Through The Static

May 27, 2008

Castro Castrates Obama

Filed under: Food,It's Too Punny!,Politics,World News — bobbleheadedbob @ 7:14 am


Okay, so maybe he didn’t — and yeah, the bobblebot tends to shy away from the puppetry that is politics, but ze title was too good to resist.

Basically, good ole Fidel is having trouble with his fidelity to Obama (thar she goes AGAIN! She cant’ STAND it, it’s too PUNNY!). In other words, out of all the US presidential candidates, Obama’s his fLavorite — but that doesn’t stop him from being critical of Obama and some of his frakked up proposals.

YES Castro is uber critical, but I don’t think he’s SLAMMING Obama quite yet, as reported by I mean, he could always say MORE bout Oh, Bama, but for now I think he’s calling his most flagrant proposals into question. But sensationalism is sexy-lexy in the world of journalism, so why should I play party to party-fouling?

saxy castro riiiiiiiight

Okay, since I lured y’all with ze saxy title, I might as well give you some related content from the Associated Press:

HAVANA (AP) — Former President Fidel Castro says Sen. Barack Obama’s plan to maintain Washington’s trade embargo against Cuba will cause hunger and suffering on the island.

In a column published Monday by government-run newspapers, Castro said Obama was “the most-advanced candidate in the presidential race,” but noted that he has not dared to call for altering U.S. policy toward Cuba.

“Obama’s speech can be translated as a formula for hunger for the country,” Castro wrote, referring to Obama’s remarks last week to the influential Cuban American National Foundation in Miami.

Obama said he would maintain the nearly fifty-year-old trade sanctions against Cuba as leverage to push for democratic change on the island. But he also vowed to ease restrictions on Cuban Americans traveling to Cuba and sending money to relatives.

I suppose that’s one way of keeping it all “fair and balanced,” Obama. Especially in the midst of a global food crisis. Niiiiiiice.

He repeated his willingness to meet with Raul Castro, who in February succeeded his elder brother Fidel to become the nation’s first new leader in 49 years.

Castro said Obama’s proposals for letting well-off Cuban Americans help poorer relatives on the island amounted to “propaganda for consumerism and a way of life that is unsustainable.”

Whoa, nelly~! Them’s fightin words, Castro! Actually… nup. I think he’s just calling it for what it is.

He complained that Obama’s description of Cuba as “undemocratic” and “lacking in respect for liberty and human rights” was the same argument previous U.S. administrations “have used to justify their crimes against our homeland.”

OH, Bama! Wouldn’t that be the pot calling the kettle black? Though I doubt zat ze cantankerous Castro is destined to be ze political savior of ze Americas.


1 Comment »

  1. I have a feeling that Obama’s relative popularity with people like Castro (“the most-advanced candidate” ) is gonna hurt him. McCain already used the whole “Hamas’s favorite candidate” thing against Obama, being Castro’s favorite candidate might not help matters.

    Comment by disciplepete — May 27, 2008 @ 9:39 am | Reply

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