McCain spaniel Jeff Flake colludes with Dems on Cuba

Aisle-crossing Flake sole Republican favoring lifting embargo on Communist isle

Credited as key players in brokering a secret prisoner exchange and working to normalizing relations with the oppressive Communist dictatorship of Cuba were Democrat Sens. Pat Leahy (D-Vt.) and Carl Levin (D-Mich.). U.S. Reps. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md) and Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) were also involved with negotiating the Cuba deal, at the urging of  the Obama White House..

The stand alone Republican in this mix is none other than Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake.

U.S. contractor Alan Gross was swapped for three Cubans jailed in the United States for spying. Gross worked on Van Hollen’s first campaign.

“When I visited Alan last month, he expressed the hope that his ordeal might somehow lead to positive changes between the United States and Cuba,” Flake enthused Wednesday. “With today’s significant and far-reaching announcements, I think it already has.”

Sen. Marco Rubio, (R-Fla), whose parents are Cuban immigrants, summed up Obama’s overreach in normalizing diplomatic relations with Cuba with this statement: “At a minimum Barack Obama is the worst negotiator we’ve had as president since at least Jimmy Carter, and maybe in the modern history of this country,” he said on Fox News. “The issue that I care about in Cuba is democracy. Nothing that is happening here will further that cause.”

Noting he was glad Gross would be reunited with his family, Rubio added that the exchange for three spies sets a “very dangerous precedent.” He said, “It puts a price on every American abroad. Governments now know that if they take an American hostage, they can get very significant concessions from the U.S.”              

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, was no happier.  “President Obama’s actions have vindicated the brutal behavior of the Cuban government.” Menendez said that exchanging Gross for “three convicted criminals sets an extremely dangerous precedent. It invites dictatorial and rogue regimes to use Americans serving overseas as bargaining chips.”  Read his contemptuous  statement. Menendez is also of Cuban heritage.

Obama earlier lifted some travel restrictions for Cuban-Americans and allowed former Cuban nationals living in the U.S. to send remittances (U.S. dollars) to family members still in Cuba.

The U.S. Department of State has had Cuba on the terror watch list since 1982.

Now Obama’s advisors have announced he will attend the Summit of the Americas in Panama —- a conference Cuban dictator/President Raul Castro will also attend.

The U.S. embargo against the Communist regime 90 miles from our shore, has been in effect since 1960.

We previously posted Jeff Flake would be term-limited in his beloved Cuba Check it out.

14 Responses to McCain spaniel Jeff Flake colludes with Dems on Cuba

  1. Hagar says:

    Flake has long been Fidel’s buddy. Not long after he was first elected to Congress he went to Cuba and kissed his butt. No surprise here. Flake is a sellout. It must be all his vast military experience that makes him such a Communist apologist
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  2. Anna Gaines says:

    Flake has got to be removed on the next election. He has not been listening to we, the people who pay his salary. Time to fire him! Maybe he has a future in Cuba. He’s been totally worthless as a Senator, but when we know who his mentor is. We must remove both of them. Can’t wait for 2016.

  3. East Valley PC says:

    I wonder if many even remember the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis when the Soviet Union (Russia) was building nuclear missiles on Cuba and aiming those warheads at the United States? In today’s politically correct world and with revisionist history invading our schools, is this even taught? Ask your kids–even if they are adults–what they know about the calamity that was going on then. I’ll bet not much. They are filled with Global Warming/Climate Change BS as fact, but probably don’t have a passing knowledge of the conspiracy between the two dictators Fidel Castro and Nikita Khrushchev to decimate the United States. Jeff Flake, who no one has ever accused of being an intellectual, was born in 1962.

    • William Heuisler says:

      East Valley, Soviet Nukes were closer than most Americans know.
      Che Guevara’s second trip to Russia, in August 1962, sealed the deal to turn Cuba into a Soviet nuclear beachhead. He met Khrushchev in Yalta to finalize details on an operation that had already begun and involved the introduction of forty-two Soviet missiles, half of which were armed with nuclear warheads, as well as launchers and some four thousand soldiers.
      According to Philippe Gavi’s biography of Guevara, the revolutionary bragged, “this country is willing to risk everything in an atomic war of unimaginable destructiveness to defend a principle.” Just after the Cuban missile crisis ended, with Khrushchev reneging on the promise made to Che in Yalta, and negotiating a deal with the United States behind Castro’s back that included the removal of American missiles from Turkey, Guevara told a British communist daily: “If the rockets had remained, we would have used them all and directed them against the very heart of the United States, including New York, in our defense against aggression.”
      After sinking the Soviet ship, Baku, at Caibarien in ’63, we reconnoitered and later blew up a Soviet manned launcher site nearby at Sagua La Grande on Cuba’s North coast less than two hundred miles south of Miami. Too damned close.
      Look up “Mercenary’s Tale” on Amazon for more on this.

