November 26, 2016 6:57 PM
By now, you’ve probably heard the news that Cuban dictator Fidel Castro passed away Friday night. He was 90 years old, and was Cuba’s ruler since 1959. Reaction to his passing has ranged from condemnation to admiration. For example compare the statements of two prominent Georgians, Speaker Newt Gingrich and Jimmy Carter.
The outpouring of praise for Fidel Castro is tragic. He was a relentless dictator who imprisoned thousands, killed and tortured many Cubans. Castro’s policies impoverished the Cuban people. Look at the cars in pictures. A dictatorship that drove out hundreds of thousands of Cubans.
Build a list of those praising Castro and you will have a list of leftists who reject reality for an ideological fantasy.
Rosalynn and I share our sympathies with the Castro family and the Cuban people on the death of Fidel Castro. We remember fondly our visits with him in Cuba and his love of his country. We wish the Cuban citizens peace and prosperity in the years ahead.
Also issuing a statement on Castro’s death was Georgia’s 6th District Congressman (and possible Donald Trump cabinet member Tom Price:
Fidel Castro was a dictator in every horrible sense of the word. His passing is an opportunity to turn the page on more than a half-century of repression of the Cuban people. But that will only occur if nations that support freedom of thought and expression stand united against tyranny; instead of attempting to appease and accommodate the Castro regime.
We checked around, and didn’t see any other press releases from Georgia elected officials, but if any show up, we’ll let you know.