Obama administration issues visa to … Raul Castro’s daughter?

posted at 1:21 pm on May 17, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Most political experts figure that Florida will be a close-run state in the presidential election this year, and with 29 electoral votes, it could make or break a candidacy.  Both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama will spend a lot of time in the state, attempting to gain the edge on a state that Obama won in 2008 by just three percentage points.  If the Obama administration keeps making decisions like this, though, Romney won’t have to work that hard at all:

The daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro has been granted a U.S. visa to attend an academic conference in San Francisco and another event, one of her associates confirmed Thursday. The decision has already drawn fire from Cuban-American politicians and on anti-Castro blogs, which argue that she is an apologist for the Communist government her family has led for decades.

Mariela Castro is a noted advocate of gay rights as the head of Cuba’s National Center for Sex Education, and has been pushing for the island to legalize gay marriage for years. She said recently that her father supports her efforts, despite his unwillingness to say so publically[sic].

Castro received a visa from the U.S. State Department and will chair a panel on the politics of sexual diversity at a gathering in San Francisco next week organized by the Latin American Studies Association, an official at her institute told The Associated Press. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because she was not authorized to discuss the matter. The Web site of the New York Public Library says Castro is also scheduled to talk there on May 29.

Wow.  The Cuban-American community in Florida leans Republican, but they’re strongly anti-Castro.  They won’t appreciate the decision by the Obama administration to give the dictator’s daughter a pass to the US, especially not for the purpose of politicking.  Listening to lectures from the Castro family on the nature of political and cultural freedom is somewhat akin to having to sit through a seminar on graciousness by Morton Downey.

Reaction came immediately, and it’s bipartisan in nature.  Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) blasted the decision, and he’s not alone:

Cuban-American Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), slammed the decision on Wednesday, even before the trip was confirmed. He called Mariela Castro “a vociferous advocate of the regime and opponent of democracy.” …

Today, four other Cuban-American lawmakers added their voices to the outcry, noting that State Department guidelines prohibit visas to officers of the Communist Party or government of Cuba.

“The administration’s appalling decision to allow regime agents into the U.S. directly contradicts Congressional intent and longstanding U.S. foreign policy,” wrote Representatives Mario Diaz-Balart, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and David Rivera of Florida, along with Albio Sires of New Jersey in a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

“While the Cuban people struggle for freedom against increasing brutality at the hands of Castro’s thugs, the Obama administration is greeting high-level agents of that murderous dictatorship with open arms,” they wrote. “It is shameful that the Obama Administration would waive the common sense restrictions in place to appease the Castro dictatorship once again.”

Senator Marco Rubio issued a video statement an hour ago:

I think the U.S. government’s decision to grant the daughter of Raul Castro a visa to come to the United States and spread the propaganda of her father’s regime is outrageous and an enormous mistake. Not only that, it sends a terrible message to the democratic movement in Cuba, to those brave people in Cuba who every single day resist and speak out against the tyranny of the Castro brothers. Meanwhile, we are granting a visa to his daughter, who is not just his daughter.  She is an arm of his regime, an outspoken supporter and is coming to the United States to spread their anti-American propaganda. It is shameful that they would grant that visa.

Last week, Obama tossed North Carolina aside in his haste to suck up to the LGBT activists on the Left.  Today, it’s Florida.  Maybe tomorrow it will be Ohio, or Pennsylvania, or Wisconsin, or …


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Castro received a visa from the U.S. State Department and will chair a panel on the politics of sexual diversity

I bet this panel is just busting out.

upinak on May 17, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Is she defecting?

Time Lord on May 17, 2012 at 1:25 PM

This is an exchange so that Sasha Obama could get a Visa to Cuba.

portlandon on May 17, 2012 at 1:26 PM

I say Keep Up the Good Work!

samazf on May 17, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Watch. She tries to defect and they send her back like Elian Gonzalez (or the blind Chinese guy).

Rixon on May 17, 2012 at 1:26 PM

IMO, Obama has already lost Florida…

I’m predicting that this is what the electoral college will look like.

http://www.270towin.com/2012_election_predictions.php?mapid=lhD

ninjapirate on May 17, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Do they need a reason other than “Some of us don’t like you” to deny someone a visa?

mythicknight on May 17, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Would Lorien hit that?

