"All the Terrible Things..."

From the New Republic, Jordan Michael Smith reminds us that Ronald Reagan and many other past GOP leaders vilified Nelson Mandela and appeased the South African Apartheid regime. And many current GOP leaders would be the same kind of appeasers. And given the GOP's racist treatment of President Obama, I find Ted Cruz's pro-Mandela statements to be insulting, hypocritical, and laughable.

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In 1985, after the South African government committed some of its worst atrocities against blacks, Congress voted to impose sanctions against the country. This was a time when America accounted for about one-fifth of direct foreign investment in South Africa. Reagan vetoed the Anti-Apartheid Act, calling it ‘immoral’ and ‘repugnant.’
— Jordan Michael Smith