Fidel Castro Calls Republican Primary a "Competition of Bullshit"
In a move that Republican presidential hopefuls will probably milk for all it's worth as they travel in and out of Miami this week, former Cuban President Fidel Castro today called the field competing for the Republican presidential nomination, "the greatest competition of idiocy and ignorance that has ever been."
Though, before you take this as proof positive that Castro loves Democrats, remember this is the same bearded old crank who called President Obama "stupid" this past September and said that a robot might be preferable to anyone, Republican or Democrat, running for president.
Castro inserted the insult in his occasional column that runs in state-run media.
"The selection of a Republican candidate for the presidency of this globalized and expansive empire is -- and I mean this seriously -- the greatest competition of idiocy and ignorance that has ever been," he wrote according to The New York Times' translation.
Though, a more colloquial translation of idioteces would be "crap" or "bullshit."
Castro then snaps, "Because I have things to do, I can not devote time to the issue."
We doubt that the Republican candidates will mind that much. Being insulted by Fidel Castro is a political point of pride in South Florida. In fact, if Castro really wanted to troll American politics he'd probably start praising whoever emerges as the Republican nominee while degrading Obama.
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