Obama celebrates dictators and homophobes

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Michelle Obama said it:

‘The blood of Africa runs through my veins’

Then Obama said it:

‘The blood of Africa runs through our family’

Gee, that’s great. Exactly why one might be proud of it is a good question.

For all his blather about human rights, Barack Obama celebrated the monsters of Africa at the White House.

Obama’s monsters ball: How the White House opened its doors to some of Africa’s most evil dictators and homophobes and turned blind eye to their human rights record. Leaders were invited to the White House for the first ever US Africa summit. Included were dictators and despots with shocking human rights records. Obama’s speech barely acknowledged the oppression rife across Africa.

President Barack Obama drew the diplomatic line somewhere at the first ever U.S-Africa summit at the White House this week by not inviting Zimbabwe’s brutal dictator Robert Mugabe.

But the guest list still included several other African leaders with only slightly better human rights records.

The White House promoted the summit as the largest-ever gathering of African leaders in the United States, with more than 50 countries represented.

The red carpet was rolled out for Equatorial Guinea’s Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who shot or jailed virtually all his political opponents, Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh, who threatened to ‘cut off the head’ of any homosexuals in the country and for Cameroon’s Paul Biya, who has the dubious honor of ranking 19th on author David Wallechinsky’s 2006 list of the world’s 20 worst living dictators.

Many of the leaders were later photographed in the White House, posing for individual portraits with Obama and the First Lady.

The President’s opening speech avoided the prickly issues of homophobia and torture and instead sought out similarities between the two continents.

He opened with: ‘I stand before you as the president of the United States, a proud American. I also stand before you as the son of a man from Africa’.

Before going on to say: ‘Our faith traditions remind us of the inherent dignity of every human being and that our work as nations must be rooted in empathy and compassion for each other, as brothers and as sisters.’

Here we run the rule over nine of the most controversial leaders who enjoyed the lavish affair.

Among the honorees:

Paul Biya has the dubious honour of ranking nineteenth on author David Wallechinsky’s 2006 list of the world’s 20 worst living dictators. The Cameroon’s grip on his country’s presidency has remained tight since he came to power in 1983 and there have been widespread allegations of fraud and voting consistencies in every election cycle. In fact, Mr Wallechinsky claims in the Huffington Post Biya is credited with the innovative election fraud tactic of paying for a set of international observers to certify his elections as legitimate.

There are lots more.

Goodluck Jonathan, president of Nigeria, signed harsh anti-gay laws this year. They criminalise gay relationships, being involved in gay societies and organizations and gay marriages. Violation of this law can result in up to 14 years in prison, with dozens of homosexuals already jailed. Jonathan also sparked major controversy over his decision in 2012 to end fuel subsidies. He is also accused of pardoning corrupt politicians.

Pictured outside the White House waving and grinning with his wife President Obiang of Equatorial Guinea is Africa’s longest serving dictator after seizing power from his uncle and mentor (who used to hang regime critics from the capital’s street lights) in 1979.

Since then he has won the yearly elections with 99% of the vote. Taking the lead from his uncle, he has since had shot or jailed virtually all political opponents and ruled the country with an iron fist. Despite running one of sub-Saharas biggest oil-producing countries and amassing a personal wealth in excess of an estimated $600million, he’s far from generous with his riches.

The average income of his citizens is $2 a day, few live beyond 53 and 20 per cent of children die before they reach five years of age. Last year the country ranked 163 out of 177 on Transparency International. There is no freedom of the press, the country’s one television station is government-run and clean water is scarce. In 2011, the United States’ Department of Justice made moves to seize more than $70 million in assets from President Obiang’s son, Teodorin Nguema Obiang Mangue.

Obama bombed Muammar Gaddafi to hell because of his abuse of human rights.

President Barack Obama hailed Muammar Gaddafi’s death on Thursday as a warning to authoritarian leaders across the Middle East that iron-fisted rule “inevitably comes to an end,” and as vindication for his cautious strategy toward Libya.

Obama joined U.S. politicians and ordinary Americans in welcoming the demise of Gaddafi, who was for decades regarded as a nemesis of American presidents, and also claimed some of the credit for the Libyan strongman’s downfall.

Golly, I wonder what the difference is now. I can’t put my finger on it.

