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While watching the BBC's live coverage of 20th anniversary events in Berlin, I found myself in that rare position of totally digging a Hillary Clinton speech, in which she gave good props to many of the most deserving actors in the toppling of communism…until she uncorked an excruciating segue: And now, she said, I have the pleasure to introduce a man who tore down different kinds of walls. Including walls of racial intolerance, etc.

Really?

President Obama, whose absence from the celebration is (in my biased opinion) a national embarrassment, then delivered a video message, in which he included among a string of who'da-thoughts the fact that a U.S. president was of African descent.

Funny; when the Iranian people were peacefully challenging their violent overlords, the president said, "This is not about the United States…this is about the people of Iran." Yet when we talk about the overthrow of communism it's time to talk about America's historic 2008 election? WTF?

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  1. Par for the course with BHO.

    Me, me, me, me…..

    Then again, par for the course for all on the left (give me, give me, give me.)

    1. I have so many vile words swirling around my brain about BO…I am having a hard time containing them. But self centered egomaniacal narcissistic pig about sum them up. How in the name of God did this POS ever, EVER become a US President? Absolute disgrace.

  2. You can’t spell “Messiah” without “me”.

    1. There is no ‘they’ in Muslim.

      *ducks*

      1. But ther is a US.

      2. There is a “slim” in Muslim

        1. I love musli cereal

          1. There’s also Misul!!

            TERRORIST!!!

  3. At what point can we finally admit that Obama is just a sorry assed human being. They guy is a complete narcisist. Remember we were supposed to vote for this clown because of his errudition and temperment. What a joke.

    1. “At what point can we finally admit that Obama is just a sorry assed human being”

      2008?

      1. His personality flaws – including the narcissist part – were the second in my list of non-partisan reasons to oppose Obama that I posted at the end of October… 2008.

        Compare my list to, for instance, what HotAir did: offer a list of reasons why conservative shouldn’t vote for BHO. Which, if you actually think about it for three seconds, is pretty worthless. Apparently MaryKatherineHam and EdMorrissey didn’t have three seconds to spare.

        Bonus! Here’s today’s Poster Boy for the Libertarian Movement: sbsun.com/news/ci_13732035

        1. ..snore……………..

        2. Shut the fuck up, Lonewacko. And quit hiding in outhouse pits with a camcorder and a rain suit.

          1. Rain suit? I thought is was of those big cones they put around dog’s necks to keep them from gnawing at bandages.

            1. Forgive me, I omitted to mention his beer bong. Trusty ‘ol Chugger always gets the job done.

            2. Hey, quit being so hard on Lonewacko. I’m sure he knows all about narcissism.

    2. Pretty much everyone that runs for president is a complete narcissist. McCain, Palin, Clinton (Hil and Bill), GW Bush, Huckabee, Romney, Wayne Allen Root, etc. They’re all pretty much self-absorbed d-bags. Who else would go through the shit storm that is a national campaign, and drag their families through it too, to be president.

      1. How dare you, sir!

        1. Are you the guy who had a state and the capital city named after you?

      2. Stop it! Ronnie was a SAINT! Thaw out the Duke!

    3. Well not everyone can be as humble as the last president, flight-suit McGee.

      1. Bush is down privately visiting of victims at Fort Hood. Meanwhile, President empty suit is business telling people that if we don’t get national healthcare the terrorists have won and explaining how the fall of communism is really about him winning the Presidency.

        1. Obamassiah was also out giving “shout outs” to a Medal of Honor winner who turned out to be a Medal of FREEDOM winner. The guy’s a good guy, but he’s not a MoH winner. C’mon, Barry!

          1. Obama gave the guy the medal, a month or so ago.

            A non point though, god knows I would fuck something like that up. Stupid mistake.

        2. Is he trying to sell them motivational products?

          Ass lick the most hated man in the world much?

        3. You mean he got cured of that disease he had that preventing him visiting wounded soldiers throughout his pResidency?

          1. Bush visited wounded and injured soldiers hundreds of times. He just didn’t publicize it.

      2. If the executive branch was comedy (it isn’t), then Obama would be the prop gag up against Bush’s fart joke. Think about it.

      3. I was a uniter, not a divider!

      4. Yo Tony, perhaps if you had an intelligences level beyond that of a retarded fetus, you might have realized that you’ve been posting at a libertarian website the last several months, and using the “Bush did it too” argument is complete dumbfuckary.

