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

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    That's fine, Personally if we start normal relations with Cuba I am fine with it, if we continue on with what we have been doing since around 1960, I am fine with it. Either way I won't be upset. But one thing I do know, if after 60 plus years we have seen no improvement at all with the Castro regime, that perhaps it is time to try something else. What that is I don't know, but 60 years of sanctions have accomplished nothing outside of making some people feel good here in the states. They have not helped the Cuban people one bit.
    The Cubans really have noting to trade except sun, sand and sex. If they had anything else to trade they could trade with every other country in the world. They don't need the US to survive.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Has anybody heard some of the interviews of some Cubans in Florida?

    They are pretty pissed off that Obama shook the blood soaked hand of their enemy.
    So what, they don't control US foreign policy. Some one needs to poll americans on their feelings about normalizing relations with Cuba.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    The Cubans really have noting to trade except sun, sand and sex. If they had anything else to trade they could trade with every other country in the world. They don't need the US to survive.
    True or not, there's plenty of documentation that the US embargo on Cuba has hurt the Cuban citizens.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    So what, they don't control US foreign policy. Some one needs to poll americans on their feelings about normalizing relations with Cuba.
    Barrack Obama may have JUST assured the Sunshine State for Republicans.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    True or not, there's plenty of documentation that the US embargo on Cuba has hurt the Cuban citizens.
    How so? For tourism?

    The blame on hurting the Cuban people lies directly on the heads of the Castro family and no one else. Americans are always too eager to blame themselves for the woes of the world.

    Are there any world leaders around today, with the exception of North Korea, who are less like Nelson Mandela than the Castros? It's amazing that any of them were even invited.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackAsCoal View Post
    Not sure he cares. Cubans in Florida vote straight republican anyway .. and many are as racist as any right-winger .. which is why they ran from Cuba.
    Exactly....Dems aren't getting the Cuban vote in South Florida.
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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    The Cubans really have noting to trade except sun, sand and sex. If they had anything else to trade they could trade with every other country in the world. They don't need the US to survive.
    No but sun, sand and sex sounds good to me, now don't go forgetting the cigars. I would agree, they survived for 50 plus years without us and can do so for another 50. But the Cuba under Batista was a very swinging place.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Barrack Obama may have JUST assured the Sunshine State for Republicans.
    So what again! Both parties deliver us the same thing in the end. A road to tyranny. I'm talking about Cuban citizens, not politics.

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

    My care needle barely budged. While this kind of gesture should be saved for formal diplomatic meetings with dictators I see no real issue here. It's more what Obama deals away to dictators in formal diplomatic meetings that sets me off.
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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackAsCoal View Post
    Not sure he cares. Cubans in Florida vote straight republican anyway .. and many are as racist as any right-winger .. which is why they ran from Cuba.
    Maybe not so much anymore:

    For Republicans ruminating over why their party lost the presidential election, here's something else to digest from the swing state of Florida. Cuban-Americans — long a reliable Republican voting bloc — split almost evenly between Mitt Romney and President Obama, according to at least one group's exit polls.
    "Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud... [he's] playing the American public for suckers." Mitt Romney

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