President Obama has legitimized a terrorist thug months after largest shipment of weapons was intercepted on its way to NKorea #Cuba
— Mario Diaz-Balart (@MarioDB) December 20, 2014
Obama to possibly invite Raul Castro for WH visit –who’s next? Assad, Kim Jong-un, Leader of Boko Haram, Leader of Hamas? #AppeaserInChief
— Mario Diaz-Balart (@MarioDB) December 18, 2014
I’ve been enjoying the sweet taste of the tears of the South Florida congressional delegation, Mario Diaz-Balart being a prime example. This Dan Drezner piece goes through the reasons why recognizing Cuba is a big nothing, but for people like the Diaz-Balarts and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, it’s everything. The big, bad bogeyman who they’ve dedicated their lives to hating and fearing is now out from under the bed, and it just ain’t that scary. They know as well as we do that the net impact for the average schmuck living in the United States is going to be a few different cigars in the shops and another warm vacation destination in the Winter. But for them, the days of privileged victimhood are over. Being a Cuban is now like being every other kind of Latino, and Baby Jesus knows that ain’t pretty, especially if you’re a Republican.