Skip to comments.Have You Seen This Tweet? Obama Makes Mandela's Death All About Obama
Posted on 12/06/2013 7:31:09 PM PST by Kaslin
RUSH: Now, ladies and gentlemen, you can't escape the media and what's going on here, and it's all very predictable. If you just landed from Mars and turned on the TV, you may be confused over who was Barack Obama and who was Nelson Mandela, based on the way it's being covered. Well, I'm just telling you. The Washington press corps and even the White House are moving here at full speed to associate Barack Obama with Nelson Mandela. Here, grab number three. This just gives you a taste of it here. This is Scott Pelley on the CBS Evening News last night reporting on the death of Nelson Mandela.
PELLEY: Nelson Mandela kept in his office a photograph of himself with another trail-blazing president: The first black president of the United States, Barack Obama. The photograph was taken when Mandela visited Washington in 2005, and Mr. Obama was then a brand-new United States senator from Illinois.
RUSH: Now, forgive me, but if you are a low-information voter and you're watching the CBS Evening News last night, you would come away with the impression that the important thing about Nelson Mandela's death was that he had looked up Barack Obama when he came to town and had a picture of Obama when he died. Classic, folks. Absolutely classic -- and the rest of the media, it's so predictable.
It's not even worth spending a lot of time on it, because you can see it as well as I, and even the White House is in on this. The White House is publishing Obama photos about the death of Nelson Mandela, and everything the White House is putting out about the death of Nelson Mandela has Obama in it. They're called "selfies" now, these pictures. It's like when Rosa Parks died, Obama made a beeline to the museum where the bus is that Rosa Parks refused to go to the back of and he took a seat.
He sat where Rosa Parks sat, and then the White House took a picture, and there's Obama looking out the window as though he, too, faced such horrible consequences and discrimination. I know it was arranged months and years in advance.
"On Thursday, in the aftermath of South African iconic leader Nelson Mandelas death at age 95, President Obamas White House account tweeted a tribute to Mandela," and what do you think the tribute was? Honest to God, what do you think it was? The White House tweeted a tribute to Nelson Mandela. What do you think it was? It was "a picture of Obama in Mandelas Robben Island prison cell." I kid you not. I know it's really. It's beneath... You talk about somebody who walk about thinking everything is about him.
You know, I've known people with healthy egos, and they're off putting, folks. I'm sure you've known them. But this, the official White House tweet upon the death of Nelson Mandela is a picture of Obama in the jail cell, after the jail cell has been closed and memorialized itself, just as President Obama published a picture of himself sitting in the same seat in the same bus that Rosa Parks refused to move to the back of the bus on. (laughing) You know, wait 'til Obama finds out the White House did this.
I'm sure he's going to be livid.
I'm sure when Obama finds out that somebody in the White House tweeted a picture of him in Mandela's jail cell on the day of Mandela's passing... Well, isn't that the excuse? "Obama didn't know!" He didn't know about the website not working, he didn't know a lot, he didn't know anything. I'm sure he didn't know the White House tweeted the fact that Obama was in Mandela's jail cell. When Obama finds out, he'll be mad, just like Obama sure didn't know they hired Van Jones until they had to get rid of him.
Obama didn't know that the health care website wasn't working, and he didn't know that you weren't gonna be able to keep your doctor, and he didn't know that a bunch of things happened. So many people have been lying to Obama. It's a shame the way they use him. (interruption) "He didn't know he lived with his uncle." That's exactly right. He got screwed by his own uncle. He didn't have any idea he was living with his uncle illegally in the country.
He didn't know, and can you imagine how mad he got when he was told? Now, can you imagine the media? "Limbaugh opened his show making the death of Mandela about Obama!" No. Limbaugh opened his show reporting how Obama has made the death of Mandela about Obama. You know, if I had been to Robben Island where Mandela was held, and if I had had a picture of myself taken in the jail cell, and on the death of Mandela, the day he died, I tweeted that out with me?
What do you think the reaction would be? "Limbaugh attempting to capitalize and use the death of Nelson Mandela to promote himself! How unseemly!" I know a lot of you think I'm on the edge here and say, "Rush, let it go." We're just having fun here, folks. Lighten up. That's what I always say: Keep the faith and lighten up. I mean, it's unfortunate that the White House tweeted this picture out with Obama in Mandela's jail cell 'cause it makes the president look narcissistic and we know that isn't the case.
So another aide has let the president down. Well, wait a minute. Here's another picture. See. Obama posts second selfie in tribute to Mandela. Now it's Obama standing somewhere looking at a computer. Oh, President Obama's looking at pictures on the computer of him and Mandela.
