Marco Rubio Calls Obama’s Statement on Death of Communist Butcher Fidel Castro ‘Pathetic’

Florida Senator Marco Rubio , whose parents escaped communist Cuba in 1959 in search of freedom in America, strongly condemned Obama’s weak and deceptive statement about the death of tyrannical communist dictator Fidel Castro.

On Saturday, following the announced death of Castro on Friday night at age 90, Obama blew his fellow Marxist a kiss on his way to Hell, saying that there were “countless ways in which Fidel Castro altered the course of individual lives, families, and of the Cuban nation” and that he would leave it to history to “record and judge the enormous impact of this singular figure on the people and world around him,” a possible wink and nod to liberal history book authors who tend to downplay the atrocities committed by communist madmen because they share the same progressive leftist agenda.

Marco Rubio took to Twitter on Saturday morning, calling Obama’s statement “pathetic” with “no mention of thousands he killed and imprisoned.”

Rubio wrote in a statement that Fidel Castro seized power in Cuba promising freedom and prosperity but instead fundamentally transformed the island into an “impoverished island prison” and an oppressive regime:

“Fidel Castro seized power promising to bring freedom and prosperity to Cuba, but his communist regime turned it into an impoverished island prison. Over six decades, millions of Cubans were forced to flee their own country, and those accused of opposing the regime were routinely jailed and even killed.

Sadly, Fidel Castro’s death does not mean freedom for the Cuban people or justice for the democratic activists, religious leaders, and political opponents he and his brother have jailed and persecuted. The dictator has died, but the dictatorship has not. And one thing is clear, history will not absolve Fidel Castro; it will remember him as an evil, murderous dictator who inflicted misery and suffering on his own people.

The future of Cuba ultimately remains in the hands of the Cuban people, and now more than ever Congress and the new administration must stand with them against their brutal rulers and support their struggle for freedom and basic human rights.”

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Rubio also made the case on Fox & Friends that Obama should not send anyone to Cuba to the funeral of Fidel Castro as America should not be throwing any respect his way. Doing so, Rubio said, would be giving support to his many atrocities, including a “man who murdered American citizens less than twenty years ago.”


h/t: The Blaze

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Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.

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