Thursday, December 18, 2014

Let's Ask The Pope. By Geniusofdespair


All these good Catholics (Marco Rubio) have to reconcile their rhetoric with their religion.  Reporters should be asking Rubio again and again about this.  Maybe he hates Obama but the Pope??? What can Marco say about  the Pope who is actually leading the charge:

The Pope made a personal plea to President Barack Obama and Cuban leaders in a letter this summer, writing that the two nations should try to reset their relations after decades of friction.

"I want to thank His Holiness, Pope Francis, whose moral example shows us the importance of pursuing the world as it should be, rather than simply settling for the world as it is," Obama said Wednesday as he announced the U.S. policy shift on Cuba.

When Obama met the Pope at the Vatican in March, the discussion turned toward moving U.S.-Cuba relations into a new era. White House officials said the Pope specifically addressed the case of jailed American contractor Alan Gross, who was freed Wednesday as part of the new detente between the two countries. The Vatican also hosted talks between U.S. and Cuban delegations in October, where details of Gross' release and aspects of the new U.S. trade policy were hashed out.

Okay Marco Rubio, you think the Pope is wrong? Then slap him around. Let's see if that gets you elected anywhere. Stupid mainstream media, focus on this you idiots don't let Rubio and any other of the big mouth Obama bashers off the hook.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pummel Iliana Ros-lehtinen with pope questions. They can't have it both ways. Pope good on abortion bad on Cuba. Pope good Obama bad. Choose woman!

Anonymous said...

The last time this happened was in 1950. It was Pope Pius XII.

Anonymous said...

The Pope's involvement guarantees substantial involvement of the Catholic church on a variety of different levels in Cuba as it moves toward democracy. Its leadership in the effort automatically signals to the larger Christian community a need for their involvement too.

Anonymous said...

The Catholic Church should pay taxes like any other business.

Anonymous said...

This is a very interesting and different kind of Pope. He not only believes in hope, but he participates in making hope happen. This is a history-making event that will change things not only in Cuba, but will have major ripple effects all across South America. Instead of criticizing this initiative, it might be better to stand back and watch it play out. And in 50 years the researchers can come back and compare progress made under the two different methodologies.

Anonymous said...

Probably the only person on earth who could pull this off is the Pope.

Anonymous said...

Last anon, you're right and that's the long and short of it all!

Geniusofdespair said...

They don't have to obey the pope but the politicians can't trash Obama without trashing the pope too. For Catholics running for president this is partularly troublesome.

Anonymous said...

It took a unique confluence of things coming together to create this event. It had to be this particular Pope, this particular President, and this particular Cuban leader. Then there is the timing. There are usually distinct time periods when windows and doors are open for these mega events to occur. If it doesn't happen in that timeframe, they close and these people move off the scene. History has show that people who fight against these kinds of events are usually road kill as the Mac truck of history rolls through.

Nathy F. said...

I'm torn.. Superficially, I agree with Rubio that the US gave too much for too little. I mean, was there talk of human rights? Of las damas de blanco? Of how increased tourism dollars will directly benefit the Cuban people, and not mainly the government? I don't know all the details of the agreement so I don't feel comfortable presenting an opinion on the subject yet..

Beatriz B. said...

I believe that the embargo did not result in anything other than people from the US not to be able to go to Cuba. This was a political decision.
To the outraged Cubans that cry about democracy; they should have had to stay in Cuba and fight for it like the Chileans, Uruguayans and Argentinians fought against the military juntas that were way bloodier than the Cuban dictator. The Cubans have to fight for their democracy and not ask others to do their job.

Anonymous said...

The Pope is operating in a space where the spiritual and secular realms intersect. It could be that beyond spiritual leadership, there is a body of work in the world that only Popes can perform.

Anonymous said...

amused by non-catholics raving about the Pope and displaying an ignorance of Catholic theology. the only time catholics are really supposed to toe the line is when he speaks ex cathedra

Anonymous said...

and Catholic republicans have been ignoring Popes for decades once it comes to economic issues although not as blatantly as Catholic democrats have done so on social issues. the difference being that there has been a Papal ex cathedra declaration on abortion.

Anonymous said...

We don't have to know anything about Catholic theology. The reason people are noting and observing his leadership role in this is because we have not seen that before. And he reports to a higher power.

Anonymous said...

This is about GOD, the Pope, Obama, and Castro. It is about the nature of power and how it works.

Anonymous said...

Rubio, Ileana and Mario: I do not understand your thoughts. You are directing your dislike of our President yet Canada the host country and the Pope was a part of the planning of freeing Cuba and creating a positive discussion to failed policy 55 years of a failed policy. I have not heard you bash Pope Francis or the Canadian government.