Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Congressional Black Communists?

The Congressional Black Caucus is often identified by its acronym the "CBC," which, considering the oganization's meeting yesterday with Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, might as well be stand for "Congressional Black Communists":

Key members of the Congressional Black Caucus are calling for an end to U.S. prohibition on travel to Cuba, just hours after a meeting with former Cuban president Fidel Castro in Havana.

“The fifty-year embargo just hasn’t worked,” CBC Chairwoman Barbara Lee (D-Ca.) told reporters this evening at a Capitol press conference after returning from a congressional delegation visit to Cuba. “The bottom line is that we believe its time to open dialogue with Cuba.”

Lee and others heaped praise on Castro, calling him warm and receptive during their discussion. But the lawmakers disputed Castro's later statement that members of the congressional delegation said American society is still racist.

"It was quite a moment to behold," Lee said, recalling her moments with Castro.

“It was almost like listening to an old friend,” said Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Il.), adding that he found Castro’s home to be modest and Castro’s wife to be particularly hospitable.

“In my household I told Castro he is known as the ultimate survivor,” Rush said.

Rep. Laura Richardson (D-Ca.) said Castro was receptive to President Obama’s message of turning the page in American foreign policy.

"He listened. He said the exact same thing" about turning the page "as President Obama said," said Richardson.

Richardson said Castro knew her name and district. "He looked right into my eyes and he said, 'How can we help? How can we help President Obama?'"

U.S. Represenative Barbara Lee was the only member of either chamber of Congress to vote against the use of force to topple the Taliban regime in Afghanistan following the attacks of September 11, 2001. Representative Laura Richardson, the "deadbeat Democrat" from Long Beach, is widely recognized as the most corrupt member of Congress.

Now these idiots are getting Communist Cuba on board to "help" the President of the United States?

No doubt Obama will be receptive, and the academic elite and the mainstream press will sweep the Democrats' Communist Diplomacy under the rug. It's not like conservatives didn't anticipate this stuff. See, "
Why Obama's Communist Connections Are Not Headlines."


rbosque said...

People should have had a hint of this when one of Obama's campaign headquarters in Texas had a Che flag on the wall. This is no surprise.

AmPowerBlog said...

Thanks Raul!

Dave said...

I suggested over at another blog earlier that the Congressional Black Caucus should change its name to the Congressional Black Commies.

And just why does a "post racial" America need a Congressional Black anything?


rbosque said...

Stupid and immoral people elect stupid and immoral leaders.
This coincides nicely with the Obama apology tour. We have nothing to apologize for. We've been bailing out the world and saving them from themselves for decades.
This is idiotic.

Anonymous said...

NPR's ATC last night had a 4 minute story on the CBC junket to Cuba, mostly interviewing a CBC member from Missouri. called the embargo a , "blockade, " and other cliches of progressivespeak. Barbara Lee was an aide to Ron Dellums back when Reagan invaded Grenada. "The Grenada Papers, " ed. by Paul Seabury has a bunch of love letters by Lee to the Grenadian communists such as Maurice Bishop.

Anonymous said...

And Barbara Lee sent greetings to the founding convention of the Committees of Corespondence for democracy and Socialism, the split from the stalinist CPUSA back in the early 90's after Gorbachev had cut off the "Moscow Gold, " to Gus Hall.

joe six-pack said...

A lot of times, it is very difficult to see what a public figure is really like. I use the O.J. example, because I was fooled into thinking that he was a regular guy.

Presidential elections bring out plenty of stuff that can give us a good idea of what we will be getting. In that interview with David Letterman, I noticed how smooth he talked, but how extreme his positions were. I noticed this several other times during the campaign.

Rbosque is correct. This is no surprise.

Average American said...

The silver lining----Cuban cigars should be much cheaper before long. This whole Cuba thing stinks to high Hell, but it is a much less significant thing than so many other issues. We really have to pick and choose our battles if we expect to win the war against socialism.