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Fox News on Mandela's Death: Rick Santorum Compares Apartheid to Obamacare; O'Reilly Brands Leader a Communist

"Great man, but he was a communist," Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly declared.

As the world grieves the loss of Nelson Mandela and an outpouring of praise and gratitude roll in, Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly seemingly felt the urge to brand Mandela a communist.

The republican made the remarks while speaking to former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum on The O’Reilly Factor about the future of the Republican party, Meditate reported.

“He was a communist, this man. He was a communist, all right? But he was a great man! What he did for his people was stunning!...He was a great man! But he was a communist!”

O’Reilly's decision to invoke Mandela into the discussion about GOP politics can only be described as stupid, yet Santorum didn’t do much better in comparing the struggle against apartheid to fighting against big government here in the United States.

“He was fighting against some great injustice, and I would make the argument that we have a great injustice going on right now in this country with an ever-increasing size of government that is taking over and controlling people’s lives – and Obamacare is front and center in that,” Santorum said.  

As tributes continue to pour in, it is expected that ‘more stupid’ will continue to roll in from the Republican party.

Watch the two make d*cks of themselves here:

Jodie Gummow is a senior fellow and staff writer at AlterNet.

 

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