This video reports shows protesters against Arizona's right to protect it's citizens from an invasion of illegal aliens, and all of the violent crime it brings. Right on cue, these people, who are demanding citizenship for criminals, pull out huge Mexican and Cuban flags. The Cuban flag has the picture of mass murderer Ernesto "Che" Guevara on it.
Che, a darling of the communist movement to this day, was a violent killer who helped Castro come to power in Cuba. At one point he was in charge of killing off enemies of the state through military firing squads, and other "creative ways." His victims are said to number in the tens of thousands.
Guevara, who was born in Argentina, was so violent and out of control Castro sent him packing. He then went around the world trying to start revolutions. Much like Barack Obama's Weather Underground terrorist buddies, Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, and Jeff Jones, Guevara's dream was world where only communism existed, ruled by violent dictators.
Might be a good time to remind everyone of this:
Here's an interview with Maria Isabel, who was a precinct captain for Barack Obama in Houston Texas. She is the one who placed the Cuban flag, with the mass murderer's likeness on it, in the Obama for America campaign office. She's a real winner:
In February of 2008 World Net Daily had this to offer up:
Che flag sends 'disturbing" message about Obama
Candidate attracts "people who think mass murderers are romantic revolutionaries'
The Fox TV affiliate in Houston has captured images of a volunteer in a campaign office for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama working in front of a flag featuring the image of Che Guevara, the South American revolutionary who became Fidel Castro's executioner after the communist takeover in Cuba.
And while the Obama campaign has issued a statement placing a modest distance between the campaign and its "volunteers," the issue of such an image on display in an office operating on behalf of a man hoping to be commander in chief of the world's last remaining superpower is raising alarms.
Even Obama supporters have been forced into corners because of the issue, with one likening the Texas state Republican Party to Guevara, to whom have been attributed hundreds of executions of anti-Castro leaders.
Under the heading "Barack Guevara," Investor's Business Daily raised some of the more pointed questions, to which the campaign responded only with a statement: "The office featured in this video is funded by volunteers of the Barack Obama Campaign and is not an official headquarters for his campaign."
"How is it a front-runner for the highest office in the land can reject an American flag on his lapel but permit the display of a huge Cuban flag at one of his offices, emblazoned with a mass murderer's mug?" the publication asked.
"Barack Obama, displaying the same 'anything goes' standard of patriotism he showed when he ostentatiously refused to wear a U.S. flag in his lapel, now shows he's got a whole different idea about patriotism," the publication continued.
"Rather than repudiate the image, Obama would only call it 'inappropriate,' apparently without insisting it be taken down. That contrasts with his dismissal of his Senate colleagues who wear lapel flags as 'hypocrites.' Some hypocrites," IBD said.
"The display of the Castroite flag with Che's picture on it sends a particularly disturbing message about his campaign. Apparently, Obama tends to attract the kind of people who think of mass murderers like Che and Fidel as romantic revolutionaries. Those same people see Obama as a man with a messianic message.
"These are the voters he'll be indebted to should he win higher office," the publication warned.
But even worse, such a situation "coincides uncomfortably" with the candidate's demands for a "no-strings-attached" relationship between the United States and communist Cuba.
"Obama's naive idealism is based on a false understanding of history. Cuba is a nation that aimed Soviet missiles at us in 1962 and is likely to do the same if and when Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez gets advanced weapons from Russia or Iran," IBD said.
And, the publication said, that's not all: Cuba also in 1962 tried to launch a 9/11-style attack on New York's subways, a plot masterminded by Guevara, and in 1982 it tried to get the U.S.S.R. to launch nukes at the U.S. In 1996, Cuba shot down two airplanes and killed six Americans who were trying to rescue Cuban refugees at sea.
"Had a political candidate in Latin American pasted up a picture of Che at election time, there'd be no doubt where he stood – ones who did just that are now running countries with names like Bolivia and Venezuela. Is that what Obama really stands for?"
In a commentary on National Review, there was surprise that the Obama team only called the flag "inappropriate."
"What does it say that among these Obama volunteers, none of them thought to say, 'Hey, fellas, you know, this guy ran show trials and executions … Is this really the image of 'change' we want to project to the electorate?'"
Some Obama supporters defended the candidate's response.
Steve Benen, a Huffington Post contributor, wrote in his Carpetbaggerrerport blog, "If it behooves Obama to renounce Che, would it also behoove [GOP candidate John] McCain to renounce the Texas GOP's lunacy?"
He had explained, "The far-right sure does find some odd things to get excited about" and describes the outrage over the Guevara flag as a "major-league freak-out."
Benen said he wanted to "nip this in the bud."
"The reality is, a volunteer found office space in advance of actual campaign staffers arriving in Houston. One of these volunteers put up the flag, presumably taken from some dorm-room wall. When actual, paid campaign aides show up – they're due by the end of the week – one can safely assume the flag will be gone."
He likened the Texas GOP to Guevara because he says it suggests the U.S. monetary system be returned to the gold standard, the decriminalization of sodomy be reversed, the IRS be abolished and the U.S. should drop out of the United Nations.
On the Lone Star Times website, the authors said they had tentatively identified the volunteer as a Maria Isabel, based on her matching photos and identification in an earlier news report.
And on the Powerline Blog, the authors criticized the Obama campaign's "muted" response.
"This incident is significant, however, in that it reveals what sort of change at least some of Obama's supporters think he has in mind. Are they wrong? Maybe, but what has Obama said or done to disabuse them of the idea that he is a Che-admiring leftist?" the authors said.
