The best people I ever worked with against the Communists were Free Cubans.
But, as social scientists love to point out, older Cubans, the ones who left Castro’s Paradise, are Republican. Younger ones are “voting along more traditional Hispanic lines,” in other words, straight Democratic.
I wish someone would do a study of the “Hispanic” vote along the lines of color-of-the-skin. It would not surprise me if, no matter what their last name, whites voted Republican and coloreds were the liberals’ Faithful Colored Companions
The liberals are making the usual U.S. mistake about the Hispanics: just because people are members of a particular ethnic group does not mean that they either think alike or love each other.
The Hispanics in this country come from several countries and occupy all parts of the socioeconomic ladder.
Some of those countries in Central and South America have some very interesting ethnic compositions – and not all of them have Spanish as an official language.
Comment by Elizabeth — 9/22/2004 @ 11:49 am
Cubans vs Mexicans. Both “hispanic,” and both hate each other. The rest tend to stick together – tend is the operative word. A very small number are Indian and they tend to hate the hispanics from Mexico and Central America. the Mexicans are the largest group, and most dangerous.
Americans tend to have little historical memory. The rest of the world tends to have loooooong memories. Mexico still remembers their loss to us in the Mexican war and the political elites use it to whip up the helots for their own ends. Too bad Bush and Kerry and the rest of the Demopublicans, or Republicrats, if you prefer, can’t see it. But, then, they really don’t much care about the country either.
Comment by Richard L. Hardison —