Thursday, July 24, 2008

Obama returns to "embittered American rubes" theme in Berlin speech - tells Germans about unenlightened Americans

Tucked inside Obama's Berlin speech is a line that will rub many Americans the wrong way:

In America, there are voices that deride and deny the importance of Europe's role in our security and our future.
I'm not convinced this is true - who is he talking about? But even if it was true, Obama has no business criticizing Americans in a speech delivered overseas. Reminds me of Obama's townhall meeting in Georgia earlier this month, when he told the crowd about one of his embarrassments:
You know, it's embarrassing when Europeans come over here, they all speak English, they speak French, they speak German. And then we go over to Europe, and all we can say [is], "Merci beaucoup." Right?
At his core, Obama is embarrassed at many of his own countrymen. And to curry favor with Europeans he is compelled to criticise them.
I do not believe voters will trust a man like this to lead the country. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)


TheBronze said...

Would it be safe to assume that the "Enlightened One" gave his speech in German?

Merci Beaucoup...

Kevin Gregory said...

I understand Obama only speaks English.

But he says he's embarassed that Americans don't speak French.

He doesn't even apply his own standards to himself. Bizarre.