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Che Guevara Connection in Obama Camp
Newsmax ^ | 3/4/08 | Humberto Fontova

Posted on 03/04/2008 7:22:02 AM PST by slickeroo

Che Guevara Connection in Obama Camp

Tuesday, March 4, 2008 8:01 AM

By: Humberto Fontova

Those Che Guevara posters recently spotted in Obama's Houston campaign offices were not hung by a young volunteer who dug the cool looking dude's awesome guitar licks for the Smashing Pumpkins, nor by an older one who thought she remembered the groovy guy with the beret "hangin" with Wavy Gravy at Woodstock.

The campaign volunteer who hung the Che poster is named Maria Isabel and according to the Lone Star Times, she hung similar banners from her balcony at home. Apparently she's no "low-level" volunteer either. She serves as a campaign 'precinct captain" and the co-chair of the Houston Obama Leadership Team.

Most interestingly, she is a middle-aged woman who was born in Cuba and lived there as a child during a period when Che Guevara was Cuba's chief executioner and second in command.

At the time, Cuba had the highest political incarceration and execution rate on earth, far surpassing that of their Soviet mentors and suitors. Pictures have surfaced (see Babalu blog.com) of Maria Isabel at several Obama campaign functions; arm in arm with Barack, in a bear hug with Michelle Obama, and apparently, very heavily involved in the Obama campaign.

Naturally, regarding the Che banner incident, the Obama campaign had nothing to fear from the mainstream media. But conservative sites and talk radio spread the story. Finally there emerged a formal disavowal, of sorts. "We were disappointed to see this picture" read the terse Campaign statement, "because it is both offensive to many Cuban-Americans � and Americans of all backgrounds � and because it does not reflect Senator Obama's views."

Not a hint, notice, that the campaign honchos or candidates themselves found Guevara "offensive," simply "unrepresentative of his views."

Michelle Obama's recent speech at UCLA might provide a clue on the lame tone of the Obama campaign's response.

Here's Michelle Obama at UCLA: "We live in isolation, and because of that isolation, we fear one another . . . [Barack Obama] is going to demand that you shed your cynicism, that you put down your division, that you come out of your isolation."

Here's Che Guevara from the jumble of soporific gibberish titled "Socialism and Man in Cuba" and widely regarded as his Magnum Opus: "The most important revolutionary aspiration is to see human beings liberated from their alienation. Lack of education makes [some] take the solitary road toward satisfying their own personal ambitions . . .

More from Michelle Obama: "Barack Obama will require you to work . . . that you move out of your comfort zones, that you push yourselves to be better, and that you engage. Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual �uninvolved, uninformed.

More Che Guevara: "The mass will carry out with matchless enthusiasm and discipline the tasks set by the government, whether in the field of the economy, culture, defense, sports, etc. With ideological education the individual will reach total consciousness as a social being."

Michelle Obama: "We have to fix our souls � our souls are broken in this nation . . . We can change the world! We can! We can! We can!"

Che Guevara: "We must create a new consciousness, a New Man. We recognize the individual's quality of incompleteness, of being an unfinished product. The vestiges of the past are brought into the present in one's consciousness, and a continual labor is necessary to eradicate them . . . Society as a whole must be converted into a gigantic school."

Those fated to attend Che's "gigantic school" recall it as a gigantic prison ringed with overflowing execution pits.

In the words of late James Burnham: "The liberal cannot strike wholeheartedly at the Communist for fear of wounding himself in the process." In brief, their hearts aren't in it.

A liberal cannot put his shoulder to the anti-communist wheel, knowing it will roll over his own toes. Their beliefs share too many premises with those of Marxists. They simply cannot work up the same dudgeon against mass-murdering Stalinists who craved (and came close to) the nuclear obliteration of their homeland, as they can against, say, Rush Limbaugh.

By many media accounts, the Obama campaign somehow plans inroads into the traditionally and overwhelmingly Republican voting habits of Cuban-Americans. Apparently these insufferable Cuban-Americans must � in the words of Michelle Obama � "move out" of their Republican "comfort zones."

Fidel Castro has already endorsed his dream ticket for 2008: Obama/Clinton. Nicaraguan Sandinista "leader" Daniel Ortega has endorsed Obama. "(The U.S.) is laying the foundations for a revolutionary change," he predicted.

The Sandinista anthem, by the way, contained the line "We will fight the U.S., the great enemy of humanity." The Communist Sandinistas lifted the line straight from Che Guevara. Michelle Obama's paraphrasing -- we sure hope! -- was unwitting.

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Humberto Fontova is the author of "Exposing the Real Che Guevara." Visit. www.hfontova.com.


TOPICS: Cuba; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: che; chebama; cultofobama; nobama
"The Liberal cannot put his shoulder to the anti-communist wheel knowing it will roll over his own toes"

I like that.

