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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 04:56 PM

11. What Maroons the GOP Are. Their Token Spanish-Speaker Will Probably Hurt Them in the Long Run

The GOP once again shows how tone deaf and culturally ignorant they are. Just because Rubio speaks Spanish doesn't mean that all the Spanish-Speaking people who are not Cuban will identify with him and vote republican. In fact, his being Cuban might be a detriment. Most people don't realize that Cubans who enter the US are considered "refugees" not immigrants. The congress passed some laws favorable to Cubans back when we were fighting the evil Communist threat and Castro had overthrown the US's puppet dictator Batista.

Also, there is the "wet feet/dry feet" thing. A Cuban who does sneak out of Cuba via a raft or other means and makes it to dry land in the US is not deported back to Cuba. Those found in the water are. This policy applies to no other Latino or Hispanic group. Any Mexican caught in the Rio Grande or on dry land on the US side of it is an illegal immigrant - period.

So there are special laws that allow Cubans an easier entry to the US that do not apply to any other group of foreigners. This has caused some anger among the Hatians, and several Latin and South American peoples that Cubans are treated "special." This fact may not endear many to Rubio.

But the blissfully ignorant GOP is still grouping all Spanish-Speaking people together as one group they have to win over. Not the multitude of different groups who are very proud of their individual and unique heritage and don't like being lumped together with everyone else.

On Edit: Oh, and these are not dumb people. They see a token Spanish-Speaker for what he his. An insincere attempt to convince them the GOP cares about Latino and Hispanic peoples just to get votes. They know that's all that matters and the GOP policies will still be there to screw them along with the poor and the elderly after they get the vote.

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