View Poll Results: Should the Cuban Embargo be ended?

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  • No. We cannot cooperate in making Communism successful 90 miles from the US coast

    4 8.70%
  • Yes. Its time to end the Cuban Embargo.

    35 76.09%
  • Yes, but with limits, restrictions and tarrifs.

    5 10.87%
  • Yes, but lets do it with democrats in power owning the backlash from the Cuban exile community.

    2 4.35%
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    Is it time to end the Cuban Embargo?

    Is it time to end the Cuban Embargo? Should it be ended but with conditions such as tariffs on Cuban imports and fees to protect the US tourism industry from new competition as vacationers may want to see Cuba rather than the Keys, Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands for their next tropical snowbird winter getaway?

    FYI: To bring a little political dynamic light to the issue, the Cuban embargo continues to this day due in large part to political pressure from the Cuban-American exile community in Florida. Because of resentment toward John F. Kennedy over his backing out of the Bay Of Pigs invasion while it was in progress and later to a smaller extent resentment toward Bill Clinton over his handling of the Elian Gonzalez case, the Cuban-American exile community in Florida is a reliable Republican voting block and the only solid Hispanic GOP voting block. Depending upon which side the Republican party is seen lining up on this issue, it could sway the Cuban-American exile community away from the GOP, cost the GOP Congressional seats and potentially the White House in future years with the third largest Electoral College prize and largest of the swing states.
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    Re: Is it time to end the Cuban Embargo?

    Yes. It never should of been put in place to begin with. Its time to do away with that embargo, its purpose was to weaken Castro and cause uprising against their economy and the Castro regime, that failed and it has failed from the beginning. If anything it has strengthened the Cuban people and the Castro's.


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    Re: Is it time to end the Cuban Embargo?

    Well stated, ...........Socialist.
    We reacted, back in the day...a half century ago out of fear.
    That is not the way to do things.

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    Re: Is it time to end the Cuban Embargo?

    Why bother. People like JayZ and beyonce can just ignore the embargo and go to Cuba whenever they want ignoring the US rules about travelling to Cuba.

    Its not like the USA has any means to enforce their laws.


    Economically, meh, who cares. The US can't really benefit a lot from its trade with Cuba except maybe coffee...

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    Re: Is it time to end the Cuban Embargo?

    For me it's got nothing to do with "Communism" and more to do with human rights. If they manage to meet the UN criteria some day then, sure, why not sell them some food and machinery in exchange for coffee, tobacco, and nickel? Until they do, screw 'em.
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    Re: Is it time to end the Cuban Embargo?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    For me it's got nothing to do with "Communism" and more to do with human rights. If they manage to meet the UN criteria some day then, sure, why not sell them some food and machinery in exchange for coffee, tobacco, and nickel? Until they do, screw 'em.
    Wouldn't trading with a country like the U.S. just hasten that process.

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    Re: Is it time to end the Cuban Embargo?

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    Wouldn't trading with a country like the U.S. just hasten that process.
    I don't see how - but I'm willing to listen.
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    Re: Is it time to end the Cuban Embargo?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    For me it's got nothing to do with "Communism" and more to do with human rights. If they manage to meet the UN criteria some day then, sure, why not sell them some food and machinery in exchange for coffee, tobacco, and nickel? Until they do, screw 'em.
    So how do you feel about the USofA crawling deeply into bed with China, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan,..........

    In other words.... totally lame justification of grand hypocrisy if that's the reason.

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    Re: Is it time to end the Cuban Embargo?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    So how do you feel about the USofA crawling deeply into bed with China, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan,..........

    In other words.... totally lame justification of grand hypocrisy if that's the reason.
    Did we not allow trade with them? And if we didn't allow it, did their governmental policies change before we decided to start trading with them?


    And, actually, I'm not particularly happy about many things our "trading partners" do.
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    Re: Is it time to end the Cuban Embargo?

    it's past time. should have ended it a long time ago.

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