When Even the Far Left Miami Herald Gets It

…Washington, you have a problem.

Keep the Cuban trade embargo

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be in Miami today — and reports are that she’s going to tackle Miami’s Cuban exile community’s historic third rail question: Should the 50-plus-year-old U.S. trade embargo on Cuba be lifted?

…Mrs. Clinton’s support for lifting the embargo reflects a political calculation about the evolution of the Cuban exile community in Miami. It has indeed evolved, which is why we support the normalization process.

But at some point there must be evolution on the other side, as well. One does not have to be a hardliner to expect a quid pro quo of some kind as this process moves forward. Simply put, Cuba hasn’t earned the embargo’s end. Far from it.

Despite months of talks between the two countries that began in December with President Obama’s announcement that relations would be normalized, we have yet to see any significant actions by the Castro regime that will benefit the United States or enhance the civil liberties and freedoms of the Cuban people.

Internally, the regime maintains the same repressive attitude that has allowed it to stay in power for decades. That includes harassment of peaceful groups like the famed Ladies in White for a series of successive Sundays, when they engage in peaceful marches. The daily arrests, acts of repudiation and censorship of any person or group that questions the official line are still in place…

At least they’re a few centrifuges short of a bomb.

5 Responses to “When Even the Far Left Miami Herald Gets It”

  1. aelfheld says:

    Hells, have we seen any agreement championed by this administration that will benefit the United States?

  2. JeffS says:

    With that communist narcissist in the Oval Office? Not a chance, aelfheld.

  3. Fausta says:

    $5 says O closes Gtmo & gifts it to the Castros before his term is over

  4. JeffS says:

    No bet, Fausta.

  5. Greg Newsom says:

    This is all about the Trans Pacific Partnership. If you look at the map of the countries included, you’ll see China, Cuba and Central America isn’t included.That’s because the USA, lead by Obama, has ceded Central America and Cuba to China’s sphere of influence in a future agreement.This is in exchange for China buying our debt. In return the USA will accept millions of Central Americans to lessen their population. Cuba has opened because China needs to take over Cuba’s economy and sell goods to the USA.You heard it first from me, and you’ll hear this truth nowhere else in the entire world….

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