"Then again, maybe these far-left Obama supporters are 'confused' because they've been following his votes in the Senate. Obama was one of only 29 senators who voted to filibuster the provision of the FISA reform bill that extended immunity to telecommunications companies that cooperate with law enforcement and intelligence authorities in identifying international terrorist communications," they wrote.
Think Maria Isabel was just a misguided nutbag, and Obama isn't a fellow traveler? Remember, in his book Dreams of my Father the one allegedly ghost written by terrorist Bill Ayers, Obama claims to have sought out the Marxist professors, and revolutionaries while in college. Left Coast Rebel has a marvelous piece describing Obama's college years that you can read here.
Enough about Che and Obama, for now. Let's get back to the protesters in Arizona, the ones who rushed the Maricopa County Jail. They look well organized, huh? Well they should. As Michelle Malkin reports, this was all pure astroturf. More than 550 union thugs, Barack Obama's paid enforcers, from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) boarded 11 buses in Los Angeles, California for the ride over to Phoenix to protest the Arizona law.
Open-borders/SEIU caravan to Arizona: You read it here first
On June 29, I shared an outraged e-mail from an L.A. government worker lambasting the SEIU for using worker dues to organize a pro-illegal immigration bus ride to protest Arizona’s immigration enforcement law. SB1070 goes into effect this week. Flashback:
I am a member of SEIU because, as an employee of Los Angeles County I have to be, and today I received an email from their office detailing how I can get a free seat on a bus from L.A. to Phoenix…to protest SB 1070. I am furious over this and wrote an email back to them to tell them so. I forget to mention to them I am especially upset over them using my dues to pay for this bus and the trip.
I fully support the intent of SB 1070, all the efforts of Gov. Jan Brewer, and the efforts of “Stand with Arizona”…I believe our borders should be firmly closed, and Mexicans should stand in line with all other would-be emigres from all other countries, get a passport and visa like everyone else, and come here legally…Further, we are the only country in the world that has wide-open borders and lets in criminals along with elderly women who only want to be maids. What on earth are we thinking? This will ruin our country! Thanks for all you are doing.
Well, just as my reader indicated, the purple shirts and reconquistas will soon be hitting the road. And masses of them will be bused into Arizona funded by worker dues.
The L.A. Times confirms:
As a judge weighs whether to halt Arizona’s controversial immigration law, hundreds of Los Angeles union members and activists are planning a bus caravan to Phoenix on Thursday — the day the law is set to take effect.
More than 550 people plan to ride on 11 buses to Arizona to stage a protest and launch a partnership with Arizona groups to boost voter registration. During the one-day trip, sponsored by the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, participants will meet with Phoenix Police Chief Jack Harris, march to the state Capitol and hold a vigil. The participants represent 32 unions.
Just remember: For every shamnesty-shilling union worker you see on the streets, there are untold union workers like my reader who object.
Nice huh? Remember, before he departed the SEIU, Andy Stern then head of that fine organization, was the number one visitor to the White House. Had more meetings with Obama and members of the regime than anyone else. For those that don't know, SEIU was founded by the Radkes, the same people who founded ACORN. In many cities they still share offices. Barack Obama's job as a "community organizer" for ACORN was teaching the rent-a-mobs the finer art of street thuggery and Saul Alinsky's vision for a communist America.
But wait, there's more! These clowns at the Mets game in New York had to show their stupidity on Friday:
Men Run Onto Citi Field With Mexican Flags
NEW YORK - Two men carrying Mexican flags in protest of Arizona's immigration law ran into the outfield during the seventh inning of the New York Mets' game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night at Citi Field.
The men were apprehended by security fairly quickly without much incident.
Prior to the game, about 40 people across the street from the ballpark chanted "Oppose racism!" and "Boycott Arizona!"
Others stationed closer to the subway exit handed out leaflets that requested Major League Baseball move next year's All-Star game out of Phoenix.
“It’s not going to distract me. I’m here to play baseball,” Diamondbacks interim manager Kirk Gibson said after his team’s 9-6 victory over the Mets. “You have an opinion, I have an opinion. They have the right to say what they want, but it’s no distraction.”
As the trespassers were taken from the field people in the stands started chanting "USA, USA."
Lots of things to consider here. First, do these protesters, paid or otherwise, who want amnesty for some 20 million illegals really think the best way to achieve that is to wave the flag of another nation as well as one with the image of a communist mass murderer? Do they really think that will win the hearts and minds of the American people?
One thing I've noticed over my lifetime, immigrants, legal immigrants come to America and love our country. The proudly wave the AMERICAN flag, and try to learn our customs, and way of life. Legal immigrants who become citizens generally become the best Americans. They appreciate this country and the opportunities it offers to those who just want to put out an effort. They help make America great.
By contrast, this mix of communist agitators, union thugs, and illegal aliens only want to cause trouble and take. By waving the Mexican flag it's pretty obvious they don't care about the United States, and only see this nation as a place to get hand outs and preferential treatment. One wonders why they don't put the effort into reforming their own countries, much like our founder did, rather than come here and tear this nation apart.
Then there is Barack Obama. It's plain as day that he is part of the problem. He relates to the communist agitators and union thugs. He sides with these people, because he is one of them. It is simply unbelievable that the American people fell for this radical in the first place. All of the warning signs were there.He is a dangerous man who is harming our country in ways that may never be healed.
It seems our only hope is to take back Congress in November, in a big way, and work to stop the Obama regime's radical agenda at every turn. Then we can turn our focus on ridding the nation of this communist menace and his followers.