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”

BARACK OBAMA: THE NAIVE, UNICORN RIDING COMMANDER IN CHIEF

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.

Bipartisan Blasting of Barack Obama’s Change in Policy on Cuba … Sens. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) & Marco Rubio (R-FL) Rip Obama, “Worst Negotiator in Modern US History

FINALLY WE HAVE BIPARTISAN AGREEMENT IN THE SENATE … AGAINST OBAMA’S CHANGE IN RELATIONS WITH CASTRO’S CUBA …

Following Barack Obama’s change in foreign relations with Communist Cuba, Obama feels the bipartisan backlash of politicians. Republicans and Democrats alike both question the purpose and the wisdom behind Obama’s actions. Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) both blasted Obama’s ill-advised, naive and foolish changes in relations with Cuba.

Marco Rubio went on to say, “the Cubans have agreed to release political prisoners and allow more internet access; however, they are creating no economic openings, no concessions on freedom of speech, no concessions on elections, no concession on freedom to have alternate political parties, no concessions on having elections.” Where are the democratic concessions from Communist Cuba?  But this is Obama’s MO, giving away the farm unilaterally, ,”in exchange for nothing”. Rubio stated that Barack Obama … he is the worst negotiator in modern US history.

“My interest in Cuba has been the furthering of democracy and freedom,” Rubio said. “Nothing the president will announce today will further that goal…It’s part of long record of coddling dictators and tyrants this administration has.”

“They’ve created no economic openings, no concessions on freedom of speech, no concessions on elections, no alternative political parties. …The idea that this leads to democratic opening is absurd, but it is par for the course for an administration possibly giving away unilateral concessions for Iran or Cuba in exchange for nothing.”

RUBIO RIPS OBAMA … “Nothing the president will do will further that goal” of Democracy and freedom

But wait, it is not just Republicans that are livid with Barack Obama’s actions. Democrat Senator Bob Menendez condemned Obama’s Cuban prisoner swap today after it was announced. Menendez said the deal, “vindicated the brutal behavior of the Cuban government.”

Sen. Robert Menendez (N.J.), the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is slamming President Obama over the deal to release an American held in Cuba.

“President Obama’s actions have vindicated the brutal behavior of the Cuban government,” Menendez, known for his tough stance on Cuba, said in a statement.

“There is no equivalence between an international aid worker and convicted spies who were found guilty of conspiracy to commit espionage against our nation.”

American aid worker Alan Gross, who was held in Cuba for five years for trying to set up Internet for a small Jewish community, was released on Wednesday as the U.S. released three Cuban agents convicted of spying.

Menendez said the move “sets an extremely dangerous precedent.”

“It invites dictatorial and rogue regimes to use Americans serving overseas as bargaining chips. I fear that today’s actions will put at risk the thousands of Americans that work overseas to support civil society, advocate for access to information, provide humanitarian services, and promote democratic reforms.”

Barack Obama Normalizes Relations With Catro’s Communist Cuba

UNREAL … THE AGITATOR AND CHIEF IS AT IT AGAIN.

President Barack Obama announced that the United States will normalize relations with Communist Cuba. As the WAPO writes, Obama gives the Castro regime in Cuba an undeserved bailout. What would you expect from a man who blames America for everything bad in the world. Note to Obama, Cuba is run by Communist dictators, or don’t you care?

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Obama & Raul Castro, Bosom Buddies

After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations — a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations.

President Barack Obama’s dramatic announcement in Washington — seconded by Cuban President Raul Castro in Havana — was accompanied by a quiet exchange of imprisoned spies and the celebratory release of American Alan Gross, a government contract worker who had been held in Cuba for five years.

The shift in U.S.-Cuba policy was the culmination of 18 months of secret talks between the longtime foes that included a series of meetings in Canada and the personal involvement of Pope Francis at the Vatican. It also marked an extraordinary undertaking by Obama without Congress’ authorization as he charts the waning years of his presidency.

“These 50 years have shown that isolation has not worked,” Obama declared at the White House. “It’s time for a new approach.”

Obama spoke as Castro was addressing his nation in Havana, where church bells rang and school teachers paused lessons to mark the news. Castro said that while the U.S. and Cuba remain at odds on many matters, “we should learn the art of living together in a civilized manner in spite of our differences.”

