Wag the Coffin (aka The Funeral Squirrel)

President Narcissus

President Narcissus

Obamas, George W. Bush, Clintons to attend funeral

The White House says President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will attend a Tuesday memorial service in South Africa honoring Nelson Mandela.

The service will take place at a stadium in Johannesburg.

The Obamas will be accompanied on Air Force One by former President George W. Bush and wife Laura Bush. Former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, along with former President Jimmy Carter, will also attend memorials for Mandela in South Africa.

I don’t want to take anything away from Nelson Mandela, he earned the accolades that he is posthumously receiving. But it annoys me that Barack Obama gets an early Christmas present that allows him to change the subject away from Obamacare.

What really pisses me off, however, is the thumb-in-the-eye that Obama is giving one of America’s oldest friends and closest allies in the process. When Margaret Thatcher died in April 2013 Obama sent some retired Republicans and a former ambassador to her funeral, but neither he nor Joe Biden attended. Not did he order the lowering of flags to half-mast in her honor.

Diplomacy is tricky business, and people in other countries are constantly parsing every word and move our presidents make. Obama is a rube when it comes to diplomacy. He snubs our close friends and allies and rushes to embrace (or bow to) our enemies.

Seriously, the man is a walking clusterfuck.

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101 Responses to Wag the Coffin (aka The Funeral Squirrel)

  1. underwhelmed says:

    You’re assuming he doesn’t know what he’s doing.I think he does. The people he offends, he means to offend. The people he smarms with, he supports. And there it’s made plain where his true allegiance lies … not with the USA.

  2. Lulu says:

    Shit is getting real in DC. Democratic panic is setting in over the biggest clusterfuck in public policy history so yeah he needs a vacay. The funeral is just a happy little detour for he and the Mrs to do a little posing. The good thing is that no one in SA is going to pay him any attention except the US media which will do zero for his imploding Obamacare. Then his Hawaiian holiday which will do zero for his imploding Obamacare. He has to leave town to try to keep his approval poll numbers from falling more. Let the Congressional Dems go home for Obamacare Christmas and Obamacare New Year.

    And let the Obamacare stories keep leaking out. Obamacare shit insurance plans exclude all the top cancer research hospitals because they are too expensive and “inefficient”. Since I know from personal experience that MD Anderson Cancer Center consults, diagnoses, and then sends you to your local treatment facility with a treatment plan because it is cheaper and lets patients stay home, the Obamacare mouthpieces are fucking liars and everyone knows it.

  3. angienc says:

    The composition of that picture makes it look like Obama is taking a piss. Seriously, are these morons in the WH PR department so enthralled with TFG they can’t see the obvious?

  4. driguana says:

    Good point about Thatcher…but in obamaeyes she had three strikes against her….conservative, feminine and white. All that dumb phrase “post racial” means to Obama is that he can create a new, more racist, more divisive moment in history. Pathetic….and just wait for the “Madiba” (Mandela’s affectionate name that you know he will drop….bet ya a beer!) speechifying!! Hope there’s some good basketball games on Tuesday night.

  5. driguana says:

    then there’s this little gem to begin a Monday morning….from Common Whore, I mean Common Core…I fear for our grandchildren…http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/12/common-core-writing-assignment-think-like-a-nazi-and-explain-why-jews-are-evil-video/

    • Somebody says:

      Oh my that is an “interesting” assignment. I understand what they’re trying to teach, but there were better ways to accomplish it.

      That assignment reminds me of my son’s 11th grade English teacher. She gave the students a writing assignment about a school shooting they had to write from the shooter’s perspective, starting with a motive and a plan. That assignment was withdrawn after complaints to the principal and that was her one and only year teaching in this district.

      BTW there was one student that happily completed that assignment, creepy little turd he was. He now works for DHS, true story!!

  6. Ann says:

    I saw this on G+ where the comments were ridiculous and surreal (republicans had input, this will make healthcare available for everyone, you must want people to die if you don’t back this, etc., etc)


    My insurance now is worse under Obamacare, just as this person’s is – the difference is my policy rate went down (NYS). I too wanted to continue with my better insurance plan, even if it did cost more.