DrJohn has been a health care professional for more than 30 years. In addition to clinical practice he has done extensive research and has published widely with over 70 original articles and abstracts in the peer-reviewed literature. DrJohn is well known in his field and has lectured on every continent except for Antarctica. He has been married to the same wonderful lady for over 30 years and has three kids- two sons, both of whom are attorneys and one daughter on her way into the field of education. DrJohn was brought up with the concept that one can do well if one is prepared to work hard but nothing in life is guaranteed. Except for liberals being foolish.

16 Responses to “Obama celebrates dictators and homophobes”

  1. 1

    Scott in Oklahoma

    Man… this is getting tiring, watching our country self-destruct at the hands of the people who have no regard for what our country once stood for.

  2. 2

    Skookum

    As a closet Leftist, I am just giddy over the prospect of our president playing up to homophobes and monsters. How much better can it be than to see the president not only make a mockery of the United States, but of the pin headed useful idiots who thought he was really something special. Life’s a merry old joke on those guys, but the Left couldn’t survive without legions of useful idiots.

    Robert Service wrote a poem a hundred years ago, about men who faced unbelievable odds and hardship. Most of them failed and their bones crumbled into the permafrost. They were men with a vision, until they had to face the final chapter and failure, and soon their own demise. The Useful Idiots have seen their dreams die on the sands of senseless silliness, it is over and their dreams are to be the laughingstock of history for a hundred years, Although the Klondike miners were a hardy bunch, not a bunch of limp wristed buffoons, but the poem The Men Who Don’t Fit In might as well be their individual soliloquy in the future. Sit back and imagine them comparing their struggles to those men who braved the 60 below:

    “The Men Who Don’t Fit In” Last 2 verses

    Robert Service

    And each forgets, as he strips and runs
    With a brilliant, fitful pace,
    It’s the steady, quiet, plodding ones
    Who win in the lifelong race.
    And each forgets that his youth has fled,
    Forgets that his prime is past,
    Till he stands one day, with a hope that’s dead,
    In the glare of the truth at last.

    He has failed, he has failed; he has missed his chance;
    He has just done things by half.
    Life’s been a jolly good joke on him,
    And now is the time to laugh.
    Ha, ha! He is one of the Legion Lost;
    He was never meant to win;
    He’s a rolling stone, and it’s bred in the bone;
    He’s a man who won’t fit in.

    Bwhaahaahaahaahaa!

    I’m not really a closet Leftist, I just wrote that to get your attention.

  3. 3

    Nanny G

    I’m amazed Obama, the gay-friendly lefty, could stand to be in the same room as these creeps.
    But then, they all have HUGE Swiss bank accounts.
    Obama’s half brother did an autobiography (not ghost-written like our dear leader’s two) where he destroys all those phony ”Dreams of their father.”
    WOW!

  4. 4

    Smorgasbord

    A person wants to honor those who they admire. A person also admires those who they want to be like. Isn’t there a saying about being known by the company you keep? You bow ONLY to those you see as superior to you.

    Put all of this together and you have a man who wants to be a king, and to have the world bow down to him.

  5. 5

    Smorgasbord

    @Nanny G: #3

    I’m amazed Obama, the gay-friendly lefty, could stand to be in the same room as these creeps.

    You are most comfortable when you are among your own kind. Look how many muslim terrorists obama has had at the white house. He loves to be around those who he hopes to become.

  6. 6

    FAITH7

    Which quote do you think the Ofraud (and guests) would gravitate to?

    Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. – Lord Acton

    It is said that power corrupts, but actually it’s more true that power attracts the corruptible. The SANE are usually attracted by other things than power. – David Brin

    Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat. – John F. Lehman, Jr.

    http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes

  7. 7

    Bill

    @Nanny G: Obama is only friendly to what will gather him support. Most likely he is counting on no coverage of the despicable characters he is hob-nobbing with and, if one or two does, he can, with every expectation of full liberal (and gay community) acceptance and forgiveness, simply say “why, I had no idea of the human rights violations of these despots until I read about it in the paper!”.

