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Republicans Riot Over Recognition, I am Shocked, Shocked

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Apparently the Republican Party does not realize that young Cubano Americans  want to normalize relations with Cuba:

They also do not appreciate how much MONEY corporate America expects to make from Cuba as a customer:

MEANWHILE THE CACOPHONY

Washington – Marco Rubio Pledges To Block Efforts To Normalize Cuba Relations

Rubio said on Wednesday he would “make every effort” to block moves by President Barack Obama toward normalizing… Read More »

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he supports Rubio’s views. “I think he knows more about this than almost anybody in the Senate, if not everybody in the Senate, and I wouldn’t differ with his characterization,” he said in a previously scheduled interview with The Associated Press.

Osvaldo Hernandez, a 50-year-old orthopedic technician who left Cuba on a raft with 13 others in 1995, wondered why the president didn’t use the military to recover Gross.

“Why didn’t they send in the SEALS, like they’ve done in so many other

Raul Castro thanks President Obama, Pope Francis and Canada.

Raul Castro thanks President Obama, Pope Francis and Canada.

countries?” he asked.

Sen. Ted Cruz  demanded to know why Obama “completely omitted” The Cuban Missile Crisis — a 13-day confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union in 1962 — from his remarks announcing the new policy and suggested that Obama “is angry at this last election, he’s angry of the tidal wave against Harry Reid.” “There’s no doubt that this is a unilateral president who is exhibiting right now anger and defiance towards the American people,” .

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Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, who is also considering a presidential run, tweeted “this is an incredibly bad idea.”

House Speaker John Boehner also hammered Obama’s foreign policy, rebuking the President for “another in a long line of mindless concessions to a dictatorship that brutalizes its people and schemes with our enemies.”

Tennessee GOP Sen. Bob Corker, who will take control of the foreign relations panel next year, said lawmakers “will be closely examining the implications of these major policy changes in the next Congress.”

Leading Republicans reacted with outrage Wednesday over the Obama administration’s move to normalize relations with Cuba, with some casting it as appeasement and the product of extortion by the communist Castro government.

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, another Cuban-American Republican from Florida, said he welcomed Gross’s release even as he blasted President Barack Obama as the “Appeaser-in-Chief.”

“President Obama’s decision to allow the Castro regime to blackmail the United States and abandon our pro-democracy principles is an outrage,” he said in a statement. “These changes to policy will further embolden the Cuban dictatorship to continue brutalizing and oppressing its own people as well as other anti-American dictatorship and terrorist organizations.”

Obama is continuing to push back hard against John McCain’s foreign policy attacks. In a interview with Wolf Blitzer this evening, Barack called the Arizona’s senator approach to Cuba “extraordinarily naive.”


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