Trump won because he offered the American people a clear choice between a continuation under Hillary Clinton of Obama’s icky progressivism that smiles at America’s enemies and snarls at America’s friends, meanwhile imposing mountains of regulatory control over the people by executive fiat intended to transform America into something wholly different from the country bequeathed to them by the founding fathers. Trump’s promise to make America great again by giving them their country back is well illustrated by the difference between Trump’s statement on the death of the brutal dictator Fidel Castro and the anodyne announcement from Obama that attempts to saniitize Castro’s legacy of theft, atrocity and murder.
Trump issued a statement marking “the passing of a brutal dictator who oppressed his own people for nearly six decades.”
“Fidel Castro’s legacy is one of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights,…While Cuba remains a totalitarian island, it is my hope that today marks a move away from the horrors endured for too long, and toward a future in which the wonderful Cuban people finally live in the freedom they so richly deserve.
“My administration will do all it can to ensure the Cuban people can finally begin their journey toward prosperity and liberty.
Trump pledged to reverse the Obama-led efforts to normalize relations between the U.S. and Cuba until the tyranny in Cuba ends and the Cuban people are may once again enjoy the freedom and basic human rights.”
In stark contrast Obama glosses over Castro’s brutal atrocities against his own people:
At this time of Fidel Castro’s passing, we extend a hand of friendship to the Cuban people. We know that this moment fills Cubans – in Cuba and in the United States – with powerful emotions, recalling the countless ways in which Fidel Castro altered the course of individual lives, families, and of the Cuban nation. History will record and judge the enormous impact of this singular figure on the people and world around him.
For nearly six decades, the relationship between the United States and Cuba was marked by discord and profound political disagreements. During my presidency, we have worked hard to put the past behind us, pursuing a future in which the relationship between our two countries is defined not by our differences but by the many things that we share as neighbors and friends – bonds of family, culture, commerce, and common humanity. This engagement includes the contributions of Cuban Americans, who have done so much for our country and who care deeply about their loved ones in Cuba.
Today, we offer condolences to Fidel Castro’s family, and our thoughts and prayers are with the Cuban people. In the days ahead, they will recall the past and also look to the future. As they do, the Cuban people must know that they have a friend and partner in the United States of America.
ick. How about condolences to the families of the thousands that Castro put up before a firing squad, solely for committing the crime on speaking out against the wickedness of the Castro regime?
Robert Mullen reminds me that Napolean defined history as, “A lie agreed upon.” We should never agree to the lies so-called “Progressives” such as Barack Obama want us to believe about Fidel Castro.