I keep seeing people in comment sections of articles (I know I shouldn’t read them but sometimes I can’t help it) complaining that President Obama is going to Nelson Mandela’s funeral when he didn’t go to Margaret Thatcher’s.
Guess who else didn’t go to Margaret Thatcher’s funeral but is going to Mandela’s?
President George W. Bush.
Oh yeah — President Bush is white, so he gets a pass from conservatives — even though for President Obama, it’s evidence of what a terrible (and racist) person he is.
It can’t just be because of political leanings, because Bill Clinton is also in the same boat and I don’t hear anybody complaining about him going to Mandela’s funeral but not Thatcher’s (but again, he’s white).
I mean, if you’ve got another explanation for why it’s OK for Bush and Clinton but not OK for Obama, I’m all ears, but when the double-standard is that blatant, it’s hard to think of another reason for it.