As much a I hate all the isms, Socialism/Marxism/Communism/Obamanism all of them there is a possible solution to Cuba's and it pains me a great deal to say this but it would help Obama in the process.
If I were Raúl Castro I'd call Obama and set up a meeting and propose that they get together to talk about normalization of relations between the two Nations.
Obama is such a narcissistic media whore he'd jump at the chance to make a big splash in the press over such an occasion.
If he were smart Raúl make sure that everyone knew it was his idea and not Obama's. That way he could go down in Cuban history as the man who saved the Nation from sure ruin.
Normalization could open up trade and revitalize the sugar industry and create jobs in tourism and bring in much needed cash not to mention that we just gave the Palestinian terrorist $200 million in aid Cuba could be good for that much and then some as our new good buddies.
We don't have anything against the Cuban people only their leadership and politics.
A visionary could make this work and it it wouldn't hurt our economy and could eventually help by creating a trading partner where some products now being built in China could be make in Cuba at a cheaper cost not only in labor but in shipping.
The only down side is Obama would do his best to make it sound like it was all his idea all along, and would give him more support at a time when it's best for America if his approval ratings continue down the drain.
But I'm trying to think about the people in Cuba who were lied to when Fidel took over and the price they have had to pay for buying the lies just as some are doing here and now with Obama.
One of my best friends in life was born in Cuba and escaped and he helped me a great deal many years ago, and I know for a fact there are plenty more where he came from.
Too often when we think about a Communist Country we forget that the majority of the people in those Countries are not Socialists or Communists and have learned the hard way that those forms of Government kill people and retard growth. Something a great number of people here seem to want to learn the hard way, or they would be fighting this redistribution Socialism/Marxism being shoved down out throats.