For more than 50 years, the United States has had an embargo against the island of Cuba, all because we supposedly hate communism and believe the nation 90 miles from our border should institute democracy.
As the GOP candidates battle it out for votes in Florida’s election on Tuesday, Cuba has come up in a couple of debates, and nearly all of the candidates, except for Rep. Ron Paul, have sounded ridiculous trying to defend what is clearly a failed policy, all in an effort to curry favor among the Cuban-heavy voters in the state.
Take, for instance, Newt Gingrich.
The former House speaker was his usual fire-breathing self in the NBC-National Journal debate when he called on the U.S. to authorize a regime change to get Fidel and Raul Castro out of their positions as leaders of the country.
“I would suggest to you the policy of the United States should be aggressively to overthrow the regime and to do everything we can to support those Cubans who want freedom,” Gingrich said. “You know, Obama is very infatuated with an Arab Spring. He doesn’t seem to be able to look 90 miles south of the United States to have a Cuban Spring.
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