Tuesday, February 19, 2008

cuba gets an oil change...

...same old jalopy.
Today was a big day (not) for the cuban people anywhere. Here are two highlights that are worth their words, one in gold the other in 'mierda'.


by digby

I just heard Bush give one of his officious lectures about democracy with the news that Castro is stepping down. He said that he expects the Cubans to hold free and fair elections --- "and I mean free and fair, not those staged elections the Castro brothers try to foist off on the people."

I laughed when I heard that. Two political brothers staging elections and foisting them off on the people --- where have I heard that before? I guess he's saying that the 2000 election was a real exercise in democracy with the Supreme Court stepping in and saying they couldn't count votes that hadn't been previously counted because it would disenfranchise people whose votes had been. Funny stuff.




This is where Obby stands....

"Democratic candidate Sen. Barack Obama advocated normalizing trade relations and ending the embargo as a Senate candidate in 2003. He has since moderated that view.

Today he called Castro’s resignation “the end of a dark era” but cautioned that it was “insufficient” in bringing about democracy."

Really? The Che-O-Bama is saying that?
He still has more up his sleeve, let's see:

Obama said that the U.S. can only end the embargo if Cuba makes significant steps toward democratic reforms, including the release of political prisoners. “If the Cuban leadership begins opening Cuba to meaningful democratic change, the United States must be prepared to begin taking steps to normalize relations and to ease the embargo of the last five decades,” he said. “The freedom of the Cuban people is a cause that should bring the Americans together.”

The only problem is that Obby's handlers are the Castros and their own people here in the States, so, scrap that talk, until he explicitly condemns the "unappropriate flag" for what it represents, and until he officially backtrack of his intentions to be friendly with Castro and Chavez in his first year of office. It sounds really like the clatter of the jaws of a closet communist.

Takling about closet commies, let's read what the HillBillies.......


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