Location: Granite Falls, North Carolina, United States

I'm an ordained United Methodist minister no longer pastoring churches, a former media producer with skills ten years out of date, a writer trying to sell my first novel, and a sales associate keeping body and soul together working for the People's Republic of Corporate America. I'm married to the most wonderful woman in the world, who was my best friend for 17 years before we married.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

On Insanity, Part 2

One big reason the U. S. policy toward Cuba is the way it is goes to the Cuban refugee population in southern Florida. This is the tail that wags the dog of U. S. Cuban policy.

See, both political parties want to court the Cuban vote in Florida. Well here's a news flash: It doesn't make any difference. First, they aren't that large a bloc, and second, they're going to vote Republican, anyway.

I don't see why they don't treat the Cuban vote the same way they treat the black vote: Both parties make noises trying to curry favor with them, while in reality, one party ignores them and the other takes them for granted. If we can do that with the blacks, why can't we do that with the Cubans? Then we could have a sensible Cuba policy that would work for the economic benefit of both countries.

Nah, makes too much sense.


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