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Obama Talks About Himself in Mandela Eulogy
« on: December 10, 2013, 10:15:06 AM »
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013/12/10/Obama-Talks-About-Himself-at-Mandela-Memorial



 by Joel B. Pollak 10 Dec 2013, 4:41 AM PDT post a comment
President Barack Obama delivered a eulogy to South Africa's late President Nelson Mandela at First National Bank Stadium in Soweto, Johannesburg on Tuesday, before a large crowd that had gathered in the rain for a memorial together with dozens of heads of state from around the world. The president's address was devoted to Mandela's life and example. However, as in most Obama addresses, he could not resist talking about himself.

"For the people of South Africa, for those he inspired around the globe--Madiba’s passing is rightly a time of mourning, and a time to celebrate his heroic life," President Obama said in remarks prepared for delivery. But I believe it should also prompt in each of us a time for self-reflection. With honesty, regardless of our station or circumstance, we must ask:  how well have I applied his lessons in my own life? It is a question I ask myself--as a man and as a President."

"Over thirty years ago, while still a student," he said later in his address, "I learned of Mandela and the struggles in this land.  It stirred something in me.  It woke me up to my responsibilities--to others, and to myself--and set me on an improbable journey that finds me here today.  And while I will always fall short of Madiba’s example, he makes me want to be better."

President Obama turned some of his self-reflections into a political message, reinforcing his recent campaign against inequality--and launching veiled attacks at his opponents at home (emphasis added):

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We know that like South Africa, the United States had to overcome centuries of racial subjugation.  As was true here, it took the sacrifice of countless people--known and unknown--to see the dawn of a new day.  Michelle and I are the beneficiaries of that struggle.  But in America and South Africa, and countries around the globe, we cannot allow our progress to cloud the fact that our work is not done.....There are too many of us who happily embrace Madiba’s legacy of racial reconciliation, but passionately resist even modest reforms that would challenge chronic poverty and growing inequality.


The President touched on some of the more important elements of Mandela's legacy, noting that while the South African leader was determined to defend his "core principles," Mandela "was not afraid to compromise for the sake of a larger goal." It is a balance that President Obama has struggled to achieve in his dealings with the political opposition at home, to the frustration of both his supporters and his critics.

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Re: Obama Talks About Himself in Mandela Eulogy
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2013, 10:21:00 AM »
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There are too many of us who happily embrace Madiba’s legacy of racial reconciliation, but passionately resist even modest reforms that would challenge chronic poverty and growing inequality.
Of course, in post-Madiba/Mandela South Africa, there's not even a hint of poverty or inequality. Life is good, the birdies sing and everyone is happy all the live-long day.
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Re: Obama Talks About Himself in Mandela Eulogy
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2013, 10:50:45 AM »
Comment at Michelle Obama's Mirror:
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And just one more thing, it's really inappropriate for Hussein to be calling Mandela "Mandiba," his tribal and familiar name. As we know, he or his shadow encountered Mandela only once. They are not on nick-name basis. (Just trying to throw a squirrel out there to distract from the absolute horror of Hussein bowing to Castro.. I'd say, not only Kennedy, but probably Kruschev, too, are rolling over in their graves.)


Also at that link, the Odumbo entourage (complete with Mooch's hoochie dress):

That fellow in front of her is getting an eyeful.

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Re: Obama Talks About Himself in Mandela Eulogy
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2013, 10:58:39 AM »

That fellow in front of her is getting an eyeful.

She's always so graceful and ladylike.  :thud:

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Re: Obama Talks About Himself in Mandela Eulogy
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2013, 12:04:02 PM »
"But I believe it should also prompt in each of us a time for self-reflection. With honesty, regardless of our station or circumstance, we must ask:  how well have I applied his lessons in my own life? It is a question I ask myself--as a man and as a President."

"Over thirty years ago, while still a student, I learned of Mandela and the struggles in this land.  It stirred something in me.  It woke me up to my responsibilities--to others, and to myself--and set me on an improbable journey that finds me here today.  And while I will always fall short of Madiba’s example, he makes me want to be better."


As always: Obama is compelled to be the center of attention, most especially at events designed to honor others.
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Re: Obama Talks About Himself in Mandela Eulogy
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2013, 12:22:37 PM »
Comment at Michelle Obama's Mirror:
Also at that link, the Odumbo entourage (complete with Mooch's hoochie dress):


That fellow in front of her is getting an eyeful.


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Re: Obama Talks About Himself in Mandela Eulogy
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2013, 02:03:32 PM »
I see mamasan came along............. and poor BO is out in the rain - no one to hold his brella in Africa......



and as they point out - still bowing to dictators

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Re: Obama Talks About Himself in Mandela Eulogy
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2013, 02:11:46 PM »
I can (barely) tolerate the bend to Castro. Obama is like a foot taller and looking someone in the eyes is polite. But:

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And just one more thing, it's really inappropriate for Hussein to be calling Mandela "Mandiba," his tribal and familiar name. As we know, he or his shadow encountered Mandela only once. They are not on nick-name basis.

Massive damned insult. Does he not have a single person who knows protocol beyond what is done in Washington?
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« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2013, 02:12:54 PM »
I can (barely) tolerate the bend to Castro. Obama is like a foot taller and looking someone in the eyes is polite. But:
 

he should not have even acknowledged Castro........ much less bent over for him....
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« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2013, 03:23:29 PM »
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Re: Obama Talks About Himself in Mandela Eulogy
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2013, 04:10:33 PM »
I heard about his wandering eyes at an attractive young lady but how can he do that when liberals are trying to crack down on men getting some eye candy? :shrug:
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Re: Obama Talks About Himself in Mandela Eulogy
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2013, 02:42:41 PM »



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Re: Obama Talks About Himself in Mandela Eulogy
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2013, 02:59:43 PM »
Comment at Michelle Obama's Mirror:
Also at that link, the Odumbo entourage (complete with Mooch's hoochie dress):

That fellow in front of her is getting an eyeful.


I'm surprised a few tentacles didn't shoot out from under that dress to grab a snack for later.
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Re: Obama Talks About Himself in Mandela Eulogy
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2013, 03:18:52 PM »
That pic: I wonder if Obama is saying to Michelle, Valerie, et.al., "See!. There's my name, right there."
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Re: Obama Talks About Himself in Mandela Eulogy
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2013, 03:29:19 PM »
Andy, those photos are even funnier, now that we know the "interpreter" wasn't doing any known sign language, he was just waving his hands around.  ^-^
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