    I do not agree with his take on “Medicare for all”, however. I still think it is doable, but after Obamacare, unlikely in my lifetime. Maybe that was the point of Obamacare?

    • Lulu says:

      That is the point of Obamacare. NO CHOICE. None. All of the advantages of higher premiums, higher deductibles, tiny provider networks, no specialty providers, no teaching or charity hospitals, is to enrich the insurers and punish people. It was written completely by insurance lobbyists with a nod to the angry radicals who want to control the public through health care terrorism. They can’t say it publicly yet but the intent is for sick people to just die and not cost so much so it can be spent on the interests of the people in power. Why pay for sick people who are going to die anyway, have worthless lives (in the the self appointed elites opinion) when all of this money can be spent on cool stuff like green energy or some such shit. This is what they think.

  7. DeniseVB says:

    Meanwhile, they had quite the send off party last night. Not really, but great photos, even a Theresa Heinz Kerry sighting. She’s aged or is it just standing next to Miss Flouncy-FLOTUS makes it appear that way?


    I’m starting to think these awards are for donors only since there’s a limited number of Ambassadorships available.

    • Mary says:

      I’m gonna guess the theme for the evening was NOT income inequality, right?


    • elliesmom says:

      THK looks like someone who has been ill. I think it’s the tilt of her head. With everyone else looking up, it makes her look frail. I don’t know if it’s her dress or her wig, but Michelle looks like she’s aged, too. While the dress is lovely and actually fits her, combined with the tousled “bedhead” look, it comes off “prommy”. Nothing makes a woman look older than trying to look younger than she is. A more elegant hairdo could have made the dress stunning. And a different color. The teal “yellows” her skin tone. That teal color needs a redhead. I have a badge from the fashion police.

    • Constance says:

      Regarding MO’s dress: I don’t like the down drooping useless fabric that traps her arms and gives a droopy line at boob level. She has great arms why cover them in such a droopy way. A nice, beautiful, rich fabric shawl would have been more attractive.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Funniest comment I’ve seen so far, “Why are her boobs wearing drapes?”

      • Lulu says:

        Bronco would have looked better in that dress. He has smaller shoulders.

        • Constance says:

          Well who ever dresses MO doesn’t seem to realize her age or status. Remember those over the knee boots and the flouncy dress for church? YIKES! The dress last night draped nicely in the skirt and the color was a darker Christmas green in some other pictures. Since I live on the west coast I have spent a lot of time around 5’11” 165 pound girl water polo players who work out daily by treading water while holding milk gallons full of water above their heads (and who have zero problem attracting male adoration) so I am not bothered by the muscular shoulders and arms. If she wanted to distract from them because she lives on the east coast where women hobble themselves with idiotic shoes, starve themselves to fit fashion designed by misogynist gay men and act submissive with the head wag and question talk then she should have found the most amazing piece of black fabric and had a shawl made from it. Those weird droopy arm draperies …I can’t even imagine what they were thinking. And another thing when a woman has arms and shoulders like MO if someone insults her for it, rip his F’ing head from his body and carry on.

  8. fif says:

    To be a great diplomat takes maturity – you have to put your own ego aside to achieve a higher goal. Does that sound like Obama? I recently heard an old interview with Mandela, and he was asked how he forgave his captors and oppressors after his prison release. He said he focused on the limited time he had available to change the country and his own residual anger would not serve that purpose, so he used his mind and will to rise above it. Obama is childish and driven by vanity – he does not have that capacity.

    • Mary says:

      One doesn’t imagine a man like Mandela, after election as prez, speaking to his opposition and saying, “I won.” Nuff said.

