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Old 07-28-2008, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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There is no doubt- even the conservatives such as Monica Crowley are conceeding- that Obama had a smashing success on his trip overseas. As I was travelling this weekend, I was listening to his trip on satellite radio and I was more than impressed. It is obvious that the heads of state in Europe and the middle east are more than ready for the changes President Obama is ready to make. Even Maliki in Iran seems more at ease with Obama than he ever did Bush or McCain. All McCain can sit around and do is gripe because the world is not paying him any attention!

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Old 07-28-2008, 07:13 AM
 
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Europe is basically socialist nanny states...obama fits right in with the kiss up attitude.

Did you bother to read that he spoke in Berlin right after a large concert in the park? Get yourself a free audince for the cameras............
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Old 07-28-2008, 07:13 AM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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There is no doubt- even the conservatives such as Monica Crowley are conceeding- that Obama had a smashing success on his trip overseas. As I was travelling this weekend, I was listening to his trip on satellite radio and I was more than impressed. It is obvious that the heads of state in Europe and the middle east are more than ready for the changes President Obama is ready to make. Even Maliki in Iran seems more at ease with Obama than he ever did Bush or McCain. All McCain can sit around and do is gripe because the world is not paying him any attention!
Yup.
Curious now if those who "goaded" Obama into the overseas trip are a bit sorry.

What a miscalculation on their part.

LOL

Ken
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Old 07-28-2008, 08:08 AM
 
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Europe is basically socialist nanny states...obama fits right in with the kiss up attitude.

Did you bother to read that he spoke in Berlin right after a large concert in the park? Get yourself a free audince for the cameras............
Are you actually trying to say the people there were there to see a concert...?
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Old 07-28-2008, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Are you actually trying to say the people there were there to see a concert...?
Seriously, no one's liked reggae since 1985.
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Old 07-28-2008, 08:12 AM
 
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Yup.
Curious now if those who "goaded" Obama into the overseas trip are a bit sorry.

What a miscalculation on their part.

LOL

Ken
This often happens to bullies. According to Andrea Mitchell "the word is" that the Pentagon people in charge of permissions may have been throwing up roadblocks to the Obama people during the recent unpleasantness as a favor to McCain, or at McCain's own suggestion. Nevertheless Obama called soldiers at the hospital later.
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Old 07-28-2008, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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According to Andrea Mitchell "the word is" that the Pentagon people in charge of permissions may have been throwing up roadblocks to the Obama people during the recent unpleasantness as a favor to McCain
What a nice thing for MSNBC to do for obama - put his talking points and conspiracy theories out there.

Here is the truth;

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At the Pentagon, spokesman Bryan Whitman denied that the Pentagon had discouraged Obama from visiting the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. Obama was "absolutely" told he could visit the troops at Landstuhl, said Whitman.
However, the issue of his visit was dealt with by hospital officials and military officials in Europe familiar with Pentagon guidelines for visits to military installations by a political campaign.

Whitman said Obama is "certainly welcome to visit a military medical facility any time he wants to," as long as that visit was consistent with that of a sitting senator.
He added, "We do have certain policy guidelines for political campaigns and elections and what's appropriate and not appropriate in those situations. But, the Pentagon, to use your words, certainly did not tell the senator that he could not visit Landstuhl."

The spokesman said that because Obama is both a sitting senator and a political candidate, any visit to Landstuhl would have had to be undertaken within the restrictions that apply to both.

"When you are doing things like a visit to Landstuhl you need to do it in your sitting capacity or you have to do it within the restrictions that apply to any other candidate that might be running for office that is not a sitting senator. So you have to be able to draw those distinctions. Generally speaking the military tries very hard not to get involved in political campaigns."

According to Whitman, Senate staffers could have accompanied Obama, but not campaign staffers. "It would be appropriate to do that with your Senate staff and obviously not with your campaign staff." He added that it would be easy to differentiate the two, "either you work for the senator's staff or you work on the campaign staff, it's very different."

Any discussion of cameras or photographers accompanying Obama was "off the table," said Whitman, who stressed that because of privacy issues, no photography is allowed at Landstuhl.

Whitman noted that during his visit to Iraq, Obama visited a military medical facility, but did so under the auspices of his participation in a congressional delegation, a CODEL.
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Old 07-28-2008, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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World Politics Review Blog |200,000 . . . or 20,000? Obama's Crowd in Berlin

Obama Live Ticker : 'America Has no Better Partner than Europe' - International - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News

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++ Pop Concert for Obama Fans ++

6:33 p.m.: The tens of thousands of Obama fans are being entertained as they await the senator. The reggae musician Patrice kicked things off, followed by the rock band Reamonn.
Why yes, there was a rock concert. I'm NOT surprised you didn't know.
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Old 07-28-2008, 08:38 AM
 
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What do you think, they're going to admit?
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Old 07-28-2008, 08:39 AM
 
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Everyone knew this, it's just "the audacity of hope," to coin a phrase, to announce that 100,000 people were there to see a couple of bands, and then hung around for free cookies after.
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