Ward Cleaver on May 17, 2012 at 1:27 PM

RIP Donna Summer, incredible singer, incredible performer, incredible person.

Rode Werk on May 17, 2012 at 1:28 PM

My God!

It’s the Wicked Witch of the South!

CoolCzech on May 17, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Cuba’s National Center for Sex Education

I don’t know why Cuba would need a “National Center for Sex Education”, but when I think of Cuba and sex, I think of cigars and Bill Clinton.

keep the change on May 17, 2012 at 1:29 PM

OMG! I hope this backfires so big on bho/team they will never recover? Please those in dc, keep slamming bho/team on this!

Gads to goodness I detest bho and his whole flicken team!
L

letget on May 17, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Obama must not want the Cuban vote at all. He’s advocating Cuban Communism and gay marriage all in one fell swoop.

blammm on May 17, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Slut.

2lbsTest on May 17, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Would Lorien hit that?

Ward Cleaver on May 17, 2012 at 1:27 PM

She’d hit back.

katy the mean old lady on May 17, 2012 at 1:31 PM

RIP Donna Summer, incredible singer, incredible performer, incredible person.

Rode Werk on May 17, 2012 at 1:28 PM

How sad. She was a great singer, and incredibly beautiful.

Ward Cleaver on May 17, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Barry and company never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.

“We’ve already lost North Carolina over gay marriage and Wisconsin over unions. Let’s lose Florida over Cuban policy!”

teke184 on May 17, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Maybe tomorrow it will be Ohio, or Pennsylvania, or Wisconsin, or …

Let’s hope so! Keep stepping in it, jerk. Start packing.

jennifernaz on May 17, 2012 at 1:31 PM

She sure seems to be in the 1%…

MeatHeadinCA on May 17, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Maybe tomorrow it will be Ohio, or Pennsylvania, or Wisconsin, or …

Done. Attacked coal country and slithered away from the union debacle in dairyland.

DanMan on May 17, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Tying “gay rights” firmly to Communism. You can let that Republican strategist know we’ll keep letting Obama screw the pooch if he wants to.

Rocks on May 17, 2012 at 1:32 PM

A lesbian Communist? She’s a two-fer. Let her in. The richness of diversity, don’t you know. The only drawback is that she’s a White Hispanic.

Mason on May 17, 2012 at 1:33 PM

I would attribute this to the Meghan McCain effect.

Rocks on May 17, 2012 at 1:35 PM

But gay marriage is suddenly the most important issue facing the country (again).

She’s pro gay marriage, so the dems can’t see the forest for the trees.

Maybe some of the libs need to be remined how many gays that their hero, Che, murdered.

reaganaut on May 17, 2012 at 1:35 PM

A lesbian Communist? She’s a two-fer. Let her in. The richness of diversity, don’t you know. The only drawback is that she’s a White Hispanic.

Mason on May 17, 2012 at 1:33 PM

She gives “eat the rich” a new meaning.

teke184 on May 17, 2012 at 1:36 PM

I don’t get this. I thought the Castro regime was vehemently anti-gay (at least it has been traditionally). Maybe that was just Fidel?

bobs1196 on May 17, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Really, since Cuba puts it’s AIDS victims into concentration camps, perhaps she should spend more time, you know, fixing her own country.

Rebar on May 17, 2012 at 1:40 PM

I don’t get this. I thought the Castro regime was vehemently anti-gay (at least it has been traditionally). Maybe that was just Fidel?

bobs1196 on May 17, 2012 at 1:38 PM

This is a standard Communist trick. They don’t believe in any rights for anybody. They support anything, and anybody, that causes trouble for the US.

Rocks on May 17, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Today, four other Cuban-American lawmakers added their voices to the outcry, noting that State Department guidelines prohibit visas to officers of the Communist Party or government of Cuba.

… (JugEars)…Shut Up!…We do what we want!

KOOLAID2 on May 17, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Really, since Cuba puts it’s AIDS victims into concentration camps, perhaps she should spend more time, you know, fixing her own country.

Rebar on May 17, 2012 at 1:40 PM

But it’s free health care!?!?!

