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(Time)   Marco Rubio is starting to worry about all the Cuban support President Obama has garnered   (swampland.time.com) divider line 7
    More: Florida, President Obama, Marco Rubio, Cuban, human beings, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, House Foreign Affairs Committee, Mario Diaz-Balart, U.S. Representative  
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2012-11-13 08:47:41 PM  
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Man, all that effort the Florida GOP took to protect the Cuban-American voting block in Miami with it's bizzare gerrymandering seems to been all for naught.

LO farking L
2012-11-13 08:12:34 PM  
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Elandriel: RexTalionis: Republicans seem to think that all their problems with Hispanics would be forgotten if they nominate Marco Rubio in 2016.

I don't know this for sure, but my understanding from friends is that Cubans and most other Hispanic subgroups aren't exactly on the best of terms.

And, while the electorate is certainly fickle beyond reason, simply trotting out someone the same color doesn't usually work well when the rest of the party command and base is still howling 'bout them wetbacks. We saw this with the Michael Steele, when the GOP was all "Check it, a homey! You 'thugs' love this right? Brotherhood" and it went over like a wet fart in church.


At least they learned their lesson.

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2012-11-13 05:56:17 PM  
1 votes:
Oooo, let him run. I'm DYING to see what the Birthers will do.
2012-11-13 05:35:52 PM  
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ManateeGag: Seriously? Most of the Cubans I know HATE Obama because they think he's a communist.


If only there was somewhere they could go to see what real communism looks like.
2012-11-13 05:27:51 PM  
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♫ Oh Ruuu-bi-ooo.... don't take your derp to town ♫
2012-11-13 05:25:44 PM  
1 votes:
The moment that GOP Miami Cubans no longer can win Florida's electoral votes is the moment we finally normalize relations with Cuba.

STUDY IT OUT!
2012-11-13 04:37:21 PM  
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Cubans are also part of the shrinking GOP base. It's not like we have a fresh supply of incoming Cubans. Plus, younger Cubans don't always share the same attitudes of their parents and grandparents. They don't have that same visceral bitterness.

In a way, Cubans are a personification of the GOP's challenges. Shrinking base + youth + diversity (of other Latinos) = bad news for GOP.
 
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