Cuba Libre

Somewhat forgot to tell this guy that conservatives are only supposed to talk like this behind closed doors. It’s not the sixties anymore!

Adam LaDuca, 21, the former executive director of the Pennsylvania Federation of College Republicans, wrote on his Facebook page in late July that Obama has “a pair of lips so large he could float half of Cuba to the shores of Miami (and probably would.)”

LaDuca, who previously had called Martin Luther King Jr. a “pariah” and a “fraud,” also wrote: “And man, if sayin’ someone has large lips is a racial slur, then we’re ALL in trouble.”

The College Republicans asked LaDuca to resign after his remarks were publicized by the Pennsylvania Progressive, a blog written by a Democratic committeeman from Berks County. The group announced LaDuca’s resignation on its Web site Friday.

I, for one, am absolutely certain that five or six weeks went by during which zero members of the Pennsylvania College Republicans saw the Facebook page of the group’s executive director. That must explain why he was forced out only after The Pennsylvania Progressive drew attention to his remarks. If any PA conservatives had seen it first, certainly LoDuca would have been forced out preemptively since, as Anthony Pugliese is quoted as saying later in the article, “The P-A College Republicans do not accept or tolerate racism in any way.”

Meanwhile, I’m interested in LoDuca’s policy argument. Presumably he’s trying to say that Barack Obama, being soft on Communism, will allow tons of Cuban commies onto our shores. But it’s actually current United States policy to encourage as many Cubans as possible to emigrate to the United States, a policy that was implemented on anti-Communist grounds.