Adding to his amazing legacy, Barack Obama is causing Republican heads to explode today now that he has officially stepped foot on Cuban communist soil. The three-day Cuba trip, first by a U.S. President in over 88 years, is sure to be a game changer in U.S. – Cuba relationships.
And therein lies the problem for Republicans.
Republicans have done everything within their power over the last seven years to put a lid on anything that could bring credit to our first African American president. They’ve gone so far as to oppose even policies they once promoted, such as the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare.
No, Republicans are unhappy this morning as Obama sips his first tropical drink in the presence of Raul Castro, dictator of the evil communist island. They are reaching for their Maalox as hordes of Cubans cheer our intrepid President in the streets of Havana and laud him with chants of, “USA, USA, USA.”
It is so delicious to see our cool, calm and crafty president outmaneuver Republicans once again.
Do Republicans seriously think they can beat Obama in their fight over appointing a new Supreme Court Justice? Their extreme partisanship has blinded them to the fact that Obama has boxed them in for the umpteenth time. If they refuse to hold hearings on Obama’s nominee, they will surely pay a price at the polls come November. And not just in the presidential race, but also in contests for the Senate and House of Representatives.
Bobby Jindal had it so right when, in a moment of candor, he labeled the GOP the “Stupid Party.”
The Republican Party is heading towards its day of reckoning. After years of pushing conservatively popular wedge issues and speaking in dog whistles to a base of mostly white angry men, they now have Donald Trump as their likely presidential nominee.
While party elites will do everything within their power to deny Trump the nomination, they are once again done in by their own ineptitude. Deny Trump, who will either have enough delegates to win the nomination outright or have the highest delegate total of any candidate, and there will be rioting in the streets. And a catastrophic shellacking at the polls.
Congressional Republican leaders like to refer to President Obama as a lame duck.
There is nothing lame about this Presidente. “Ole Obama!”
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