Obama pledges to help Africa, pays tribute to Mandela

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jjparkerjim wrote:

I thought the Obama dude was all concerned over global warming and the national debt? What a hypocrite tell everyone else to cut back on carbon output then take off to Africa. Typical Liberal hypocrisy? Do as I say and not as I do! A little like Al Gore wouldn’t you say? When is the rest of America going to wake up to this wind bag? I hope soon before he ruins our nation printing all this money. The Fed is afraid to turn off the presses because they know the consequence.

God bless America

Jun 27, 2013 10:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
jimmyv wrote:

What is Obama doing in Africa??

Jun 27, 2013 10:57pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Sonorama wrote:

The parties don’t matter too much, Jim. Neither do the politicians, or their policies, or their TV campaigns. If the rest of America wakes up to one windbag, they will wake up to all of the windbags.

Jun 27, 2013 10:59pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
jimmyv wrote:

The White House is closed to the public for tours, but the entourage takes several vacations as though money is no object. The first lady and children have had more than their share of vacations.

Jun 27, 2013 11:00pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Sonorama wrote:

It’s gotta be the windbag on your ‘team’, of course. Can’t just be the same old “Red is good, Blue is bad” all over again. Hate them both, Jim. Hate them both.

Jun 27, 2013 11:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
diddums wrote:

I hope Obama has the decency to refrain from wanting a photo op with a very, very, ill Mandela.

Jun 27, 2013 11:25pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Mickelenische wrote:

Africa is a hole. Obama will fit right in.

Jun 27, 2013 11:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ALALAYIIIAAAA wrote:

he usually have a burger on his mind.i feel sorry for the africans.american president there means new war.who knows this time they will fight against the lions and the zebras

Jun 28, 2013 4:07am EDT  --  Report as abuse
joe10082 wrote:

Obama sees a moral imperative to send aid to those in need in Africa but he sees no moral imperative to bring all our All Volunteer soldiers home immediately from Afghanistan and Iraq! Obama sees a moral imperative to aid those in Africa but he can justify giving rights to guy couples to legally marry. What we have here is a man who is unquestionably a hypocrite; without integrity; and has no business leading this nation as a president representing the best interests of all Americans. Mr. President; Go back to Chicago! Your services are no longer required!

Jun 28, 2013 8:36am EDT  --  Report as abuse
scythe wrote:

obama is hustling in Africa for monsanto’s frankenfood lobby

GM crops won’t help African farmers
http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/poverty-matters/2013/jun/24/gm-crops-african-farmers

Troubled Monsanto scales down GM hopes in Europe
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2002/aug/20/research.foodanddrink?INTCMP=SRCH

Monsanto and other GM firms are winning in the US – and globally
The US State Department has sadly joined the push to distribute GM crops around the world, whether people want them or not
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/may/14/monsanto-gm-crops-worldwide

Starving Zimbabwe shuns offer of GM maize
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2002/jun/01/gm.zimbabwenews?INTCMP=SRCH

Jun 28, 2013 8:43am EDT  --  Report as abuse
jennifer12 wrote:

You don’t suppose to be over a Country that HATE Americans or WANT something for America…………It is a lot of people that need to be fed in here.The only good news is that maybe the President decide to stay at his Home Country

Jun 28, 2013 8:46am EDT  --  Report as abuse
trex2561 wrote:

He should have given Africa the $100 million it cost us to send him and his family on this trip to Africa. He just as well could have stayed home. What exactly are we going to trade with them anyway. Our money for their resources.

Jun 28, 2013 9:04am EDT  --  Report as abuse
USA4 wrote:

maybe Obama should have skipped the africa vacation family tour and used some of the millions that it cost for food…

Jun 28, 2013 9:11am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Loucleve2 wrote:

where is Planned Parenthood when you need them.

Jun 28, 2013 9:20am EDT  --  Report as abuse
EconCassandra wrote:

How about the “moral imperative” of feeding his own nation first?

Or, perhaps, Obama has forgotten which nation that is supposed to be?

Jun 28, 2013 9:25am EDT  --  Report as abuse
ARJTurgot2 wrote:

@Sonorama

Not a problem. Haven’t heard from the NSA yet, but my Facebook page advocates ritual human sacrifice of politicians.

