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Sun Jul 29, 2018, 08:25 PM

Democrats must talk tougher on Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba if they want to win Florida

Not just in Florida and not just because of the Hispanic vote. All Democrats should talk tough against these oppressive regimes.

If Democrats want to win the Hispanic vote in Florida — a key swing state — in upcoming elections, it won’t be enough for them to say that President Trump locks up immigrant infants in cages, sides with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin against U.S. intelligence agencies and heads one of the most corruption-ridden administrations in recent U.S. history.

Democratic candidates will need to speak out much louder about the crimes against humanity that are taking place in Nicaragua and Venezuela, and denounce Trump’s refusal to consider asylum petitions from large numbers of people fleeing the horrors of Nicaragua, Venezuela and Cuba.

All this crossed my mind while reading former Vice President Joe Biden’s remarks this week during his visit to Colombia, where he called on the international community to isolate Nicaragua’s de facto dictator Daniel Ortega’s regime.

To his credit, Biden — who is said to be considering a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020 — said that Ortega bears full responsibility for the more than 300 dead by police-backed masked paramilitary forces in Nicaragua’s ongoing anti-government protests.



https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/andres-oppenheimer/article215112440.html

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Reply Democrats must talk tougher on Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba if they want to win Florida (Original post)
mia Jul 2018 OP
Trust Buster Jul 2018 #1
Mike Rows His Boat Jul 2018 #2
mia Jul 2018 #6
htuttle Jul 2018 #3
JI7 Jul 2018 #4
mia Jul 2018 #7
JI7 Jul 2018 #8
Phoenix61 Jul 2018 #5

Response to mia (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 08:26 PM

1. Cuba is reforming quite well right now. Obama's timing was impeccable.

 

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Response to mia (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 08:29 PM

2. Andres Oppenheimer?

And the Miami hurled as a source?

All the polling of Cuban-Americans in S Fla. show that the majority support normalization with Cuba, numbers very high the younger they are.



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Response to Mike Rows His Boat (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 09:02 PM

6. Oppenheimer is the co-winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize

as a member of The Miami Herald team that uncovered the Iran-Contra scandal. The Miami Herald leans left.

https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/miami-herald/

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Response to mia (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 08:35 PM

3. Conventional wisdom is that foreign policy isn't relevant in a mid-term.

Is that still true? Hell, I don't know.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 08:37 PM

4. HAHAHAHA, but they are fine with Trump being Putin's servant

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Response to JI7 (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 09:04 PM

7. Who are they and where did you read that?

Just wondering.

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Response to mia (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 09:06 PM

8. florida

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Response to mia (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 08:42 PM

5. No, just no

Foreign policy isn't something that motivates people to vote. It's things that hit much closer to home; medical insurance, jobs, housing.

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