When you’re trying to fight off accusations of being a Marxist, there’s nothing like having a legendary Marxist come running to your defense, and playing the race card ta boot::

President Barack Obama is trying to make positive changes in the United States, but is being fought at every turn by right-wingers who hate him because he is black, former Cuban leader Fidel Castro said on Tuesday.

In an unusually conciliatory column in the state-run media, Castro said Obama had inherited many problems from his predecessor, George W. Bush, and was trying to resolve them. But the “powerful extreme right won’t be happy with anything that diminishes their prerogatives in the slightest way.”

Think about it: The architect of the government that people regularly die or are killed fleeing — one that Obama is trying to emulate in many areas, health care being only one — is knocking the opponents of this type of totalitarian nirvana. I wear this criticism as a badge of honor.

There’s really only one thing you need to know about any country: Do they build walls to keep people out, or in? If the U.S. keeps trying to go down the road that the Obama administration and congressional liberals are trying to accelerate down — the avenue endorsed by Fidel Castro — there may come a day when the American right is actually happy that the U.S. was so lax in building border fences.

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When a man who runs a country with a government that makes people do this defends our president’s visions for America, people should pay attention

Update: Passing thought: Cubans could have done pretty damn well if they’d have participated in our Cash for Clunkers program.

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