Cuban-American protestors shut down the Palmetto Expressway near Miami amid demands the US end comminism in Cuba shouting, “Estados Unidos, acaba el comunismo!”
The Cuban connunity in Florida numbers 1.53 million and plays a significant role in swaying elections at the state level, including presidential races. The community are generally unhappy with the tepid response from the current US President who is barely giving lip service to the Cuban protestors and who is doing nothing as the Cuban regime clamps down on dissent.
Despite Biden’s open-door policy for migrants to the US from Central America and Mexico, migrants known for supporting Democrats and socialism according to some, the New York Post reported his DHS has issued warnings to Cubans and Haitians not to come to the US.
According to The Post:
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas had a stern warning Tuesday for Cubans and Haitians thinking of escaping the ongoing unrest in both countries by sailing to the US: Don’t even think about it.
“The time is never right to attempt migration by sea,” Mayorkas said during a news conference. “To those who risk their lives doing so, this risk is not worth taking. Allow me to be clear: If you take to the sea, you will not come to the United States.”
In other words, “if your community isn’t reliably supportive of Democrats, you aren’t welcome in America.”
Famed chess champion Garry Kasparov, generally a supporter of Democrats and the current President, was not amused with the Administration’s response.
“Bad news for the Biden admin when I agree with Rubio & Cruz!” he posted on Twitter. “The people of Cuba deserve vocal support from a US government that isn’t worried about offending its Socialist members by speaking for freedom.”
The Democrats’ collective penchant toward totalitarianism, witness their overblown histrionics about the January 6th riots at the Capitol, which they use to label all legitimate dissent as sedition, is welle established. Their brand of woke communism through a cancel America crusade is still not waking Americans up to this quisling threat to their very national existence as a free country.
At the same time, Florida’s governor DeSantis is vocal in supporting the Cuban community but the recent law passed to make it a felony to shut down roadways and to not prosecute drivers who push through crowds rather than be surrounded and attacked, could be used against these protestors. No arrests were reported and no incidents took place. But the irony this kneejerk law in response to BLM riots may be used against a group favored by the governor wasn’t lost on anyone.
The Biden response to the Cuban protests exposes a bedeviling problem for Democrats in Florida and among Hispanics, who generally oppose actual forms of communism, including modern woke communism, and the divisive social issues/cancel culture extremism that controls that Party.
According to an opinion piece in the Hill, “Biden won Miami-Dade County by just 7 percent, compared to Hillary Clinton’s 30 percent margin in 2016, a decline that put Florida’s electoral votes well out of reach. Democrats also lost two House seats that they thought were safe. Trump won more than 60 percent of the Cuban American vote – the most since Bush in 2000.”
Biden’s current inaction on Cuba may be an admission that the Democrats have essentially given up on Florida for the foreseeable future. If Democrats don’t think this seals their brand as pro-communist, then someone needs to wake them from their wokeness and show them reality.
While it isn’t America’s job or responsibility to free the Cuban people, it is within our rights and interests to more robust support them and to demand the Cuban regime refrain from further abuses or face real action, including potentially arming the dissenters.