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(Daily Mail)   Paul Ryan courts Cuban-American voters, promises to end Obama's "policy of appeasement" toward Castro as he and the Republicans attempt to install their own fascist regime right here in the US   (dailymail.co.uk ) divider line
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2012-09-23 02:15:52 AM  
Policy of appeasement? If Ryan thinks maintaining the embargo is "appeasement," he's been huffing the fumes from Mittens' spray-tan. What does he expect? An invasion of Cuba? Maybe we need to wrap up the Iraq and Afganistan the President's predecessor got us into before we start eyeing up Zombie Castro.
 
2012-09-23 04:12:22 AM  
What the fark?

No, seriously. What the fark?
 
2012-09-23 04:18:50 AM  

dramatools: Policy of appeasement? If Ryan thinks maintaining the embargo is "appeasement," he's been huffing the fumes from Mittens' spray-tan. What does he expect? An invasion of Cuba? Maybe we need to wrap up the Iraq and Afganistan the President's predecessor got us into before we start eyeing up Zombie Castro.


I sense a pattern from Ryan on this. He thinks old people were supposed to support his voucher program because it only screwed over their family. Similarly, now he wants supports of Cubans in America because he is only screwing over Cubans in Cuba.

Psycho....
 
2012-09-23 04:21:48 AM  
Is this about Empty Chair Obama again?
 
2012-09-23 04:26:28 AM  
Does anybody outside of South Florida seriously think that Cuba is a threat to the U.S.?
 
2012-09-23 04:31:49 AM  

NDP2: Does anybody outside of South Florida seriously think that Cuba is a threat to the U.S.?


Of course it is.

You just let Zombie Castro bite someone and send them over here... it'll be Walking Dead in no time! We'll all have to ask where Carl is at!
 
2012-09-23 04:35:09 AM  

dramatools: Policy of appeasement? If Ryan thinks maintaining the embargo is "appeasement," he's been huffing the fumes from Mittens' spray-tan.


Your mistake there was expecting his speech to be about anything even remotely recognizable as this reality. Anything he talks about will only be relevant to people inhabiting an alternate dimension where everything is backward. Sort of like that Red Dwarf episode.
 
2012-09-23 04:57:24 AM  

Seriously, I'll say any-farking-thing you want
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Just vote for us.

 
2012-09-23 04:57:57 AM  
The Romney/Ryan campaign is in full derpsperation mode. I just read that Ryan told a group in Orlando that Obama has been "dismantling the space program over the last 4 years". Because I'm sure that funding NASA would be high up on the Romney administrations to do list.
 
2012-09-23 05:01:29 AM  

Whiskey Pete: The Romney/Ryan campaign is in full derpsperation mode. I just read that Ryan told a group in Orlando that Obama has been "dismantling the space program over the last 4 years". Because I'm sure that defunding NASA would be high up on the Romney administrations to do list.



ftfy
 
2012-09-23 05:03:53 AM  
I keep hoping obama has the cajones to pull an october surprise of normalization with either the cubans or iranians. cubans probably more likely 'cause it avoids the icky muslim appeasement issue. either way it's about time, neither country is as dastardly as china and we are like step-bff with them.

i don't think he has the cajones.
 
2012-09-23 05:22:54 AM  
Farking Cubans, they wiped out fishing all over South Florida and just side with the GOP because they hope that someday the Warmonger Party will gain control of Cuba and reinstate their title to lands they stole from the poor in the first place. They're like Sea Israelis or something, but with infinitely better food and women that can remain hot past 23.
 
2012-09-23 05:23:08 AM  
These guys are truly stuck in the 60's aren't they? Whats next, Obama ignoring the threat of Communist expansion in South East Asia?
 
2012-09-23 05:24:54 AM  

ongbok: These guys are truly stuck in the 60's aren't they? Whats next, Obama ignoring the threat of Communist expansion in South East Asia?



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Farking dominoes, how do they work?

 
2012-09-23 05:27:31 AM  

ongbok: These guys are truly stuck in the 60's aren't they? Whats next, Obama ignoring the threat of Communist expansion in South East Asia?


I hear them godless commie russkies are going to try and out missiles in Cuba any day now.

ANY. DAY. NOW.
 
2012-09-23 05:46:50 AM  

ongbok: These guys are truly stuck in the 60's aren't they? Whats next, Obama ignoring the threat of Communist expansion in South East Asia?


