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Live Stream || Obama Speech at Brandenburg Gate

by Keith Koffler on June 19, 2013, 7:59 am

The speech has concluded.

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Junius June 19, 2013 at 8:12 am

Don’t bother listening. Here is what the speech will be composed of:

Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah, I, I, Me, Me, I, I, Me, Me, Me, America is evil, racist, and sucks. I, I, Blah, Blah, Me, Me, I, I, I. Thank You and Good Afternoon. End of Speech.

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Mandy Manners June 19, 2013 at 8:22 am

Whoever at the White House wrote the title needs check the spelling of Brandenburg.

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Kimbly June 19, 2013 at 8:24 am

OMG! Take a screen shot Keith!

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Sadie June 19, 2013 at 8:29 am

Let me guess..the same editors who wrote about the “Founding Founders”.

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Mandy Manners June 19, 2013 at 8:40 am

Kimbly and Sadie, this is from the people who work for the smartest president every.

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Michael June 19, 2013 at 8:42 am

Not to mention the grammar, “Obama deliver”. Or perhaps it was lost in the translation from German.

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Mandy Manners June 19, 2013 at 9:05 am

The spelling has been corrected, but the subject and verb still don’t agree.

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Kimbly June 19, 2013 at 10:23 am

And they do it AGAIN! Now it says “Biden speaks at dedication of Frederick Douglas statue” It’s Frederick Douglass.

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Star June 19, 2013 at 10:56 am

Arg–they be sweet rolls!

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Kimbly June 19, 2013 at 8:23 am

Mention history of this spot. People working for freedoms. Even though america sucks at it, we are still working towards that ideal. Make it personal (in other words…I, I, I). Then, “you” have the power…win the future (dramatic crescendo voice)…blah blah blah.

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cincycinco June 19, 2013 at 8:29 am

They like him in Germany. They’re pretty used to dicatators giving speeches around the Gate, and they’re overjoyed because they THIINK it’s not THEY who will suffer because of it THIS time. A little schadenfreude perhaps? Seems like they should remember better than ANYONE, though, that tyrants do NOT remain a local problem…

(sing to the tune of Das Leid der Deutschen)

Obama, Obama, über alles,
Über alles in the world
When, always, to defend their tyrant,
Democrats stand together.

From the White House to Chicago
From the Vineyard to the Veldt,
Obama, Obama, über alles,
Über alles in the world.

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swedishlady June 19, 2013 at 9:04 am

Cincycinco,I don´t think Germans “like” him very much. But I do think the German politicians like a president like Obama who is so set on a low profile in foreign affairs. A weak president, easy to handle. According to Der Spiegel, Barry delivers his speech at Brandenburger Tor in front of 4000 invited (!) guests, so the cheers and applauds doesn´t tell much. Demonstrators are hold at bay.
Kennedys and Reagans speeches in Berlin are bright shining moments in history, impossible to try to imitate for this lackluster guy ensnared in a spying scandal that is the talk of the town in Europe.
It´s unfair to say that Germans are “used to dictators”. Since the war, Germany has had many great leaders and the country is rebuild as a strong democracy with the strongest economy in Europe. It´s selfconfident but I don´t think other countries in Europe worry about that anymore.

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Mandy Manners June 19, 2013 at 9:09 am

Barry delivers his speech at Brandenburger Tor in front of 4000 invited (!) guests,

SNIP
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What is this? A town-hall meeting with a hand-picked audience?

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Sadie June 19, 2013 at 9:35 am

It’s 91 F.degrees in Berlin – they’ll need a hand-picked ambulance for the invitees.

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Mandy Manners June 19, 2013 at 9:54 am

Around here, 91 is not that hot. If the humidity level gets above 50 per cent, then we’re talking hot.

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Otis Driftwood June 19, 2013 at 9:38 am

They couldn’t find a school gym for him to give the speech in.

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Mandy Manners June 19, 2013 at 9:56 am

Would’ve had to reduce the number of adoring fans.

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Mr. T. June 19, 2013 at 11:15 am

Did anyone yell “Ich liebe dich”??

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Playrighter June 19, 2013 at 11:31 am

That would have removed Chris Matthews’ excuse that Obama’s speech was ruined by the sun.

