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A handshake that seemed like a kiss

Unfortunately, Obama went beyond a simple handshake. Even if we assume that he didn’t bow to Castro, as he appeared to do, Obama certainly bent down to engage him. This wasn’t a kiss instead of a handshake, to use the words of that famous mouth wash commercial of 50 years ago. But it was significantly more than the perfunctory handshake that would have been more than sufficient for the occasion.

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NBC’s Williams: Obama Shaking Hands With Oppressive Dictator Raul Castro ‘One of the Better Moments’ at Mandela Memorial

He then proclaimed that President Obama's "handshake with [Cuban leader] Raul Castro was one of the better moments." [View video after the jump]

Williams gushed that oppressive dictators sitting side by side with democratically elected leaders of the free world was somehow part of Mandela's legacy: "What would Nelson Mandela say to all of them and say to all of this? Most of the speakers have urged the crowd, 'Go on, behave like him, live like him, be infused with his spirit going forward and maybe we could get some place.'"...

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Ted Cruz Calls Out Obama For Acting In A ‘Dictorial’ Way During Obamacare Roll Out

Sen. Ted Cruz — a vocal opponent of President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act — compared Obama’s exemptions of certain parts of the law to a dictatorship.

“One of the most disturbing aspects of the Obama presidency is the willingness of this president to disregard the law, to ignore the law,” the Texas Republican said in an interview with Fusion on Wednesday. “You know, we were talking a few minutes ago about Obamacare. And you mentioned it’s the law of the land. If it’s the law of the land, the president shouldn’t keep ignoring the law.”...

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