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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:16 PM
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Berlin Awaits the 'Next JFK'
Source: Time

. . . The media can barely contain their excitement. "Germany Meets the Superstar" read the front page of the weekly Der Spiegel in reference to a popular TV show, while the tabloid Bild called Obama "Berlin's New Kennedy!" and gushed, "It's like 1963," describing the presidential candidate as "just as young, sexy and charismatic" as John F. Kennedy. And that's before he's even set foot here. . .

. . . For many Germans, Obama is the embodiment of the American dream and the ideal of a land of opportunity where everyone can make it to the top regardless of race or social background. At a moment when anti-American sentiments have reached unprecedented heights in Germany a 2007 study by the Pew Research Center found that only 30% of Germans hold a positive view of the U.S. Obama is seen by many Germans as a symbol of change.

"Germans differentiate between America and the Bush Administration. They are not anti-American per se; on the contrary," says Andreas Etges, professor for North American studies at Free University Berlin and curator of a local museum focused on the Kennedys. "Obama, not only because of his skin color, for many, represents the other, better America."

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1825855,0...



This is gonna be extraordinary.

This will be an extraordinary historical moment, apparently at 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. These moments don't come often in our lifetimes. Find some way to watch it.

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Indenturedebtor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:32 PM
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1. Und Now Vee Donce!
Zince ze Merkel already touched ze... vell i hear he's vell equipped is all dat I am saying. Ya. :bounce:

I wish I could be there. That would be a rockin time!
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:38 PM
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2. Yes don't forget Merkel
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:43 PM
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3. dupe
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 08:44 PM by faygokid


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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:43 PM
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4. Was that necessary at this moment?
That's not what this post is all about. That's just gross, at a moment when something historically important is happening.

Post as you will. That's not what I had in mind here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH6nQhss4Yc



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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:58 PM
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7. Actually she is a Star "Bush Gropes Merkel"
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:00 PM
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8. One Native Commented
As we say in Germany:

Put them both in a sack and beat it with a bat...you wont hit the wrong person.
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:44 PM
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5. I remember that
we do not forget huh? :(

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AmyCamus Donating Member (371 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:53 PM
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6. That's how they see her, and us.
Changing that will be hard.
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:30 PM
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9. Nice article- thanks for posting!
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Whisp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:33 PM
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10. wait wait, 1 pm eastern Our time?
whew, I thot it was at 7pm, but that may be Germany time.

thanks!
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 05:34 AM
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14. 7 p.m. Berlin time (GMT +1), 1 p.m. Eastern.
:hi:
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:05 PM
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11. K&R!
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liberalla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 04:37 AM
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12. and we have two DUers that will be there - 48percenter and MissHoneychurch
Two DUers are going to BERLIN to see Obama!!

Can't wait to get a report, and they said they would post pics.

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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 04:55 AM
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13. For contrast
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