  8. 8

    john

    Bush met with Biya at the white House
    Clinton closed the embassy in Equatorial Guinea it was reopened by Bush who welcomed that dictator to the White House and sent this cool memo According to reporter Silverstein, a memo to Bush from the industry read, “It is important to underscore that most of the oil and gas concessions awarded in Equatorial Guinea to date have been awarded to U.S. firms. This is in stark contrast to neighboring countries in the region, where the United States has consistently lost out to French and other European and Asian competitors.” Dictators are cool as long as they sell oil cheap.
    Anti Gay ???? The largest red state in the USA Texas had in the GOP party platform until just 4years ago support to make sodomy illegal. It too “judicial activists” in the Supreme Court to overturn that LAW in Lawrence v. Texas

  9. 9

    Nanny G

    @Smorgasbord: You are most comfortable when you are among your own kind.

    Good point.
    Obama’s secret service nickname is ”the bear.”
    I was reading about a lawsuit by a tranny who was refused entrance to a gay bar.
    Seems this particular gay bar caters to ”bears.”
    And ”bears” in the gay parlance mean men who want to pass themselves off as straight!
    Gay ”bears” also like their partners to pass themselves off as straight!
    Golf with Reggie any lately?

  10. 10

    retire05

    @john:

    Anti Gay ???? The largest red state in the USA Texas had in the GOP party platform until just 4years ago support to make sodomy illegal. It too “judicial activists” in the Supreme Court to overturn that LAW in Lawrence v. Texas

    Perhaps you would like to provide the exact language of the Texas GOP platforms prior to 4 years ago (you can use the platforms from 2006 or 2008) to prove your claim? Or is this just another attempt on the part of a leftist to throw sh!t to see if it sticks? And no, don’t give us some lame article from DailyKos/Huffington Post. Provide the platforms themselves. Or do you not know how to use your search engine to find them?

  11. 11

    Bill

    @john: Tell us, john; based on the statements, policies and agenda of both Presidents, does Bush’s cooperation with the African nations seem hypocritical? Does Obama’s praise of them, keeping in mind his agenda, statements and accusations towards others, seem hypocritical?

    There is such a thing as context, john.

  12. 12

    James Raider

    America’s most revered and venerated House, is seriously sullied, even trashed, when it is offered to violent despots for Photo Ops which enhance their powers and prestige back home with their soldiers, their military goons and their oppressed people, “See, I am a great leader. The world’s most powerful country’s President invited me to dinner. Here is the proof.” If you’re going to meet with such turds, do it off-site, and out-of-sight. No dumb-ass-grinning photo-ops.

    “Imbecile” is an apt adjective for this Gladhander-in-Chief.

    Millions of Africans suffer and die daily at the hands of these thugs.

    Welcome to the twilight years of the great American experiment. Goodbye to freedom. The idiots are in charge.

  13. 13

    Smorgasbord

    @Nanny G: #9
    I still say that we are born the way we are. Can anyone tell me that they actually CHOOSE to be straight? If a person has to CHOOSE to be gay, they also have to CHOOSE to be straight.

    What about the thousands of babies who are born with ALL of the male and female parts? Did they CHOOSE to be born this way? The doctor asks the parents which one they want, and the doctor makes it so. The brain still thinks it is half boy and half girl. Imagine growing up not understanding why you feel like a man some times, but a woman at other times, and don’t understand why? I understand these are the ones who later become cross dressers.

    WHY CAN’T WE ALL LEARN TO ACCEPT PEOPLE THE WAY THEY WERE BORN?

  14. 15

    Anonymous

    “Homophobia” is an idiotic word. Translated it means “fearness of the same”. Disapproval/Disagreeing is not “hate”. Anal sex & other forms of sexual perversions go against the laws of nature & nature’s god/s. Grow up Gays.

  15. 16

    Smorgasbord

    @Anonymous: #15

    Anal sex & other forms of sexual perversions go against the laws of nature & nature’s god/s. Grow up Gays.

    Many years ago, a preacher was advertised that he would be talking to teenagers about sex. This was when the sensors didn’t let much about sex on TV, radio, or movies.

    I watched just to see how far he would go in talking to teenagers about sex. One of them ask him if anal sex was OK. I liked his answer. He said that he couldn’t find anywhere in the Bible about it, so he doesn’t have an opinion about it.

    Think about this: There is only ONE Bible, but many religions are based on it. Why are there so many? Why do some teach things that are not in the Bible? Why are so many preachers quoting things from the Old Testament, when the Old Testament is for the Jewish religion?

    One thing I learned while growing up is that you can’t believe everything people tell you, not even preachers. Sometimes I would look up a quote a preacher gave, and found out it wasn’t what the preacher said it meant. Try it some time, and see if you agree with your preacher.

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