Ted Cruz Just Shredded The Veil On Obama’s Shameful Cuba Trip

President Obama has spit-upon those who have fought for freedom and democracy in Cuba. By cozying to the despotic Castro regime, Obama has turned his back on the countless brave Cubans who have endured torture, imprisonment and execution at the hands of the communist dictators who have run Cuba for fifty years. Thankfully, some real leaders are willing to call Obama out for his despicable act. Texas Senator Ted Cruz has authored a scathing op-ed rebuking Obama for his betrayal of both Americans and Cubans. It’s brutal; check it out:

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For presidential candidate and Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, President Obama’s trip to Cuba may be a bit personal. Cruz’ father is Cuban and fled the Castro regime in search of freedom from the communist nation’s dictatorial regime.

Cruz addressed his concerns with Obama’s historic Cuba trip in an op-ed piece for Politico contending that the trip will lead to the abandonment of Cuba’s political prisoners. “[P]olitical prisoners languishing in dungeons across the island will hear this message: Nobody has your back. You’re alone with your tormentors. The world has forgotten about you,” writes the senator.

Cruz continues, “They will not be on TV, rubbing elbows with the Obamas or left-wing politicians like Nancy Pelosi. There will be no mojitos at the U.S. Embassy for them. Raul Castro denies their very existence.”

Cruz called out Obama by using the president’s own words against him, reminding the president he had stated he would only visit Cuba once he could verify progress was being made with individual freedoms and rights. “I have news, Mr. President: No progress has taken place. Cuba is going backward,” Cruz argues.

In fact, some of the very basic rights citizens of the U.S. enjoy are denied to Cubans. Even before President Obama was on the ground in Cuba, arrests were being made of peaceful Cuban protesters. In a piece for USA Today, Alan Gomez writes, “Just hours before President Obama landed Sunday in Cuba for his historic visit to the communist island, Cuban authorities arrested more than 50 dissidents who were marching to demand improved human rights.”

Berta Soler, one of the founding members of Cuban human rights group Ladies in White, is used to being arrested and jailed, sometimes for days, for protesting. Soler said, “For us, it’s very important that we do this so President Obama knows that there are women here fighting for the liberty of political prisoners…And he needs to know that we are here being repressed simply for exercising our right to express ourselves and manifest in a non-violent way.”

John Kennedy’s weakness allowed the Bay of Pigs invasion to fail. With that defeat, America lost her best chance to bring democracy to Cuba.

His weakness invited the Cuban Missile Crisis. His weak negotiation sealed the fate of Cubans on the imprisoned island.

Still, as weak as Kennedy was on foreign policy, even he would never have emboldened the despotic regime by gracing the dictators with a visit and friendly photo ops.

This is, in truth, no different than Jane “Hanoi Jane” Fonda’s betrayal of America… except, perhaps, that we should hold different expectations for a sitting U.S. president than that of a bimbo Hollywood actress.

In this view, Obama’s betrayal is much, much worse.

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