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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:17 PM

A Knock on my 88 year old Mom's door in a German old age home a little after 5 am this morning

(which is a little after 11pm last night our time)

Her 85 year old friend from across the hall stood there with tears in her eyes as she said to my Mom: "Wir haben gewonnen!" - WE WON.

This catholic old lady prayed on her knees every day asking for Obama to win, and she kept checking with me to ask how things are going.
Her message to me just now, and to us all was: " Congratulations and be grateful because God saved America"

I also had other calls from Germany congratulating us, my 11 year old nephew said his entire class voted for Obama except for one child.

I'm just tellin' so you have a personal testimony that the whole world was watching.

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Reply A Knock on my 88 year old Mom's door in a German old age home a little after 5 am this morning (Original post)
Mira Nov 2012 OP
MFM008 Nov 2012 #1
seabeyond Nov 2012 #2
PoiBoy Nov 2012 #3
Aristus Nov 2012 #4
CherokeeDem Nov 2012 #5
libdem4life Nov 2012 #6
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progressivebydesign Nov 2012 #11
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roguevalley Nov 2012 #28
malaise Nov 2012 #29
maindawg Nov 2012 #30
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ismnotwasm Nov 2012 #32
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Mira Nov 2012 #40
LiberalFighter Nov 2012 #41
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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:20 PM

1. cool

we all won.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:22 PM

2. what a wonderful story mira. nt

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:22 PM

3. Awesome..!!

k&r...!






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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:22 PM

4. Please thank your mother and that sweet Oma for their prayers.

God, I love Germany!...

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:25 PM

5. Absolutely, the entire world is watching...

I have friends in Paris, France and Glasgow, Scotland...and not too long after Ohio was called for Obama, they all sent well-wishes.

One friend in Paris said she had been holding her breath all night long waiting for the results. She is extremely pleased with Hollande but felt that the world needed Obama his leadership and direction.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:28 PM

6. Both sides of my German ancestry thank you. She's lived through a lot. God bless her.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:37 PM

7. German TV at Bill Nelson Headquarters n/t

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:39 PM

8. how sweet! thank you for sharing that lovely story!

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:40 PM

9. Same here.

My parents, who live in East Europe, called and woke me up this morning to congratulate me! They were ecstatic that POTUS was reelected, they said everyone they knew was, and Obama was on every news chanel. So freaking proud of my parents! I can't wait to see them in a few months x

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:42 PM

10. Obama inspires people all over the world.

Kenya, Germany, Asia - that does bring tears to my eyes.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:15 PM

11. That is so sweet!! My friend in Belgium was the first to congratulate me and America. nt

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:18 PM

12. herzlichen glückwunsch!

Wir wohnen auch in DE! Everyone asking about the election and NO ONE wanted Romney! I wish your mom well! Great day!

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:19 PM

13. Danke Shoen!

Das ist gut!

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:20 PM

14. This is the best news from Germany since the Dschinghis Khan reunion

Once, they were like gods

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:21 PM

15. Oh damn. That's making me weepy.

tell your mom's friend veile dank from this american

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:21 PM

16. Thank you Mira for sharing this beautiful story.

for Grandma and her friend.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:22 PM

17. Friends from Europe left their congratulations on

my FB page ... truly no sane person wanted Mittens to win. Not in this country, or any other country.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:24 PM

18. my mum would have been so proud of Obama

she was a Brit and supported Obama in 2008; she passed away last year

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:25 PM

19. Of course they were. rMoney would have started WW-III on day one.

 

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:26 PM

20. Heart warming story.

Thank you.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:45 PM

21. Brilliant!

"Wir haben gewonnen!" - WE WON.
Love it!!

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:50 PM

22. Danka Danka Danka...

...to that precious little faithful woman. The whole world is rejoicing today with her!
And I might add that I, my sister & my family are rejoicing. Oh, and my mother and
grandmother are rejoicing from heaven too!!!!! It's stories like this that gives us even
MORE Hope and strength to fight on to get the House back and to build a filibuster-proof
Senate in 2014.

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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:56 PM

23. Fan freaking tastic.... imagine the mood had rMoney gotten in. n/t

 

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:59 PM

24. Glad I'm not the Only one!

 

Who would drop to their knees to pray for the "Lord to Deliver us from EVIL!", here's to the power of prayer and positive thinking and Obama/Biden for another 4 years!

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:59 PM

25. I just got a congratulations from friends in Sweden.

The world is watching and grateful.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:06 PM

26. I believe that

 

many people who live outside of the US know more about our politics than many who DO live here!!

No one wanted RobMe to be elected except maybe the arms dealers and other billionaires.

Mira, can I go live with your Grandmother and friend? I'm mostly German but no one seemed to stay in contact with those who remained in Germany. Or maybe those in Germany didn't want to stay in touch with those who came to America?? LOL Supposedly my father's side came from Baden-Baden.

