From our Bureau of Despicable Politicians Doing Despicable Things
Although there is no shortage of leftist Democrats aiming for the White House in 2020 — all trying to prove they lean farther to the left than any of the others — one of them might have beaten all her current competitors in the “guess-who’s-the-most-leftist-of-all” contest.
Kamala Harris has named Castro-loving Barbara Lee as co-chair of her presidential campaign.
You’ve got to admit, Mildred, these are truly radioactive leftist credentials, and most revealing of the true spirit of the Democratic party.
A suggestion for Kamala Harris: get King Raul to lend you Fidel’s ashes so you can take them with you everywhere you go during your campaign! Better yet, see if he’ll also lend you whatever is left of Che.
Imagine the roar of the crowd when you whip out the holy relics!
From El Guasinton Fribicon (The Washington Free Beacon)
The Kamala Harris campaign announced Thursday that Rep. Barbara Lee (D.), a far-left California congresswoman known for her relationship with deceased Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, would be its co-chair.
The endorsement from Lee, who has represented one of the most liberal districts in the country for the last two decades, is seen as a big win for Harris and her effort to win support from the liberal base of her party, CNN reported on Thursday. Lee has previously held leadership roles on both the Congressional Black Caucus and Congressional Progressive Caucus.
The Oakland congresswoman was also one of the leaders in the push to normalize relations with Cuba and Fidel Castro, a brutal communist dictator whose 2016 death she mourned.
“I was very sad for the Cuban people,” Lee said. “He led a revolution in Cuba that led social improvements for his people.”
Lee has been cultivating her relationship with Cuba since her first trip to the Communist island in 1977 and eventually won the praise of Castro himself. In a 2009 memo titled “Reflections by Comrade Fidel,” he praised Lee’s “political courage,” not just for her efforts to reach out to him but also for being “the sole vote against Bush’s genocidal war in Iraq.”
“It was unbeatable proof of political courage,” Fidel wrote in the memo, which Lee gave to the San Francisco Chronicle for a piece on her relationship with Castro. “For that, she deserves every honor.”
Lee once praised Castro for rationing access to gasoline, arguing that it forced his people to increase their use of bicycles, and “their rates of diabetes and high blood pressure went down.”
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