Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Obama's hard core Marxist.

According to LGF, Barack Obama's official blogger, Sam Graham-Felsen, is such a hardcore Marxist that even some on the Left are disturbed by his presence on the Obama staff.

Maybe its time Democrats start probing a little more deeply into exactly what kind of "change" Obama has in mind.

6 comments:

professor ed said...

My my. We find one of Obama's Texas campaigne offices displaying a large picture of Che Guevera, and now we are alterted to a "hard core Marxist" on his staff. Yes, definitely the more moderate Democrats (I know there are still some out there) should look closely at this highest office seeker. If he should happen to get his party's nomination, you KNOW we can count on the Grand Old Party conducting a thourgh background check on Obama's political and personal life; including the "friends" he has kept, and is keeping.

Brent said...

I hardly have the time or inclination to respond to every Obama smear on this site, but I'll respond to Professor Ed. For the record, the flag in question was not at an office under the control of Obama or his campaign. (http://factcheck.barackobama.com/
factcheck/2008/02/12/on_reports_of_
an_inappropriate.php)

The flag was put up by a single volunteer in her work area and from my understanding was later taken down.

professor ed said...

The following is taken from "What would JFK do? The Boston Globe F..." via a Nexis-Lexis search. I think it is worth noting:
Guevara, around which the word `revolution' revolves." But Che's idea of revolution was anything but romantic. What he cherished was hatred and murder: "Hatred as an element of struggle," he wrote in 1967, "unbending hatred for the enemy, which pushes a human being beyond his natural limitations, making him into an effective, violent, selective, and cold-blooded killing machine." It was a sentiment he expressed repeatedly - and lived up to.

With Che at his side, Castro toppled Fulgencio Batista in January 1959. "As soon as they had seized power," notes "The Black Book of Communism," a magisterial survey of communist crime in the 20th century, "they began to conduct mass executions inside the two main prisons, La Cabana and Santa Clara." As chief prosecutor of the new regime, Che oversaw the bloodbath, ordering hundreds of executions in the first months of 1959. Those he killed, "The Black Book" records, included "former comrades-in-arms who refused to abandon their democratic beliefs."

Like totalitarians of every stripe, Che didn't scruple at the death of innocents. "Quit the dallying!" he ordered Jose Vilasuso, a conscientious government lawyer who was seeking evidence against several prisoners. "Your job is a very simple one. Judicial evidence is an archaic and secondary bourgeois detail. This is a revolution! We execute from revolutionary conviction."

Time magazine once called Che the "Brains of the Cuban Revolution," and saluted his "icy calculation, vast competence, high intelligence, and ...perceptive sense of humor." A better description comes from journalist Humberto Fontova, who observes in "Exposing The Real Che Guevara" that Che was for Castro what Heinrich Himmer was for Hitler and Lavrenty Beria for Stalin - "the snarling enforcer." Fittingly, a massive drawing of Che adorns the headquarters of Cuba's secret police in Havana.

That this sadistic thug's face also adorns the office of a US presidential candidate's supporters is appalling and disgraceful. That the candidate couldn't bring himself to say so is even worse.

Jeff Jacoby's e-mail address is jacoby@globe.com

Brent said...

Professor Ed, I wasn't defending Che Guevara or the flag incident. My point is, do you really want to hold all candidates responsible for everything that even a single supporter of theirs might do? And are you willing to use that standard for every candidate? We'll never elect anyone if that's the case.

Brent said...

By the way, George W. had a confederate flag hanging in his dorm room. Are you equally outraged about that?

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/10/
books/review/10WIDMERL.html?
pagewanted=print&position=

professor ed said...

Brent:
Yes, I am equaly outraged at Bush and his "stars and bars" hanging in his dorm room, IF he was running for President of the US at the time.