1960: Kennedy and Nixon debate Cuba

Here is a little trip down memory lane.    Let’s go back to the 1960 campaign:

“In the second of four televised debates, Democratic presidential nominee John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard Nixon turn their attention to foreign policy issues.

Three Cold War episodes, in particular, engendered spirited confrontations between Kennedy and Nixon.

The first involved Cuba, which had recently come under the control of Fidel Castro. Nixon argued that the island was not “lost” to the United States, and that the course of action followed by the Eisenhower administration had been the best one to allow the Cuban people to “realize their aspirations of progress through freedom.”

Kennedy fired back that it was clear that Castro was a communist, and that the Republican administration failed to use U.S. resources effectively to prevent his rise to power.

He concluded that, “Today Cuba is lost for freedom.””

A few months later, The Bay of Pigs happened.



Obama: This is for you Mr Papa

Why is anyone surprised?   President Obama will welcome Pope Francis with a rather interesting receiving line:    an activist of the transgender movement, a gay Episcopal bishop, and a nun at odds with the church’s position on abortion and euthanasia.

Just curious:  how can that nun still be a nun?   Where is Mother Superior when we really need her?

As my mother said this morning of President Obama’s invitations:    Coño!

On one hand, this is utterly disrespectful and in your face.    It’s childish, too.

On the other hand, it really shows where Obama’s heart is.     My friend Ed Morrissey wrote this:

“When the Saudis visited the White House this month, did Obama invite women’s-rights activists to dinner with them? Did Obama invite Ayaan Hirsi Ali to discuss the need for reform in Islam? No? Which entity has more need for openness, inclusiveness, and tolerance?”

We know what side Obama is on.   He is certainly not on the side of respecting other religions or our Judeo Christian heritage.