  4. Vince says:

    This “charting of a new course” with Communist Cuba, in which they give no concessions, should surprise no one.
    Barack Obama, spent his formative years under the influence of a black Communist Frank Marshall Davis, his maternal grandparents good friend in Hawaii. Obama has no problem with oppressive dictators and tyrants. Americans paying attention, know full well he has actually bowed to them whenever he travels to their countries. If they are Muslims like the Saudi royal family, his bow is even deeper and more submissive.
    Jeff the Flake is the ideal useful idiot to give this insanity a “bipartisan” whitewash. Many in Obama’s own party oppose this new stance on Cuba. And quite a few of these Dems are of Cuban heritage.
    This post, “What Barack Obama learned from the Communist Party,” on American Thinker is a good bit of background, but he was still elected. TWICE.
    http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2008/07/what_barack_obama_learned_from.html

  5. Kathy says:

    Gross’s atty Gilbert proudly displays Che and Fidel pictures on his office wall – with Gross sitting smiling. It seems a communist was traded for spies – all the while the blood thirsty killers smile down in photos. Flake must be proud!!!! Whoever runs against Flake must get this picture and plaster it all over the airwaves – should be easy since it’s all over twitter (TruthRevolt).

    http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/che-guevara-and-fidel-castro-pictures-alan-gross-lawyers-office

    • Dennis O'Brien says:

      WOW! The old adage that a picture is worth a thousand words certainly applies here!!
      Thanks, Kathy.

  6. American Patriot says:

    The United States of America has normal dipomatic relationships and trade relationships with all kinds of countries ruled by oppressive regimes, dictators, and communists. This would include a dozen oil producing nations in the Middle East, China, Vietnam, Russia, and a couple dozen other countries, from Pakistan to Africa, ruled by awful corrupt governments. You didn’t see George W. Bush hamming it up in front of the TV cameras at the Bejing Olympics?

    Diplomatic relationships with Cuba were ended and a trade embargo put in place in 1960 and 61. They have accomplished absolutely nothing. Nothing. Keeping them in place reminds me of nothing so much as the Bush regime continuning to torture prisoners who continued to lie to them. Khalid Sheik Mohammed was waterboarded 163 times in one month. After his 163rd waterboarding session, he did exactly the same thing he’d been doing all along. He lied to his interogators, who knew he was lying to them. Mission accomplished, Mr. Cheney. A job well done. He would do it again in a minute.

    Maybe if they’d just waterboarded the guy 164 times he’d have broken down and talked. Maybe if we keep the embargo in place for 65 years instead of 64, Cuba will break down and give up on communism and plead with to forgive them and let them join the United States of America. Maybe if we keep lying about waterboarding not being torture, people will continue to believe us.
    It’s amazing what some people will choose to believe.
    http://motherjones.com

    • Arizona Conservative Guy says:

      “American Patriot” my ass! You’re a full-blowm, commie sympathizing, leftist. Go back to Mother Jones, where you belong!

    • Doc says:

      “American Patriot”? You could learn A LOT from a Genuine Patriot. These as*_*_es Bush “tortured” MURDERED INNOCENT AMERICAN CIVILIANS! Do th’ math, dummy!

  7. Doc says:

    mcStain COULDN’T vote for it or he surely would’ve.(he’s got a re-election campaign to run) mcFlake had his orders & did what his master told him to do. Still no excuse, but ………

  8. Clementine says:

    I’ve read the (Argentine) Pope was busily working behind the scenes on this venture, along with the radically leftwing American Conference of Catholic Bishops. The Pope needs to stick to his church and stay out of politics.

  9. Orion says:

    It’s imperative we get some “New blood” representing Arizona in the US Senate. Jeff Flake is a lying US House retread who continued to run after promising he’d term limit himself. John McCain has been in the Senate for decades after first putting in a term in the US House. The slippery Jon Kyl took that same route. I have no doubt that when McCain is finally hauled out of the senate, there will be a free for all of current AZ US Reps running, which is just more of the same. We need someone who possesses actual conservative principles, so that rules out Bill McMontgomery, who was recorded trying to sell his soul to the equally belly crawling Don Stapley who didn’t let Montgomery know he was taping him. Does anyone have any ideas? It’s not that far into the future. My suggestion is to get Laura Ingraham to move to Arizona and establish residency.

    • jojo says:

      Laura or Michelle Malkin. How about Katie Pavlovich? There’s a lot of good women out there with principles. Let’s storm them with emails and letters.