President Obama Is Doing Selfies At Nelson Mandela’s Memorial Service

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Forget the handshake with Cuban dictator Raul Castro controversy from this morning, here’s President Obama posing for a “selfie” with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and British Prime Minister David Cameron at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela.

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Posted by on December 10, 2013.
Filed under Barack Obama, Politics.
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  • Commander_Chico

    She’s not bad for a prime minister, but not up to Yulia Timoshenko in her prime or Yingluck Shinawatra.

    • Retired military

      You just don’t like the French Chico. They remind you too much of yourself. Like that time you said

      “As I said before, try answering what people say, and not try to put words in others’ mouths, debate goes better”
      Hey Chico. How about answering those questions.

      1. Do you consider Oprah racist since she called for the deaths of millions of non black people because SHE FEELS that they don’t like her because she is black.?

      2. Why is it that Oprah,the Lamestream media, Reid, Pelosi, and other major dems have called people racist simply because they oppose Obama’s
      policies. Yet when they oppose those same policies when espoused by Bill, Hillary. Reid, Pelos, Gore, Kerry, etc etc they weren’t considered racist then?

      3. Why are people called racist terrorist anarchist when Al Franken who did the same thing wasn’t called Racist? Do you feel that it is because he is a democrat and the people doing the call just playing the race card because that is all they have?

      4. Why are people called racist anarchist terrorist when they called for the delay of all or part of Obamacare and Obama who is unconstitutionally doing this not called a racist anarchist terrorist? Do you feel that it is because he is a democrat and the people doing the calling are just playing the race card because that is all they have?

  • Brett Buck

    Dear God Almighty, just when you think the man has hit rock bottom on the class and dignity scale, he finds a way to sink further. Embarrassing and pathetic.

    • Brucehenry

      Yeah, why can’t he be more dignified, like this guy:

      • Brett Buck

        Ah. I had no idea that this incident happened *at a very famous man’s memorial service”. Oh, wait, it didn’t. and your example misses the point entirely? Why, yes, yes it does.

        Did you ever see Bush mugging it up like a teenage girl – at a funeral?

        I had thought you were an intellectual cut above the Chicos of the world, but apparently not.

        • Brucehenry

          You’re right, this was just at a summit conference of the G-8, I think, when George Bush walked up behind the most powerful woman in the world and gave her an unsolicited and unwanted neck massage like a frat boy at a kegger to a Delta Nu..

          Yeah yeah, nobody ever smiles at a memorial service.

          • Jwb10001

            You know this was unwanted how exactly? Do you have some insight to the personal relationship between Bush and Merkel? I think you’ve made assumptions here that may or may not be accurate, no?

          • Brucehenry

            Yeah, you can tell from her reaction how much she was feelin’ it.

          • Jwb10001

            oh I see thanks for clearing that up lol. I get that Bush might have been a bit too casual in his interactions, sometimes even a bit inappropriate, but wasn’t Obama supposed to be different? You know a better politician, super smart, serious sort of the anti Bush? If he’s so much smarter, better why is it his actions are so often forgiven because Bush did something like that too?

          • jim_m

            The point is that Bruce wants to distract from obama’s gaffe, in which aim he has partially succeeded.

          • Brucehenry

            Whatever, dude, you didn’t see me getting all upset about it when it happened back in 2006 or whenever. I just posted the youtube thingie because of the endoftheworld woeismeism evidenced here. Thought it was funny to remind ol’ Brett Buck here (that IS a macho name!) that nobody’s perfect.

          • jim_m

            I think people are laughing at your savior, not fearing the end of the world.

          • Brucehenry

            Don’t have a savior. Agnostic, don’t you know.

          • jim_m

            So you no longer believe in obama? I’ve seen that he has slipped in the polls.

          • Brucehenry

            Never have been a bot. I defend him zealously here in most cases because, well, it’s a dirty job but somebody’s gotta do it.

          • jim_m

            If you don’t agree with him you should not defend his failed ideas. Don’t play that stupid chico game of “I don’t support obama, I just defend everything he dos and says”,

          • Brucehenry

            Removed duplicate post, sorry.

          • Brucehenry

            In case you haven’t noticed much of my defense of Obama here is along the lines of “You guys are so over the top.”

          • Jwb10001

            You’re right about one thing defending Obama is a dirty job. Are you sleeping OK?

          • Brucehenry

            LOL why do you think I don’t post a picture? I’m a wreck.

          • Brett Buck

            That’s my actual real name, asshole. I am not responsible for it, maybe you can go attack my 79-year-old mother.

