Selfless Obama doesn’t ‘want a photo op’ with critically ill Nelson Mandela

Heh. President All About Me never met a photo op he didn’t like. But what’s this?

That’s a newsflash that deserves the all-caps treatment, no?

Of course, there’s really no need for a new photo op with the ailing Nelson Mandela. Obama’s already checked that one off his bucket list and we’re sure we’ll see this one tweeted from the White House account some time soon.


  • CHHR

    LOL my first thought was that the Mandela family said please don’t…your “obtrusive”


    As much as I hate Mandela’s guts, and wishes his life is over with, Obummer is a cruel person who refuses to grant a dying man’s last wish.

    He most likely will NOT meet him and lie about it, thus covering up the photo-op.

    • GrindingMills

      I don’t understand how one hates Mandela’s guts and wishes his death. Fighting against apartheid a negative in your mind?

      • ICOYAR

        You’re convienently forgetting the fact that Mandela was a bomber in the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s who advocated Communism. He is a terrorist.

        He was nothing more than a figurehead. Not a leader. Apartheid was on it’s way OUT before Mandela stepped out of prison.

        • Guest

          wow i didnt know any of that, anti-colonialism comes up alot these days

        • Jessica

          You learn something new everyday. I wonder what Pope John Paul II thought of him if he advocated communism. That Pope hated communism!

          • Harry A

            Well the pope skipped over South Africa because of apartheid during his 1988 tour of Africa. (I believe he might have landed in South Africa and driven into Lesotho, but he definitely made no state visits there). After Mandela was released from prison, he went to many countries encourages their governments to support sanctions against the apartheid government, the Pope welcomed him to Vatican City. He did stop in South Africa in 1994 though, and was greeted by then President Mandela at the airport (he’d been president for just over four months).

            I think the pope might have called for Mandela to be released, but on this point I am not 100% sure. As for any official quotes from the Pope, I can’t remember any, but I would think that welcoming Mandela to the Vatican City means the Pope viewed him at least somewhat favourably.

    • Harry A

      wow, i honestly can’t believe you just wished death upon Nelson Mandela.

      • ICOYAR

        Why would I wish life on a terrorist for?

        • Harry A

          May I inquire into your views on George Washington and Abraham Lincoln ?

          • ICOYAR

            Neither George Washington nor Abraham Lincoln went around bombing innocent civilians all in the name of Leftist causes for large government.

            Washington was a general in the Revolutionary War. Not the best general we ever had in terms of tactics, but one that was skilled in leadership. Never once seen an excuse to murder innocent civilians.

            Abraham Lincoln was coaxed into a war caused by the Southern rebels after attaching one of our forts. The United States was on the verge of collapse. Had no choice but to put an end to the shenanigans that the South had over the issue of slavery (which they claimed was “states rights” instead of a complete lack of human rights). Civil War was ugly all around. One of the most powerful presidents, but did all he can to preserve the United States and the Constitution. Did not want to murder innocent civilians on either side (even though William Tecumseh Sherman had other plans).

          • Harry A

            Do you also dislike Hertzog, Malan, Strijdom, Verwoerd and other members of the National Party? Sorry, I really am just curious about your mindset. I’m sure you will probably not be surprised that I’ve never heard anyone say they hate Mandela or wish death upon him.

          • ICOYAR

            Please read the article about his “Revolutionary” era. And please come back to me if you think that a murderous warlord is still a “hero”.

          • Harry A

            I am well aware of what Nelson Mandela did during his revolutionary era, much more so than that wikiepdia entry. I am also aware of the actions of his wife.

            I am still curious about your opinions on the other 4 individuals I mentioned, and also those that controlled Apartheid South Africa in general. Do you consider Mandela’s actions to be worse than the actions of the oppressors?

            If thats you that keep “thumb-downing” me, then I don’t know why you would do such. I’m just trying to understand your view on Mandela. Like I said it’s not one that many people espouse, or at least not one that many people state.

          • ICOYAR

            I do not have an opinion on any of those individuals as I have honestly never heard of them. Having their last names only would not help me at all for searching on them. However, I can state that they were more likely corrupt and twisted in trying to keep the system like that.

            Whatever Mandela’s stances on Apartheid however, does not excuse him at all for his deeds that he has done.

