Tuesday, November 10, 2009

He Phones It In, Giving A Shout Out To Himself


Obama in video at the Berlin Wall

Obama went to Berlin before his election, on a triumphant campaign tour. He had time to go to Copenhagen to plead for a Chicago Olympics. And he will make time for an extra-special Oslo jaunt in order to receive his very own Nobel Peace Prize.

But he only found time to appear at the 20-year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall through the magic of video. Otherwise, poor Hillary will have to do.

As part of his taped address, Obama intoned:

“Few would have foreseen … that a united Germany would be led by a woman from Brandenburg or that their American ally would be led by a man of African descent.”

I have a bit of a quarrel with the word “led” to refer to what Obama is doing to this country. But of course, it’s never about him—except when it is. The man seems compelled to continually bring his personal history into each and every occasion, even when he can’t be bothered to be personally present.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Note how at the Ft Hood funeral his disciples screamed and hollered when he came out completely forgetting the funeral for their fallen comrads. HE is self obsessed and they are equally obsessed with him. Besides, how could he possibly show up at the Wall when he is such a socialist to him. He probably mourns every November.