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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:38 AM

Cuban-Americans Move Left

Source: Wall Street Journal

Cuban-Americans Move Left


BY ARIAN CAMPO-FLORES

MIAMI—Like many Cuban-Americans here, Mark Blanco says he grew up in a strictly Republican family that revered Ronald Reagan and reliably voted for GOP candidates every election.

So he says his grandfather fumed when Mr. Blanco told him he was casting a ballot for President Barack Obama on Election Day. "He was very heated and red in the face," said Mr. Blanco, 33 years old. "He thinks Obama is a socialist."

The president captured 48% of the Cuban-American vote in Florida—a record high for a Democrat, according to an exit poll by Bendixen & Amandi International, Mr. Obama's Hispanic polling ...

Read more: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324073504578107412795405272.html

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:48 AM

1. It Will Be Interesting If The GOP Tries To Scapegoat Immigrants Again In 2014

During the mid-terms, Republican Governors often cannot resist pandering to the racist vote in mid-term elections by blaming minorities for all that ails their State. They calculate that Hispanics will not turnout during these years.

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Response to TomCADem (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:08 AM

2. "They calculate that Hispanics will not turnout during these years. "

 

Unless they're pissed off. So let's not say a word and let it be a surprise.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:08 AM

3. Thank you..

Thank you for reading the Wall Street Journal so we don't have to.

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Response to Grins (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:26 AM

4. As it is, you can't read the entire article. . .

. . .unless you have a subscription. Fuck the WSJ.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:36 AM

5. I've waited so long for this

As a Spanish-Cuban, citizen of this country, I say ABOUT TIME Cubans change their tune!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:03 PM

6. I wonder if some of this has to do with...

a newer and younger generation of Cuban Americans?

They don't carry all the baggage of hatred, that maybe their parents or grandparents do/did of Castro.

And then there is the hatred here, of anyone of color, by the Pukes and Baggers.

I hope that it's a strong trend.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:37 PM

7. Oh noes! Republicans losing the Cuban American vote.....

Now is the time to normalize relations with Cuba. Seize the moment.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:40 PM

8. Nice. And they'll turn reliably dem once the Cuban embargo is lifted.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:25 PM

9. My dad is Cuban American

But he's a republican and he's still not changing any time soon. He was born in Cuba and grew up in Miami and here in LA. He actually was liberal when he went to UCLA in the early 70s too bad I can't change him back. But good for those Floridians. It keeps getting better for us dems.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:22 PM

10. The sooner, the better. It's time South Florida joins the U.S. n/t

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