Video: Romney honors Cuban democracy activists on Cuban Independence Day

posted at 2:01 pm on May 20, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Sometimes a candidate can plan on certain calendar events to help them make their case, but often fortune and their opponents can lend a hand as well.  That’s the case today, which happens to be Cuban Independence Day, which gives politicians at all levels a chance to connect to the Cuban-American community, especially in Florida.  But when one of the two candidates in a race just gave a visa to a member of the Castro family to allow her to conduct activist politics in the US, well, that’s an opportunity a candidate simply can’t pass up.  Mitt Romney released a video today celebrating Cuban democracy activists and scolding American politicians who act to undermine them (transcript by Andrew Malcolm):

In recent years and months, we have seen the deaths of Orlando Zapata Tamayo, Juan Wilfredo Soto, Wilman Villar and Laura Pollan at the hands of the dictatorship. We have witnessed the continued incarceration of peaceful pro-democracy activists and the unlawful imprisonment of Alan Gross.

These injustices make painfully clear that the Castros’ grip on power remains as tight as ever. The regime touts so-called “reforms,” but the facts point to continued oppression. The Cuban people still live in constant fear of a brutal totalitarian regime that has demonstrated time and again its utter disregard for basic human dignity.

The fight for a free Cuba has gone on for far too long.

Romney got in a swipe at the Obama administration without naming names:

In recent years, we have seen the United States back away from pressuring the Castro regime, under the misguided view that placating them with an open hand would yield progress. That naiveté has invited only more cruelty and oppression in return.

The reference to “an open hand” is a direct slap at Barack Obama, who used that phrase often in the 2008 election as his way of differentiating himself from George W. Bush.  The “open hand” approach resulted in a visa for Mariela Castro, daughter of Cuban dictator Raul Castro, to visit the US and take part in political events in San Francisco and New York.  That decision resulted in near-universal condemnation within American politics, with both a Democratic and Republican Senator of Cuban heritage (Robert Menendez and Marco Rubio) immediately issuing statements condemning the decision.

Romney probably planned to issue this kind of video statement for months.  Florida is a tough swing state, and Cuban liberty is an issue that strongly resonates in the Sunshine State (and elsewhere, for that matter).  Romney couldn’t have wished for more of an opening to draw a contrast this week, though.  While Romney praises the martyrdom of Orlando Zapata Tamayo, Juan Wilfredo Soto, Wilman Villar and Laura Pollan for their efforts to engage in the politics of dissent in Cuba, Obama allows the daughter of the dictator that killed these Cuban patriots to engage in American political events.  It’s a disturbing contrast, and one that won’t be overlooked in Florida.


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Awesome…

OmahaConservative on May 20, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Floridians, you know what to do. Obama spat in your face with his actions. Spit back in November.

Conservchik on May 20, 2012 at 2:10 PM

…no John McCain response…that’s for sure!

KOOLAID2 on May 20, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Wow! I’m going to send this to my son-in-law who fled Castro’s regime over 20 yrs ago during the height of the boat-load exodus from Cuba. I know he will be even more impressed by it than I am.

Flora Duh on May 20, 2012 at 2:13 PM

I read somewhere that shortly before Super Bowl III, the team captains of the New York Jets approached the coaches and said “Please don’t make us watch any more game film of the Colts; we’re worried it’s going to make our teammates overconfident.”

That’s kind of how I’m starting to feel here. I’m close to admonishing Ed to stop putting up posts like this, because it’s making me overconfident about November!

radjah shelduck on May 20, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Nicely done.

But Norwegian, Stoic Idiot and Pragmatic will be here shortly to piss all over this. I’m starting to think they’re plants.

John the Libertarian on May 20, 2012 at 2:16 PM

They say timing is everything.

Cindy Munford on May 20, 2012 at 2:17 PM

What was the question asked in the headline thread? Oh yeah:

Is Romney missing an opportunity on foreign policy?

I guess this video pretty much answers that question, at least on one Foreign Policy front.

Flora Duh on May 20, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Amazing! Romney took a stand on something. He is against tyranny and Castro!

nottakingsides on May 20, 2012 at 2:21 PM

castro’s bff, sean penn, most hurt.

mittens on May 20, 2012 at 2:22 PM

This is the type of leadership, initiative and competence I want to see in the oval office.

talkingpoints on May 20, 2012 at 2:24 PM

Viva Cuba libre!

