From its inception, the mission of this blog has been to educate people on Cuba. The blog is written primarily in English for precisely the purpose of informing and educating Americans of the real Cuba, the Cuba that has been in chains for almost fifty years. It is, in essence, an antidote for the lies and propaganda heard on the airwaves and in print in favor of castro and his evil regime.
This morning I opened my email and read this comment left on my post called “Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid” by commenter Melia Soler.
Hey fellow bloggers:
First time posting. I need to ask you all a question. Why do you feel the need to vote Republican especially when you see all the harm they are doing to our country AND to the world? Please enlighten me.
I am willing to bet that the Democrats will win the election by a landslide.
NOW having said that- Let me tell you that I am a Cuban-American and I love my homeland but can’t for the life of me understand how the Republicans have done anything of great importance to help our cause for a free Cuba.
As I said please enlighten me! I am willing to learn.
I am going to forego what would be my usual knee-jerk (but correct) reaction to rant. So here is my request: I want our contributing writers and commenters to respond to this. If you are of the same mind-set as this reader, don’t bother to write. I want her comment addressed directly by folks who hold the opposite of her opinion, myself included.
The issue is an important one that is thrown in our face constantly. But the answer is easy: I do not trust Democrats. Period. While I can agree that no Republican administration has stepped up to the plate on the issue of Cuba, I can guarantee you that Democratic administrations would do everything in their power to normalize relations with fidel and, by so doing, complete the legitimization of the murderer’s regime. As a matter of historical fact, it is well known that the Clinton Administration was ready to do this until the shootdown of the Brothers to the Rescue planes. (An act of war that went unanswered, by the way. But that was SOP with the testicularly deficient Clinton gang.) Many, many Democrat politicians have gone out of their way to support the Beast, Christopher Dodd and Charles Rangel being the two I can think of off the top of my head. Rangel, in fact,
introduced legislation [In April 1993] to repeal the Cuban Democracy Act of 1992, which called for repeal of assistance to the Castro government and promotion of democratization, and to lift the embargo against Cuba. When Castro toured Harlem in October of 1995, Rangel greeted him with a bear hug and joined in a prolonged standing ovation for the visiting dictator.
So when asked this question I have to scratch my head and wonder how anybody could support a party that has, since its abandonment of our soldiers on Playa Giron, done everything in its power to support, help and legitimize the castro regime with the most disgusting sycophancy imaginable. The Republicans may not have done what he hoped they would, but at least the call the Beast what he is.
As for the comment by Melia about the “harm” Republicans are doing in the world, I’ll just say that I don’t want to alienate this new reader with my answer to her query…