Obama’s plans for remaking U.S. relations with Cuba are sweeping: He aims to expand economic ties, open an embassy in Havana, send high-ranking U.S. officials including Secretary of State John Kerry to visit and review Cuba’s designation as a state sponsor of terrorism. The U.S. also is easing restrictions on travel to Cuba, including for family visits, official government business and educational activities. But tourist travel remains banned.

Hmm,an embassy in Cuba eh? Who is going to approve the funding for that or vote for the approval of an ambassador?

People Magazine’s Worst Selling Issue of 2014 … Why the One with Hillary Clinton On It of Course

MAYBE HILLARY CLINTON IS NOT THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE …

As the folks at The Daily Caller said, “That’s weird. You mean to say that America took one look at this and said ‘No thank you’?” Let’s hope the American voters have the same reaction. Do people have Clinton fatigue? Let’s face it, she has been a nightmare as a politician, a disaster as Secretary of State and well, and you make the call as a person.

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WAPO:

In June, Hillary Rodham Clinton appeared on the cover of People magazine for the first time in more than a decade. Real people, not the magazine, talked about what the article might mean for 2016. They talked about whether Clinton was using a walker (she wasn’t). They talked about people talking about whether Clinton was using a walker (She still wasn’t).

What they didn’t do was buy the magazine. According to a report from AdWeek on Monday, the June 16 issue of People featuring the former first lady and senator was the magazine’s worst selling of 2014 with 503,890 copies sold. The magazine’s best-selling issue –1,169,800 copies — was the one featuring Robin Williams after his death in late August. AdWeek said that celebrity weeklies saw poor performances with issues that featured the Kardashians and Beyonce on the cover.

UPDATE I: Students shocked to learn Hillary Clinton is 67, hasn’t driven since 1996.

There is many things that young people would be shocked about when it comes to Hillary Clinton. Especially, her war on woman in defending Bill Clinton’s affairs.

College students at Florida International University were shocked recently to discover that not only is Hillary Clinton 67 years old, but she also hasn’t driven a car since 1996.

Lauren Cooley, a field representative with Turning Point USA, recently asked 20 students if they knew these fun facts about the possible 2016 Democratic presidential nominee.

Of those interviewed at the public research university, home to roughly 50,000 students, only six guessed Clinton is in her 60s, but of those, they still thought she was younger than 67, Cooley told The Fix. Most thought she is in her 40s or 50s, and expressed surprise at her real age, according to a video of the interviews.

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Federal Court in Pennsylvania Declared President Obama’s Executive Actions on Immigration Policy Unconstitutional

IMAGINE THAT, A FEDERAL COURT RULES THAT IT IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL FOR OBAMA TO BE AN EMPEROR …

U.S. District Court Judge Arthur Schwab has ruled that parts of Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration policy unconstitutional. It’s a start, even though any one with any common sense or grasp of the Constitution knows Obama’s executive order was Unconstitutional. Although this decision was part of a criminal case, look for this case to make it’s way through the federal court system and ultimately to the Supreme Court.

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Earlier Tuesday, a federal court in Pennsylvania declared aspects of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration policy unconstitutional.

According to the opinion by Judge Arthur Schwab, the president’s policy goes “beyond prosecutorial discretion” in that it provides a relatively rigid framework for considering applications for deferred action, thus obviating any meaningful case-by-case determination as prosecutorial discretion requires, and provides substantive rights to applicable individuals.  As a consequence,  Schwab concluded, the action exceeds the scope of executive authority.

The full opinion can be read HERE.

Judge Arthur Schwab stated that Obama’s executive order violated separation of powers.

“President Obama’s unilateral legislative action violates the separation of powers provided for in the United States Constitution as well as the Take Care Clause, and therefore, is unconstitutional,” Schwab wrote in his 38-page opinion (posted here). “President Obama’s November 20, 2014 Executive Action goes beyond prosecutorial discretion because: (a) it provides for a systematic and rigid process by which a broad group of individuals will be treated differently than others based upon arbitrary classifications, rather than case-by-case examination; and (b) it allows undocumented immigrants, who fall within these broad categories, to obtain substantive rights.”

