Is Rep. Davis An Embargo Moderate?

Florida Congressman Jim Davis is to be commended for his sensible and compassionate stand against the Bush administration’s new restrictions against travel to Cuba. The restrictions, which include limits to care packages, are as cruel as they are politically cynical.

Davis has joined forces with trade embargo opponents on a bill to rescind these most recent restrictions. “These new rules make it harder for Cuban-Americans to support their own flesh and blood,” said Davis, who also called the limit of one visit every three years “punitive.”

But Davis’ good sense and compassion are not without limits themselves. The Tampa Democrat, who seems to be positioning himself for a gubernatorial run in 2006, still supports the counterproductive and cruel economic embargo against Cuba.

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