        1. I’m not responding to the libertarians here, I’m responding to constant GOP apologist John.

    4. Obama is still incomparably more erudite than anyone the GOP ran in 2008, or GW Bush. It’s not as if the voters were offered much of a choice by the two major parties after all.

    5. At what point can we admit that Obama is a centrist, technocratic seat-warmer. No matter what he does, you jackasses will vilify him as the harbinger of (National!) Socialism! So if that’s really what he’s about, why not just get the fucking party started? As it is, he’s SUCH a middle-of-the-roader that he’ll take all the shit without doing… much of anything, it looks like.\

      Teabagger Obama-bashing is the new “Dubya = Hitler.” Chill the fuck out before you throw an artery.

    6. I would like all that voted for him to pubicly admit that they were, in fact, ignorant of the problems we face. They voted for a new guy that promised the moon but could not deliver a dog to his kids for months, but it is named after him BO. This man is a joke, it’s too bad we have to suffer from him until 2013.

  4. Jordan,

    That is the post of the day. Maybe the year.

  5. It’s okay to dis the communists. It is Not okay to piss off the muslims.

  6. “Wow, Dude, it’s Really Not About You”

    Hillary already knows, that’s why she introduced Obama.

    1. is she setting herself up for another run at the office in 2012?

      1. HRC is already running against Barry. She never quit running. Being Sec State is a real resume enhancer for her. Look for her to leave the stinking-pig-barge also known as the Obama Presidency** right around the middle of January. It will be right before the unmarked “pirate F16’s” (from Israel) hit the Iranian Govt. HRC will resign right before that operation is greenlighted–the international Shit storm will be too intense for her career. Then she can back channel “I told you so’s” to all her media friends about what manchild Barry really is. Funny she’s going to be agreeing with limbaugh again.

        **Barry Sotero is not eligible to be president of the US. His citizenship lapsed as a child when he moved to Indonesia and was adopted by an Indonesian. Whenever the truth about his non-citizenship status is finally revealed an asterisk will need to be inserted next to his name in the history books. Like the drug enhanced other Barry who used to be a huge baseball star. Now his name has a footnote against it in the baseball history books. Poor Barrys!!

        1. Wow, you really don’t know the law do you? US-born people retain US citizenship until they specifically renounce it, which has to be as an adult. If you want to argue he wasn’t born in the US go ahead, but that makes arguing about his citizenship moot.

        2. Wow, you really don’t know the law do you? US-born people retain US citizenship until they specifically renounce it, which has to be as an adult. If you want to argue he wasn’t born in the US go ahead, but that makes arguing about his citizenship moot.

  7. Modern Democrats: Communism is merely misunderstood.

  8. “Raaaacist!!”

  9. “President Obama, whose absence from the celebration is (in my biased opinion) a national embarrassment”

    The POTUS himself is a national embarrassment. Did he send some region 1 DVDs to the participants? Or maybe an iPod loaded with his speeches?

  10. I believe John F. Kennedy, when speaking about Nixon, said it best; No Class.

    1. Nixon hatte Raffinesse, war er nur ein Betr?ger.

      1. Leave Raffi out of this!

        1. Raffi is a racist, too. “Baby Beluga”? The little white whale?

  11. Regarding Iran, he has to say it’s not about the USA because then he’ll have some responsibility for it when it goes poorly. He’s shifted 100% of the responsibility to the people of Iran, meanwhile praising himself via satellite in Europe about something that happened when he was getting high. I’m shocked, I tell you!

  12. Mr. Obama, tear down this ego!

    1. I vote that this post wins the thread!

        1. Paging Chip Bok. Paging Chip Bok.

          1. bok would still ruin it somehow.

          2. Paging Mr. Herman. Paging Mr. Herman.

  13. His local and international community work is agitating the fuck outta me.

    1. Very Well Said Sir!!

  14. You have to remember that the Obama voters, it IS all about Obama. He is the center of their universe and nothing happens without his will. The only reason there is political opposition to his supreme benevolence, is due to his magnanimous tolerance.

    1. Instead of Insha’Allah they have Insha’Obama.

    2. Push…are you thinkin about what you’re sayin? do you sleep with both eyes open? i’m going to after reading your post. scarey only because there are those who believe the veracity of your statement.