          • Harry A

            Oh, they are some of the leaders of the National Party during Apartheid years. (The National Party was the ruling party political party in Africa during this time). I hope you don’t consider this rude, but I am actually surprised that someone with such a developed view on Mandela and his actions doesn’t know the names of the Prime Ministers of South Africa during the period.

            James Hertzog, Daniel Malan, Johnnes Strijdom and Hendrick Verwoerd. (Excuse any spelling mistakes, its been a while since I’ve had tow write their names). I think Hertzog is actually before official apartheid, but I think he was the first to deny blacks the right to vote. They would have had some level of charge and control over the police and military, who were of course accused to perpetrating atrocities against blacks.

          • ICOYAR

            So basically, the Democrats of South Africa then

          • Harry A

            Yes, basically the Democrats of South Africa. Again, I would like to know your opinion on them. I now know that obviously you don’t know them individually, so then I guess I’ll ask a more general question. What are views on the ruling elite that took South Africa into the racist apartheid era, and have been accused by many of carrying out atrocities against blacks (from the general denying of freedom, to more specific incidents like what happened in Soweto).

            I’m sure you already know, but if not in Soweto high school students were protesting being taught in Afrikaans. They started a peaceful protest but were blocked police so changed routes. On this route change they again met police who refused to allow them to continue, some accounts say that as this point youth started throwing rocks but others dispute that fact. All accounts agree that a police officer fired the first shot, it ended with officially 175 estimated high school students dead (although some estimates have it as high as 500 or more) and many more shot and wounded.

            So I ask, for what I think now is the fourth time, what is your opinion on the elites of South Africa during this period? If you don’t know enough to form an opinion, I do understand.

          • ICOYAR

            One word.


          • GrindingMills

            Another word.


            I think if you ask the members of the ANC and resistance at the time, they were fighting a Civil War, albeit unorganized and sloppy, but a Civil War nonetheless.

            I’m sure if you asked King George II about the American Revolution, he’d probably characterize the Founding Fathers as terrorists.

          • ICOYAR

            Which was set up by terrorists

          • Jeremy

            George Washington and Abraham Lincoln were great leaders and to even remotely compare them to terrorists is moronic.

          • Harry A

            Did you read where anyone compared Abraham Lincoln or George Washington to terrorists (or Nelson Mandela which is who I assume you mean by “terrorist”, but I am not of the opinion is one)?

      • mapache

        Is dying all that bad for those who believe in God?

        • Harry A

          Not at all! I fully believe that those that live and accept the teachings of the Lord will live to spend a glorious eternity with the Father. Somehow I don’t believe that the original poster was hoping Nelson Mandela dies so that he can make his way to heaven. Although, I could be wrong…

          • ICOYAR

            I don’t want him alive, because I want him to seek Earthly punishment for his actions. It is not my decision whether he makes it to heaven or not, as that is God’s.

          • mapache

            God can sort things out in His own good time. I defer to His judgement.

          • Harry A

            Far wiser than us, is He!

        • GrindingMills

          I don’t think dying is all that bad regardless of if the dying person believes in God. It’s the natural course of life. Now, when a young person (whether a child or parent) dies, I think it’s tragic, but there’s one battle that we’re all going to lose, and its with the Grim Reaper. He’s undefeated.

          • mapache

            I beg to differ. Resurexit sicut dixit.

          • PennyRobinsonFanClub

            Is that Latin for “The South shall rise again”?

          • mapache

            It is Latin for “He has risen as he said he would.”

          • PennyRobinsonFanClub

            I was just having a little fun there. Occurred to me that “dixit” looked like “Dixie,” and, well . . .

    • Rightturn

      Have you heard about our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ?

  • RanierWest

    These two are magnets drawn toward racism until their last breath.

  • CatHerder

    Shorter Obama: His Majesty doesn’t share the limelight with anybody.

    • BrendaStarr

      Except with TOTUS.

  • Danny Wheeler

    Eh, okay?

  • Dan L

    Plenty of time later for a picture of just BO staring significantly into the distance.

    At his teleprompter or something.

  • nc

    My understanding is Mandela is in his final stages. His body is shutting down and he probably isn’t conscious. (If someone knows differently I welcome a correction.)

    If Mandela is conscious, he would be at best in an extremely delicate condition. A BHO visit would be extremely disruptive.

    So a visit is a bad idea, either way. Unless you only want the photo op, no matter what.

  • mapache

    Obama is going to wait for Mandela to die so he can raise him from the dead.