Jun 28, 2013 9:41am EDT  --  Report as abuse
lensmanb wrote:

So now that the Senate has passed the illegal immigrant bill giving obman a partial victory, let’s try helping everyone in Africa too. Why is it Americans have to be every poor persons savior?

Jun 28, 2013 10:07am EDT  --  Report as abuse
NNZZ wrote:

Obama can study Zimbabwe’s or “Old Rhodesia” case study. Zimbabwe was the bread basket of Africa because many corporations have invested in this country. And one day, this country has become unable to feed its people.
The solution is to bring the knowledge back to Africa and train African farmers.African will love to be independent and proud of their harvest. So, let us help them because America has the technology and knowledge. It should have happened 15 years ago.

Jun 28, 2013 10:22am EDT  --  Report as abuse
spagester wrote:

Obama’s moral imperatives are very select. How about a moral imperative to protect the unborn or to allow Americans to lives free of illegal searches of their private communications?

The president has mastered standing on the moral low ground.

Jun 28, 2013 10:30am EDT  --  Report as abuse
rcsdesign wrote:

“Obama sees ‘moral imperative’ to help feed Africa”

Of course he does, why help them feed themselves when you can keep them barefooted and down on the plantation. I’ve been eating all my vegetables for 60 years the the kids are still starving.

How about teaching them how to do, so they can eat for a lifetime.

Jun 28, 2013 10:30am EDT  --  Report as abuse
USAPragmatist wrote:

And another thread showing just how despicable the rightie/Obama haters really are.

Jun 28, 2013 10:32am EDT  --  Report as abuse
RPhillips111 wrote:

The Cold War is over. The US should quit trying to rule the world. Even if we wanted to, and the American people (unlike Obama and the bush family and the NEOCONS) do not wish to rule the planet, our nation is $16 trillion in debt and we cannot afford it.

No military involvement in Africa. No American taxpayer money for economic and political “development’ in Africa–or anywhere else, and no funds to reward American businesses which relocate and carry our jobs to Africa, or anywhere else.

Jun 28, 2013 10:39am EDT  --  Report as abuse
RPhillips111 wrote:

The Cold War is over. The US should quit trying to rule the world. Even if we wanted to, and the American people (unlike Obama and the bush family and the NEOCONS) do not wish to rule the planet, our nation is $16 trillion in debt and we cannot afford it.

No military involvement in Africa. No American taxpayer money for economic and political “development’ in Africa–or anywhere else, and no funds to reward American businesses which relocate and carry our jobs to Africa, or anywhere else.

Jun 28, 2013 10:39am EDT  --  Report as abuse
RPhillips111 wrote:

The Cold War is over. The US should quit trying to rule the world. Even if we wanted to, and the American people (unlike Obama and the bush family and the NEOCONS) do not wish to rule the planet, our nation is $16 trillion in debt and we cannot afford it.

No military involvement in Africa. No American taxpayer money for economic and political “development’ in Africa–or anywhere else, and no funds to reward American businesses which relocate and carry our jobs to Africa, or anywhere else.

Jun 28, 2013 10:39am EDT  --  Report as abuse

“Obama sees ‘moral imperative’ to help feed Africa”

More like a ‘moral imperative’ to enrich the military and tribal leaders who will confiscate the food shipments and sell them on the black market.

Jun 28, 2013 10:39am EDT  --  Report as abuse
margiel wrote:

Nelson Mandela is on life support and Obama thinks he should pay a visit? I really ache for Mandela that his historic actions have negated his ability to die peacefully with the dignity accorded an average person.

Jun 28, 2013 10:41am EDT  --  Report as abuse
HappyG wrote:

Then let him write a personal check…we’re broke.

Jun 28, 2013 10:44am EDT  --  Report as abuse
triumph900 wrote:

The old advice for presidents in trouble at home us, “When in trouble at home, take your show on the road and look presidential.” Advice well heeded.

Jun 28, 2013 10:46am EDT  --  Report as abuse
somatic60 wrote:

Obama has no moral authority to tell us what our moral obligations are.

Jun 28, 2013 10:47am EDT  --  Report as abuse
wtrash wrote:

Obama has no morals, he’s a narcissist of the first order. It’s all about him.

Jun 28, 2013 10:51am EDT  --  Report as abuse
arco55 wrote:

If Obama is really interested in Africa, he can ship them coal and power plants. Most of the back country has very limited electricity. Doctors must choose between light and refrigeration. Women there cook on open fires in huts, exposing them to carbon monoxide and other toxic elements. Electrification, vaccinations, modern drugs and water purification would save tens of millions. GE just developed an economical filter capable of removing salt and other impurities from sea water.

