Why should the Cuban-Americans miss out on the taxpayer-paid life of leisure? Taxpayer funded college tuition, EBT cards, Obamaphones, welfare, subsidized housing, Obamacare... it’s all there for the looting... er.. taking.
Praeger is completely, completely, completely wrong. Wrong with a capital R. He is making the error of thinking that so-called Cuban Americans are a static group of original exiles from the 1960s, their okay children and their corrupted grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is thinking of the Jews of the biblical exodus, a group leaving en masse. But that is not a correct model. There have been successive waves of refugees, so you could find a teenager in Miami who barely speaks Spanish, the grandchild of refugees, and another teenager who doesn’t speak English, whose family got here last year. There are elderly who have been here since 1959, and others who have arrived last month.
Praeger is also wrong wrong wrong to say that distance from communism through generations is what turns people Democrats. But in fact, it is the more recent arrivals who are likely to vote Dem - being born and raised in communism, they have no understanding of freedom beyond the freedom to go to Walmart. They have no loyalty or interest in thr United States, they go back and forth to Cuba constantly. These newbies are of all ages - they voted for Obama because he gave them easy access to Cuba, giving them unlimited “family.visitation”. There are people who commute from Miami to Havana on a monthly basis. They voted for Obama.
The bias toward centralized power is the natural one. People do not automatically understand the notions of distributed decentralized power, and they don’t automatically understand how you achieve liberty or what its costs are in terms of limitations on government power.
“Classic liberal” notions of limited government have to be taught, and they are no longer taught. Every year we graduate another wave of new voters who have no clue and don’t know they have no clue.
It is identification as a minority race in a white dominant country (for now)
The irony is the early Cuban exiles (lol...they weren’t exiles were they...they ain’t going back...the ones who would have are dead or dying)
...the irony is that the early Cubans are as white as I am and are some of the most Caucasian of all Latin American peoples..
now most of them are here and Cuba is brown like the Dominican Republic and status from white down in the same too
I don’t agree that most later Cubans are dems...the Mariel boatlift sorts were not
I think it’s the kids..
when I lived in Miami 20 years ago Democrat Cubans..in national elections were rare as hens teeth