“A Brutal Sobering Up”

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The last time President Obama paid a visit here, as a candidate in 2008, he was cheered on by 200,000 Germans eager to see the back of George W. Bush and, as one member of that crowd recalled Tuesday, “full of wholly unrealistic expectations of what kind of miracles Obama could work.”

When he arrived here on Tuesday evening ahead of a full day of talks — capped by a speech at the Brandenburg Gate — the reception was far more restrained.

Almost five years later, Germans have undergone “a brutal sobering up” with regard to Mr. Obama, said Ralf Fücks, who heads the board of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, a nonprofit political organization in Berlin.

We are all Fücks now.

Only some of us knew it in 2008.

2 Responses to ““A Brutal Sobering Up””

  1. Michael Lonie says:

    Actually, I suspect what upsets the previously Obama-enchanted Germans is that Obama hasn’t been more proactive in ruining America. In some ways he has dialed back his leftism in the face of reality, even if he continues to talk a good line of insanity when doing a campaign speech or fundraiser (and just what is he fundraising for?).

    Of course, Obama has not gone anywhere near far enough in a sensible direction in my opinion. I never expected him to show sense, that’s why I voted against him twice.

    It’s really a shame that we won’t have a Palin Administration someday.

    I would not vote for Hillary for President, not because she’s a woman but because she’s a leftist twit. Her tenure at State gave ample evidence of that. I used to say that in 1992 I wanted to vote for a wooman for President, but for some reason Margaret Thatcher’s name was not on the ballot. There is the kind of President I’d like to see, man or woman.

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