The Obama administration is moving toward normalizing diplomatic relations with Cuba, including opening an embassy in Havana. The US trade embargo on Cuba also may be lifted, along with travel restrictions. This is precisely what we would expect from the radical Obama whose mentor, mother, white grandfather, biological African father and Indonesian stepfather were all avowed communists. And this is precisely what the odious dictator Castro wants – to be treated like just another member of the community of nations.
He is not. Castro is one of the most vicious dictators alive today. Cuba has not had one single breath of freedom since Castro came to power in 1959. His nation has collapsed under his policies, just as we conservatives warned it would. Castro desperately needs American acceptance and trade to seek to prop up his destitute regime. Obama wants to give him both. This is utterly shameful but perfectly in keeping with the far-left ethos that Obama and Castro both subscribe to.
This normalization is part of Obama’s plan for the last two years of his tenure to use any presidential authority that he can to push a hard-left agenda in every way possible, including amnesty for illegals. It is shocking.
Jeb Bush Announces
Republican Jeb Bush is setting up an exploratory committee to run for president in 2016. The former Florida governor is acting now because he believes that Mitt Romney is going to run again and Bush needs to start attracting the big Establishment Republican campaign money to himself. We conservatives don’t like Jeb Bush because he is a liberal, like all of the Bushes are. Foxnews.com reports:
Polls show (Jeb Bush) at or near the top of the prospective Republican nominees for 2016. The recent McClatchy-Marist poll has Mitt Romney and Bush leading with 19 and 15 percent respectively. And a PPP poll has Bush ahead of Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee, Paul Ryan and both Rand Paul and Ted Cruz. Should Jeb Bush make the general election he will be a compelling candidate against the likely Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton. The most recent poll numbers show the race between them tightening… (end of foxnews.com excerpt)
OK, so Romney leads Bush and they are both at the top. Both are liberal or “moderate” Republicans. No successful conservative Republican governors who have aggressively challenged the liberal status quo are even listed in the top tier for 2016 like Rick Perry in Texas, John Kasich in Ohio or Scott Walker in Wisconsin. Yet these are the people we need most and whom Nikitas3.com supports. These are successful leaders of courage and conviction.
Many Establishment Republicans naively think – yet again – that Bush is a shoo-in. Yet the list of failed “moderate” Republican presidential candidates is long… Richard Nixon in 1960, Gerald Ford, Bob Dole, John McCain, Mitt Romney, George HW Bush running for re-election in 1992, and even president George W. Bush himself. Meanwhile our most successful Republican president was a principled conservative named Ronald Reagan.
Bush and Romney both are well known and have the advantage of being able to counteract Hillary Clinton’s name recognition. So what should we conservatives think?
It’s a bad situation. We know that we are right, but then again political power does not always go to who is right, but to who is popular, known and has the most money.
We conservatives could get half a loaf with a Bush presidency, which is better than no loaf at all. We could be happy that he is a Republican. In other words if Jeb Bush were a sure thing to win the White House in 2016 we could settle for that. Because at least “our side” would take back the presidency and we would see honest and competent people in the administration, including some conservatives (Scott Walker for Treasury secretary?). The corruption under Obama and the corruption that would occur under a Hillary Clinton presidency is destroying America. Our nation cannot tolerate another 4 or 8 years of a Democrat president. It simply is too destructive.
We conservatives also could build solidly on a Republican presidency coupled to Republican power in the US House and US Senate coupled to Republican power in the successful economic states like Texas, Georgia and South Carolina. In short, our ideas are winning and we must be patient and work methodically. We already have sparked two huge electoral victories (2010 and 2014) and many smaller victories just since the establishment of the Tea Party in 2009.
Would we work for Bush to win? No, most conservatives would not. But Nikitas3.com did some work for liberal Republican Charlie Baker in the recent gubernatorial election in my home state of Massachusetts. Baker won and he certainly is a much better choice than his Democrat opponent would have been. So I acted pragmatically even though I voted for the Tea Partier in the primary. Now here is a word about the Australia terror attack:
The deadly siege by a Muslim terrorist in Australia has turned into anger as the nation wonders how a man with a violent criminal history ended up armed at a café in the heart of the nation’s biggest city on December 15 and took hostages, ending in the deaths of two hostages and of the terrorist himself. Here is an excerpt from dailymail.co.uk:
“How can someone who has had such a long and checkered history not be on the appropriate watch list? And how can someone like that be entirely at large in the community?” (Australian) Prime Minister Tony Abbott asked at a news conference. “These are questions we need to look at carefully and calmly and methodically. That’s what we’ll be doing in the days and weeks ahead.”
(The terrorist had been) convicted and sentenced last year to 300 hours of community service for sending what a judge called ‘grossly offensive’ letters to families of soldiers killed in Afghanistan between 2007 and 2009. He later was charged with being an accessory to the murder of his ex-wife. Earlier this year, he was charged with the 2002 sexual assault of a woman. He had been out on bail on all the charges. … That history prompted a flurry of questions that remained unanswered more than a day after the siege began Monday morning. Why was (the terrorist) out on bail? Why was he not on a terror watch list? How did he get a shotgun in a country with tough gun ownership laws? (end if independent.co.uk excerpt)
This is no surprise. Nikitas3.com can explain to you precisely why all this happened: Because Australia is a very liberal nation. And liberals always have an agenda that treats criminals and terrorists softly. Period. End of story.
This guy had a shotgun in a nation with tough gun laws. This reminds us once again why we 2nd Amendment supporters say over and over: “When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.” But wait. There’s more. The guy actually had a license to own the gun. How did he get it with his dark history?
Answer: Because Australia is a very liberal nation, and in liberal nations crazy and evil people often can get what they want.
One Australian was quoted as saying about the terrorist: “I feel sorry for him, he is so twisted, to live with that hate.” This again is a liberal sentiment. By feeling sorry for an evil person you are aiding and abetting him. Evil people then embrace and encourage this type of sympathy because it makes it easier for them to kill their targets.
Hillary Clinton recently said that the United States can advance international peace by “showing respect even for one’s enemies, trying to understand and insofar as psychologically possible, empathize with their perspective and point of view.” She obviously was talking about terrorists and this goes along with the Democrat narrative that we must “understand” why terrorists attacked us on 9/11.
No, we do not need to empathize with or feel sorry for or seek to understand evil people. We must defeat them and even kill them when we can. This quote alone is enough to disqualify Hillary Clinton from ever being president of the United States.
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