From the mailbag
This was in my inbox this morning:
Dear Mr. Prieto,
I am not Cuban myself, but I have long had a great affinity for the Cuban exile community in this country and elsewhere. One of my favorite professors in college was Cuban-American, and he is the person that piqued my interest in Cuba. After reading Against All Hope by Armando Valladares, I was filled with horror at the human rights abuse had a new appreciation of my country as well as the plight of the Cuban people. I was an outspoken advocate of Elian Gonzalez and I have not forgotten the nefarious liars Eric Holder and the Greg Craig and am disgusted but not particularly surprised that they now find themselves involved in this administration. ...All that to say this... I frequently look online for signs of revolt in the Cuban American community against Obama and I really don't see much of it. Why? I think about the brave people that fled Cuba and started all over again in a country where they had nothing and spoke a different language, and prevailed here. I would think that these people who fled in the early years of Castro would be getting a terminal case of deja vu. Surely hackles were raised when insurance companies, banks and automobile manufacturers were nationalized. Now he is forming the American version of the CDR on the White House website???? Hello???? Maybe there is a big movement in Miami and elsewhere and I'm missing it, but I've looked for it on the web and have come up largely empty. Why aren't Cuban Americans by the millions demonstrating in the streets? Are they, and I don't know about it? I just don't get it. I'm writing to you, because yours was one of the few conservative websites I found.
I applaud your efforts, your opinions and your wise and witty website. Thanks for taking the time to read my e-mail.
Baffled in Cincinnati,