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The Estefans Stand Behind President Obama!

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Good for them!

Gloria and Emilio Estefan have always actively embraced their Cuban heritage, but as of late have raised the eyebrows of many of their more traditionally conservative, Republican community members by supporting our new President!

They even caused more uproar by inviting President Barack Obama to their home for a Democratic National Committee fundraiser yesterday!

Good for them!

And PerezHilton.com has obtained Gloria's LOVELY opening words from the fundraiser:

Welcome everyone to our home! Emilio, Emily and I are very happy that you’re here and we hope you very much enjoy this afternoon!

When our parents brought us to the United States as children they never imagined that the country that had opened its arms to them at a time of crisis would eventually become their country and in turn, our country. They came here to raise us in freedom and democracy so that we could thrive and learn. And that we did. We learned how to listen to and respect different ways of thinking, different nationalities, and different political ideologies.

We learned, as we watched our parents give up their homeland, their families, their history and in the case of my father who served proudly in the United States military, his life so that we could live the American Dream.

My father, a refugee from a country that is still in the stranglehold of the same oppressive government from which he rescued his family, my father, who when leaving for war said to my mother not knowing if he would ever see us again, that in a man’s life there has to be “something” that is worth fighting and dying for and for him that cause was freedom! My father, who would have been very proud to know that his little girl, years later, would be hosting in her very own home, the President of the United States, a President who just 21 days before publicly stated, “Today, I join my voice with brave individuals across Cuba and a growing chorus around the world in calling for an end to the repression, for the immediate, unconditional release of all political prisoners in Cuba and for respect for the basic rights of the Cuban people.”, the President that is the very first African-American in history to attain this most honorable office!

Each person believes that they are living in the “best of times” and in the “worst of times”. We look around at the difficulties and challenges that our world is experiencing and we wonder (I know I do) if history has taught us “anything”. We question if there is indeed “something” still worth fighting and dying for.

Then I look at the country where I was born, a place where hope and freedom are a part of their history, not their everyday lives and I see Orlando Zapata Tamayo, a Cuban dissident and now MARTYR who gave his life on a hunger strike for the promise of a free Cuba and Guillermo Fariñas who is poised to give his life at any moment merely asking that his government free 26 other sick and dying prisoners of conscience. I see the bravery of the Damas De Blanco; women who walk peacefully, silently, heroically, yet still get beaten and arrested for simply petitioning for the freedom of their unjustly imprisoned loved ones.

I look at this magnificent country that has molded me and is now my homeland and I hear a choir of voices expressing their wishes, their desires, their demands and even their disdain for our government, freely and without consequence and I smile and quietly thank God that despite whatever problems we may be facing, we truly are a free people!

The beauty of this amazing nation is that anything is possible! Even hosting a very political evening to get the “ear” of my President when I am politically non-affiliated but the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. put it succinctly when he said “We may have all come on different ships but we’re in the same boat now!”

And regardless of where we may have come from, what color we may be, what political party we may or may not belong to I think there are definitely two things that we can all agree on; the first is that we all love this country and the second was beautifully put into words by Dr. Lawrence J. Peter, an American educator and writer, when he said,

“Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man who will get the blame.” And it is my distinct honor to introduce him! Ladies and gentlemen, from one hyphenated American, I present to you, another hyphenated American, The President of the United States, Barack Obama!!

Beautifully spoken!

Thoughts??

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64 comments to “The Estefans Stand Behind President Obama!”



  1. 1

    It's too bad that they are so blinded by his celebrity that they don't see that his ideologies and agenda lead exactly to what their parents fled. Come on Perez (or whoever is blogging for you) don't you see the similarities? Isn't it enough of a red flag that Fidel keeps praising President Obama?



  2. 2

    too much to read lol



  3. 3

    EXCELLENT! It's about time we, the young Cuban-Americans, shake off the reactionary, Republican ideas of the older generation. Those older Republican Cuban-Americans are dying off. We young ones, raised in the States, and aware of our status as minorities, realize the Democrat party is the party that best represent us.



