Four-letter words: Cuba and Sony

Obama CubaProving that Leftists are Defeatists.

First, Cuba:

What did Mr Obama acquire from his move?  What did he negotiate?  What did he — usget from the negotiation?  Was it even a “negotiation” or was it simple capitulation?  I submit Mr Obama’s move was nothing more than outright capitulation to the Cuban regime.  This is nothing more than a reward to Cuba, with zero expected in return.  Cuba arrested over 8,000 “political prisoners” just this year.  Cuban-Americans are disgusted.  Obama has extended political legitimacy to this dictatorship.  This is a 55-year-old policy overturned.  Obama’s transcript is here.

“Let us leave behind the legacy of both colonization and communism, the tyranny of drug cartels, dictators and sham elections,” Obama said.  As he equates Communism with what he perceives as US colonial power — a thing he must defeat at all costs.

What gets rewarded gets repeated.  And those who cannot remember history are doomed to repeat it.  It would appear time and again that Mr Obama has total Historical Alzheimers.  Because here is what will happen:

History will repeat itself.  Vladimir Putin, a power broker/seeker of the Nth degree who would love nothing more than to re-create the USSR, has just been provided with a perfect pathway right back into Cuba, a mere 90 miles from the United States.  A Putin whose strength has been partly broken because of the plummet of petroleum power (and whose petroleum power he held over the vast lands of the European Union).  A Putin who, when threatened, will look to the past and see Nikita Khrushchev.  And will be consoled by same when he determines to repeat that past by sending Russian troops to Cuba, welcomed by Raul Castro.

This Obama move did nothing for the people of Cuba.  They will wake up tomorrow still ensconced in a Communist regime with no more freedoms than the prior day.  Americans throughout the globe are no safer; in fact, they are less safe.

Finally, what happens to Guantanamo?  Is this a roundabout way to get Guantanamo finally shuttered by the eradication of the contract?  Was this the point?

Obama, thy name is Chamberlain.  Crouching Obama and Paper Tiger.

Second, Sony:

Rob Lowe TweetSony has likewise submitted and yielded to cyber-terrorism.  This is Spineless Hollywood in the face of a threat clearly on behalf of North Korea and no other. According to Variety, Sony has “no further release plans for The Interview.”  No DVDs, no video-on-demand.  Completely scrapped.  Dead.  Fini.  Roll over, doggie.

Sony, the institution, the entire film industry, just completely collapsed, encouraging others in the future.  “Look what North Korea just got away with.”  This is damned near an act of war against the United States of America.  And yet met with defeatism.

What gets rewarded gets repeated.

Kim Jong Un Churning Nork Peasants Into LubricantAbove, Kim Jong Un churns North Korean peasants into convenient lubricant.  Photo courtesy of Sir Ben Shapiro.

Does this get the Taliban and ISIS thinking: “all we have to do is threaten movie theaters or malls and America?”  That would, I submit, be a Logical Extension of Sony’s action.

In the face of that, however, a Texas theater decides to show “Team America” in place of “The Interview.”  Bully!

Mr Obama weighed in on Cuba.  What is his position on cyber-terrorism against America?  Why is Obama conspicuously silent on the issue?  Why does he refuse to recognize that America was attacked digitally?  What is his reticence?  Why is he hesitant?

Hollywood, thy name is Chamberlain.

BZ

Obama Philosophy

Obama appoints callow anti-gun youngster as national Surgeon General

Vivek Murthy SGAnd a perfect appointment it is for you, sir, and perfectly in keeping with your anti-American bias.

From the NationalJournal.com:

Senate Confirms Gun Control Advocate as Surgeon General

by Sarah Mimms

The Senate narrowly confirmed a new surgeon general whose nomination was delayed for months in a fight over his comments alleging that guns are public health issue. The confirmation represents a victory for gun control advocates, even as recent polling has shown Americans moving in the other direction toward gun-rights protections.

The Senate’s 51-43 vote confirming Massachusetts Doctor Vivek Murthy to be the next surgeon general underscores divisions in Congress over gun control and the unwillingness of many members, particularly moderate Democrats, to stand out on the issue.

Another “bite me” from the outgoing Leftist Senate, akin to Feinstein’s release of the so-called Demorat-crafted-only “torture report.”  Vivek Murthy is perfectly in keeping, at 37, with Mr Obama’s diminishment of America.

Get prepared for your doctor’s insistence upon questioning you regarding firearms in your household — if it hasn’t yet occurred.

If my doctor deigns to go there, he will be the recipient of a brusque answer he won’t care for — but proffered in as much a dismissive and disrespectful manner as I can possibly submit.

Because it isn’t any of his or her business.

BZ

 

Freedom slipping away under Obama

Freedom, Country RankingsYou’ve wondered about that feeling you’ve had for a few years now: where are my freedoms going?  Why do I feel less free?

Because it’s true; Americans are losing freedom, courtesy of Mr Obama.

From the WashingtonExaminer.com:

Under Obama, U.S. personal freedom ranking slips below France

by Jason Russell

Americans’ assessments of their personal freedom have significantly declined under President Obama, according to a new study from the Legatum Institute in London, and the United States now ranks below 20 other countries on this measure.

The research shows that citizens of countries including France, Uruguay, and Costa Rica now feel that they enjoy more personal freedom than Americans.

“This is not a good report for Obama,” Legatum Institute spokeswoman Cristina Odone told the Washington Examiner.

In the 2010 report (which relied on data gathered in 2009), the U.S. was ranked ninth in personal freedom, but that ranking has since fallen to 21st, with several countries, including France, Germany and the United Kingdom passing the U.S.

Frankly, Obama couldn’t care less.

There is no denying that Americans felt less free in 2013 after four more years of Obama’s presidency. And so now he faces the embarrassment of being the president that made Americans feel less free than the French.

Merci, monsieur le president.

BZ