Once again, Obama takes the opportunity to make a momentous occasion all about him. Maybe the President of the United States didn’t have any photos of himself with Nelson Mandela?
“Death is something inevitable.When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people&his country,he can rest in peace” #Madiba
— NelsonMandela (@NelsonMandela) December 5, 2013
South Africa’s first black president Nelson Mandela passed away at his home today. He was 95. Tributes and condolences flooded social networking websites as world leaders, former presidents, celebrities and citizens of the world remembered the anti-apartheid civil rights leader.
President Obama spoke on Mandela’s passing from the White House about 45 minutes after the announcement that Mandela had died.
“He no longer belongs to us. He belongs to the ages,” said Obama, borrowing the words of Edwin M. Stanton, who, as Abraham Lincoln lay on his deathbed, said “He now belongs to the ages.”
Judy Smith, the D.C. damage control expert who inspired ABC’s hit TV series Scandal, says she has not seen a disaster like Obamacare in a while. She added that President Obama has lost the trust of the American people with his problem-plagued Obamacare launch.
Smith, who was a guest on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, said “I think it is very problematic really because this was [President Barack Obama's] signature piece of legislation. And I think everybody agrees that [Obamacare] has been an absolute mess.”
Media mogul Russell Simmons says President Obama’s troubled health care law has already saved thousands, if not millions, of lives. Simmons made his ludicrous claims in an op-ed post on his website, Global Grind.
“Yes, we initially wanted single payer, and we had to compromise back in 2009 for the Affordable Care Act,” Simmons wrote. “But, [Obamacare] is a damn good piece of legislation that has already saved hundreds of thousands, if not millions of lives. So, let us not give up now.”
Simmons did not provide any statistics or evidence to back up his claims.
Even the Obamas <3 ASOS. Check out the youngest of the cool clan, Sasha, wearing the ASOS unicorn jumper. Ca-yooooot. pic.twitter.com/kpLNMrR37x
— ASOS (@ASOS) November 18, 2013
President Obama’s youngest daughter Sasha Obama, 12, sparked a buying frenzy on the ASOS website when she wore a ASOS unicorn sweater during a basketball game in Maryland on Sunday. The sweater sold out within minutes. And as of today (Friday) the item is still sold out.
Oprah Winfrey Awarded Highest Civilan Honor Just Days After Accusing Americans of Disrespecting Obama Because He’s Biracial
How do you earn the highest civilian award offered by the White House? Just accuse all white Americans of being racists.
Critics are saying it’s no coincidence that President Obama honored Oprah with the Presidential Medal of Freedom just days after she accused white Americans of disrespecting Obama because he is half black.
It took 5 years for President Obama to honor Oprah with any type of award after she threw her powerful support behind him during the 2008 presidential elections.
Rap producer Kanye West is back in the news after he accused President Barack Obama of using him for political purposes.
“I’m not gonna mention him no more, I’m past that,” West said in a radio interview on Philadelphia’s Hot 107.9 on Monday. West told radio hosts Shamara and Laiya that he would never break bread with Obama. “That’s out my thoughts. That’s lowering my priority of thinking at this point.”