RUSH: Here's a New York Times story: "Obama's Path was Shaped by Mandela's Story." From the article: "Without Nelson Mandela, there might never have been a President Obama." I think that's just a crock. It would be no different than if they said, "Without Barack Obama, there would never have been a Nelson Mandela." What is it with these people? Why can't individual achievement stand on its own?
Without Mandela there might not have been an Obama? I'll tell you who's putting this out there. It's Obama doing everything and anything he can to link himself to Mandela, and the Clintons are the same thing. We got a nickname for him, The Funeral Crashers. I mean, they'll show up anywhere where there's a camera. This kind of stuff, the Drive-Bys, I'm telling you, they're doing everything they can to make the news of Mandela's death all about Obama.
Now, if you're Obama -- speaking quite honestly here, folks -- who could blame Obama for thinking everything is about him? The media makes everything about him. Did you hear what Chris Matthews said? Chris Matthews finally got the tingle-up-his-leg interview with Obama, and they kicked a bunch of ballet kids out of Washington's American University rehearsal hall in order to do the interview. Now, that's another thing. I'm gonna tell you something, folks.
If George W. Bush was scheduled to do an interview with somebody, George W. Bush would not allow a rehearsal for young girls practicing ballet or whatever to be cancelled or kicked out for him. He would have gone somewhere else. But Obama and Chris Matthews are doing theirs so let's get rid of the kids. The kids had to move, take their rehearsal somewhere else.
Chris Matthews said, it was great, Obama "came amongst us." Obama "came amongst us." He actually walked amongst us! It's creepy. But if you're Obama and you on the receiving end of this kind of coverage, I mean, you might be excused for thinking that you are the most important person in the world and that everything is about you, because this slavish Drive-By Media makes everything about Obama. New York Times:
"President Obama's Path Shaped by Mandela's Story." Washington Post: "Mandela's Cause Shaped Obama's Political Awakening." You know who shaped Obama's political path? I gotta be real careful because if you start getting into Mandela's politics, I mean, what was the African National Congress, after all? They were communists. I mean, they were. Well, there's always a reason. There was a reason, but I don't even want to go there. But it's true. But, I mean, to say that...
This is the soap opera. This is exactly what this is.
This is the Washington soap opera. The hero... I tell you, folks, that characterization of my buddy Andy McCarthy came up, and it's just perfect to describe things. There is no news; there is no media. It is the daily soap opera, the daily suspense and the building up of heroes and so forth. Politico: "Barack Obama and Nelson Mandela: Inspiration from afar." That's just the tip of the iceberg.
RUSH: Bob in Huron, Ohio, let me grab a quick phone call here before the break. Hi, Bob, great to have you on Open Line Friday. Hello.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. Yeah, I reacted immediately when I heard that Obama was gonna have a comment to make on TV last night. I felt that he was probably going to try to jump into the reflected glory of Nelson Mandela, and I was hoping that the comparisons between the two leaders would also include a comparison of their honesty, their integrity, their humility, and their genuine concern for the welfare of those that they lead.
RUSH: And as you've watched the news, has Mandela measured up to Obama?
CALLER: I think the other way around. I think Obama doesn't measure up to Mandela.
RUSH: Well, I know, but I'm saying as you watched the news, did Mandela measure up to the standard set by Obama? That's the question.
Black Africans do not want to be colonized by their American counterparts. This is anlther colonization ploy by the powers that be:”what South Africans want”
Its always about Obama..dude looks in the mirror and thinks the world revolves around him, and the media helped make him think that way by continuously kissing his ass
Many similarities, both were black, both were communists and both think (thought) they were G_ds gift to mankind.
I’d like to see a list of things Obama didn’t know or wasn’t told.
..... Well .... yes, of course he does ... and as far as him and Michelle are concerned ... he is planning to go to the Mandela funeral on the 15th to accept the mantel and the cause that he believes is being handed over to him and his lovely virtuous wife by Mandela himself. After all ... in his new book that he will be writing after his presidency, we will find out that Obama and Mandela fought together in South Africa for the rights of all people. In fact .... it will probably be revealed by him that it was actually at the behest and request of Barack Obama that Mandela began his righteous cause against Apartheid!!!
So did NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, CNN and many newspapers.
He thinks he’s historical.
We think he’s hysterical.
>> Bent the arc of the moral universe toward justice...
I guess in Obama’s moral universe, arcs are normally straight.
He doesn't know a damn thing, yet he is the smartest man in the USA. Talk to a liberal and you will find their anger has increased 100 fold since this jackass has been at the helm.
comparing Mendela to Obama, that’s like comparing Reagan to Debbie Wasserman.
