Where is the media on this appointment? The American people are unaware this is happening. We all knew Obama winning the election would be bad. But did any of you really believe it could be this bad? Every day is just another astounding move of stupidity, treason, or both. Witness: If you were president of the United States, would you hire an alleged former spy for Fidel Castro to be ambassador to El Salvador, a country teetering on the brink of hard-core socialism? President Obama just did. On Dec. 9, Obama nominated Mari Del Carmen Aponte to be ambassador to El Salvador, despite the fact that in the late 1990s, the FBI discovered that she was working with Cuban intelligence officers. According to Insight Magazine, "When the FBI eventually questioned her about her involvement with Cuban intelligence, she reportedly refused to cooperate." Why would Aponte escape the Obama administration's scrutiny? Because she is a former board member of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest Hispanic advocacy organization in the United States, with 300 affiliated community-based organizations, many of which run like local ACORN offices. In fact, the day before Obama nominated Aponte, NCLR-affiliate Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC) was raided by the Phoenix Sheriff's Office, which was investigating a kickback scheme between CPLC and indicted Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox. The Obama administration has consistently bent over backward to seek the approval of the NCLR. La Raza, by the way, means "The Race"; the organization's founding document, el Plan Espiritual de Aztlan, rips the "brutal 'gringo' invasion of our territories" and urges Hispanics to "[reclaim] the land of their birth," while declaring that "the call of our blood is our power, our responsibility, and our inevitable destiny." Said Obama to La Raza during the campaign: "You know where I'm going. because you know where I've been...I'll be a President that remembers, that our struggles are one" More on Aponte: Mari Del Carmen Apontes nomination as President Clintons ambassador to the Dominican Republic had to be withdrawn in 1998 when the late Sen. Jesse Helms let it be known he had an intelligence memo examining her connections to Communist Cubas spy agency. On Wednesday, after years of giving many thousands of dollars to Democratic Party candidates and causes, Aponte has been nominated as U.S. ambassador to El Salvador by President Obama, who said her depth of experience will be valuable to my administration as we work to bring about real change for the American people. Aponte is a lawyer and longtime friend of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who served on Bill Clintons White House transition team in 1993. A 1998 Insight Magazine article said, while routinely monitoring Cuban intelligence officers at the Cuban Interests Section in Washington, the FBI discovered that a member of President Clintons White House transition team may have been recruited as a spy for Fidel Castro. According to the magazine, which folded last year, the FBI believed Apontes live-in boyfriend was an agent for Cubas Dirección General de Inteligencia or DGI. Later named as Roberto Tamayo, the magazine said the FBI discovered that he introduced her to Cuban intelligence officers at the interests section. He allegedly gave her a loan believed to have come from the Cuban secret service a loan Aponte never repaid. When questioned by the FBI in 1994, Aponte refused to take a polygraph test.