Mandela Dies, People Start Saying Really Stupid Things

Posted by on Dec 06, 2013 at 8:56 am

A whole lotta stupid going on last night following the death of Nelson Mandela. Naturally the White house descended into self parody, as we predicted moments after the announcement. Later in the evening, former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum and Bill O’Reilly brought even more stupid.

“He was fighting against some great injustice, and I would make the argument that we have a great injustice going on right now in this country with an ever-increasing size of government that is taking over and controlling people’s lives – and Obamacare is front and center in that,” Santorum said Thursday on Fox News’s “The O’Reilly Factor.”
In a segment about the divisions within the Republican Party, host Bill O’Reilly brought up the death of Mandela, saying that while he disagreed with him and called him a “communist,” said he still respected the South African leader and he wondered why the GOP couldn’t bring the same approach to their disagreements.

“He was a great man! But he was a communist! But I would never attack Nelson Mandela,” O’Reilly said. “So why cant you guys in the Republican Party bring that to the fore?” O’Reilly said.

So the struggle against apartheid is like fighting against bad policy and the GOP needs to emulate Mandela by being nice to Obama, or something. Got it, guys.

Meanwhile, having found their pathetic temper tantrum overshadowed by Mandela’s death, striking fast-food workers figured hey, he was one of us.

Because making french fries at McDonald’s equals slavery.

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4 Responses to “Mandela Dies, People Start Saying Really Stupid Things”

  1. Warren Bonesteel on 6/06/13 at 10:03 am

    Almost everyone is bringing the Teh Stoopid wrt Mandela.

    They seem to have forgotten his origins and background.

    This was not a man to emulate, unless your sole ambition is to exercise power over others.

  2. David Lentz on 6/06/13 at 10:15 am

    Bill O’Reilly does have his moments, but he sure has capacity to be idiot, as in the move video. Communism has been tried, and everywhere it has been tried, it has failed. If the late Nelson Mandela was not honest enough to admit this or smart enough to see it, was a small man. Take off your blinders Bill.

  3. Ragspierre on 7/07/13 at 11:56 am

    I’m more than a little surprised by the people who are using Mandela’s corpse as their soap-box…

    Joel Pollock on Mark Levin gave a very good quick history of Mandela.

    Like all human beings, he was not just one thing all his long life. His bio is a lot like that of Gandhi.

    And he went out on a grace note, having relinquished power he could easily have maintained, setting a remarkable example for Africa. Hopefully, others in SA will follow the example of his latter years. Right now, that hangs on a thread.