          • Brucehenry

            It’s a great name. And it’s macho.

          • jim_m

            Despite is trying, Bruce is no Martin Bashir.

          • Jwb10001

            Oh and “whatever dude” seriously Bruce? Honest I’m not trying to be an a-hole with that comment, I was just reminded of your reply to to that “60% of the words in the dictionary are misspelled” dude when he said whatever.. it made me literally laugh out loud.

          • Brucehenry

            I was right proud of my contribution to that thread but I must have forgot that part. Whatever.

            I think that thread was the most fun I ever had on Wizbang.

          • Jwb10001

            Agreed!

          • Brucehenry

            Jim was particularly awesome, I gotta admit. And willing to see the job all the way through, too, as it were.

          • jim_m

            I think that a great deal of fun was had by all (OK, probably not by Pete).

          • Brucehenry

            Whatever! That is your opinion! Unsupported by fact! You don’t care about the children! Give up!

          • jim_m

            LOL. I loved how Pete would respond that we should just stop posting replies to him. He showed an epic ignorance about English speaking society. If you think the differences in pronunciation are big here in the US, just travel to the UK. They even joke about the Scots having an impenetrable accent.

          • Brucehenry

            Yeah, I’ve seen some British movies set in the North of England or Scotland that have subtitles. And I’ve seen a couple that I wished had them.

      • Brett Buck

        Ah. I had no idea that this incident happened *at a very famous man’s memorial service”. Oh, wait, it didn’t. and your example misses the point entirely? Why, yes, yes it does.

        Did you ever see Bush mugging it up like a teenage girl – at a funeral?

        I had thought you were an intellectual cut above the Chicos of the world, but apparently not.

      • Sky__Captain

        So Bruce attempts a “Squirrel” post to distract critism from his Obamamessiah.
        It’s quite sad to see.

        • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

          But not unexpected…

      • jim_m

        Bruce is now adopting the Chico play book to covering for obama. This was, obama is bad but Bush was worse.

    • GarandFan

      I don’t recall anyone accusing King Barack the Magnificent of having any “class”.

    • GarandFan

      I don’t recall anyone accusing King Barack the Magnificent of having any “class”.

  • 914

    I smell a caption contest. Prime red meat material there. lol

    • westcoastwiser

      The FLOTUS has already posted on Twitter and Facebook not to do that.

      • 914

        Tough shit!

    • 914

      I think I spoke too soon..

  • Hank_M

    Seeing these ridiculous pictures of Obama acting like a high school kid, I’m glad he didn’t attend Thatchers funeral.

    • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

      The unexpected nugget of consolation in the morass that is the 0bama Administration…

    • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

      The unexpected nugget of consolation in the morass that is the 0bama Administration…

  • Hank_M

    Seeing these ridiculous pictures of Obama acting like a high school kid, I’m glad he didn’t attend Thatchers funeral.

  • Aristocrat

    Ha Ha Ha the face of FLOTUS is priceless….

  • jim_m

    Better yet are the pictures of how after this incident the wookie made obama change seats so she separated them so they would behave like adults.

    • Brucehenry

      “The wookie.”

      Now that’s classy.

      • jim_m

        Ok, The harpy then.

      • Jwb10001

        Chimpy McBush Hitler would disaprove.

      • Jwb10001

        You know Bruce the left is lacking class too, right? You did hear about Bashir wanting someone to defecate in Sarah Palin’s mouth? I don’t expect we’ll be seeing a classy upgrade in political discourse anytime soon. Blame who you want, accuse who like of starting it, I suspect it’s here to stay.

        • jim_m

          Bruce doesn’t have any problem with offensive invective. He only has problems with it when applied to leftists, much in the same way that he only gets offended by people pointing out the faults of dead lefty deities but has no problem with defaming conservative figures on the event of their death.

        • Brucehenry

          Fine. Jim here is not quite as big an asshole as Martin Bashir. Conceded.

          • jim_m

            I don’t do this professionally, it’s only a hobby. And as you would say, “some of these are jokes”.

          • Brucehenry

            Neither does Bashir, any more.

  • westcoastwiser

    It’ll take some photo editing to use it on a wanted poster

  • westcoastwiser

    Now, if they were in Colorado it would be called sexual harassment.

  • ljcarolyne

    Who cares? Sick of Obama, Mandela, and who ever he shakes hands with? Frankly my dear I don’t give a damn, or if Mo cares or NOTTTTTTTTTTT.
    Tomorrow is another day.

  • Brucehenry

    About the level of controversy this “controversy” deserves:

    http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/the-story-of-the-selfie/