Skip to comments.8 Photos You Didn't See From Obama's Trip to South Africa
Posted on 12/12/2013 7:48:34 AM PST by thetallguy24
On Tuesday, conservative news outlets in the United States decided that the best way to commemorate the life of Nelson Mandela, and to report on the memorial services in his honor, was to manufacture a controversy about an AFP photo of President Barack Obama shooting a selfie with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt. According to Fox News, the “international incident” was so bad that, “The tsk-tisk-ing could be heard across continents.”
Liberal news outlets countered with a photograph from former President George W. Bush’s Instagram feed, taken at the same memorial, in which he’s seen posing with pop star Bono.
Two things were lost amid the nonsensical partisan wrangling. First, the furor shamefully overshadowed the memorial service itself, and the heartfelt messages that were delivered by Mandela’s family and colleagues. Second, such outcries overlook the close quarters in which our Democratic and Republican politicians actually live and work.
Candid images from White House photographer Pete Souza tell another story.
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Incest Is Best
The “club” matters more than principal i guess.
The White House photographer's job is to make Obama look good. He only takes the staged photos he is ordered to take. Only the best of these are released.
If he ever took and released a “candid photo” he would immediately be fired.
Nothing willl take away from the fact that they were ALL honoring a listed terrorist(previously) by the US Government.
"Perhaps, instead of giving in to the frantic us-or-them discourse proffered by the media (Funeral selfies! Handshakes! Ted Cruz!), it's time that we acknowledge that conservative and liberal politicians spend more time together, and have more in common with one another, than wed like to believe."
To call George Bush a 'conservative' is to stretch the term to the breaking point. More importantly, the demoplicans and the republocrats in the Ruling Class are first and foremost Ruling Class. They have, for the most part, no understanding of and no contact with the Productive Class or the Protective Class.
I saw them yesterday in the DailyMail. Cozy.
Oh, that photo of GWB with Bono was really scandalous. /s
Only missing image was a photo of Jimmy “Never mt a terrorist I didn’t love” Carter.
Makes you realize just how much they play us for fools, doesn’t it?
In the first picture, when Bush is talking to Obama, the muscle in Obama’s left cheek is crimped, indicating irritation and/or impatience. Big happy family, indeed. What you have is two well-bred, strong Christian Southerners being polite to people who stand for everything unholy.
On Tuesday, conservative news outlets in the United States decided that the best way to commemorate the life of Nelson Mandela, and to report on the memorial services in his honor, was to manufacture a controversy about an AFP photo of President Barack Obama shooting a selfie with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt.
...then I decided the author was just another liberal hack. I'm sure the pictures were just wonderful, and made up for Obastard's antics.
“Michelle, you stay over there...this isn’t something that you’d be interest in....”
It took me a while before noticing Holder was in that room too.
"One of these things is not like the others...."
If the douche in chief had looked good with the government and all, they would have made the narcissistic love piece on him, you know it. THeir dear leader shall not be criticized.
It is part of the culture of corruption to play the offended part in order to be treated higher than Royalty or Soviet Hitler pure progressed race above the dum sheeples voting for them while chanting “we’re not worthy”
The pic where gw was showing off his paintings to michelle and hillaty failed to mention the biggest smile was from valerie jarett.
And then there was the 0 with bono as well.
I’m certainly comfortable with Bush’s pictures including the one with Bono who partnered with Bush on African AIDs relief. Obama is self obsessed and Bush is able to think beyond what’s in it for himself.
I tell you what, they do not play the Mandelas or Putins or Africans for fools. THey will not acccept a liberal meekly pushed colonization from the halls of Harvard in their places like they do here with American blacks.
Politics is all theater for the yokels. Meanwhile the country circles the commode.
The entire charade is sickening.
Dumbo preparing to take flight??
Bono and Bush collaborated on many occasions to save the lives of millions in Africa who suffer from AIDS.
Did anyone think they WOULDN'T have a photo taken in Africa?
Perhaps, instead of giving in to the frantic us-or-them discourse proffered by the media (Funeral selfies! Handshakes! Ted Cruz!), it’s time that we acknowledge that conservative and liberal politicians spend more time together, and have more in common with one another, than wed like to believe.
The sad thing is, it really is US (the people!!) verus THEM (the career politicians!)
Only photo I saw was Bone and Obama
Writer fails to note it was the president himself that noted they will only help their friends and attack any opposition.
It looks to me like Prime-Minister Thorning-Schmidt was the instigator - that’s her camera. Sitting next to the Nobel Prize-winning Great Black Leader heir-apparent - what other candidates are there? turned her head.
And Obama can’t resist adulation, so there you go. Two happy, happy simpletons.
well this in one sentence explains it all
‘Obama is self obsessed and Bush is able to think beyond whats in it for himself.”
George W. Bush is watching America descend to a fascist, neo-communist police state....
....and he rides on Air Force One, giving his implied blessings.
He’s as bad as Obama.
He had to kiss and make nice after flirty with that other woman.
So was that Holder? Susan Rice, VJ, HC? Did they all ride on the plane together with the 0bamas? Did George & Laura ride with them, too?
LOLOL...that’s the one pic I had not viewed, but heard about. Obama is just such a useless jerk.
What a great picture, to phonies together.
One. World. Order.
GW and Laura should be ashamed of themselves. This is proof that they’re all in the same New World Order club.
For George Bush to see what this evil man is doing to this country and then “yuck it up” with them is beyond disgusting.
Agreed. He’s just another globalist tool bag. I can’t believe I voted for him twice.
More condescension and assumptions from the left. I don't need them to tell me what I didn't see or don't know. I read more real news before breakfast than they consume in a month.
conservative and liberal politicians spend more time together, and have more in common with one another, than wed like to believe.
Please...Bush a conservative? Don’t insult us like that in the morning lol
yeah lol for sure. But that’s the point, really. They’re ALL elitists members of the Ruling Class, and whether R or D is really secondary to that. Ideology doesn’t matter to them, it’s something to keep the rabble occupied while they go about their appointed task of figuring out what’s best for us, and ruling over us.
(yeah, /s...but not really)
What you have is two well-bred, strong Christian Southerners being polite to people who stand for everything unholy.
That is an insult to real well-bred, Christian Southerners.