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George W. Bush to attend Mandela funeral with Obama
McClatchy ^ | 12/6/13 | Maria Recio

Posted on 12/07/2013 9:29:02 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

Edited on 12/07/2013 9:30:19 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

"President and Mrs. George W. Bush have gratefully accepted the President and Mrs. Obama’s invitation to accompany them to South Africa on Air Force One and attend President Nelson Mandela’s memorial services next week," said Bush spokesman Freddy Ford by e-mail to McClatchy.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhoafrica; bush43; mandela; obamafail; southafrica
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Here is my take on this:

The Clown is NOT liked in South Africa...or much anywhere else on the continent. Bush, because of his efforts to fight AIDS, thirst, and other problems on the continent, IS liked in Africa.

The Clown asked Bush to go with him to save face.

Bush, being a classy man (though I do wish he would fight more), said yes.

1 posted on 12/07/2013 9:29:02 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

“The Clown is NOT liked in South Africa”

I beg to differ, he is not liked anywhere in the world almost.

Meanwhile, Bush always seems to disappoint.


3 posted on 12/07/2013 9:32:42 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

They’re 2 “P’s” (progressives) in a pod.


4 posted on 12/07/2013 9:33:32 AM PST by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Came to this thread for the whining. Left satisfied.


5 posted on 12/07/2013 9:35:35 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: SoFloFreeper
A Politician's Hypocrisy Knows No Bounds


6 posted on 12/07/2013 9:36:11 AM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

That’s a nice take on it. My first impression: W doesn’t get it, apparent during his socialist administration (although he valiantly defended the U.S. before taking his eye off the ball with Iraq) right through to Obama’s inauguration when W wished him good luck and success in Obama’s goals and objectives.


7 posted on 12/07/2013 9:36:54 AM PST by PapaNew
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To: SoFloFreeper

Not much difference in parties. GWB could have politely said, sorry, I’ve made other arrangements. There is just no justification for GWB, he has been the scapegoat for the Won.


8 posted on 12/07/2013 9:37:45 AM PST by Snoopers-868th
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To: SoFloFreeper
George W. Bush is always polite and gracious. I can't see him refusing to attend the funeral even though having to spend several hours in the plane with the Obamas must be a miserable ordeal.

It is interesting that Obama did not invite the Clintons.

9 posted on 12/07/2013 9:40:47 AM PST by detective
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To: Snoopers-868th

It is unsettling that he is willing to lend legitimacy to a Press dent who has been proven a total fraud.


10 posted on 12/07/2013 9:41:35 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Attending the funeral of the likes of Mandela and Arafat is commendable.

To verify that they’re dead.


11 posted on 12/07/2013 9:41:50 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: Revolting cat!; GeronL
Obama needs someone else to shuck and jive.


12 posted on 12/07/2013 9:41:50 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Tamsanqa Linda, a black South African whose home and small business were burned by ANC goons, flew to the U.S. in advance of the Mandelas to tell people about the ANC’s war on blacks. Linda, a former mayor of a large black township and currently president of an association of 74 township councils, gave a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington on June 22. He said that he was putting his life in danger, but he felt it was necessary to speak up for the people of South Africa “who cannot talk.” He was referring to the millions of black South Africans who don’t like the ANC and its radical policies but who can’t get our media to report their stories.

One of the most horrible but effective terrorist tools the radical blacks have used to eliminate and intimidate those who might stand up against them is “neck lacing.”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3099292/posts


13 posted on 12/07/2013 9:42:09 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: detective

The Clintons are still going. Hillary needs to for the support of the black community in her 2016 campaign.


14 posted on 12/07/2013 9:42:37 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SoFloFreeper

As a rule of thumb, since Democrats for the most part are “meh” about the idea of an afterlife, they tend to approach the funerals of their peers as campaign rallies, and an opportunity for the most powerful living blowhard to steal the spotlight from the decedent.

Even if Republicans do not believe, at least they are polite enough to be agnostic about it, so do not abuse a funeral or memorial by using it for their own ends. They even consider it rude to continue to vote the deceased, something that has never troubled Democrats one bit.


