Senate Dem: Raul Castro Has 'More Blood on His Hands' Than Fidel

Surrounded by members of the Union of Cuban Ex-Political Prisoners, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) warned that Cuban President Raul Castro is not the softer Castro brother that some make him out to be but has "more blood on his hands" than Fidel.

Menendez spoke Saturday in Union City, N.J., in front of walls filled with framed photos of people detained, tortured and killed by the Castro regime.

The senator said the images "remind us of what Fidel Castro's legacy is truly all about."

Menendez said he woke up to hundreds of emails from friends and Castro opponents expressing joy at the death of Castro, 90, "and I understand what they meant -- but today I find no real joy."

"Too many families have been torn apart, too many killed and imprisoned, too many tortured, too many hungry, a nation destroyed and millions enslaved. And a Castro still rules 11 million Cubans with an iron fist," he said.

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CIA could remedy this situation real fast

Really?  Do a search for CIA failures to assassinate castro - there were a lot of them and they all failed.

Michael,
This was once true but then there was a Bill Clinton who put a stop to federal killings even for the betterment of people in evil run country's. It was Bill Clinton who put a stop to our government agency's from giving information to other agency's in our country setting us up for a attack on the twin towers. Inside job or not info couldn't be shared. Thanks to Bill Clinton we lost thousands of American lives on 9/11.

Looks to me this is a NATO job.  But what do I know.   I'm just some old guy sitting in Texas in my early morning shorts.  Ring the entire island with aircraft carriers, warships, submarines, fly overs en-mass, and give those bastards 5 minutes to get on a boat and leave.  This is nonsense for all the Americas to put up with some pip-squeak 5 bit dictator to continue such inhumane actions just because of some off the wall insatiable desire for power.  Hahaha.....Castro's passing could not have been soon enough.   Now there is Raul.........lets go get the bastard and be done with this once and for all.   Hahaha....then on a second thought...where is the freake'n United Nations.   They all should be arrested and jailed for aiding and abetting known criminals and killers.   Geeezee.....the entire UN thing and leftist policies are a total joke.  All smoke and mirrors folks.

Furthermore.........ok...I will get off my rant in a bit, get dressed and get on with it here.   But ever since I was just a kid, I have been seeing the United Nations sit in that tall building in New York and what the hell have they done.   We pay into that place billions and we get nothing.   So Mr. Trump.....with all your expertise in building tall buildings, and yes...demolishing them too.....use this expertise to get all personnel out and back into Europe where they probably would be more accepted anyway, then implode that building and push it into the Atlantic Ocean.   That building to me is some symbol of continued failure.   We can use the money for other more worthwhile purposes than to throw that money into some sinkhole of the UN.   Ok....off my rant now.

It's refreshing to hear a Democrat sound so realistic and unrelenting when it comes to that eyesore 90 miles off our SE shore!!  Sen. Menendez is usually a very reliable "liberal," spouting the Party line; however, in this instance, he's of Cuban descent and has genuine knowledge of and feelings for the situation of an entire nation held in the dictatorial grip of the power- and money-hungry Castro Brothers/Family (including Fidel's & Raoul's sons).  BTW, is everyone aware of the fact that the Castros have been bleeding their national treasury dry for their own rotten benefit?  I read that they are among the wealthiest men/families in the Western Hemisphere - with a combined wealth of between $3B and $7B!!  So much for helping the poor people of Cuba who are basically enslaved to that truly Evil Empire!!

Ms Joy Brower....do you remember in 1989 and the Romanian uprising that ousted Ceausescu, and his wife Elena.   They had plundered countries treasury and lived in opulence while the people starved in the streets.   Do a search on this and you will be amazed at what can happen when the people rise up and make demands.   For the Castro fiasco to have gone on as long as it has, to some degree I fault the Cuban people themselves.   The Romanian riots are what brought about the needed change and the people then took the Ceausescu's out then and machine-gunned both of them to death.   Example:    Is when the people have had enough....there will be changes made.  Sad to say however, the wonderful Cuban people are docile people and go along to get along I am afraid.    If they would en-mass rise up - sure many of them will be killed, but their children and their children will have a much better life than they have now.

Yes, Indeed, I certainly do remember the Roumanian uprising that resulted in the firing squad death of the greedy Ceaucescus!  Indeed, many years earlier (early 1970s) I traveled to Roumania and started to learn even more about that country's horrible repression.  In particular, we met Roumanian Jews who, like their Soviet brothers & sisters, were trying to emigrate to Israel and escape the repression they experienced (in spades!) in Roumania. Happily, the few Roumanians that we did meet at that time eventually were able to emigrate to Israel and some to the USA.  Now the country is relatively "free," but the economy still sucks.

