Worshipers of Fidel Castro among the leftover left frequently cite the triumph of “free” health care in Castro’s Cuba. If the price of free care is slavery, what the heck? In their utopia, freedom isn’t all it’s cracked up to be anyway.
Castro himself falls into my personal “only the wrong survive” category along with Pete Seeger and Robert Byrd, but Castro’s longevity is not an unmixed curse. It’s good to have his salute to the triumph of Obamacare placed on the record. The AP reports:
“We consider health reform to have been an important battle and a success of his [Obama's] government,” Castro wrote in an essay published in state media, adding that it would strengthen the president’s hand against lobbyists and “mercenaries.”
This is praise that President Obama and his fellow Democrats have done much to earn and richly deserve.
Via The Weekly Standard Blog.