In Little Havana, Paul Ryan pledges hard line on Cuba – Florida – MiamiHerald.com
The staggering amount of pandering in a political campaign should come as no surprise, but it still does.
Congressman Ryan, doing as he is told by the party bosses, was in Miami kowtowing to the old Cuban refugee community, grubbing for a few more votes and quite a few more dollars. This small band of the influential former Cuban elite has held US policy captive for more than 50 years now, effectively enabling Castro by providing a target for him to unify his country against.
Ryan wasn’t always a slave to this particular special interest:
Ryan, a Wisconsin congressman, has voted against the embargo at least three times. The Midwest tends to see trade opportunities in agriculture with Cuba.
You would think that a Congressman should be doing what is best for his district and his constituency, but the hunger for votes in South Florida trumps his sworn duty–what’s a little trade improvement compared to electioneering?