  4. 4

    Gag me the fuck out! What the hell does this kind of shit have to do with gossip? Is Obama on your payola now, too?



  5. 5

    Dade County went Democratic in the last election. That just goes to show that the younger Cubans, who are not single-issue voters like our parents with the Fidel thing, are voting like all other young people around the country.

  6. Visa says – reply to this


    6

    I thought this bitched died years ago. If she likes Communist leaders so much, she drag her ass back to cuba.



  7. 7

    Gloria Estefan! I didn't think you had it in you to stand opposite the old Republican Cubans in Miami! Good for you..go girl!

  8. Visa says – reply to this


    8

    I thought this bitch died years ago, barely remember who she is. Wasn't in Jeffereson Starship or some group like that? If she loves Communist leaders so much, she should drag her ass back to Cuba. Obama loves Muslims, Muslims hate gays, thinks about it.



  9. 9

    I'm not reading all that!



  10. 10

    It's very sad to find out that Gloria is an idiot. What a pity.

  11. buck says – reply to this


    11

    so basically Obama would make an ok community organizer



  12. 12

    Re: DonnieTaintRe: backstreetboysarethebest – I know right? this is a Blog about stras not politics. Mario YOu BIG TOOTH F*CKR!!

  13. lmlol says – reply to this


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    All that racism spewing from the tea-baggers is bound to scare the shit out of the cubans in the u.s. Even if a cuban looks white, and they think they're white, the tea-bagger crowd thinks of them as spics…so, it's about time the "white cubans" in Miami wised-up and realized which side their bread is buttered on…outside of their little circle in Miami, to Republicans, they're just another type of "wet-back"…turning to the Democrats is just finally wising up…



  14. 14

    The President really has nothing better to do than hang out with mole face? Who cares what some chunko with a few 80s pop songs thinks about anything? Boo-f*cking-hoo to what ever Cuban thing you are crying about or praising today. Nobody gives a f*ck. Live here and SHUT UP. I wonder if she would "own" any sports teams had she stayed in COMMUNIST Cuba. Oh well she's fat, stupid, old, boring, short, moley, and desperate. Maybe she can blow Joe Biden to get what she wants, I'm pretty sure that's how she got a ride on the raft over here.



  15. 15

    I don't understand how Cuban-Americans can support someone who embraces an ideology their parents or grandparents escaped.



  16. 16

    Elián González sent back to the "close fisted repression" by the very same people you just raised money for. Good job hun!



  17. 17

    What intolerable garbage. Who in hell writes these ridiculous sentimental speeches and who are the morons who drink it all in? At least in the UK we have no illusions about our self serving leaders. Obama is more fitted to the movie industry than being a world leader.



  18. 18

    It's sad that they don't understand that Obama's trying to bring what he himself sees as a "superior" system in Cuba here to the United States. I'm no fan of Republicans but Republicans wouldn't hold DNC fundraisers in their home unless they were now Democrats.



  19. 19

    How many of you f*cks here even realize it was the Democrats who created white supremacist hate groups here in the USA? They are still many Democrats around the country and in DC that still hold these hateful ideologies.

    Pick up a history book, stop being such bobbleheads and use your brain for once.



  20. 20

    Wake up and smell the cafe Miami Cubans! Notice in the posts above references to coming over in a raft. It's the same Republican crowd you used to support that has now turned racist and nasty. Even if you were Republican before, this now is not your old Republican Party. This new tea-bag Republican crowd would lynch you or send you back to Cuba if they could.

  21. buck says – reply to this


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    Re: lmlol – you sound like a very un-educated liberal racist. keep up the good work

  22. buck says – reply to this


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    Re: jeezlol – the older Cubans understand a strong work ethic and capitalism, the young Cubans have been indoctrinated into the entitlement society of liberal thinking.



  23. 23

    PEREZ!!!! READ MY EMAIL I SENT YOU ABOUT CUBA AND THE ROLE OF BLOGGERS IN THE TRANSITION!!!

    Subject title "Cuba"



  24. 24

    what a fucking waste of space that was.



  25. 25

    Very long winded and boring like Barf Orama.