Our industries could help sub Saharan nations develop their natural resources, lifting them out of poverty.

Of course, what they will probably get is a telepromptor lecture and a set of CD of his campaign speeches.

Jun 28, 2013 11:03am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Cogito wrote:

Fine, right after his policies get the 11,769,000 U.S. citizens that are unemployed back to work, after the 89,705,000 citizens dropped from the ‘labor market’ back into the labor market, after the 47,727,052 citizens off of food stamps, and right after bringing the 50,045,000 U.S. citizens out of poverty.

Certainly that is a greater moral imperative.

Jun 28, 2013 11:04am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Cogito wrote:

Fine, right after his policies get the 11,769,000 U.S. citizens that are unemployed back to work, after the 89,705,000 citizens dropped from the ‘labor market’ back into the labor market, after the 47,727,052 citizens off of food stamps, and right after bringing the 50,045,000 U.S. citizens out of poverty.

Certainly that is a greater moral imperative.

Jun 28, 2013 11:04am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Cogito wrote:

Fine, right after his policies get the 11,769,000 U.S. citizens that are unemployed back to work, after the 89,705,000 citizens dropped from the ‘labor market’ back into the labor market, after the 47,727,052 citizens off of food stamps, and right after bringing the 50,045,000 U.S. citizens out of poverty.

Certainly that is a greater moral imperative.

Jun 28, 2013 11:04am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Cogito wrote:

Fine, right after his policies get the 11,769,000 U.S. citizens that are unemployed back to work, after the 89,705,000 citizens dropped from the ‘labor market’ back into the labor market, after the 47,727,052 citizens off of food stamps, and right after bringing the 50,045,000 U.S. citizens out of poverty.

Certainly that is a greater moral imperative.

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Cogito wrote:

Fine, right after his policies get the 11,769,000 U.S. citizens that are unemployed back to work, after the 89,705,000 citizens dropped from the ‘labor market’ back into the labor market, after the 47,727,052 citizens off of food stamps, and right after bringing the 50,045,000 U.S. citizens out of poverty.

Certainly that is a greater moral imperative.

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Cogito wrote:

Fine, right after his policies get the 11,769,000 U.S. citizens that are unemployed back to work, after the 89,705,000 citizens dropped from the ‘labor market’ back into the labor market, after the 47,727,052 citizens off of food stamps, and right after bringing the 50,045,000 U.S. citizens out of poverty.

Certainly that is a greater moral imperative.

Jun 28, 2013 11:04am EDT  --  Report as abuse
hawkeye19 wrote:

A man with no morals at all sees a ‘moral imperative’? The Emperor has no clothes.

Jun 28, 2013 11:05am EDT  --  Report as abuse
mmilesll wrote:

With all the problems facing our country the clown aka community organizer goes off on a $100 million vacation. Now he won’t even answer questions. Who does he think he works for. Where is Carter?

Jun 28, 2013 11:12am EDT  --  Report as abuse
nunyabusyness wrote:

I know where he could have found $100,000,000 that could have been put to MUCH better use.

Jun 28, 2013 11:15am EDT  --  Report as abuse
IronBalls wrote:

Really? We have a moral imperative to spend billions of our tax dollars on Africa? Why is that? Why not feed the entire hungry world? And aren’t there already enough charities doing that for decades? I see them on television all the time. Fix America and the damage you did to it you moron!

Jun 28, 2013 11:16am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Sensibility wrote:

Where’s the moral imperative to feed the poor in the U.S.? Oh that’s right, we need to take all the money away from the faith-based organizations that do that because they oppose abortion. Right.

Jun 28, 2013 11:16am EDT  --  Report as abuse
interpcurves wrote:

pandering more, spending other people’s money again

Jun 28, 2013 11:19am EDT  --  Report as abuse
usa.wi.vet.4q wrote:

You screwed up the US so completely you now want to wreck Africa? They do not need socialism either?

Jun 28, 2013 11:21am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Pardonme wrote:

Teach a man to farm and he will eat forever, give a man obama food and he will starve.

