On Left: “RACIST! BIGOTED! NATIVIST! XENOPHOBIC! HOMOPHOBIC!” Pres. Trump. On Right: Foreign-born Hispanic Alex Otaola, who barely understands English, is flamboyantly GAY–and is President Trump’s most effective campaign booster in vital swing state of Florida.

MIAMI — Newer Cuban immigrants who previously had little engagement in American politics have started to identify as Trump Republicans. It could give the president a boost in a critical swing state.T he conventional wisdom about the Florida electorate has long been that Miami-Dade County’s unavoidable political destiny was to turn even more Democratic as younger Cuban-Americans replaced the older Cuban exiles who formed a powerful Republican stronghold.

That fate may not have been as predetermined as everyone once thought.

Second- and third-generation Cuban-Americans born in the United States have continued to drift away from their parents’ and grandparents’ Republican Party. But, in a trend that went largely unnoticed by Democrats until lately, more recent Cuban immigrants who previously displayed little engagement in American politics have started to identify as Trump Republicans. More here from The New York Times (NO LESS!)

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  1. Even though NOTHING the left says about Cuba or Cuban Americans should ever be taken at face value, and EVERYTHING it says should be regarded with extreme suspicion, it remains sadly true that there ARE Cuban parents who have failed to do their job and have thus failed their children, not to mention Cuba.

    Something has gone seriously wrong when a US-born person of Cuban extraction drools over Obama, actively backs Hillary Clinton for POTUS and now backs Biden-Harris. That person is entitled to dislike Trump and does not have to vote for him, but going over to the dark, I mean Dem, side is simply WRONG.

  2. I have a theory as to why so many young Cubans have gone awry. My theory is that because most Cubans are white and middle class, they can easily blend into mainstream white, middle class society. Most young Cubans don’t suffer anonymous racism which is what people-of-color suffer when they are slighted by whites [followed around in stores, passed up by taxis that don’t stop for them, underestimated at work, treated less respectuflly by cops, etc…]. Young Cubans don’t speak with accents and if they don’t tell you their last name is Gonzalez, Rodriquez or Gomez, you won’t even know that they are Hispanics, since Hispanics are associated with chicanos [think George Lopez] and Cubans don’t look like George Lopez. They look white enough for the most part to be mistaken for ethnic whites and in some cases even as WASPS. As such, the urge to blend in may be too strong to resist. They do this by rejecting their parents and grandparents, by internalizing the hatred that the mainstream media spread about us. Richard Blanco is a classic case. He even wrote about it in that horrible bio that he wrote.

    I’m not a sociologist, but I believe that if most Cubans were mestizos, they would feel so alienated that they would instead of trying to blend in by attacking their parents and grandparents and joining a party and backing a president that has tried to destroy them, they would dig their heels in and stand against the mainstream. Look at how chicanos defend their own people. The moment that a young Cuban stands with someone like Obama he is attacking his people, his heritage and his ancestral land, but the urge to fit in may be too strong and as I said its fascilated by his or her race.

    • Yes, the “inaugural poet” is an egregious example, but no doubt he has his issues and motives. Also, it’s easier and more convenient to follow “correct” fashion, and some people are just weak.

      • Asombra writes:

        “Yes, the “inaugural poet” is an egregious example, but no doubt he has his issues and motives. Also, it’s easier and more convenient to follow “correct” fashion, and some people are just weak.”

        In his lousy autobiography [it’s deservedly down to #494,672 in the Amazon bestseller list. Talk about bottom of the barrel], he actually says that he used to be ashamed to go with his mother to buy at the Cuban supermarkets. He only wanted to buy at Winn Dixie and other American markets! And he had an issue with Little Havana. He wanted to live in Kendall. The guy was an acomplejado, still is. I’m sure that his real name is “Ricardo” not Richard.

        Biggest problem with Richard Blanco is that he thinks he’s a poet. He’s been swept away in the lie. It hasn’t dawned on him that he has zero talent and that Obama selected him as inaugural poet as part of his woke campaign and because he had his legacy building ideas in mind. He wanted a gay, hispanic and a Cuban at that, to deflect criticism that he was stabbing us in the back like he did when he threw all freedom loving Cubans under the bus and made relations with the beast.

        By the way, I was walking in Manhattan one day when who do I see? Richard Blanco riding a bicycle down the street. In person he looks every bit the POS that he is.

        • It’s not just easier and more convenient to go with the prevailing fashion–it’s also safer and potentially more profitable. Even if he were a better poet/writer, being one of “those people” would not have helped his career, but rather the opposite, which is not his doing. Same goes for academics, entertainers, etc. There IS pressure to be PC, and in some fields, the pressure is very intense–meaning if you’re out of line, you WILL pay for that. I’m not justifying his position or that of comparable examples, but the game is absolutely rigged.

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