  26. 26

    Way to go Obama!
    .
    Love me some Cubans!



  27. 27

    Re: buck – Man, you do not know your facts if you think young Cuban-Americans don't work hard. They have one of the highest college graduation rates of any group. They start their own businesses at a huge rate (by the way, the website you're on..lol). Several years ago, I believe it was "The New Rebublic" magazine had Cuban-Americans having fewer children per couple, making more money and being the least on government hand-outs (unemployment, welfare) than any other group in the U.S. Go to any city with a Cuban-American community and you'll see young Cuban-Americans working like dogs, and being so grateful to be able to do so.



  28. 28

    The white leftists who hold Obama's puppet strings love to see gullible people tricked by Obama. Obama wants to take away the freedoms that Gloria claims to cherish, and let some rich white leftists run her show. Wise up Gloria!



  29. 29

    Re: buck – Says the homophobic bigot. LMAO Buck. Like you care about minorities. PUHLEEZE.



  30. 30

    What??? Obama is trying to make us a communist country just like Cuba!



  31. 31

    Are they exempt from the health care bill too????

  32. P <3 says – reply to this


    32

    The racism on this wall is off the charts and so hypocritcal. If you Cubans are so worthless then you might want to filter the sites you go on aka PerezHilton.com.

    People need to rethink their submissions that contain all this racism bull shit because it just makes their point completely invalid. Speak like an educated individual to get your point across. It will have a much bigger effect.



  33. 33

    Good for you Estefans…now go wake up the rest of the Cuban republicans and tell them what the tea-party republicans think about Hispanic immigrants…



  34. 34

    [re=4941309]Re: P



  35. 35

    He needs to quit being a celeb and get the F to work and help Americans get back to work. AND you Perez need to get your head out of Obama's smelly ass. He is NOT a celeb, he is a lying ass politician.



  36. 36

    Gloria is the best!!!

    Brazil loves Gloria!!!



  37. 37

    Boozette! Take it easy! I wonder what happened in your life to make you so bitter, because it "shows" in your words. Live and let live….you are clearly a racist yourself. Gloria Estefan was extremely popular with us spics as well as my friends the "white americans" as you call them. It's sad to hear such hatred come from one person. I'm 53 years old and love Perez, and in my old age, I've learned to just be happy and let others be. I won't see your backlash because I very rarely read the comments, but I was very interested in this particular event. So start raving now…I'm sure somebody like yourself will have a few choice words for me…LOL



  38. 38

    I read the whole thing contrary to the idiots who comment here about the U.S. becoming a communist country, what baloney ! But Gloria had the nerve to say: "Then I look at the country where I was born, a place where hope and freedom are a part of their history … " Excuse me Miss, but did you not ever hear of dictator Batista ? When there is hope and freedom in a country, THERE CANNOT BE A REVOLUTION ! Happy people do not support a revolution. Before Fidel Castro, most of the Cubans lived in abject poverty, prostitution, corruption. Only the rich were happy with the government of Batista. The most beautiful beaches of Cuba were only for the rich and the Americans, that's a fact. The only good thing about you is that you now support President Obama. Maybe you can ask him to lift the cruel embargo that causes so much misery for the Cuban people. The Americans can hold a grudge and have never forgiven Fidel Castro and Che Guevara for kicking their butt out of Cuba, good riddance !

  39. lizaM says – reply to this


    39

    Re: Laluccina – Hey LaLuccina, agree with you…live and let live..and stop the hate…and Gloria Estefan rocks, as does Perez-Hilton, two hard-working Cuban-Americans (a comment for the post above that said young cubans don't work hard)…as for the move by Cuban-Americans from Republican to Democrat, it only makes sense. The Republicans have moved right-wing and into racist, anti-Hispanic rhetoric…how can any clear-thinking Cuban-American stay Republican in the current environment?

