Thursday, July 24, 2008

Obama Does Germany

It is interesting to watch the global love affair for Obama. It has moved from Afghanistan and Iran, to the Middle East (the Palestinians love him), and today Germany.
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.

People of Berlin -- people of the world -- this is our moment. This is our time.
What moment? What time? What are you talking about? Obama is in Germany only because he is running for president. No one would have been there if he were not a leading candidate.

Most American, including Obama, know little about Europe. They don't know the history and few have traveled there. Those that have were tourists which is not really knowing a nation (but it is better than sitting on the couch and watching TV). Some Americans have spent time in Europe as students, workers, etc. They are more familiar with the social aspect of the culture, which is a good thing.

Europe might be fine for the Europeans, but it is not the socialist society I want to live in, nor do I want my children raised in. More of them than not like the social safety net. They like the liberal policies. We are seeing a Europeanization of America movement. This is key to the liberal cause, whether it is overt or not.

I have many friends and colleague all over Europe and the UK. I enjoy traveling there and doing business there. But that does not mean I want to live there or swap my citizenship.

Obama is a serious candidate for president only because he is black. His policies and ideology are as liberal as it gets. He has no new ideas. He is restating the same broken and failed liberal ideals that his colleagues have stood for twenty years. If you buy into his hope message, you buy into the Europeanization of America.

Americans should care less what the Germans or any other country has to say about our presidential candidates. How many Americans really cared when Angela Merkel became the German Chancellor (elected by a majority of the members of the Bundestag)? For that matter, how many Americans could even answer the question: who's Germany's Chancellor? 00.0001 percent?

Obama is a fraud and hypocrite.

You could sure tell his speech was aided by a teleprompter, avoiding his uh, uh, uh, uh... problem.

BTW, why didn't he speak in German?

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