    3. Hardcore liberals (formerly Obamaites) are as mad at Obama as rightwingers, only with less mental disability.

      1. Disablilty in this case is something I’ll cherish… We saw all this coming, and we warned you. You should learn to speak bumpkin.

    4. I’ve been to your museum in Moscow, Mr. Pushkin. Well done sir.

  15. I’m digging the ad on the side for Muslim Matrimonials. Chick’s hot.

    1. Plus, when she starts to get old looking, you can run her over with the car.

      1. How many thread winners are we allowed to have again?

        1. Doesn’t matter, this is one of the best comments I’ve seen on H&R in…well, ever.

    2. Damn! I didn’t get the hot Muslim chick ad.

      Gobbler, Muslim is run he over with a car? Which one is burn her. Fire is cool.

      1. I though the squirrels didn’t allow non-English posts?

        1. That did come out confusing.

          Gobbler, Muslim is run he over with a car to get out of the marriage?

          Which religon do you burn your wife when you are done with her? Fire is cooler than assault with bumper.

          1. There was quite a trend of having “cooking oil accidents” in India.

          2. It’s India, but I think that is what happens to your wife when you die.

      2. That’s Beavisism.

        1. Another threadwinner.

      3. Used to be Hindu, but you as the husband would have to be dead first, so that might put a damper on your enthusiams.

  16. He has time to lobby on behalf of Chicago but, not time to celebrate the overthrow of a murderous regime.

    1. In his defense, he selflessly took time out of his schedule to speak to the Germans last year… when, coincidentally, he was running for some kind of national office.

    2. no wonder he won the Nobel prize.

  17. I had no problem with any of this. Much ado about nothing IMO.

  18. He should have done a slideshow.

    “Here’s me tearing down the walls around prep school with my typical white grandmother’s bank-president money.”

    “Here’s me tearing down the walls around Harvard with my Dad’s legacy bonus points.”

    “Here’s me tearing down the walls around the Daley machine with some guy from the neighborhood whose Dad owns the power company.”

    “Here’s me tearing down the walls around the White House with a bunch of silver-spoon paper-bag-testers and a Nazi supervillain.”

    1. “That’s me in the spotlight, losing my religion”

      (always thought that song sounded like he was narrating a slideshow)

    2. A 20 minute PowerPoint on the Berlin wall. By Barack Obama.

  19. The Red Skull isn’t evil, just misunderstood.

  20. Hey SugarFree, we mind-melded on the Red Skull thing. I considered mentioning the Hate-Monger, but people might not get the reference.

    1. Well, we could also go with Captain Nazi, Baron Werner Von Blitzschlag, Baron Zemo, America-Smasher, The Atomic Skull, Dr. Agony, The Pinheaded Killer, The Teutonic Knight, Master Man, Zyklon.

      And yes, that last one is real.

      There are hundreds more.

      1. “Captain Nazi?”

          1. The character had the “armada-style” epaulets. Slightly surprising. But I foresaw the swastika on his chest.

  21. So has Obama cured all racial wounds or not?

    1. He’s my Nigga!

    2. Whatever criticisms one may have of the various Star Trek series one positive thing about them was that race (at least human races) were never mentioned at all. The humans interact with each other as ? well ? fellow humans. This was set in the far flung future and gave hope that this could be our future. There is a saying : “Be the change you want to see”. The best thing he could do to “cure racial wounds” is to treat them as though they are already cured. To interact with others the way Captain Benjamin Sisko acted with his crew aboard Deep Space Nine. Be the change you want to see.

      1. Never let a good scab picking go to waste.

      2. I’d vote for Sisko. After his godification, that is.

      3. Realm, you’re probably black on the left side and white on the right side.

  22. And now let me introduce … the Ayatollah of Rock and Roll-ah!

    1. That’s The Toadie, foul impostor!

      1. I don’t suppose I can use this comment to steer the conversation away from Star Trek and towards the Minutemen, can I?

        1. No, but post-apocalyptic films seem to be an appropriate conversation now.

  23. Whenever I see Obama I think of Gilderoy Lockhart from the Harry Potter series. Ego + complete ineptitude.

    1. Woop woop woop woop wooop

      1. lol @ Dork Alarm

        1. I am surprised that thing hasn’t broken from overuse. Do they turn it off during the Star Trek threads?

          1. It’s like car alarms, John.

            It goes off so often that everyone just ignores it.

