Here’s a message for Joe “Vote for Obama” Garcia:
If getting the Cuban-American vote to swing for Obama is what youre trying to accomplish, the last thing you need, and trust me, it’s definitely the last thing you need, is Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque – arguably one of the most abhored members of the Cuban government, to publicly state he’s of the same mindset as the Democratic Presidential wannabe candidate:
BRASILIA (Reuters) – Cuba’s foreign minister on Wednesday said he welcomed a call by U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama to ease the U.S. embargo on the communist-ruled island.
In an opinion piece on Tuesday in The Miami Herald newspaper, the Illinois senator and top rival to front-runner Hillary Clinton proposed easing restrictions for Cuban exiles to travel to the island nation or send money home.
“These declarations appear to express the sentiment of the majority of the United States,” Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque said when asked to comment on Obama’s proposal.
And another thing, Joe, and Ill add your media cohorts to the following, this community is not “deeply” divided on the embargo as this article implies. Just because a few “journalists” and associated useful idiots – a very few, mind you – keep repeating the same falsities over and over and over again, it does not make them gospel.
You can believe me, or you can continue your present campaign and be in the “L” column come election time.
UPDATE (FROM HENRY):
Val brings up great point which I had thought of but not articulated. And that’s that members of the Cuban hierarchy would eventually begin to endorse the positions of these “progressive” candidates which kind of goes back to the idea I presented to Garcia:
It’s not enough for people to examine the policies proposed by legitimate anti-castro folks based on the misguided idea that the regime will allow us to introduce the Trojan horse that will magically bring change to Cuba but we also have to look at who else is carrying the banner for those policies. Often it’s the unabashed fidelistas and in this case it’s actually members of the regime.
With friends like those, who needs enemies. When Granma is defending Oscar Corral, that can’t be good for Oscar Corral. When Felipe Perez Roque endorses your proposed Cuba policy that can’t be good for you.