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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Romney Handed Shock
Defeat By Own State’s GOP

Mitt Romney is back in state politics, this time in Utah instead of Massachusetts. However, conservatives in The Beehive State aren’t exactly warming up to the 2012 Republican standard-bearer quite the way many people expected they would.

After finishing second in votes at the state GOP convention, Romney will now face a primary in his run for the Senate seat being vacated by Orrin Hatch, Fox News reported.

At the convention in West Valley City on Saturday, Romney polled just behind state lawmaker Mike Kennedy.

Kennedy captured 50.18 percent of the delegate vote compared to Romney’s 49.12 percent.

That means the two will face off in a primary on June 26 to determine who will represent the GOP this fall.

Romney, the first Mormon to head a major party ticket, is considered an extremely popular figure in Utah and was widely expected to have an easy path to the upper chamber.

In a hypothetical matchup with Democrat Jenny Wilson, at least one poll showed Romney up by 46 percent. That’s, uh, slightly more than the margin of error.

However, among party loyalists, Romney isn’t exactly viewed with unalloyed fondness.

The 2012 presidential nominee was always known for being decidedly moderate, particularly on issues of immigration and global trade. There was also the fact that he ran a campaign so bumbling that it almost made Michael Dukakis look good.

And then there was Romney’s war of words with Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign, which likely led many to perceive he secretly wished Hillary Clinton would take the Oval Office.

Trump would later consider Romney as a secretary of state pick, although how serious the president-elect was about appointing him is something we’ll likely never know.

While your average Utah Republican is unlikely to let these slights affect their vote, hardcore party activists probably don’t want another RINO who isn’t exactly known for his rapport with the president in the upper chamber of Congress, no matter how famous he may be.

For his part, Romney tried to put a good spin on the humiliation.

“I’m delighted with the outcome. Did very, very well,” he told KSTU. “On to a good, important primary ahead. This is terrific for the people of Utah.”

Dude, you just lost to a guy nobody has ever heard of. However, Kennedy was happy with the results, and unlike Romney, he had good reason to be.

“I’m a candidate with a compelling life story and a unique set of life circumstances I’d like to use to serve the people of Utah,” Kennedy said.

I have no idea what that story or those circumstances are, but I think the key point here is that he’s not Mitt Romney. If he wants to win, that’s pretty much what he should be focusing on. I can see the billboards now. “Mike Kennedy: Not Mitt Romney.” “Mike Kennedy: He didn’t borrow Ward Cleaver’s haircut.” “Mike Kennedy: Because Utah deserves a senator whose favorite food isn’t buttered noodles.”

Utah’s electorate tends to be less conservative than convention-goers, so it’s unlikely that Romney won’t be the GOP nominee for Senate. However, that’s not a 100 percent certainty — and it wouldn’t be the first time he’s lost to a Kennedy.

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