“My opposition to what the President has done [with Cuba] is it won’t do anything to further that cause (of democratization),” Florida Senator Marco Rubio said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday. “There has to be some reciprocal opening on their part toward democracy and there was none in this engagement.”
On Friday President Barack Obama announced that he was going to normalize relations with Cuba, establish embassies, and call for an end of the bullshit that the U.S. has tried to wage with the island nation for 50 years.
Marco Rubio, because he is full of crap, is pretending that he doesn’t want it because Cuba refuses to become a democratic country.
But my question to Rubio is, when did you become some fucking expert on democracy?
The dictionary says a democracy is “a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.”
But we all know corporations have the supreme power in the USA, which is why there is this current struggle between the 1% who truly run shit and the 99% who are rarely given a place at the table.
If America was a true democracy why are there so few women in Congress and even fewer Blacks and Latinos? And why would there be an electoral college?
If the GOP was so concerned about democracy, why do they fight so hard to keep poor people away from polling booths? Why are we still voting on Tuesdays? And in Congress, why is it that the majority doesn’t rule any more and it’s such a struggle to have a straight up-and-down vote on the floor?
Marco Rubio doesn’t want democracy, he wants power, for his own political agenda. If he cared so much about democracy why hasn’t he rallied against China? Where is his bill banning Chinese goods being shipped into the US because they’re a communist country with a horrid human rights record?
“This is going to do absolutely nothing to further human rights and democracy in Cuba,” the senator argued last week. So what has he done to fight for human rights in Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria
or St. Louis?
Americans voted for Barack Obama, twice, democratically. The president ran under a plan to give health insurance to millions of uninsured Americans. That plan passed, was turned into law, and dozens and dozens of times the GOP has tried to undo what the people wanted.
How the fuck is that democracy?
Marco Rubio you are a hypocrite and a fraud who couldn’t care less what the American people want.
Go drink some water and really think about how different you are from Fidel Castro, because I don’t think you’re that different from your fellow Cuban.