  • $29520529

    Get ready NYT, picture coming for front page, Zero glowing in the presence of a dieing hero.

  • ObamaFail

    Obama will use Mandella for the photo-op. He’s just not going to let the pictures be published by the liberal media until Mandella passes away. That way they can applaud Obama for aiding the ailing Mandella in his final moments or whatever nonsense they come up with.

  • Cy

    Now I’m picturing Obama propping up Mandela’s corpse like he’s a deer and frantically shouting “Get a picture! Quick before he starts to get stiff!” and everyone else in the room looking awkwardly at each other while they try and figure out who has to talk him out of it.

    • Stephen K

      Someone with the skillz really, really, really needs to do an appropriately themed “Weekend at Bernie’s” Photoshop. :)

    • Peyton

      Like Weekend at Bernie’s.

  • Joe W.

    Oh, he’ll be there just in time to milk the opportunity, you can be assured of it. My advice is for him to leave that Wookie of his at the buffet, or the sight and stench will certainly put poor old Nelson over to the “other side”…..

  • Brian Johnson

    Of course he doesn’t want a picture with a dying Nelson Mandela….it’s one of the few pictures where he wouldn’t be the center of attention….

  • Jack Deth

    Is anyone getting a creepy Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) and Hyman Roth (Lee Strasberg) moment from ‘The Godfather, Part II’ feeling sneaking up their spines?

  • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

    His middle name is O&O: Obtrusive and Obstructive. We’ll just call him Pres. BOOHOO.

    • Bathing Suit Area

      What’s the other extra O for?

  • chetnapier

    Meaning he doesn’t want to be in a situation where he is not the center of attention.

  • eeddggy

    Hopefully Mandela has something contagious.

  • mike_in_kosovo

    Just read on another site that Mandela has passed…may he rest in peace.

  • yourmamatoo

    Obama .. The most arrogant , self centered poser on the planet.

  • NixTyranny

    How dare our Imperial President consider withholding his magical powers that were on full display in Tucson?

    “… right after we went to visit, a few minutes after we left her room and some of her colleagues in Congress were in the room, Gabby opened her eyes for the first time. (Applause.) Gabby opened her eyes for the first time. (Applause.)

    • GaryTheBrave

      Just after Obama visited Sud Afrikaa this appeared in HuffPo:

      • NixTyranny

        Such powers our Imperial President has. I wonder if he can raise the dead,too. I just knew he has been wasting his time merely stopping the oceans from rising. Thanks for letting me know.

        • GaryTheBrave

          OOOH! Then maybe he can bring back all the victims from Sandy Hook, the Yarnell Fire, Benghazi…

  • neoface

    He has no use for a dying person!!!! No longer consider an useful idiot or tool for Oblamer!!! Photo ops need a purpose. Just saying….

    • arttie

      But they can still vote for him after they have passed to the great beyond.

      • neoface

        Where is the great beyond for Oblamer, Allah, god(haven) or one of his 51-57 states yet to be name. if it’s in one of his yet to be unnamed state He can be the emperor with or without clothes on. LOL!!!!

  • Bob Smooper

    Obama is more famous then Nelson now and a greater force for good in the world. Nelson will be pestering Obama for a photo op.

  • anjullyn

    What is there to visit? I thought he was in a coma on life-support.

  • thunderstrikes

    Obama’s probably thinking Mandela would want a photo op with him, not the other way around.

  • ELC

    If I were Nelson Mandela, the last person I would want In my face is barryboy odumbo when I’m that sick. If anything he can make you sicker than you ever thought you could be. Of course barryboy odumbo wants the photo-op. Mandela is probably the only former leader who agrees to shake his hand and look him directly in the eye.

  • mrimer

    I tend to believe that perhaps Mandela really has already passed away. Otherwise I can think of no reason that Odumb@ss would not be at his side for the photo op.

    • lee martell

      Sort of like everybody thought for Hugo Chavez, who ‘was talking and telling jokes to the nurses!” 10 weeks after others said he was on life support before Christmas.

  • 3seven77

    That’s actually a really creepy photo. Kind of looks like the Angel of Death is hovering over Mandela.

  • badbadlibs

    If Obama is moving his lips, he’s lying. He didn’t want a photo op, but there you have it a photo op.

  • Sherry Shinogle

    It was my understanding that Mandela’s family objected to the visit.