Rocks on May 17, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Hell, she’s only half as communist as the Maryland governor and other Maryland dems who voted to soak the “rich” even more via a new tax increase, while many Maryland government employees receive a 2 percent pay raise. And get this, the new Marland tax increase is retroactive to January 1.

maubman on May 17, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Ward Cleaver on May 17, 2012 at 1:27 PM

rofl..:)

Dire Straits on May 17, 2012 at 1:43 PM

A lesbian Communist? She’s a two-fer. Let her in. The richness of diversity, don’t you know. The only drawback is that she’s a White Hispanic.

Mason on May 17, 2012 at 1:33 PM

She’s the whole package allright. Bet she doesn’t have to make up fake Cherokee anscestors to get ahead! That her dad is a brutal dicator doesn’t hurt in that regard either.

It is a mistake to let her in the country.

Happy Nomad on May 17, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Next up, Barack Obama wears Yankees cap to Red Sox game.

john bono on May 17, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Last week, Obama tossed North Carolina aside in his haste to suck up to the LGBT activists on the Left. Today, it’s Florida. Maybe tomorrow it will be Ohio, or Pennsylvania, or Wisconsin, or …

This is going to get interesting.

He offends NC to placate California, now he’ll offend California on Coal/environment issues to placate WV and the Coal states… while offending Florida on another issue.

I bet he placates Florida by attacking a few other states, then attempts to placate them by attacking yet others.

This is going to be great; because the one thing you learn doing this is you’re in a pyramid scheme,.. you can’t just give equal praise and be even… every time you must give more to truly gain ground placating those you just offended… which means you have to take more from others offending them more than you did the first person.

You’d be better off leaving it stand… but that is one thing Obama seems incapable of doing is leaving a problem without making it worse.

This route leads to doom for Obama… and it’s not a long road. I’ll just take a small popcorn, one way or the other this will be over soon.

gekkobear on May 17, 2012 at 1:45 PM

may not hurt him because the younger cuban population in florida don’t see the castro issue as big as older cubans. its a generational gap. ozzie gullen for example. after he made his remarks about calling castro a great man, the protest were actually small outside the baseball park. 15-20-30years ago, gullien would have been run out on a rail.

gemini on May 17, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Last week, Obama tossed North Carolina aside in his haste to suck up to the LGBT activists on the Left. Today, it’s Florida. Maybe tomorrow it will be Ohio, or Pennsylvania, or Wisconsin, or …

And this is why Romney (or whoever is the candidate – it’s not over yet!) just needs to not make any mistakes and play smart.

It seems the Obama admin and team are more than willing to keep shooting themselves in the foot so why get in the way?

kim roy on May 17, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Maybe old Dumbo should ask Ozzie Guillen how supporting Castro turned out down there. His arrogance really is overwhelming.

search4truth on May 17, 2012 at 1:49 PM

America – scared to death of ideas.

plewis on May 17, 2012 at 1:50 PM

And this is why Romney (or whoever is the candidate – it’s not over yet!)

Yes it is. It may not be official but it is over.

Happy Nomad on May 17, 2012 at 1:51 PM

can we end this nonsense over Cuba already? China is far worse and we love doing business with them

DBear on May 17, 2012 at 1:51 PM

On the face of it, this looks like another move that you would expect by someone that surrounds himself with radicals and socialists or communists, like jermiah Wright, John Holdren, Stephen Chu, on and on.

Someone do an extremely cost-effective web Banner ad campaign: Radicals at the Helm. It is the negative visual, and negative headline, that for almost no $ will remind key voters of many of the forgotten negatives on Obama. $1000 to start, then self-sustaining by viewer contributions. Reach saturation levels? Why not?

anotherJoe on May 17, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Hispanic lesbian communist?
The ultimate DNC fantasy.

spiritof61 on May 17, 2012 at 1:53 PM

And this is why Romney (or whoever is the candidate – it’s not over yet!)
Yes it is. It may not be official but it is over.

Happy Nomad on May 17, 2012 at 1:51 PM

You’re right . . .it’s over for the RINO GOP if Romney is the nominee.

Pragmatic on May 17, 2012 at 1:53 PM

America – scared to death of ideas.

plewis on May 17, 2012 at 1:50 PM

?? We hear this stuff all the time. No need to import it from one of the “elites” from a country that represses its own citizenry.

