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  • Biden VP Hopeful Rep. Karen Bass in Hot Water for Praise of Castro

    06/28/2020 12:35:51 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | JUN 28, 2020 2:54 PM EST | RICK MORAN
    What is it about radical leftists and their love affair with murderous thugs like Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez? Is it that they’re virulently anti-American or is it a secret admiration for murdering their political opponents? Rep. Karen Bass is a non-descript, non-entity in the House, not known for pushing any important legislation. But Joe Biden has recently put her in the limelight by apparently considering her for the second spot on the Democratic ticket. Her qualifications include the fact that she’s a woman and she’s black. That should be enough these days to put her close to the top...
  • BLM Eulogized Fidel Castro and Feels ‘Indebted to Him’ for ‘His Guidance’ and ‘Integrity’

    06/13/2020 4:27:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 13, 2020 | Humberto Fontova
    "We are feeling many things as we awaken to a world without Fidel Castro,” reads an official Black Lives Matter eulogy for Fidel Castro upon his death. “There is an overwhelming sense of loss…we are particularly grateful to Fidel for holding Mama Assata Shakur, who continues to inspire us…As Fidel ascends to the realm of the ancestors, we summon his guidance, strength, and power as we recommit ourselves to the struggle for universal freedom. Fidel Vive!”  “War with the U.S. is my true destiny!” Fidel Castro wrote to a fellow KGB-handled Cuban comrade in April 1958. This was at a time...
  • Biden Predicts ‘Landslide’ Win [semi-satire]

    06/06/2020 10:51:52 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 June 2020 | John Semmens
    During a virtual town hall meeting emceed by comedian Don Cheadle, former Vice-President Joe Biden predicted he would “beat Trump by the largest margin in American history.” He says he reached this conclusion “via an analysis of trends. Back in 2016 Secretary Clinton pointed out that half of Trump’s supporters are deplorables. My current estimate is that 10% to 15% of Americans are just not very good people. To my mind, this shows that, at best, Trump might get 20% to 30% of the vote. That would make him the biggest loser in our presidential election history.” Signs that Biden...
  • Socialism Kills [two minute video - firing squads, violence, famine]

    03/25/2020 10:13:10 PM PDT · by grundle · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 25, 2020 | Nelson Martii
    Video description: I was born in a socialist country Cuba and thankfully I was able to leave and come to the United States in 2010, I would not wish Socialism to my worse enemy. It destroys Family, Culture, Peace. It is a horrible thing and I am very saddened by the youths support for Socialism. This must stop.
  • Meet Bernie Sanders’ corrupt left-wing comrades

    03/07/2020 1:03:31 PM PST · by conservative98 · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 7, 2020 | 1:27pm | Isabel Vincent
    Sen. Bernie Sanders has a long history of siding with America's enemies. From the very beginning of his political career, as mayor of Burlington, Vt., he fought to forge friendships with our foes.
  • The Real Cuba (Bernie Sanders and the myth of Castroism)

    03/02/2020 4:39:20 PM PST · by OddLane · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/2/20 | Gerard Perry
    I explore Bernie Sanders' adulatory remarks about Cuban health care and education, and pierce through the media mythology surrounding the Castro brothers and what they did to the nation of Cuba.
  • Sanders Impersonates Castro

    03/01/2020 11:31:39 AM PST · by OneVike · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/1/20 | OV
    Great comparison. By now everyone knows that Bernie Sanders denied he is a communist. Well, 54 years ago so did Castro on Meet The Press. This is a short 20 second video clip of both Sanders denying he is communist, and then Castro denying it back in 1965. Castro & Sanders Both Deny They Are Communists If Communism is so great, why do those promoting and running it deny they are communist?
  • Miami to hold 'anti-Communist' concert after Sanders defends Castro regime

