Barak Obama in Germany

In case you missed it.

It really was something special.

From: Vance
Subject: A true leader
Just wanted to pass this along. This is what a true leader sounds like.
truthout.org/article/obama-delivers-soaring-call-unity-berlin

Follow the link to transcript and video of Barak Obama’s speech in Berlin Thursday.

The man does nothing short of inspire.

Say hello to the next President of the United States of America.

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16 thoughts on “Barak Obama in Germany

  1. I guess they should vote for him then, we know how good the Germans are at picking leaders.

    Citizen of the world….. feh.

  2. That shot alone will kill every middle america vote.

    After All they still think Germany is East and West

  3. KG, your idiotic posts never cease to amaze me.

    Poppy Bush said “To Vladimir Horowitz for his extraordinary achievements and distinctive style as a pianist whose concerts brought pleasure to audiences everywhere and whose contributions to music made him a citizen of the world.

    The Father of modern-day Republicans said this “I speak today as both a citizen of the United States and of the world. I come with the heartfelt wishes of my people for peace, bearing honest proposals and looking for genuine progress. ”

    How about Thomas Paine? “Thomas Paine, speech opposing the execution of Louis XVI: “I was present at the time of the flight or abdication of Louis XVI., when he was taken and brought back. The proposal of restoring to him the supreme power struck me with amazement ; and although at that time I was not a citizen, yet as a citizen of the world, I employed all the efforts that depended on me to prevent it.”

    In other words, it’s not planet america® you jackass. We all have to live here. Unlike shrub who assaulted Merkel and made the US the laughing stock of the planet, this guy is trying to win back some of the support and respect we lost from everyone else.

    And let’s all read the quote in it’s ENTIRETY so we can get a bit of context, shall we…?

  4. ” Thank you to the citizens of Berlin and to the people of Germany. Let me thank Chancellor Merkel and Foreign Minister Steinmeier for welcoming me earlier today. Thank you Mayor Wowereit, the Berlin Senate, the police, and most of all thank you for this welcome.

    I come to Berlin as so many of my countrymen have come before. Tonight, I speak to you not as a candidate for President, but as a citizen – a proud citizen of the United States, and a fellow citizen of the world.

    I know that I don’t look like the Americans who’ve previously spoken in this great city. The journey that led me here is improbable. My mother was born in the heartland of America, but my father grew up herding goats in Kenya. His father – my grandfather – was a cook, a domestic servant to the British.”

  5. And FDR, that crippled fuckface… how dare he say this…

    “We have learned that we cannot live alone,at peace; that our own well being is dependent on the well being of other nations, far away. We have learned that we must live as men, and not as ostriches nor as dogs in the manger. WE have learned to be citizens of the world, members of the world community.

    Meh is right.
    /sarcasm
    /rant

  6. I’m always surprised at how good satirists can slip up when they find the right “hero” to “admire.”

    Obama inspirational? Yeah, if you’re inspired by liars who say one thing, and do another. That’s MIGHTY inspirational.

    Notes to self: fellow cyclists aren’t necessarily smart about politics, even if they’re clever satirists.

  7. Chas,
    You are putting the cart before the donkey.

    Obama hasn’t had a chance to do something other than what he’s promised as the election is still underway. Sure you could examine his Senatorial voting record thus far, but I don’t think that is what you are aiming for.

    Wait until he’s 6 months or a year into his first term and then list out his missteps and broken promises. Will there be some? I don’t doubt it for a minute.

    I’m not sure if you’re talking about me when you say “I’m always surprised at how good satirists can slip up…” because I certainly don’t think of myself as a “good satirist”. I’m more of a douchenozle toolbag kind of guy, really, once you get to know me.

    Is this your website? -> carcinofun.blogspot.com

  8. And next time Obama wants to use troops for a political photo up, tell him to at least follow through and visit even though he can’t bring his campaign people.

  9. Chas, you occasionally have some decent insight on environmental issues, but your “obama is the antichrist” meme of progressive intellectual purity is tiresome. Shut the fuck up for a little while. He’s not the savior. Yes I get it, but he’s damn sure not Bush/Cheney or McCain. If you can’t see that, then you’re a fucking moron. Just like the morons on the far right. But then it shouldn’t surprise me since you buy all of the 9/11 conspiracy theories. So, your intellectual capabilities are suspect to begin with. And if my being a realist makes me unpure in your eyes, I don’t give a fuck. I sleep well at night.

    bp,
    I think KG is referring to the other day in Germany. Which there are some conflicting reports on.