Communist Leader, Fidel Castro died on Black Friday and the left is in a frenzy it seems. Mainstream media is trying to paint the monster as a martyr and Obama has been busy pandering the way Obama does. It seems that the only ones who remember the over 3600 deaths by firing squad without a trial he committed, or the Cuban missile crisis, as well as the hundreds of thousands of Cubans who have fled his tyrannical dictatorship over the years are those the majority of those on the Right.
Even celebrities are coming out praising Castro’s supposed contributions to Cuba. Colin Kaepernick had taken an stance against oppression of minorities by way of kneeling during America’s national anthem, yet then turns around and praises a dictator that oppressed an entire country in some of the foulest ways possible.
Obama says, let history “record and judge the enormous impact of this singular figure on the people and world around him,” as well as, there were “countless ways in which Fidel Castro altered the course of individual lives, families, and of the Cuban nation.”
Obama even mentioned, in an ironic twist, his own efforts during his White House tenure “to put the past behind us,” despite the nearly 60 years of political discord between the U.S. and its island neighbor.
President Trump however addressed the death of Castro exactly the way he should have.
Fidel Castro is dead!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 26, 2016
His presidential transition team issued a longer statement two hours later, marking “the passing of a brutal dictator who oppressed his own people for nearly six decades.”
Trump went on to say in a statement, “Fidel Castro’s legacy is one of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights. While Cuba remains a totalitarian island, it is my hope that today marks a move away from the horrors endured for too long, and toward a future in which the wonderful Cuban people finally live in the freedom they so richly deserve.”
The people of Cuba have struggled too long. Will reverse Obama's Executive Orders and concessions towards Cuba until freedoms are restored.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 12, 2016
Even our Vice President-Elect addressed this death as it should be addressed.
The tyrant #Castro is dead. New hope dawns. We will stand with the oppressed Cuban people for a free and democratic Cuba. Viva Cuba Libre!
— Mike Pence (@mike_pence) November 26, 2016
Many more politicians went on twitter to slam Obama’s pandering and to give their opinions of Castro’s death.
Via CBS News:
— Senator Rubio Press (@SenRubioPress) November 26, 2016
In another post to Twitter, Rubio further criticized Mr. Obama for his “pathetic” statement, slamming the president for neglecting to mention the “thousands [Castro] killed & imprisoned.” California Rep. Ed Royce, the Republican chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, had his own skewering statement on the dictator, saying that “no one should rule anywhere near as long as Fidel Castro did.” “His legacy is one of repression at home and support for terrorism abroad. Sadly, Raul Castro is no better for Cubans who yearn for freedom,” Royce said. The communist dictator, however, was “fondly” remembered by former President Jimmy Carter, who took several steps to normalize relations between the U.S. and the island nation during his time in office, including the establishment of “interest sections” — now embassies — in Havana and Washington. “Rosalynn and I share our sympathies with the Castro family and the Cuban people on the death of Fidel Castro,” Mr. Carter said in a statement released Saturday by the Atlanta-based Carter Center. “We remember fondly our visits with him in Cuba and his love of his country. We wish the Cuban citizens peace and prosperity in the years ahead.” In 2011, Mr. Carter visited with Castro in Cuba, telling reporters that he and the then-84-year-old leader had “welcomed each other as old friends.” Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who Mr. Trump could tap for a post in his incoming administration, seemed to react to Mr. Carter’s statement Saturday with his own critical tweet:
Build a list of those praising Castro and you will have a list of leftists who reject reality for an ideological fantasy
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) November 26, 2016
Sure does seem to me as though the left is finally getting called out for what it truly is, pathetic. Let the record show that the death of a murderous tyrant is what is finally causing more of our silent politicians to finally speak out.
I for one think I want to throw a party!
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H/T [ CBS News ]