Cort G. sent me this link yesterday. It’s so appalling, I just had to share it:
Video in Spanish. Apparently it’s a Miami talk show where putschists are regularly featured. Part 1 of two; click through for the second, if you can stand it.
Listening to her makes my ears hurt, as she’s an absolute non-entity trying to usurp other countries’ sovereignty. She calls Chavecito a “clown” who “takes away people’s rights”, claiming, falsely, that “nobody believes in him”, when in fact nobody believes in his opponents! She is so dissociated that I actually felt embarrassed for her, and got more and more so as the clip went on.
But what do we expect of Miami ex-Cubans with a rabid hate-on for anything connected to Fidel…even if that “thing” is democratically elected by six out of ten Venezuelans, and viewed more positively by those six of ten than any “democratic” leader the US has ever backed? And even if what goes on in other countries is frankly none of any congresscritter’s damn business? I daresay far more Latin Americans hold a positive view of Fidel Castro than they do of Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who has a reputation for being unlikable and not terribly bright. A pity for her, then, that her base is limited to Florida, and very specifically, the ex-Cuban far right there.
In her shoes, I’d stop calling for the overthrow (or assassination) of anyone…
…and start attending to the real needs of her own voters. Brainless, pandering blather like this isn’t serving them one iota.