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Obama wins coveted Castro endorsement

Obama wins coveted Castro endorsement

Everyone else seems to be bailing on Barack Obama these days, but not the Castro regime.  In a move that enraged Florida’s Cuban expatriate community, the Administration granted Raul Castro’s daughter, Mariela Castro, a visa to spread Cuban Communist propaganda in the United States… because she’s supposedly an expert in gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender rights.

The spectacle of a high-ranking Party official from a brutal Communist dictatorship masquerading as a proponent of anyone’s “rights” must be confusing to anyone who doesn’t understand how “liberalism” really works.  Not to mention that her father’s regime is still holding an American citizen hostage in Cuba!

The Wall Street Journal reports on what Castro has been up to since the Administration put that visa in her hands:

Notwithstanding her “work” as what she calls “a sexologist,” the Communist Party official did not shy away from carrying water for Uncle Fidel and her despotic daddy while on American soil. Much of her time was spent promoting the party line and disparaging human-rights defenders. Among other pearls from the child of privilege came the claim that in Cuba “people who dissent don’t go to jail.”

She also put on the table again Cuba’s view that if the U.S. wants to win the release of U.S. Agency for International Development contractor Alan Gross, who has been languishing in a Cuban jail since December 2009, it should agree to release the five convicted Cuban spies who are in jail in the U.S.

The Castro regime is apparently satisfied with Obama’s tacit support, or at least his weakness, because Mariela Castro gave the incumbent a nice endorsement during an interview with Christiane Amanpour of CNN last week.  “As a citizen of the world, I would like him to win,” said the dictator’s daughter.  “Given the choices, I prefer Obama.”

“He wants to do much more than what he’s been able to do,” Castro continued – a statement which is undoubtedly true, and absolutely bone-chilling.  “That’s the way I interpret it personally.  I don’t know if I’m being objective.”

It’s always hard to tell when the representative of a brutal Communist regime is being “objective.”

At any rate, Castro concluded, “I believe that Obama needs another opportunity and he needs greater support to move forward with his projects and his ideas, which I believe come from the bottom of his heart.”  She hopes Obama might develop a relationship with the Cuban Communists “as good or better than we had under President Carter.”

There’s a great campaign slogan for our embattled incumbent!  “Obama 2012: Give him more time, and he might just be as good as Jimmy Carter!”


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