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Obama Talks About Himself in Mandela Eulogy
Big Peace ^ | 12/10/2013 | JOEL B. POLLAK

Posted on 12/10/2013 5:10:08 AM PST by markomalley

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."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: bho44; mandela; nelsonmandela; obama
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1 posted on 12/10/2013 5:10:08 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Americans to World: “Do Not Feed The Narcissist.”

Oops. Too late.


2 posted on 12/10/2013 5:11:18 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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RE “”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.”

Ted Cruz must have been brought to tears listening to this heart wrenching story from Obama in person.

3 posted on 12/10/2013 5:12:32 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: Colonel_Flagg
Obama Talks About Himself in Mandela Eulogy

Of course he did. What else is there?

4 posted on 12/10/2013 5:13:36 AM PST by D Rider
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To: Colonel_Flagg

This guy has some serious mental problems!! Keep ridiculing him, he will crack up!


5 posted on 12/10/2013 5:13:53 AM PST by Batman11 (Obama is not American.. he has no clue what it is to be American.)
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To: markomalley

FUBO


6 posted on 12/10/2013 5:15:19 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: markomalley

Today Show kind of under played it compared to what I expected. Something’s going on with the media. Maybe pulling back from Obama to prepare the way for Hillary?


7 posted on 12/10/2013 5:16:28 AM PST by gusopol3
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To: markomalley

Do all the attendees receive a commemorative necklace?


8 posted on 12/10/2013 5:17:51 AM PST by twister881
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To: markomalley

Of course he did. His privileged youth in Hawaii and various elite universities was just like Mandela’s decades in prison ... just like. Oh, how he suffered!


9 posted on 12/10/2013 5:21:15 AM PST by Tax-chick (Well, that went badly.)
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To: markomalley

At any point did he happen to mention the nation he was there to represent?


10 posted on 12/10/2013 5:23:14 AM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: sickoflibs

“Ted Cruz must have been brought to tears listening to this heart wrenching story from Obama in person.”

Yea, right. How wonderful it must be to be so tightly wound up in your own little echo chamber. I suppose your view of Jesus going where the disciples told him not to go falls right into the same line. How foolish of him not to listen to sickoblibs. He should have known better.

I would be a bit more pragmatic and hear Ted’s take of his trip before passing your narrow minded assertions.


11 posted on 12/10/2013 5:25:35 AM PST by mazda77
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To: D Rider

Fiction. Entirely fiction. He was too busy chooming to bother himself with the likes of thinking about Mandela.


12 posted on 12/10/2013 5:28:23 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: markomalley
"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 ingenious originality and creativity in designing a new form of torture unlike any the world had ever seen."
13 posted on 12/10/2013 5:29:48 AM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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RE :”Yea, right. How wonderful it must be to be so tightly wound up in your own little echo chamber. I suppose your view of Jesus going where the disciples told him not to go falls right into the same line. How foolish of him not to listen to sickoblibs. He should have known better.”

Your equating Obama with Jesus is blasphemy.
And its disgusting.

14 posted on 12/10/2013 5:30:05 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: twister881
Do all the attendees receive a commemorative necklace?

Do they have that many surplus tires?

15 posted on 12/10/2013 5:33:29 AM PST by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: sickoflibs

Wrong again Einstein. I am equating Cruz going into the belly of the beast and confronting evil, not running away from it, you COWARD!


16 posted on 12/10/2013 5:34:03 AM PST by mazda77
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To: markomalley

whatta Steaming Pant Load.


17 posted on 12/10/2013 5:36:52 AM PST by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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RE :”Wrong again Einstein. I am equating Cruz going into the belly of the beast and confronting evil, not running away from it, you COWARD!”

Confronting? He is sitting in the audience politely listening to Obama preach about freedom. I guess the others in GOP were worried it would make them throw up if they saw it.

Then you threw in some analogy between Obama and Jesus that was blasphemous and outright disgusting.

18 posted on 12/10/2013 5:41:14 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: gusopol3
Today Show kind of under played it compared to what I expected. Something’s going on with the media. Maybe pulling back from Obama to prepare the way for Hillary?

I'm shocked. You mean they didn't kiss his a#s like they normally do?

20 posted on 12/10/2013 5:42:09 AM PST by Marathoner (AMERICA: Founded by geniuses, usurped by idiots)
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To: markomalley

Obama simply must be the bride at every wedding, and the corpse at every funeral.


21 posted on 12/10/2013 5:43:38 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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22 posted on 12/10/2013 5:47:35 AM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Marathoner

I was half watching for about an hour, all I heard them say was “he gave a moving speech, “ and I’m not real sure what had moved. On the other hand they had an extended interview with Marcus Lutrell, “Lone Survivor,” which is coming out as a movie soon. Young woman interviewing was all smiles, maybe a little inappropriately considering the subject matter, “on the edge of my seat for 40 minutes. “ A lot of people are going to want to see the movie because of that interview.


23 posted on 12/10/2013 5:51:57 AM PST by gusopol3
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To: markomalley

When you become your own caricature, it’s time to quit.


