Gallup Under Obama: Cuba is Good, Israel is Bad

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
According to Gallup, for the first time in decades, a majority of Americans (54%) have a favorable view.

This upward swing is due to a huge leap among Democrats, 73% of whom (following Obama's lead) now view Cuba favorably.

(Only 34% of Republicans viewed Cuba favorably.)

This is what happens when the leader of your party goes out of his way to white-wash the brutal realities of Cuba's dictatorship in favor of his political "legacy."

It's also what makes an avowed admirer of Fidel Castro a serious contender for your party's nomination.

Never mind that every single metric proves the situation in Cuba has gotten worse since Obama's new policy. (See here.)

It's a policy -- propagated by the media -- that favors '57 Chevys to freedom and democracy.

Of course, this shouldn't be all that surprising.

Last year, Gallup found support for Israel dropped 10 points among Democrats, as Obama was making his case for the Iran deal.

For the first time ever, less than half of all Democrats (48%) were less sympathetic to Israel than to some of their regional adversaries.

Upon taking office, Obama famously stated to the world's tyrants that "we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist."

That turned out to be a lie -- Obama has extended his hand, and left it extended -- regardless.

But to justify it by white-washing Cuba's repressive realities (or Israel's regional concerns) is unjustifiable.