Now that you mention it, I DO see some similarities
between Winny and Michele...
Although Michele has never “necklaced” anyone I’m
sure there have been times she wanted to.
If you think communists in America are different from communists in the Soviet Union, I've got some shares in Amalgamated Unicorn Ranches to sell you at quite a reasonable price.
Mr. Soetoro will be going to the funeral of a former foreign leader who was also a former terrorist yet he couldn’t drive 90 minutes up to Gettysburg, PA to celebrate the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Maybe Barry is rassiss and doesn’t like former white US Presidents, who did more for America than Nelson. Perhaps Barry will order up a State Funeral for Billy the Bomber when he passes some day.
Well, I wouldn’t expect anything else.
Obama is Nothing Man.
Everything he does, says or is is lies.
The only things he has are those things he has managed to siphon from someone else.
He is a walking, talking human parasite.
And he thinks he’s a god.
This isn’t going to end well at all.
COMRADES OBAMA AND MANDELA...BIRDS OF A FEATHER...
MANDELA THE MYTH
Sarah, the author of this factual article (written just before the 90th birthday party of this media celebrity), is an Englishwoman endowed with an incisive and razor-sharp understanding of South Africa s recent history as I do having lived there for 24 years. Unlike so many millions of brain-washed lemmings in the UK, she sees right through the media-contrived smoke & mirrors, lies and myths as propounded by the MSM. (Mass Media.) Thanks to Sarah for the OK to reproduce this here. It says it all.
It is often said that one mans terrorist is another mans freedom fighter, however, this usually means that the other man has been less than fastidious in his choice of hero, or that the freedom fighter in question was on the crowd pleasing side. On the 27th of June, 2008 Londons Hyde Park played host to a concert in honour of Nelson Mandelas 90th birthday and it received wall to wall coverage by a star struck and worshipping media, who will continue to laud Mandela as one of the greatest, or indeed the greatest, heroes of our time.
The beaming old man will appeared on stage in one of his trademark multi-coloured shirts and cheerily acknowledge the cheers of the adoring crowd, most of whom have been taught to believe in his sainthood since their first days in primary school, which, for many of them, will have occurred around the same time their hero walked free from Robben Island.
The unquestioning belief in Mandelas universally admired saintliness will again be displayed in the press and by the unending line of politicians and dignitaries who will queue up to genuflect before him and sing his praises. It is a brave politician or journalist who would dare to question the godliness of this legend and consummate showman, and hence no such questions will be raised, nor will his much vaunted achievements be subjected to any objective scrutiny.
No matter how many speeches are given or how many news articles are written, it is safe to bet that the full truth about Mandela will not be told except by those who know and care about history being recorded factually.
In fact the truth about Mandela is so hidden in mythology and misinformation that most know nothing about him prior to Robben island, and those who do tend to exercise a form of self censorship, designed to bolster the myth whilst consigning uncomfortable facts into the mists of history.
For most people all they know about Mandela, prior to his release in 1990, was that he had spent 27 years in prison and was considered by many on the left at the time (and almost everyone now) to be a political prisoner. However, Mandela was no Burmese Aung San Suu Kyi, he was not an innocent, democratically elected leader, imprisoned by an authoritarian government.
Mandela was the terrorist leader of a violent terrorist organisation, the ANC (African National Congress) which was responsible for many thousands of, mostly black, deaths. The ANCs blood spattered history is frequently ignored, but reminders occasionally pop up in the most embarrassing places, indeed as recently as this month the names of Nelson Mandela and most of the ANC remained on the US governments terrorist watch list along with al-Qaeda, Hezbollah and the Tamil Tigers. Of course the forces of political correctness are rushing to amend that embarrassing reminder from the past. However, Mandelas name was not on that list by mistake, he was there because of his MURDEROUS PAST.
Before I am accused of calumny, it should be noted that Mandela does not seek to hide his past, in his autobiography the long walk to Freedom he casually admits signing off the 1983 Church Street bombing carried out by the ANC and killing 19 innocent people whilst injuring another 200.
It is true that Mandela approved that massacre and other ANC killings from his prison cell, and there is no evidence that he personally killed anyone but the same could be said about Stalin or Hitler, and the violent history of the ANC, the organisation he led is not in question.
According to the Human Rights Commission it is estimated that during the Apartheid period some 21,000 people were killed, however both the UN Crimes against Humanity commission and South Africas own Truth and Reconciliation Commission are in agreement that in those 43 years the South African Security forces killed a total of 518 people.
