In the wake of Fidel Castro’s death, the American people are looking to the press and President Obama for the significance of the communist dictator’s passing.
The press has been virtually romanticizing the passing of the communist leader, who presided over the nation’s economic stagnation and repression from his overthrow of Cuban strongman Batista in 1959 to his turnover of the reigns to the regime to his brother Raul in 2008.
The New York Times’ headline illustrates the thorn in the side to the U.S. and the Western Hemisphere that Castro had been for nearly fifty years: Fidel Castro, Cuban Revolutionary Who Defied U.S., Dies at 90.
President Obama gave the following statement on the passing of Fidel Castro:
Pres Obama issues statement on death of Fidel Castro. pic.twitter.com/5eHB2A9DoB
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) November 26, 2016
The president’s offering of condolences to Fidel Castro’s family and assurances that the U.S. remains a “friend and partner” to the communist regime led in nepotistic fashion by his brother Raul Castro speaks volumes.
The message was unmistakable to those who do not share the president’s obvious sympathy for the Castro regime:
'During my presidency, we have worked hard to support a Communist dictator.' — Barack Obama@markknoller
— Desert Pundit (@desertpundit) November 26, 2016
Obama's pretty forgiving about the executions and political prisoners. Not the tone I would take right now. hmmm
— Agent Dudington KGB (@GuyRamjet) November 26, 2016
Pedantic, insipid and of course makes it about himself. Truly an embarrassing president.
— Habitual Linestepper (@FergusFSU) November 26, 2016
55 Days and we can get back to reality pic.twitter.com/Z5eoOLNyWQ
— David Parks (@pgasaluki) November 26, 2016
As is so often the case with the left-wing press and President Obama, it’s often what is not said that is the most revealing. Compare this with Trump’s single line:
Fidel Castro is dead!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 26, 2016