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February 12, 2008
Obama Workers' Che Guevara Poster Was No Fluke
Stills via LGF:
Equivalents would be Heinrich Himmler's face on a Nazi flag, Felix Dzerzhinsky on a Soviet flag or Honcho Nuon Chea on the flag of the Khmer Rouge's Cambodia. None of these socialist sociopaths was more aggressively evil than Guevara. Humberto Fontova documents some of the dark deeds of Fidel Castro's chief executioner.
Yet the mainstream media doesn't seem to find this worth mentioning.
On tips from Davy Crockett.
Posted by Van Helsing at February 12, 2008 9:24 AM
urgent public plea for action: If you know ANYONE who has extra global warming in stock, please ask them to ship it to Minnesota a.s.a.p. Thank you.
Posted by: mega at February 12, 2008 9:47 AM
Tell Al Bore to be a guest speaker in Minnesota - he has enough hot air to warm up the whole state.
Posted by: Anonymous at February 12, 2008 9:53 AM
Obama groupies worshipping at the alter of Che Guevara? No suprise there. In fact if they werent - THAT would suprise me!
Things like this are why I will pinch my nose and vote for McCain - despite the things I dont like about him. Hopefully McCain will choose a VP that is more of a real conservative than he is. The thought of Shillary or Osama as President is absolutely horrifying.
Posted by: Anonymous at February 12, 2008 9:58 AM
Looks like Obama has the South American stupid communist murdering thug vote all locked up.
Posted by: Kevin at February 12, 2008 10:31 AM
BO attempts spin control:
Posted by: Sam Houston at February 12, 2008 12:09 PM
People often insult others in an attempt to make themselves feel better about being themselves
Posted by: john Ryan at February 12, 2008 12:36 PM
I listened to Rush today waiting to hear what he had to say but Rush said nothing. Can anybody guess why?
I really can't.
Posted by: shunha7878 at February 12, 2008 1:12 PM
"People often insult others in an attempt to make themselves feel better about being themselves"
Or, in the case of Che, murder others.
Posted by: Frank at February 12, 2008 1:19 PM
They also have a hippie-era "peace flag". Heh, I haven't seen one of those since before the Bi-Centtennial.
Posted by: KHarn at February 12, 2008 3:04 PM
People often insult others in an attempt to make themselves feel better about being themselves
That's rather a back handed insult. Feel better now?
Posted by: Kevin at February 12, 2008 5:35 PM
A peace flag on the same wall as a picture of a murderous thug!!
WTF is wrong with these people? Oh yeah, there libs.
Posted by: Ken at February 12, 2008 5:35 PM
Che is "airhead chic"! Please don't confuse the young fashionistas with any facts!
Posted by: Proof at February 12, 2008 5:49 PM
You can always vote Ron Paul, but Mainstream media doesnt mention him because he is against their agenda. They are too busy reporting about Clemens or Rosenthal, like they really affect the bigger, more important issues our country is facing
Posted by: Beverly at February 12, 2008 9:29 PM
That's rather a back handed insult. Feel better now?
Ha! Best laugh for me in days. Thanks.
Posted by: NudeGayWhalesForJesus at February 12, 2008 9:34 PM
This story is dead. It was over before it hit the ground. No main stream news organization is going to touch it, they want it buried. That includes not just cnn, msnbc, times, etc, but fox, drudge, rush, beck, etc..
On the left, MSM wants him over Clinton and with voting today they don’t want to rock the boat. On the right, they want Barrack because McCain has a better chance against him. Face it, this story will never see the light of day in the MSM. They do control the information, and except for the percentage of folks who read blogs, most people in America will not know the truth.
And because the MSM ignores it, Barrack has said all he’s going to say on the matter.
Posted by: NudeGayWhalesForJesus at February 12, 2008 9:38 PM
shunha: Maybe you weren't listening too closely. Rush got into this by noting that the "mainstream" press is not about to criticize Usama precisely out of fear (deep, rotting fear, to quote Flint Sky from "Apocolypto") of being accused of being (gasp!) "racist."
Nothing, not even a Islamonazi with a machete in hand aimed at his neck, will terrify a MSM "reporter" more than the thought that he will be perceived to be politically INcorrect; that's "pee-your-pants" time for any good liberal, especially a liberal "journalist."
Hence, not a cross word for anything Usama says (and of course he doesn't say much of anything beyond glittering generalities, about 99% of the time -- also understand that without his teleprompter, he degenerates into Hillary's Maximum Socialism-schtick at the podium, since he's not actually very bright, has no ideas of any substance (other than wealth redistribution on a massive scale and immediate surrender to our enemies, like every good Dhimmicrat) and he genuinely believes all this Communist talking-point crap anyway).
Sorry, but don't look for any substantive criticism of Usama from anybody in the MSM, from now until he's elected President (Jimmah Cah-tah II, coming to you beginning January 20, 2009).