  40. lizaM says – reply to this


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    Re: Babouchka – Oh Jeez, Babouchka, you are off…I grew up in Cuba as a young child. Batista was hated by most, but the beaches were open to all us poor people (unlike under Fidel where the tourist hotels control), Cuba had the largest middle class in Latin America, and we all supported "the revolution" cause Fidel said he was gonna hold free elections. Well, he still hasn't, fifty years later. So, Fidel was supported not because we all lived in "abject poverty", but because we wanted Batista out and free elections. As for getting rid of the embargo — agree with you on that one. But, you are not consistent. You said "good riddance" that they got rid of the U.S., but yet you call to end the embargo, which means the U.S. will be back in there doing business. So, which one is it? Good riddance or come back U.S. by lifting the embargo?



  41. 41

    Re: lizaM – There is a difference between getting rid of the cruel embargo and controlling Cuba as the U.S. did with dictator Batista. As for the beaches, I've been to Cuba at least 30 times and have never noticed any tourist hotel controlling the access to the beaches. In fact the beaches is where I've met many Cubans who told me about Batista and the corruption before the revolution. Also I noticed there is no racism in Cuba, you meet couples of all colours, a very black man with a white woman, or vice versa, many people of the colour "café au lait" as the result of mixed marriages. Who knows what would happen if the embargo was lifted, the Cubans would have a better life, and I hope and pray that the government of Cuba would extend its hand to the U.S. as a good will gesture. Anything is possible if the U.S. government only shows good will towards Cuba and its government.



  42. 42

    Re: lmlolRe: boozette – First lady Obama and pop-star Gloria Estefan have the same "chunko" legs. Take a look and then have something smart to say. By the way, Black Haitains come over on rafts all the time and gazillions of dollars were spent on Aid to relief their earthquake tragedy. Don't you blow black today. What's wrong with the raft. Haitian's, raft, blow, get it? It's obvious you don't read, your words are not fluid, nor eloquent and your thought process is childlike like a crib crawlers but you can see, can you.



  43. 43

    Obama lies again at a fundraiser in Miami. He’s amused at the Teapartiers because he's cut taxes, and said, I quote,
    -
    “You would think they’d be saying thank you.”
    -
    Seriosuly. He said that.
    -
    Talk about a, "let them eat cake" moment.
    -
    We are in unchartered waters, folks. Our military may have to come to the decision to NOT follow a command by this POS, and remain true to our Constitution and the American people.



  44. 44

    I guess with all of the money they've earned they have forgotten why so many Cubans escaped Castro's Cuba. Stupid idiots. I guess they like the communist government that the morons in the U.S. elected to the White House.



  45. 45

    Re: luvstotango – "Our military may have to come to the decision to not follow a command by the POS" !! Man, that's called treason! The military takes an oath to follow commands. Treason is a very serious crime. If you want a different President, that's cool, we'll have an election soon enough, as we've done for a couple of centuries. No need to commit treason, just vote for your guy/gal in the upcoming election.



  46. 46

    We had Wilson. Roosevelt was pretty much a Dictator.
    BO is not the first.
    Sorry about that.



  47. 47

    It was a great discourse!!!. The whole community of Miami should be proud of the Estefans. This is not about Republicans or Democrats, it's about having a voice heard directly by the President of the United States by the Cuban community in Miami, by people that are not politicians and are an example of success to the latinos in the U.S. They put the ball in the President's court. Now let's see what happens, lol!!! I'm sure that at least the Castros heard those words… what are they gonna say about Gloria Estefan? They'll have to suck the CONGA!!! HAHAHAHAHA



  48. 48

    We The People were given the right to bear arms for a reason.
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    It's a last resort kind of decision.
    -
    I feel very fortunate to have this right.



  49. 49

    Roosevelt at least wanted America to win.
    He wanted to be it's King, and was.



  50. 50

    SO PROUD!!!! We need CHANGE! And most of our country are literally democrats!



  51. 51

    Dear Union Members,
    If all those illegals weren’t here, wouldn’t your wages go up?
    Just askin.



  52. 52

    Dear Gloria and Emilio Estefan,
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    Pimpin for Obama.
    You make a mockery of the truly enslaved Latinos that have endured horrifying conditions of enslavement and death, by the many Latin dictators in the 3rd world.
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    You don't think we can recognize a dictator when we see it?
    You think we will vote brown, cuz of you. We are not blacks.
    We are Americans first. You Libs, are Libs first. That's the difference. We're sick of your race baiting…group against group.
    -
    I hope your record sales go in the toilet…just like the Dixie Chicks.
    Shame on you.