          2. John, now you know that’s the nerd alarm you speak of.

            The dork alarm is reserved for Hufflepuff fetishists and people who watched Andromeda.

          3. This is a libertarian site. The dork alarm is milspec. Armored, dude! Cast from the finest unobtainium and bolted down hard!

    2. Oh my! I think you nailed it! 100+

  24. It is telling that Obama manages it involve himself in all sorts of issues unbecoming a President like having a beer with the cop and victim of a local law enforcement screw-up, giving speeches to captive-audience school children, and begging for the Olympics for his home town (not that his cronies would have profited from that, of course!). Then when there is an event of truly global and historic significance deserving of the stature and symbolism of an appearance by the President of the United States, he can’t be bothered to do more than essentially phone it in? A “national embarrassment” indeed.

    At least this latest failure is only symbolic. But when coupled with his indistinguishable-from-Bush positions on Afghanistan, Iraq, detainment/Guantanamo, bailouts for his Wall Street banker friends, and on and on, which have real consequences, he is managing to utterly underwhelm and disappoint even those, like myself, with rather low expectations.

    For the record, I never particularly liked Obama but liked McCain even less. Didn’t vote for either of them but had I been forced to choose at gunpoint would have probably opted for the bullet… oh ok, grudgingly gone for Obama. I must admit I’m having a hard time imagining what McCain could have done much worse at this point, which given my contempt for McCain is a pretty damning take on the style-over-substance empty suit that is The Obama.

    1. McCain would have at least gotten Honduras right and would have showed up for this. And whatever McCain got wrong, it would have been in so far as he acted just like Obama. Name one thing Obama has done better than McCain would have?

      1. Czars

        1. Obama has a ton of unelected un approved people doing God knows what in the Government. No way would McCain have been able to get away with that.

          1. This. McCain would get away with less. Same for Hillary.

      2. Play the race card?

        1. another best post nominee

          1. I second that.

    2. It’s possible that McCain would have keeled over by now. That was the reason I voted for him.

      1. Palin would’ve been an interesting president. I can’t really say if that would be more in a good way or a bad way.

        1. Palin is such a moron. You know she might have supported a Chavista takeover of Honduras, given a fucking set of DVDs whtat won’t play in Europe and a Ipod of her speeches as diplomatic gifts, gotten sold a bill of goods by Iran on their nuclear weapons program, passed a $700 billion stimulus that hurt rather than helped the economy, and run 1.5 trillion dollar deficits.

          I mean seriously it is a good thing we didn’t let that idiot anywhere near power.

          1. and she did a pretty good impression of Tina Fey..i would give every under-valued dollar i have if she were a heartbeat from the presidency

          2. Palin would have cleaned the Hill…that is what we all need. Palin has values not like most of those jerks in the WH

            1. Ok… Everyone has “values”. So what the hell does that even mean?

              Outside of the bullshit family values nonsense (which Obama appears to have in spades), then what are we even talking about here? Are we really having the “Real American” discussion now? Ugh.

        2. And Palin is such a moron, she might have kept GUITMO open and committed to stay in Iraq until 2012 and declared news organizations she didn’t like “not real news organizations” and called everyone who disagreed with her a racist. We will never know what kind of a bullet we dodged.

    3. I must admit I’m having a hard time imagining what McCain could have done much worse at this point

      Sent troops into Iran?

      Come up with a health care “reform” bill that actually passes due to some “we’ll vote for any damn thing an R president pushes” RINOs joining the Dems?

      Thus my vote for Barr.

    4. Putin told Barry to stay outta Europe, but he could send the dude in the lime green pantsuit.

  25. Given the number of people genuflecting before an image of Ronald Reagan today, you know the man who singlehandedly ended European communism, this isn’t about the United States as well?

    1. Yeah the US had nothing to do with the fall of communism. We just spent 100s of billions of dollars defending Western Europe for 40 years. If we had just gone home at the end of World War II, the Russians would have stopped where they were, out of kindness I suppose. And the billions the Russians spent trying to keep up with the US in the space race and arms race had nothing to do with them going bankrupt and losing control of their empire.

      It has a whole hell of a lot to do with the US. You fucking ingrate.

