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Just to let you know.

If you believe it or not.

Below the noodle is the proof in the pudding, err, may be not in the pudding, but on Washington DC's streets.

Germans in the know confirm this message. And they come from Germany directly imported to DC for the elections. So, it must be true. Yeah. :)


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Comment Preferences

  •  Ja, (6+ / 0-)

    wir können!

    In the polls:

    Obama 91 Romney 3

    That is better then DC.

    But since we are not the 51th state after all, take this encoragement and concentrate again on Ohio or so.

  •  About that... (3+ / 0-)
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    IM, Mnemosyne, mimi

    Just look at this poll:

  •  My friends in Germany... (2+ / 0-)
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    mimi, jfromga

    ... even the most conservative, arch-Catholic, CDU-loving ones, think voting for Obama is a no-brainer.

    261.A wealthy man can afford anything except a conscience. -Ferengi Rules of Acquisition

    by MaikeH on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 10:13:52 AM PDT

  •  Y'all had better hope (4+ / 0-)
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    IM, TrueBlueDem, mimi, Sue B

    that Obama wins another term. Because if not, we're all going to be camping on your doorsteps, in your living rooms, cluttering up your towns as we seek refuge from The Vicious and The Crazy.

    "There are no Americans at the airport!" -- Baghdad Bob
    "I’ve got a very effective campaign." -- Mitt Romney

    by Mnemosyne on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 10:14:39 AM PDT

    •  No threats (3+ / 0-)
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      As you know:

      Okay, Mr . Burns, you win. But beware. We Germans aren't all smiles and sunshine.
      •  well, that what we need the Americans for in (3+ / 0-)
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        Germany. You know, when I come out of our underground parking ground with the elevator in DC, each morning I am greeted by an elderly black lady receptionist with: "Hi Sweetheart, have a wonderful, wonderful day and tell all people in the office too. Take good care of yourself, honey." My former (lady) boss was so impressed by this lady and couldn't stop talking about her in our morning conferences and how nice the Americans are. When she returned for good to Germany we featured the receptionist in a good-bye video for her.

        Americans could teach Germans a lot about being polite, friendly, patience, gracefulness in every day life with regards to go through the crazy hectic of city life with dignity.

        So, I am looking forward to the expat American campers in Germany's front yards teaching our German fellows to stay in line in front of the bus and greet the bus driver with "Good morning, honey, have a good day today" and when you deboard the bus, you could say "Thank you" to the bus driver.

        I enjoy bus drivers in the DC area very much for their
        kindness and patience.

        •  that's a lovely compliment (2+ / 0-)
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          many of us Americans don't think we are that polite.  But we do learn single file lines early.

        •  have a good day???? (0+ / 0-)

          I first visited the US around the time 'have a nice day' from total strangers was becoming common.  I was very curt in reply.  

          •  good day - nice day - wonderful day - (1+ / 0-)
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            All the same to my ears ...

            When I entered the US as a legal permanent resident, ie with a green card I won in the green card lottery in 1987, I was greeted by the immigration officer at the airport with
            "Welcome Home, honey". I just thought "Wow"... it wasn't really my home yet, but for them it just was unimaginable that it was not..  

            •  unimaginable? (0+ / 0-)

              part of the US' problem is that it thinks everyone wants to live there and admires all that there is in the US.

              The notion that many people like their home country is not imaginable... and yet many of us do!

              I would not live in the US if you paid me.  Visit, yes, but then come home to a land with police who don't carry guns (and no 2nd Amendment insanity!!), with an NHS and a welfare state of sorts, usually something like a fair tax system, decent TV, and no place for religion in its politics.  And election campaigns that last at most about 6 months!


    •  Oh, that would be fun, you are more than (1+ / 0-)
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      welcome to camp in my frontyard. It's not that we couldn't learn a lot from our American friends over in Germany. For sure... :)

  •  Live in München now (2+ / 0-)
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    but used to GOTV for Obama in RI and most of all PA. Loved to canvas especially in Philly but also Allentown. Lived in NY so that was a safe state. Enjoyed my time in Boston and NY and SF so didnt have to deal with the crazies. Everyone here loves Obama even though Bavaria is more conservative than the rest of the country. Get my daily fix on DK and am a big poll junkie.

  •  Like I've said before (2+ / 0-)
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    I get to watch German TV at my best friends house, you would think that Obama is also running in Deutschland. Best friend's mom calls herself "Obama Mama", she'll be here for the winter next week and I expect her to arrive covered in Obama wear. German's fear Romney and they oughta know a bad leader when they see one.

    "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

    by high uintas on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 10:26:06 AM PDT

    •  hmmm (1+ / 0-)
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      not so sure about that - we elected Angela Merkel

      but she is not even in the same class as Romney and I have to admit the alternative to Merkel was probaly equally bad or even worse.

      "How many years since you found yourself staring at an endless sky? " VNV Nation - Endless Skies

      by Kavalor on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 10:41:55 AM PDT

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      •  Huh ? (1+ / 0-)
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        high uintas

        Well, you know, two different countries with two different governmental systems, and comparisons with a big brush of the ideological positions of political representatives between US and Germany don't work.

        •  yes (1+ / 0-)
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          high uintas

          Yes in a way you are right - its like an apples and pears comparison if you consider the differences in political systems - but i think Angela Merkel is the worst leader we had in a while and there is one similarity with Mitt Romney - as she also tells everyone what wants to hear and has pretty much no political principle I can see.

          "How many years since you found yourself staring at an endless sky? " VNV Nation - Endless Skies

          by Kavalor on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 11:12:32 AM PDT

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          •  I can't comment, because (1+ / 0-)
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            high uintas

            I don't follow news about her. But I consider what either Schmidt or Schroeder said about her policies of austerity and foreign policies (don't remember anymore who said it) to be true and am not her fan. But ... harmless compared to what's going on in the US.

          •  What I know of Dearest Angela (0+ / 0-)

            is the my German friends really don't like her, I used my friends' term for her in the subject line. Like you, I really am not all that smart about the politicians in Germany but the people I talk to don't consider her as toxic as they consider Romney. They really are nervous about this election.

            "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

            by high uintas on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 04:23:44 PM PDT

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  •  Except for a few red states here (2+ / 0-)
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    Most of the rest of the world is Obamaland if the global polls are to be believed.

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