The left-wing’s rage over Trump’s immigration policy change is hypocritical, given that they had no problem whatsoever just a few weeks ago when Obama ended “wet foot, dry foot.”
This longstanding immigration policy allowed any Cuban who made it to U.S. soil to stay and become a legal resident.
Obama said that by sending unvetted Cubans back home, “We are treating Cuban migrants the same way we treat migrants from other countries.”
Actually … not so much, since Obama had a long-standing policy of requiring LEOs to ignore immigration law when it came to illegals who had come across the Rio Grande.
Personally, I think his attitude toward the latter was because those illegals tend to vote Democrat, even while they’re still illegal … something BTW that he TOLD THEM shortly before November’s election WAS A-OKAY.
As for banning Cuban refugees? Well, they tend to become Americans and vote Republican.
Pope Francis is reported to have sent the following to Cuban President Raúl Castro in a Spanish-language telegram:
“On receiving the sad news of the death of your dear brother, His Excellency Mister Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, former president of the State Council and of the Government of the Republic of Cuba, I express my sentiments of sorrow to Your Excellency and other family members of the deceased dignitary, as well as to the people of this beloved nation. At the same time, I offer prayers to the Lord for his repose and I entrust the whole Cuban people to the maternal intercession of our Lady of the Charity of El Cobre, patroness of this country.”
I keep seeing outraged remarks about what he said, but really … where’s the basis for them?
Pope Francis is a world leader who has visited Cuba. Condolences were in order. What was he supposed to say to the bereaved … “I’m glad the schmuck is dead”?
Fidel Castro was baptized Catholic and educated by the Jesuits. Then he became a brutal dictator and avowed atheist. Any Christian should be sorry the man apparently died unrepentant. How much more the pastor of the worldwide church the man was born into, then repudiated and persecuted?
And it’s not like Francis didn’t get in a very proper and polite dig with “I offer prayers to the Lord for his repose and I entrust the whole Cuban people to the maternal intercession of our Lady of the Charity of El Cobre, patroness of this country.”
Personally, I think the text of the telegram was well done. As was his visit to Cuba.
The Daily Mail UK reported that the primary motive behind the Pontiff’s trip was not political, but pastoral. He went to encourage Catholic Cubans who have suffered under Communist rule.
Pope Francis gave Fidel a selection of books, including one written by Rev. Amando Llorente, a Jesuit preacher who taught Castro as a young man, but was expelled from Cuba under Communism.
He also celebrated Mass in Havana’s Revolutionary Square near a huge metal sculpture of Che Guevara.
That sculpture of Che Guevara is permanent. But check out what was put up for the Mass!
Healthcare in Cuba has two tiers.
The first is First World quality, but restricted to foreigners and Party elite. Medical tourists pay in hard currency, which provides oxygen to the regime. Cuba does big business in Botox, liposuction, and breast implants. In addition to separate medical facilities, rich foreigners enjoy separate hotels, separate beaches, and separate restaurants.
Cuban citizens get the dregs. So deplorable is the health care in Cuba that old-fashioned diseases are back with a vengeance. These include tuberculosis, leprosy, and dengue and typhoid fevers. Hospitals and clinics are crumbling. Basic medications are scarce and the equipment that doctors have to work with is either antiquated or nonexistent. Patients must bring their own bed sheets, soap, towels, food, light bulbs — even toilet paper.
I wrote about Cuba’s nightmarish healthcare system back in 2012.
If Cuba is such a paradise, why do so many of its citizens risk their lives trying to get here?
As for that alleged “100% literacy rate”, let us please remember this is self-reported by the same repressive regime that doesn’t admit outsiders or a free press. Maybe it’s true. Or maybe it’s just PR.
During Castro’s rule, thousands of Cubans were incarcerated in abysmal prisons, thousands more were harassed and intimidated, and entire generations were denied basic political freedoms.
Abusive tactics developed during Castro’s time in power – including surveillance, beatings, arbitrary detention, and public acts of repudiation – are still used by the Cuban government.
Under Fidel Castro, the Cuban government refused to recognize the legitimacy of Cuban human rights organizations, alternative political parties, independent labor unions, or a free press.
He also denied international monitors such as the International Committee of the Red Cross and international nongovernmental organizations like Human Rights Watch access to the island to investigate human rights conditions.
And you couldn’t differentiate one from the other. This is so pathetic.
The alleged leader of the free world behaving like a spoiled child.
In Havana, Obama Mocks Trump…
Stay classy Barry.
And appearing to dip his head to Raul Castro. Notice Castro’s head is not bowed.
