One of my pet peeves is classifying all people that speak Spanish as hispanic or latino and thinking that all hispanics are liberals or democrats. We all have a different American experience.
Nationwide, 58% of Cuban-American registered voters say they affiliate with or lean toward the Republican Party, while 38% identify with the Democratic Party. As oppose to Hispanic voters who are not Cuban 65% are democrats while 32% are Republican. I’ve heard some statistics that are even higher stating that Cuban-Americans are 70% Republican.
Yet, most people classify us as hispanic and think we lean towards the democratic party. You might wonder why we don’t?
We did not come to America for economical reasons. We came for political reasons.
We are grateful to be in the greatest country in the history of the world. We’ve intergraded into the American society and dream. We are Americans first.
Cuba before Castro and the oppression of communism was a strong Allied and neighbor of the USA. We lost our country that was prosperous, successful and had a great economy to the lies of communism. Cuban-Americans are anti-communist/socialist/Marxist.
We have been betrayed by democrats since John F. Kennedy until today. Let me tell you why. Let's start with the Bay of Pigs.
Bay of Pigs
The betrayal of Cuban-Americans by the democratic party started on April 17, 1961 with the John F. Kennedy’s betrayal of the Brigade 2506 what is known as the Bay of Pigs.
1400 men Cuban exiles and Americans went back to Cuba to overthrow the government of Fidel Castro approved by President John F. Kennedy. The plan was to invade Cuba by air and sea. At the last moment Kennedy pulled the air support, artillery, weapons and ammunition supply.
134 Cuban exiles and Americans were killed and 176 Cuban soldiers were killed in the Bay of Pigs invasion. With everything that went wrong the brave freedom fighters were winning.Kennedy’s betrayal lead to the death and capture of these brave warriors. The Cuban Freedom Fighters blood was in JFK hands.If Kennedy would have not betrayed these brave warriors they would have won. Cuba would have been prosperous and free today as it was before the horrors of communism.
Cuban Missiles Crises
In 1962 the USSR started deploying medium and intermedium range missiles to Cuba aimed at the USA. What is called as the Cuban Missile Crisis. Due to elections under way Kennedy first denied that there were missiles in Cuba. Then Air Force U-2 spy plane produced clear photographic evidence of medium and inter-medium ballistic missiles.
Kennedy ordered a naval blockade on October 22 to prevent further missiles deployed to Cuba. After intense negotiations, an agreement was reached between Kennedy and Khrushchev. the Soviets would dismantle their offensive weapons in Cuba in exchange for a US public declaration and agreement to not invade Cuba again.
As many Cubans that were in the island at that time know the Soviets did not dismantle the missiles they just moved them to the Sierra Maestra mountains.
Referred to dictator Fidel Castro as his personal friend.
Called for the unconditional removal of Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism.
Denounced the U.S. embargo of Cuba
Carter was a friend of Castro and communism Cuba not us Cuban Americans. I remember my grandfather say don’t call him Jimmy. Jimmy is what you call a friend. He is James he is not our friend.
Mariel Boat Lift: The Mariel Boat Lift even though it brought some great law bidding citizens to the USA from Cuba it was a total disaster.After 10,000 Cubans tried to gain asylum at the Peruvian embassy, the Cuban government announced that anyone who wanted to leave could do so.
Fidel Castro wanted to get rid of all the undesirable Cubans due to the terrible economic crisis. He allowed Cuban-Americans to come in boats and pickup their family members.
Yet, there was catch to it. When you arrived you had to also take what Castro considered undesirables. You might be wondering who were the undesirables? People in Cuban prisons, mental institutes and homosexuals. Ironically most democrats are for gay rights yet, they support and have said great things about Castro and communism. It’s a mystery to me how you can support communism and gays rights at the same time.
You might have seen the movie Scare Face, well that is exactly what happen. Crime rates and drug trafficking skyrocketed with the arrival of the criminals from cuban prisons and mental institutions.
Clintons Betrayal of Cuban-Americans
Before Clinton we had The Cuban Adjustment Act, Public Law 89-732, was a United States federal law enacted on November 2, 1966. Passed by the 89th United States Congress and signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson. The bipartisan passed law applies to any citizen of Cuba who has been inspected and admitted or paroled into the United States after January 1, 1959 and has been physically present for at least one year; and is admissible to the United States as a permanent resident.
Dry foot wet foot: The wet feet, dry feet policy or wet foot, dry foot policy was established by Bill Clinton in 1995. The new policy was that if you made to the US land you could stay. Yet, if caught at sea they would send you back.
Before Clinton’s wet foot, dry foot Cubans could come to America escaping from communism. The coast guard could rescue and assist them bringing them to America if found at sea..
Elian: On Thanksgiving Day in 1999, Elián was found clinging to an inner tube in the Atlantic Ocean three miles off the coast of Fort Lauderdale. Elián was defecting to Florida in a small boat with his mother, his stepfather and 10 other Cubans when the boat capsized. His mother and step-father drowned. He was the only survivor. He stayed with family members in Miami’s Little Havana.
January 10, 2000 a Florida state court ruled that he could stay with with his Miami relatives until further custody hearings. Janet Reno objected and said that it was up to the federal court.
