THE Associated Press reported last week that Fidel Castro, the former president of Cuba, wrote an opinion piece on a Cuban Web site, following a Republican Party presidential candidates’ debate in Florida, in which he argued that the “selection of a Republican candidate for the presidency of this globalized and expansive empire is — and I mean this seriously — the greatest competition of idiocy and ignorance that has ever been.”
When Marxists are complaining that your party’s candidates are disconnected from today’s global realities, it’s generally not a good sign.The dictator whose country is crumbling because of his idiocy and ignorance is trying to score points against men who are stalwart defenders of the free market? America may be in rough shape at the moment (in no small part because of a far leftist president who has kited the national debt and who, all in all, hasn't a clue about how the free market works), but even TLF, that sage of global economics, must admit it's no Cuba.
Update: I guess TLF didn't bother to consult Fidel re his assessment of Obama. When you want to make Republicans look bad, it's generally not a good sign if the former dictator/forever Commie you're citing is an equal opportunity basher of American political parties who has opined that a robot would do a better job in the White House than the Democrat who currently occupies it.
Update: Mark Steyn is blown away by the, ahem, effervescence of Friedman's prose. (Hey, ain't we all?)
|A few "late model" cars in Fidel's Havana|