Jun 28, 2013 11:26am EDT  --  Report as abuse
correct wrote:

Is it not the height of racism and condescension to assume a group of people couldn’t live without your help? The fallacy of Western, self-rightous altruism is that it is based in their own self-imposed guilt. The real ironic tragedy is that perpetual welfare only ensures perpetual dependancy.

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correct wrote:

Is it not the height of racism and condescension to assume a group of people couldn’t live without your help? The fallacy of Western, self-rightous altruism is that it is based in their own self-imposed guilt. The real ironic tragedy is that perpetual welfare only ensures perpetual dependancy.

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correct wrote:

Is it not the height of racism and condescension to assume a group of people couldn’t live without your help? The fallacy of Western, self-rightous altruism is that it is based in their own self-imposed guilt. The real ironic tragedy is that perpetual welfare only ensures perpetual dependancy.

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MarianoP wrote:

They could expand on the Zimbabwe model. They sure straightened out Rhodesia.

Jun 28, 2013 11:31am EDT  --  Report as abuse
vicvega wrote:

I traveled by backpack for 3 months in west africa and here is a good story.

It was a very expensive place to travel, especially for white people. African’s are very racist and only see us as a dollar sign. I was mugged or ripped off almost daily. An english couple in their 20s got there and couldn’t afford it. So, they bought bikes and a tent. They rode into this one village in gambia (I think) on the border with ivory coast (where I met them). They rode into this village and the children ran away because they had never seen white people. The adults ran up to them and asked if they were there to give them their bikes.

They only go to church to get free clothes. The more we feed them the more they will breed. They are fat and don’t seem to need food. Maybe in Niger they do, but certainly not everywhere.

Jun 28, 2013 11:34am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Obsilutely wrote:

socialism? lol derp derp derp

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JRTerrance wrote:

Maybe our little ebony prince feels a moral obligation to feed Africa, but I don’t. I’m sick of socialists with no end to the “good” they want to do with other people’s money.

Jun 28, 2013 11:37am EDT  --  Report as abuse
MarianoP wrote:

Apply the Zimbabwe model.

Jun 28, 2013 11:43am EDT  --  Report as abuse
freods wrote:

Great idea. Let’s do to a whole continent what we’ve done to so many Americans: make them dependent on others.

Jun 28, 2013 11:45am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Billion003 wrote:

“Feed Africa”…Sounds like…”We don’t think you can do things for yourself. We will make you dependent as soon as possible.”

Jun 28, 2013 11:47am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Billion003 wrote:

“Feed Africa”…Sounds like…”We don’t think you can do things for yourself. We will make you dependent as soon as possible.”

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correct wrote:

Is it not the height of racism and condescension to assume a group of people couldn’t live without your help? The fallacy of Western, self-rightous altruism is that it is based in their own self-imposed guilt. The real ironic tragedy is that perpetual welfare only ensures perpetual dependancy.

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correct wrote:

Is it not the height of condescension to assume a group of people couldn’t live without your help? The fallacy of Western, self-rightous altruism is that it is based in their own self-imposed guilt. The real ironic tragedy is that perpetual welfare only ensures perpetual dependancy.

Jun 28, 2013 11:50am EDT  --  Report as abuse
correct wrote:

Is it not the height of condescension to assume a group of people couldn’t live without your help? The fallacy of Western, self-rightous altruism is that it is based in their own self-imposed guilt. The real ironic tragedy is that perpetual welfare only ensures perpetual dependancy.

Jun 28, 2013 11:50am EDT  --  Report as abuse
jimtwans wrote:

Obama should pay back the hundreds of millions he took for vacations and private parties then he can feed Americans.

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jubal wrote:

We all know the names “Charles Darwin,” and “Albert Schweitzer.” Look up their opinions about Africa and its native inhabitants. If one looks at history, the development of a culture is easily gauged by the domestication of livestock, or even easier, the development of specialized canine assistants. If you prefer something more current, look to ‘South Africa,’ and what happened to their agriculture and economy when the bulk of those nasty Europeans left.

