Sen Bob Menendez D-NJ) Slams Naive Barack Obama on Cuba … “Fallacy to Believe Cuba Will Reform Because an American President Opens His Hands & the Castro Brothers Will Suddenly Unclench Their Fists”



Democrat  New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez, a Cuban-American whose parents immigrated to Union City, NJ in the 1950s, blasted President Barack Obama’s motions toward normalization of relations with Raul and Fidel Castro’s government in Cuba. Menedez saidhe was disappointed in the president and “I think it stinks”.Menedez was also none too happy that the Obama administration had been negotiating with Cuba for more than a year and he was never consulted.

“I think it stinks,” Menendez, the son of Cuban immigrants and the outgoing Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman, said at a press conference on new financial help for Hurricane Sandy residents. “I think it’s wrong. I am deeply disappointed in the president.”

Angry over Obama’s failure to consult him on the talks involving Cuba, which lasted more than a year, Menendez said he would not approve easing the U.S. economic embargo on Cuba, which can only be done by Congress, and called on the incoming chairman of the committee, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) to hold hearings when the new Congress convenes in January.

Sen. Menendez: One-sided deal rewards Cuba regime:

By releasing Mr. Gross in exchange for three convicted Cuban spies who conspired to commit espionage against our nation, this administration has wrongly rewarded a totalitarian regime and thrown the Cuban regime an economic lifeline.

For compromising on bedrock U.S. values, we received zero commitments from the regime to change its ways, to hold free elections, permit dissent, halt censorship and free all political prisoners. We abandoned U.S. policy, while the Castro brothers’ stranglehold on power just got tighter.

This swap sets an extremely dangerous precedent and invites dictatorial and rogue regimes to use Americans serving overseas as bargaining chips.

Most concerning is that the decision to open relations with Cuba fails to understand the nature of the Castro regime that has exerted its authoritarian control over the Cuban people for 55 years.

There is no reason that Cuba will reform just because the American president believes that, if he extends his hand in peace, the Castro brothers will suddenly unclench their fists.

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    2 Responses to “Sen Bob Menendez D-NJ) Slams Naive Barack Obama on Cuba … “Fallacy to Believe Cuba Will Reform Because an American President Opens His Hands & the Castro Brothers Will Suddenly Unclench Their Fists””

    1. Tamikosmom on December 18th, 2014 4:08 pm

      Then there is hypocrisy of Marc Rubio (R) and Bob Menendez (D) who are both guilty of furthering Barack Obama’s disregard of established immigration laws … who are both guilty of furthering Barck Obama’s transformation of America. Could it be that both Senators have underlying self-serving political motives in their criticism of Obama?

      BOB MENENDEZ: “I think it’s wrong. I am deeply disappointed in the president. President Obama’s actions have vindicated the brutal behavior of the Cuban government.”

      MARCO RUBIO: “This is just another concession to a tyranny by Obama.”

      FLASHBACK – JUNE, 2013

      Senate Immigration Reform Bill Passes With Strong Majority
      Posted: 06/27/2013

      The Senate passed a politically fraught immigration reform bill on Thursday that would give a path to citizenship to some of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S., bringing them out of the shadows and preventing continued record deportations that have separated hundreds of thousands of families.

      The bill passed 68 to 32, picking up all Democrats and 14 Republicans.

      Undocumented immigrants and advocates in the crowd, many of them young so-called Dreamers, broke out into applause and chants of “yes we can!” after Vice President Joe Biden, who came to the Senate to preside over the proceedings, read the results. Senators in the bipartisan “gang of eight” that drafted the bill — Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.), MARCO RUBIO (R-Fla.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), BOB MENENDEZ(D-N.J.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) — PATTED EACH OTHER ON THE BACK. ….

    2. Tamikosmom on December 18th, 2014 4:15 pm

      The vetting process implies that I continue to stand with Ted Cruz. This Senator not only talks the talk … he also walks the walk.

      First Russia, then Iran, now Cuba: One More Very Bad Deal Brokered by the Obama Administration
      December 17, 2014

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