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    re: Obama: Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Nelson Mandela [W:382]

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    Okay, one is primarily economic system, and the other is a political. Whether you want to admit it or not, he is the only reason there are free, democratic elections in South Africa. Hell, he was so important that he broadcasted for us several speeches on Freedom Radio Program, or w.e that was called. Can't we just honor a great man?
    Of course we can honor him, we have been, where did I say we shouldn't. But not in a way that was reserved for Americans. We shouldn't give him the Congressional Medal of Honor either. Or the US Freedom Medal.

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    re: Obama: Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Nelson Mandela [W:382]

    We'll have to agree to disagree on this one Hamster..
    Every day that man speaks, the GOP Congress parrots his remarks later in the day along with FOX..
    I give credit where it is due and predicted he would be this influential after he survived his second bankrupcy 30 some years ago..

    Have you heard of any GOP politicians saying anything good about Mandela..
    I really want to know .

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    You know, that kind of thinking may of applied a few years ago. But with as much diversity in thought that is in the republican party now, that no longer applies. There's a lot of people who never listen Rush believe it or not.
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    re: Obama: Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Nelson Mandela [W:382]

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    It's always about bashing Obama isn't it..
    Soon he'll be accused by the right-wing hate machine of distracting from PPACA, as we've seen from the GOP for two months..
    Feigning that over 20 million listeners aren't influenced along with the GOP House will never pass the smell test .
    Well, in this case, since it's President Obama ordering it, who else would YOU say is responsible? The rest is just the same old warmed over nonsense from you. Face it, you like listening to Rush, it gives you a thrill to yell at the radio.

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    re: Obama: Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Nelson Mandela [W:382]

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Hey Pero..I'm wondering what it was like around here when Ted Kennedy died, if this Mandela stuff is any indication..

    I'm sure GOP Politicians will have the continued gag order on for their own good .
    I don't know, but I do believe one should have respect for the recently departed regardless of political ideology. But that is just me. I fail to see how being a Republican or Democrat, a conservative or liberal has to do with paying ones respects. If not paying one's respects at least letting the guy get buried before demonizing the man. But perhaps it is because I am one from an older generation.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    re: Obama: Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Nelson Mandela [W:382]

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    Nice to know that those of us who disapprove of terrorism and murder, and are not eager to honor someone notorious for his connection thereto, are “in an extremist minority that are stuck in a cold war mentality with wilful [sic] ignorance and vintage information.”
    When did Mandela commit terrorism and murder?

    You are literally ignoring reality.

    He never condoned or supported necklacing and he never advocated the killing of innocents, before he went to prison the ANC only committed acts of sabotage.

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    re: Obama: Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Nelson Mandela [W:382]

    Actually, MSNBC gives me Rush's greatest hits every day..
    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Well, in this case, since it's President Obama ordering it, who else would YOU say is responsible? The rest is just the same old warmed over nonsense from you. Face it, you like listening to Rush, it gives you a thrill to yell at the radio.
    I just want to know what the "clownboys" are listening to, clownboy..
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    re: Obama: Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Nelson Mandela [W:382]

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Cool. But answer this, why do we lower the NATION'S flag to half staff in the first place?
    I just don't have a problem with it for someone who played such a prominent, positive role on the national stage.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    re: Obama: Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Nelson Mandela [W:382]

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Rush will let the rightists know on Monday what to think, as he did with the Pope..

    GOP politicians are scared to death to speak until Rush gives them the go-ahead to trash Mandela .
    To be fair to Rush, and not that he particularly deserves it, he has been overall praising Mandela. Of course, he's using his praise of Mandela to blast U.S. civil rights leaders and Obama, which is par for the course.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    re: Obama: Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Nelson Mandela [W:382]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    I just don't have a problem with it for someone who played such a prominent, positive role on the national stage.
    Except he didn't so there's not even that reason for it.

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    re: Obama: Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Nelson Mandela [W:382]

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Except he didn't so there's not even that reason for it.
    Of course he did.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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