There should be no Me, Me, Me invading anybody's funeral
‘President Latch-on’ knows how to find the limelight
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President Barack Obama never even once visited the iconic Nelson Mandela while he was still alive, but count on him hogging all the limelight he can at the freedom hero’s funeral.
It is a matter of public record that Obama ignored Mr. Mandela during all four years of his first term as president.
Michelle Obama briefly visited Mandela during her 2011 South African trip before going on safari with her two daughters.
During Obama’s June 2013 South African trip, Obama “deferred” to the family of an ailing Mandela by not visiting Mandela at his sick bed.
Does anyone notice how Obama excels at latching on to public figures like any common opportunist? Today it’s Nelson Mandela. Yesterday it was Pope Francis.
Obama gives the world the impression that he has suddenly fallen in love with an allegedly-gone-completely-Marxist Francis.
After first channeling most of the American presidents, Obama proves he will hitch a ride on anybody’s little red wagon he views as important.
“I am one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from Nelson Mandela’s life,” said Obama. “And like so many around the globe, I cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that Nelson Mandela set”.
Too bad, Obama hadn’t taken the opportunity to speak those passionate words into the ear of Mr. Mandela during his first term of office when Mr. Mandela was still alive.
These are the words Obama used in describing his newfound admiration for Pope Francis: “I think Pope Francis is showing himself to be a just and extraordinarily thoughtful, and soulful, messenger of peace and justice.”
“I haven’t had a chance to meet him yet. But everything that I’ve read, everything that I’ve seen from him, indicates the degree to, to which he is trying to remind us of those core obligations.
“Across the developed world, inequality has increased. Some of you may have seen just last week, the pope himself spoke about this at eloquent length.”
Too bad Obama didn’t feel the same way when he forced mandatory contraceptive coverage and abortion coverage through ObamaCare on all practicing Catholics.
That’s a funny kind of love, the like of which the Free World has never seen before.
Since latching himself onto Francis, the accusation that the pope is a Marxist has followed the pontiff wherever he goes.
Writers from the far left have been putting words in the mouth of Francis since the first day he appeared on the balcony at St. Peter’s Square as new pope.
Unfortunately they seem to have gathered some conservative writers like so many sheep to do the same thing.
The danger here is it takes the focus away from Obama the Marxist president and settles it on Francis, the Marxist pope.
Here’s hoping that at least the conservative scribes among them come back to their good sense and remember it is America the Marxists are fundamentally transforming and not the Vatican.