    2. “Oh, you English are *so* superior, aren’t you? Well, would you like to know what you’d be without us, the good ol’ U.S. of A. to protect you? I’ll tell you. The smallest fucking province in the Russian Empire, that’s what! So don’t call me stupid, lady. Just thank me.”

      1. Aristotle was not Belgian, JW.

        1. But the London Underground is a politcal movement!!

          1. Apes don’t read philosophy.

            1. Yes, they do. They just don’t understand it.

              1. You pompous, stuck-up, snot-nosed, English, giant, twerp, scumbag, fuck-face, dickhead, asshole.

            2. Fuck you, JW. [snort]

              1. How very interesting. You’re a true vulgarian, aren’t you?

                1. You are the vulgarian, you fuck.

        2. Don’t call me stupid.

        3. The central tenet of Buddhism is NOT “every man for himself”.

          [I actually knew what Reason commenters were quoting from for once…]

    3. no need to place inciteful language in your post. genuflecting..indeed..what we are as a whole people, you included, only pray for a leader as that was Ronald Reagan again. THAT WOULD BE LEADER!! NOT SOME MILKTOAST ORGANIZER….

      1. if i left out Margarete Thatcher, my apologies. The greatest woman since (ok, my girlfriend is pretty great) ever. Spectacular..Wish she was American and i could vote for her.

        1. Margaret Thatcher (and Francois Mitterand) urged Gorbachev in the summer of 1989 to make sure the Berlin Wall didn’t come down. They believed a unified Germany would be more dangerous than the Iron Curtain.

          Then, as always, the United States stood alone for democracy and freedom when the cards were on the table.

          1. A united Germany is good in many respects, but it is not synonymous with Democracy or freedom, as history has shown. In reality the smaller the state the better. There’s nothing inherently free about megastates like the EU>

      2. it’s milquetoast, an adjective; not milk-toast, like what you had for breakfast.

        1. Right. A milktoast organizer is actually useful.

          1. haha! toast first, then milk… mmm, nothing wimpy about that!

    4. Given that Reagan was one of the few westren leaders of his time who believed that communisim could be beaten, his contribution it’s fall was great. Not the only factor, but an important one.

  26. Let’s not jump to conclusions.

    Now, everybody give it up for Matt!

  27. Holy fuck, Hill. Toastmasters much?

  28. In Obama’s defense, the day European Communism collapsed was likely a sad day for him and his friends.

  29. I was six when Kennedy was shot. I was aware of Johnson as a president. And I have been fully aware of the good and bad of every president from Nixon to Obama. It is shocking how completely out of his league Obama is. He is starting to make Carter look good.

    1. This kind of stuff is things you would get your freshman when getting a degreee in how to be a President. Even Bush could get this kind of shit right. You have to show up, look Presidential and not say anything embarassing. Obama could truly fuck up a cup of coffee as President.

      1. You’re only saying that because you’re racist.

      2. Yeah Bush never said anything embarrassing.

    2. C’moooooon one termer!

    3. I have been listening to Presidents since Truman, and I have to say Obama is the worst one we have had since George W. Bush.

    4. Well, Carter at least ran a state executive before he tried for the presidency.

    5. Obama’s presidency is a real-life treatment for a bad movie comedy: Eddie Murphy stars as a lovable screw-up who, through some incredibly bizarre set of circumstances, gets elected President, and tries to bullshit his way through it. Hilarious hi-jinx ensue as his handlers conspire with the press to hypnotize everyone into believing that, far from being a monumental fuck-up, he’s actually the second coming of Jesus H. Christ himself. After four years of this, he returns, much relieved, to the hood, where’s he’s a huge celebrity; it ends with an inspiring speech about how, whatever the squares thought of him, he did it HIS way.

  30. So tough to come of age as a middle class black kid in America compared to getting shot to death clambering over the Berlin Wall.

    1. And Obama getting elected President in the US with the media completely in the tank and it being a once in forty year election for his party, is just like Walensa starting Solidarity. What a piece of shit.

  31. Would anyone without a personality disorder run for President?

    1. I believe Fred Thompson made a similar point when took so much flak for saying he didn’t like campaigning. Didn’t he say something like: If a politician says they like campaigning they are either lying to you or they are crazy. And neither is a good thing.