Bonus Points: If Obama had a sun, who would it look like?

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sportinlife10 June 19, 2013 at 12:50 pm

LOL.

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Danceswithtruth June 19, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Definitely not Biden. He’s not that bright.

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Julie Brueckheimer June 19, 2013 at 11:48 am

I don’t think they like him very much there anymore. It’s probably the reason they had to have a small, invitation only crowd. The Germans are very upset about being spied upon, and Merkel threw a dig at him about there being limits to surveillance. Half the country is very familiar with being spied upon, and I’d like to recommend a wonderful film about the old days in East Germany under the Stasi. It’s called The Lives of Others.

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cincycinco June 19, 2013 at 8:32 am

Regan at the Brandenburg Gate: “Tear Down This Wall!”

Obama at the Brandenburg Gate: “I’m just flappin’ my jaw!”

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Kimbly June 19, 2013 at 11:53 am

LOL! I hope they have a photo caption contest over at PJMedia.

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cincycinco June 19, 2013 at 8:39 am

Kennedy at Brandenburg Gate; “Ich Bin Ein Berliner!”

Obama at Brandenburg Gate: “Hau die Welt ab!”

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Michael June 19, 2013 at 8:45 am

No doubt that Obama’s ego has convinced him that his speech will go down alongside Kennedy’s and Regan’s iconic speeches in Berlin.

The memorable punch line should be fun. How about “You didn’t build that”?

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DeniseVB June 19, 2013 at 8:46 am

Too early for a drinking game, but how many I, ME, MY, will he say? :)

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Mandy Manners June 19, 2013 at 9:11 am

It’s 5:00 p.m. somewhere.

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Lizzy June 19, 2013 at 9:14 am

In KS now and I think the clock stopped;-)

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Girly1 June 19, 2013 at 9:01 am

The Medal of Freedom and a lavish State dinner was all it took to put Merkel over the moon. Obama is still the same punk she rejected 5 years ago when he tried to pull the campaign stunt at the Brandenburg Gate. Hopefully, an enterprising reporter will ask him about the wall of secrecy and lies he has built around the White House.

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Lizzy June 19, 2013 at 9:16 am

Oh god don’t give him any ideas about walls dividing people.
He’d do it to those of us who don’t worship him and call it a shovel
ready job:-(

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Otis Driftwood June 19, 2013 at 9:40 am

more like a shovel ready snow job.

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Gina June 19, 2013 at 9:04 am

I don’t need to hear his lies because that’s all they are… the truth is watching what he is doing to our country.

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LouisianaTiger June 19, 2013 at 9:08 am

” Ich bin ein douchebag”!!

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Julie Brueckheimer June 19, 2013 at 11:03 am

!

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Michael June 19, 2013 at 9:09 am

So far, just another yawn-inducing photo op for the 2013 campaign scrapbook.

http://theobamadiary.com/2013/06/19/ich-bin-ein-berliner/

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Lizzy June 19, 2013 at 9:12 am

Before when he was on his campaign/apology tour of Europe they denied him the right to speak at the Brandenburg Gate as it was only
for heads of state. Now he’s going to speak as a self absorbed faux
President mostly on tour no leader so IMO he shouldn’t be allowed to
stand there let alone blather on like he always does I,I, me me etc.
“Ich bin ein Berliner yes he’s a jelly donut.

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Girly1 June 19, 2013 at 9:24 am

This is the moment he’s been waiting for!!! Look at him! He can’t contain himself! “Don’t let me fail,, TOTUS!”

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Sadie June 19, 2013 at 9:30 am

Best quip of the day via Zero Hedge:

“Ich bin ein Berlistener”

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swedishlady June 19, 2013 at 9:46 am

A good one, Sadie. The old air-lift pilot deserved a great big cheer !!! I also notice that the Teleprompterset is up but neither President Gauck or Kansler Merkel used it, European politicians don´t use these machines. It looks like Barry is trying without it as well. Oh, he goes on and on about “freedom”, lots of empty rethoric. Coming from this guy , outrageous…

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Sadie June 19, 2013 at 10:01 am

I really can’t watch him for too long. I did notice a rather huge Plexiglas Wall in front of the stage and all I could think of was Eichmann’s trial 51 years ago/June. The Israelis placed him in a “glass booth” during the trial.

