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"I'm just another slug on the planet."

- Anti-Cuban terrorist supporter Congressperson Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, explaining why she hung up on Barack Obama because she thought she was being punked

Needless to say, the slugs would be offended if they could speak (or hear or think).

On a serious note, once again Obama demonstrates how his ability to "reach out" extends only to the right. Open supporters of terrorism like Ros-Lehtinen should be shunned and denounced, not chatted up. In case readers have forgotten, this is a woman who openly called for the assassination of Fidel Castro, and then denied it until the video proof surfaced.

[Incidentally, this quote comes from a video clip from the other night's Colbert Report; I can't find it in print anywhere, hence the lack of a link.]

Background: Here's a bit more relevant history:

In February 1988, Orlando Bosch had been arrested in Miami and implicated in the 1976 Cubana plot, a terrorist act which had resulted in the downing of flight 455 killing 73 passengers. Joe D. Whitley, associate United States Attorney General at the time, called Bosch "a terrorist, unfettered by laws or human decency, threatening and inflicting violence without regard to the identity of his victims". Bosch had the distinct advantage of having Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) make Bosch’s release as one of the cornerstones of her 1989 congressional campaign. This murderer of 73 innocent lives had even more good luck. Ros-Lehtinen’s campaign manager was Jeb Bush, the President’s son. In July 1989, a month after meeting his son Jeb and Ros-Lehtinen to discuss the Bosch case, President Bush rejected his Justice Department’s recommendation and authorized Bosch’s release.

Reprinted from Left I on the News

Originally posted to Left I on the News on Fri Dec 12, 2008 at 08:29 PM PST.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Tip jar (6+ / 0-)

    Eli Stephens
    Left I on the News

    by elishastephens on Fri Dec 12, 2008 at 08:29:41 PM PST

  •  I disagree. (2+ / 0-)
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    Cassiodorus, Luthien Tinuviel

    If she worked hard for years, she might get up to slug level.

    "If the Goverment is a car setting out to give every one a ride to work, then for 40 years the Republicans have been puncturing the tires, pouring sand in the gas tank, stealing the distributor cap, and, whenever they can get their hands on the wheel, driving it straight into the nearest ditch and then, pointing to the wreckage as the tow truck backs up to it, saying, 'See, this proves that people were meant to walk.'
    And they do this so that they don't have to chip in on gas." - Lance Mannion

  •  Don't forget Possada Carilles (1+ / 0-)
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    Bosch's accomplice. Diaz Bart and RosLehtinen sponsered their asylum in US.Possada showed up working for the US military in El Salvador after his escape from a Venezuelan prison. This at the height of Salvadorian death squad activity. Imagine if these guys were sponsered by, say Iran. Think they may be better known?

  •  well (0+ / 0-)
    By no means am I a fan of this woman, mainly because I don't know her or her policies very well.

    However, I don't think endorsing the assassination is anything to get so hyped up about.  I mean come on, JFK and the CIA were after him for practically his (JFK's) whole Presidency and I doubt you would even compare him to this woman.

    Ah well, doesn't really matter.

    Turk: ...Why do people keep marrying Larry King? The man looks like a frog.

    by lexifer on Fri Dec 12, 2008 at 09:46:27 PM PST

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