One of the nation's worst-run Democratic parties has a veto power that should be taken away.
Further context from the 2018 FIU Cuba Poll:
Cuban Americans overwhelmingly vote Republican (54% registered Republicans, 26% independent, 19% Democrat)
Support for hardline policies has been steadily declining (75% support the sale of medical goods, 63% want diplomatic relations), and what support remains is generally from older/first wave Cuban Americans.
Asked to rank their voting priorities, a candidate's position on Cuba ranked DEAD LAST at 8.9% compared to healthcare (29.2%) and the economy (46.7%).
I think the posturing is just pandering to the loudest voices in the exile community...who probably won't vote Democratic anyway.
If Democrats need a Latinx ethnic group to focus on in Florida, try the huge number of Puerto Ricans coming from the island (and elsewhere). At this point there might even be more Puerto Ricans in Florida than Cubans. Plus maybe if the Dems pander to us instead of the Cubans they'll start supporting things that actually help people, instead of just doing McCarthyism.
Never understood the fetishising of Cuban politics (and a really specific vein of them) in a state that has so many other Latinx communities. Seems weird to place all that emphasis on people who reliably vote Republican!
interesting. i figured it had more to do with the whole praising scientology thing.
Any comment on Puerto Rican organizers within the Democratic Party alleging electoral malfeasance and suppression, or Brenda Snipes clearly operating as a republican sleeper agent for decades?