Fidel was the boss for 47 years and we're supposed to believe some member of the American Totalitarian Party that the brother was worse?

Last month, Menendez blasted the Obama administration for directing a "profound shift away from our own commitment to the rule of law and the processes of democracy as we have always known them" with its Cuba concessions and "blatantly" breaking the law with Treasury amendments to ease economic relations as much as possible without Congress lifting the embargo.

President Obama said his goal was to make the Cuban outreach so entwined in the private sector that his successor would not be able to reserve it as he tries to force Congress' hand on the embargo.

Menendez said the new regulations "simply and blatantly violate both the Cuban Democracy Act of 1992 and the Cuban Liberty and the Libertad Act of 1996, which codified the embargo against Cuba, and indicate that the United States government will now actively ‘authorize contracts and violations currently prohibited by the embargo.’”

“While the administration may not like the embargo or agree with it, it remains the law of the land," he said. "At the end of the day, it is outrageous that our own government would seek to break the law and blatantly acknowledge its intent to do so.”

There are also almost 2 million Latinos in New Jersey and he wants their votes (search Latino population in new jersey), and he is one of only 3 Latinos in the Senate, Rubio and Cruz being the others. So I don't believe he is sincere - he is after all a D

Great Post Mr. John Barr..........this sort of exposure get under the left's skin really quick.   This relentless needling of the facts is what will drive them crazy.   Good job....!!!

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Former President Barack Obama got plenty of praise for shepherding us through the recovery from the 2008 economic crisis. However, those on Main Street, USA, knew the truth — things weren’t any better than they had been when George W. Bush left office.

As The Weekly Standard reported in 2016, median household income when Obama came into office in 2009 was $56,731. In 2015, six years into his presidency, that number was $56,516 — a decrease of just over $200.

By the time he left office, it’s true that media household income had risen to $59,471 — but that was essentially the same as it had been in December, 2007, at the end of the “Great Recession” and just a few weeks before Obama took office, when it was $59,549.

So, how’s The Donald doing?

Well, as Investor’s Business Daily reported, a new study from Sentier Research found that the median household income in April was $61,483 — a 50-year high.

That’s up from $59,471 in January of 2017.

The firm tracks income using census data and adjusts for inflation — so even a slightly weaker dollar doesn’t account for the increase.

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Household Income Hits All-Time High Under Trump, And He's Getting Credit For It

A new report shows that the median household income has climbed 3% since President Trump took office. It's another sign of a strong economy, and at least one poll shows the public credits Trump for...

That’s great news for the country, but maybe not the best news for Democrats.

“This is just another indication that the economy has notably strengthened under Trump. And polls show that the public’s mood has brightened considerably as a result,” Investor’s Business Daily reported.

“The latest IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index is 53.6. This index has been in positive territory (anything over 50 is optimistic) since Trump took office. The Quality of Life Index, meanwhile, hit a 14-year high in May and the Financial Stress Index is at an all-time low.”

That economic data is followed by a lot of polls that seem to show that the “blue wave” expected in the November midterms breaking and rolling back into the sea.

A new Reuters poll found that a generic Republican would beat a generic Democrat by six points. Back in March, the Democrats were up by nine points. A CBS poll found that Democrats had a two-point advantage on the generic ballot — hardly “wave” material.

The CBS poll also found that 68 percent of Americans believed Trump’s policies deserved at least some of the credit for the economic situation, with 35 percent saying he deserved a “great deal” of the credit.

Sixty-four percent of respondents rated the economy as “somewhat good” or “very good.” In a CNN poll, 57 percent of voters said that “things are going well in the U.S.” In February, that was 49 percent.

Perhaps the most important figure: Under Obama, when Gallup asked whether it was a good time to find “a quality job in the U.S.,” the highest number that administration ever achieved was 45 percent. Under Trump, that number is 67 percent — the highest number in the 17-year history of the poll.

While Trump’s personal numbers haven’t seen the same bounce, they’re still up — and that’s the important thing. Thanks to the relentless campaign of personal attacks against him, Trump’s stated approval rating has always been a lot lower than it probably is.

Don’t believe me? Just ask Hillary Clinton. For all of the personal barbs and attacks, 2016 ultimately came down to the economy. So will 2018 — and that’s not good news for the Democrats.

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