Cuba, and Obama
"WTF? they threaten the USA with their Cuban cigars and first class health system? It never ceases to amaze how the merkins find new ways to look stupid. Guess the Mafia never forgave Castro for chucking them out."
That's EXACTLY it. Kennedy had some investment in Cuba, and was pissed when he lost it. There's only really 1 party here (Democrats and Republicans have such similar policies, it's uncanny.. they'll fight over WHY they hate freedom, want a huge intrusive government, etc., but end up with the same results.) They don't want to give up complaining about big bad Cuba. Some of us DO vote Libertarian, Green, etc., but everyone else is convinced they "have" to vote for one of the 2 indistinguishable main parties.
"I thought Obama wanted to extend a helping hand..."
Obama said a lot of things while he was running for office. I figured out he was BS'ing a lot when he spoke out against the illegal warrantless wiretaping and how the telephone companies shouldn't be let off the hook for their part in this, then voted FOR telecom immunity. The one thing he really wants to change is to have a proper healthcare coverage, but one bill has already weakened this to "fine people who don't have medical insurance". WTF... people don't have medical insurance because they can't afford the premiums*, fining them won't help.
*There's a few "cheap" insurance plans but they're a joke -- one I was offered had a $500 deductable and only covered the next $500 in expenses. (Plus no dental or eyecare.) So most stuff would be <$500 and I'd pay for it insurance or not, and almost everything else is $10,000+ where covering $500 out of it is a joke, I'm bankrupted either way. I'll be PISSED if I'm forced to pay for some crap like that to avoid being fined.