Monday, April 13, 2009

Obama Opens Cuba: GOP Cries Foul

Two Cuban-American GOP lawmakers blasted President Obama’s decision Monday to allow more travel by Cuban-Americans to the island.

Reps. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) said Obama’s move was a “serious mistake” and a concession to a dictatorship that has increased its repression of pro-democracy activists. Besides lifting the travel restrictions, Obama said he would allow Cuban-Americans to transfer money to relatives in Cuba.

“President Obama has committed a serious mistake by unilaterally increasing Cuban-American travel and remittance dollars for the Cuban dictatorship,” the two congressmen said in a joint statement."


Crocodile tears and anger, I'm afraid. They want Cuba to remain isolated because....well because they are Batistas. They want things to be like they were, before 1959. They enjoyed the power that Batista brought with him as he ruled the island like a dictator, working for special interests with kickbacks to the large landowners and business operators.

Fidel Castro ended their 'good life' and Lincoln Diaz-Balart fled the country with his family after Fidel Castro’s revolution. In Florida they live a good life. The politicians know that, election after election, they will be supported by the Batistas in keeping Cuba isolated.

It's about time that this idiotic embargo is lifted. They can cry 'communist' all they want, but until we stop trading with Communist China, they may as well save their breath.

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