The Pittsburgh-based judge rejected a Justice Department legal opinion arguing that Obama’s actions fall within the traditional realm of the executive’s  discretion about which cases to pursue and which to overlook. Schwab, a George W. Bush appointee, also quoted in detail from a series of public statements Obama made in recent years about the limits on his executive authority to make sweeping changes in immigration enforcement.

As Q and A opines, if this case goes to the SCOTUS, will the “ObamaCare is a tax” court manage to actually rule as this judge has, that the executive has unconstitutionally exceeded his power? Who knows anymore at this point. After Justice Roberts bent over backwards for Obamacare, one can only wonder whether the SCOTUS will get this one right.

Judge Jeanine Rips Barack Obama … Why Does This Post-Racial President Keep Dividing America (VIDEO)

JUSTICE WITH JUDGE JEANINE … RIPS THE DIVIDER IN CHIEF.

Honestly America, what did you expect from an individual who was influenced by communists,  a community agitator,  a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ that  taught Black liberation theology under the guidance of Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and as Judge Jeanine says, “And you bring in the greatest charlatan of them all, a man who makes a living inciting racial hatred, a tax cheat and a liar, who claimed an African American girl was raped by a white man, stirring the pot of racial hatred that resulted in a defamation judgment against him – to sit with you at the citadel of power in the White House to discuss how law enforcement should be more sensitive.”

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Opening Statement from ‘Justice with Judge Jeanine’ – 12/7/14:

 Tonight, Americans, once hopeful that after electing the first African American president, the issue of race would be a thing of the past, are left with Barack Obama, who stokes the flames of racial hatred, resentment and divisiveness.

A man who instead of healing our nation, instead of overcoming any racial divide prefers to take sides, based not on facts but on color, to prejudge situations based not on sworn testimony and evidence but on conjecture and a one size fits all resentment, to peddle the narrative of a national problem between law enforcement and young people of color.

Every young American who loses his life should be the concern of the man in the White House. But why is it that we only hear from him when death involves a person of color?

But James Foley, an American who never committed a crime and was beheaded, is nothing more than a blip in the president’s golf game.

Mr. President, why do you send White House officials to Brown’s funeral but no one to James Foley’s memorial service?

I don’t remember you injecting yourself in the death of a young white American or sending in the attorney general on a local crime before the justice system can act – as you did with Eric Holder, sending him to Ferguson?

Why not speak about young African Americans killed by other African Americans? Black-on-black crime? The kind of crime for which your home town of Chicago is so infamous?

Instead, you see racism everywhere.

Mr. President, you say we need trust between police and the African American community, police need to be sensitive to minority concerns.

How about you teach respect for those who put their lives on the line every day, for those who protect us, for those who are the one line of defense against an otherwise barbaric and chaotic society?

How about you teach that when a police officer says “move along” or “put your hands behind your back,” you do it!

And teach that you don’t call cops derogatory names or reach into a police cruiser to grab a cop’s gun.

But then again, you’re the one who thinks cops are stupid.

Mr. President, you demand respect. Why not demand respect for police. When they issue an order, it’s not a suggestion, an invitation, a mediation or a request.

As anarchy reigned and protesters looted stores and burned buildings of hard-working Americans – many African American – where were you?

Or do you believe that those crimes are justification for a perceived injustice? Simple collateral damage – like Occupy Wall Street. That tax paying Americans need to just suffer through and then pay for?

But no, you fan the flames of resentment, trumpeting your own investigation that you could have completed by now, only prolonging the anger. Suggesting, yes, folks, this is yet another white injustice, and I’m going to reverse it with a federal civil rights investigation, when you know there isn’t a smidgeon – your word – of evidence to support the claim. (more)

Barack Obama in Interview on ‘The Herd’ …”I Spend Most of My Time Watching ESPN in the Morning” (VIDEO)

COULD BARACK OBAMA REMOTELY TAKE HIS JOB AS PRESIDENT SERIOUS? 

