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Of course, he did not go far enough on Cuba, but that’s like getting angry at … well, you find an apt analogy.

I am ready for an “opponent” of mine to say, “but then you just approved an Executive Order and aren’t you really against overreaeches of power?” You DO have a point. But this is him undoing a bad law. You might also say the same about immigration. Allowing people to interact seems to me a REDUCTION in power.

3 Responses to “I’m an Obama Fan Today”

  1. Dan says:

    Would that be a valid objection? This kind of foreign policy action seems easily within the President’s constitutional powers.

  2. wintercow20 says:

    It is EXACTLY in the statutory powers to do this. I think the real objection would be in the literal interpretation. Just as the “Commerce Clause” has been obliterated to mean any kind of trade for any purpose whatsoever, I think constitutionally if I were a defender of executive power I would use the same kind of argumentation to allow the President to do just about anything, even if it were just domestically, in the name of negotiating treaties and dealing with other countries.

  3. Harry says:

    Exactly what have the Castro brothers done to merit diplomatic recognition? How does lifting the embargo liberate the Cuban people?

    One of the arguments for lifting the embargo is that it has not worked, and another is that Castro has blamed the U.S. for his failures, as if he were a democratic politician campaigning for election, promising voters a pollo per month per pot per person. So, without the embargo Castro would have been less ruthless. So now he will eliminate the block captains and give everyone DirecTV, and Fox News with captioning? I’m talking about Raoul, the one on television.

    By the way, is supplying Jews with smartphones still a crime in Cuba, punishable by really hard time Diane Feinstein might think is harsh?

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