Saturday, January 21, 2006

Let the Games Begin...follow up to earlier post..

Just finished reading the New York Times article about the US letting Cuba play, and here's a quote from the hard-right flank of Miami diehards, Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balard.

Diaz-Balart, a Cuban-American who lobbied the Bush administration to bar the Cuban team, called the decision to let it participate "lamentable and unfortunate."

But just like blow-hard conservatives continue to drink the kool-aid from this administration as the deficits mount with no end in sight, it seems more than a few party loyalists suddenly decided that Fidel just wasn't worth a fight.

Other Cuban-Americans in Miami were more supportive of the reversal, saying that fighting with Castro over baseball was a waste of time.

Are my eyes deceving me, or did I just read that...? Rabid right-wing Cuban-Americans have made Fidel "la obsesión de la vida," their life's idee fixe, and now this...?

Where is the outrage? I mean I know folks who turned in their season passes to the Orioles in the late 1990s just because they played a few games with Cuba.

Maybe the younger generation is less reactionary, and decided if not entirely to bury the hatchet in a coffin, at least to hide it during baseball season.

Or maybe it's just more evidence that Bush supporters will forswear core beliefs to follow their leader off any cliff, you know, to advance the war on terror and all.

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