Cuban-American Vote Explains Everything
By Dennis Prager - November 27, 2012
If you want to understand why President Obama was re-elected despite a largely unsuccessful presidency and almost unprecedentedly high and continuous unemployment, just look at the Cuban-American vote.
In fact, if you want to understand America today -- specifically, why it is in decline -- just look at the Cuban-American vote.
As reported in the Wall Street Journal, "The president captured 48 percent of the Cuban-American vote in Florida -- a record high for a Democrat."
Democratic presidential nominees went from 25 percent of the Cuban-American vote in 2000, to 29 percent in 2004, to 35 percent in 2008 to 48 percent on 2012.
We obviously have a dramatic trend here.
Now, why would that be?
There are two reasons: No experience of evil and American education.
The first generation of Cuban-Americans had escaped Communist evil. People who know evil are generally conservative. Leftism and liberalism -- no longer distinguishable -- are rooted in large measure in naivete and wishful thinking. The beliefs that people are basically good, and that evil regimes can almost always be negotiated with are two such examples.
Also, when you escape a Communist regime, you treasure liberty and you understand that as government and state expand, liberty must contract.
That is why Jews from the Soviet Union are the only non-Orthodox Jews who vote in the majority for Republicans. They, too, know evil, and they recognize the destructive appeal of a big, take-care-of-you, state.
The other reason for the dramatic shift in the Cuban-American vote is American education. [Read more]