Cuba: Much Ado About Nothing?

BATTLE LINES BEING DRAWN IN ANTICIPATION OF 2016 By FITSNEWS  ||  In the days since U.S. president Barack Obama announced the normalization of American relations with Cuba – a communist country our government was still trying to overthrow as recently as this past summer – a war has erupted within the “Republican”…


By FITSNEWS  ||  In the days since U.S. president Barack Obama announced the normalization of American relations with Cuba – a communist country our government was still trying to overthrow as recently as this past summer – a war has erupted within the “Republican” party over how to address the move.

On the one hand is U.S. Senator and presumptive presidential candidate Rand Paul – who has hailed the decision as a repudiation of decades of costly failed isolationism.  On the other hand is U.S. Senator and presumptive presidential candidate Marco Rubio – who has criticized the policy in no uncertain terms as accommodating a “state sponsor of terror.”

Then there’s newly minted GOP frontrunner Jeb Bush, who has referred to Obama’s policy shift as a “dramatic overreach of his executive authority” and a move that “undermines America’s credibility and undermines the quest for a free and Democratic Cuba.”

Battle lines are being drawn, in other words, especially in early-voting Florida – where the debate is expected to figure prominently in the state’s 2016 “Republican” presidential primary.

But what is really being debated?

According to one of our sources – who is endeavoring to make us a “Cuba Expert” – the answer is a whole lot of nothing.

“The debate raging between Rand Paul and Marco Rubio is based on the premise that there is a Cuban Embargo in effect,” the source wrote in an email to our founding editor.

According to him, that premise is false … and he provided a spreadsheet full of weighty export statistics to buttress his point.  But there’s a bigger issue at play – a more fundamental hypocrisy.

“Rubio and his financial backers in Florida do not actually want either a trade embargo or a travel ban,” our source said.  ” They want to continue to enjoy their position as ‘Super Americans’ who have more rights to trade and travel than any other Americans.  They want the ‘Wet Foot/Dry Foot’ policy to remain in effect and reject any quota on Cuban immigration.  They oppose any discussion of returning treasures looted from Cuba when they left the country after the overthrow of the despot (Fulgencio) Batista.  In short, they do not want an embargo—the just want an embargo and a travel ban for anyone without Cuban ancestry.”

Interesting …

“It has been said that Miami is the only city in the U. S. that has its own foreign policy,” our source continued.  “That should not be the case.  But, if Rubio, his Puppet Masters, and his Dittoheads want to voluntarily agree to stop traveling to Cuba, selling goods to Cuba, sending money to Cuba, and buying products from Cuba, that should be their right.”

Indeed … just as it should be the right of individual American citizens (and corporate citizens large and small) to travel to Cuba and do business with Cuba if that is their wish.

That’s how the invisible hand words, people.  And as someone much wiser than us once said, when goods don’t cross borders (or gulfs) soldiers do.

As we’ve said from the beginning of this process, if we’re going to continue to have a relationship with a country like Saudi Arabia then there’s no reason we shouldn’t have one with Cuba.  Of course if the export numbers are accurate it’s kind of a moot point … we already have a relationship with both countries.

Just don’t tell that to GOP primary voters who are dying to be whipped into another frenzy …


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1689 December 30, 2014 at 2:24 pm

A Florida politician will never go wrong supporting the Cuban status quo with the U.S. To expect other is laughable.

1689 December 30, 2014 at 2:26 pm

“Florida Republican politician”

Foreign Policy for Dummies December 30, 2014 at 2:33 pm

You know what hurts commie countries that the scaredy cat US gov’t is so fearful of?

Free trade you bureaucratic morons.

Look at what free trade is doing to commie countries like China or Vietnam.

Embargo’s are pointless and only help the commies running the country stay in power by creating a scape goat for the misery their population, namely the “evil US”.

Foreign Policy for Dummies December 30, 2014 at 2:34 pm

*of their population

TontoBubbaGoldstein December 30, 2014 at 2:34 pm



(There. TBG said it.)

