February 14, 2008
The Political Wisdom of Maria Isabel
Here's a sentiment I can relate to:
It's wrong to try to implement restrictions in my private property. I own this piece of land. This is America. I should be able to do anything I want with it.
But the words sound discordant coming from Maria Isabel. Here she is refusing to explain the Cuban flag embellished with the likeness of communist executioner Che Guevara that she has prominently displayed at a Barack Obama campaign office:
Her endorsement of property rights came in the context of wanting to put up a 50'-high "meditation tower" in a historic Houston neighborhood.
Unfortunately Isabel isn't willing to extend the sanctity of property rights to the rest of us. They could hardly be expected to flourish in an Obama administration. Only party bigwigs have property rights in Cuba, whose mode of government she seems intent on importing.
Moonbats like this may be running the country a year from now.
Posted by Van Helsing at February 14, 2008 9:05 AM
Well, you cant spell Democrat without RAT.
Will Fidel Castro be Osamas running mate in the fall?
Posted by: Anonymous at February 14, 2008 10:09 AM
Republicans have to be pretty weak to be beat by Democrats.
Posted by: john Ryan at February 14, 2008 10:45 AM
Posted by: nanc at February 14, 2008 10:56 AM
From the Obama campaign:
"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."
You can try to smear him and his supporters all you want because of the actions of a single flake, but sorry -- not gonna happen.
If you persist on this, please get very familiar with the name "Richard Quinn." He will become John McCain's unofficial running mate.
Posted by: hesiod at February 14, 2008 11:02 AM
I'm pretty that the video clip was filmed at the FOX Sports Grill in the Houston Galleria! I recognize the "water wall" behind Maria Isabel (if that is her real name).
Posted by: Sam Houston at February 14, 2008 11:42 AM
is hesiod threatening you, van?
looks like a first attack on free speech from the left here...just sayin'...
what hesiod doesn't realize is that MOST people are judged by the company they keep - perhaps hussein obama should check his moonbats out a little better, no, hesiod?
Posted by: nanc at February 14, 2008 3:14 PM
This is a volunteer office that is not in any way controlled by the Obama campaign.
If he can't control his own volunteers, what does that say about his leadership ability?
It reminds me of the units of the Continental Army that were permitted to "elect" their own officers. Washington thought them pretty near "useless". Needless to say, Washington soon put an end to THAT policy...
Washington's first challenge as a general was to mold an inexperienced and undisciplined group of patriotic volunteers into a professional army, and he did so by instituting efficient administrative procedures, setting high standards of personal conduct, and emphasizing discipline, cleanliness, and colonial unity. Washington also concentrated on instilling a professional ethic in the New England militia officers who remained in the Continental service, and in 1776 he reorganized the officer corps and ended the practice of having the troops elect their own officers. His greatest challenge, however, was to obtain dependable, long-term enlisted men without arousing deep-rooted American fears of a standing army. He derived more immediate satisfaction in March 1776 when he secretly fortified Dorchester Heights and compelled British forces to evacuate Boston.
But then, Obama will NEVER be an effective leader.
Posted by: Farmer John at February 14, 2008 5:24 PM
It's not really unfair to use this as a yardstick to judge Obama since these are the type of people he will bring to power with him in Washington. It is no more unfair to judge Barack Obama by Maria Isabel than it is to judge Hillary Clinton by her relationship with Sandy Berger or John McCain by his relationship with Juan Hernandez.
Posted by: V the K at February 14, 2008 6:33 PM
Is it just me or is Braaaaack (excuse me) Hussein O. about the homeliest person alive?
"If you persist on this, please get very familiar with the name "Richard Quinn."
Who ever he is, (and I could care less) he can kiss my ass.
I bet Hillary has had more people knocked off than "Richard Quinn." Maybe HE'S the one who should be looking over his shoulder.
Posted by: Jimbo at February 14, 2008 8:14 PM
"Moonbats like this may be running the country a year from now."
Pathetic, but true. Lord help us all!
Posted by: jc14 at February 14, 2008 9:06 PM
>"Barack Obama has been very clear in putting forward a Cuba policy that is based on one principle: freedom for the Cuban people."
So by posting that as an answer, you must think that COMMUNISM is "freedom", right, hesiod? You better get YOUR facts straight!
There were many good officers that were "elected" by their men in volinteer units, if they turned out to be worthless, they would be UNelected. But as they say: "garbage in, garbage out".
Posted by: KHarn at February 15, 2008 11:54 AM
Kinda a hard to 'UNelect' if you are dead, after the fact.
Reasoning 101 son, take a class.
Posted by: Oiao at February 15, 2008 5:24 PM
"Oiao at February 15, 2008 5:24 PM"
In a letter dated 1862, an ancestor of mine wrote that they had ELECTED their captain. Later letters had nothing but praise for the man's leadership abilities. As for "unelecting" a bad officer, unless he had gotten EVERYBODY in his unit killed, the bad officer would be "unelected" one way or another!
Posted by: KHarn at February 16, 2008 5:53 PM