Actually, we should let her in and parade her around as what communism really looks like – how the average person gets nothing but strife and no chance to improve their lot, but the elites and haves get to travel the world talking about frivolities like gay rights. And yes, I call gay rights frivolities when your ALL your citizens are being repressed.

kim roy on May 17, 2012 at 1:55 PM

can we end this nonsense over Cuba already? China is far worse and we love doing business with them

DBear on May 17, 2012 at 1:51 PM

As long as it matters to Cuban Americans and the Castro boys are around, nonsense or not, we will not have formalized relations with Cuba.

Happy Nomad on May 17, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Florida is pretty safe for the democrats. They have the retirees, a large black population, and the Jewish vote in Miami. It’s a tough sell for a white, northern Mormon. The anti-Castro thing is an ’80s phenomenon and those people are now retired and on the government dole while their hipster kids, and grand kids, are lovin’ them some hipster progressive oval office dude.

keep the change on May 17, 2012 at 1:57 PM

And this is why Romney (or whoever is the candidate – it’s not over yet!)

Yes it is. It may not be official but it is over.

Happy Nomad on May 17, 2012 at 1:51 PM

I’ve seen hockey goals in the last second of the game and home runs in the bottom of the ninth. I’ll wait until the buzzer goes, thanks, before calling the game over.

kim roy on May 17, 2012 at 1:57 PM

ED.. you may wanna check this out????

The Vetting from Brietbart.. He has struck from the GRAVE!

upinak on May 17, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Give her the Elian Gonzales treatment, complete with SWAT team.

She could probably fetch a big ransom.

Or let her float on driftwood in the Bay of Pigs.

Steve Z on May 17, 2012 at 1:58 PM

“Mariela Castro is a noted advocate of gay rights…”

Human rights…

… not so much.

Seven Percent Solution on May 17, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Mariela Castro is a noted advocate of gay rights…

A Lez-be-yon? Cool……

Would Lorien hit that?

Ward Cleaver on May 17, 2012 at 1:27 PM

I would. She’s kinda hot.

UltimateBob on May 17, 2012 at 2:00 PM

You’re right . . .it’s over for the RINO GOP if Romney is the nominee.

Pragmatic on May 17, 2012 at 1:53 PM

All evidence to the contrary. You must be a Ron Paul supporter.

Happy Nomad on May 17, 2012 at 2:00 PM

San Fransicko….where the gay district is called :
CASTRO
:O

burrata on May 17, 2012 at 2:01 PM

This is an exchange so that Sasha Obama could get a Visa to Cuba.

portlandon on May 17, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Sounds like a great idea! Maybe he’d finally learn what a disaster socialized medicine is if his own daughter had to suffer under it!

Oh that’s right….Maobama knows exactly how much a disaster it is, but he couldn’t care less about us little peons, it’s all a charade to control every aspect of our lives!

LevinFan on May 17, 2012 at 2:01 PM

You’re right . . .it’s over for the RINO GOP if Romney is the nominee.

Pragmatic on May 17, 2012 at 1:53 PM
All evidence to the contrary. You must be a Ron Paul supporter.

Happy Nomad on May 17, 2012 at 2:00 PM

..not a Ron Paul supporter but a ‘Pro-America ANYBODY BUT OBAMA OR MITTENS’ Supporter. Thank you very much!

Pragmatic on May 17, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Drudge has an interesting headline. :-)

Punchenko on May 17, 2012 at 2:02 PM

OT: Obama was born in Kenya after all???

faraway on May 17, 2012 at 2:02 PM

ED.. you may wanna check this out????

The Vetting from Brietbart.. He has struck from the GRAVE!

upinak on May 17, 2012 at 1:57 PM

At best it shows him to be a con man who presents himself as whatever is needed at any given time.

At worst it’s true and he is not a citizen.

Either way, thanks LSM for doing your job. It took a now dead man to do it for them. RIP, AB.

kim roy on May 17, 2012 at 2:02 PM

I’ve seen hockey goals in the last second of the game and home runs in the bottom of the ninth. I’ll wait until the buzzer goes, thanks, before calling the game over.

kim roy on May 17, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Okie Dokie.