The rest, (some 92%) were accounted for by Africans killing Africans, many by means of the notorious and gruesome practice of necklacing whereby a car tyre full of petrol is placed around a victims neck and set alight.
This particularly cruel form of execution was frequently carried out at the behest of the ANC with the enthusiastic support of Mandelas demonic wife Winnie.
The brutal reappearance of the deadly necklace in recent weeks is something I shall reluctantly focus upon later.
Given that so much blood was on the hands of his party, and, as such, the newly appointed government, some may conclude that those who praised Mandelas mercy and forgiveness, when the Truth and Reconciliation tribunal set up after he came to power, to look into the Apartheid years, did not include a provision for sanctions, were being deliberately naive.
Such naivety is not uncommon when it comes to the adoring reporting of Nelson Mandela, and neither is the great leader himself rarely shy of playing up his image of fatherly elder statesman and multi-purpose paragon.
However, in truth, the ANCs conscious decision to reject a policy of non-violence, such as that chosen by Gandhi, in their struggle against the white government, had left them, and by extension, their leader, with at least as much blood on their hands as their one time oppressors, and this fact alone prevented them from enacting the revenge which might otherwise have been the case.
As the first post Apartheid president of South Africa it would, be unfair if not ludicrous to judge Mandela entirely on the basis of events before he came to power, and in any event there is many a respected world leader or influential statesman with a blood stained past so in the next part I shall examine Nelson Mandelas achievements, and the events which have occurred in South Africa in the 14 short years since he took power in following the post Apartheid election in 1994.
MANDELA - THE LEGEND AND THE LEGACY PART 2, BY SARAH, MAID OF ALBION.
In the second of two articles examining the life of Nelson Mandela, in advance of Fridays concert in Hyde Park celebrating the living legends 90th birthday, I shall look at his legacy and the new South Africa which he created after coming to power on a surge of worldwide optimism and hope in 1994, when, following the end of Apartheid, he and his followers promised a new dawn for what became termed the Rainbow Nation.
Today South Africa has the reputation of being one of the most dangerous and crime ridden nations on Earth which is not actively at War. In 2001, only seven years after the end of Apartheid, whilst the city of Amsterdam in the Netherlands with 5,6 murders per 100,000 population was declared the murder capitol of Europe, Johannesburg, with 61.2 murders per 100,00 population and remains the worlds top murder city.
In South Africa as a whole, the murder rate is seven times that of America, in terms of rape the rate is ten times as high and includes the ugly phenomenon of child rape, one of the few activities in which South Africa is now a world leader. If you dont believe me, you can read what Oprah Winfrey has to say about it here.
All other forms of violent crime are out of control, and Johannesburg is among the top world cities for muggings and violent assault, a fact seldom mentioned in connection with the FIFA Soccer 2010 World Cup which is scheduled to be hosted in South Africa.
As always with black violence the primary victims are their fellow blacks, however, the rape, murder and violent assault of whites is a daily event, and there is more .....
As with the Rhodesian/Zimbabwean Matabeleland massacres, news of which the BBC, together with much of the world media suppressed for twenty years to protect their one time hero, Zimbabwes Robert Mugabe, another secret genocide is being ignored by the world media, the genocide of white Boer farmers, thousands of whom have been horribly tortured to death in their homes since the end of Apartheid. Anyone who clicks on this link should we warned that it includes some very gruesome images as the savagery of these attacks belie the authorities attempts to dismiss them as nothing more than a crime wave.
Given that it is now all but illegal in South Africa to report the race of either victim or the perpetrator of a crime (unless the perpetrator is white and the victim black) and as modern South Africas official crime statistics are notoriously massaged, it is impossible to know the exact numbers of farm murders that have taken place. Many reliable sources estimate the figure as close to 3,000, but even if we take the more conservative figure of 1,600 quoted in the politically correct South African press (but not quoted at all in ours) this is three times the numbers killed by the South African security forces over a period of 43 years, and which the UN calls a crime against humanity.
To put this in perspective, the population of South Africa is 47 million, (13 million less than Britain despite its far greater land mass) of which the 4.3 million whites account for 9.1%, about 1% less than the immigrant population of Britain. Can you imagine the outcry if 1,600 (let alone 3,000) members of a minority community in Britain were tortured to death by the native population?
Yet when the victims are white, there is hardly a peep in the South African press and silence from the international media. Compare this to when a white youth is the killer, such as in the case of white farmer Johan Nel, who shot three Africans who were trespassing on his farm, a story which became instant world-wide news with the predictable screams of racism and machete wielding mobs baying for his blood.