Schadenfreude on May 20, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Not a big fan of Mitten, but he does look “Presidential”. He’s definitley not “Maverick” McCain.

patch on May 20, 2012 at 2:28 PM

That was beautiful.

tree hugging sister on May 20, 2012 at 2:34 PM

2nd that OC

cmsinaz on May 20, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Thank you Mitt. I would imagine that Ted Cruz here in TX thanks you also because of his parents fleeing Cuba.
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letget on May 20, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Viva Ted Cruz

Schadenfreude on May 20, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Nicely done.

We royally screwed the Cubans and nearly the US in the 60s culminating in the Bay of Pigs disaster (thank you JFK).

No retreat, no surrender on Cuba.

CorporatePiggy on May 20, 2012 at 2:43 PM

cmsinaz on May 20, 2012 at 2:34 PM

I am becoming more optimistic that Romney can beat 0bama…

OmahaConservative on May 20, 2012 at 2:45 PM

I was not a Romney fan early on, but I’m warming up to him. He has impressed me more and more.

And 0′s campaign making so many stupid moves, out of desperation in my opinion, has given Romney opportunities that he has exploited. Loving it, going to need lots of popcorn over the next few months.

It’s official: I will no longer call him “mittens.”

iurockhead on May 20, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Cuban Independence Day

That must have happened that week I was in a coma.

No, I was never in a coma.

BobMbx on May 20, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Yepper OC

Gotta go for the gusto

cmsinaz on May 20, 2012 at 2:48 PM

That’s kind of how I’m starting to feel here. I’m close to admonishing Ed to stop putting up posts like this, because it’s making me overconfident about November!

radjah shelduck on May 20, 2012 at 2:14 PM

.
I’m concerned that Romney is peaking too soon and won’t have anything left for the all-important last 30 days before the election Tuesday.

ExpressoBold on May 20, 2012 at 2:51 PM

I was always gonna vote for him.

I have already donated to him.

Now I may actually believe in him.

WryTrvllr on May 20, 2012 at 2:55 PM

so if mitt is so pro-Cuban why doesn’t he get up front and center and support Ted Cruz like Sarah has. oh yeah……mitts got a yellow streak.

renalin on May 20, 2012 at 3:01 PM

OmahaConservative on May 20, 2012 at 2:05 PM

(caught you on the terrorist thread O C…was out and will be busy this p m.)

KOOLAID2 on May 20, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Yesterday was Armed Forces Day…was it mentioned by Obama or Romney?

Annually held the third Saturday in May. Intended to pay tribute to all the men and women who have served their country in the Armed Forces.

Schadenfreude on May 20, 2012 at 3:02 PM

just got a call from mom. She was born in Baracoa, Cuba and has message for mitt…..”hodete”

renalin on May 20, 2012 at 3:03 PM

renalin on May 20, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Romney came out against tyranny. That was a huge step for him. And you want more?

nottakingsides on May 20, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Romney came out against tyranny. That was a huge step for him. And you want more?

nottakingsides on May 20, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Idiots on the left are forgiven on “tyranny”.

Idiots on the right should never be.

It is assumed and 100% expected for the right to be against tyranny.

Wgat on Earth makes some of you slobber over the obvious?

It s/b news is the right would be against a free Cuba.

Now, all tyrants spontaneously combust, the world over!

Schadenfreude on May 20, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Schadenfreude on May 20, 2012 at 3:02 PM

Mitt is missing a golden opportunity by not making statements/video’s everytime a Vet related date comes up, IMO. bho only does so when he needs a photo op with the military and most of the time he screws that up with wrong names etc.

I don’t know how many in the military like bho, but Mitt might be able to help him get votes by dealing every once and while with Vet issues?
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letget on May 20, 2012 at 3:10 PM

I’m starting to think they’re plants.

John the Libertarian on May 20, 2012 at 2:16 PM

..potted palms? Illicium floridanum?

The War Planner on May 20, 2012 at 3:11 PM

I don’t know how many in the military like bho, but Mitt might be able to help him get votes by dealing every once and while with Vet issues?
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letget on May 20, 2012 at 3:10 PM

..good point. Memorial Day?

The War Planner on May 20, 2012 at 3:14 PM

..potted palms? Illicium floridanum?

The War Planner on May 20, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Not to confuse with the edible star anise.

Schadenfreude on May 20, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Viva Cuba libre!

Schadenfreude on May 20, 2012 at 2:26 PM

..amen. And I believe I will have one myself, thank you!

