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Obama Blows Off Angela Merkel's Invitation to Berlin Wall Ceremony

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RUSH: Do you believe, by the way...? Did you hear this? Angela Merkel invited President Obama to Germany for the anniversary of the falling of the Berlin Wall. He said I'm too busy. I guess he's working on Afghanistan, folks. I guess he's working too hard. He can't go. Now, folks, this is unprecedented. An American president not showing up at one of the most famous sites for the destruction of tyranny and the outbreak of freedom? Being invited by the chancellor, the leader of Germany, and not going? An American president, not showing up at a citadel of freedom and extolling the virtues of what happened there? I mean, hell, he should go even if he wants to praise Gorbachev for making it happen. You know, Reagan is there. Reagan is there in spirit. Reagan is there every day: "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall." I think one of the reasons Obama may not want to go is I think he probably fears he'd be upstaged by the memory of Ronald Reagan and whatever speechifying goes on will include mentions of Ronald Reagan. But it's just, to not go? To not go. I got other things on my mind? I got other things to do? I can't fit it into the schedule. If it's not about him, he's not showing up. But it's unprecedented. You know, Jack Kennedy would be there. Hell, for that matter even Jimmy Carter would go! They'd have all been there. But not Barack Obama, mmm, mmm, mmm!

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RUSH: So I just checked the e-mail during the break here. You know, I just expressed a little shock, stunned amazement that our president is not going to accept the invitation, will not accept the invitation, Angela Merkel, to go to the anniversary of the falling of the Berlin Wall. I got a lot of e-mails from people, "Rush, Rush, Rush, Rush, Rush. Communists don't go celebrate their failures. Obama will be back when they rebuild the wall, and he'll autograph it."

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RUSH: I think I've got an idea on how to get Obama to go to Germany. It's really not complicated at all. Angela Merkel should call him back and say, "Hey, President Obama, there's going to be an emergency meeting of the Olympic organizing committee to reconsider the choice of Brazil for the next Olympics.

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RUSH: Here is Teresa, Harford County, Maryland, welcome to the EIB Network.

CALLER: Hi, Rush.

RUSH: Hi.

CALLER: You are a gift from God, literally. It's my birthday and I can't believe I got through to you.

RUSH: Happy birthday.

CALLER: Thank you. Listen, I have a theory on why Obama won't go to Berlin and I'd love your opinion.

RUSH: Oh, okay.

CALLER: The man-child is throwing a temper tantrum because when he was running for office he wanted to speak at the Berlin Wall and they wouldn't let him because he hadn't accomplished anything.

RUSH: You know what? You may be right. He wanted to speak at the Brandenburg Gate.

CALLER: Right.

RUSH: And, no, that's reserved for leaders who have achieved something, who are serving in office or something. So you know what? I think that does explain it. He's in a snit. He's in a snit. You wouldn't let me, so screw you. This is what I meant by man-child, immature, when I said all of this on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace this past Sunday. Yeah, Teresa, I have to say that you thought of something that I didn't and that is rare when that happens. You should be very proud.

CALLER: Well, thank you for taking my call, Rush.

RUSH: Okay, Teresa, thanks much.

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