Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is usually out in front on major issues.
But not this time.
And everyone quickly noticed one strange thing about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Thousands of Cubans took to the streets chanting “freedom” and “liberty” to protest the oppressive communist government that ruled the island since Fidel Castro’s revolution in 1958.
Democrats do not know what to do.
Donald Trump scored massive gains in heavily Cuban South Florida in 2020 after he reversed Barack Obama’s policy of appeasing the Marxist government.
Democrats do not want to write Florida off forever, but they also do not want to alienate the growing bloc of socialists that make up their base.
The contradiction is evident in how top Democrats are handling the protests.
Sean Hannity called out socialists like Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for refusing to comment at all.
“America’s top radical socialists, they are well, predictably, yet eerily silent. Lifelong communist, you know, the guy that honeymooned in the former Soviet Union, Bolshevik Bernie Sanders, praised Castro’s literacy programs and frequently attacks Republicans. He’s been completely silent about the ongoing demonstrations in Cuba. So, senator, do you stand with the people of Cuba for liberty? For freedom? Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez, the real speaker of the House, missing in action, the left social justice warriors, they, too, are missing in action,” Hannity stated.
After Hannity’s comments, Sanders sent out a tweet proclaiming his support for the right of protesters to assemble, but Sanders blamed America for the sorry state of the Cuban economy and not Marxism or socialism.
“All people have the right to protest and to live in a democratic society. I call on the Cuban government to respect opposition rights and refrain from violence. It’s also long past time to end the unilateral U.S. embargo on Cuba, which has only hurt, not helped, the Cuban people,” Sanders wrote.
In addition to Ocasio-Cortez, the three other members of Congress identified with the Democratic Socialists of America – Michigan’s Rashida Tlaib, New York’s Jamaal Bowman, and Missouri’s Cori Bush – also refused to comment on the Cuban people’s protesting Marxism in Cuba.
Joe Biden’s administration at first tried to blame the protests on a lack of coronavirus vaccines.
It took Biden a full day to express America’s support for the protestors.
But even Biden’s weak statement drew scorn from Republicans.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio ripped Biden for not using the words “socialism” or “Marxism” in the mealy-mouthed statement the administration released.
“I don’t know why it’s so hard for the [Biden Administration] to criticize Marxists. I do think, and it’s pretty clear, there are people out there who aren’t saying anything, and the President took a whole day… at least he finally said something. He still left out the word Marxist and communist and socialist,” Rubio stated.
This silence is all the more galling as the Marxist government shuts down internet in Cuba and the government disappeared or arrested more than 100 people.
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