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Obama Office Proudly Displays Communist Flag
Western Standard - Alberta Canada ^ | 2/11/08 | Adam T. Yoshida

Posted on 02/12/2008 9:03:11 AM PST by BigEdLB

One of Barak Hussein Obama's new offices in Texas is proudly flying a Cuban flag emblazoned with a picture of Che Guevara.

I doubt if we'll see even a single news story about this. The amazing thing isn't merely that someone put it up - but that no one else there seemed to even notice. And people wonder why I describe the Democrat Party as the "party of treason."

Imagine the uproar (the very correct uproar, I need not add) if a Republican office was displaying a Nazi flag with a picture of Adolf Hitler on it. Though, of course, as our friend Jonah Goldberg notes, that would be more appropriate for a Democratic office as well.

Hell, for a Republican comparison, imagine the uproar if some Republican office had a giant picture of Joe McCarthy in it. (Leaving aside the fact that, in all reality, Tailgunner Joe was a stand-up guy).

TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: che; chesucks; communism; communismkills; houston; obama; proterrorist; reddupe; tx2008
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To: ingi

In all fairness to Obama, the national anthem hadn’t
started playing yet. Otherwise, his hands would have been over his ears.

21 posted on 02/12/2008 9:22:15 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: o_zarkman44

You left out Osama and Amadanutjob.

Amazing how the people at his rallies stare wide eyed with cultish worship.

22 posted on 02/12/2008 9:23:20 AM PST by tomnbeverly (If Islamic Jihad is an existential threat then the candidate that should be POTUS is a no brainer.)
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To: BigEdLB
Drinking Coffee Nonsense like this makes us look stupid.  The picture is hosted by: a site that appears to be a one man blogger hosting Battlestar Galactica crap.
23 posted on 02/12/2008 9:24:21 AM PST by HawaiianGecko
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To: In God I trust
The flag was caught in the background but not mentioned at all.

Judging by the firestorm over it, I don't think anybody missed it.

24 posted on 02/12/2008 9:26:11 AM PST by JennysCool (They all say they want change, but they’re really after folding money.)
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To: JennysCool
Sheeze? It’s a western canadian magazine that no one reads. By “we”, the poster means widespread American outlets. Don’t look for this in any mainstream US paper. Okay, go apologize for your condescension now.
25 posted on 02/12/2008 9:27:13 AM PST by subterfuge (1st choice: Hunter------2nd choice: Thompson-----3rd choice: there is no 3rd choice!)
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To: ingi

President Hussein’s first executive order will be to dismantle the RNC.

26 posted on 02/12/2008 9:30:47 AM PST by x_plus_one (The entire Islamic moral universe devolves solely from the life and teachings of Muhammad.)
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To: BigEdLB

I’m warning you right now... NO ONE who will vote for Barack Obama will give a crap about this issue. It won’t stop a single vote for Hussein Obama. People who vote for him know nothing about flags, Constitutions, America or any laws, issues or ideas. They just loooooves them some Barak.

27 posted on 02/12/2008 9:31:01 AM PST by Mobile Vulgus
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To: HawaiianGecko

So then Obama is a true Patriot?
His staff are all for Democracy?
His is not using Civil Rights era Rhetoric to make the Conservatives compatible to the (KKK)?
Totalitarians in history have not used the We the good against them the evil philosphy to take control of the government just like he is doing?
He doesn’t support a flag on his lapel because he won’t wear his patriotism on his sleeve but feels it appropriate to align with Move on dot org who called a true American Hero, General Patreaus (a Betrayer)...

I’m lost are you an Obama zombie?

28 posted on 02/12/2008 9:31:41 AM PST by tomnbeverly (If Islamic Jihad is an existential threat then the candidate that should be POTUS is a no brainer.)
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To: JennysCool
>> Er, um, check the pic. It was REVEALED in a news story. Sheeze <<

Yeah, a CANADIAN news story. Good luck trying to get the U.S. press to hound Obama on this one.

