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Democrats have made many outrageous comments recently. Rep. Maxine Waters said the Tea Party could “go to hell.” Another member of the Congressional Black Caucus, Andre Carson, said that the Tea Party wants blacks “hanging from a tree.” Now, James Hoffa, president of the Teamsters Union, tells union members that they are ready to go to political war with Republicans and take the “sons of bitches” out.
A comment that didn’t get the coverage the above comments got, but that I believe is revealing of the warped ideas in far-left Democrat’s heads, is Bob Beckel’s defense of Che Guevara on The Five as a freedom fighter. http://www.breitbart.tv/bob-beckel-che-guevara-was-freedom-fighter/
Che has been a hero of the American left since long before his death at the hands of the Bolivian Army in 1960. In reality he was a communist thug, murderer, and all around bad guy. The fact that Che is held in such high esteem by Beckel and other’s on the left gives us a glimpse into how their minds work and what they believe is worthy of admiration.
The progressive left simply has a self-image of moral superiority. Whether a progressive is a communist revolutionary in the jungle or an academic in an ivy-covered tower, progressives look on them as superior to those who don’t agree with the progressive world view. That world view is that even thugs like Che who are supposedly “ideologically motivated” are smarter and serve society better, even when they do evil (like indiscriminate killing) along the way.
That’s why labor leaders over the years could crack heads, engage in corruption, and break the law and still be icons of the left.
However, any American who professes to believe in freedom, liberty, and the American way that can look up to people like Che Guevara simply either doesn’t know or understand who he was and what he did or they have a warped sense of right and wrong. I believe it’s the latter.
No doubt moderators in the many upcoming Republican debates will ask Republican candidates if they believe in evolution, does God talk to them, and other questions designed to reveal their politically incorrect views. I hope when Republicans chose their nominee and he or she debates President Obama, those same moderators will ask Barack Obama what his opinion is about Che, Mao Zedong and other thugs whose images have adorned the T-shirts of liberals over the years. And I hope they ask him why progressives are blind to their monumental hypocrisy and double standard.
Of course they won’t. So it’s up to Americans to figure this all out for ourselves.
So no one will misunderstand me. As I have said many times. There are plenty of good Democrats and liberals. They’ve just been overshadowed and infected by radical progressives lately. The best disinfectant is a little sunshine.