The Democrats can’t say Communism.

The Left is so tied to radicalism, socialism, and communism, that Democratic leaders cannot bring themselves to fully stand with the people of Cuba. 

President Biden issued a mealy-mouthed statement that kinda supports the protesters in the streets of Cuba.

“We stand with the Cuban people and their clarion call for freedom and relief from the tragic grip of the pandemic and from the decades of repression and economic suffering to which they have been subjected by Cuba’s authoritarian regime,” Biden said in a statement.

“The Cuban people are bravely asserting fundamental and universal rights. Those rights, including the right of peaceful protest and the right to freely determine their own future, must be respected,” Biden said.

“The United States calls on the Cuban regime to hear their people and serve their needs at this vital moment rather than enriching themselves.”

Compare that to the statement from former President Donald Trump. 

“Big demonstrations are breaking out in Cuba and Miami in protest of the Communist Cuban Government (although, today there are zero protesters in Cuba—you know what that means!). Don’t forget that Biden and the Democrats campaigned on reversing my very tough stance on Cuba. Remember when Obama attended baseball games with Castros while they imprisoned, beat, and killed the Cuban people,” Trump released in a statement Monday afternoon. “I stand with the Cuban people 100% in their fight for freedom. The Government must let them speak and be free! Joe Biden MUST stand up to the Communist regime or—history will remember. The Cuban people deserve freedom and human rights! THEY ARE NOT AFRAID!”

Aaron Ravin at National Review hits the difference on the head. 

In a fascinating display of the Democratic Party’s swing to the left, almost all party statements about the Caribbean country tiptoe around the forbidden word: Communism. Mind you, the protesters have been more than willing to demand an end to Communism, so it is not as though left-wing politicians such as Biden and the ever-expanding ranks of socialists in Congress remain silent due to a lack of information. Americans on both sides of the aisle would have once condemned Cuba’s government for what it is: a Marxist dictatorship.

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