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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Your theory is wrong unless it was wilt Chamberlin shaking hands with a midget. Quit making dumb excuses for the bow.
    if they had duked it out instead, which one would you have rooted for?

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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    There is a very solid reason why we haven't normalized relations with Cuba all these years. No, it has nothing to do with Communism or Cuba being any sort of a threat to the US. It has to do with the numbers of Cuban Americans living in Florida who have achieved citizenship and therefore vote in our elections. They despise Castro with a white hot rage, and would vote against any candidate who even suggested that normalizing relations with Castro would be even a remote possibility. That candidate would lose Florida, which tends to be a swing state.

    Therefore, we don't normalize relations with Cuba.
    We cannot let normalized Cubans from Dade county set US foreign policy.

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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Our decision to make the Cuban people suffer because we are mad at their King is foolish and unfair. We have normalized relations with far worse countries and it has been a benefit all around.

    Maybe this will be the beginning of getting along with one of our closest neighbors. It's way overdue.

    That's my opinion© as an American, it has nothing to do with any political party.
    You don't bow to a dictator that is holding an innocent American in prison.

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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    There is a very solid reason why we haven't normalized relations with Cuba all these years. No, it has nothing to do with Communism or Cuba being any sort of a threat to the US. It has to do with the numbers of Cuban Americans living in Florida who have achieved citizenship and therefore vote in our elections. They despise Castro with a white hot rage, and would vote against any candidate who even suggested that normalizing relations with Castro would be even a remote possibility. That candidate would lose Florida, which tends to be a swing state.

    Therefore, we don't normalize relations with Cuba.
    My ex girlfriend and her family are Cuban. Her dad fled by going to Spain for a medical procedure and then coming here. The stories he has are insane.

    Che Guevarra was, in addition to a medical doctor and radical communist, put in charge of executions in Cuba. His death squads could give me nightmares, and Ive seen some very bad things.

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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    There is a very solid reason why we haven't normalized relations with Cuba all these years. No, it has nothing to do with Communism or Cuba being any sort of a threat to the US. It has to do with the numbers of Cuban Americans living in Florida who have achieved citizenship and therefore vote in our elections. They despise Castro with a white hot rage, and would vote against any candidate who even suggested that normalizing relations with Castro would be even a remote possibility. That candidate would lose Florida, which tends to be a swing state.

    Therefore, we don't normalize relations with Cuba.
    There are plenty of legislative ideas that are hated by large segments of voters but that doesn't keep them from passing. I'm surprised that Cuban-Americans want millions to suffer just to make a point about an old man in power.

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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    One looks down one looks up. Your excuses are pathetic, he bowed.
    It could have been noisy and he was getting his head closer so he could hear.

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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    You don't bow to a dictator that is holding an innocent American in prison.
    It's a funeral for ****s sake. Not the time for this childish political bull****.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    It could have been noisy and he was getting his head closer so he could hear.
    Hear what? You give the man a formal handshake while standing proud and tall as President of the USA and quickly move on.

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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    You don't bow to a dictator that is holding an innocent American in prison.
    I'm not familiar with the case. Still, my point is the population, not the dictators.

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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    Raul Castro is 5' 4". Obama is 6' 1". even a very brief and formal handshake would require Obama to :

    a. bend slightly

    b. grow a longer arm.

    as growing a longer arm can take months or even years, i feel that Obama made the right decision.
    Baloney, unless Obama was born with little T Rex arms he didn't need to bow to shake hands with the man.

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