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The picture of President Barack Obama standing with Raoul Castro in front of a large image of Che Guevara speaks volumes. At the very least, Pres. Obama’s advance team is incompetent. At worst, the President has no problem identifying himself with one of the most brutal communist murders in modern history, something no American president should ever do.

As Michael J. Totten write in World Affairs, “The truth about Che now has its boots on. He helped free Cubans from the repressive Batista regime, only to enslave them in a totalitarian police state worst than the last. He was Fidel Castro’s chief executioner, a mass-murderer who in theory could have commanded any number of Latin American death squads, from Peru’s Shining Path on the political left to Guatemala’s White Hand on the right.”

Wherever you stand on the U.S. official recognition of Cuba, President Obama’s management of foreign affairs during his time in office has only two possible explanations. Either the President is totally ignorant of foreign affairs and therefore incompetent in the management of them or President Obama has more sympathy for America’s enemies than he has for America.

While many argue the latter is more the case than the former, I tend to believe that both are equally at play. His ignorance of foreign affairs gives him a false sense of reality about American’s enemies, as evidenced by his dealings with Russia and Iran. At the same time, his revulsion, passed down to him by his father, of Western colonialism, and his experience with the pro-socialist/communist views of his mother, forged his world view.

We can’t climb into Barack Obama’s head, so it’s not possible to know what mixture of incompetence and anti-Americanism affect his foreign policy decisions at any given time. I speculate, however, that Pres. Obama will cherish the photo of him standing in front of Che’s image with Raoul Castro. If you believe Pres. Obama has done just about all the damage he’s going to do to America, he’s not done yet. God only knows what he has up his sleeves for the next seven months. And after the election, regardless of who becomes our next president, Barack Obama will be ever-present in the media underpinning his legacy.


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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.

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