The War Planner on May 20, 2012 at 3:16 PM

I don’t know how many in the military like bho, but Mitt might be able to help him get votes by dealing every once and while with Vet issues?
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letget on May 20, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Believe it or not, but Obama got the majority of military vote in 08. Go figure

Redford on May 20, 2012 at 3:21 PM

The embargo is idiotic. The Cuban regime could not withstand an onslaught of American culture, goods, services and exchange.

rickyricardo on May 20, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Believe it or not, but Obama got the majority of military vote in 08. Go figure

Redford on May 20, 2012 at 3:21 PM

He hands out goodies, incl. the 4 stars to generals…why do you think they support him, with all the PC b/s, right ahead of their retirement. They s/b lined up…one after the other…instead the take the extra dough and retire in the best of spots, the land/world over.

Mitt missed a huge opportunity yesterday.

It is no logner PC on the left to celebrate the Armed Forces Day.

Mitt and his blew it.

Schadenfreude on May 20, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Believe it or not, but Obama got the majority of military vote in 08. Go figure

Redford on

WHERE did you GET that from? I KNOW that’s the popular canard, but it’s simply NOT TRUE:

…Without scientific polling — because the Pentagon, which frequently reports on troops’ views on their housing and healthcare, shies away from partisan questions to avoid politicization — researchers are left to rely on anecdotal and voluntary surveys to get a sense of where the military vote is moving.

In Tuesday’s election, 15% of voters were military veterans, and 54% of them voted for John McCain — a 3-point decrease from Bush’s take in 2004, according to the National Election Pool exit poll.

tree hugging sister on May 20, 2012 at 4:02 PM

While Romney praises the martyrdom of Orlando Zapata Tamayo, Juan Wilfredo Soto, Wilman Villar and Laura Pollan for their efforts to engage in the politics of dissent in Cuba, Obama allows the daughter of the dictator that killed these Cuban patriots to engage in American political events. It’s a disturbing contrast, and one that won’t be overlooked in Florida.

Yup.

cicerone on May 20, 2012 at 4:22 PM

so if mitt is so pro-Cuban why doesn’t he get up front and center and support Ted Cruz like Sarah has. oh yeah……mitts got a yellow streak.

renalin on May 20, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Was that why Palin endorsed Cruz? Because he is Cuban? Why don’t you get up front and center with common sense and intellectual honesty for the first time in your life.?

cicerone on May 20, 2012 at 4:23 PM

The embargo is idiotic. The Cuban regime could not withstand an onslaught of American culture, goods, services and exchange.

rickyricardo on May 20, 2012 at 3:26 PM

And TOURISM, which would bring in a tremendous amount of money to the island, and, as a result, make people yearn for a freer Cuba…..or something.

The embargo is stupid on it’s own merits.

WryTrvllr on May 20, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Mitt is our next POTUS and thank goodness for that! What a breath of fresh air is will be to have a President who is on the side of freedom gain! Freedom for Cubans and freedom for Americans.

P.S. In today’s Veep stakes Paul Ryan put in a good appearance on the talk shows and Chris Christie laid a smack down on the One over PBHO’s idiotic obsession with trains, green jobs and electric car fantasies. Either one would be a great choice and I hope that the super secret short list is very short with these two on it.

MJBrutus on May 20, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Cuban Independence Day

Maybe someone can explain this to me.

From what I understand things were much better before Castro sold a new Dictator as “freedom”. My grandparents visited Cuba and had a great time before this.

The embargo is idiotic. The Cuban regime could not withstand an onslaught of American culture, goods, services and exchange.

rickyricardo on May 20, 2012 at 3:26 PM

And TOURISM, which would bring in a tremendous amount of money to the island, and, as a result, make people yearn for a freer Cuba…..or something.

The embargo is stupid on it’s own merits.

WryTrvllr on May 20, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Mitt supporters like these make me feel this is the real Mitt position. Coddle and enrich the dictator. You know because just talking to someone always works so well. I mean now Iran is talking to us again. Ignore the number of nukes Iran has now. Ignore the pain Castro causes his people.

Steveangell on May 20, 2012 at 5:03 PM

There’s something definitely not normal about Romneye. I get really creepy Illuminati Brainwash vibes off this guy.

sartana on May 20, 2012 at 5:06 PM

he is definitely a supercreep…just like obamabi

NOMITTNOBAMA 2012!

Pragmatic on May 20, 2012 at 5:09 PM

NOMITTNOBAMA 2012!

