My mother, The German, got it right. She called BS on Barack when he showed up in Berlin in 2008.
This is a woman who lived through WWII, a woman whose family hid Jews, a woman of very little patience for political shenanigans after having witnessed and survived Hitler. The German got it right.
She called me (note: she so rarely calls me, I thought someone had died) on the day Obama had his rally in Berlin and the convo went like this:
TG: Have you seen what is happening in Berlin?!
Me: Yes. It's awful, isn't it?
TG: Well, what do you plan on doing about it? You have to do something.
Me: I plan on hollering and begging people to listen to reason, but this looks bad. He might be our next...
TG (said in thicker than normal accent cause she's horrified): Oh my Got, Patti. This can never happen. He reminds me of Hitler. This man is dangerous.
I kid you not. And I repeated that conversation to anyone who would listen. I was accused of being inflammatory. Um, hello. I am repeating what a German, who lived through the horrors of Hitler, is articulating. Not inflammatory, jackhole, just facts.
After Barry was elected, many of us knew what we were in for. The German was scared of the past becoming the present. When many of us called Barry out for his overreaching, freedom choking, Hitler-esque style of "governing" we were told to literally shut our mouths.
"Give him a chance. Can't you do that?!"
We would counter that we saw who he was and there were no chances to be given. Then we were called RACISTS! and that was one of the nicer insults hurled our way.
Now? Now, Barry's numbers are tanking. Even his base is pissed. Worse? Europe is disappointed.
Welcome to the club, Europe. WTF took you so long?
The one line that made me laugh in the article was this one: "The Japanese like Obama. Maybe they don't
know all that much about him, but I guess he continues to be seen as a
youthful, energetic, charismatic leader."
They like him! They don't know much about him, but they really like him! Much like his blind base.
The German, every American who saw this coming and I await the apology of those who were either too ignorant or too stupid to see this coming.