You're talking about a campaign that referred to Russia as The Soviet Union no more than a few months ago.
 
2012-09-23 05:49:16 AM  

stoli n coke: ongbok: These guys are truly stuck in the 60's aren't they? Whats next, Obama ignoring the threat of Communist expansion in South East Asia?

You're talking about a campaign that referred to Russia as The Soviet Union no more than a few months ago.


Nat that, I'm talking about Obama's blatant refusal to recognize the threat to democracy in South East Asia.
 
2012-09-23 05:54:48 AM  
Fidel Castro gave up the reins of Cuba because of farkING OLD AGE !

I think it's a given that tough-guy policies managed to do fark-all about Cuba.
 
2012-09-23 05:56:46 AM  
Subby, I think you're very confused about what fascism is. There is after all a very good reason the American left thought Mussolini was a great guy for awhile there. They still didn't quite like him as much as the Communists back then of course. Good job on cleaning up your image in that regard, almost nobody knows those things about the left anymore. Fascism isn't right wing just because its to 'the right' of communism.

But above all fascism requires state (ie government) control of so many things that it makes it completely counter to what Republicans want. Tell me honestly, who do you think is more in favor of government control of most things? Liberals or Conservatives?

Which is not to say liberals are fascists either, although Obama tries sometimes. There's plenty in fascism that modern liberals don't like.
 
2012-09-23 06:00:37 AM  
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2012-09-23 06:33:21 AM  
Why do we keep appeasing these Batista supporters?
 
2012-09-23 07:07:08 AM  

ghare: Why do we keep appeasing these Batista supporters?


To win Florida. Every president since George HW Bush has promised to end the embargo, and each of them has then done nothing about it to keep their supporters in Miami happy.
 
2012-09-23 07:13:19 AM  

Omahawg: I keep hoping obama has the cajones to pull an october surprise of normalization with either the cubans or iranians. cubans probably more likely 'cause it avoids the icky muslim appeasement issue. either way it's about time, neither country is as dastardly as china and we are like step-bff with them.

i don't think he has the cajones.


That wouldn't take cojones, that would take weapons-grade stupidity. Iran is openly antagonizing one of our allies (Israel), and normalizing relations with Cuba wouldn't please anybody, but it WOULD anger a large portion of a state he needs to win (Florida). Either would be a stupid October surprise, because President Obama would gain nothing politically.
 
2012-09-23 07:15:30 AM  

willicus: Omahawg: I keep hoping obama has the cajones to pull an october surprise of normalization with either the cubans or iranians. cubans probably more likely 'cause it avoids the icky muslim appeasement issue. either way it's about time, neither country is as dastardly as china and we are like step-bff with them.

i don't think he has the cajones.

That wouldn't take cojones, that would take weapons-grade stupidity. Iran is openly antagonizing one of our allies (Israel), and normalizing relations with Cuba wouldn't please anybody, but it WOULD anger a large portion of a state he needs to win (Florida). Either would be a stupid October surprise, because President Obama would gain nothing politically.


At this point, as I recall, Romney needs to pretty much win EVERY swing state, and he's been pissing off the elderly and Latinos pretty regularly. Theoretically, Obama could end the embargo, and still win the election...Hell, he may even keep Florida, if Romney continues shiatting on the swing voters.

/Still doubt he'd do that. Would be nice, though.
 
2012-09-23 07:18:00 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: ongbok: These guys are truly stuck in the 60's aren't they? Whats next, Obama ignoring the threat of Communist expansion in South East Asia?

I hear them godless commie russkies are going to try and out missiles in Cuba any day now.

ANY. DAY. NOW.


And when that happens, there had better not be a Democrat in the White House.
 
2012-09-23 07:19:53 AM  

born_yesterday: FirstNationalBastard: ongbok: These guys are truly stuck in the 60's aren't they? Whats next, Obama ignoring the threat of Communist expansion in South East Asia?

I hear them godless commie russkies are going to try and out missiles in Cuba any day now.

ANY. DAY. NOW.

And when that happens, there had better not be a Democrat in the White House.


Poe's Law in effect.
 
2012-09-23 07:23:01 AM  

randomjsa: Subby, I think you're very confused about what fascism is.


