Thank you, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.)

I’ve heard her being interviewed over the radio many times, and I disagree with her stance on most issues. However, the Congresswoman’s got it right when it comes to Cuba policy:

Both sides in the Cuba fight say Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) was instrumental in winning Democratic votes against the Rangel amendment. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) told The Miami Herald that Wasserman Schultz was “a tiger” on the Rangel vote, while Antonio Zamora of the U.S.-Cuba Legal Forum described her as a key party in building Democratic opposition.

Would it be that all those in congress where this clear:

She noted that she does not arrive at her position on Cuba because of her district’s makeup, which includes few Cuban-Americans and is 20 percent Hispanic. Instead, she points out that she is Jewish, and that the words “never again” resonate in terms of the Holocaust and the state of human rights in Cuba.

Read the whole thing right here.
Hat tip: Joe L.

8 thoughts on “Thank you, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.)”

  1. Yet another assault on Americans’ freedoms.
    Here’s my take on it with the comments:
    I think Ms. Wasserman Schultz’s efforts to kill the Cuba bill has more to do with her showing her political muscle than it has to do with her lame excuse about being Jewish.
    I don’t see how the holocaust has anything to do with US Cuba policy.
    Another damn shame in Congress. If she wants to align herself with Ileana Ros-Lehtinen who enjoys restricting Americans’ rights to free travel and trade, then she is not seeing the big picture.
    John McCain got a Presidential endorsement from Ros-Lehtinen and look how well he’s doing.
    To Ms. Wasserman Schultz: Are you a Republican wearing Democrat’s clothes? WISE UP!

  2. “I don’t see how the holocaust has anything to do with US Cuba policy.”
    Let me explain it to you: The Jewish vow of never again means that a Jewish person of conscience must never agains sit idly by and watch an evil genocidal dictator murder and enslave a population, exactly what castro and his thugs have been doing for 50 years. Cuba is listed as stage 4 at genocide watch and the castro regime has been universally condemned by human rights groups such as Amnesty International. Get it?

  3. Rob,,
    You just dont get it and at this point, its obvious that you just dont WANT to get it. Its not about restricting Americans rights to “travel” its about taking a moral, ethical stand against APARTHEID and a HALF CENTURY OF HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES.
    I know for you, the restrictions hit close to home as you and your site promotes travel, tourism and business relationships with cuba and thus it does mean money out of your pocket, but slavery ended here in the US in the late 1800’s, why should this government allow you and your fellow businessmen to be modern day slavemasters in Cuba?
    Sorry bub. Whine all you want about “right to travel” and all that other bullshit, but dont think for one minute we dont see through the caca.

  4. Havanajournal,
    “I don’t see how the holocaust has anything to do with US Cuba policy.”
    Rephrase that… You don’t want to see. I personally don’t care if you ever see. It does matter to me though, that the right people do see. I’m glad to see there are still humans in the democratic party.

  5. Havanajournal:
    Mrs. Wasserman-Schultz is very WISE regarding the Cuban cause for freedom and democracy. She is one of the many members of The Congressional Cuban Democracy Caucus. We are honored with the membership of leaders such as herself, on both sides of the isle. It is you, and people like you that have no shame in lining their pockets with money at the expense of the Cubans suffering on the island.
    WISE UP! Democracy for Cuba is not a question of if but WHEN. And those of us here and on the island WILL NEVER FORGET THE ONES WHO COMMITTED THE CRIMES OR THOSE WHO COOPERATED BY WATCHING IN SILENCE!

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