  53. 53

    Dear Union Members,
    -
    What are you going to do when you find out your union pensions aren't funded? That your union leaders stole it all.
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    Why else would the President of the SEIU, resign this week? I smell a scandal. It will be a doozie.
    -
    Teaparty Sign:
    YOU KNOW IN YOUR GUTS
    THESE PEOPLE ARE NUTS



  54. 54

    Re: Babouchka
    i agree with babouchka. these rich cubans who enslaved their own people then running away to miami after their god batista was kicked out have no shame. boo hoo we lost our sugar plants! not to say fidel is perfect, but how convenient they forget the misery of their fellow countrymen under batista.



  55. 55

    Re: QbanCookie – "SO PROUD!!!! We need CHANGE! And most of our country are literally democrats!."
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    -
    And most of our country are literally AMERICANS!.
    -
    There, FIFO! (fixed it for you)
    So proud of Americans.
    We'll sort out Republican and Democrat differences AFTER we first sort out who are Americans, and who are the traitors.
    -
    DEFEAT LIBERALSIM
    STOP THE SHITEATERS
    SISO



  56. 56

    Re: marioisafattwat – Hey, I take offense to that. My family was not rich in Cuba; we enslaved no one. We left, without a penny, because Fidel's people shot my mother's adopted brother. We hated Batista. So, don't generalize, there are all kinds of Cubans in the U.S. from all socio-economic backgrounds while in Cuba. My parents even supported Fidel, until their brother was shot by a firing squad, at dawn, without a hearing. But, we were poor — no slave-holders in this crowd. Don't generalize.



  57. 57

    PART ONE:
    Wow… I'm hearing a lot of crap from people who have never LIVED in Cuba nor experienced what it is like to live in a country with a dictator, yes a DICTATOR!!!

    Isn't it lovely that everyone who has posted here CAN. Well in Cuba you would not be allowed to write YOUR opinions about the head of the government. ALL of you have the freedom to write whatever you please about Obama (isn't freedom awesome), well in Cuba you would be sent TO PRISON FOR WRITING CRAP ABOUT FIDEL.

    Cubans supported the revolution because they were lied to. Point blank

    There IS racism in Cuba. Even though 60% of the population is either AFRO-CUBAN or mixed, racism still exists. The white Cubans can't really complain about anything in Cuba, because it's already a shit-hole… but as soon as they arrive in Miami they act like they never lived in a neighborhood with Afro-Cubans…



  58. 58

    PART TWO:
    @ Babouchka, I don't know what beaches you went to in Cuba, but Cubans are not allowed into "tourist" areas. Some Cuban beaches are off limits to the Cubans. You must have gone into a "locals-only" beach.

    Here are some other unknown facts that you Castro loving idiots don't know. Did you know that in Cuba MILK IS ONLY GIVEN TO A HOUSEHOLD WITH CHILDREN UNDER 6 YEARS OF AGE!!! WHICH MEANS THAT WHEN YOUR CHILD TURNS 6 MILK IS NO LONGER SUPPLIED TO YOU!!! OH WAIT IT DOESN'T END THERE IT GETS BETTER! FARMS ARE PROPERTY OF THE CUBAN GOVERNMENT, SO COWS, CHICKENS, GOATS, ETC ARE NUMBERED AND KEPT ON RECORD. MEAT IS GIVEN TO CUBAN FAMILIES ONCE EVERY 3-6 MONTHS (DEPENDS ON AVAILABILITY)… WHICH MEANS YOU EAT MEAT ONCE IN A BLUE MOON. NOTHING BUT RICE AND BEANS (IF YOU HAVE THAT MUCH) FOR MONTHS!!! OH AND BECAREFUL IF YOU SLAUGHTER ANY FARM ANIMAL FOR FOOD BECAUSE YOUR FAMILY IS STARVING…. THE CUBAN GOVERNMENT WILL PUT YOU AWAY IN PRISON FOR LIFE. FOR STEALING FROM THE GOVERNMENT.