Nothing more need be said than Barack Obama’s own words to describe his presidency, “I Spend Most of My Time Watching ESPN in the Morning.” And when he is not doing that, Obama is golfing. It has been previously reported that he certainly was not attending daily Intelligence meetings, I guess he was too busy watching Sports Center, DaDaDa, DaDaDa! The United States has a record number of people on Food Stamps, unemployed and underemployed and this clown is watching Sports Center. I guess we now know what Obama was doing during Benghazi.

Why doesn’t Obama do the country a favor and quit the presidency and become an anchor on ESPN, please!

Media Bistro:

President Barack Obama was a guest on ESPN’s “The Herd” with Colin Cowherd this morning. Obama started with a plug for the Obamacare website and how it’s working these days, but he went to on to discuss sports, his viewing habits and not wanting to hear political talk on TV.

“I spend most of my time watching ESPN in the morning. I get so much politics; I don’t, you know, want to be inundated with a bunch of chatter about politics during the day,” President Obama told ESPN radio.

Retired ABC News Journalist Ann Compton Discussing Barack Obama: He Launches ‘Profanity-Laced’ Tirades Against Press

Imagine how Barack Obama would have acted and dealt with the press if they were not carrying the water for his administration? It is hard to believe that Obama had an adversarial role with the media when it was basically the MSM and their lack of vetting or asking any sort of investigative questions that got him elected and reelected.

Transcripts below from Newsbusters - C-SPAN, 38:05:

ANN COMPTON: Before I walked out the door on September 10, I was a strong voice for complaining that this particular administration has been more opaque than any I have covered about what the President does in the Oval Office everyday. He is far less accessible on photo-ops with meetings. Even some meetings on the record, meeting in the Roosevelt room with financial leaders from, from Wall Street or on issues with environmental groups, or with issues with environmental groups, with public opinion leaders, I think most presidents have been far more forthcoming than the second Obama term, in terms of what the President is doing every day and we almost never get photo-ops.

C-SPAN, 55:50:

LAMB: So, off of that experience, how many other presidents were that aware of what they said to you and how many just did not pay attention at all and you had no personal reaction from them?

COMPTON: I think most presidents realize – had a personal connection. I don’t think they ever — we were ever in a confrontation-type moment where they felt the need to apologize. I have seen in the last year Barack Obama really angry twice. Both were off-the-record times. One, profanity-laced where he thought the press was making too much of scandals that he did not think were scandals. Another where he took us to task for not understanding the limits he has with foreign policy and the way he’s dealing with the Middle East and Iraq, and Afghanistan. And I don’t find him apologetic. But I find him willing to stand up to the press and look them in the eye, even though it was off the record and just give us hell.

LAMB: Does he have a point?

COMPTON: From his point of view, he may. But we cover what we are allowed to cover. And when policy decisions and presidents are inaccessible and don’t take questions from the press on a regular basis, I think they get — they reap what they sow.

Rush Limbaugh on Fox News Sunday On Obama,”I Think for the President to Promote this Division … It Didn’t Happen. And that’s Tearing This Country Apart & On Hillary Clinton, “She Can’t Sell a Book. She Can’t Sell an Auditorium. The Hype Finally is Over.”

Rush Limbaugh speaks the truth on the Divider in Chief Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton 2016 chances and Republicans knowing how to lose the White House.

Love him or hate him, El Rushbo speaks the truth, it’s just a matter of whether you can handle the truth. Rush appeared on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace and discussed a litany of issues from Barack Obama embracing division with regards to race relations in the United States to police arresting people to collect taxes on cigarettes to Republicans cowardice over government shutdown to Hillary Clinton’s presidential chances in 2016, Jeb Bush’s chances for 2016 and the GOP knowing how to lose presidential elections.

Rush Limbaugh on Fox News Sunday

Transcript from RCP at 2:23 of VIDEO: 

LIMBAUGH: I don’t think that things are rosy and perfect in America, but to say that they’re no better, as the mayor of New York said, that’s absurd. We’ve made all kinds of efforts to improve race relations in this country. The 1964 Civil Rights Act, affirmative action, we have bent over backwards.

Is it all perfect? No, it’s not. But there’s no acknowledgment of any progress, Chris. If you listen to these people, the president, the mayor of New York, you would think it’s 200 years ago. You would think we haven’t even started working on these problems, and that’s not true.