Happy Nomad on May 17, 2012 at 2:03 PM

OT: Obama was born in Kenya after all???

faraway on May 17, 2012 at 2:02 PM

OT: No resurrecting zombie theories, plz.

MelonCollie on May 17, 2012 at 2:03 PM

ED.. you may wanna check this out????

The Vetting from Brietbart.. He has struck from the GRAVE!

upinak on May 17, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Yeah, whether you dismiss birtherism or embrace it, this is worthy of a thread on here. Seriously, this is back in 1991 when no one knew who the hell Obama was, so you’d think they retrieved this background information from the dude himself. I’d love to hear an explanation. And no, “it was a typo” won’t suffice.

Doughboy on May 17, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Looks like we have a constitutional crisis on our hands if the Breitbart scoop checks out.

Punchenko on May 17, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Looks like we have a constitutional crisis on our hands if the Breitbart scoop checks out.

Punchenko on May 17, 2012 at 2:04 PM

This ‘crisis’ will be solved in November.

faraway on May 17, 2012 at 2:05 PM

The Cuban-American community in Florida leans Republican, but they’re strongly anti-Castro.

Nice understatement.

Try vehemently or implacably.

Rich Democrats and their client state are currently playing footsie with communism for the US.

People who have had any real connection with communism – directly or indirectly – seriously despise it unless they are senior members of the regime.

CorporatePiggy on May 17, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Florida is pretty safe for the democrats. They have the retirees, a large black population, and the Jewish vote in Miami. It’s a tough sell for a white, northern Mormon. The anti-Castro thing is an ’80s phenomenon and those people are now retired and on the government dole while their hipster kids, and grand kids, are lovin’ them some hipster progressive oval office dude.

keep the change on May 17, 2012 at 1:57 PM

This is not accurate. Actually, the GOP has a slight advantage as you can see y the 2010 results. The Jews would vote D if Obama nuked Israel and the blacks/non-Cuban hispanics are deep in his pocket but just about every other demographic here is solid against him. (Young people in Florida don’t vote; it’s too confusing for them.) If the economy sputters through October Mitt will carry the state comfortably.

spiritof61 on May 17, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Drudge has an interesting headline. :-)

Punchenko on May 17, 2012 at 2:02 PM

I know, I really am going to miss Jennifer Lopez on Idol. ;0

Happy Nomad on May 17, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Florida is pretty safe for the democrats. They have the retirees, a large black population, and the Jewish vote in Miami. It’s a tough sell for a white, northern Mormon. The anti-Castro thing is an ’80s phenomenon and those people are now retired and on the government dole while their hipster kids, and grand kids, are lovin’ them some hipster progressive oval office dude.

keep the change on May 17, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Not so fast. George W. Bush won Florida in 2000 by a whisker, and in 2004 by 5%.

Florida has a huge retiree population, who are furious about Obama cutting funding for Medicare to “pay for” ObamaCare. Real estate values took a bigger hit in Florida than in the rest of the country in 2009, and people there have figured out that their mortgage won’t be paid by “Obama money”, like the Fort Myers lady thought. There is also a substantial military population based in Florida, who usually vote about 65% Republican.

Even the Jewish voters in Miami are probably unhappy with Obama’s telling Netanyahu to shut up while cozying up to Iran.

Also, both houses of the Florida State Legislature have been controlled by the Republicans for decades. The people who voted them in will probably support Romney for President…

Steve Z on May 17, 2012 at 2:10 PM

which argue that she is an apologist for the Communist government her family has led for decades.

Oh, is that what they “argue”? Wherever might they get such an idea?

thirtyandseven on May 17, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Drudge has an interesting headline. :-)

Punchenko on May 17, 2012 at 2:02 PM

I know, I really am going to miss Jennifer Lopez on Idol. ;0

Happy Nomad on May 17, 2012 at 2:09 PM

You mean there were other articles? Couldn’t see through the screaming headline. ;)

kim roy on May 17, 2012 at 2:16 PM

And this is why Romney (or whoever is the candidate – it’s not over yet!) just needs to not make any mistakes and play smart.