Fascism was founded during World War I by Italian national syndicalists who combined left-wing and right-wing political views.[7][8] Fascists have commonly opposed having a firm association with any section of the left-right spectrum, considering it inadequate to describe their beliefs,[9][10] though fascism's goal to promote the rule of people deemed innately superior while seeking to purge society of people deemed innately inferior is identified as a prominent far-right theme.[11] Fascism opposes multiple ideologies: conservatism, liberalism, and two major forms of socialism - communism and social democracy.

Wikipedia. Huh. Well, that was easy.

When people compare Republicans to fascists, it's to highlight that they're not being conservative.

They're being authoritarian, militaristic, paternalistic, moralistic, and/or just plain racist freaks.
 
2012-09-23 07:24:00 AM  

randomjsa: Subby, I think you're very confused about what fascism is. There is after all a very good reason the American left thought Mussolini was a great guy for awhile there. They still didn't quite like him as much as the Communists back then of course. Good job on cleaning up your image in that regard, almost nobody knows those things about the left anymore. Fascism isn't right wing just because its to 'the right' of communism.

But above all fascism requires state (ie government) control of so many things that it makes it completely counter to what Republicans want. Tell me honestly, who do you think is more in favor of government control of most things? Liberals or Conservatives?

Which is not to say liberals are fascists either, although Obama tries sometimes. There's plenty in fascism that modern liberals don't like.


the only thing Republicans want the govt out of is regulating businesses. Everything else they are for. Up to and including who you can marry and women's vaginas.
 
2012-09-23 07:26:21 AM  

sendtodave: Wikipedia. Huh. Well, that was easy.

When people compare Republicans to fascists, it's to highlight that they're not being conservative.

They're being authoritarian, militaristic, paternalistic, moralistic, and/or just plain racist freaks.


George Orwell wrote in 1944 that "the word 'Fascism' is almost entirely meaningless ... almost any English person would accept 'bully' as a synonym for 'Fascist'"

Oh, and that, too. They're bullies.
 
2012-09-23 07:43:36 AM  

NDP2: Does anybody outside of South Florida seriously think that Cuba is a threat to the U.S.?


I don't think the younger generation of Cuban-Americans even cares anymore. The Cuban-Americans in Miami are losing their influence quick in Miami as Latinos from other nations start to immigrate to South Florida.

Watching the difference in the clips of Obama at FIU and Ryan at the Versailes Cafe in Little Havana, you can tell who is courting the younger generations and who is courting the folks yearning for the days of Batista (which makes up the majority of influential Cuban-Americans in Miami). 

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2012-09-23 07:53:00 AM  

ongbok: These guys are truly stuck in the 60's aren't they? Whats next, Obama ignoring the threat of Communist expansion in South East Asia?


The Soviets Russia is going to send ships with missiles for Cuba, only this time the US doesn't make them turn around.
 
2012-09-23 07:57:09 AM  
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2012-09-23 08:09:57 AM  

Mrtraveler01: I don't think the younger generation of Cuban-Americans even cares anymore.


I know more younger Cubans with more of a Communist bent than younger Cubans who're actually worried about Communism and Castro.
 
2012-09-23 08:10:58 AM  

RexTalionis: Mrtraveler01: I don't think the younger generation of Cuban-Americans even cares anymore.

I know more younger Cubans with more of a Communist bent than younger Cubans who're actually worried about Communism and Castro.


Isn't it ironic...don't you think?
 
2012-09-23 08:14:53 AM  

Insatiable Jesus: ongbok: These guys are truly stuck in the 60's aren't they? Whats next, Obama ignoring the threat of Communist expansion in South East Asia?

Farking dominoes, how do they work?


Well the dominos are going to fall like a house of cards and checkmate!
 
2012-09-23 08:28:28 AM  

randomjsa: There is no such thing as a right-wing authoritarian or a right-wing dictatorship.


The short version, for your convenience.
 
2012-09-23 08:32:11 AM  

dramatools: Policy of appeasement? If Ryan thinks maintaining the embargo is "appeasement," he's been huffing the fumes from Mittens' spray-tan. What does he expect? An invasion of Cuba? Maybe we need to wrap up the Iraq and Afganistan the President's predecessor got us into before we start eyeing up Zombie Castro.


Pablum for stupid people. That's what 80% of politics and 95% of Republican politics involves.
 
2012-09-23 08:32:16 AM  

ghare: Why do we keep appeasing these Batista supporters?


