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  •  I don't know Ted Cruz, but I had a feeling (3+ / 0-)

    and sure enough, upon googling him, he's a Cuban-American.  The one latino demographic that the GOP has dialed in.  

    Oregon:'s cold. But it's a damp cold.

    by Keith930 on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 07:08:05 PM PST

    •  I wouldn't be too sure about that. Look at (9+ / 0-)

      the last election.  Cuban-Americans were almost split this time.

      "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --M. L. King "You can't fix stupid" --Ron White -6.00, -5.18

      by zenbassoon on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 07:09:33 PM PST

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      •  The old guard, the people who had power and (3+ / 0-)
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        money in Cuba before Castro chased them and Batista out, and who have been trying for decades to get the U.S. to give them all that back, preferably at the point of a gun, are aging. The people coming up now were born here and don't make all their voting decisions based on which American politician promises that they'll get rid of Castro.

        Freedom has two enemies: Those who want to control everyone around them...and those who feel no need to control themselves.

        by Sirenus on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 08:01:16 PM PST

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        •  Ted Cruz wasn't born in the U.S. (3+ / 0-)
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          ...but he wasn't born in Cuba, either.

          He was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

        •  A friend of mine... (0+ / 0-)

          a Cubana who was born there and didn't emigrate until her parents did, sometime in the 1960s (when she was very young)...

          Well, she never really wanted to go back.  That obsession with "my property was stolen" wasn't her obsession.  She's an American of Cuban descent.  That's how she identifies, and I think it's how most Cubans under the age of 70 identify.

          The "Bay of Pigs - We Gotta Get Revenge on Castro" Cuban-Americans...I dunno.  Seems like they're the GOP-Cuban contingent, and it seems to me, afaict, that they are on the wrong side of history.

          To make the argument that the media has a left- or right-wing, or a liberal or a conservative bias, is like asking if the problem with Al-Qaeda is do they use too much oil in their hummus. Al Franken

          by Youffraita on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 12:56:00 AM PST

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