And I'm relieved we still disagree ...
You're right, Germany has a strong social democratic tradition (not actually "socialist"), for example, the Social Democrats established a constitutional state and a free, republican Constitution in 1919, they used force to crack down on revolutionary communist and socialist uprisings in Weimar and were the only party to vote against Hitler's Enabling Act in 1933 -- with such a great history, how could the Germans not be proud of social democracy?
I don't think Obama is that radical as you say he is. At least President Obama isn't, maybe law student Obama once was.
Btw, what do you think of "yes we Cem!"-Özdemir?