Posted by: jc14 at February 12, 2008 10:23 PM
Jimmah Cah-tah II?
I don't think so.
Pol Pot II
Posted by: Doug at February 12, 2008 11:00 PM
Actually, if this gets media attention more moonbats will vote for him. It really can't hurt him at this point. Except in Florida and parts of NJ where some people met the real life Che.
Posted by: mandy at February 13, 2008 7:19 AM
If oboma gets elected we wont have to fight muslims anymore our president will be one of them,then GOD Bless America!
Posted by: a soldier at February 13, 2008 7:43 AM
As a Cuban-American, I was sick when I saw the Cuban flag with Che superimposed on it. First of all, what in the world is the Cuban flag doing hanging in the campaign office of a presidential candidate? There are a lot of ignorant folks who consider Che a mystic, some type of Christ-like figure. But anyone willing to study history knows that he was a murdeous thug, one who loved to send many Cubans to the firing squad after one hour trials. As a matter of fact, he said a true revolutionary has to be become a cold, killing machine. I have tried to get an answer from Obama's headquarters regarding the Houston office and its posters and if Obama condones or condemns such action, but have yet to receive a reply. The American people need to know Obama's official viewpoint on Che and communism in general. So far the silence has been deafening. I would appreciate any emails which provide Obama's opinion on this subject.
Posted by: Fernando Hernandez at February 13, 2008 2:19 PM
0bama will be the next president of the United States anyway.....Ha ha ha!!!!
Posted by: ruben at February 13, 2008 6:12 PM
Go take your corned beef, sour crout eating ass the hell out of here!
Posted by: UCA at February 13, 2008 7:21 PM
I am posting here a new, very good statement by Senator Obama's campaign. The link for it is: http://factcheck.barackobama.com/
On Reports of an Inappropriate Flag in a Texas Obama Office
February 12, 2008
"This is a volunteer office that is not in any way controlled by the Obama campaign. We were disappointed to see this picture because it is both offensive to many Cuban-Americans -- and Americans of all backgrounds -- and because it does not reflect Senator Obama’s views. Barack Obama has been very clear in putting forward a Cuba policy that is based on one principle: freedom for the Cuban people." -- Obama Campaign
From Houston Fox News:
"The office featured in this video is funded by volunteers of the Barack Obama Campaign and is not an official headquarters for his campaign."
Posted by: Pedro A. Romanach at February 14, 2008 9:55 PM
Our main goal: Freedom in Cuba
Miami Herald | August 21, 2007
By Barack Obama
When my father was a young man living in Kenya, the freedom and opportunity of the United States exerted such a powerful draw that he moved halfway around the world to pursue his dreams here. My father's story is not unique. The same has been true for tens of millions of people, from every continent -- including for the many Cubans who have come and made their lives here since the start of Fidel Castro's dictatorship almost 50 years ago.
It is a tragedy that, just 90 miles from our shores, there exists a society where such freedom and opportunity are kept out of reach by a government that clings to discredited ideology and authoritarian control. A democratic opening in Cuba is, and should be, the foremost objective of our policy. We need a clear strategy to achieve it -- one that takes some limited steps now to spread the message of freedom on the island, but preserves our ability to bargain on behalf of democracy with a post-Fidel government.
The primary means we have of encouraging positive change in Cuba today is to help the Cuban people become less dependent on the Castro regime in fundamental ways. U.S. policy must be built around empowering the Cuban people, who ultimately hold the destiny of Cuba in their hands. The United States has a critical interest in seeing Cuba join the roster of stable and economically vibrant democracies in the Western Hemisphere. Such a development would bring us important security and economic benefits, and it would allow for new cooperation on migration, counter-narcotics and other issues.
Advance political reform
These interests, and our support for the aspirations of the Cuban people, are ill served by the further entrenchment of the Castro regime, which is why we need to advance peaceful political and economic reform on the island. Castro's ill health and the potentially tumultuous changes looming ahead make the matter all the more urgent.
Unfortunately, the Bush administration has made grand gestures to that end while strategically blundering when it comes to actually advancing the cause of freedom and democracy in Cuba. This is particularly true of the administration's decision to restrict the ability of Cuban Americans to visit and send money to their relatives in Cuba. This is both a humanitarian and a strategic issue. That decision has not only had a profoundly negative impact on the welfare of the Cuban people. It has also made them more dependent on the Castro regime and isolated them from the transformative message carried there by Cuban Americans.
In the "Cuban spring" of the late 1990s and early years of this decade, dissidents and human-rights activists had more political space than at any time since the beginning of Castro's rule, and Cuban society experienced a small opening in advancing the cause of freedom for the Cuban people.
U.S. policies -- especially the fact that Cuban Americans were allowed to maintain and deepen ties with family on the island -- were a key cause of that "Cuban spring." Although cut off by the Castro regime's deplorable March 2003 jailing of 75 of Cuba's most prominent and courageous dissidents, the opening underscored what is possible with a sensible strategic approach.