    • elliesmom says:

      What does Obama have to be angry about? He was raised in a two-parent family (even if it was his grandparents), went to some of the most prestigious schools in the country but isn’t held to any standard of educational accomplishment, fell into jobs that didn’t require him to do anything, made millions off of a couple of books somebody else probably wrote, married a woman who has the best toned arms in the country who can’t spell or string two sentences together but has a law degree from Harvard, became President without having to work for it, and spends a lot of time playing at being the most powerful man on the planet without being responsible for anything. Just who is he angry with? Does he not realize if Stanley Ann had married the little white boy next door, he would likely have none of that? He would have been just another, middle class, (perhaps with an above average IQ who knows?), kid like the rest of us?

      • Lulu says:

        I think he was raised by resentful people who were not very successful at anything but being resentful. They were also scammers or at least both of his parents were in some form or another. They considered themselves great intellectuals but were not so great with the intellectualism. They were accomplished with the veneer of it but not the work that accompanies it. It was mostly big talk and failure and dire screwups. Grandma seems to be the only one who showed up for work. Mom, dad, and grandpa just sort of faked it just like Bronco. Then they are MORE resentful. It is a vicious cycle.

      • Worshipping the IQ thing continues to bother me, probably because I was stuck with that tag in my first job and shunted aside off the promotional path. So I’ve seen how that “tag,” effects the way others treat the tagged. In 404’s case there’s ample evidence the IQ plus blackness paved the way to automatic success sans accomplishment. Just saying.

        • DeniseVB says:

          Same with Michelle. Given every opportunity to achieve great accomplishment, which she did as a Harvard law grad, she managed to throw it away for easier money.

          I probably would have had more respect for both of them if they had walked the talk and opened a legal aid office. According to their former co-workers, neither were willing to do the “grunt” work as new attorneys.

        • What a waste. My mom woulda killed me @ 35 if I’d followed that kind of path.

      • piper says:

        Toned arms that look like they belong to a football player.

    • Constance says:

      I don’t think Obama sees America as a great country and he isn’t trying to preserve and protect what is good about our real culture (as opposed to fake media culture). Mandela was working for the good of his country and people and was unusually smart. Obama isn’t impressively smart, if he were his past and accomplishments at college wouldn’t need to be covered up.

    • threewickets says:

      Don’t know of a President before GObama who didn’t put the interest and well-being of the nation ahead of his personal success and image.

  9. Constance says:

    “When Margaret Thatcher died in April 2013 Obama sent some retired Republicans and a former ambassador to her funeral, but neither he nor Joe Biden attended”

    Well Margaret Thatcher was just a historic woman politician and you know how the Democrat party deals with women politicians. It’s surprising they didn’t also hang her in effigy and wear “Margret is a c*nt” T-shirts tactics they use on American woman politicians.

    • lyn says:

      From the NYT (4/17/2013):

      “One of the few jarring notes at the ceremony came from supporters of Mrs. Thatcher, who called President Obama’s decision not to send any senior members of his administration to attend the funeral a slight, in view of Mrs. Thatcher’s influential role as President Ronald Reagan’s partner in facing down the Soviet Union. The American delegation was led by former Vice President Dick Cheney and two other veterans of Republican administrations, George P. Shultz, 92, and James A. Baker III, 82.

      “Funeral organizers said that they had invited all the former American presidents, but that none had accepted. Officials said they had cited a range of reasons, including poor health, in the case of the first President George Bush, and previous engagements, in the case of the second President Bush. Initially, organizers said there was a possibility that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton would attend, but she, too, declined, as did Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.”

      I have no respect for any Democrat today.

      • Constance says:

        And as usual Hillary acts like a fake man Democrat which is, of course the only way she can succeed as she is too old for the submissive head wagging question talk Kirsten Gillibrand uses to succeed in the party of Democrat pigs.

        • Constance says:

          Of course you all realize Hillary was a Republican before she was a Democrat.

        • lorac1 says:

          I don’t generally hold kids responsible for what they are trained in the small world of the childhood home…. Her parents were republicans, that’s what she knew. When she got to college and saw another perspective, she switched. By the time she was 27, she was part of the legal team prosecuting Nixon.

