Those who have been critical of more normalized relations with Cuba reveal both a level of hypocrisy and expose the rigid ideological dogma still so prevalent in US politics. First, the US has full diplomatic, trade and travel relations with countries with far worse human rights records than Cuba. In fact some of our strong “allies” bulldoze peoples homes while occupied, forbid women from driving, behead people regularly and imprison poets for insulting their king. The cold war is over! Americans will no longer buy the lie that dictatorships backed by the USA who exploit their countries on behalf of multinational corporations to enrich themselves and a few other elite families can be called “democracies”while Socialists are labeled terrorists. Cuba is far from perfect, but the ridiculous rhetoric from Marco Rubio and company belongs to a bygone time.