It seems the Obama admin and team are more than willing to keep shooting themselves in the foot so why get in the way?

kim roy on May 17, 2012 at 1:47 PM

I’d say Obama is deliberately taking positions that, by themselves, might be net losers for him, but that would also deflect attention from the economy, and possibly even dupe voters into thinking the Republicans were the ones playing stupid political games because they had no idea how to make jobs.

It’s actually not a bad strategy, if your opponent takes the bait. But it kind of flops if Romney never takes the bait, continues to talk about the economy, and lets Obama play his game-theoretically suboptimal interest-group strategy all by himself.

Sure, Romney foregoes an opportunity to take that really satisfying political punch that let’s you just savor the sweet taste of your opponents, bitter, bitter, tears, until you realize that 99% of the electorate never cared about whatever the issue was in the first place, and are wondering why you talking about other stuff when they and/or their friends/family/neighbors have been unemployed for the last year.

RINO in Name Only on May 17, 2012 at 2:17 PM

I’m not convinced of this, but I wonder if the Obama campaign is sort of “shaking the tree”, and will get as many of these race/class/gender issues to fall by, say, July.

They will get people inured to this sort of thing, so that the stories can’t grow any legs, and the campaign can focus on Romney’s eeeevil money.

eeyore on May 17, 2012 at 2:17 PM

I’d say Obama is deliberately taking positions that, by themselves, might be net losers for him, but that would also deflect attention from the economy, and possibly even dupe voters into thinking the Republicans were the ones playing stupid political games because they had no idea how to make jobs.

It’s actually not a bad strategy, if your opponent takes the bait. But it kind of flops if Romney never takes the bait, continues to talk about the economy, and lets Obama play his game-theoretically suboptimal interest-group strategy all by himself.

Sure, Romney foregoes an opportunity to take that really satisfying political punch that let’s you just savor the sweet taste of your opponents, bitter, bitter, tears, until you realize that 99% of the electorate never cared about whatever the issue was in the first place, and are wondering why you talking about other stuff when they and/or their friends/family/neighbors have been unemployed for the last year.

RINO in Name Only on May 17, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Romney’s playing it smart – turning any dumb questions back to the economy and not taking the bait.

I agree that it would be so very satisfying to see Romney get into a catfight, but that’s what they want. That’s what minions and SuperPacs are for and Romney needs to distance himself and portray himself as the adult, as that’s what is desperately needed and hopefully that’s what will come through.

Really, none of the Rs need to do much right now but wait for the flop sweat and desperation to take over. It’s actually quite entertaining to see the Ds fling all this cr*p trying to see what will stick and only having it thrown back at them.

kim roy on May 17, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Cuban-Americans? Don’t they also trend Catholic? And pro-life? And anti-same-sex marriage?

Obama’s going to run out of ways to drive them away…

taznar on May 17, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Romney’s playing it smart – turning any dumb questions back to the economy and not taking the bait.

I agree that it would be so very satisfying to see Romney get into a catfight, but that’s what they want. That’s what minions and SuperPacs are for and Romney needs to distance himself and portray himself as the adult, as that’s what is desperately needed and hopefully that’s what will come through.

Really, none of the Rs need to do much right now but wait for the flop sweat and desperation to take over. It’s actually quite entertaining to see the Ds fling all this cr*p trying to see what will stick and only having it thrown back at them.

kim roy on May 17, 2012 at 2:22 PM

I disagree.

Nothing wrong with pointing out the truth, it’s a disservice to voters not to do so.

Romney needs to get a pair and expose Obama for the hateful Marxist he really is. Then again, the PAC itself has wimped out too!

Pretty pathetic that hardly anyone has a pair anymore.

LevinFan on May 17, 2012 at 2:29 PM

sometimes it seems Obowmao is trying to get unelected in November?!?

screwauger on May 17, 2012 at 2:33 PM

The Cuban embargo should end. It should of ended yesterday.

The Cubans should be flooded with American goods and corporations, crappy fast food chains and cheap Chinese products.

The regime will collapse in no time.

rickyricardo on May 17, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Why not?