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Julie Brueckheimer June 19, 2013 at 11:05 am

I was reminded of that too, and I can’t recall if Kennedy and Reagan had bullet proof glass protection. I don’t think so.

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swedishlady June 19, 2013 at 11:07 am

Yes, that Plexiglass wall. Propaganda claims that he is so very popular so I guess he needs it to keep the fans away…couldn´t be any other reason. Anyhow, he looked sweaty. And a little scared.

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Julie Brueckheimer June 19, 2013 at 11:12 am

There was a quote on Drudge from a despicable lapdog ‘journalist’ here named Chris Matthews that the sun “ruined” his use of the teleprompter so apparently he couldn’t use one today. That is nicely symbolic: Obama’s words don’t stand up to sunlight.

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Julie Brueckheimer June 19, 2013 at 11:04 am

Five stars.

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Lizzy June 19, 2013 at 9:57 am

Well as he soaks up tepid greetings he can’t resist the perfect time to
shame the USA again lets get cool and casual. Took off his jacket and
invited everyone to join him in being cool. Explained why Michelle and
the girls weren’t there enjoying the sights. Has he even the pictures of
the girls faces looks like they’d rather be having a root canal. Bet Merkel
is sorry she let him use that place of history for another campaign and
ignore the scandals fiction

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srdem65 June 19, 2013 at 10:14 am

His speech was so, so “American” and not so much European or even German related. Gay love rights, equal opportunities no matter what you look like (uh, Germany doesn’t have illegal Mexican aliens yet, nor do most of them know about MLK ), and of course, the global warming hoax put on a national stage long after scientists have debunked the theory are all subjects directed at Americans.

It was an American campaign speech, not the speech of a statesman.

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DeniseVB June 19, 2013 at 10:53 am

The perpetual campaign continues……..not an inspiring man at all, it’s always about him.

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Julie Brueckheimer June 19, 2013 at 11:43 am

Germany has many people who don’t look German, Middle Easterners, Turks especially, and it’s turned into a big problem for Germany. I don’t think they appreciated him touting ‘equal opportunities no matter what you look like’.

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Mandy Manners June 19, 2013 at 10:37 am

The White House has yet another misspelling on it’s screen. It’s not “Douglas” but “Douglass”.

Golly, guys. Why not get someone to check your copy before you put it out there?

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Mandy Manners June 19, 2013 at 10:40 am

I’m not perfect, but I’m not representing the White House!

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Mary from Germany June 19, 2013 at 11:06 am

I wish we had a President as Obama here in Germany !!!
May God bless America ~ Land that I love !!!

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Mandy Manners June 19, 2013 at 11:08 am

I wish we had a President as Obama here in Germany !!!

SNIP
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Ya’ll can have him.

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srdem65 June 19, 2013 at 11:27 am

You’re welcome to have MrObama. No need to send a plane ticket for him, we’ll foot the cost.

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Lizzy June 19, 2013 at 11:47 am

And you get the entire entourage. Family, friends, fawning followers
Michelle’s handmaidens and vacation planners. Don’t worry about the
protocol folks that bunch have been deemed excess baggage.

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Bonnie June 19, 2013 at 11:51 am

Keep Moochelle and the minions as well. Our gift.

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Mandy Manners June 19, 2013 at 11:07 am

Why is Biden at this dedication? Does FCMABBHO know deep down inside that compared to Douglass, he has the moral and intellectual weight of a speck of dust?

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gracepmc June 19, 2013 at 12:23 pm

OT — Disgusted with this President beyond words.

Outraged even further about White House closing to the public in light of all tours, traveling, vacations and now the bonuses for the IRS.

The tea partiers must have felt this outrage and frustration.

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AFVet June 19, 2013 at 1:08 pm

I can’t wait to see him sweat before congress.

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Otis Driftwood June 19, 2013 at 1:13 pm

I have a feeling the minders of TOTUS are about to be fired.. or maybe the story will be most of the staff is on sequester.. or yea, that works, the sun. The sun did it.

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