Skip to comments.Obama to designate Chavez home as nat'l monument
Posted on 10/01/2012 5:12:46 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
WASHINGTON In a move aimed at shoring up support from Hispanic and progressive voters, President Barack Obama will designate the California home of labor leader Cesar Chavez as a national monument.
Obama will establish the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument in Keene, Calif., during a campaign swing through California next week.
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Not Satire? ...I had to look twice.
Can these symbolic gestures actually work? I have doubts.
Oh, I thought it was *Hugo* for a moment.
Obama probably thought it was Hugo Chavez.
Courageous move,Osama.Comrade Chavez will surely return the favor with the house in Caracas where you had your first lovefest with Venezuelan Marching Powder.
Yeah, that’ll make up for all the Mexicans murdered by Fast & Furious, as documented by Univision.
I’m OK with this.
After seeing the headline, I thought that it may have come from The Onion.
Bot sure how many people know this but......Chavez Camp as the locals call it, originally was a Tuburculosis hospital. Seems appropriate. Lol
Obama continues to break new ground in cynical pandering.
Wasn’t Cesar Chavez’s main goal to organize Mexican-American citizen and legal resident farm workers? And didn’t he oppose illegal immigration because it drove down the wages of legal workers?
That’s what I recall, and I doubt those points will be made at the ceremony.
But that sure won’t stop the shameless panderer during his reelection bid.
I remember back in the day when Chavez’s goons were around here trying to unionize the farm workers. We had a bus full of pickers and they refused to get off the bus until we promised them more money and my husband said go home. They came back the next day and got off the bus and started picking. They told my husband that they beat the crap out of that guy.
The funny thing is that my husband was going to give them more money because it wasn’t a good crop and he knew it was going to cost more to pick it.
I thought it was satire, too...then saw AP.
Have to give that both a LOL! and a BARF.
This is not the Venezuela Chavez. This Chavez organized farm workers, for better pay, latrines and water to wash with, and protection from pesticides. Of course, being Labor I’m sure he did some bad things too.
One communist honoring another!
Cesar Chavez --- ImmigrationUh ... Barry, are you suuuuuure you know what you're doing? As you can see Cesar Chavez was not exactly a FRIEND of 'immigrants'. In fact it sounds like he was one of those dang Right Wing Extremist Tea Party Racists who want our border sealed tighter than a drum.
The UFW during Chávez's tenure was committed to restricting immigration. Chávez and Dolores Huerta, cofounder and president of the UFW, fought the Bracero Program that existed from 1942 to 1964. Their opposition stemmed from their belief that the program undermined US workers and exploited the migrant workers.
(pssst ... maybe he was a 'white hispanic'
Eeeeyuuuuu! Yuck! I’m close to runnin’ to the BR to lose my breakfast.
Why is Obama going through California at all with only 35 days left in the campaign?
Is it possible that their internal polls are showing the state is not as much of a ‘gimme’ anymore?
Sure they can, and Obama knows it.
Every time I see tomatoes for $2.50 in the grocery store, I say to myself: “Damn you, Cesar Chavez.”