And they accuse us of hate?!! Dont such people nauseate themselves with their hypocrisy?!)
Crime aside, Mandela and his ANC inherited the strongest economy in Africa, indeed, despite economic sanctions, South Africa was still one of the richest nations in the world, and indeed initially there was a brief post Apartheid boom, resulting from the lifting of sanctions and due to the fact that until affirmative action forced most of the whites out of their jobs to be replaced by under qualified blacks, those who had built South Africa were still in place.
However, any optimism was to be short lived. Now, after just 14 years of rule by Mandela and his grim successor Mbeki, corruption is rife, the country is beset with power cuts and the infrastructure is crumbling. The nations great cities like Durban and Johannesburg, which could once rival the likes of Sydney, Vancouver and San Francisco, had descended in to decaying crime-ridden slums within a decade.
And in the last few weeks we have seen the so called Rainbow nations ultimate humiliation, as xenophobic anti immigration violence spreads across the country. Xenophobic is what the media call racism when blacks do it. As poverty and unemployment explodes and is exacerbated by the floods of immigrants flooding in to escape the even more advanced Africanisation of the rest of the continent, the mobs turn on those they blame for stealing their jobs, their homes, and their women.
Thus the cycle turns, and, like watching some barbaric version of Back to the Future, on the news we see exactly the same scenes we saw on our televisions twenty years ago, wrecked buildings, burning vehicles, mobs brandishing machetes, axes and knives hacking at everything and everyone which comes within their reach.
Most horrific of all, we see the return of that most savage symbol of African brutality, the necklace where, to the cheers of a blood thirsty crowd, some poor trembling soul, with a tyre around his neck, is dragged from his home and set alight, exactly as all those other poor souls were set alight throughout the Apartheid years, when we were told it was all the evil white mans fault. But the white Africans never ever did such a terrible thing: only the terrorists now in power did that to scare the other black Africans into joining their cause.
As nothing else the return of the necklace exposes the failure of Mandelas revolution, and those who fought for him should weep.
Under Apartheid, blacks and whites went to separate hospitals but they received world class health care, whatever their colour. Now the facilities are collapsing or non-existent.
Black children went to different schools than white children, but they received an education, something which is now a privileged luxury. When they grew up, their bosses may have been white, but they had jobs and a living wage, as the recent violence shows us, such security is but a memory for most South Africans.
Eighteen years after Nelson and Winnie made their historic walk towards the cameras, and 14 years, since Mandela assumed power on a tide of optimism, a once proud South Africa slides like a crumbling, crime-ridden, wreck towards a precipice created through greed, corruption and incompetence.
For all his gleaming smiles, grandfatherly hand gestures, and folksy sound bites, tomorrow night, when crowd cheers the retired terrorist in the gaudy shirt, they would do best not to focus too closely upon his much admired legacy, as they might just find that the Xhosan Emperor has no clothes. For Nelson Mandelas lasting achievement is that, in the face of a world wishing him well, he, and the party he leads, have shown the world that, for all its flaws, Apartheid was a more benign system than what replaced it, and that the average South African was immeasurably better off under the hated white rule than they are under the alternative that black rule has since created.
That is quite an achievement, Mr. Mandela; Happy Birthday.
As an addition, if Nelson Mandela was treated so badly, why is he now 90 years of age? In a black governed country in Africa, he would have died within months if he had not been hanged the time.
Here's another similarity. Scroll down(or up) this picture so that you can't see his eyes.
Have to add some more posts so one can scroll down.
“He doesn’t know a damn thing, yet he is the smartest man in the USA”
South Africa is going to need a dynamic leader, one with a vision of hope for the future. Al leader who can connect withthe people, who is articulate and a good communicator.
Hmmm, Barry has been there twice and is going there again. Do you suppose he’d be able to step into a community activist’s shoes, the shoes of Nelson Mandela?
I remember watching the summer Olympics and the NBC anchors tried their best to interject obama into every interview with the winners. Brian Williams was the worst What I also found wonderful was that the gold medal winners from the U.S. didn’t fall for it. They wanted to bask in their win and the newscasters wanted to make it all about obama. It was disgusting!
In Barry’s defense, he didn’t actually write that.
>> In Barrys defense, he didnt actually write that.
I know. Not his tongue. But silly nonetheless.
And what did he grab? History, or the arc of the moral universe? Are they the same thing? Or is there a time lapse between Nelson grabbing one thing and bending another?
What an insufferable way of saying absolutely nothing.
He was President when Nelson Mandela Died.
Exactly. It’s an amazingly idiotic statement.
What exactly does this tweet mean Mr. President?
Um ...er ...well ...um