      1. Kurt Vonnegut said the exact same thing.

        1. “There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one’s safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind. Orr was crazy and could be grounded. All he had to do was ask; and as soon as he did, he would no longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions. Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn’t, but if he was sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn’t have to; but if he didn’t want to he was sane and had to. Yossarian was moved very deeply by the absolute simplicity of this clause of Catch-22 and let out a respectful whistle.”That’s some catch, that Catch-22,” [Yossarian] observed.”It’s the best there is,” Doc Daneeka agreed.”
          -Joseph Heller, Catch-22

          ALL politicians are crazy!

          1. Hold on, I was talking about Catch-22 all yesterday (comparing it to the Interstate Commerce Clause). Did you read that or is this a coincidence?

  32. Who else is Obama going to give a big shout out to? The Herren und Damen who actually fought to topple the commies? I don’t think so.

    Go Obama!

  33. Go Obama!

    Yes! Go… someplace else, and quit presidenting!

    1. Well played.

  34. Do we have a link to Obama’s (and Hillary’s) speech?

    1. All right, I’ll reply to my own request http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8351471.stm

  35. It’s a sad irony that the leader of the free world could not attend this event because he was too busy focusing on toppling our freedoms at home.

    1. Another nominee for top post.

    2. Well, this event was kind of last minute, you know; who knew when the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Wall would happen?
      Oh, wait……never mind.

  36. The funny thing is: Why is Europe celebrating at all? They’ve spent the last twenty years trying to turn the entire continent into East Germany. Shouldn’t this be an EU day of mourning?

    1. You don’t understand. They kicked the Russian Communists out in 1989. It is different if it is French and German communists doing it.

      1. Right, because Communists are running France and Germany.

    2. But we Europeans are, soon we will have a president just like you.

    3. This is just ignorant. I’m no fan of the EU, but in many ways the EU economy is less regulated than that of the US. Comparing it to East Germany is beyond the sphincter.

      1. You did a good job of handling Andrew Lynch the other day. I know its off topic, but I have a hard time staying within the lines.

        1. Well this is awkward. Sort of like the time Elliot Ness and Al Capone collaborated to catch a child killer, and Capone thought that cooperation would prevent Ness from coming after him anymore.

  37. Obama isn’t attending because he needs plausible deniability.

  38. BHO and MEchelle – it’s all about ME ME ME ME ME (and destroying the USA because they hate YOU YOU YOU YOU).

  39. Somewhere in Kenya, a village has lost its idiot.

  40. For bitch-boy Obama, it’s all about bitch-boy.

  41. If you don’t laugh your ass off at this, you don’t have a sense of humor (or an ass – one or the other)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHVEDq6RVXc

    Footage found of Hillary dodging bullets.

    1. That was hilarious. And the comments section is classic.

  42. I wish anonymity-bot would opine.

  43. He’s the Forrest Gump President.

    1. No. Gump had a good heart.

  44. I know that Hillary thing was old – but it was new to me. Money back if you didn’t think it was funny.

  45. Oops, forgive me, for I threaded.

  46. A Clinton presidency would’ve been entertaining. We could’ve made a drinking game out of reoccurences of the Godwinesque pejorative “Hitlery”.

  47. President Obama, whose absence from the celebration is (in my biased opinion) a national embarrassment

    President Thinskin is holding a grudge from the krauts not letting him speechify at the gate last year.

  48. Please Mr. President, do not get on TV anymore. You are an embarassment to the United Socialist States of America. We are tired of you apologizing for our keeping the world free from tyranny.

  49. Dear Europe,

    We apologize for our current President.

    Best,
    America

    1. second that apology

  50. Don’t we have our own symbolic Berlin Wall? It’s called the Capital Beltway.

  51. There’s a strong consensus forming about Barry’s general hollowness, even among his once-swooning accolades.
    The funny thing is that it leaves the lefties without a comeback, since they see it too.
    He is truly a fright.

  52. Hey, libertards. Did you know that white people voted overwhelmingly for John McCain? But you all keep favoring open borders, ‘kay?

    1. Oh, you know how all the white folks voted, do you? How about Joe Boyle? How about MNG? How about Tony? How about Chad? How about CHicago Tom? How about Obama? How about Biden? Pelosi? Patches? Bill from Chapaqua? Ellen? Bernie Sanders?