Jun 28, 2013 11:54am EDT  --  Report as abuse
sarahjane wrote:

Dear Barack,

Screw you and your liberal policies. Here is a news flash for you, the monies that LBJ pumped into eliminating poverty in the US did not work, in fact after your cash injection, it is worse. Poverty is at the same rate or worse since LBJ and you. Let me tell you why. You want to enable it by providing a fish, a loaf of bread, cheese wiz etc. You and your ilk have done zero to have the recipients of such benefits to get out and do it themselves. Why get off of the couch and your put down the cell phone that you have so adequately provided, to produce something other than another entitlement baby? Africa is corrupt. It is run by chieftains who line their pockets, provide cocaine, clothing, shelter, and heavy arms to a military which supports their control. You want a moral obligation of helping? Empower them to take care of themselves, providing a business environment which is less regulated and taxed out of existence. There will be always those who produce and those that only consume. That is the trouble with the nirvana libtard view, you want it fair and equal for all. It has not existed since Thor killed the animal to feed his family and beat up Hans for a larger spot in the cave for trying to steal his dinner. Get use to it.

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FortheFuture wrote:

The only windbags I’ve noticed are ignorant hatemongers on this comments page (and ohmygoodness they’re usually conservative Republicans!)

God bless America X2

Jun 28, 2013 12:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
snewsom2997 wrote:

There is no moral imperative to feed Africa, Africa has the moral responsibility to feed themselves or have fewer children.

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snewsom2997 wrote:

There is no moral imperative to feed Africa, Africa has the moral responsibility to feed themselves or have fewer children.

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vicvega wrote:

Isn’t it racist to look at a whole continent and assume they are all too stupid to feed themselves?

Jun 28, 2013 12:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
vicvega wrote:

Isn’t it racist to look at a whole continent and assume they are all too stupid to feed themselves?

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sarahjane wrote:

VicVega, no it is not. You sorta proved the point, Africa has not elevated itself to take care of themselves. But as a libtard the first thing you want to throw out their is “racist”. I guess white cracker does not fit the wikipedia level nor definition of racism, huh?

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sirandrew wrote:

He wants to feed Africa while we have 50 million on food stamps
He forgets that South Africa white settler’s farms were the bread basket of Africa until the Black leaders(?) kicked them out,took over their property and gave the land to relatives that had no farming ability. From a food exporter to the rest of Africa it no long grows enough to feed their own people.
Obama,you are a disgrace

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slowboat2 wrote:

He doesn’t speak for me. It isn’t my imperative.

Jun 28, 2013 1:05pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
danhan wrote:

Black unemployment is twice white unemployment in the US. Black youth unemployment hovers at 50%. I would think Barry would think of his own country first.

Maybe he can call Vlad or one of the other world leaders he is so thick with and get ‘er done that way.

Jun 28, 2013 1:06pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
miscalienous wrote:

As long as Obama is in Africa he isn’t screwing things up here. In fact, if he would just golf more the whole world would be better off.

Talk about a clueless individual.

If there is any moral imperative with regard to Africa it’s to stop sending millions of dollars to tyrants which facilitates repression, and to teach them to feed themselves. It isn’t exactly like Africa is incapable of producing enough food for it’s inhabitants.

Jun 28, 2013 1:12pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Lemming wrote:

Foreign Aid along with war(s) on credit… nope nothing new here! Meanwhile American’s struggle to pay their day to day bills…. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results (food for thought)

Jun 28, 2013 1:20pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Nowhere_Man wrote:

Read Between The Lines: it is a “moral imperative” to continue pouring millions of dollars annually down the proverbial rat hole, AKA the continent of Africa.

Jun 28, 2013 1:28pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
calabash72 wrote:

Feed someone and you just made him not hungry for a day. Teach a person to grow food and fend for themselves and you feed that person for life. Do we live in the desert? no. Can we grow food in the desert? no. So why do these poor dumb fools continue to live in an area that is a desert? Move them to a land that is not in a drought region and show them how to grow food. Stop with the handouts because that’s all they expect. Just like inner city people living off Odumbo handouts and free cell phones. Where is the drive to get better?

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randburg100 wrote:

Errrrrrrr Obamamamamamama….you’re WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY too late…China has been running South Africa & Zimbabwe amongst others…for years!! ROFLMAO!

Jun 28, 2013 2:25pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Ofailure wrote:

I do not want to see people starve, especially children, and would support helping with food aid. But, only under the stipulation that the food delivered would contain some type of birth control that would prevent further population growth. People who cannot feed their own children should not be producing more of them and creating further suffering. At the point in time that they no longer need others to feed them and can produce their own food, they will no longer be affected by that birth control can continue procreating.

Jun 28, 2013 2:28pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Moral imperative? Say what?