DarkCurrent on May 17, 2012 at 2:36 PM

IMO, Obama has already lost Florida…

I’m predicting that this is what the electoral college will look like.

http://www.270towin.com/2012_election_predictions.php?mapid=lhD

ninjapirate on May 17, 2012 at 1:26 PM

You can’t split Florida and Nevada without a major anomaly that effects the GOP side of the ticket, such as Ford and Perot were. Otherwise, they’ve gone hand-in-hand for decades.

When Barry was in Nevada last week, he wasn’t strolling through the Mexican communities. He was in white suburbs.

Team Barry knows what’s up.

So if Mitt carries Florida, the odds are very good he’ll take Nevada.

budfox on May 17, 2012 at 2:39 PM

can we end this nonsense over Cuba already? China is far worse and we love doing business with them

DBear on May 17, 2012 at 1:51 PM

So when do you and your niece and nephew move to Habana?

Del Dolemonte on May 17, 2012 at 2:42 PM

kim roy on May 17, 2012 at 2:22 PM

I disagree.

Nothing wrong with pointing out the truth, it’s a disservice to voters not to do so.

Romney needs to get a pair and expose Obama for the hateful Marxist he really is. Then again, the PAC itself has wimped out too!

Pretty pathetic that hardly anyone has a pair anymore.

LevinFan on May 17, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Fair enough. We’ll have to disagree. I don’t think this benefits anyone on the R side right now to start getting into a catfight.

The Dems are imploding on their own. Keep the powder dry and wait it out to see how damaged they are and THEN go for the kill.

There’s lots of time to show what a hateful turd Obama and his idiot minions are. The average voter has an attention span of a guppy. No hurry.

kim roy on May 17, 2012 at 2:44 PM

ED.. you may wanna check this out????

The Vetting from Brietbart.. He has struck from the GRAVE!

upinak on May 17, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Yeah, whether you dismiss birtherism or embrace it, this is worthy of a thread on here. Seriously, this is back in 1991 when no one knew who the hell Obama was, so you’d think they retrieved this background information from the dude himself. I’d love to hear an explanation. And no, “it was a typo” won’t suffice.

Doughboy on May 17, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Well, “The Vetting” is being very careful to not call this latest tidbit “Birtherism”, but are using it to illustrate just how shallow and callous O’bama can be.

The errant Obama biography in the Acton & Dystel booklet does not contradict the authenticity of Obama’s birth certificate. Moreover, several contemporaneous accounts of Obama’s background describe Obama as having been born in Hawaii.

The biography does, however, fit a pattern in which Obama–or the people representing and supporting him–manipulate his public persona.

Del Dolemonte on May 17, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Fair enough. We’ll have to disagree. I don’t think this benefits anyone on the R side right now to start getting into a catfight.

The Dems are imploding on their own. Keep the powder dry and wait it out to see how damaged they are and THEN go for the kill.

There’s lots of time to show what a hateful turd Obama and his idiot minions are. The average voter has an attention span of a guppy. No hurry.

kim roy on May 17, 2012 at 2:44 PM

I’ve seen this game played too many times… and it didn’t work out too well for McCain!

Plus Mitt had no problem using vicious attack ads to smear Santorum and Newt. That was ok, but this isn’t? Remember when he was asked about his SUperpac attacking Newt? Mitt said he legally couldn’t do anything. When it was pointed out that he could, he said this is politics and time for Newt to toughen up!

SO it was ok then but not now? Of course in the primary Mitt did smear on some outright lies. In this case it’s pointing out the truth about Maobama. Sounds like Mittens is afraid of being painted as such a racist and all the backlash. It’s going to happen anyways, why not try fighting back?

LevinFan on May 17, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Maybe Obama will invite to the White House….have commie to commie conversation…

albill on May 17, 2012 at 2:56 PM

kim roy on May 17, 2012 at 2:44 PM

I’ve seen this game played too many times… and it didn’t work out too well for McCain!

Plus Mitt had no problem using vicious attack ads to smear Santorum and Newt. That was ok, but this isn’t? Remember when he was asked about his SUperpac attacking Newt? Mitt said he legally couldn’t do anything. When it was pointed out that he could, he said this is politics and time for Newt to toughen up!

SO it was ok then but not now? Of course in the primary Mitt did smear on some outright lies. In this case it’s pointing out the truth about Maobama. Sounds like Mittens is afraid of being painted as such a racist and all the backlash. It’s going to happen anyways, why not try fighting back?

