CALLS DISSENTING RIGHT RACIST
From one socialist to another, Fidel Castro, recently used his column in Granma, the state-run newspaper of Cuba, to praise and defend President Obama.
Castro cited as positive examples of change, President Obama's efforts on health care, climate change, immigration reform, reviving the economy and eliminating tax havens.
Castro also used the piece to accuse the right of racism, "The extreme right hates him for being African-American and fights what the president does to improve the deteriorated image of that country. I don't have the slightest doubt that the racist right will do everything possible to wear him down, blocking his program to get him out of the game one way or another, at the least political cost," he said.
"He's 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, the former Cuban leader Fidel Castro said on Tuesday.
This is not the first time that Castro has shown support for Obama. In May of 2008, Socialist Castro cast his vote for Socialist Obama by writing in the same state-run paper that he believed Obama is "doubtless, from the social and human points of view, the most progressive candidate to the U.S. presidency."
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