Barack Obama Compares Nelson Mandela To America’s First President George Washington, Who Knew the Father of Our Country was an America-bashing Communist?
As Barack Obama was on his $100 million vacation in South Africa, Obama compared former South African President Nelson Mandela to America’s first President George Washington. Hmm. I realize that Obama is trying to say something nice about a dying man, but to compare to George Washington, really? I guess the president just over looks that little fact that Mandela is a Communist. I do not remember George Washington being one. But then again, in Obama’s world, who knows. And then there was that little thing of Mandela bashing America. But I guess when Obama feels the need to apologize for America all the time, maybe he relates? Once again, Obama lives up to his moniker, “Divider in Chief” and a community agitator. Via ABC News, via Free Republic:
Although President Obama will not get a chance to see Nelson Mandela on his trip to South Africa, he is using his historic visit to pay tribute to the man he calls a hero to the world and will meet today with the Mandela family.
At a joint press conference with South African President Jacob Zuma this morning, President Obama spoke extensively about Mandela’s legacy.
“Our thoughts and those of Americans and people all around the world are with Nelson Mandela and his family and all of South Africans,” Obama said. “The struggle here for freedom, Madiba’s moral courage, this country’s historic transition to a free nation has been a personal inspiration to me, an inspiration to the world, and it continues to be.”
“Mandela shows what was possible when a priority is placed on human dignity, respect for law, that all people are treated equally,” Obama said.
“And what Nelson Mandela also stood for is that the well-being of the country is more important than the interests of any one person,” Obama continued. “George Washington is admired because after two terms he said enough, I’m going back to being a citizen. There were no term limits, but he said I’m a citizen. I served my time. And it’s time for the next person, because that’s what democracy is about. And Mandela similarly was able to recognize that, despite how revered he was, that part of this transition process was greater than one person.”
Or as Weasel Zippers opines, “Except for the fact that Mandela is an America-bashing Communist who once said, “If there is a country in the world that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America.”