Pragmatic on May 20, 2012 at 5:09 PM

NODOGMATIC 2012.

The War Planner on May 20, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Believe it or not, but Obama got the majority of military vote in 08. Go figure

Redford on May 20, 2012 at 3:21 PM

No he didn’t-according to Politico, he only got 44% of them. McCain got 50%.

Del Dolemonte on May 20, 2012 at 5:16 PM

The War Planner on May 20, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Just what is it, do you suppose, that motivates sad sacks like the trio above your post to come here? It can’t be that strangers in the real world don’t spit on them as they pass by, so why would they need to come here and catch cyber loogies?

MJBrutus on May 20, 2012 at 5:18 PM

he is definitely a supercreep…just like obamabi

NOMITTNOBAMA 2012!

Pragmatic on May 20, 2012 at 5:09 PM

..naw, mate, I can’t just leave it there. Vapid, meaningless, cretinous, gratuitous comments totally bereft of any degree of sophistication whatsoever. Completely devoid of significant content. Clearly the product of subhuman intellect.

For the assembled throngs, I gots to know: are you at all able to fog a mirror?

The War Planner on May 20, 2012 at 5:20 PM

MJBrutus on May 20, 2012 at 5:18 PM

..dunno, MJ. Kinda think it’s the natural biological tendency for paramecia to swim toward the light or something.

The War Planner on May 20, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Video: Romney panders to Cuban democracy activists on Cuban Independence Day

our cuba policy has yielded remarkable progress over the last 60 years – thanks to the embargo, the cuban people a freer than ever. that’s why we need mitt de romney as president, otherwise all of these gains might be lost.

sesquipedalian on May 20, 2012 at 5:24 PM

I don’t know how many in the military like bho, but Mitt might be able to help him get votes by dealing every once and while with Vet issues?
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letget on May 20, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Maybe, but unlike other groups, vets don’t need to be “pandered” to…They already KNOW that we repubs support them. I do agree, that at least a MENTION should have been made, though.

lovingmyUSA on May 20, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Mitt supporters like these make me feel this is the real Mitt position. Coddle and enrich the dictator. You know because just talking to someone always works so well. I mean now Iran is talking to us again. Ignore the number of nukes Iran has now. Ignore the pain Castro causes his people.

Steveangell on May 20, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Boy THAT’s a stretch…I see your reading comprehension cant seem to understand what the “open hand” comment of Romney’s meant…

“Romney got in a swipe at the Obama administration without naming names: “In recent years, we have seen the United States back away from pressuring the Castro regime, under the misguided view that placating them with an open hand would yield progress. That naiveté has invited only more cruelty and oppression in return.”

The reference to “an open hand” is a direct slap at Barack Obama, who used that phrase often in the 2008 election as his way of differentiating himself from George W. Bush. The “open hand” approach resulted in a visa for Mariela Castro, daughter of Cuban dictator Raul Castro, to visit the US and take part in political events in San Francisco and New York. That decision resulted in near-universal condemnation within American politics, with both a Democratic and Republican Senator of Cuban heritage (Robert Menendez and Marco Rubio) immediately issuing statements condemning the decision.”

lovingmyUSA on May 20, 2012 at 5:46 PM

NOMITTNOBAMA 2012!

Pragmatic on May 20, 2012 at 5:09 PM

During his speech, with the debt clock ticking away behind him, Romney rightfully blamed both parties for our rapidly-growing national debt. It’s a serious problem that neither party seems willing to address.

But this prop is obnoxious. It is incredibly dishonest for Romney to scare people about the debt when, in reality, he has absolutely no serious plan to cut spending and reduce the national debt.

This is why Mitt will not win and this.
Cramer about Romney work at Bain.

Cramer knows business. When he says something like this it is very unlikely he is wrong. After more than a decade sure some of the Companies Romney sucked money out of did well and have hired perhaps 100k but the immediate result was loss of jobs. He also did very poorly in Mass. Romney Care cost jobs.

Steveangell on May 20, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Look how Romneye brings out the creepy even in his defenders. Romney has done very well to earn the epithet “creepy”- it was in the campaign he ran and everything before that for the last few years. There’s a reason that all who’ve run against him despise him and don’t care to hide it.

Something seriously wrong with breaking out the term “sub-human” when referring to someone you don’t agree with. It’s something the Left does when it has no argument. Romneye’s going to bring out the Liberal Creeps on the Right.

