Barack Obama bombs in Berlin: a weak, underwhelming address from a floundering presid

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    I think this European sums Obama up pretty well:

    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/n...helming-address-from-a-floundering-president/

    "In stark contrast to that of his presidential predecessors, Barack Obama’s message on Wednesday was pure mush, another clichéd “citizens of the world” polemic with little substance. This was a speech big on platitudes and hopeless idealism, while containing much that was counter-productive for the world’s superpower. Ultimately it was little more than a laundry list of Obama’s favourite liberal pet causes, including cutting nuclear weapons, warning about climate change, putting an end to all wars, shutting Guantanamo, ending global poverty, and backing the European Project. It was a combination of staggering naiveté, the appeasement of America’s enemies and strategic adversaries, and the championing of more big government solutions.

    There was little in this speech that advances US interests, or makes the world a safer place. Completely missing from Obama’s address was a call for the West to stand up to the rising threat of Islamist militancy, the defense of Christians facing huge levels of persecution and intimidation in the Middle East, strong condemnation of Iran and North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, and any criticism of growing authoritarianism in Russia. The president paid lip service to the NATO alliance, which has proved critical in preserving Europe’s security for over 60 years, but made no call for the alliance to be strengthened in the wake of waning support and investment in Europe."

    We might as well have the secretary general of the UN running our country.
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    Wow Barry was sweating like a whore in church!
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    Rep.
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    These highlighted parts were interesting to me.

    This guy pegged Obama most accurately.
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    The emperor has no clothes. Or in Texas terms; he is all hat, no cattle.
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    A picture truly is worth a thousand words... Obama the empty suit/chair.
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    Another article regarding Obama's Berlin speech and 2nd term prospects. Me thinks he has marginalized himself and both the house and senate will do what they wish with no attention paid to anything on Obama's agenda. And whatever democrat follows Obama, will not run on his coat tails but rather away from his agenda. And this week's diversion will be....drum roll....global warming. Right at the top of most American concerns.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...92547bf094cc_story.html?wprss=rss_george-will
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    the writer of the article posted in the OP is Nile Gardiner. A conservative, linked to two previous GOP POTUS's, and just another Faux talking head spouting Faux Facts and Republcian math.

    to the OP and OP's circle jerkers....jerk away. The only ones you are con jobbing are yourselves.
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    And what did he write that was untrue or misleading?
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    Oh, SNAP!
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    it was an op-ed with all the accompanying spin his bias led him to color his opinion with.

    it wasn't fact...it was an opinion. Evidently that concept is either ignored by the cons on this board in their rabid lust to bash anything Obama. Or are ignorant of opinion being opinion colored by bias, and that opinions are not fact.

    so keep serving each other op-ed koolaid. Just don't expect others to be as naive as you.
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    Or "sweating like a democrat writing a check" would be another description. And Obama has written too many checks his body can't cash.

    He is being ignored by many in his own party. Probably most. Crash and burn is the best way to describe his presidency. A wasted 8 years.

    The current diversion from real issues this week will be.....Global Warming. But of course. At the top of most of our agendas.
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    We are just all racist as anyone who likes either op-ed posted has to be. It couldn't possibly be that we feel like the op ed is accurate, now could it.

    Old, sorry, but Obama has become a joke. World is in disarray and we have no coherent foreign policy. Our economy is barely breathing, creating a handful of service jobs and we are nowhere near 2007 employment levels. Family income on average is down $5 K. And companies are converting full time employees to part time to dodge Obamacare regulations. But nothing is his fault and we are all racist if we disagree.
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    I have hundreds of relatives in Germany and they at first liked him in 2008 but they think he's worse than Bush today. Remember, Obama drew 250,000 in his inaugural speech in Germany but he drew only 4,500 at this speech. Speaks volumes.
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    I have a German client who told me the same thing. And he characterized Obama as "weak" and "a joke".
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    After mustering up the courage to watch that video---expecting the nausea to set in at any minute---it was glaring: The buffoon is nothing BUT rhetoric. While speeches tend to be that way most times is a given, but this fraud is absolutely defining himself as being capable of nothing but rhetoric and empty words. His speeches seem to be rehashed from a previous speech, only to be rehashed again later on down the road.

    Even though it has been noted and observed time and time again how he can deliver a speech with little else--THIS address was more acute than many at just how weak he truly is. He can stand up--read his little clear scrolling tablet--and I am convinced now that it just isn't the right who is seeing through him, it is everyone now. He is THE WEAKEST we have ever had, and has become a laughing joke across the globe.

    His gig is up---the act is over and the entire world knows it now.

    Well...except for a few in here.
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    And the more scandals Obama has going on here the more he likes to leave country. Is that a coincidence? :no:

    He thinks things are going to die-down by leaving. What a pathetic joke he is.
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    He also gave the speech to the hand picked crowd behind bullet proof glass. LMAO

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