The Clinton administration deported him to Cuba. This was lead by Janet Reno who was the attorney general under Clinton. Ironically Reno was born in Miami and was elected Dade County Prosecutor and State Attorney getting the Cuban American vote against a Cuban American. Reno knew of our struggles and believes.
Yet, with no consideration for the anti-communist Cuban-American cause she ordered an armed raid on the U.S. relatives’ Miami home that would ultimately return the young refugee to the oppressed communist country of Cuba.
This was very hard times for us anti-communist Cuban Americans everyone white Americans, African Americans and other hispanics were Cuban-American bashing toward our believes on keeping Elian in America. Believe me working at South Florida Reception Center a prison in Miami as a FDLE instructor teaching cultural diversity I heard all the attacks on us Cuban-Americans.
Brothers to the Rescue: In 1996 two Brothers to the Rescue planes were shoot down my Cuban MIG’s in international waters. Brothers to the rescue would rescue Cuban’s defecting from the horrors of communism at sea. 60,000 Cubans have died at sea.
Shooting down a civilian aircraft with American flags on a humanitarian mission should be considered an act of war against the United States. Yet all that President Bill Clinton did was strengthen the embargo.
You still wondering why Cuban-Americans are not democrats. It gets worse with Obama.
When Obama first spoke before he was elected I said his speech sounded just like Fidel Castro. People told me I was crazy. They said you Cuban’s think everyone is communist. I later found out that Obama’s mom and his maternal parents were part of the Hawaiian communist party. His Father was also a communist. I have a saying a Cuban-American can smell a communist.
The church Obama went to the Trinity United Church of Christ pastored by Jeremiah Brown was not only a racist, anti-American church but communist. Black Liberation Theology is the mixture of Christianity and Marxism. Black Liberation Theologians James Cone and Cornel West have embedded Marxism into the black churches since the 1970’s. Black Liberation Theology grew out from a group of the communist Catholic church in Latin America called Latin American LiberationTheology.
Obama used Marxist strategies to divide America. Dividing white, blacks, hispanics and the police. Same strategies Castro used in Cuba.
“We will take America without firing a shot ... we will bury you!
“We can’t expect the American people to jump from capitalism to communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving them small doses of socialism, until they awaken one day to find that they have communism.
“We do not have to invade the United States, we will destroy you from within.”
Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev.
Sound familiar, numerous democrats with it’s leader Bernie Sanders pushing socialism. 49% of Generation Z 16-23 year olds in a 2020 poll support socialism.
Treaty with Cuba, friend of Castro
Obama praised Raul Castro and had a great time with his friend in Cuba. Obama eases trade with Cuba and got noting back in return. He allows travel to Cuba. Americans to spend money in Cuba. Cruise lines to go to Cuba. Originally the cruises to Cuba were open to everyone except Cuban-Americans. Cuban-Americans protested and were then able to go on the cruise. He opened the embassy in Cuba.
Obama took a photo at memorial in Revolution Square on March 21, 2016 in Havana, Cuba
in front the mural of a racist, terrorist, mass murderer who oversaw concentration camps in Cuba. Ernesto “Che” Guevara.
Stoped wet foot dry foot: A few days before Obama left office he ended the 20 year old wet foot dry foot. That meant that Cubans that risked their lives from the communist oppression of Cuba would be sent back. Which most likely lead to beatings lost of jobs and prison time. How hypocritical the party that claims to be for minority rights and freedom have open borders for Mexicans and Central Americans were people get extorted and woman rape by Coyotes. Gang members, criminals and terrorist can come in to our country. Yet Cubans looking for political freedom are sent back. So people wonder why Cuban-Americans are not democrats.
Biden wants to reestablish Obama’s relationship and travel with Cuba
Worse part is his communist agenda The Critical Race Theory which is how to divide a country straight from the communist manifesto.
Other Reasons why most Cuban Americans are not Democrats
Since we lost Cuba once one of the most prosperous countries in the world to communism we are success capitalist in America. Fox News What Made America Great feature us Cuban-Americans. They explained how we came from oppression communism with nothing, succeeded and built Miami-Dade County to what it is today. They spoke on how we came legally and became the most successful hispanic immigrants to come to America.
Democrats support Antifa who started in the 1930’s as the paramilitary Germany Communist Party and funded by the soviet union.
They also support Black Lives Matter. The founders of Black Lives Matter—Patrisse Cullors and Alicia Garza have said that they were “trained Marxists.”
Which Presidents supported Cuban-Americans? It started with President Eisenhower, followed by President Nixon, President Reagan and President Trump have supported the Cuban-American cause. Both Bush were also OK. That is one of the main reasons why most Cuban Americans are Republican’s while other Hispanics are Democrats’.
We lost Cuba to communism and today some members of the democratic party believe in socialism and communism. Some have even praised Fidel Castro and Che Guevara.
The Israelis have a saying the enemy of my enemy is my friend. I believe that the friend of my enemy is my enemy. Communism to me is like the KKK to African Americans, Nazi’s to Jews.
As my dad would say if we lost America to communism were would we go? So, we have to fight communism, socialism, Marxism to the end.
I hope you can understand why the Cuban-American experience is different than than the other hispanic experience in America.