Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Quote of the Day

“Like An Old Friend”

"Congress is in recess this week, and several House Democrats decided to spend their break in the Caribbean – specifically in communist Cuba. They went with the blessing of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the State Department and presumably the Obama White House. Three members of the Congressional Black Caucus met with the island’s dictator, Fidel Castro, and emerged gushing with praise for the Stalinist relic. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) said, “It was almost like listening to an old friend.” That says a lot about the state of today’s Democrat Party!

According to one press report, Castro issued a statement saying that Democrats told him that racism is to blame for the current U.S. policy toward Cuba. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) denies it, saying, “That didn’t happen.” But why would their “old friend” Fidel lie about something like that? Leftist dictators never tell lies; only “evil” Bush and the CIA lie.

Sadly, our leftists never learn. They are always willing to believe the worst about America and willing to believe the best about our enemies. Fidel Castro is a brutal communist thug. He is responsible for the deaths of thousands of people. His jails are full of pro-democracy and religious dissidents. He once gladly accepted Soviet nuclear missiles aimed at American cities, threatening millions of our citizens, including black Americans in those cities, with instant death. But that’s all water under the bridge now. Castro asked his guests, “How can we help President Obama?”

I have a suggestion: Before President Obama moves to ease travel restrictions, let Castro make the first move by granting his people the freedom to visit the United States. The exodus from Castro’s communist “paradise” would speak for itself and shame the America-haters in Congress."

Gary Bauer
Campaign for Working Families