And I think for the president to promote this division as he just did in that clip that you said, and mischaracterize what happened here — he’s talking in large part about Ferguson and what he described did not happen in Ferguson, and what most of the media is describing did not happen in Ferguson, Missouri. There was no “hands up, don’t shoot.” It didn’t happen. And that’s tearing this country apart.

We have people to whom the truth is relative. And they’re using whatever power they have to try to redefine the truth for the advance of their own political agenda. And it’s just not productive. And the president taking sides in this in a way that further divides the country I find reprehensible and very unfortunate.

Transcript from RCP at 11:30 of the VIDEO:

CHRIS WALLACE, FOX NEWS SUNDAY: Hillary Clinton. How worried should Republicans be about Hillary Clinton as the Democratic potential Democratic nominee in 2016?

LIMBAUGH: Not very. She can’t sell a book. She can’t sell an auditorium. The hype finally is over.

On the Republican side for 2016 presidential chances:

I think Jeb — the Republican Party is totally absorbed in this comprehensive immigration business, and Jeb is out there claiming the only way he can get nominations is somehow run against the base in the primaries. I think the Republicans have demonstrated they know how to lose the White House, and it’s time to change direction, change strategy. They’ve got that down path. And it’s not — they’re not going to win by continuing to do the same thing over and over again.

Most Americans See Race Relations Worse Under Barack Obama … Imagine That?

Imagine that, race relations are worse under the reign of a community agitator?

A new Bloomberg Politics poll shows that 53% of Americans say that race relations have gotten worse since Barack Obama was elected present, while only 9% believe that they have got better. Wasn’t Barack Obama supposed to be the first post-racial president that was supposed to bring the races together and bridge the divide? What a joke that was. Who could not have seen this coming with Barack Obama as a hindrance to racial harmony when one considers he was a community organizer and a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ that taught Black liberation theology under the guidance of Rev. Jeremiah Wright, “God Damn America”.

How many people foolishly voted for Barack Obama thinking that he would take leadership in being a bridge, not a wedge to race relationships?

Obama Speaks Of Rev. Wright In This 1995 Interview … “He is a wonderful man.”

We are a congregation which is Unashamedly Black and Unapologetically Christian… Our roots in the Black religious experience and tradition are deep, lasting and permanent. We are an African people, and remain “true to our native land,” the mother continent, the cradle of civilization. God has superintended our pilgrimage through the days of slavery, the days of segregation, and the long night of racism. It is God who gives us the strength and courage to continuously address injustice as a people, and as a congregation. We constantly affirm our trust in God through cultural expression of a Black worship service and ministries which address the Black Community.

Full poll results HERE.

President Barack Obama had hoped his historic election would ease race relations, yet a majority of Americans, 53 percent, say the interactions between the white and black communities have deteriorated since he took office, according to a new Bloomberg Politics poll. Those divisions are laid bare in the split reactions to the decisions by two grand juries not to indict white police officers who killed unarmed black men in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island, N.Y.

Both times, protesters responded with outrage and politicians called for federal investigations. Yet Americans don’t think of the cases as a matched set of injustices, the poll found. A majority agreed with the Ferguson decision, while most objected to the conclusion in the Staten Island death, which was captured on video. The divergent opinions—52 percent agreed on Ferguson compared with 25 percent who approved of the Staten Island outcome—add to an ongoing discussion that was inflamed when Officer Daniel Pantaleo was seen in the July video putting what appeared to be a chokehold on Eric Garner, a 43-year-old man suspected of selling untaxed cigarettes. Garner could be heard saying, “I can’t breathe,” and died of a heart attack in what a medical examiner ruled a homicide. The grand jury decision not to charge Pantaleo came just 12 days after a similar panel in Ferguson declined to charge Officer Darren Wilson, who in August shot to death 18-year-old Michael Brown. That altercation was not captured on video, and the prosecutor presented evidence of a physical confrontation between the two men before the fatal shots were fired.

Yup, for Barack Obama Rev. Jeremiah Wright was a wonderful man until his pastor became a political liability for him and Obama threw Wright under the bus.

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