Frank Howard December 30, 2014 at 2:38 pm

Boy, you’re off subject again but that’s OK. FITS ain’t gonna acknowledge my Tigers’ old fashioned beat down of OU.

mamatiger92 December 30, 2014 at 3:09 pm

Venables’ Get-Back Coach for VP

euwe max December 30, 2014 at 2:50 pm

This means *war*!!!!

Rocky December 30, 2014 at 3:01 pm

This issue actually can work out well. First, let’s lift the embargo and normalize relations, with promise from Cuba to no longer target people for political reasons. Then those in Miami who claim to be exiled from persecution can have their assylum revoked, and return to Cuba. I mean, that’s what they want, right, to return to Cuba. Then, Marco and Ted’s folks can return. Now being the good little Latin boys they are (RE: pussy Mama’s boys) – they would return to Cuba as well because they can’t live without Mommy and Daddy. In the meantime, let’s agree Dreamers must go – and since a large number of Marco’s friends are Dreamers (50 years old and older – here only because of assylum) – they too can return to Havana – Mana – because let’s face it – everyone would rather live in Havana without AC than in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale with malls, and AC and local grocery stores full of food and Golden Corral staffed with Mexicans.

southmauldin December 30, 2014 at 3:25 pm

Exactly. The dog has finally caught the car, and he doesn’t know what the hell to do now.

Rocky the animal lover December 31, 2014 at 7:03 am

I caught my dog fucking another dog and got jealous.

Rocky December 31, 2014 at 8:54 am

Also, I found this website that has news on South Carolina. They have an article starting with this, “As this country has experienced six years of President Barack Obama getting all that he wants, liberal politics are revealed as race-hate, gender-hate and contempt for our people.” God, that sounds like the dog humper Grand Tango. Is that his site – some SC Digest thing or something. It’s like a two-bit blog thing – had like 6 stories in December? Heck FITS posts like six to 10 stories a day. FITS has like six articles just on the weekends. If this is the Grande Taco site – lame would be too good a word for it. Oh, and BTW – his Dec 17 article says Jeb Bush is nothing to worry about. Now there’s the proof this T Lawerence guy is a complete idiot.

Editor Of The Dookie Shoe December 31, 2014 at 2:18 pm

Right on! If he could only stay away from this blog long enough, Tango might could pull a few more turds out of his ass for HIS (mumble, cough, choke, ahem) site.

euwe max December 30, 2014 at 6:00 pm

The expatriated capitalist running dogs want their land and wealth that the communists took from them at the height of their power.

…like *that’s* going to happen… without a 50 year intifada, and world sympathy, anyway.

Rocky December 30, 2014 at 11:31 pm

They had 50 years – I guess air conditioned ranch homes in Hialiah and NW Miami were much more valuable than heading back to sweat in Cuba and fight for their democracy. Why would they – they could sit here, drink their coffee, bitch and complain. The difference between a Frenchman and a Cuban – one speaks Spanish.

grandtangosuglydog December 31, 2014 at 7:01 am

i am a dreamer and creamer…an american hating piece of shit just like you

GrandTango December 30, 2014 at 3:50 pm

It’s funny how the liberals (FITS in this case) push their moderate candidates like Paul, Rubio and Bush…

The Establishment has gotten its guys the nomination in 2008 and 2012…and you were beaten – then beaten again -by the WORST president in the last 100 years.

When you (FITS-typical) LIKE the guy who is destroying the nation…..a substantial portion of the voters HATE you for it…and will not vote.

So we end up w/ a liberal Screw-Up you LIKE for a president…

No thanks FITS. Maybe you can take the guys you like for the GOP and hold a Liberal-Tarian-Moderate Convention…but keep them the F*#k out my party. You are a DISEASE that my country can no longer afford…

Rocky Going Off December 30, 2014 at 4:49 pm

Don’t you mean the worst President since the end of Slavery? I mean admit it – he’s the worst President because he’s the blackest President. Otherwise, 5.5% unemployment, DOW at 18,000, GDP growth over 3.5% for the year, 10 million jobs, low inflation, dropping oil prices, low interest rates and affordable health insurance for most people in most states – would be considered success. Now, DOW down 50%, oil prices over $90 a barrel, 6% inflation, declining property values, loss of millions of jobs, going from $250 billion surplus to $600 billion deficit, 4,500 dead American soldiers in a war based on lies, 3,000 dead American civilians and first responders in DC and NYC because your National Security Advisor didn’t read her materials, and a complete meltdown of the financial sector of the economy – by most people, would be considered failure. Except in your mind – you worthless pile of dog dung. And that’s why the last two GOP guys lost – everyone knows you’re full of crap.