15 posted on 12/07/2013 9:43:05 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Last Obamacare Promise: "If You Like Your Eternal Soul, You Can Keep It.")
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To: SoFloFreeper

I love this. Only the leaders and members of Western Civilization are so degenerate so as to celebrate a man who symbolizes the Third World conquest of the white South African-who ironically occupied the land before any black! Now of course the South African white experiences murder, rape, assault and ever increasing poverty as his property is seized. Give up governance into the hands of those that resent, and probably hate you, and guess what will happen. Check out South Africa, Rhodesia, and at home Detroit. People can add other examples.


16 posted on 12/07/2013 9:43:57 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: SoFloFreeper; Iron Munro

Obama goes to a Communist funeral bad...Outrageous...

Bush goes and a book of excuses is quickly written.


18 posted on 12/07/2013 9:46:58 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Obama and Clinton will upstage GW Bush and he’ll just turn the other cheek.


19 posted on 12/07/2013 9:48:50 AM PST by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: ryan71

BUSH-FOUNDER OF DHS. Agency now stacking radical open borders attorneys to enact non-stop amnesty. Thanks Bush


20 posted on 12/07/2013 9:49:05 AM PST by magna carta
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To: detective

I heard Bill Clinton was going.


21 posted on 12/07/2013 9:49:21 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: dragnet2
Bush's Fault, and all that.

(Never figured out why people blame him for their own fantasies).

22 posted on 12/07/2013 9:50:44 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: magna carta

And some people here worship these people...Fan is short for fanatic.

Gak...


23 posted on 12/07/2013 9:50:49 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: detective

Clinton was down in Brazil for some ....thing I don’t know what when the photo-OP of the century ...EXCUSE ME I mean tragic death of Mandella occured.

Looks like some fake charity crap. http://nypost.com/2013/12/07/obama-ex-presidents-bill-clinton-and-george-w-bush-to-attend-mandela-services/


24 posted on 12/07/2013 9:51:26 AM PST by FourtySeven (47)
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To: SoFloFreeper; All

didn’t Mandela make fun of George Bush on multiple occasions?? further proof what a classy individual George W Bush is, putting aside pettiness and country first...


25 posted on 12/07/2013 9:54:29 AM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Just another whore!!


26 posted on 12/07/2013 9:56:25 AM PST by kenmcg
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To: SoFloFreeper

Is Jesse Jackson going? Sharpton? Farrakhan? Why didn’t zero invite THEM?


27 posted on 12/07/2013 9:56:30 AM PST by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: BenLurkin

When you’re a puppet on strings, ya go where the masters take ya.


28 posted on 12/07/2013 9:57:40 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: detective

I bet obama will talk non-stop to President George W. Bush about where Bush was wrong, and how he made America so much better. He will also constantly point his finger. Hopefully Bush takes a break from being sober during the flight.


29 posted on 12/07/2013 9:59:49 AM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: NormsRevenge

“Obama invited the former presidents to join him aboard Air Force One in a trip that will give them a chance to bond over their shared admiration for the late South African leader who died at age 95 on Thursday.”

They’re gonna bond. LMAO

http://nypost.com/2013/12/07/obama-ex-presidents-bill-clinton-and-george-w-bush-to-attend-mandela-services/


30 posted on 12/07/2013 10:01:14 AM PST by Snoopers-868th
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To: Snoopers-868th

I could not stand being so close to these racist, shuckin n jivin phonies for a few hours

GW and Laura must have something wrong with them to be able to hang out with Hussein and Moochie on a long airplane ride. Seeing and talking to those those two lying arse grinning arseholes a few feet away would make me sick or too angry within minutes.


31 posted on 12/07/2013 10:02:32 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: detective

IMO, President Bush is a class act.

A person has died-—he can’t do more harm. He was asked by the resident to go.

To do otherwise would be terribly ungracious.

It’s not like his going makes a political statement. When the president of the US asks you to do something, you honor his office (if not the man) by doing it.


32 posted on 12/07/2013 10:04:50 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: a fool in paradise
Half-White Men Can't Dance
33 posted on 12/07/2013 10:04:57 AM PST by mikrofon (Out of Africa)
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To: Snoopers-868th

So Clinton is going with GW and Obama. Nelson Mandela and his crew have ruined South Africa. Life is worse for everyone there than under Apartheid. Life sure isn’t better for blacks. More unemployment and crime. But they are free!!!!! Free to do what if you are impoverished???


