Obama snubs Ramstein, prefers cheering Berlin Moonbats

Berlin was always deep red. Even during the time of the cold war you would find the most rabid commies, anarcho’s and far left utopians in Berlin. These A-soles enjoyed freedom under American protection and would regulaly firebomb the U.S. embassy with Molotov-cocktails during the Vietnam war. The university of Berlin was then, (and still is) so  deep red that it would put the Ruskies to shame during the time of the cold war. The German media over the last 20 years has gone from light anti-Americanism to outright hatred and uncontrollable America-bashing. In the German media America is presented as if it was nothing other than poor, oppressed blacks and Hispanics,  exploited,  dying in the streets while heartless, white capitalist warmongers like GWB and Cheney are  enriching themselves by taking the nation from one war to the next. Not many in Germany have an accurate picture or unbiased idea what the US is all about.

Related: Swooning over Princess Obama

Following every piper: are Germans really that stoopid?

No wonder these commies love the Obammessiah,  and cheer for him as if he was the Fuhrer.

* Ramstein/Landstuhl is of course, in case you don’t know, the biggest US base in Europe at present and the place where the US-Air Force takes wounded US-troops from Iraq and Afghanistan to stitch them back together, until they’re good enough to go either back to Iraq or back to the US. For the Obammessiah to snub these troops just shows once more where his priorities lie: he prefers cheering German moonbats over people who are willing to put their lives on the line for  their country.

Pamela sees similarities:

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Competing optics: Cheering Germans or American military? Update: Snubbing wounded soldiers? Update: Touring Berlin instead? Update: It is/is not a campaign event?

From Hot Air

I guess this is a question of priorities.  Barack Obama apparently ran short on time in his visit to Germany today, and travelers know how schedules can slip during long tours, even without all of the events Obama had planned.  Those circumstances force people to prioritize their time, and eliminate less-useful stops.

So what did Obama cut today?  Der Spiegel’s blog reports on Obama’s priorities:

++ Visit to US Military Bases Cancelled ++

1:42 p.m.: SPIEGEL ONLINE has learned that Obama has cancelled a planned short visit to the Rammstein and Landstuhl US military bases in the southwest German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. The visits were planned for Friday. “Barack Obama will not be coming to us,” a spokesperson for the US military hospital in Landstuhl announced. “I don’t know why.” Shortly before the same spokeswoman had announced a planned visit by Obama.

On the other hand, the campaign apparently has no problem in keeping this event on its schedule:

The message here is that thousands of screaming German fans at the Tiergarten take precedence over visiting Americans serving their country at Rammstein and Landstuhl.  Maybe one of the networks following Obama could interview a few of the soldiers about how they perceive that set of priorities from Obama.

Der Spiegel also notes that the French seem diffident about Obama’s visit to Paris, with none of the enthusiasm of the neighbors to the east:

++ Paris Left Cold by Obama Visit ++

3:30 p.m.: While Obama’s Berlin visit has caused a stir, hardly anyone is interested in his trip to Paris on Friday. There are hardly any French media reports on the eve of his visit. There is merely some grumbling about the extensive itinerary for his trip to Berlin. “A speech in Berlin, five little hours in Paris,” writes French daily Le Monde.

Heck, why didn’t Obama skip Paris?  He could have still worked in a visit to the American bases in Germany.  Apparently, even diffident French get priority over American military personnel.

Update: A number of Hot Air readers reminded me that Landstuhl’s mission includes treating the wounded from the war:

The Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC) is an overseas military hospital operated by the U.S. Army and the Department of Defense. LRMC is the largest military hospital outside of the continental US. It is located near Landstuhl, Germany, and serves as the nearest treatment center for wounded soldiers coming from Iraq and Afghanistan. In addition, it serves military personnel stationed in Germany as well as their family members.

A large proportion of serious casualties from the Iraq and Afghanistan theaters are treated here, flown in via the Ramstein Air Base.

So Obama’s priorities look even more askew than first thought.

Update II: Well, this gets better.  According to Jake Tapper, the problem wasn’t scheduling at all:

Obama noted that in a break from his whirlwind schedule, “we’ve got some down time tonight. What are you guys gonna do in Berlin? Huh? Huh? You guys got any big. plans? …I’ve never been to Berlin, so…I would love to tour around a little bit.”

Obama canceled a previously-planned stop to visit thousands of American service personnel, including troops wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan being treated at Landstuhl, so he could hold a political rally for Germans and go shopping in Berlin. Now that’s a nice set of priorities for a man who wants to become Commander in Chief.

Update III: The spin on this has gotten so bad that T. Boone Pickens might want Team Obama in his new wind farm.  First, from Jake Tapper, the O-Team says a visit to Landstuhl would have been “inappropriate” for a campaign trip:

“During his trip as part of the CODEL to Afghanistan and Iraq, Senator Obama visited the combat support hospital in the Green Zone in Baghdad and had a number of other visits with the troops. For the second part of his trip, the senator wanted to visit the men and women at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center to express his gratitude for their service and sacrifice. The senator decided out of respect for these servicemen and women that it would be inappropriate to make a stop to visit troops at a U.S. military facility as part of a trip funded by the campaign.”

And CBS gets the opposite story:

“Tonight, I speak to you not as a candidate for President, but as a citizen – a proud citizen of the United States, and a fellow citizen of the world,” Obama said precluding the buzz that his speech today is a campaign rally.

