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Bridget Johnson


April 9, 2013 - 6:50 am

A top Cuban-American lawmaker said nobody should be above the law when it comes to the travel embargo on the communist island nation, not even a “diva.”

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), the first Cuban-American elected to Congress, was born in Havana and came to the U.S. when she was 7 years old. She’s a staunch opponent of the Castro regime.

This morning on CNN she countered news reports that said Jay-Z and Beyonce, big Obama donors, traveled to Cuba on an approved cultural exchange.

“It will take them a few days to respond to our congressional inquiry, which is kind of a farce in itself. It’s very easy to check what kind of license,” Ros-Lehtinen said. “But what this trip is about is that we’re saying that no one is above the law, even if you are the diva, Beyonce, and that’s wonderful that she’s famous and rich, and Jay-Z, everybody loves him, too, terrific. But no one’s above the law.”

“…And there are a lot of better places they could go where they’re not feeding a monstrous regime because every dollar that is spent there goes to the Castro regime so they can further repress the Cuban people.”

Ros-Lehtinen challenged the couple to meet with brave Cuban human-rights leaders like the Ladies in White. “In fact, there’s also a Cuban rapper who has been harassed for the lyrics and for the songs that he sings,” she said.

“Liberties that we enjoy here, but that they are not celebrated in Cuba in the least so I wish that they would have a little more common sense and understanding and solidarity with the suffering of the Cuban people, and they ate at great places and stayed at beautiful hotels, none of which the Cuban people are allowed to eat or stay.”

Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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What do Cuba's Fidel Castro's rise to power and America's Obama's have in common? Saul Alinsky!
The same dissafected groups, marginal ne-er-do-wells, disparate sociopaths political partisans and out-and-out psycopaths ("che" Guevara)were used by both Fidel and Obama as stepping stones for their rise to power. Same MO, same tactics and same predicatble results...these disparate minions were all massacred, missing, dumped in the ocean and became just"non-persons!"
Trouble is, The Whites of Cuba held reigns of power for 40-odd years. Do Obama's disparate minions seek the same? Interesting parallels. "Dialtectical Materialism" all over again. Damn! Who wodda thunk? Pray. Amen.
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