Thanks to President Obama’s (questionably constitutional) executive orders the U.S. proudly serves as the Castro regime’s new Sugar Daddy. And WHEEEW! –“it couldn’t have come at a better time!” -- the ever grateful and blood-soaked Castro family must be high-fiving to each other.
You see, amigos: this vital financial rescue (much of it on the U.S. taxpayer’s dime) from the U.S. to the terror-sponsoring regime that most craved and came closest to nuking the U.S.—this vital financial rescue came in the very nick of time!
WHEEEW! The Soviet Union crumbled so Venezuela came to Castro’s rescue with 100,000 barrels of essentially free oil daily. Now Venezuela is crumbling and—WHEEEW!—that was CLOSE! -- Obama comes to Castro’s rescue opening the floodgates of U.S. tourism and remittances (free money) to the Castro Family Fiefdom. In fact more money flows from the U.S. to Cuba annually under the Obama administration than used to flow annually from the Soviet Union to Cuba during the 1980s)
Not that the media and Obama’s press secretary (but I repeat myself) describe the issue in such a rude manner (i.e. truthfully.) Heaven forbid.
In fact, all a Republican President need do is to start undoing Obama’s executive orders (i.e. start enforcing the U.S. Constitution) and the Castro family’s current economic lifeline (enabled by Obama) will stop gushing and start coughing and sputtering…then trickling. This is what has the Castro family’s vast network of U.S. agents and agents-of-influence working triple-time for Hillary’s election. Just look at a few highlights from the just announced Republican Party Platform for 2016:
“Today (July 18, 2016) delegates to the Republican National Convention adopted the official 2016 Platform of the party. The Platform declares the Party’s principles and policies.
The Republican Party is energized to lead a turnaround from the failed policies of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, and this platform provides a thorough look at how we will restore prosperity and security to our country.”
We believe in American exceptionalism. We believe America is exceptional because of our historic role — first as refuge, then as defender, and now as exemplar of liberty for the world to see…We believe in the Constitution as our founding document. We believe the Constitution was written not as a flexible document, but as our enduring covenant.
“We want to welcome the people of Cuba back into our hemispheric family — after their corrupt rulers are forced from power and brought to account for their crimes against humanity.”
“We stand with the (Cuban dissident) Ladies in White and all the victims of the loathsome regime that clings to power in Havana. We do not say this lightly: They have been betrayed by those who are currently in control of U.S. foreign policy.
The current administration’s ‘opening to Cuba’ was a shameful accommodation to the demands of its tyrants. It will only strengthen their military dictatorship. We call on the Congress to uphold current U.S. law which sets conditions for the lifting of sanctions on the island.”
Now the question becomes: “Does the Republican presidential candidate actually plan to uphold the Republican platform with regards to Cuba?”
I ask this because of this exchange just last week between Jim De Fede of a Miami CBS affiliate and Donald Trump:
Jim De Fede: "Do you think Raul Castro is somebody you could deal with?
Donald Trump: "Who knows?...I mean, you never know?"
Granted, "deal with" is a pretty ambiguous policy. But "forced from power and brought to account for their crimes against humanity" strikes me as pretty straightforward policy.
Well, if Trump is playing coy with his Cuba policy the Democrats are pretty blunt: “We will continue President Obama’s historic opening and will put an end to the restrictions to travel and the embargo.” (i.e. crank up our role as the Castro-Family-Crime-Syndicate’s financial lifeline.)
And why not? Didn’t Carole King just sing a personal and heartfelt “You’ve Got a Friend” to Hillary Clinton at the Convention?
“She (Hillary Clinton) is warm and funny and smart and all of the things that people say that she is,” gushes Ms King. “It is remarkable! It is wonderful, it was destined to happen I think it is her time. She’s earned it. She (Hillary Clinton) is absolutely the perfect person to break that barrier.”
Well, Carole King also sang a personal and heartfelt you’ve Got a Friend to Fidel Castro on her visit to Havana in 2002.
“My songs were a message I wanted to bring here (to Fidel Castro),” stressed Carole King about her 60th Birthday celebration in Havana in the company of Fidel Castro, (the jailer and torturer of the most blacks and women in the modern history of the Western Hemisphere–the person who most craved and came closest to nuking Carole King’s homeland–the person who came within a whisker of murdering thousands of King’s fellow New Yorkers in a bomb-plot against Macy’s, Gimbel’s, Bloomingdale’s and Grand Central Station during the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade in 1962. )
Not that there’s anything (apparently) wrong with any of the above in liberals’ eyes. Because in appreciation for his crimes against humanity Fidel Castro got a personal and heartfelt You’ve Got a Friend on Feb. 10, 2002.