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.
Just saying: Nelson Mandela would have solidarity for world fast food strikers. He was a firm believer in the existence of economic slavery
— Tommy Vercetti (@K_Hublot319) December 5, 2013
Because making french fries at McDonald’s equals slavery.