View Poll Results: What is your opinion of the Cuban embargo?

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  • It was right then and it should not be lifted

    2 1.89%
  • It was wrong then and it is right to be lifted

    18 16.98%
  • It was right then and it right to be lifted

    82 77.36%
  • It was wrong then but it should not be lifted

    0 0%
  • Other, please explain .............

    1 0.94%
  • I hate those rotten commies, bomb them out of Cuba now!!

    0 0%
  • I am a peaceful person, let's all go over to Cuba to hug commies

    1 0.94%
  • I do not care one way or another / I have no opinion

    2 1.89%
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Thread: After 54 years, was the Cuban embargo a failed policy or not

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    Re: After 54 years, was the Cuban embargo a failed policy or not

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Jesus, why do you need to make the options so ****ing complicated?
    Why do others have so few options, making giving an appropriate response very difficult. Or at least that is my opinion. The most likely opinions are the first ones and the a bit more over the top one are more to the bottom.
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    Re: After 54 years, was the Cuban embargo a failed policy or not

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    Thank goodness mr. Gross is back from Cuba after 5 horrible years.

    You can think what you want of that, bringing illegal materials to a country that has rules clearly not allowing that is not smart. Jailing him instead of just deporting him was also a wrong decision from the Cuban authorities but that is now all solved because he is free.

    It looks like president Obama is going to strive for better relations with Cuba because it does not look like the police of the past 54 years has worked. The US trades with just about any other country in the world and by any reasonable standard the embargo policy has failed.

    What do you think? Was the embargo wrong or was it not the wrong decisions? Or was it right then and is it wrong to now continue it?
    If they give back property confiscated from US citizens we should normalize and offer a free trade agreement. If we want to open up before that, the US government must compensate those citizens.

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    Re: After 54 years, was the Cuban embargo a failed policy or not

    I picked "I have no opinion" because I don't know. I really don't know if it was a good idea or not. Did it have a greater positive effect than a negative effect? Hard to tell.

    My husband can't wait for the cigars, so there's that.
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    Re: After 54 years, was the Cuban embargo a failed policy or not

    It made sense at the time. But the Cold War is long gone. Good on Obama for doing this.
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    Re: After 54 years, was the Cuban embargo a failed policy or not

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    I don't think Cubans want to embrace America, just end an embargo that was
    an attack against the average Cuban.. As for the USA, we just want to make
    some money off the deal and keep Russia from putting Nukes on the Island.
    There's also the huge offshore oil deposits. Any USA motivation will be
    motivated by "Vulture Corporatism," with no altruistic tendencies.
    Ending an embargo may make us money, but it also makes Cuba money, it's a win win, you seem to forget that.
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    Re: After 54 years, was the Cuban embargo a failed policy or not

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I picked "I have no opinion" because I don't know. I really don't know if it was a good idea or not. Did it have a greater positive effect than a negative effect? Hard to tell.

    My husband can't wait for the cigars, so there's that.
    Cuba lost trillions, I can give two ****s, they ****ed with us, so we ****ed them back, 50 times harder. Good.

    Maybe now they'll rethink ****ing with us?
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    Re: After 54 years, was the Cuban embargo a failed policy or not

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    If it would have been spying yes, but for illegally importing the 15 years was way too harsh. If jail was warranted it should be in accordance with the economical offense he committed, not for spying.

    By your standards, maybe. But then five years for Marc Emery for exporting seeds [that contain no THC] was way too harsh. The Canadian doing three to five federal time for trying to import his marijuana vaporizer [medical user] was way too harsh. many of the penalties Mexico and other countries are way too harsh by OUR standards. And North Korea isn't exactly "nice".

    The point is the law is THEIRS to write and enact. In that case the favored argument of the law and order crowd comes into play, if you don't like the rules, don't go. If you can't do the time, don't do the crime.
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    Re: After 54 years, was the Cuban embargo a failed policy or not

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    Why do others have so few options, making giving an appropriate response very difficult. Or at least that is my opinion. The most likely opinions are the first ones and the a bit more over the top one are more to the bottom.
    IMO, the only thing that matters is the new policy, I doesn't matter now what the policy was 5 decades ago. I also would make the votes public so you can see how others vote.


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    Re: After 54 years, was the Cuban embargo a failed policy or not

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    IMO, the only thing that matters is the new policy, I doesn't matter now what the policy was 5 decades ago. I also would make the votes public so you can see how others vote.
    Ooh, I thought the was automatically set that you can see the votes of others.
    I am with Jake Tapper, you have to be a jerk or an idiot to refer to John McCain as "Songbird John"!!!!!!

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    Re: After 54 years, was the Cuban embargo a failed policy or not

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    Ooh, I thought the was automatically set that you can see the votes of others.
    It's not,you must manually set it. I make almost all my polls public, unless I forget.
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