          And actually, this having seen both sides might have helped Hillary. I think we have all learned that neither party has all the answers, and that neither side has a corner on ethics. Both sides are full of….. well – politicians!

      • DeniseVB says:

        From Breitbart, which made me wonder why Obama didn’t just send the Clintons and GWBs to Mandela’s memorial ……


        • Lulu says:

          Because he needs to get out of town before the vacay. Things are shitty right now in DC and he needs to be scarce for a while.

  10. helenk3 says:

    stolen from a commenter at no quarter

  11. helenk3 says:


    I brought the whole post over. read about the pharma and what is going to happen to prescription prices

  12. DeniseVB says:

    Cheney’s payback for all the vile prog grave dancing over the past few years? Karma, baby, karma. “Yes, Obama Lied”.

  13. helenk3 says:


    the world will not wait for the next guy backtrack

    this is one hell of an indictment of backtrack’s diplomatic fails

  14. helenk3 says:


    when Karl Rove tells you to keep ezek emanuel off the air, you know you have a problem

  15. helenk3 says:


    whether or not you like Sarah Palin, you have to notice she finds the good in America, while backtrack does nothing but tear America down

    • DeniseVB says:

      She does inspire, but the vile progs will boycott her sponsors and put a full court press on the network to get her removed. Remember what happened to that show (??) Todd was on?

  16. DeniseVB says:

    I’m a fan of the awards’ shows because they’re like politics ! Right now, the Film Critics have held their pre-season kickoffs, L.A., NYC and DC … here’s DC’s results:


    DC’s is pretty similiar to the other results with the exception they found a special award for Oprah’s The Butler (Arts Editor: Best Depiction of Washington DC) instead of shutting her movie out entirely. Looks like 12 Years a Slave is going to be an early favorite to dominate the Biggie Awards Racist Categories during the regular season, sorry Oprah.

  17. The Klown says:

    I am gonna be really embarrassed as an American if Obama gets up at the memorial service and talks about himself again.

    • helenk3 says:

      now you know it will be 20 minutes of what the old dead guy taught me.
      How i have taken his ideas further then the old dead guy ever thought of doing.

    • DeniseVB says:

      He will. He will remember the day his aunt and uncle marched with Mandela…..oh wait ?

      On a serious note, I’m a little worried about the security. They’re hiring thousands of “extra” guards to help out. With world leaders from 70 countries attending, it sounds like a terrorist dream scenario, and that’s just in SA. Our SS hasn’t had the luxury of arriving a month in advance to prepare either.

  18. helenk3 says:


    you want to play the knock out game, we will show you how it is finished

  19. The Klown says:


    To watch MSNBC for an afternoon is not so much to be given a slanted account of what is happening here in America, but instead to witness a series of discussions about current events in parallel America II — a rather silly place in which the political center of gravity and all things Good are defined by the preferences of the faculty at Berkeley and the comments section of the Daily Kos and in which anyone who dissents from this position is believed to possess two heads, a black heart, and a pocket copy of Mein Kampf.

    America II, as anyone who watches the channel will discover rather swiftly, hosts a supermajority of well-meaning multi-culti, progressive types whose foolproof plans for explosive economic growth, uniform social justice, and general human utopia are constantly being undone by a blossoming white-supremacist movement, split apart by neo-secessionists, and existentially threatened by traitors whose defining characteristic is a never-quite-explained hatred for progress. America II features no gray areas whatsoever: All local variation is apartheid, each and every identification requirement is the second coming of Jim Crow, all criticism of the government is sedition. It’s exhausting.

  20. The Klown says:
  21. helenk3 says:

    Air Force One in Dakar, Senegal, for re-fueling while traveling to South Africa for Nelson Mandela’s memorial; Pool reporters say President George W. Bush visited press cabin – @KellyO

  22. helenk3 says:

    like this picture

  23. helenk3 says:


    backtrack cheers US taxpayers losing more than $10BILLION on GM

    has anyone taken a total of just how much the backtrack bunch has cost the American taxpayer with their very very bad policies

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