Hey Barack, when you’re losing “The View” you’re losing.
Joy Behar, an outspoken critic of Trump, pointed out that the Republican was “right” about the Iraq invasion being a “huge mistake” and everyone seemed to be in agreement that Trump accurately noted in January that “there’s something bad going on” in Brussels.
And you’re taking Hillary with you.
“He was right, so his foreign policy isn’t so outrageous,” co-host Sunny Hostin said. She later added, “I can’t believe I’m feeling this way, but he seems reasonable today.”
Co-host Paula Faris also expressed some shock that Trump was seeming more like the “voice of reason” on terrorism.
It’s not an endorsement, but it’s certainly a slap that will leave a mark on Democrats. And especially Barack Obama and his response to terrorism.
Unfortunately the netting around Barack and Raul Castro isn’t a security fence at Gitmo.
Here’s the truth: Cuba is, along with North Korea, the most repressive totalitarian regime left on the face of the earth. Obama’s visit is a betrayal of the dissidents on the island who are risking their lives for democracy and human rights.
Having fun at a ballgame while people speaking out against the Police State that is Cuba is awesome… except for the Cuban people. Anyone disagreeing with the laughing sociopath in the picture above should perhaps speak to Ailer González and Claudio Fuentes – both members of the Forum for Rights and Freedom:
After years of struggle against the one-party state and the Castro brothers, they feel our President Obama has let them down by making friends with their enemy.
González has the bruises to prove that, for them, the battle is by no means over. She and her husband were beaten the day before when they tried to visit the hotel near where Obama was staying to get online.
(Like the vast majority of Cuban people, they have no internet at home.)
The wounds could as easily have come from a protest on Sunday – shortly before Obama arrived – when they and dozens of other activists were dragged away from a regular protest, thrown in police cars and buses, and detained for a few hours.
Her husband, Antonio Rodiles, is not with her this morning. He is among a group of 13 civil society activists invited to a meeting with Obama after his speech. To make sure that they can get there without being blocked by police – as was the case during last September’s visit by Pope Francis – the US embassy sent cars to pick them up.
From the beginning, González has been critical of Obama’s deal with Castro:
“What the hell! If you talk of change, change the regime!” she says. “This is not reality, it is Obama’s vision of the future. Who does he think he is? A guru? This speech is a gift to Raúl Castro.”
OBAMA: “The reconciliation of the Cuban people, the children and grandchildren of the revolution and the children and grandchildren of exile, that’s fundamental to Cuba’s future. It is time for us to leave the past behind. It is time for us to look forward to the future together.”
This prompts more anger. “How can he talk of a new era when we are stuck with the same old dictator. It’s a contradiction,” González exclaims. “And how can we forget the past when there is no justice, no talk of who created all this pain in the first place.”
Obama winds up with a little more Spanish, “Sí se puede” (Yes we can) and another “muchas gracias”, then goes off to applause and the strains of Guantanamera.
What a joke.
When President Obama went sightseeing in Old Havana, the streets had been whitewashed for his visit: A few hours before his arrival, the true nature of the dictatorship he is embracing reared its ugly head, as hundreds of uniformed security personnel attacked and arrested peaceful protesters leaving Palm Sunday Mass.
A group of dissidents known as the Ladies in White was met outside Havana’s Santa Rita church by an organized crowd of Castro loyalists shouting insults and revolutionary slogans. Then, The Washington Post reports, Castro’s secret police pounced on the women and “half-dragged, half-carried them to waiting buses,” while men marching with the women “were chased, thrown to the curb and handcuffed.”
As they were arrested, the crowd chanted “This is Fidel’s street!”
How little respect do the Castro brothers have for Obama and America?
In 2014, Obama said he would visit Cuba only if “I with confidence can say that we’re seeing some progress in the liberty and freedom,” adding: “If we’re going backwards, then there’s not much reason for me to be there. I’m not interested in just validating the status quo…
What a sellout and a liar.
Cuba is heading backwards. Repression on the island has increased dramatically since Obama’s new policy of engagement with the Castro regime was announced.
According to Amnesty International, political detentions in Cuba are at the highest level in “many years” and “Cuban human rights activists are at increased risk of detention or harassment from the authorities.”