Obama, abroad, bows to communist leaders, men whose heavy fists have ruled their people with violence and oppression.
Obama, abroad, denounces the country who elected him and its founding principles.
Obama, abroad, takes partisan jabs at people who do not think and believe the way he does.
He was asked to speak at Mandela's memorial service at our great expense and, as he frequently does when given even the slightest opportunity, he chose that international opportunity to claim that some leaders "passionately resist even modest reforms that would challenge chronic poverty and growing inequality."
Obama went on to scold leaders who "stifle dissent." Apparently that doesn't include leaders who sic national revenue services on people who disagree; or maybe it doesn't also include leaders who publicly denounce/mock/ridicule those with whom they disagree to the "true believers" who have Dear Leader's picture above their fireplaces.
Mandela, btw, endorsed voter ID, which has encouraged some wags to accuse him of being a "racist" since that's the argument the Holder DOJ uses when states try to curb voter fraud by requiring an ID card.
Those rogues over at Weasel Zipper also noticed that though Obama claims Mandela was a great inspiration for him, he only mentions Mandela a total of two times in two books.
Naturally an internationally watched speech gave Obama the opportunity to self-reference yet again.
It really has reached comedic proportions.
Every time some famous reformer/person dies or is eulogized, Obama digs into his picture file for an image of himself, sad, pensive, interested, staring at the sky or whatever.
There's the contemporary Mandela jail cell.
Used again when Mandela died.
There's the moment of silence in the Oval Office.
And Rosa Parks' death.
And the anniversary of JFK's shooting.
And last year's commemoration of the Pearl Harbor attack.
And Neil Armstrong's death.
Downtrend has noticed:
Inserted into the end of Calvin Coolidge’s biography, we see this: “President Obama became the first president to hold virtual gatherings and town halls using Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, etc.” How incredible. But also what a glory hound! He just had the White House biographers insert pointless information about himself alongside other leaders. Not to mention the fact that it almost seems as if the intention is to take away from the original achievement. Again, I say, whatever.Le sigh.
UPDATE from Breitbat: And there's more on the ShamWow POTUS who can't resist talking about meeee meeeee meeeeee!
"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."