He’s already gotten stalwarts on the Right to applaud Romneycare and now they’re in this sneaky push to move on Amnesty with this sham “Rubio Dream Act” which everyone know is the Romney Dream Act. Wait till he has you defending Gay Adoption. If you’re a Conservative who feels slightly off for having to support Romneye now, wait till November- he’s going to lead the Party of the rails.

He’s a shameless two-faced liar, and he’s engineering one of the greatest swindles in history right before our eyes:

http://minx.cc/?post=300719

I want Obama out, and in the dock, as much as anyone. But not at the cost of throwing out all principle. Not for this fraud.

sartana on May 20, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Heckava Cuban Independence Day speech. Viva Romney!

Zumkopf on May 20, 2012 at 5:55 PM

And TOURISM, which would bring in a tremendous amount of money to the island, and, as a result, make people yearn for a freer Cuba…..or something.

The embargo is stupid on it’s own merits.

WryTrvllr on May 20, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Mitt supporters like these make me feel this is the real Mitt position. Coddle and enrich the dictator. You know because just talking to someone always works so well. I mean now Iran is talking to us again. Ignore the number of nukes Iran has now. Ignore the pain Castro causes his people.

Steveangell on May 20, 2012 at 5:03 PM

sorry. I forgot the sarc tag for ya

WryTrvllr on May 20, 2012 at 6:22 PM

Mitt vs. BHO:

It’s a disturbing contrast, and one that won’t be overlooked in Florida November.

FIFY

IrishEyes on May 20, 2012 at 6:34 PM

I feel though this speech was considered some time ago to be delivered. It was delivered sincerely by Mitt. Giving 0 the backhanded non compliment is sweet.

Bmore on May 20, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Cramer knows business. When he says something like this it is very unlikely he is wrong. After more than a decade sure some of the Companies Romney sucked money out of did well and have hired perhaps 100k but the immediate result was loss of jobs. He also did very poorly in Mass. Romney Care cost jobs.

Steveangell on May 20, 2012 at 5:46 PM

..The guy’s a hack, a clown, a carnival barker, and a liberal who originally backed Obama. Of course he’s going to bag on Romney. Sure hope you don’t take investment advice from this guy.

The War Planner on May 20, 2012 at 6:54 PM

sartana on May 20, 2012 at 5:52 PM

..we sincerely thank you for your concern.

The War Planner on May 20, 2012 at 6:55 PM

To those who fear Mr. Romney is peaking too soon. Not so, There is so much on the plate that can be thrown at Obama and his ilk, he is just getting started. Let’s celebrate that he actually started!!!!

MNDavenotPC on May 20, 2012 at 7:37 PM

I want Obama out, and in the dock, as much as anyone. But not at the cost of throwing out all principle. Not for this fraud.

sartana on May 20, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Bwahahahahahaha! Obviously the eff not. In fact, as your post proves, you’re just about the opposite of someone who wants Obama out.

But as The War Planner noted, thank you for your concern.

Dark Star on May 20, 2012 at 7:48 PM

You bolded the wrong part, knucklehead. Here, I’ll do it for you:

But not at the cost of throwing out all principle.

And Dark Star, since you’ve progressed so nicely with your grooming- when they’re done giving it to you, a reach-around is encouraged.

sartana on May 20, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Was that why Palin endorsed Cruz? Because he is Cuban? Why don’t you get up front and center with common sense and intellectual honesty for the first time in your life.?

cicerone on May 20, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Palin endorsed Cruz and Fischer et al because she knows very well what the GOPe’s game is. Romney won’t do the same because in the first place he pretty much owes his current position to the GOPe; and in the second place he knows he’s already not the strongest candidate in the world, so he’s not going to go out on a limb and risk getting egg on his face.

That said, I can’t fault what he says here other than to point out that oblique, passive-voice criticisms of Obama aren’t going to cut it. You’ve got to deliver body-blows to the guy constantly, while showing that you’re nothing like him.

ddrintn on May 20, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Mitt is our next POTUS and thank goodness for that! What a breath of fresh air is will be to have a President who is on the side of freedom gain! Freedom for Cubans and freedom for Americans.

MJBrutus on May 20, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Considering all the weasels in politics, Mitt is fairly consistent on such issues, and he is willing to use words others fear, although he will use the most cautious language.