29 posted on 02/12/2008 9:31:50 AM PST by BillyBoy (Wasn't the "goal" on FR to STOP Rudy McRomney? Then VOTE HUCKABEE!!)
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To: HawaiianGecko
OK - Try this link... Link
30 posted on 02/12/2008 9:33:16 AM PST by BigEdLB (BigEd)
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To: BigEdLB

A statement by John McCain may be in order here.

yeah right
31 posted on 02/12/2008 9:33:50 AM PST by Brian S. Fitzgerald ("We're going to drag that ship over the mountain.")
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To: subterfuge

Please look at the photo grab above from the news story broadcast on Fox’s Houston affiliate and which is now being discussed nationwide.

Ever since this was broadcast in Houston, it’s been news. How the heck do you think a “western Canadian magazine that no one reads” HEARD about it in the first place?


32 posted on 02/12/2008 9:34:13 AM PST by JennysCool (They all say they want change, but they’re really after folding money.)
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To: BigEdLB
Drinking Coffee I take that back, I just found a video at Fox News Houston with this flag in an Obama office.
33 posted on 02/12/2008 9:34:22 AM PST by HawaiianGecko
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To: icwhatudo

Pretty good PS there

34 posted on 02/12/2008 9:34:35 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (I heard it on the grapevine and saw it in the paper, so it must be true.)
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To: The_Republican
Does anyone know if Texas Hispanics give a rat’s a$$ about Che Guevera? Just wondering if this a ploy to build some support amongs Hispanics.

I'm sure they were displaying it out of their own love for the guy. Nearly ALL Hispanics love Che, even the ones that don't know what he was, just because he was a famous Hispanic. My high schooler has seen kids wear shirts with his image many times. Not a word is said by the teachers.
35 posted on 02/12/2008 9:34:55 AM PST by texas_mrs (Republicans, change your icon. Elephants never forget, but you've forgotten Conservative principles.)
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To: x_plus_one

No not the RNC ... Conservatives are already divorcing themselves of the GOP and the GOP will continue to swerve left...

The Conservative talk shows like Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity will be hardest hit by Obma... see ya Talk Radio... you had your chance to rally the Moderates around the True Conservative candidate (Fred Thompson) but since you talking heads failed to do that the entire movement suffers when will you take responsibility? So instead you sulk over McCain and don’t see the Forest for the trees...

You know you all came to late with the Mitt endorsements you missed the rally point.... Now you owe all Republicans an appology...

36 posted on 02/12/2008 9:36:37 AM PST by tomnbeverly (If Islamic Jihad is an existential threat then the candidate that should be POTUS is a no brainer.)
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To: The_Republican

“Just wondering if this a ploy to build some support amongs Hispanics.”

Have you watched any of Obama’s speeches? To his chanting about change, he has the crowd shouting in response, “Si se puede, Si se puede!!”

38 posted on 02/12/2008 9:39:20 AM PST by Kimberly GG (God Bless our true conservative patriots..... Duncan Hunter & Family!!)
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To: massgopguy

Killer Chic

By Myles Kantor | March 5, 2004

Grow a lousy beard, don’t cut your hair, commit mass murder, wreck an economy, and you too can be on the silver screen.

Leftists worldwide mourned the Argentine Ernesto “Che” Guevara after his execution in October 1967 following a failed attempt to communize Bolivia. Historian and journalist Erik Durschmied notes:

(R)allies were held from Mexico to Santiago, Algiers to Angola, Cairo to Calcutta. The population of Budapest and Prague lit candles; the picture of a smiling Che appeared in London and Paris…when a few months later, riots broker out in Berlin, Paris, and Chicago, and from there the unrest spread to the American campuses, young men and women wore Che Guevara T-shirts and carried his pictures during their protest marches.

Guevara’s image remains widespread. While in Tel Aviv last year, at least twice I saw people with Guevara t-shirts. He has also appeared throughout Haiti’s largest slum thanks to one of former tyrant Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s thugs.

It was just a matter of time before Hollywood celebrated Guevara, which already has a long history of affection for Fidel Castro.

Benicio Del Toro will play Guevara in Terrence Malick’s Che, set to begin production in July and co-starring Javier Bardem, who played the persecuted Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas in 2000’s Before Night Falls. Malick has been reported as also writing the script, which focuses on Guevara’s final years.

