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Florida Democrats break with Obama on Castro visa issue [Ignored by Florida Media!]
Kansas City Star ^ | 5/25/12 | ERIKA BOLSTAD AND MARC CAPUTO

Posted on 05/25/2012 4:14:32 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

Florida’s top Congressional Democrats broke with President Barack Obama on Tuesday over his administration’s decision to issue Fidel Castro’s niece a visa to attend a conference this week in San Francisco.

The opposition of Sen. Bill Nelson and Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz came just hours after Republicans had blasted away at the visa decision —while failing to acknowledge that Republican President George W. Bush’s administration had allowed Mariela Castro to visit the United States three times a decade ago.

(Excerpt) Read more at kansascity.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: bias; billnelson; cuba; fidelcastro; fl; florida; marielacastro; media; sanfrancisco; wassermanschultz
... The Hispanic Leadership Network, partly led by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, says there’s a huge difference between the Bush-era visits and the most recent visa approvals by Obama. The human rights situation in Cuba has deteriorated since Castro’s initial visit, said its director, Jennifer Korn. That includes Alan Gross’s detention.

Also, Mariela Castro, at the time of her initial visit, was the niece of the then-president, Fidel Castro. Now, she’s the daughter of the Cuban president, Korn said.

"The situations are not the least bit similar as the human rights situation has deteriorated,” she said. “An American citizen is locked up in a Cuban jail now for trying to provide internet access to Cubans, and in the last few months since Pope Benedict’s visit, Cubans have lived under even more fear as they cope with a large round up of dissidents and activists."

1 posted on 05/25/2012 4:14:47 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

The slobbering-over-Obama Florida fake news outlets REFUSE to cover this story, just like they have ignored Obamugabe’s falling poll numbers in the state and the Catholic lawsuit against their hero.


2 posted on 05/25/2012 4:19:28 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

The slobbering-over-Obama Florida fake news outlets REFUSE to cover this story, just like they have ignored Obamugabe’s falling poll numbers in the state and the Catholic lawsuit against their hero.


3 posted on 05/25/2012 4:20:25 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...

Florida Freeper


4 posted on 05/25/2012 6:35:13 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Before anyone gets excited, Cubans were up in arms over the Clinton administration’s handling of the Elian Gonzalez affair (the few who agreed were afraid to speak out) yet that didn’t sway their votes away from the Dems. For some reason, they refuse to see the writing on the wall.


5 posted on 05/25/2012 6:45:08 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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