No tears here for Fidel Castro, the onetime dicta—I mean, former president of Cuba—who finally died at 90 on Friday evening.
Little Havana seems pretty happy, too, with some Trump/Pence signs (do they think this was somehow a campaign promise Trump fulfilled?).
Castro's history is well-known and controversial, with some good and a lot of bad. He singlehandedly brought the world closer to a nuclear war than it had ever been before or since and kept his island's citizens in poverty, in spite of plenty of Soviet help.
That said, I was glad when President Obama jump-started the normalizing of relations with Cuba this year, and frankly, I think Castro's death is another positive step for Cuba and for the U.S./Cuba relationship.
End of an era is sometimes not such a bad thing.
Speaking of bad things, check out the nuanced, statesmanlike response from our current president and the Neanderthal response from our incoming #NotMyPresident:
President Obama and President-elect Trump react to the death of Fidel Castro pic.twitter.com/Teg8dA4D7e— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) November 26, 2016
I wouldn't begrudge a Cuban immigrant a little grave-dancing, but I need something more from the purported leader of the free world.