So which is it? A campaign event or not a campaign event?


12 thoughts on “Obama snubs Ramstein, prefers cheering Berlin Moonbats”

  1. “Yes We Can” = “Triumph des Willens”

    Germans are well-known for their love of windbags promising them the Earth and stars:

  2. Hey Obama-don’t you know German citizens can’t vote for you?

    They love him so much? They can have him. It’s really sad and pathetic to see Europe go down the drain like this, caving in to Islamania and fawning over the likes of this fraud. Had the Obamaniacs ran the US during the Cold War all these people would be under the Soviet yoke. The more I think of it, the more I think these idiots deserved such a fate.

  3. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/us_elections/article4393257.ece


    “While Barack Obama was being feted in Berlin, there were many voters back in the US wondering what he was doing in Europe at a time when their homes are being repossessed and jobs cut. [Ha ha, that’s what he gets for pretending that the US is in a recession]

    “With Europeans clearly favouring Mr Obama over his Republican rival John McCain, the reality back in America is that their presidential race is close, with many voters still harbouring significant doubts about the Democrat’s lack of experience and core values.

    “Although it is early days in the general election campaign, and with Mr Obama still favoured to win, the polls show that since he captured his party’s nomination a month ago, Mr McCain has actually gained ground on his opponent. ”

    I hope there’s a massive backlash against the media ready to suck up to [yes I had to stop myself from using another preposition] Obama any no matter what, and off campaigning in Iraq and Deutschland.

    He said he’s not there as a candidate?

    “Campaign Uses Berlin Speech to Raise Campaign Cash”


    Polls in swing states:

    COLORADO: McCain 46 – Obama 44

    MICHIGAN: Obama 46 – McCain 42

    MINNESOTA: Obama 46 – McCain 44

    WISCONSIN: Obama 50 – McCain 39

    [These are improvements for McCain]



    In Israel [by Jake Tapper, ABC]:

    “An Israeli journalist called out to Obama: “Can you ensure that there will be no second Holocaust?”

    “Obama walked into the museum’s main building without responding.

    [At Holocaust memorial:]

    “Once again an Israeli journalist asked the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee how he’d help prevent a second Holocaust. “Senator can you assure Israel that there will be no second Holocaust despite Iran’s threat to wipe us off the map?” he asked.

    “Obama demurred, saying that it wasn’t appropriate to answer the question there.

    ” “This is Yad Vashem!” the journalist responded.

    ” Obama said he would answer the question at a later press availability.

    ” Next stop: a visit with Israeli President Shimon Peres

    ” Peres’ remarks to Obama were gushing.

    ” “I want to welcome you here to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, a country that loves the United States of America and has the highest regard for you as a person. Permit me to speak as a young man to a young man. [Ha ha, he’s 84] They say the future belongs to the young — they are wrong. The present belongs to the young. The young should do now take care of the burning issues. [i.e. Don’t vote McCain]. My greatest is for the next American president to be a great president of the United States. … Senator I read your two books and your articles and I do believe if you ask me what is my overall impression I would say a moving humanity. I was moved as a human man, a human being, and what we need is moving humanity in our time to overcome the problems to raise hope. The future before you. The world and so are we with you. God bless you.”

  4. Hope he had a prewritten speech so he wouldn’t embarrass himself with “umm, umm, umm, umm, umm” and “ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah” all day. When this charlatan talks, he doesn’t seem too far removed from a caveman’s grunts and snorts.

  5. >>”In the German media America is presented as if it was nothing other than poor, oppressed blacks and Hispanics, exploited, dying in the streets while heartless, white capitalist warmongers like GWB and Cheney are enriching themselves by taking the nation from one war to the next.

    Joe Grey>>There are prosperous and poor blacks and Hispanics in America. The difference being how hard one works versus the other. The Democrats don’t help by indirectly buying the black and Hispanic vote by throwing subsidies at us while telling us that we are oppressed by white Republicans. It’s an easy copout for low achieving minorities to salvage their ego.

  6. I think you will find that Europeans will not surrender to these muslim thugs. The Labor Party just lost big time in a Scottish by-election for Glasgow – a traditional labour seat. A significant contributory reason is the growing perception that muslim immigration, as allowed by labor, has been a disaster for the UK. Indeed, the piece of scum who was the former London mayor lost his position for exactly the same reason. The momentum against the idiots who have been allowing paki, somali and other flavours of muslim thug into the uk is gathering. I will say it quite clearly – Europeans will fight if they have to – they will fight with America against these scum. And the first signs are there – the Europeans are beginning to remove those who have sold out on their culture – then they will get stuck into the invaders — sorry muslims.

  7. Seems Germans can be easily led.
    Obamarama may be shooting himself in the foot with this tour.
    I wish the MSM would stop comparing this fraud to JFK.

  8. If the Europeans like him they can have him. While they sit around drinking coffee and saying what we should do while their own country falls to islam – they can have this empty suit – it is as empty as their own minds and souls.

  9. We should all be happy that O’Bama canceled his visit to Landstuh. Injured military personnel should not be subjected to further pain and suffering by someone from their own country.

  10. Not many in USA have an accurate picture or unbiased idea what Germany is all about.
    Even fewer speak the language or any other foreign language for that matter.People who have traveled know: You can only judge a country if you have earned your living there.

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