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Old 11-07-2018, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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With the passing of the Cuban exiles who migrated to the US in the 1950s and 1960s and the passing of Fidel Castro and the retirement of Raul Castro, are US-born Cuban Americans becoming Democrat?

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Old 11-07-2018, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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As in Democrat? Seems like they're pretty evenly split.
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Old 11-07-2018, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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As in Democrat? Seems like they're pretty evenly split.
Thanks. I corrected it.
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Old 11-07-2018, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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Thanks. I corrected it.
Just making sure I was getting your answer correctly.

But yes, it does seem like they're shifting that way some. I still wouldn't call it a majority, but again, definitely getting close to even from what I see.
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Old 11-07-2018, 01:03 PM
 
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I know a few, and absolutely not. They remain right of Republicans. They see Republicans making the same mistakes their parents made....being too soft on progressives & socialists.

They also can't fathom how American mainstream media are leftists. The media were some of the first victims of the Castro regime...they lined them up en masse & killed them by firing squads right out in front of media buildings for all to see.

Every Cuban-American I know has a conceal carry permit, and lots of weaponry and ammo in their homes and cars. They are paranoid.

They said there are 3 things they learned in Cuba...
don't trust the military
don't trust your neighbors
and, don't go down without a fight to the death.

I need to add this...be very careful about asking this question out in public if there may be any Cuban-Americans w/in an earshot. This is very personal to them, and they could react in a way that would take you by total surprise.

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Old 11-07-2018, 01:17 PM
 
Location: South Tampa, Maui, Paris
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I know a few, and absolutely not. They remain right of Republicans. They see Republicans making the same mistakes their parents made....being too soft on progressives & socialists.

They also can't fathom how American mainstream media are leftists. The media were some of the first victims of the Castro regime...they lined them up en masse & killed them by firing squads right out in front of media buildings for all to see.

Every Cuban-American I know has a conceal carry permit, and lots of weaponry and ammo in their homes and cars. They are paranoid.

They said there are 3 things they learned in Cuba...
don't trust the military
don't trust your neighbors
and, don't go down without a fight to the death.




1. Not all journalists are leftists. I know many journalists. Some are leftists. Some are conservatives. Try not to believe everything Fox News tells you. Just try. I know it's reeeeelly hard.

2. Not all Cuban Americans are conservative. I know many Cuban Americans. Some are right wingers. Some are left wingers. I know exactly ZERO Cuban Americans who own guns. And I grew up in Miami and know hundreds if not thousands of them. Plus I have many Cuban Americans in my extended family. None have guns or are "paranoid". All of them do love their espresso and their sweets.

3. Here's the three things I learned on my visits to Cuba: Not everything that the Cuban Americans say about Cuba is true. Not everything that the Cuban Americans say about Cuba is true. And, Not everything that the Cuban Americans say about Cuba is true.

4. There is no way to generalize Cuban Americans. Some are the tried-and-true hardline right wingers you see protesting on the news. Some are progressive and can't stand the right wing faction of the group. Some Cuban Americans were born in America, raised in America, came to the conclusion that free health care and free education ain't bad, AND HAVE MOVED TO CUBA. Other Cuban Americans who might have been born in Cuba, immigrated to America and lived there for many years, have also decided to move back to Cuba for "an affordable retirement." Then there's the many Cuban Americans who spend a lot of time on Calle Ocho in Miami waving their "down with communism" signs, swearing up and down they will never set foot in Cuba until democracy prevails (those are the ones who get the most news coverage). Finally, there's the people like my mother in law: Cuban woman in her 60s who came to the USA from Cuba in 1959. Has lived here majority of her life; never returned to Cuba. Hated detested Castro. Has voted Republican in every U.S. election UNTIL DONALD TRUMP. Has vowed to never vote Republican ever again as a result of the Republicans embracing and not repudiating Donald Trump.

Read this and wise up:

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/loc...204732234.html


Cuban Americans are multifarious.

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Old 11-07-2018, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, FL
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The older generation generally remains conservative, while the millennials tend to the left, like their Anglo peers.
BTW -- not that it really means much -- but I know eight conservative Cuban Americans. They all own guns, and they are no more or less "paranoid" than Anglo American gun owners.
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Old 11-07-2018, 01:33 PM
 
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The older generation generally remains conservative, while the millennials tend to the left, like their Anglo peers.
BTW -- not that it really means much -- but I know eight conservative Cuban Americans. They all own guns, and they are no more or less "paranoid" than Anglo American gun owners.
There's plenty of baby boomer Cubans who are also leftists. Or more accurate, they don't have strong feelings one way or the other. All they want is free health care. And they are retiring to Cuba!!!!!!!
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Old 11-07-2018, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, FL
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There's plenty of baby boomer Cubans who are also leftists. Or more accurate, they don't have strong feelings one way or the other. All they want is free health care. And they are retiring to Cuba!!!!!!!

I can't argue with you, since you may well know people like that.
But, I know many, many Cubans, and I've never heard of a Baby Boomer Cuban who would consider moving back to Cuba, except maybe to be buried there. Why would they? There are plenty of social benefits here, and you don't have to give up your civil rights to get them.
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Old 11-07-2018, 01:44 PM
 
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I was only speaking for the few I know. Friends of mine I met in a high end cigar lounge in Atlanta and one was a business associate in Tampa. I met one of their parents, and they told me things I wished I had never heard. Just sharing my personal experiences. Trust me...none of them would ever return to Cuba.
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