In the Michigan Primary Mitt won against McCain, McCain said lost jobs were not coming back from overseas, and Mitt answered “of course they can”. This contrasts to the bellicose words of the Dems on the issue as if they are demanding the Chinese return the lost jobs

Of the three positions, Mitts is the best and it is winnable, if we can unshackle America again

Mitt was consistent on upholding immigration law, which includes the special stand of America on Cuba, a strategic gateway for our enemies

We might get a law abiding President which would be a pleasant change

entagor on May 20, 2012 at 10:05 PM

sesquipedalian on May 20, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Fool, No one is free, or freer, due to Obama.

Schadenfreude on May 20, 2012 at 10:51 PM

This Floridian will never vote for Etch-a-sketch the statist.

Jayrae on May 20, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Why didn’t the hypocrite endorse for senate the Conservative who fled Castros’s Cuba, Marielena Stuart?

Instead the Big Government statist chose to endorse a politician for life, who never worked a day in his life except for on the government dole, Connie Mack. Who just so happens to be married to one of the 8 traitors who voted in the congress for Cap and Trade.

Cubans aren’t buying Etch-a-sketch’s BS

http://www.marielenastuartforussenate2012.com/

Etch-a-sketch stinks on ice!

Jayrae on May 20, 2012 at 11:49 PM

In recent years, we have seen the United States back away from pressuring the Castro regime, under the misguided view that placating them with an open hand would yield progress. That naiveté has invited only more cruelty and oppression in return.

Statements such as that one by Mitt Romney are why I support the guy for the U.S. Presidency. That’s a really forceful, blunt, intelligent, wise and responsible statement Romney’s made, right there. I’m proud of him for saying that.

Lourdes on May 21, 2012 at 5:49 AM

The reference to “an open hand” is a direct slap at Barack Obama, who used that phrase often in the 2008 election as his way of differentiating himself from George W. Bush. The “open hand” approach resulted in a visa for Mariela Castro, daughter of Cuban dictator Raul Castro, to visit the US and take part in political events in San Francisco and New York. That decision resulted in near-universal condemnation within American politics, with both a Democratic and Republican Senator of Cuban heritage (Robert Menendez and Marco Rubio) immediately issuing statements condemning the decision.

And that also points out (to those paying attention) that Obama is engaged in pro-Castro politics, though “politics” is a modest, understated word for it.

Lourdes on May 21, 2012 at 5:51 AM

This is why Mitt will not win and this.
Cramer about Romney work at Bain.

Cramer knows business. When he says something like this it is very unlikely he is wrong. After more than a decade sure some of the Companies Romney sucked money out of did well and have hired perhaps 100k but the immediate result was loss of jobs. He also did very poorly in Mass. Romney Care cost jobs.

Steveangell on May 20, 2012 at 5:46 PM

I had a big laugh from reading that.

“Cramer knows business” is a statement that’s right out of Mad Magazine.

Lourdes on May 21, 2012 at 6:07 AM

Steveangell on May 20, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Otherwise, your allegations are pablum nonsense.

Just trying to help you out a bit, perhaps come to your senses at some future time.

Lourdes on May 21, 2012 at 6:08 AM

Well, wow, having now read through all the earlier comments, I see the Left is out in force here condemning Romney.

Almost certainly, this particular post with issue (Cuba) is nectar to the Left as it is because it presents a constructive, bold and intelligent statement by Romney and it stings, sorta’, the Left’s need to hang onto as many among the ethnic/Hispanic/Latino voter block as possible. It’s interesting to see and track the subjects that associate with Romney about which the Left appears by groups to attack Romney: when the Left’s cement-blocked “kinds” or groups are being addressed…the Left just has to try to scare them back to the Obama Camp.

Lourdes on May 21, 2012 at 6:13 AM

Well, wow, having now read through all the earlier comments, I see the Left is out in force here condemning Romney.

Almost certainly, this particular post with issue (Cuba) is nectar to the Left as it is because it presents a constructive, bold and intelligent statement by Romney and it stings, sorta’,

Lourdes on May 21, 2012 at 6:13 AM

Typical ‘bot logic on parade again: if you criticize Romney, you’re on “the Left”. And of course we’re all supposed to fall down in aodration of Romney because he’s soooooo unique in being the only GOP presidential candidate ever to be anti-Castro. Come on.

ddrintn on May 21, 2012 at 7:49 AM

I’m glad Mittens wasn’t too meek to mention that mess.
Cuba could be a great place. We just have to kill the communists.

swinia sutki on May 21, 2012 at 10:21 AM