What do the Germans think of the US?

Not much…

One of my weaving buddies is in Germany this week, and took some photos of an Oktoberfest parade…it is like political commentary cartoons…only bigger, and being pulled by a car.

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I can’t decide which one I like better, Clinton grabbing a handful of Liberty…or Obama biting Hillary in the ass.

Guess this is what “Foreign Policy” is all about!

Yeah, you know its an open thread.

29 Comments on “What do the Germans think of the US?”

  1. NW Luna says:

    How can they resist making fun of Romney?

    • I know, I was surprised there was no Merkel character kicking Greece in the ass.

      • Eric Pleim says:

        I find it interesting that the Germans get the grammar right, while we Americans would surely not. The blond hanging on to super Obama’s er, coattails says “We too” in response to “Yes we can”. Our response would be “us too”, which is of course incorrect. Hell, they even use English better than we do!

  2. Fannie says:

    Hey now, the Giants WON………………party down, party down, party down in San Francisco. Ain’t no rain gonna stop them.

  3. RalphB says:

    From pre-debate coverage: Before we start, here are some of the smartest questions being posed by Guardian readers when we asked for their ideas for tonight’s debate:

    • Nations such as China, India and Brazil are perceived as being in the ascendant, internationally – what effect, if any, do you think this will have on the unshakeable doctrine of American exceptionalism which is held with such ubiquity, how do you think America will adapt to such change?

    • On what credibly lawful basis do you insist on the Executive’s power to use deadly force, against US citizens and non-US citizens alike?

    • Do you believe that the War on Drugs is the right way forward and should continue?

    And this beauty:

    • Should Donald Trump’s toupée be listed as a UN World Heritage Site?

  4. HT says:

    Honestly, I think that most countries outside the U.S. think that the U.S politicians have
    lost their mind, however they also think that the majority of Americans wil rectify the situation.

    • NW Luna says:

      Glad they differentiate Americans from their politicians. I certainly hope Vulture is firmly rejected in November.

  5. RalphB says:

    Also from the Guardian…

    As about nine million people have now pointed out, Mitt Romney claimed that Syria was “Iran’s route to the sea,” which is of course hilarious since Iran has a whole coastline of its own. Persian Gulf, ring any bells?

    Of course what Mitt meant was its route to a real sea, like the Med, not some foreign, third-rate sea like the Arabian sea. I mean, that’s barely a sea at all, really? More like a big salty lake.

  6. bostonboomer says:

    Wow, those floats are wild! Freaky.

    • RalphB says:

      That sure didn’t take long 🙂

      I’ve been watching for the right wing ragegasm about the debate but, so far, it’s kind of quiet. Maybe they are deciding whether they want to defend Romney and his positions in the debate, since they were so different from his stump speech?

  7. pdgrey says:

    Josh Marshall
    Having thought about the debate a bit more, I’ll stick with what I said a few minutes after it ended.

    I’ve seen various efforts to argue that this wasn’t a bad performance by Romney. Or that settling for a bad performance suggests he’s in a strong position. I don’t find these arguments credible. He seemed pained and rambling through most of the debate. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Romney sweat like that, literally or figuratively. And I think national security politics mainly revolves around demonstrations of strength and coherence. To put a finer point on it, dominance. On that count, Obama won hands down.

    I don’t expect we’ll see a decisive move in the polls. My sense is that everyone is already up out of bleachers and rushing onto the field in this election, on both sides. Not many people are still hanging back — as many seem to have been prior to the first debate. But strength and clarity wins in national security politics — not catch phrases but demonstrations and body language. Romney looked weak; Obama looked strong. That’ll help him.

  8. bostonboomer says:

    New PPP poll: Obama wins debate 53-42 and now leads in swing states.51-45. Big gender gap, more so with women.

    men: O 47% R 50%
    women O 55% R 41%

    Click to access 1022PostDebatePoll.pdf

  9. RalphB says:

    Looking at the debate transcript, this is I think Obama finest answer to any question. This may move some voters with it’s pitch perfect tone and humanity.

    You know, if we’re going to talk about trips that we’ve taken, you know, when I was a candidate for office, first trip I took was to visit our troops.

    And when I went to Israel as a candidate, I didn’t take donors, I didn’t attend fundraisers, I went to Yad Vashem, the — the Holocaust museum there, to remind myself the — the nature of evil and why our bond with Israel will be unbreakable.

    And then I went down to the border towns of Sderot, which had experienced missiles raining down from Hamas. And I saw families there who showed me where missiles had come down near their children’s bedrooms, and I was reminded of — of what that would mean if those were my kids, which is why, as president, we funded an Iron Dome program to stop those missiles.

    So that’s how I’ve used my travels when I travel to Israel and when I travel to the region.

    And the central question at this point is going to be, who’s going to be credible to all parties involved?

    And they can look at my track record — whether it’s Iran sanctions, whether it’s dealing with counterterrorism, whether it’s supporting democracy, whether it’s supporting women’s rights, whether it’s supporting religious minorities — and they can say that the president of the United States and the United States of America has stood on the right side of history. And — and that kind of credibility is precisely why we’ve been able to show leadership on a wide range of issues facing the world right now.

  10. pdgrey says:

    My god, Romney actually said that America doesn’t install dictators, ignoring the fact that we’ve had these problems with Iran for 60 years precisely because we overthrew an elected president and installed a friendly dictator whose rule was so bloodthirsty that religious fanatics ran him out, imprisoned our embassy officials, and gave Ben Affleck a chance 30 years later to direct a cool movie. Do we honestly have to count them all off? Somoza? Rios Montt? Pinochet? And, yes, Saddam Hussein. Romney sounded like he was taking history at one of those Jesus-on-a-dinosaur middle schools that “Bobby” Jindal has opened in Louisiana. And yet, this abysmal ignorance may not come to matter a damn.

    Read more: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/mitt-romney-foreign-policy-debate-14005209#ixzz2A6CcSBQ0