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  •  "as older bigots die off" (4+ / 0-)
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    daeros, greengemini, LSophia, KenBee

    Ha. I have a Cuban friend who lives in Florida. I told him I saw on the internet that the Republicans only won the Cuban vote by 3%.

    He said, "Ah, they're finally dying off!" (Meaning the older Cubans who blamed Kennedy for the Bay of Pigs, and voted Republican for decades.)

    It will happen. It'll take longer in the South, but it'll happen.

    Enjoy the San Diego Zoo's panda cam! Now with new baby panda! And support Bat World Sanctuary

    by Fonsia on Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 10:17:06 PM PST

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    •  Latino Decisions (I Believe) (2+ / 0-)
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      Their poll actually had Obama winning Cubans in Florida at about 51%. Younger Cubans don't give a shit about the touch talk on Castro. They've lived in Hialeah their whole lives, Castro is the boogeyman their grandparents were afraid of. Cubans will still tend to lean Republican because they are by and large a business class with money in South Florida that don't have many of the concerns about deportation that other Hispanics do. Cubans see the Republican talk about deporting illegals as irrelavent to them because there is no such thing as an illegal immigrant form Cuba.

      •  So it's even better! (0+ / 0-)

        My friend will be pleased. The elderly Cuban community has been a thorn in his side for decades.

        I saw the 3% figure in the heat of the battle on election night.

        May they rest in peace.

        Enjoy the San Diego Zoo's panda cam! Now with new baby panda! And support Bat World Sanctuary

        by Fonsia on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 10:44:03 AM PST

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