So the president of the United States has landed in Havana, Cuba. The world stopped revolving yesterday when Air Force One touched down at Jose Marti International Airport. It couldn’t believe that Bobo Obama, the world’s second most famous clown actually followed through with something and became the first president since Calvin Coolidge visited in January of 1928. For those of you into Common Core, let me help you…that was 88 years ago.
So what is the big deal, other than the fact Obama actually went to Cuba? Actually, besides pissing off a bunch of people in Miami who view it as a major slap in their face, it really doesn’t mean much. After all, tourists from every other country in the world have been visiting Cuba, buying Cuban cigars, investing in the island nation, and watching in amazement as 1950’s automobiles still run without any problem. Is it a big deal after all? That is going to depend on whom you ask.
The cruise line industry thinks it’s a big deal. They’d love to put Havana on their list of ports of call. And I guess cigar lovers would love to go to Cuba for those famous stogies, though as I understand it, Cuba no longer makes the best cigars. That’s what fifty years of communism will do to you! Other than that, and the somewhat curious tourists who want to go and enjoy yet another poor Caribbean island, there really isn’t anything majorly exciting about visiting Cuba. Maybe to see the next big starting pitcher for the Yankees? Other than that, you may as well head to Jamaica or the Dominican Republic. The resorts are much better there anyway.
This was done purely as a legacy item for Obama. It’s the one thing the next president cannot take away from him by rescinding an executive order. Pretty much everything else on Obama’s list of accomplishments can be whisked away like an umpire sweeping off home plate. But a visit to Cuba is something no one can take away. And it’s a relatively safe thing to do. I mean, yes, you’re pissing off about 2 million Cuban Americans, with more coming every day. But other than that, I don’t get the feeling most people care about this much at all. And therein lies the rub for Obama. His legacy has become one of “we could care less”, and failure.
Again, when you look at the stuff that Obama has done that has failed, from Obamacare to the Iran Nuclear Deal, you have to come to the conclusion he’s a failed president. In fact, he’s the worst president in US history, knocking the likes of Millard Fillmore and Jimmy Carter from the bottom of the totem pole. And IF this trip was about legacy (which I can’t see another reason), then it shows just how far this president has sunk. When a three day trip to a Caribbean island located 90 miles offshore is the biggest accomplishment you can point to in your eight years in office, you’ve pretty well hit rock bottom. But that’s Obama…and that’s socialism!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!