Robert Redford’s production, The Motorcycle Diaries, adapts Guevara journal of his travels through Latin America in his 20s and stars Gael García Bernal, a popular Mexican actor who also played Guevara in the Showtime miniseries Fidel. García Bernal has said of Guevara, “He’s a person that changed the world and really forces me to change the rules of what I am.” Redford met with Castro in January and screened the movie for Guevara’s relatives, whose widow called it “excellent.”
Guevara’s adaptation, though, will likely be characterized less by revelation than romanticism—no trivial difference given his savage sympathies and deeds.

In David Mamet’s House of Games, a con man refers to a “tell” or indicator of someone’s character. Guevara showed such indicators well before he caused so much havoc in Cuba, as part of Fidel Castro’s regime.

In December 1953, the 25-year-old Guevara was in Costa Rica. He wrote to his aunt from San José after seeing the United Fruit Company’s holdings in Costa Rica, “I have sworn before a picture of our old, much lamented comrade Stalin [who died in March] that I will not rest until I see these capitalist octopuses annihilated.” Guevara’s travel journal includes this passage:

I now feel my dilated nostrils, savoring the acrid odor of gunpowder and blood, of enemy death; I now tense my body, ready for the struggle, and I prepare my being as a sacred place so that in it resounds with new vibrations and new hopes the bestial howl of the triumphant proletariat.

He likewise wrote to a friend in December 1957, “Because of my ideological background, I belong to those who believe that the solution of the world’s problems lies behind the so-called iron curtain....” By the middle of that year, Guevara had met the Castro brothers in Mexico City and was a comandante in their military campaign to overthrow Fulgencio Batista.

In October 1958, Guevara ordered rebel coordinator Enrique Oltuski to rob banks to finance operations. Oltuski refused, and Guevara wrote in his diary, “When I told him to give us a report of all the banks in the towns, to attack them and take their money, they threw themselves on the ground in anguish.”

When a boy in Guevara’s forces stole some food, however, he ordered him shot. Guevara also personally executed a peasant named Eutimio Guerra who informed on the rebels and described the act in his diary:

I ended the problem giving him a shot with a .32 pistol in the right side of the brain, with exit orifice in the right temporal. He gasped for a little while and was dead. Upon proceeding to remove his belongings I couldn’t get off the watch tied by a chain to his belt, and then he told me in a steady voice farther away than fear: “Yank it off, boy, what does it matter…” I did so and his possessions were now mine.

Accordingly, Guevara became “supreme prosecutor” at Havana’s La Cabaña fortress after Batista fled Cuba. Here he presided over hundreds of executions in proceedings that even a sympathetic biographer notes “were carried out without respect for due process.”

“Individualism,” Guevara told a group in August 1960, “tomorrow should be the proper utilization of the whole individual at the —— benefit of the community.”

This was a far cry from Cuban founding father José Martí, who wrote, “Respect for freedom and for the ideas of others, of even the most wretched being, is my fanaticism.”
As would befit a Stalinist, Guevara pioneered Cuba’s gulag system. Socialist scholar Samuel Farber notes:

Clearly, Che Guevara played a key role in inaugurating a tradition of arbitrary administrative, non-judicial detentions, later used in the UMAP [Military Units to Aid Production] camps for the confinement of dissidents and social “deviants”: homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, practitioners of secret Afro-Cuban religions such as Abakua, and non-political rebels. In the ‘80s and ‘90s this non-judicial, forced confinement was also applied to AIDS victims.

The first of these camps was in Guanahacabibes, “at the remote, rocky, and devilishly hot westernmost tip of Cuba.” Guevara spoke of those sent there as “people who have committed crimes against revolutionary morals.”

Add to this Guevara’s efforts to wreck other countries and the economic devastation he promoted while head of Cuba’s National Bank. Farber observes, “Guevara’s collectivism was pure, unadulterated Stalinism.”

Herbert Matthews, who glamorized Castro before 1959 in The New York Times, referred to Guevara as “a firm believer in maximum centralization.”

Vladimir Nabokov once described his sentiment for the Soviet Union as “healthy contempt.” Ernesto Guevara, an architect of atrocity, subjugation, and ruin, deserves nothing less.

39 posted on 02/12/2008 9:41:45 AM PST by Dqban22
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To: texas_mrs

Thanks for the info. I think you are right.

40 posted on 02/12/2008 9:42:50 AM PST by The_Republican (You know why Chelsea Clinton is so Ugly? Because Janet Reno is her Father! LOL! - Mac is Back!)
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