  59. 59

    Part Three:
    The healthcare is free in Cuba, but what good is free health care if you don't have good medical tools like an MRI machine or great hospital equipment?!?! Unlike that lie that Michael Moore showed the world in his documentary about healthcare, Cuba's hospital's are in deplorable conditions. I saw it and experienced with my own American eyes. There were blood stained sheets on the beds. Flies everywhere… wow suddenly the U.S. sounds like heaven, doesn't it.

    You ppl are so full of shit… the only reason why you say these things is because you have never experienced what it is like to live in a country like Cuba. I would gladly pay for your airfare to Cuba and have you stay with my aunt in Havana for 6 months… I don't think any of you would last 3 months! I'd probably see you on the news arriving from Cuba ON A RAFT!!!

    So right now I'm going to enjoy doing what my mother fought so hard for… I'm going to enjoy my freedom of expression by TELLING ALL OF YOU COCK-SUCKING, SHIT-TALKING, FIDEL-LOVING ASSHOLES TO KISS MY CUBAN-AMERICAN ASS!!! FUCK-OFF!!! GO EXPERIENCE SOMETHING BEFORE SUPPORTING IT!



  60. 60

    PART THREE:
    The healthcare is free in Cuba, but what good is free health care if you don't have good medical tools like an MRI machine or great hospital equipment?!?! Unlike that lie that Michael Moore showed the world in his documentary about healthcare, Cuba's hospital's are in deplorable conditions. I saw it and experienced with my own American eyes. There were blood stained sheets on the beds. Flies everywhere… wow suddenly the U.S. sounds like heaven, doesn't it.

    You ppl are so full of shit… the only reason why you say these things is because you have never experienced what it is like to live in a country like Cuba. I would gladly pay for your airfare to Cuba and have you stay with my aunt in Havana for 6 months… I don't think any of you would last 3 months! I'd probably see you on the news arriving from Cuba ON A RAFT!!!

    So right now I'm going to enjoy doing what my mother fought so hard for… I'm going to enjoy my freedom of expression by TELLING ALL OF YOU COCK-SUCKING, SHIT-TALKING, FIDEL-LOVING ASSHOLES TO KISS MY CUBAN-AMERICAN ASS!!! FUCK-OFF!!! GO EXPERIENCE SOMETHING BEFORE SUPPORTING IT!
    Re: acebo86Re: acebo86



  61. 61

    Re: backstreetboysarethebest – i'm with ya on that one! LOL



  62. 62

    Re: lilymaria – The Obama Regime has gone rogue.
    The system that once worked has broken down. The media failed America. They refuse to vet BO and still protect him. The media, created the beast of the Obama Regime. It's why we hate them so much.
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    We are a nation of laws that we respect. Without them, we become a 3rd world country.
    We The People, will remain in DEFCON 3 - Ghandi mode, until all those avenues are exhausted.
    We will follow these laws first and foremost.
    To tell you the truth, it's what keeps us from rioting right now. Seriously.
    -
    If there is no lawful remedy and The Obama Regime continues to unlawfully tear apart the United States, this is when,
    We The People, will go rogue.
    -
    The Right to Bear Arms - this is what it's for.
    Founding Fathers - You Magnificent Bastards!



  63. 63

    Re: luvstotango – Good God do you have issues!!! LOL!!!
    Anyone who supports a teabagger (sorry….tea partier) has the IQ of a fuckin gnat!! They are running around protesting shit that they aren't even well informed on themselves!! Obama lowered taxes last year for 98% of all Americans but of course when reporters ask these assholes any basic questions about taxes (Their main cause - DUH!!!) they don't even have an answer because THEY DIDN'T EVEN KNOW!!!! But of course…they won't show that shit on FOX news!! Change the channel and grow up you fucking cry baby!!!!



  64. 64

    Must be in the water over there in Hollywood. I'm afraid you've caught the Obama parasite, too, Perez, although he is pretty anti-gay marriage, the one thing you seem to be for.