[Rushtalk] Christmas For Dictators...........

John A. Quayle blueoval57 at verizon.net
Fri Dec 19 23:02:15 MST 2014


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Thursday, December 18, 2014

To: Friends & Supporters

From: Gary L. Bauer


Obama's Christmas For Dictators

Dictators all over the world are receiving the gift they desired most 
-- America handcuffed by a president intent on giving them whatever 
they want. Yesterday it was the Castro brothers turn to sit on 
Obama's lap and get their goodies.

Cuba's communist government has its back against the wall. Russia is 
reeling from falling oil prices and couldn't bail Cuba out. The same 
is true for Cuba's socialist ally, Venezuela. And then along comes 
"Obama Claus."

Even the liberal Washington Post's lead editorial today accused Obama 
of giving Cuba a "bailout." The Post editors wrote: "President Obama 
granted the regime everything on its wish list. . ." They quoted 
Cuba's leading dissident blogger, Yoani Sanchez, who said yesterday, 
"Castroism has won," and sadly observed that freedom fighters like 
her in Cuba will have to endure the gloating of their oppressors.

While Obama was speaking to the American people yesterday and 
claiming that our "isolation" of the Cuban regime was a failure (It 
was not a failure -- it succeeded in marginalizing Cuba's dictatorial 
government), Raul Castro spoke to the Cuban people for four minutes. 
He used his brief address to dig in his heels and defend his 
communist/socialist regime.

Congressional Republicans were loud and strong in their condemnation 
of Obama's move, including Senator Marco Rubio, Senator Ted Cruz and 
Rep. Paul Ryan. But Senator Rand Paul broke ranks and said more trade 
with Cuba was "a good thing." (I don't know what Paul's strategy is, 
but siding with Obama, Hillary and Jimmy Carter doesn't seem like a 
winner for 2016 GOP primaries.)

Elliott Abrams made perhaps the most insightful observation on the 
impact of Obama's move. 
<http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/castro-cuba-obama-and-iran_821771.html>You 
can read it here. His point: The world just saw our 50-year old 
foreign policy on Cuba change in the blink of Obama's eye -- and not 
because Cuba changed for the better. Fears among our allies will grow 
that he could do the same rash thing with Iran or China.  
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