34 posted on 12/07/2013 10:05:39 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dragnet2
Obama goes to a Communist funeral bad...Outrageous...

Bush goes and a book of excuses is quickly written.

Imagine the Kabuki theater we will live through in the future when some of Obama's murdering muslim terrorist pals die off.


35 posted on 12/07/2013 10:05:54 AM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: dragnet2
And you know what's funny about other people? Even if Bush turned-down the invitation, they would find something else to bitch about.
36 posted on 12/07/2013 10:05:59 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: a fool in paradise

“The Clintons are still going. Hillary needs to for the support of the black community in her 2016 campaign.”

Haha, like the black community is going to support the “I’m not going to give you free sh@t” candidate


37 posted on 12/07/2013 10:07:14 AM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: dennisw

It tells me there is some understanding that everything is politics; nothing is personal and we’re all friends. We are the fools that believe anything different or should be different.


38 posted on 12/07/2013 10:07:28 AM PST by Snoopers-868th
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To: SoFloFreeper

I think this is great!

They can share the cost of security on the trip. It’ll save us taxpayers $ millions.


39 posted on 12/07/2013 10:08:43 AM PST by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: Snoopers-868th

Mandela has been “Canonized” by our educational system and the media.

To say anything bad about Mandela would be tantamount to political suicide.


40 posted on 12/07/2013 10:09:28 AM PST by dfwgator (Fire Muschamp. Go Michigan State!)
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To: dsrtsage

Sheila Jackson Lee endorse Hillary over Obama in 2008.


41 posted on 12/07/2013 10:09:53 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: mikrofon
Half-White Men Can't Dance

President Utopia really is a goofy, fatherless butthole, isn't he?

If a white republican acted exactly like Obama the press would be ridiculing him every day.


42 posted on 12/07/2013 10:10:45 AM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

You got a point with the “Clown” but as the old musical went, ie with
Clinton, Bush & Obama, we could all sing “here come the clowns!”


43 posted on 12/07/2013 10:14:15 AM PST by kenmcg
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To: 1rudeboy
Obama goes to a Communist funeral bad...Outrageous...

Bush goes and a book of excuses is quickly written.

Even if Bush turned-down the invitation, they would find something else to bitch about.

LOL!

Excuse #1.

44 posted on 12/07/2013 10:18:07 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: SoFloFreeper
President Lucifer, aka Adolf obozo, likely invited Bush because he was told to and as a security chip since GH Bush is just one of many of Adolf obozo’s puppet masters. The NWO doesn't want anything to happen to their boy that they themselves have not planned.
45 posted on 12/07/2013 10:18:30 AM PST by drypowder
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Shortly after South Africa fell, due to Mandelas terrorism, I had the opportunity to sell homes to two families who had owned companies in SA. Their business had deteriorated along with their neighborhoods and they decided to move to the US, bringing their corporations with them. I remember their hatred for Mandela because of what he did to a once thriving SA as well as the people. Ironically, what they described to me is what we are beginng to experience in the US, via BHO a Mandela wannabe.


46 posted on 12/07/2013 10:18:36 AM PST by Toespi
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To: SoFloFreeper
Bush, because of his efforts to fight AIDS, thirst, and other problems on the continent, IS liked in Africa.

Yes. This is bigger than one man (Mandela). This is about the entire continent of Africa.

Bush reached out to Africa at a time when the Soviets and/or China had been agitating for position.

His going to Mandela's funeral will help again to cement his legacy there.

47 posted on 12/07/2013 10:20:46 AM PST by what's up
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To: dragnet2
BDS is irrational. There's no way to explain it, rationally.

If only conservatives could find a way to channel that energy, instead of whining like old women about a president who's been out of office for years.

48 posted on 12/07/2013 10:21:27 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: SoFloFreeper

I agree with you 100%.


49 posted on 12/07/2013 10:23:01 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: detective

Didn’t invite the Clintons.....Very, very good point


50 posted on 12/07/2013 10:24:20 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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