      1. Cavanaugh, Bailey,probably Howley…

        The comenters are too many to count

    2. Okay… by overwhelmingly you mean those white people who are scared of Mexicans. And that’s all he got. And they’re not growing because they’re OLD. So thank you open borders sounds just fine.

  53. Of course he isn’t going to CELEBRATE the fall of Communism. He’s trying to bring it to the USA. Would look bad to his fellow commies if he was over there talking about the evils of communism. Much better to shift focus on the fact he is Black.

  54. This president is truly an embarrassment and that is saying a whole lot after the 8 year fiasco of George Bush. WTF America?! Lets get it right in 2012. I only pray we have some real candidates.

  55. Augh. He’s just got to smear himself all over everything! It’s so sick and embarrassing. It’s like that arrogant pretty boy in your office who’s always looking at his own reflection, inflating his minor or non-existent accomplishments, and rubbing his junk on the secretarial staff. And Hilary Clinton at the Wall? Come On! Yech!

  56. I REALLY don’t understand how people are magnetized to this complete idiot of a man, Barack Obama. He is the most arrogant and narcissistic man ever to lead the United States. .. EVER. He only talks about himself, it’s always all about him, and if it isn’t, he find a way to MAKE IT about him. He has already begun tearing down FREEDOM and LIBERTY in this country, so what’s a wall here and there.. even if he was only, what, 20-25 years old when the Berlin Wall came down? Why not give a “SHOUT OUT” to the Soviets for building the wall so it could be torn down? How can anyone actually fall for this propagandists garbage day in and day out? It’s not just amazing, it’s appalling!

    1. Another mind pointlessly sacrificed to Matt Drudge.

  57. Ich bin ein (optional) Berliner!

    If anyone still needs a proof that what make dba Obama tick is nothing but a wretched mixture of (three of many others traits):

    a) deep, instinctive and active antipathy for America, its legitimate interests, its history and honor,
    b) a pathologically hypertrophied sense of self-importance which makes him to avoid any public event where he is not the object of mass adoration,
    c) and of a collection of parochial instincts which preclude him to discern the true significance, rhythms & paassions of the world, thus forbidding him to neutralize (a) and (b) and take (occassionally) a correct decision?

    ? then Obama’s skillful absence at the Berlin Wall celebration (act that touchingly complements his equally astute Olympic flight to Danemark) should confirm any suspicion that Obama’s presence in the White House is a sinister joke –

    Bellow, a couple of (early & merciful) pieces about Obama’s superb manifestations of gross inanity in foreign affairs matters:

    * “Barack Obama’s shameful absence from Berlin”/Nile Gardiner/ Daily Telegraph ?
    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/n…..rack-obama‘s-
    * “Berlin and the Case of the Missing President”/ Pejman Yousefzadeh/New Ledger
    http://newledger.com/2009/11/b…..president/
    ????-
    PS. Obama’s Danemark Olympic flight ? that curious enterprise reminded me Rudolf Hess’ keen reading of the British minds in 1940, before parachuting in Scotland to arrange things with Churchill –
    PPS. Looking forward for the Obamatons’ explanation that Obama was to busy to travel to Berlin because his camp David vacation was overdue ?

  58. Man do I miss George W Bush. A true American hero and a God fearing Christian. Be glad when this idiots one term is over.

  59. big barry wants us to think he actually wasnt high on cocaine the night the wall fell. we all know better…

  60. November 9, 1989, will always be remembered and cherished in the United States. Like so many Americans, I will never forget the images of people tearing down the wall. There could be no clearer rebuke of tyranny, there could be no stronger affirmation of freedom.

    Few would have foreseen… that a united Germany would be led by a woman from (the east German state) Brandenburg or that their American ally would be led by a man of African descent. But human destiny is what human beings make of it.

  61. A local College, a rather good school, shut down a student gulag presentation to contrast and celebrate the fall of the soviet union. Just an interesting local sillyness. (Only one side of the story)

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=3d8_1257821184

    1. Gateway Pundit blog

      http://gatewaypundit.firstthin…..ive-video/

      1. Should warn ya gateway pundit is a part of First Things. Some troll bait for the papist haters. I used it cause it’s one of the few local blogs following it.

      2. I should warn you gateway pundit is a part of First Things. Some troll bait for the papist haters. I used it cause it’s one of the few local blogs following it.

