, and homophobic.


10 posted on 06/19/2013 6:36:22 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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4,500? but he invited 6,000. 25% no show, eh?


11 posted on 06/19/2013 7:16:21 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Back to Indonesia would be better...


12 posted on 06/19/2013 8:10:29 PM PDT by To Hell With Poverty (Ephesians 6:12 becomes more real to me with each news cycle.)
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13 posted on 06/19/2013 9:13:51 PM PDT by Route395
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To: By and By

if by ‘we’ you mean freepers, then yes. But not to most Americans


14 posted on 06/20/2013 3:06:13 AM PDT by Cronos (Latin presbuteros>Late Latin presbyter->Old English pruos->Middle Engl prest->priest)
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To: Route395

15 posted on 06/20/2013 3:36:31 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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Why the surprise? If there is a single European leader that Obama hasn’t pissed off at one time or another then I’m not aware of it.


16 posted on 06/20/2013 3:39:59 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: Cronos

Yep, that’s what I meant.


17 posted on 06/20/2013 8:22:28 AM PDT by By and By (Dime Store New Dealers are Milquetoast and Liberal)
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