From the leftist hacks at Politico:
"President Obama wished former South African president and civil rights crusader Nelson Mandela a happy 94th birthday, on a day that coincides with Nelson Mandela International Day.
'Nelson Mandela’s personal story is one of unbreakable will, unwavering integrity, and abiding humility. On a personal note, our family has been inspired by Madiba’s example, and has deeply appreciated the time we have spent with him, and his wisdom, grace and generosity of spirit. By any measure, Nelson Mandela has changed the arc of history, transforming his country, continent, and the world,' Obama said in a statement."
Well, to be perfectly blunt and honest, that's not exactly news. Many American presidents have paid tribute to the South African civil rights leader. That's nothing new. But with Chairman Obama and his questionable (to say the very, very least) background, one has to ask: Which Nelson Mandela did Barack Obama admire ? Was it the the civil rights leader who, along with FW de Klerk, helped end apartheid ? (Which was a creation of the South African mining unions to protect white workers from competition from black workers, by the way. In other words, South African unions have the same origin as "American" unions do.) Or, does he admire this Nelson Mandela:
"It is not given to a leader of one political organisation in a country to sing praises to the virtues of another. But that is what I intend to do today.
If anything, this signifies the unique relationship between the African National Congress and the South African Communist Party.
It is a relationship that has detractors in abundance; a relationship that has its prolific obituary scribes. But it is a relationship that always disappoints these experts. Because it was tempered in struggle. It is written in the blood of many martyrs. And, today, it is reinforced by hard-won victory.
On behalf of the African National Congress, I wish to thank you most profoundly for the invitation to take part in this the 9th Congress of the SACP. I bring you the organisation's greetings as well as my own. I should also apologise for not attending the opening of the Congress, due to unforeseen developments. "---Nelson Mandela in 1992
It's question that should be asked, consequences be damned. I know there will be some who scream racism at the top of their lungs for even daring to ask this question, but it's my recollection that our Dear Leader (in no particular order):
---had a father who was a communist. (Barack Obama Sr.)
---had a mother was a far left lunatic. (Stanley Ann Dunham)
---had a mentor figure that was a communist. (Frank Marshall Davis)
---has written about befriending Marxist professors. (Dreams From My Father)
---brought Maoists like Van Jones, Ron Bloom, and Anita Dunn into the White House.
---nationalized the health care, student loan, and the majority of the auto manufacturing industries.
Fair question, is it not ?
Here's an even better question, and yes, it's quite controversial, but what the hell: Did Commander Zero give a shout out to the Nelson Mandela who talked about racial harmony, or did he give a shout out to the Nelson Mandela who palled around with Jew haters like Yasser Arafat ? A reasonable question, when you consider the fact that Obama himself thinks it would be just ducky if Israel went back to its indefensible 1967 borders. Or maybe we should ask if Obama admires the Nelson Mandela who trained in Algerian terrorist camps, instead of the one who jibber-jabbered about peace. ( http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=759 ) Enquiring minds want to know since Obama welcomed members of the Muslim Brotherhood into the White House and the State of Confusion Department's Deputy Chief of Staff, Huma Abedin, has direct connections to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Perhaps Barry is a big fan of the Nelson Mandela who sings songs like "Kill the Farmer, Shoot the Boer". (The fight song of the African National Congress.) After all, Comrade Obama has made it abundantly clear he's not a big fan of whites. He:
---Stopped telling others that his mother was white. (Dreams From My Father)
---sat twent years in Jeremiah Wrong's "church" listening to vitriol about whites and Jews.
---admired noted racist and and anitsemite Derek Bell.
---has links to the New Black Panther Party.
---was endorsed by Nation of Islam's Calypso Louie Farrakhan.
Hmmmmm. The original question still remains.Which Nelson Mandela did Chairman Obama congratulate ? Yoo-hoo! Lazy and arrogant mainstream media! Wanna take a crack at this question ? How about you, GOP-E cowards in the Romney campaign ?
Ah....the sweet melody of crickets......