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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Congressional Black Caucus Visits Ideological Allies in Communist Cuba
Update: They Loved Castro, and Castro Loved Them!!!

It is my firm belief that the members of the Congressional Black Caucus are traitors to the very ideas that are enshrined in the United States Constitution, and should be treated as such upon their return.

Why the fiery and over-the-top language?

They have visited their ideological brethren in Cuba in an attempt to help prop up the murderous government of Cuba, and to support the continued torture and imprisonment of political opponents of the Cuban government.

The people of Cuba deserve to be liberated from their Communist oppressors!

Here is a Press Release from Bloggers United for Cuban Liberty, Inc.

And here is a factoid from the Bloggers United for Cuban Liberty:

Afro-Cubans in Cuban Civil Society

• Afro-Cubans comprise over 60 percent of the island’s population, yet…

• Black and dark-skinned multiracial Cubans constitute only five percent of hospitality workers catering to Europeans and other tourists' international joint ventures with foreign firms (which tend to offer the highest wages by Cuban standards), while making up nearly 70 percent of the state-run labor force.

• Moreover, only about 35 percent of managerial positions in the state-run sector are held by black and biracial (mulatto) Cubans.

• Afro-Cubans are disproportionately represented in the prison population -- 80 percent of Cuba’s inmates are black or mulatto.

• Cubans of European ancestry receive as much as 250 percent more in remittances (cash subsidies) from family abroad than their Afro-Cuban neighbors. Growing income disparities may in turn be affecting the educational opportunities as well as occupational options of many Cubans of African ancestry.

• In terms of higher education, Afro-Cubans are already perceived to be woefully underrepresented – accounting for as little as three percent of university enrollments.

**8.27pm** update (It was a commie love-fest!)

Lee and others heaped praise on Castro, calling him warm and receptive during their discussion. But the lawmakers disputed Castro's later statement that members of the congressional delegation said American society is still racist. 

"It was quite a moment to behold," Lee said, recalling her moments with Castro. 

“It was almost like listening to an old friend,” said Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Il.), adding that he found Castro’s home to be modest and Castro’s wife to be particularly hospitable. 

“In my household I told Castro he is known as the ultimate survivor,” Rush said. 

Rep. Laura Richardson (D-Ca.) said Castro was receptive to President Obama’s message of turning the page in American foreign policy. 

"He listened. He said the exact same thing" about turning the page "as President Obama said," said Richardson.

Richardson said Castro knew her name and district. "He looked right into my eyes and he said, 'How can we help? How can we help President Obama?'" 

Source: The Politco