Skip to comments.Castro cites "idiocy, ignorance" in Republican race
Posted on 01/25/2012 11:31:38 PM PST by Olog-hai
The race for the Republican Party presidential nomination in the United States has been a contest of "idiocy and ignorance," former Cuban leader Fidel Castro said on Wednesday in a column in Cuba's state-run press.
Castro and the communist Cuba he created have been the target of much rhetoric in the lead-up to Florida's Republican primary next week, with top candidates Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich taking hard-line positions to appeal to the state's large population of Cuban exiles.
Castro did not cite them, but expressed his general disgust with the Republican field.
"The selection of a Republican candidate for president of that globalized and encompassing empire isI say this seriouslythe greatest competition of idiocy and ignorance that has ever been heard."
"I knew only too well it would be like that," Castro wrote, before saying he had "things to do" and could not spend more time on the subject.
Fidel Castro also lashed out in his column at international reaction to the recent death of prisoner Wilman Villar Mendoza, said by dissidents to have been a political prisoner who died from the effects of a hunger strike protesting his incarceration.
Cuba said he was jailed for domestic violence and did not conduct a hunger strike, but died from other causes, which Fidel Castro reiterated on Wednesday.
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Well, I am basing my vote on the one Fidel backs. /s
Heh. Never thought I’d see the day when I would agree with Fidel Castro!
It’s hard to argue the subject with someone who has been such a colossal ignorant idiot as Fidel Castro. I suppose the candidates would have to admit that they have no plans to thrill the masses with any free rice cookers.
I was going on headline only. Your response enticed me to read the entire article.
I have lost at least 20 IQ points reading that article.
You are an evil person 21.
Geez - now I guess I’M going to have to read the article too!
Well, after reading the article I did like this comment following Romney saying something about how he’ll be glad when Castro meets his maker.
“I don’t think that Fidel is going to meet his maker,” Gingrich responded. “I think he’s going to the other place.”
Hold out there Fidel, Obammie will give you Florida.
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