‘Fredo’ on Cuban Communism

8/15/19
 
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from Rush Limbaugh,
8/14/19:

RUSH: Let me just take another brief moment to explain where this started. It all really started in 2016 when Fredo went to Cuba. He went to Cuba on assignment, CNN, to go down there and discuss and learn how great the communist revolution in Cuba was doing. And Fredo was dissatisfied with what he saw. He was very unhappy with what he saw. And it was a few months after that that I began to use the term Fredo.

It had nothing to do with ethnicity. It has nothing to do with the mob. Has nothing to do with the Mafia, has nothing to do with any of that. It has to do with what Fredo is. Fredo Corleone was who? He was the black sheep of the Corleone family. And then Fredo. Fredo wanted to be accepted and loved by everybody, but just didn’t have the brain matter to pull it off.

March 21st, 2016. CNN show called New Day. The co-host is Alisyn Camerota. She’s asking Fredo about what he’s wearing, his attire while he covered Obama’s trip to Cuba.

Camerota said, “Fredo, we can’t help –” Well, she didn’t say Fredo, she called him Chris. So I guess I should stick to the transcript. “Chris, we can’t help but notice your culturally appropriate garb that you’re wearing. Tell us the history of your shirt.” And here is what Chris Cuomo, now Fredo, said. Listen carefully here. You shouldn’t have to listen very carefully, but actually focus on this for a second.

CUOMO: My guayabera? This shirt belonged to my father. It was given to him by Fidel Castro. It marked conversations going on decades ago that were the same as those today. The concern was the freedom of the people. What is the point of this communist regime if it is not to truly make everyone equal, not at the lowest level, not by demoralizing everyone, but lifting everyone up. My father, generations of politicians have been fighting this. So I wear this shirt as a reminder of that.

RUSH: That’s all it took. That is one of the greatest misunderstandings of communism and it explains a lot, because I think a lot of people on the left have an egalitarian view of communism. (impression) “It’s based on equality and sameness and fairness and social justice,” and all this “woke” garbage going on.

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