Republican Priorities: “Emergency! Americans Are Traveling to Cuba! Stop Them!”
Hmmm…something about a debt crisis or something…some sort of global financial meltdown if we don’t hurry up and do something right now…[yawn] Whatever.
Right now the most burning issue is: Americans are traveling to Cuba. Cuban-Americans are able to visit family members in Cuba whom they haven’t seen in decades. NOOO!!!
This is unacceptable! Un-American!
Rep. David Rivera (R—Dildo) has introduced legislation to crack down on travel to Cuba. The U.S. government had a stranglehold on travel to Cuba until Obama started loosening the restrictions. OK, let me get this straight: The party of “limited government” wants to have more government bureaucrats restricting travel, trade and commerce between America and Cuba. And these travel and commerce restrictions have been lifted by our Big Government Socialist Nanny State president.
In addition to Dildo Rivera, another representative — Mario Diaz-Balart — is pushing for a narrower version of the same bill, which would only apply to Cuban-Americans. He’s gravely concerned about “people who go there ten or fifteen times a year. It's become a business, and a very lucrative business…”
Oh! The agony! People traveling freely? A lucrative business? NOOO!!!
It’s mostly the elderly Cuban-Americans — and there seem to be jillions of them — who are still living in the 1950s and longing for the good old days of Freedom under Castro’s rightwing predecessor. One of these people said:
“Fidel shot my uncle and my cousins after the Bay of Pigs. The only way I would go back to Cuba is if Castro is gone. No other exceptions.”
So don’t go. What’s the problem?!?