No, Mr. President, 1776 Wasn’t Anything Like Castro’s 1959 PutschThis is a fine example of how holding to a narrative rather than objective truth turns one into a blithering moron.
In his Tuesday address to the Cuban people, Obama declared that the communist takeover that led to the Castros’ 57-year dictatorship was a “liberation movement,” same as America’s 1776 revolution. Obama’s well-known for his false equivalencies, but this one stands out for its idiocy.
“Here’s my message to the Cuban government and the Cuban people,” Obama said.”The ideals that are the starting point for every revolution, America’s revolution, Cuba’s revolution, the liberation movements around the world, these ideals find their truest expression, I believe, in democracy.”
It must have drawn a stifled horse-laugh from Cuban military dictator Raul Castro.
Related, sort of:
"I recently heard this exchange on Dennis Miller’s radio show…
Jackie Mason: “Barack Obama is not qualified to be the doorman at the Plaza Hotel.”
Dennis Miller: “Uh, would you like a chance to re-phrase that?”
Jackie Mason: “No.”