The “been there, heard that” factor combined with reality setting in has caught up with and passed Obama:

The White House pool report reveals that only 6,000 will be in attendance for Obama’s Berlin speech today:

The stage for the president’s speech is set up on the East side of the Brandenburg Gate, in the old East Berlin. The sun is pounding down and there are around 6,000 invited guests according to German authorities. There are bleachers set up either side of the square, with a big two storey riser facing the stage which has a row of bullet proof glass and 12 US, German and EU flags and the grand backdrop of the Gate. There is a large standing crowd between the bleachers.

Last time around, when Obama delivered a speech in Berlin in the 2008 presidential campaign, when he was still a senator, 200,000 folks came out to see him.

In 2008 anybody could attend. This year’s speech was for “invited guests only.” Gee, I wonder why?

Obama’s speech was pretty much the same stuff he served up in 2008, except now the only hope the administration has is to parrot the same empty promises and hope that everybody forgets who’s been in charge for the last nearly five years. Chris Matthews however chooses to ignore reality and blame the sun (where was Obama’s umbrella-holding Marine?).

As a result of a crippled TOTUS and the tightly controlled atmosphere, the scene was much different compared to 2008:

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By the end of 2016 this is going to be the “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane” of administrations.

Update: I should have made a disclaimer when I said the speech was “invitation only.” That is to say the White House claims it was invitation only, but I find it hard to believe they’d willingly leave so much space empty.

Comments

9 Responses to “Obama in Berlin: How Times Have Changed”

  1. backwoodsconsr on June 19th, 2013 2:36 pm

    They polled the entire population of Germany and the 6000 people who said they would be willing to attend a speech by Obama got invited.

    Many of the ones who couldn't attend had more pressing engagements. 453,791 needed to watch their grass grow, and another 173,862 had an opportunity to watch paint dry instead.

  2. SignPainterGuy on June 19th, 2013 3:45 pm

    Fascinating when even the most ardent supporters don`t like it when Hope turns to Hoax and Change becomes Chains. Not even your Mom likes it when she notices you`ve been spying on her thru the key hole and she would forgive you for most anything !

    The shine is off the turd !

  3. backwoodsconsr on June 19th, 2013 4:31 pm

    "Update: I should have made a disclaimer when I said the speech was “invitation only.” That is to say the White House claims it was invitation only, but I find it hard to believe they’d willingly leave so much space empty."

    Why not? Look at all the empty space between Obama's ears.

  4. Dexter_Alarius on June 19th, 2013 4:48 pm

    Hey, Barack! Here's some German to impress the locals there.
    This is how to say "I am happy to be here!" in German:
    "Ich bin ein scheissekopf!"

  5. doriangrey1 on June 19th, 2013 5:01 pm
  6. SignPainterGuy on June 19th, 2013 8:13 pm

    Are you sure that doesn`t say, "I`m just a shyster !" ?

  7. SignPainterGuy on June 20th, 2013 10:36 am

    It now appears that the 6,000 invitees to Barry`s Berlin speech may have been over estimated; something more like only 4,500 showed up.

    The Tea Party Patriots "Audit The IRS" Rally saw between 7,000 and 10,000.

    Will the TP Rally, or as Glenn Beck called it "a press conference" because of permitting issues, get any msm reporting ? If so, will they say a few hundred turned out ?

  8. jeffythequick on June 20th, 2013 2:28 pm

    Couldn't OFA fly bus people in for the event, or maybe they did…

  9. SignPainterGuy on June 20th, 2013 2:50 pm

    It would have been the sub-org – Organizing For Europe, which is smaller and with fewer buses, less control over toll booth operators and as yet no control over signs allowed. Notice the most common signs read, "Yes We Scan" ? Must be they are having some background check issues w/ the invitees !

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