    02/28/2020 10:53:25 AM PST · by BBQToadRibs · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 26, 2020 | 1:43pm | Mark Moore
    Miami will hold an “anti-Communist” concert in April in response to Democratic presidential front-runner Sen. Bernie Sanders’ defense of Fidel Castro’s authoritarian regime in Cuba, according to a report. “Our city represents the stories of countless individuals who have risked their lives to flee communism,” Mayor Francis Suarez said, mentioning Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, the Miami Herald reported on Monday. “Each and every life that has fled communism has proven how the will to pursue democracy and freedom, even in the face of oppression, can never be suppressed or silenced.” (Snip - More at link)
  • Dems kill proposal condemning Sanders' praise for Castro

    02/28/2020 9:27:52 AM PST · by Maceman · 12 replies
    WND News Services ^ | 12/28/2020 | Jason Hopkins
    Democratic lawmakers Thursday successfully blocked a GOP resolution condemning Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’s laudatory comments about the Castro regime. By a vote of 224-189 that fell along party lines, the House of Representatives on Thursday voted to block a resolution that not only condemned numerous human rights abuses that took place under the Castro regime, but also condemned recent instances where Sanders refused to fully denounce the late Fidel Castro’s dictatorial rule over Cuba. The resolution was introduced by GOP Florida Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, who represents a district in the state that has 335,000 residents of Cuban descent — roughly...
  • Dems Refuse to Condemn Praise for Castro [semi-satire]

    02/28/2020 4:17:41 PM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 March 2020 | John Semmens
    In his quest to win votes for transforming America into a socialist country, Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders has been emphasizing the positive achievements of Cuba's former long-time dictator Fidel Castro. Two of the positives that Sanders has cited during the debates have been literacy and health care. "Under Castro's rule they implemented a highly motivating incentive to learn to read: if you didn't you'd be forced to labor in the fields," Sanders remembered. "Let's give credit where credit is due. Seeing the problems we are having in this country, a policy of shipping non-learners off to labor battalions...
  • OPINION: Bernie’s Castro Worship Insults the Millions Who Learned to Read Under Right-Wing Dictators

    02/27/2020 5:22:10 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 8 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | February 27th 2020 | Andrew Stiles
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, has come under fire for his inability to stop praising authoritarian communist regimes. "When dictatorships, whether it is the Chinese or the Cubans, do something good, you acknowledge that," Sanders said during the Democratic debate in South Carolina on Tuesday. The socialist septuagenarian has been particularly enamored of late with the "massive literacy program" implemented in Cuba under Fidel Castro, citing them as evidence that it's "unfair to simply say everything [in Cuba] is bad." Regrettably, the candidate's narrow focus on the educational achievements of his fellow communists is...
  • Bernie Sanders didn't mention the dark side of education in Castro's Cuba

    02/27/2020 8:11:07 AM PST · by karpov · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 27, 2020 | Gregory J. Wallace
    Plain ignorance is the most charitable explanation for the misleading defense of communist Cuba offered by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on CBS News‘ “60 Minutes.” While saying he was opposed to Cuba’s “authoritarian nature,” Sanders insisted that “it’s unfair to simply say everything is bad. You know? When Fidel Castro came into office, you know what he did? He had a massive literacy program. Is that a bad thing?” Sanders correctly stated that education became universal in Castro’s Cuba, but he ignored the deeply Orwellian nature of the educational system. Literacy was not sought by the Cuban regime just for...
  • The Moral Failing of Bernie Sanders: Sanders was not a liberal during the Cold War. He was an outright Communist sympathizer.

    02/26/2020 5:02:41 AM PST · by karpov · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | February 26, 2020 | Mona Charen
    According to CNN, Bernie Sanders “has been consistent for 40 years.” Some find this reassuring. Bernie is not a finger-in-the-wind politician who tacks this way or that depending upon what’s popular. On the other hand, if someone has never changed his mind throughout 78 years of life, it suggests ideological rigidity and imperviousness to evidence, not high principle. Why make a fuss about Bernie’s past praise of Communist dictatorships? After all, the Cold War ended three decades ago, and a would-be President Sanders cannot exactly surrender to the Soviet Union. It’s a moral issue. Sanders was not a liberal during...
  • It’s idiotic to believe Castro was good for the Cuban people or that socialism would be good for the U.S

