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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TEA PARTY -> Lois Lerner Case Explodes:
IRS Docs Link McCain’s Office To Tea Party Attacks

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Since announcing his brain cancer was terminal, Arizon Sen. John McCain has continued to make headlines, but not due to his medical status. Instead, it has been one controversy after another revolving around him, and now one more had been added to the list.

This one is based in his dislike not for Ted Cruz or Rand Paul, but of the tea party.

McCain has never really endeared himself to conservatives, and he made his feeling public about the tea party movement at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor in 2015, according to a Yahoo report.

“I think also — I probably shouldn’t say this — but some of (the tea party) appeals to the bad angels of our nature rather than the better angels of our nature,” McCain said.

This attitude ties into the latest scandal swirling around McCain.

One of a number of scandals that plagued President Barack Obama and his administration involved the IRS targeting tea party groups after 2010. It seemed that their tax-exempt status requests were denied or delayed due to intense political partisanship in the agency.

In May 2013, The Washington Post reported that the IRS’s exempt-organizations division director Lois Lerner “let slip” the week prior “that low-level IRS staffers had focused extra scrutiny on conservative groups with words such as ‘tea party’ or ‘patriot’ in their names.”

In addition, “internal reviews have shown that Lerner knew about the targeting in 2011 — but neither Congress nor the public knew until (2013).” Despite this, Lerner was never prosecuted and was allowed to retire with her taxpayer-funded pension intact.

This did not change, even after House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, a Texas Republican, and Tax Policy Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam, an Illinois Republican, wrote a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. In it, they begged him to reopen a probe into the matter, according to Jay Sekulow, chief council for the American Center for Law and Justice, writing in a commentary for Fox News.

When President Donald Trump was sworn into office, some held out hope that the perceived injustices from Obama’s tenure would somehow be made right. However, in September 2017, Trump’s administration had already preemptively declined to pursue criminal charges against Lerner “based on the available evidence,” according to Fox News.

But more has since been uncovered about the scandal. Government watchdog group Judicial Watch has obtained and released “internal IRS documents, including material revealing that Sen. John McCain’s former staff director and chief counsel on the Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee, Henry Kerner, urged top IRS officials, including then-director of exempt organizations Lois Lerner, to “audit so many that it becomes financially ruinous.”

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JW President @TomFitton: Much of what you know about the IRS scandal is thanks to JW... Our new docs show the scandal is bipartisan in nature. A McCain staffer suggested Lois Lerner audit all of the 501(c)(4) groups in a way that'd be financially ruinous.

Meeting notes from April 30, 2013, involving Kerner, Lerner, “and other high-ranking IRS officials” were obtained by JW. With the meeting taking place only 10 days before the IRS scandal exploded into the public view, they are particularly incriminating against Kerner and Lerner:

“Henry Kerner asked how to get to the abuse of organizations claiming section 501 (c)(4) but designed to be primarily political. Lois Lerner said the system works, but not in real time.”

“Henry Kerner noted that these organizations don’t disclose donors. Lois Lerner said that if they don’t meet the requirements, we can come in and revoke, but it doesn’t happen timely.”

“Nan Marks said if the concern is that organizations engaging in this activity don’t disclose donors, then the system doesn’t work. Henry Kerner said that maybe the solution is to audit so many that it is financially ruinous. Nikole noted that we have budget constraints.”

“Elise Bean suggested using the list of organizations that made independent expenditures. Lois Lerner said that it is her job to oversee it all, not just political campaign activity.”

Thus far, there is no evidence that McCain knew about or directed Kerner to take such action. It is plausible that Kerner, knowing of McCain’s dislike of the tea party, opted to be a proactive and loyal staffer by urging the IRS to take action against the groups.

But McCain’s personality does little to keep him far removed from the scandal and tongues are wagging with speculation as to his involvement. Regardless, McCain’s frosty relationship with President Donald Trump has not made the Arizona senator many fans among Trump supporters.

New suspicions about him betraying the tea party won’t help matters at all.

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Chelsea Handler Says Fox Doesn’t Work With
Black People, Obviously Doesn’t Watch Network

Humor is supposed to be based on truth. After all, the reason we laugh at a joke or scenario is because it triggers a feeling of recognition about reality, especially if it’s presented in an unexpected way.

It doesn’t look like “comedian” Chelsea Handler has a very firm grasp on truth or reality, however.

After a production error during a Fox News broadcast was called out by users on Twitter, the raunchy and sex-obsessed Handler tried to bash the network … but ended up showing off her ignorance instead.

“Fox News honored Aretha Franklin by using a graphic that contained a photo of Patti LaBelle,” the comedian and television host posted on Twitter Thursday evening.

That part was true enough: Fox admitted that they made a mistake on a background slide during a tribute to the late soul singer, and accidentally showed a faded photo of LaBelle. The main image still showed Franklin, who passed away on Thursday in Detroit.

Broadcast television is complex, which you would think Handler understands after being involved in TV for many years. Honest mistakes happen on every network. But no: In Handler’s alternate reality, the only explanation for the mistake was racism.

“It’s probably hard for anyone who works at Fox News to tell black people apart because they’ve never worked with any,” she declared.

Chelsea Handler  @chelseahandler

Fox News honored Aretha Franklin by using a graphic that contained a photo of Patti LaBelle. It’s probably hard for anyone who works at Fox News to tell black people apart because they’ve never worked with any.

Was she trying to be bitter or funny? It was hard to tell, but either way, that statement shows just how isolated the Hollywood left is from reality.

If she really believes that Fox has “never worked with any” black people, maybe she should try an experiment: Actually watch the channel for a minute.

She would probably tune in to the face of Harris Faulkner, the enthusiastic and Emmy-winning host of “Outnumbered,” which airs every single weekday.

Or, maybe she could get a clue from Deneen Borelli, another well-known face of Fox News for nearly a decade. How about the venerable Juan Williams, co-host of “The Five” and a “Fox News Sunday” regular for over 20 years?

Nah. They apparently don’t count, because Handler would rather live in an alternate reality of ignorance than admit she was the one making racial assumptions.

We’re not finished! Moving on to frequent guest contributors to Fox News, how about Candace Owens? Brandon Tatum? Ben Carson? Larry Elder? All of these smart individuals are familiar faces at Fox, and all are — look closely! — African American.

That’s saying nothing of the behind-the-scenes staff at Fox, a good number of whom are of course black. In fact, it’s completely possible the photo mix-up was accidentally made by a black employee. Handler openly assumed the race of the staff members who made the error, while knowing nothing.

Once again, the left has tipped their hand and revealed just how elitist and out of touch they are.

Handler has likely never turned on Fox News in her life, yet she thinks she’s an expert on it. She eagerly diminishes and waves away the contributions of black Americans to one of the most popular news stations in the nation, while lecturing others about race.

This type of attitude implies that only “liberal approved” black voices count. If they don’t parrot a 43-year-old white comedian’s politics, they’re invisible to her.

That arrogant view, and not an honest editing mistake, is perhaps the real outrage here … and it’s exactly why so many black voters are walking away from the left.

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