Arkansas Republicans split on Cuba | Arkansas Blog

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Arkansas Republicans split on Cuba

Posted By on Sat, Jun 17, 2017 at 7:02 AM

U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford and U.S. Sen. John Boozman have ripped Donald Trump's new Cuba policy.

Crawford even posted a slick slide show on Twitter.

Right on. The best thing for Arkansas rice farmers and for systemic change in Cuba is to continue encouraging the fever for capitalism there. After a two-day stop in Havana, I can tell you that the genie (the profit motive) is out of the bottle, even if much remains to be done to improve Cuban leadership.

Sen. Tom Cotton, who usually races to find a TV camera on headline news, is silent so far. Rep. French Hill also was quiet.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who's made a trip to Cuba, appeared to triangulate. Or something. His statement, thanks to KARK:

click to enlarge screen_shot_2017-06-17_at_7.33.39_am.png

Perhpas he's in a league with Vox, which explains that, for all Trump's tough talk, his new Cuba policy isn't as tough as he suggests.

From the ArkTimes store


Comments (6)

Showing 1-6 of 6

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-6 of 6

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • 'How to decimate a city' — a big freeway

    Reporting from around the U.S. continues to illustrate the folly of the Arkansas highway department and construction boosters like the chamber of commerce and Vice Mayor Lance Hines in advocating ever wider freeways through the heart of Little Rock. Syracuse, N.Y., is looking for a better way in a debate remarkably similar to the debate about widening Interstate 30 in Little Rock.
    • Nov 20, 2015
  • Your daily dose of Jason Rapert

    Sen. Jason Rapert really, really didn't like it when a KATV reporter asked him about the hypocrisy of his political arguments.
    • Feb 4, 2017
  • Federal judge wants John Goodson to explain class action maneuvering

    A show-cause order filed Monday by federal Judge P.K. Holmes of Fort Smith indicates class action attorney John Goodson has some explaining to do about the move of a class action complaint against an insurance company from federal to state court with an instant pre-packaged settlement that has been criticized as a windfall for Goodson.
    • Dec 22, 2015

Most Shared

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments




© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation