“Indeed, the majority of Obama’s speech essentially was meant to lower the esteem and prestige of the United States and to reduce its stature in the eyes of the Cuban people to curry favor and conform more closely to the communist nation of the Castros.”
The display our “Socialist-Muslim in Chief” put on in Cuba and later in Argentina was without precedent in American history. Not even having been greeted on his arrival at the airport in Havana and thus disrespected by Raul Castro (the Cuban president had greeted the pope there just a few weeks earlier), Obama then addressed the equivalent of the Cuban parliament in a televised speech.
Beginning his speech by equating the common history of the United States with Cuba, he emphasized that slaves had largely built both nations. Then, not naming even one Caucasian American, he referenced only African-Americans like Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali and Martin Luther King to point out that the United States, like Cuba, is not “perfect” when it comes to discrimination.
Indeed, the majority of Obama’s speech essentially was meant to lower the esteem and prestige of the United States and to reduce its stature in the eyes of the Cuban people to curry favor and conform more closely to the communist nation of the Castros. And, when Obama on occasion talked about rights of free speech and democracy in America and how these principles should hopefully, eventually find their way into Cuban society (“Castro Cubano Style”), there was hardly any applause forthcoming from the Cuban parliamentary members who were begrudgingly present for his speech.
But the most troubling aspect of Obama’s presentation was the short shrift, at its outset, in even acknowledging the Muslim terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium, that had occurred just hours before. Spending only 51 seconds on the subject, our illegitimate president could not wait to run away from the topic with haste, as part of his continuing effort to paint a good face on his fellow Muslims worldwide. Later in the day, in total disrespect for even the American victims of the ISIS attack, he went off to a baseball game, only to be photographed grinning widely and stuffing his face likely with empanadas as he gazed onto the field and occasionally into the eyes of his comrade Raul Castro – all the time donning designer sunglasses.
How chic but hardly presidential under the circumstances, which out of respect for Obama’s own “adopted country” should have required him to return home immediately to meet with “his” National Security Council