Thursday, December 18, 2014

Fidel Castro was...

...sworn in as Prime Minister of Cuba way back in February, 1959, before I was even a year old.

When Castro visited the United States (above) in April of that year, Dwight D. Eisenhower was president. Since then, the Cuban leader has outlasted nine presidents, including John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. Wow!

Yesterday, of course, President Obama announced the restoration of full diplomatic relations with the tiny island nation in what had to be one of the most overdue decisions imaginable. And all I could think of was, How are Republicans going to criticize THIS?

It didn't take long, though, as Senators Marco Rubio and John McCain/Lindsey Graham were joined by "moderate" GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush.

I'll let you read their objections for yourself, but what I'm really looking forward to is the Fox News personality who says something like, "President Obama changed fifty years of U. S. policy toward Cuba just when it was about to work!"

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