Rafael del Pino, ex general of the Cuban Air Force who defected, calling out the usual suspects on the faux controversy about Castro’s grandaughter. In Spanish, great read. I’m translating what he says about the hardliners trafficking in fake outrage:
“This new brouhaha about the visits of relatives of Cuban officials is only a reflection of how they continue to be static, paralyzed and clutching to a rhetoric that nobody supports anymore.
When I see them playing the roles of besiegers, building barricades and stockades in our own backyard, I wonder how far are they willing to go in their political inefficacy. It’s evident they don’t even realize it’s the Republican Party itself that will get rid of them. In the upcoming restructuring, they are at the forefront of those who will be retired based on expediency. The truth is that, at least when it comes to the Hispanic electorate, they have saddled that institution with the most obstinate and irrelevant rhetoric.”