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Castro on the Right Wing

August 25, 2009

I read a Reuters article today that made me think.  It made me think a lot.  The article discusses Castro’s opinions of the right wing’s commentary on Obama.  I thought it would be interesting to have a discussion on this.  So, go read the article here, then post your opinion in the comments section.

Once again, please READ THE ARTICLE before you comment.  I know this is a touchy subject, and will inspire a ton of very strong opinions.  That’s why I wanted to post it.  Simply seeing the phrase “Castro on the Right Wing” probably makes you think “Oh great, here goes Clayton again.”  But, I assure you, it’s a thought-provoking article.

One more note, please be civil in your comments.  Now, discuss away!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. thebassoflife permalink*
    August 25, 2009 10:02 pm

    Reminder: PLEASE BE CIVIL!

  2. August 26, 2009 2:54 am

    Hmmm…

    Alright. I will grant Mr. Castro’s assertion that there is a strong contingent of people who greatly dislike, maybe even hate Obama the President, and the man. I would argue, however, that it has more to do with his policy than his race. As a black man, I am not naive enough to think that race is a non-issue with all Americans, but having a 3rd party play the race card on Obama’s behalf is a little…well…. Castro? Rhetoric? Naaaah.

    IF this “powerful extreme right” is indeed controlling the media and political environment to the extent that it would end in derailing Obama’s presidency, wouldn’t you think this same dark political juggernaut could have prevented his election in the first place? If America didn’t want a black president, there wouldn’t be one.

    IF my memory serves me, Obama’s entire campaign focused on the theme of “change” – including changes to our political and economic systems, among others. That whole paragraph in the article didn’t make sense to me.

    It seems as if most Americans are continually angry with the extreme left and extreme right, as those few sensational individuals make for the best TV sound bites, and therefore dominate the electromagnetic wave spectrum pummeling our senses. Most people I talk to just want government that makes sense, and an unencumbered pursuit of happiness. If only common sense boosted ad revenues.

    On second thought, “debating” this article is in and of itself pure comedy. Castro’s commentary on extreme politics printed in a state-run publication in Cuba?

    You just can’t make this stuff up…

  3. thebassoflife permalink*
    August 28, 2009 3:05 am

    I was hoping someone would comment on that – a political commentary given by a crazy communist revolutionary and dictator.

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