GrandTango December 30, 2014 at 5:49 pm

If you’re going to LIE, Lie BIG…Hitler taught y’all that…And it looks like you are a rabid student of NAZI discipline….

Flip Coscoe December 30, 2014 at 8:45 pm

Tango that is not me replying to you. Been watching hoops all day at BBC.

Will send you an email later in week. Many conversations with politicians and ‘locals’.

Happy New Year.

GrandTango December 31, 2014 at 8:35 am

They only imitate those of us they are scared to death of…because we are smarter, and much better at it, than they are….

Consider it a sign of respect when they go to so much trouble to try to distract from who, and what they, are…

You expose them, and they are not used to that…

Flip Coscoe December 31, 2014 at 10:20 am

Thanks Tango. What a miserable life these people must live to celebrate the murder of the unborn and yet celebrates a ‘closet’ muslim/marxist leaning dictator pResident in the wHite House that hopes to make the new capital of America, Tehran.

Rocky December 30, 2014 at 11:32 pm

No, I learned from you – droopy tits.

Rocky the baboon December 31, 2014 at 7:12 am

So what.Obama lies like Hitler and gets away with it.Obama just needs a little mustache like Adolph.Bill Clinton was blackest president. Monica said so.Gorilla ass says Barry has tiny dick.

grandtangosuglydog December 31, 2014 at 7:06 am

jew hater and homo…

Flip Coscoe December 30, 2014 at 5:07 pm

Thanks for telling it like it is, GrandTango. These stupid liberals are destroying the country and don’t even realize it. If they would quit attending so many gay weddings they would know their history. Cuban Missle Crisis? Just imagine what they could do today. Although, The Secret Muslim and Chief would just hand the keys to the White House to those Mexican speaking Commie Pyschos!!!

Fliped-out Coscoe December 30, 2014 at 5:39 pm

Well if it’s not NK, it’s ISIS, now Cuba…Damn, looks like we’ll need to nuke the rest of the world so you can end your days in peace.

Rocky December 30, 2014 at 9:12 pm

destroying the country – yeah – I’ll take DOW at 18,000 any day idiot.

geandtangosuglydog December 31, 2014 at 7:19 am

excellent comment…1% are gay in this country however they use 90% of the vasoline…like blacks being 13% of population and commiting 50% pf violent crimes…send the gays to ISIS as love toys…

LD December 30, 2014 at 4:04 pm

Who really cares? This is a non-issue.

Flip Coscoe December 30, 2014 at 5:01 pm

Great, now ISIS can send terrorists filled with Ebola to Cuba to roll cigars that dumbass liberals will smoke while they are over there kissing commie ass. They will come back to New York then it’ll be over. Thanks Obumbola.

Goobersmacker December 31, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Must really suck to be as fucking stupid as you are.

Flip Coscoe January 1, 2015 at 4:23 pm

Yes, I am deeply, deeply stupid. I can’t help it if my Mom dropped me on my head. Repeatedly, during the course of my childhood. Being a closeted homosexual, who has to sneak around with other ‘straight’ men with political views similar to mine certainly doesn’t help things. You could do what I do and blame it all on Obama?

Slim Shady December 31, 2014 at 8:51 am

I want to open a car lot in Cuba. By the way, Cuba is a beautiful place where 2 million tourists visit each year. My uncle used to go there to run horses back in the 40’s and 50’s. It was the place to go.

TyroneMamaCollards December 31, 2014 at 10:44 am

Rubio needs to spend more time getting his hair”did” and chatting up the boys in little Miami’s gay bars. Rubio suckios. What an insubstantial gas bag he is, without an original thought of his own.


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