24 posted on 12/10/2013 5:54:20 AM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: markomalley


25 posted on 12/10/2013 5:55:26 AM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: markomalley


26 posted on 12/10/2013 5:56:53 AM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: sickoflibs

Again, the analogy was directed at Cruz, you know it and won’t admit it and not that he is in any way compared to The Lord but what he did to look evil in the face. Geez, grow up!


27 posted on 12/10/2013 6:00:27 AM PST by mazda77
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To: liberalh8ter

And turned a prosperous country that could feed its own people into a struggling third world crapper.


28 posted on 12/10/2013 6:03:10 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: markomalley

Did Mandela hate Whitey and America as much as the Marxist Moron?

Pray America is Waking


29 posted on 12/10/2013 6:03:59 AM PST by bray (Repeal Obamacare)
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To: Iron Munro

Is that count TRUE??


30 posted on 12/10/2013 6:04:06 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: markomalley
What a f&@king jerk! There - now I feel better.
31 posted on 12/10/2013 6:06:55 AM PST by USMA '71 ((Re-elect no one!))
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To: markomalley

Trying to watch my local weather to see how to dress my son today and they break in with this crap.


32 posted on 12/10/2013 6:08:01 AM PST by Sybeck1
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And that's a model Obama can't get behind.
33 posted on 12/10/2013 6:12:14 AM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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Can't = can.....dang autocorrect.
34 posted on 12/10/2013 6:13:04 AM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: markomalley

Aren’t there any of his handlers that can muzzle this clown’s narcissism?


35 posted on 12/10/2013 6:14:13 AM PST by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: Amagi

What’s odd is many of them seem narcissistic on his behalf when they speak in support of him.


36 posted on 12/10/2013 6:15:02 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: markomalley

has anyone counted how many times he used “I” “Me” in a speech?
Its a fair bet its a lot.


37 posted on 12/10/2013 6:19:16 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Ann Archy
Is that count TRUE??

According to this article in Investor's Business Daily that is the actual count.

In touching Tribute To Mandela, Obama Posts Photo Of Himself Watching TV

"During his 593-word statement, Obama managed to reference the deceased freedom fighter eight times.

Predictably, Obama also managed to reference Obama 14 times."


38 posted on 12/10/2013 6:19:53 AM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: markomalley

Did he blame Mandela’s death on George W. Bush and the Republicans?

This seems to be a standard theme to every obama speech.


39 posted on 12/10/2013 6:26:59 AM PST by joethedrummer
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To: markomalley

This memorial service reminds me of the last episode of Seinfeld, where goofy characters you had forgotten about travelled from far and wide to gather for one last time.

Bono

Barry

Oprah

The future King of England

Raoul Castro

What a strange assortment of publicity hounds scrambling for crumbs left over from Mandela’s carefully crafted ‘legacy’.


40 posted on 12/10/2013 6:44:04 AM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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41 posted on 12/10/2013 6:44:20 AM PST by LegendHasIt
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To: lacrew

So true, it is a totally bizarre rogues gallery.


42 posted on 12/10/2013 6:44:51 AM PST by turducken
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To: markomalley

If I could photoshop, I’d put a ‘Sponsored by Firestone’ banner at the funeral.


43 posted on 12/10/2013 6:46:00 AM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: mazda77
RE :”Again, the analogy was directed at Cruz,...”

So you are portraying Cruz as Christ?

44 posted on 12/10/2013 6:53:14 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: Colonel_Flagg

That A-hole is a self-feeding machine.


45 posted on 12/10/2013 7:49:38 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: markomalley

“However, as in most Obama addresses, he could not resist talking about himself.”

Well we knew he would. :-)


46 posted on 12/10/2013 8:26:30 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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Sociopathic. No crisis going to waste. Obama's attempt to make a radical Communist a vogue/mainstream example. Taking advantage of everyone's ignorance of Mandela and using the raw emotions of a funeral to promote himself and his twisted ideology. Consider who he's eulogizing.

The truth of who this man really was, and what he did and stood for is another casualty in Obama's purge of reality to further his own selfish ambition.

47 posted on 12/10/2013 8:38:13 AM PST by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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“A self-feeding machine” who is always looking for a mandate to further justify his own actions and further plans for this country. That should alarm any sane person left in our nation.
48 posted on 12/10/2013 8:41:33 AM PST by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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To: joethedrummer
Did he blame Mandela’s death on George W. Bush and the Republicans?

This seems to be a standard theme to every obama speech.

what he didn't mention was that Mandela died trying to sign up for Obamacare.

49 posted on 12/10/2013 8:59:41 AM PST by immadashell (The inmates are running the asylum.)
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To: joethedrummer
Did he blame Mandela’s death on George W. Bush and the Republicans?

This seems to be a standard theme to every obama speech.

what he didn't mention was that Mandela died trying to sign up for Obamacare.

50 posted on 12/10/2013 9:01:59 AM PST by immadashell (The inmates are running the asylum.)
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