1 posted on 03/04/2008 7:22:03 AM PST by slickeroo
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To: slickeroo
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2 posted on 03/04/2008 7:25:59 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: slickeroo

Newsmax just discovering this? FReepers have long since discussed the Che links with Obamaniacs...


3 posted on 03/04/2008 7:26:02 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: slickeroo

Che is a myth (like Obama). His image of “It is better to die on your feet than live on your knees” is a rallying cry for immature youth who want to rebel and haven’t learned about tradeoffs.

“Motorcycle Diaries” is a wonderful movie, expect that it is about Che. It seems to be a different Che than the murderous thug who was Fidel’s compadre.

By the way, the same actor that portrayed Che is also the same actor that portrayed Fidel in a Mexican film portraying Fidel in a justified cause. Sure, Fulgencio Batista was corrupt beyond belief, but the “revolution” replaced the corrupt and twisted Batista with the ... corrupt and twisted Fidel.

Nice revolution. So many deaths and suffering to achieve an even more repressive and twisted place. Thanks a lot, Che!


4 posted on 03/04/2008 7:28:35 AM PST by whitedog57
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To: slickeroo

Che isn’t his only hero. His associations with the Weathermen, Farrakhan, and others show his true colors. Obama will turn the stars on our flag to his preferred color, red.

Will we be protected from such thinly veiled treachery or will the left’s lust for power be the undoing of us all?


5 posted on 03/04/2008 7:32:33 AM PST by Steamburg (Your wallet speaks the only language most politicians understand.)
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To: slickeroo

You know, Hillary might actually be better than this bozo.


6 posted on 03/04/2008 7:33:51 AM PST by Tribune7 (How is inflicting pain and death on an innocent, helpless human being for profit, moral?)
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To: slickeroo

Maria Isabel apparently is being groomed for... Chief of Staff? Secretary of State? Secretary of Defense?


7 posted on 03/04/2008 7:34:02 AM PST by C210N (The television has mounted the most serious assault on Republicanism since Das Kapital.)
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To: Temple Owl

ping


8 posted on 03/04/2008 7:34:06 AM PST by Tribune7 (How is inflicting pain and death on an innocent, helpless human being for profit, moral?)
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To: martin_fierro

We need that with the skull instead.


9 posted on 03/04/2008 7:35:06 AM PST by wastedyears (Iron Maiden in two weeks' time.)
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To: slickeroo

To tell a “liberal” about this issue, use this tactic:

Hey, did you hear about the McCain campaign headquarters that had the confederate flag prominently displayed behind the desk?

(wait for outrage and condemnation from leftist)

Oh, wait, that wasn’t McCain’s HQ, nor was it a confederate flag - it was Obama’s HQ and it was a huge Cuban flag with Che Guevera’s picture on it.


10 posted on 03/04/2008 7:35:38 AM PST by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: martin_fierro

Che what?

Oh Che can you see?


11 posted on 03/04/2008 7:41:35 AM PST by BlueStateBlues (Blue State for business, Red State at heart..)
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To: Tribune7

You know, Hillary might actually be better than this bozo.

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I NEVER DREAMED I would find a candidate that I would rather see Hillary as prez than that one. And this is not some freak out of the way candidate, this person might (and could probably) WIN!


12 posted on 03/04/2008 7:42:50 AM PST by Southerngl
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To: slickeroo
This is an old old story, and the owners of the picture were a couple of Cubans.
13 posted on 03/04/2008 7:42:56 AM PST by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: MrB

Oh, wait, that wasn’t McCain’s HQ, nor was it a confederate flag - it was Obama’s HQ and it was a huge Cuban flag with Che Guevera’s picture on it.

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You expect too much out of people. Most people would go “Who?” and “SO?”


14 posted on 03/04/2008 7:43:36 AM PST by Southerngl
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To: slickeroo

This is a non-issue in the MSM and among the Democrats because they AGREE with the Che supporters.

Is is accepted. Socialism has become acceptable. Revolution for the sake of liberalism is acceptable.

Flush the Koran? Bad. Burn up an SUV? No big deal.

The Left controls the Media, the Labor Unions, the Education System, and the vast majority of state and local Governments in this country. Liberal bureaucrats actually run much of all governments, including the Federal government.

Now, they are attempting to take over Religious institutions and many Corporations.

It is Liberal Facicsm.


15 posted on 03/04/2008 7:44:21 AM PST by rightinthemiddle (The Mainstream Media Controls Our Party. Go, RINOS!)
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To: Steamburg

We will be if the purist “true believer” conservatives stay home in November because McCain “ain’t perfect enough”.

I find all that crapola from them a lot like a spoiled little kid threatening to “take my ball and go home” because they didn’t get their way.