For years, the liberal dems have been telling the pubs that they cannot impose their morality on others. And now, the King democRAT wants to impose his philosophy of morality on the rest of us.

Jun 28, 2013 2:28pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
randburg100 wrote:

sirandrew wrote:

He wants to feed Africa while we have 50 million on food stamps
He forgets that South Africa white settler’s farms were the bread basket of Africa until the Black leaders(?) kicked them out,took over their property and gave the land to relatives that had no farming ability. From a food exporter to the rest of Africa it no long grows enough to feed their own people.
Obama,you are a disgrace

ummmm I think like many, you are getting confused with Zimababwe…..it’s just to the NORTH of South Africa on that large continent between South America and India…..now, South America is that place south of Mexico..and India is the BIG continent just south of the Himalayas….got it?

Jun 28, 2013 2:38pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Ofailure wrote:

I do not want to see people starve, especially children, and would support helping with food aid. But, only under the stipulation that the food delivered would contain some type of birth control that would prevent further population growth. People who cannot feed their own children should not be producing more of them and creating further suffering. At the point in time that they no longer need others to feed them and can produce their own food, they will no longer be affected by that birth control can continue procreating.

Jun 28, 2013 2:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
bjd55 wrote:

It is a moral imperative to take care of our own people FIRST … before trying to take care of the rest of the world. Elderly, catastrophic victims, VETS(!!), sick children, Native Am. Indians, homeless, as a few examples. This country has never been in worse shape and here we are living high on the hog and dolling out millions, many times to people who wish us harm.

Jun 28, 2013 2:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Shootist wrote:

So, tell me again, why can’t Africa feed Africa?

Jun 28, 2013 2:44pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
elvis66 wrote:

Obama is in Africa to recruit them under the new immigration law and sign them up for food stamps and Obamacare. It seems he is unable to bankrupt the US fast enough with supporting those in this hemisphere so he went looking for populations on whom he could spend more.

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rolandotx2 wrote:

It is also a moral imperative to bankrupt America

Jun 28, 2013 3:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
topsykrets wrote:

seriously , this jerk needs to go for sure

Jun 28, 2013 3:10pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
IrateNate wrote:

Hungry, schmungry – I have an idea, Mr President – let’s ship Africa a whole bunch of that ethanol we cook up from corn. Why, just think of the gas mileage savings they’ll experience…

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Normal_Guy wrote:

I’m starving. Me too. Let’s us have some more kids…

Jun 28, 2013 3:29pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Normal_Guy wrote:

I’m starving. Me too. Let’s us have some more kids…

Jun 28, 2013 3:29pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Normal_Guy wrote:

Instead of more food, how ’bout more birth control?

Jun 28, 2013 3:31pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Normal_Guy wrote:

Instead of more food, how ’bout more birth control?

Jun 28, 2013 3:31pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Normal_Guy wrote:

Obama: Remember me. I’m the colored guy that promised to spend white folks money on you. I be counting on your vote when I running for preezy of the united nations.

Jun 28, 2013 3:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
NogginAbroad wrote:

Moral imperative to feed Africa…. this is not new. During the 19th century it was referred to as the “White Man’s burden”. For “burden” one could substitute “obligation”. Bah. “Good money after bad” has always failed.

Jun 28, 2013 3:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
margiel wrote:

How about the “moral imperative” to provide your fellow citizens with a job and the ability to support your family? Obama should fous on the citizens of this country before demanding we borrow even more money to take care of foreigners.

Jun 28, 2013 3:44pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Lowell_Thinks wrote:

“USAPragmatist wrote:
And another thread showing just how despicable the rightie/Obama haters really are.”

People are just calling it the way they see it. No amount of liberal media spin can justify Obama spending $100 million on a trip to Africa…has he nothing more important on his plate? N. Korea, Iran, Syrian massacres, Taliban poised to take over in Afghanistan, Iraq policy a failure (even if you blame Bush), IRS criminals, NSA gestapo…..sigh.

Jun 28, 2013 3:45pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
heinoushall wrote:

the peoples of that continent have starved to death, murdered each other, and enslaved each other for as long as the continent has been inhabited. what have they ever done on their own to improve their lot? you cannot help people who will not help themselves.

Jun 28, 2013 4:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
cfulbright wrote:

The whole reason Obama was going to South Africa was to get a photo taken with Nelson Mandela. What a crock!

