Yesterday's joint press conference between Barack Obama and Raul Castro was a sorry spectacle to behold. Predictably, Castro launched into a tirade against America, castigating us for a variety of alleged sins and human rights violations. Obama's defense of our values was about as limp as his wrist.
At one point Obama said, "I actually welcome President Castro commenting on some of the areas where he feels that we're falling short."
Of course, any American conservative who tells Obama where he is falling short is quickly branded a bigot. But when it comes to the Marxist Castro, Obama welcomes the critique.
Cubans have been fleeing the "workers' paradise" for decades. Even after the supposed thaw in relations, they are still choosing to leave, coming across the Texas border in record numbers.
But there's more. Castro also lectured Obama about a favorite left-wing theme -- the notion that women in America are paid less for equal work. Sadly, Obama didn't have the courage to remind Castro that equal pay for equal work in Cuba amounts to about $20 a month for men and women. Isn't socialism wonderful? Everyone is equally poor!