Skip to comments.President lands for SF fundraisers - lays red rose on Cesar Chavez grave
Posted on 10/09/2012 2:17:37 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
President Barack Obama arrived smiling and waving Monday afternoon at San Francisco International Airport for an overnight stop to milk financial supporters.
The president bounded down the steps of Air Force One after it touched down a little before 2 p.m. He greeted dozens of cheering guests on the tarmac, shaking hands and high-fiving a child on his father's shoulders......
(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...
No doubt it was a "Beloved Hybrid Tea Rose" AKA the "Cesar Chavez Rose"
Socialism, Social Democracy AKA The Third Way ".....By the post-World War II period, most social democrats in Europe had abandoned all remaining ideological connection to Marxism. The development of liberal socialism that began in the 1920s by figures such as G. D. H. Cole, R. H. Tawney, and Carlo Rosselli that fused liberal and socialist ideals while rejecting both Marxism and state socialism, has influenced social democracy including social democrats in favour of the Third Way.
Critics of contemporary social democracy such as Jonas Hinnfors argue that when social democracy abandoned Marxism it also abandoned socialism and has become in effect a liberal capitalist movement. Those who believe that social democracy abandoned socialism contend that it did so in the 1930s by endorsing Keynesian welfare capitalism. Socialist political theorist Michael Harrington argues that social democracy historically supported Keynesianism as part of a "social democratic compromise" between capitalism and socialism. This compromise created welfare states which Harrington contends that although it did not allow for the immediate creation of socialism, it "recognized noncapitalist, and even anticapitalist, principles of human need over and above the imperatives of profit"........"
Re: Third Way:"......Advocates of laissez-faire capitalism, are staunch opponents of a mixed economy, even in the weaker form of the "third way." In 1990, after the dismantling of his country's communist government, Czechoslovakia's finance minister, Václav Klaus, declared, "We want a market economy without any adjectives. Any compromises with that will only fuzzy up the problems we have. To pursue a so-called Third Way is foolish. We had our experience with this in the 1960s when we looked for a socialism with a human face. It did not work, and we must be explicit that we are not aiming for a more efficient version of a system that has failed. The market is indivisible; it cannot be an instrument in the hands of central planners."......"
Re: Mixed Economy: "Mixed economy is an economic system in which both the state and private sector direct the economy, reflecting characteristics of both market economies and planned economies. Most mixed economies can be described as market economies with strong regulatory oversight, and many mixed economies feature a variety of government-run enterprises or government provision of public goods.
The basic idea of the mixed economy is that the means of production are mainly under private ownership; that markets remain the dominant form of economic coordination; and that profit-seeking enterprises and the accumulation of capital remain the fundamental driving force behind economic activity. However, unlike a free-market economy, the government would wield considerable indirect influence over the economy through fiscal and monetary policies designed to counteract economic downturns and capitalism's tendency toward financial crises and unemployment, along with playing a role in interventions that promote social welfare. Subsequently, some mixed economies have expanded in scope to include a role for indicative economic planning and/or large public enterprise sectors.
There is not one single definition for a mixed economy, but the definitions always involve a degree of private economic freedom mixed with a degree of government regulation of markets. The relative strength or weakness of each component in the national economy can vary greatly between countries. Economies ranging from the United States to Cuba have been termed mixed economies. The term is also used to describe the economies of countries which are referred to as welfare states, such as the Nordic countries. Governments in mixed economies often provide environmental protection, maintenance of employment standards, a standardized welfare system, and maintenance of competition.
As an economic ideal, mixed economies are supported by people of various political persuasions, typically centre-left and centre-right, such as social democrats or Christian democrats. Mixed economies are also promoted by fascists in the form of corporatism, involving a tripartite arrangement between labor, business and the state for the purposes of diminishing class-conflict and unifying the national economy through class collaboration for the purposes of national unity. Supporters view mixed economies as a compromise between state socialism and free-market capitalism that is superior in net effect to either of those..."
Click on rose and read the list of groups who link to it......all the way to the bottom of the page.
U.S. 'Congratulates' Venezuela on Election "....... From the pool report, which details a gaggle held by White House spokesman Jay Carney:
-Carney said US congratulates Venezuelan people on its election, while noting the US has its differences with Chavez.
President Obama is on his way to tour Cesar E. Chavez National Monument in California....."
White House Web Site: Honoring the Memory of My Grandfather, César E. Chávez "Today the President traveled to Keene, California to honor the memory of César Estrada Chávez, by designating the property at Nuestra Señora Reina de la Paz as a National Monument. Although César Chavez was one of my heroes, he was also my grandfather which made todays dedication so moving and powerful. La Paz was my grandparents home and the headquarters of the United Farm Workers of America (UFW) since the early 1970s but to a young child growing up in the farm workers movement it was also our playground. ....."
President Barack Obama and Helen Chavez place a rose at the gravesite of Cesar Chavez before the dedication ceremony for the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument in Keene, Calif., Oct. 8, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Shoring up his communist base no doubt...
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Yes. This is the Democratic Party today.
Celebrating Communist dictators?
I guess they are warming up for a name change..The USSA.
I am glad that I got out while I could.
If this scum is not defeated next month, it is all over for the USA.
So does The Democrat Socialist of America still have a red rose on it’s home page?
Compare the love and respect shown here to this:
Obama tosses his flower at the memorial for the 3,000 victims of the WTC attacks on 9/11, while the McCains placed their flowers more respectfully.
This shows what a deluded bubble The Marxist is in right now. You’d think he would be running as far away from this guy at election time as possible. What’s next, a televised lunch with Bill Ayers?
I’m sure they’ll have to modify the name on that site; can’t have a Catholic name on a gubmint site...
I may be wrong about this, but in the last 4 years, I cannot remember a single instance of Obama or his wife ever visiting the gravesite of Martin Luther King. Yet, he mourns the burial site of Chavez.....
I suspect that he’d do the same for Che, Castro, Chavez et al when the time comes.
Black people. Do you still think Obama is “down with the [your] struggle?”
You’re right. I live a few miles from the gravesite of Martin Luther King and Obama has never been to the site.
But I have been to the gravesite when Bush visited. All Bush wanted to do was put a wreath at the gravesite. A near riot almost broke out. I’ve never seen a President treated so shamefully. And yet Bush never complained.
Obama doesn’t care about white people.
Love your post!
Just shoring up his base I guess, although the local Latino population does not seem that willing to vote for him.
Guess Barry is desperate to keep the dead Mexican vote. He already has the sizable illegal alien vote in CA.
Cesar Chavez OPPOSED ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION!!!
Their efforts contributed to Congress ending the Bracero Program in 1964. In 1973, the UFW was one of the first labor unions to oppose proposed employer sanctions that would have prohibited hiring undocumented immigrants. Later during the 1980s, while Chávez was still working alongside Huerta, he was key in getting the amnesty provisions into the 1986 federal immigration act....." Source
Bracero Program "The Bracero Program (named for the Spanish term bracero, "strong-arm") was a series of laws and diplomatic agreements, initiated by an August 1942 exchange of diplomatic notes between the United States and Mexico, for the importation of temporary contract laborers from Mexico to the United States......"