      3. I should warn you gateway pundit is a part of First Things. Some troll bait for the papist haters. I used it cause it’s one of the few local blogs following it.

      4. I should warn you gateway pundit is a part of First Things. Some troll bait for the papist haters. I used it cause it’s one of the few local blogs following it.

        1. holy crap. One click 4 responses. WTF

  62. Obama is proving every day that he really IS dumber than a rock. No wonder Bush’s poll numbers are going up every month for the last 5 months; people KNEW what they had with Bush. Obama is a narcistic jerk.

  63. Damn this comment thread was entertaining. I usually don’t read past a half-dozen, but I couldn’t stop reading all of these. A laugh a minute…uh, second.

  64. If George Bush had:

    * been the first President to need a teleprompter installed to be able to get through a press conference, would you have laughed and said this is more proof of how he inept he is on his own and is really controlled by smarter men behind the scenes?
    * spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to take Laura Bush to a play in NYC, would you have approved?
    * reduced your retirement plan’s holdings of GM stock by 90% and given the unions a majority stake in GM, would you have approved?
    * made a joke at the expense of the Special Olympics, would you have approved?
    * given Gordon Brown a set of inexpensive and incorrectly formatted DVDs, when Gordon Brown had given him a thoughtful and historically significant gift, would you have approved?
    * given the Queen of England an iPod containing videos of his speeches, would you have thought this embarrassingly narcissistic and tacky?
    * bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia, would you have approved?
    * visited Austria and made reference to the non-existent “Austrian language,” would you have brushed it off as a minor slip?
    * filled his cabinet and circle of advisers with people who cannot seem to keep current in their income taxes, would you have approved?
    * been so Spanish illiterate as to refer to “Cinco de Cuatro” in front of the Mexican ambassador when it was the 5th of May (Cinco de Mayo), and continued to flub it when he tried again, would you have winced in embarrassment?
    * misspelled the word “advice” would you have hammered him for it for years like Dan Quayle and potatoe as proof of what a dunce he is?
    * burned 9,000 gallons of jet fuel to go plant a single tree on Earth Day, would you have concluded he’s a hypocrite?
    * failed to send relief aid to flood victims throughout the Midwest with more people killed or made homeless than in New Orleans, would you want it made into a major ongoing political issue with claims of racism and incompetence?
    * created the position of 32 Czars who report directly to him, bypassing the House and Senate on much of what is happening in America, would you have approved.
    * ordered the firing of the CEO of a major corporation, even though he had no constitutional authority to do so, would you have approved?
    * proposed to double the national debt, which had taken more than two centuries to accumulate, in one year, would you have approved?
    * then proposed to double the debt again within 10 years, would you have approved?
    * given a “shout out” for two minutes before talking about the events of 9-11, would you have approved?
    * an administration that okayed Air Force One flying low over millions of people followed by a jet fighter in downtown Manhattan causing widespread panic, would you have wondered whether they actually get what happened on 9-11?

    So, tell me again, what is it about Obama that makes him so brilliant and impressive? Can’t think of anything? Don’t worry. He’s done all this in 5 months — so you’ll have three years and seven months to come up with an answer.

  65. I thought that the reason he didn’t go was because he would think in his narcissistic mind that if he showed up he would overshadow the celebrations at the wall. Let me tell you there very many people in Germany who are not that all happy about the unification. The tax that was to expire after a couple of years is now 20 years on the workers in the West, and they are not happy about it. Alot of people in the east still have the mentality of communism and think that they had it better under Honecker than democracy.

  66. Arrogance is what got him into the White House and arrogance will get him booted out in 2012. Hopefully America as we know it will still exist in some form…

    http://cooperscopy.blogspot.com/

  67. Please imagine Obama being President in the 1980s: a lot of speeches about the impressive achievments of communism and evil American tricks against it in the past.

  68. Self-absorbed, self-aggrandized, self-centered twit that he is, possibly the greatest event in the 20th century has to link to him somehow. Whoever the next president is, his/her first task will be to decide what to do with all the mirrors.

  69. The USA… still a joke to the rest of the world.

    1. Possibly so, but it is a joke they tell in quiet voices after looking over their shoulders. And it is one they only get to tell because of all the American blood spilled to keep them alive and free enough to tell it.

  70. Obama’s greatest achievement was to write two auto-biographies. Most people don’t even write one.

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