    02/26/2020 7:48:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/26/2020 | Jack Hellner
    We’re supposed to believe that it is a wonderful thing in Communist countries where the leaders care so much for their people. They teach them to read. They have free education and health care. Cubans have very strict gun control. Abortion is available on demand in Cuba, and in 2019 they raised the mandatory minimum wage. All things the Democrats running for President support. It looks like an ideal Democrat platform. After 60 years of Castro Brothers control, they have raised the minimum wage to $16 (per month, not per hour). The average wage will shoot up from $24 to...
  • I went to school in Cuba under Castro. Here’s what it’s like, Bernie Sanders. [brainwashing, removal from parents' home at age 12, forced labor on farms, punishment for not idolizing Castro]

    02/26/2020 3:47:03 AM PST · by grundle · 25 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | February 25, 2020 | Fabiola Santiago
    The girl has never scored below a 96 on any test. She’s No. 1 on the honor roll — and the principal wants her to wear the state-mandated red scarf of the Communist youth organization, los pioneros, or she’s out. Her parents refuse. Her mother is called in for a conference. The women argue. The truce: The price for not wearing the pańoleta is being knocked down to second place for lack of revolutionary spirit. The top spot will go to a boy who is an eager and loyal pionerito (like decades later, a returned Elián González would be, too)....
  • Cuban Americans Tell What Life Under Castro Was Really Like

    02/25/2020 9:13:13 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 24, 2020 | Fred Lucas
    When Sebastian Arcos and family members tried to travel from Cuba to the United States, authorities stopped them in what turned out to be a sting operation to arrest one of his uncles, who had advocated and fought for Fidel Castro’s revolution more than 20 years earlier. That was Dec. 31, 1981, and for trying to leave the island nation, Arcos was jailed for a year. His uncle spent seven years in jail. His father, also a political supporter of the communist revolution and like many other citizens soured on the broken promises of democracy, was imprisoned for six years....
  • Florida Lawmakers Condemn Bernie Sanders Over Castro Comments

    02/24/2020 11:33:16 PM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 9 replies
    NBC 6 South Florida ^ | 2/24/20 | Staff
    Florida lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are speaking out to condemn Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' comments about former Cuban leader Fidel Castro. During an interview with the CBS news program 60 Minutes on Sunday, the Democratic presidential nominee was questioned about comments he made in the 1980s about the former communist leader, who died in 2016 after stepping down a decade prior. “We’re very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba, but you know, it’s unfair to simply say everything is bad,” Sanders told Anderson Cooper. “When Fidel Castro came into office, you know what he did? He...
  • Sanders doubles down on his Fidel Castro praise amid criticism: 'Teaching people to read and write is a good thing'

    02/24/2020 11:09:18 PM PST · by knighthawk · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 24 2020 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., doubled down on his remarks praising former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro during a televised town hall on Monday night after he raised eyebrows for complimenting the brutal leader's education reforms. "When Fidel Castro first came into power ... you know what he did? He initiated a major literacy program. It was a lot of folks in Cuba at that point who were illiterate and he formed the Literacy Brigade ... and they went out and they helped people learn to read and write You know what? I think teaching people to read and write is a...
  • Throwback: Bernie "Very Excited" For Castro

    02/24/2020 2:33:45 PM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 27 replies
    Bernie: "I remember for some reason being very excited when Fidel Castro made the revolution in Cuba. I was a kid and I remember reading that it just seemed right and appropriate that poor people are rising up against ugly, rich people..."
  • Afro-Cubans, and some black Americans, mourn the death of Fidel Castro

    02/24/2020 12:45:29 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 23 replies
    The Undefeated ^ | November 2016 | DEWAYNE WICKHAM
    On Sunday, Fidel Castro’s ashes were buried in a cemetery on the edge of Santiago de Cuba, a city that is to Cuba what Harlem is to New York. The remains of the 90-year-old revolutionary were interred near the tomb of Jose Marti, a white journalist and poet who led Cuba’s 19th century fight for independence from Spain. Marti is considered the father of the Cuban nation. Burying Castro close to Marti is, no doubt, intended to equate the communist leader who ruled Cuba with an iron fist for 49 years to Marti, who in just 42 years of life...