Thank you for sharing your story.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:28 PM

27. My Italian relatives call from Italy and congratulate us that Obama won.

 

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:32 PM

28. aw, Mira. This is so precious. I hug you, your mom and her

friend.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:34 PM

29. Beautiful

Rec

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:36 PM

30. this is a great point

the world won. there are so many ways that we have won our country back from the complete corporate takeover. Because that was what this was about. It was the last piece of the plan. The outright seizure, by CONSENT of the american people , to take over the American government. The world is breathing a sigh of relief today. Europe is grinning and Asia is winking. Russia continues to be amazed by what we do. As we fight among ourselves so fiercely. But we are fucking clutch. We are exceptional sometimes.
And make no mistake, those dark forces will be back. They will be worse, and they will be smarter. But we know who they are. We know what they look like and we know what they want.

I think this meant so much to people like you mom because they would very much like to know they didn't leave a mess.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:40 PM

31. Thank you Mira,

and all the others who told their stories.. This is so wonderful to hear.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:42 PM

32. Oh

I'm loving that

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:43 PM

33. That's wonderful Mira....

I love these stories that connect people and places together. Makes us all part of the same planet, instead of us vs. them mentality. Thanks you.

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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:45 PM

34. Lovely post.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:48 PM

35. Tell your Mom's neighbor that I asked God to do that!! ; )

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:55 PM

36. That is so wonderful. Thank you for sharing it :-)

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:56 PM

37. It's hard to believe that . . .

that the vote was so close nationwide at 50%-48%.

But when you factor in all the Citizen's United propaganda money, it makes it easier to understand.
I'm sure those in Germany know what that's like.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 07:03 PM

38. Thanks for sharing.

Yes, indeed, the world won.

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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 07:03 PM

39. If Romney had won the rest of the world would have had a harder time getting rid of their right wing

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 07:16 PM

40. Thanks to all of you for reading and replying

with love and kindness and your own observations of the fact we are all in this together.

I could not find a photo of both the old ladies, but I did find this one which is a couple of months old, where Mom is clowning with my cousin and his daughter.

Happy first day of the re-elected President's term.
It's been a good one.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:45 PM

41. Response after reading many of replies to your post...

I guess Obama's apology to the world made us look weak to the world.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:17 PM

42. +1,000,000,000,000

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:07 PM

43. That's exactly how I feel, Mira! We were "Saved" for sure.. Good to hear

Germany Checking In! Sweet Mom Story..here's reactions from some other parts of our world..









http://theobamadiary.com/

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Response to Cha (Reply #43)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:05 AM

47. pictures speak a zillion words!

Getting teary eyed here! Wow!

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:44 PM

44. awesome

Really happy to read this and many of the responses down-thread

Counteracts the BS from a "friend" who posted about how Obama's US foreign policy is a disaster & the world doesn't take us seriously or something equally stupid, and how Romney would have been great for foreign policy.

Of course, that's because he's decided, with his conversion to Orthodox Judaism, that part of being a good Orthodox Jew is to worship Binyamin Netanyahu. He hates Obama for not running US foreign policy based on what's best for Likud's view of Israel.





Danke sehr for a reasonable picture of how the world REALLY views Obama & US foreign policy.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:47 PM

45. K&R nt

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:02 AM

46. :)

I love that the rest of the WORLD knows what we know!

I don't understand what's wrong with so many other Americans

But I'm glad and relieved and thankful for Prez Obama!

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:16 PM

48. Lets rejoice and then keep our mind on what is up

 

I am glad Obama won. Now we must push him to the left. There is still much change needed. Living wage jobs, curtailing carbon emissions, single payer healthcare, campaign finance reform, term limits for congress and senate, and much more. The Democrats are still beholden to the same special interests that the republicans are. Time for change means that we the people stay vigilant.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:47 PM

49. During a layover in Amsterdam last week

I picked up and English language newspaper. Front page article "If the world could vote, Obama would win by a landslide."

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:08 PM

50. Nice post, thank you.

I feel like we've been reborn. I think we dodged a big bullet, now we need to get the teabaggers out and get the money out of politics ASAP. This takeover was too close for comfort. We can't go back to sleep.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:26 PM

51. Hy husband's family

In Italy and one brother that lives in Germany? They are thrilled! Just thrilled!

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:27 PM

52. aber sicher!

 

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:44 PM

53. K&R

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:51 PM

54. Tell that NICE 88 year young woman for me

That we appreciate the support and we will do our best to elect candidates that will represent the integrity of the office. And we are very Thankful for OUR President and the respect and adoration he receives from across the globe. We are more than willing to share him with the World!!!!!!!

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:12 PM

55. My husband's German cousin who lives in Ireland was watching

We got a big CONGRATULATIONS email from her too!

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:22 PM

56. So there, Donald Trump!!

After the election, Donald Trump tweeted something to the effect of "if Obama wins, the rest of the world will be laughing at us." What planet does he live on??? The rest of the world was praying that Obama would win. If Romney had won, not only would the rest of the world have been laughing, but they would have thought "what kind of people are these Americans to vote Romney into office?" The rest of the world would have felt sorry for us!

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