Valerie Jarrett Excited To Visit Murderous Communist Country…
ValJar GOT MOIST PANTIES
THIS WAS ON THE FRONT PAGE OF EVERY NEWSPAPER THIS MORNING
34 PEOPLE SLAUGHTERED AT THE AIRPORT IN BRUSSELS THIS MORNING BY SOME STINKING MUSLIM MAGGOTS.
OBAMA SHOWED HIS DEEP CONCERN
Obama Devotes 50 Seconds to Brussels Jihadist Attacks In Speech to Castro Regime – Won’t Name the Enemy
WHAT A MYSTERY
Islamic State claims Brussels attacks that kill at least 30
Even After Brussels Terror Attack, Obama To Attend Baseball Game in Cuba
BARRY WILL NEVER ALLOW TRAGEDIES TO INTERFERE WITH HIS GOOD TIME…THAT WE’RE PAYING FOR
Obama delivered a speech to the Cuban people, before traveling to meet with political dissidents on the island. Later this afternoon he is scheduled to attend an exhibition baseball game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cuban National Team.
If anybody had noticed one of last week’s postings you would know that I commented that every day brings a new reason to loathe this sorry piece of shit ruining the country. The day after I posted it, a puddle of fetid pig vomit killed five innocents before keeping his date with his pedophile prophet to bugger each other in hell. On that very day,the First Dickhead issued a statement wishing all goat f*ckers a happy day.
Statement by the President on the Occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr
(If you don’t read that shit…I don’t blame you. I didn’t either.)
Then he took the occasion to go before the cameras and feign sympathy for the military people he holds in utter contempt.
His statement interrupted an episode of Judge Judy. Thank goodness for cable.
In his continuing effort to rub as much salt in the wounds he’s opened, he then jetted off to New York for a little R&R , taking in a show, having dinner hanging with his tax exemptions and, of course, doing a fundraiser.
After Marines Slaughtered By Islamic Terrorist, Obama Jets Off To Broadway Show, Fundraiser
The White House has not released further details about the trip, but the New York Post reports he plans to attend a matinee showing of the Broadway show “Hamilton” on Saturday before returning to Washington.
Obama will also attend a DNC fundraiser tonight, which is typical behavior after major national tragedies. Less than 24-hours after the 9/11 Benghazi attacks, he jetted off to Las Vegas for a fundraiser. After American journalist James Foley was beheaded by ISIS, he hit the golf course.
Standing O for the Obamas! The President and his girls steal the show on Broadway as the audience clap them in – bringing the curtain down on a whirlwind New York bonding trip
President Obama and his daughters arrived in the Big Apple on Friday for a rare father-daughter weekend
They walked into the Richard Rodgers theater on Saturday with the crowd around them on their feet
Excited audience members took their phones out while the smiling president gave a wave
Then, wearing his reading glasses, he sat down and watched the three-hour hip hop musical, Hamilton
It is a rare trip Malia, 17, and Sasha, 14, have enjoyed alone with their father — who was obviously keen to impress
THESE KIDS ALWAYS LOOK SO BORED
Obama Has Not Ordered Flag Flown at Half-Staff for Servicemen Killed in Chattanooga Terror Attack
President Barack Obama still has not ordered the lowering of the U.S. flag to half-staff at the White House and federal properties as a sign of respect and mourning for those killed, even though he (and former President George W. Bush) did so for previous mass killings by lone gunmen.
THIS PRICK EVEN ORDERED THE FLAG TO HALF-STAFF WHEN WHITNEY HOUSTON OVERDOSED ON HEROIN.
WARRIORS? NOT SO MUCH
In contrast it was only a matter of hours after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage last month before Obama bathed the White House in the rainbow hues of the LGBTQ movement
The Pentagon said the day after the attack it would continue to leave recruiters unarmed and unprotected, and ordered Marine recruiters to not wear their uniforms to work.
Obama collecting racial data for end-of-term database to prove ‘white privilege’ in US
The president currently has staff members working on collecting data on health, credit cards, mortgages, school discipline, employment and neighborhoods to prove there are inequalities between white people and minorities, author Paul Sperry said in an article published on Saturday.
Count on a flood of private lawsuits to piggyback federal discrimination claims, as civil-rights lawyers use the new federal discipline data in their legal strategies against the supposedly racist US school system.
AND TODAY’S OUTRAGE IS:
Obama Restores Diplomatic Relations With Castro’s Dictatorship
Barack Obama restored diplomatic relations today with the Castro dictatorship.
The Cuban Embassy in Washington DC opened its doors today during a ceremony at 10:30 AM.
Of course, Obama gave Cuba many concessions and gained not “one iota” from the Castro regime in return.
Capital Hill Cubans reported, via The Real Cuba:
The terms and conditions for today’s opening of U.S. and Cuban Embassies, in Havana and Washington, D.C., represent a tragic failure by the Obama Administration in diplomacy, the rule of law, democratic solidarity and U.S. regional interests.
New O’Keefe Video Shows Support for ISIS, Hamas & Hezbollah Across California
There used to be a time when a Cuban dictator telling an American President to ignore Congress and side with Communism was frowned upon in Washington. Now, not so much. It’s also been revealed that the whole effort is merely a plan to funnel enormous amounts of cash directly to the Castro regime, cheating workers out of 92% of their earnings by foreign (U.S.) companies. Story by the Daily Caller and Breitbart. Graphic by the Earl. Feliz Navidad.