My ex-GF who was brought to the US as an infant after Castro with a handful of followers rolled over Batista supporters, just turned FIFTY THREE YEARS OLD!

There ARE no more Batista supporters or ex-Cuban land owners. They are all DEAD or hopelessly senile. Seriously, the white Cuban aristocracy was nothing more than slave-owning thieves who got called out for their mis-deeds. The Black Cubans (the majority of the population in Cuba now) are infinitely better off than they would have been with the cretins who left.

Want to know why they left? Because they would have been justifiably put in front of a firing squad for their human-rights abuses.
 
2012-09-23 08:38:32 AM  

Turbo Cojones: There ARE no more Batista supporters or ex-Cuban land owners. They are all DEAD or hopelessly senile. Seriously, the white Cuban aristocracy was nothing more than slave-owning thieves who got called out for their mis-deeds. The Black Cubans (the majority of the population in Cuba now) are infinitely better off than they would have been with the cretins who left.


True, but they are still clinging onto their influence in Miami society as much as they can, even in the face of a more diversified Miami.

It's to the point now where the Florida GOP had to gerrymander districts in order to corral all the Cuban-Americans into certain districts.
 
2012-09-23 08:39:00 AM  
Of course it's a policy of appeasement! Do you realize how much Cuba makes illegally smuggling in cigars into the US? It's a status symbol to have them; if the embargo was lifted US cigar makers could compete on a level playing field! Those cigar factory workers in Cuba are taking away jobs from Americans who would be willing to move to a third world country and roll cigars for pennies on the dollar! Obama probably spent time in Cuba under the tutelage of his Communist father/uncle/whatever he was! The Marxist revolution in Cuba was all a setup, planned in advance for this moment in time! The US has never been in more danger! AHHHHHHHHHHHHH! BOOGITY BOOGITY!
 
2012-09-23 08:41:10 AM  
Case in point:

This is a district that stretches from Miami all the way to Key West, and it's represented by a Cuban-American named Link

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2012-09-23 08:42:10 AM  

Mrtraveler01: Case in point:

This is a district that stretches from Miami all the way to Key West, and it's represented by a Cuban-American named Link Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

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FTFM
 
2012-09-23 08:42:48 AM  

Virulency: Insatiable Jesus: ongbok: These guys are truly stuck in the 60's aren't they? Whats next, Obama ignoring the threat of Communist expansion in South East Asia?

Farking dominoes, how do they work? 

Well the dominos are going to fall like a house of cards and checkmate!


They will Yahtzee this coming.
 
2012-09-23 08:43:43 AM  

Mrtraveler01: Case in point:

This is a district that stretches from Miami all the way to Key West, and it's represented by a Cuban-American named Link

[upload.wikimedia.org image 659x379]


Looks like a beach, rather than a district.
 
2012-09-23 08:43:49 AM  
Case in point #2:

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2012-09-23 08:44:05 AM  
Rule11: Refer to every Obama policy as "appeasement." Decline to discuss views of Republicans toward Hitler before Dec. 7, 1941. Proclaim support for Israel. Warn of the dangers of gay Communist sharia.
 
2012-09-23 08:44:52 AM  

willicus: That wouldn't take cojones, that would take weapons-grade stupidity. Iran is openly antagonizing one of our allies (Israel),


Israel and the US aren't allies: The US is Israel's poodle. As for Iran vs Israel ... both are shiatty regimes. Fark em both.

and normalizing relations with Cuba wouldn't please anybody, but it WOULD anger a large portion of a state he needs to win (Florida). Either would be a stupid October surprise, because President Obama would gain nothing politically.

US policies WRT Cuba have been a complete failure so far. In fact, it's helped Castro stay in power (IMHO). Maybe it's time to try something new?
 
2012-09-23 08:53:37 AM  

MurphyMurphy: Seriously, I'll say any-farking-thing you want
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Just vote for us.


This^ is closer to the truth than anything Mitt Romney or Paul Ryan has ever said.
 
2012-09-23 08:53:51 AM  
What???

Replace the Obama Fascist regime? No way.
 
2012-09-23 08:56:40 AM  

Omahawg: I keep hoping obama has the cajones to pull an october surprise of normalization with either the cubans or iranians. cubans probably more likely 'cause it avoids the icky muslim appeasement issue. either way it's about time, neither country is as dastardly as china and we are like step-bff with them.

i don't think he has the cajones.


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