LevinFan on May 17, 2012 at 2:51 PM

I’m not disagreeing with you. I’m just saying there’s no hurry.

He’s going to have to eventually get his hands dirty, but why do it while the dems are imploding and it’s early? Why give them time to recover and spin? Like I said, the average voter has an attention span of a guppy. Why give them time to forget?

There’s lots of time at the end of summer/early fall and even better in October.

Be patient. If this is still Romney’s MO in September, I’ll totally agree with you. Just right now I personally see no point in wasting ammo.

kim roy on May 17, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Don’t see what the problem is. Barry see’s eye-to-eye with Fidel. Matter of fact, he’s probably envious of Fidel’s powers.

GarandFan on May 17, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Like many have said, Obama is no more a great politician, as he is a president. It is time for people to stop being scared of this man, and Romney despite all his faults is smarter.

Fanatics like Obama always sink themselves, the key is to take advantage of his numerous mistakes, something Clinton figured out too late and McCain never even tried to do. We don’t need to bring up old mistakes like Rev. Wright, because every day Obama supplies new ones. Keep it fresh!

William Eaton on May 17, 2012 at 3:10 PM

The anti-Castro thing is an ’80s phenomenon and those people are now retired and on the government dole while their hipster kids, and grand kids, are lovin’ them some hipster progressive oval office dude.

keep the change on May 17, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Oh, really? Maybe you should spend some more time reading http://babalublog.com/.

steebo77 on May 17, 2012 at 3:11 PM

I’m not disagreeing with you. I’m just saying there’s no hurry.

He’s going to have to eventually get his hands dirty, but why do it while the dems are imploding and it’s early? Why give them time to recover and spin? Like I said, the average voter has an attention span of a guppy. Why give them time to forget?

There’s lots of time at the end of summer/early fall and even better in October.

Be patient. If this is still Romney’s MO in September, I’ll totally agree with you. Just right now I personally see no point in wasting ammo.

kim roy on May 17, 2012 at 3:05 PM

How can Romney change to attack Obama over Wright in Sept? ROmney just handcuffed himself today saying he “repudiates” the attacks on Obama and wants to keep the focus on the economy!

Hannity got it right just now, saying yes you can walk and chew gum at the same time! He called out Romney for it and brought up McCain.

ROmney dropped the ball and shot himself in the foot. Conservatives like you and me can still drag his sorry a$$ across the finish line but he needs to wake up.

LevinFan on May 17, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Would Lorien hit that?

Ward Cleaver on May 17, 2012 at 1:27 PM

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Yes, yes he would, but she called out “Oh papi,” that might kill the mood a bit.

LincolntheHun on May 17, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Gotta love how she’s obsessed with “gay marriage” as if that would make life in Cuba any more tolerable. Unless of course it means they’d have more food ration tickets doled out…

Buy Danish on May 17, 2012 at 3:26 PM

kim roy on May 17, 2012 at 3:05 PM

How can Romney change to attack Obama over Wright in Sept? ROmney just handcuffed himself today saying he “repudiates” the attacks on Obama and wants to keep the focus on the economy!

Hannity got it right just now, saying yes you can walk and chew gum at the same time! He called out Romney for it and brought up McCain.

ROmney dropped the ball and shot himself in the foot. Conservatives like you and me can still drag his sorry a$$ across the finish line but he needs to wake up.

LevinFan on May 17, 2012 at 3:15 PM

That’s what minions are for! You think Obama does his own dirty work? That’s why he’s Mr. Cool.

I’m not happy about Romney being the probable candidate, so please don’t think I’m defending him, but rather the concept of him staying above the fray early in the game.

kim roy on May 17, 2012 at 3:35 PM

Kim Roy,

Pretty disappointing to see the SuperPac wimp out and decide not to mention how Wright has influenced Obama.

LevinFan on May 17, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Listening to lectures from the Castro family on the nature of political and cultural freedom is somewhat akin to having to sit through a seminar on graciousness by Morton Downey.

Good one!

BTW, doesn’t anybody on the left remember when Fidel used to “quarantine” AIDS patients?

DagoTwit on May 17, 2012 at 4:38 PM

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