16 posted on 03/04/2008 7:47:33 AM PST by Emperor Palpatine ("There is no civility, only politics.")
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To: slickeroo

Anyone else get a REALLY creepy feeling about Obama? All this stuff just bubbling beneath the surface of his life, waiting for a chance to come forth.


17 posted on 03/04/2008 7:50:04 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Southerngl
Dittos.

I never dreamed I'd say I would crawl over broken glass to vote for McInsane.

18 posted on 03/04/2008 7:55:59 AM PST by Tribune7 (How is inflicting pain and death on an innocent, helpless human being for profit, moral?)
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To: slickeroo; All
Che-Obama
19 posted on 03/04/2008 7:58:14 AM PST by musicman
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To: MEGoody
Anyone else get a REALLY creepy feeling about Obama?

Have to say it isn't a new feeling for me. Gut feeling from the beginning he is bad news for the USA.

John McCain can beat BHO in the general election, not sure he can beat Hillary. She's as scary as Barack Hussein Obama, she just hides it better.

20 posted on 03/04/2008 9:17:11 AM PST by BARLF
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To: martin_fierro; PJ-Comix
The campaign volunteer who hung the Che poster is named Maria Isabel. . . .


HOW DO YOU FREE OBAMA FROM MARIA?
Tune: "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?"

She's on TV and there we see
"Obama in '08";
So far, so good, but then we see
How else she decorates:
Guevara's mug, that brutal thug,
And a Cuban flag--oh, great!
And all of this is sticking to Obama!

She's always seen campaigning,
But her presence is a pain;
She's always doing one more thing
We have to then explain.
I hate to have to say it,
But I think it's very plain:
Maria's not an asset to Obama!

Each time she's seen as being with our staff,
Maria makes a gaffe!

How do you free Obama from Maria?
How do you stop the news from being spread?
How do you find a word that means Maria?
A Commie campaigner! A Bolshevik babe! A Red!

Many a Marxist goal you'd like to further,
Many a thing to tax across the land;
But how do you take away
The picture of her and Che?
How can you let her ruin what you planned?

Oh, how do you free Obama from Maria?
How do you make a moonbat understand?

When she's answering the phone,
Chanting, "Revolución!"
This is maybe not the image that we need.
I'm afraid our "Si, se puede!"
Could be changed and even made a
Slogan saying, "Yes, the struggle will succeed!"

She is campaign suicide,
Driving voters from our side;
She could throw our poor Barack beneath the bus.
She's an early spring surprise
From the Workers' Paradise.
She's rebelling! She's revolting! She's with us!

How do you free Obama from Maria?
How do you stop the news from being spread?
How do you find a word that means Maria?
A Commie campaigner! A Bolshevik babe! A Red!

Many a Marxist goal you'd like to further,
Many a thing to tax across the land;
But how do you take away
The picture of her and Che?
How can you let her ruin what you planned?

Oh, how do you free Obama from Maria?
How do you make a moonbat understand?

21 posted on 03/04/2008 9:47:52 AM PST by Charles Henrickson (The wag tailoring the doggerel)
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To: slickeroo
Same article/author at FrontPage Magazine [ http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=F5EBBE20-0A17-44CE-8ADD-801A912C1374  ] however it seems to read slightly different. Last three paragraphs:

[Snip] By many media accounts, the Obama campaign plans inroads into the traditionally and overwhelmingly Republican voting habits of Cuban-Americans. Apparently these Cuban-Americans must -- in the words of Michelle Obama -- "move out" of their Republican "comfort zones."

It seems, however, that Obama wants Cuban-Americans to move very far out of their comfort zones, indeed. Besides proposing to meet Raul Castro without pre-conditions as President, Obama also proposes to lift the limited U.S. travel restrictions to Cuba.  "Lifting the travel ban to Cuba would be a gift to the Castros," explained Cuban defector Alcibiades Hidalgo, who until 2002 served as Raul Castro's Chief of Staff.

Fidel Castro has already endorsed his dream ticket for 2008: Obama/Clinton. Nicaraguan Sandinista "leader" Daniel Ortega has also endorsed Obama. "(The U.S.) is laying the foundations for a revolutionary change," he predicted.  So far, Obama indicates that he does plan a revolutionary change in regard to Cuba.  And Michelle Obama's eerie depiction of her husband as a type of socialist strongman requiring the American people to work doesn't suggest that the Cuban people can expect that it will be change for the better. [Snip]

22 posted on 03/04/2008 9:56:56 AM PST by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: BARLF
She's as scary as Barack Hussein Obama, she just hides it better.

I guess that's a matter of opinion.

23 posted on 03/04/2008 10:51:23 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: slickeroo

And just like her idol Che, Obama’s candidacy got shot full of holes yesterday.


24 posted on 03/05/2008 5:57:30 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat; but they know what's best for us)
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