Biden cares about Cuba? He didn’t five years ago when Obama made nice with Raoul Castro

Biden cares about Cuba? He didn’t five years ago when Obama made nice with Raoul Castro
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How soon they forget. Democratic nominee Joe Biden is no stranger to hypocrisy, but his cynicism was on unusually vivid display during a recent campaign stop in Florida where he attempted to score points with the Hispanic population by attacking the current administration for its policy regarding Cuba. “Cuba’s no closer to freedom and democracy today than it was four years ago,” he bellowed. Watch:

Maybe Biden should turn the clock back another year, to 2015. If he checks his calendar he will be reminded of what the Obama-Biden administration boasted was an “historic step forward in … efforts to normalize relations with the Cuban government and people.” Barack Obama was only too happy to cozy up to Cuba’s tyrannical leader, Raúl Castro, against a backdrop of criticism by Republicans like Jeb Bush, who issued this statement on July 1 of that year:

As Americans prepare to celebrate the anniversary of our freedom from tyranny and commit anew to the democratic principles on which our nation was founded, it is no small irony that President Obama prepares to open an Embassy in Havana, further legitimizing the brutal Castro regime.

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It’s no secret that Biden’s candidacy is failing to resonate with Hispanics, “a once-reliable voting bloc for Democrats, appear to be breaking for Trump in growing numbers,” according to The Federalist:

Trump is expected to capture 36 percent of the Hispanic vote in November, according to a recent Quinnipiac poll conducted shortly after the party conventions.

In September, LU contributor Rusty Weiss wrote that Biden had become so desperate to gain traction with Hispanic voters in Florida that he compared Donald Trump to Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer and regular contributor to "Liberty Unyielding."

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