Unlike Jewish-American lawmakers who caved on Iran, Cuban-American lawmakers remain united against Obama’s disastrous Cuba policy

Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL/18), second from left, Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), second from right, and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), center, applaud during a lunch at the Florida House on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, April 13, 2011, held for a small group of veterans of the Bay of Pigs who meet in Washington D.C. for the 50th anniversary of the failed invasion of Cuba under President John F. Kennedy. The veterans in this photograph are, all from Miami, Florida:  Maximo Cruz, 73, left, Felix J. Rodriguez, 69, third from left, Pedro Roig, 70, right, and Julio G. Rebollo, 74, third from right.  (Astrid Riecken/MCT) (Newscom TagID: krtphotoslive481331.jpg) [Photo via Newscom]

Via Capitol Hill Cubans:

Remarkable Cuban-American Congressional Unity

Yesterday’s announcement by U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), that she will support President Obama’s deal with the Iranian mullahs, (sadly) ensures that it will prevail against any Congressional effort to reject it.

It is the 34th vote necessary for the Senate to sustain President Obama’s veto.

Despite a $50 million lobbying campaign by pro-Israel groups against the Iran deal, the Obama Administration was able to overcome this strong challenge by strategically dividing Jewish-American lawmakers.

Facing a setback due to opposition from U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), it immediately countered with the support of other Jewish lawmakers, including U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA); but most importantly, of the longest serving Jewish member of Congress, U.S. Rep. Sandy Levin (D-MI), and U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), who represents the most Jewish district in the nation.

One can’t help contrast this with the remarkable unity shown by Cuban-American lawmakers against President Obama’s deal with the Castro dictatorship.

In the Senate, Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), couldn’t differ more on domestic policy.

Yet, there’s no daylight between them when it comes to Cuba policy.

In the House, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) represent the only two majority Cuban-American congressional districts in the nation.

Their enormous popularity among their constituencies speaks for itself.

Also, in the House, there’s Albio Sires (D-NJ), Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) and Alex Mooney (R-WV).

Reinforcing such unity, among partisan, generational and regional lines.

It is also reflected at the state level, where both the Florida and New Jersey legislatures have passed resolutions rejecting Obama’s deal with the Castro dictatorship.

In Florida, the resolution was led by Republican legislators, while in New Jersey, it was led by Democratic legislators — all Cuban-Americans.

It’s also why opponents of Cuba sanctions obsess with push-polls — and are constantly pushing them (pun intended) — for the ultimate and only reliable poll (the ballot box) continues to reject their theories.

These sanctions foes want policymakers to ignore all Cuban-American elected officials — and instead believe their push-polls.

Something akin to — “elecciones, para que?

4 thoughts on “Unlike Jewish-American lawmakers who caved on Iran, Cuban-American lawmakers remain united against Obama’s disastrous Cuba policy”

  1. But, but, what about Sergio Bendixon and the generational shift? What about all of the polls that demonstrate that Cuban Americans not only support an unconditional lifting of the embargo, relations with Cuba, but that they also voted for Obama?

  2. There are obviously JINOs just as there are RINOs. Lord knows we Cubans have plenty to be ashamed of, but frankly, Jews should hold themselves to a higher standard, and too many of them are not meeting that standard because their true religion is liberalism, not Judaism. It’s very sad, to say the least.

  3. And btw, if any Jewish member of Congress who went along with this thing actually believes Obama is a friend of Israel, he or she is much too stupid to be in office. However, I expect we’re simply talking about politics, expediency and ideology, NOT principle–in other words, business as usual.

  4. Asombra, liberalism is much too soft a label for an ideology that leads one to sellout one’s own to genocide. They are communists, evil atheists with no allegiance to anything other than the end game, collateral damage be damned.

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