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"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot,
by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse.
" -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Sen. Rubio is Arguably Clinically Insane

If a definition of insanity is "doing the same thing repeatedly whilehoping for a different outcome", then Rubio is as nutty as a jar of cashews:
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said the new U.S. policy would do nothing to address the issues of Cuba's political system and human rights record.

"But it potentially goes a long way in providing the economic lift that the Castro regime needs to become permanent fixtures in Cuba for generations to come," Rubio said.
Riiight. Economic sanctions against Cuba were first imposed in 1960 by President Eisenhower, tightened in 1962 by President Kennedy and tinkered with ever since. Sanctions were first imposed over a decade before Rubio was born.

As a tool/weapon to persuade Cuba towards regime change, they have been an utter failure. But folks like Rubio keep hoping that maybe the 55th year of sanctions might change things.

They're just insane. Time to recognize that and move on, as the President is trying to do.

4 comments:

Mike R said...

Well he is a republican so the insane part is covered. Stupid, without a doubt really he thinks the Castro regime was temporary? Well maybe for a Galapagos tortoise.

Marc said...

I love it that Canada and The Vatican were the go-betweens for 18 months of secret negotiations. The timing of the announcement feels like President Obama was just waiting to spring this on the new (R) controlled Congress, knowing how they'd react - and is just kicking back with his popcorn watching the show. I expect he is going to do more like this over then next two years.

Old NFO said...

Canada and the Vatican HAD to do it, this administration is incapable of negotiating their way out of a wet paper bag... And this IS a prisoner exchange, regardless of what BO says...

Constitutional Insurgent said...

I support relations with Cuba. After over 50 years, the embargo and sanctions has yielded little fruit beyond preventing the free movement of American citizens between the two nations. When taken in the context of every other Communist nation we have diplomatic relations with [except nK]....and the other oppressive regimes that we are or have been quite cozy with....the embargo made little sense. The best way to reform the Havana regime, is to flood the country with capitalism and western ideals.