President Barack Obama briefly shook hands with Cuban President Raul Castro on Tuesday as the two shared a stage for the late Nelson Mandela’s memorial service in South Africa — and the Internet went crazy, with everything from genuine outrage and sarcastic needling with an occasional side of actual approval.
we know Obama shook Castro's hand…but what did he say to him?—
Jelza Soul-Fool (@jelza_jf) December 10, 2013
Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro.
Obama shook hands with Hugo Chavez.
But he didn't go to Margaret Thatcher's funeral.—
Razor (@hale_razor) December 10, 2013
Wondered why I woke up under Communism. Then saw that Obama had shaken Castro's hand.—
Matt Duss (@mattduss) December 10, 2013
All I'm saying is that Obama should have punched Castro in the mouth, screamed "Capitalism!!" and then eaten a Big Mac.—
William K. Wolfrum (@Wolfrum) December 10, 2013
Obama, Castro shake hands. And the right goes crazy in 3…2…1…—
Brandon Savage (@brandonsavage) December 10, 2013
I can't even imagine the outrage-gasm happening at Fox News right now over this Obama-Castro handshake—
Michael Cohen (@speechboy71) December 10, 2013
I still can't believe Obama and Castro greeted each other.—
_iGreen_ (@riccadoo) December 10, 2013
I mean really, what's this World coming to? Obama actually acted like a polite, respectful human being to Raúl Castro! Also, he should lead!—
J-S Poupart (@jspoupart) December 10, 2013
See how happy Raul Castro was for that Obama shake. Obama's charm is just too infectious.—
Raphael Idu (@iDURalph) December 10, 2013
These wicked scribes(MEDIA) want to persecute Pres Obama for shaking hands with Pres Castro. What are civilized people supposed to do?—
Sammie Muhammad (@eliznjloc) December 10, 2013
Things Mandela does even after dead: Barack Obama and Raul Castro shaking hands.—
Filipe S. Henriques (@fhenriques) December 10, 2013
One voice of reason was lost in the madness.