We in the United States should do what we can to bring about another such opening, taking certain steps now-and pledging to take additional steps as temporary openings are solidified into lasting change.
Cuban-American connections to family in Cuba are not only a basic right in humanitarian terms, but also our best tool for helping to foster the beginnings of grass-roots democracy on the island. Accordingly, I will grant Cuban Americans unrestricted rights to visit family and send remittances to the island.
But as we reach out in some ways now, it makes strategic sense to hold on to important inducements we can use in dealing with a post-Fidel government, for it is an unfortunate fact that his departure by no means guarantees the arrival of freedom on the island.
Accordingly, I will use aggressive and principled diplomacy to send an important message: If a post-Fidel government begins opening Cuba to democratic change, the United States (the president working with Congress) is prepared to take steps to normalize relations and ease the embargo that has governed relations between our countries for the last five decades. That message coming from my administration in bilateral talks would be the best means of promoting Cuban freedom. To refuse to do so would substitute posturing for serious policy -- and we have seen too much of that in other areas over the past six years.
We must not lose sight of our fundamental goal: freedom in Cuba. At the same time, we should be pragmatic in our approach and clear-sighted about the effects of our policies. We all know the power of the freedom and opportunity that America at its best has both embodied and advanced. If deployed wisely, those ideals will have as transformative effect on Cubans today as they did on my father more than 50 years ago.
Sen. Barack Obama is a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Posted by: Pedro A. Romanach at February 14, 2008 9:56 PM
I am an anti-Communist Cuban American in Miami, Florida. I am also a registered Democrat and a supporter of Senator Barack Obama. The cretins in Texas who posted the flag of a Communist country with the superimposed picture of a Communist murderer, Che Guevara, represent no one but themselves and are an embarrassment. Read the article and response from Senator Obama's campaign, which I posted above.
Posted by: Pedro A. Romanach at February 14, 2008 9:59 PM
Pedro Romanach...you area sadly misinformed,misled,congenitally ignorant...[the typical I want freebies] liberal...indeed 'liberalism IS a mental disorder'. Seen It All!
Posted by: amy at February 19, 2008 10:02 AM
Quote: "The cretins in Texas who posted the flag of a Communist country with the superimposed picture of a Communist murderer, Che Guevara, represent no one but themselves and are an embarrassment. Read the article and response from Senator Obama's campaign, which I posted above."
Pedro, I am one of the "cretins" who live in TX. Nobody superimposed anything, that's a real flag, and che is on it. The lady who put it is from Cuba, her name is Maria Isabel. I think you owe us "cretins" an apology otherwise you look like an ignorant jack***.
Here's a clip from an article: ''That's the executioner Cuban communist Che Guevara hanging on the wall at the headquarters of the Obama campaign in Texas,'' wrote blogger Dan McLaughlin under one of the images reproduced online.
During a follow-up report, one of the women at the office, identified only as María Isabel, eluded questions about the flag and its image by saying she didn't have time.
''I'm sorry, I'm on the news, but I don't watch the news,'' said María Isabel at one point during the interview, adding, ``This is a distraction. I don't have time to talk about the Cuban flag.''
María Isabel, who identified herself as a Cuban American, praised Obama during the interview and stated that she knew the United States wanted a change and that she trusts the candidate.
As the reporter became insistent, María Isabel unclipped the microphone from her sweater and concluded the interview.
María Isabel has been identified as being Captain 002 of Obama's Houston campaign, and she is also president of the Houston Obama Leadership Team."
Posted by: JT at February 19, 2008 1:56 PM
Obama's rant about a free cuba is very nice and politically correct but does not make mention of Che and all the others murderers, dead and alive and running the island. Obama's "opening connections" and other ideas will just further support all of the murdering communists still running the show in Cuba. The thought of anyone calling themselves and anti-Communist and backing Obama is akin to an American Jew supporting Hitler during WWII. The fact is the flag was not taken down and was up in an office supporting Obama. Is the best he can do to say they're independent? Give me a break.
Posted by: Pablo Perez at February 19, 2008 7:33 PM
Sorry Amy, I might also be a jack*** but you,Maria Isabel and your bunch are still "cretins". Shame on Maria Isabel, it is obvious she didn't have anyone in her family murdered by Che. You defamed our flag and freedom in general and you certainly don't do Obama any favors.
Posted by: D Jacobsen at February 20, 2008 12:26 PM
Sorry Amy I didn;t mean to named you it was my mistake I meant JT
Posted by: D. jacobsen at February 20, 2008 12:31 PM
Has Obama made any public commnent to discredict shuch a garbage. It is shameful to display Che Guevara - a criminal who is responsible for many killings at the hands of firing squads without the basic right of a trial - jailed at night shot at sunrise - that was Che. To have Obama's campiang associated with the Cuaban Regime is bitter news if he gets the nomination. What's next Hugo Chavez for Vice President.
Posted by: Ed at February 25, 2008 12:49 PM