Jun 28, 2013 4:21pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Problem solved
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Jun 28, 2013 4:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
xnavygunner1 wrote:

Here’s an idea. Quit wasting money on other countries and keep the tax dollars here at home. Africa is not our responsibility.

Jun 28, 2013 4:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
rv2000sales wrote:

It would be most glorious if someone where to kill the fool in his simian homeland – I can only hope and pray!!!

Jun 28, 2013 4:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BUCKEYEGAL wrote:

My husband and I don’t get it..How can Obama pledge all of this support when the citizens of the United States have NO say? We have so many of our own problems here, including the National Debt. I hope Congress tells him to “shove it”. We think that mailers should be sent out to all legal citizens of the US asking how they vote on this..simple, Yes or No. I’ll wager 90% would say NO. Plus, it sure would help out the broken postal system.

Jun 28, 2013 4:46pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Obama may have dark skin but he certainly care about Africa, except that China is now more trusted than the United States and he, Obama, is trying to use his color to halt Chinese gains.
But it isn’t working. “Nearly 1,000 trade unionists, Muslim activists and South African Communist Party members marched through the capital to the U.S. Embassy, where they burned an American flag and called Obama’s foreign policy “arrogant and oppressive,” says the story.

Jun 28, 2013 4:48pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BUCKEYEGAL wrote:

Didn’t we send folks there to introduce them to condoms and birth control? How’s that goin’ for us?

Jun 28, 2013 4:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
nixonfan wrote:

Mandela has the same doctor as General Franco. When it’s convenient for Zuma and the funeral plans are finalized, the plug will be pulled on his respirator.

Jun 28, 2013 5:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Mandela = terrorist

Obama = terrorist apologist (and terrorist)

Jun 28, 2013 5:16pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

I used to be a terrorist apologist once… But then I discovered Snowden….

Jun 28, 2013 5:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

I used to be a terrorist apologist once… But then I discovered Snowden….

Jun 28, 2013 5:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
WyattEarp wrote:

Actually, I do not want my tax dollars helping Africa or any other country capable of helping themselves.

Jun 28, 2013 5:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Mandela hated whities… Obama is a half-whitie… Mandela would have hated him only half as strong, but still he would have hated him…

Jun 28, 2013 5:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
lancet wrote:

What a punk marxist. It is not a moral responsiblility nor is it MY responsibility to feed africa. It is their moral responsibility

Jun 28, 2013 5:37pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
LBlanks wrote:

Trillions of dollars have been dumped into Africa over the past 60 years with absolutely zero positive effect. On a Continent with so much natural resources, they should be one of the worlds riches areas. But with the corruption, crime, ignorance, disease, etc., they have nothing and are probably in worse shape than they were 60 years ago.
Self rule just doesn’t work for any of the countries on that continent. Rhodesia was the breadbasket for Africa. It’s now in ruin and broke. South Africa’s capitol city Johannesburg, was a beautiful, safe city. Now it’s a crime ridden, ruin.
The only thing that will work in Africa would be the return of Colonialism and a strong presence of control.
I even believe the people that recall life under Colonialism would welcome it’s return.

Jun 28, 2013 6:07pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
DocScience wrote:

Obama has no clue that when HIS policy burns US corn for ethanol and prints money, raising the global prices of food commodities, HE is the one taking food out of the mouths of the poor, in Africa and globally.

Greens, particularly those jetting over the world in their own plane, never accept that THEIR ideology and policies cause others to suffer.

Jun 28, 2013 6:29pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
USSR wrote:

Just curious, Does anyone belieleve anything that POS says or does? JUst a curiosity question.

Jun 28, 2013 6:58pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
USSR wrote:

Just curious, Does anyone belieleve anything that POS says or does? JUst a curiosity question.

Jun 28, 2013 6:59pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
russhaney wrote:

Obama has secretly signed a deal with the nations of Africa that sold their own people into slavery for all the rest of their people to be classified as illegal immigrants and thereby eligible for food stamps, free cell phones, free college entrance scholarships, ability to vote multiple times in any election the democrats need help in stealing, and a free get out of jail race card.

Jun 28, 2013 8:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Carlyle_ny wrote:

I just got finished reading a book called the Polity of Beasts. Boy oh boy if that isn’t Obama et al in a nutshell!

Jun 30, 2013 5:09pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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