Video: Campaign office decor of the day!

posted at 5:07 pm on February 11, 2008 by Allahpundit

Try to guess. Left-wing, cult of personality — you’ve got a 50/50 shot.

Who’d be the right-wing equivalent of Che, anyway? McVeigh? His body count’s lower but spiritually they’re two of a kind. Tack up a poster of him in some McCain outpost and see if the media notices. Click the image to watch.

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This is not Obama headquarters??!

kcd on February 11, 2008 at 5:10 PM

I was hoping it was Obama, then lo and behold: it was.

Darth Executor on February 11, 2008 at 5:11 PM

Wow… How out of touch with reality can you be.

regal on February 11, 2008 at 5:12 PM

Che only killed his own people. Much like Saddam

hinduconservative on February 11, 2008 at 5:12 PM

Never thought I’d say this but Obama scares me more than Hillary. Go! Hill Go!

kcd on February 11, 2008 at 5:14 PM

I’m sure Obama’s minister would approve.

mred on February 11, 2008 at 5:14 PM

Mass murder in the name of The People is OK. /sarcasm

Drum on February 11, 2008 at 5:17 PM

Obama is gonna get clobbered over this.

forest on February 11, 2008 at 5:17 PM

Shock…
I am utterly, totally shocked.
Seriously, why not a poster of Lenin?

Has Obama fired them yet?

Wise Golden on February 11, 2008 at 5:17 PM

Oh. Good. Lord.

Scary.

But I’ll betcha anything, now that this is out on HotAir, Obama’s spin control patrol will be contacting that office to get Guevara out of sight. This is seriously the kind of thing that could truly wreck his freight train.

Shirotayama on February 11, 2008 at 5:17 PM

It’s a Movement.. don’t ya’know.

Yes. We. Can!

Texas Gal on February 11, 2008 at 5:19 PM

It could ruin his campaign. God works in mysterous ways.

Wise Golden on February 11, 2008 at 5:19 PM

Hissssssssssssssss.

RushBaby on February 11, 2008 at 5:19 PM

I heard Obama wrote a book a few years ago. Really slammed white people. In fact, he all but said he hates them.

kcd on February 11, 2008 at 5:20 PM

Proof, positive that “change” will be an unbridled gallop towards the Communist Utopia.

Onward, Comrade Obama. Onward. Onward, illiterate and ignorant Obama supporters – your illiteracy and ignorance will be the foundation of the Worker’s Paradise.

And, if it isn’t Comrade Obama, it will be Comrade Clinton. I’m going to turn on the soap operas – Fox News – it’s almost time for As My Stomach Turns.

OhEssYouCowboys on February 11, 2008 at 5:21 PM

This is what we’re fighting. Does it really matter whether it’s Hillary or Obama? Different ends of the same hot dog.

stonemeister on February 11, 2008 at 5:22 PM

Oh. Good. Lord.

Scary.

But I’ll betcha anything, now that this is out on HotAir, Obama’s spin control patrol will be contacting that office to get Guevara out of sight. This is seriously the kind of thing that could truly wreck his freight train.

Shirotayama on February 11, 2008 at 5:17 PM

Naahhhh. This is the Democratic Primary. His stock probably just rose. Could hurt him in the general though. But it will be long forgotten by then.

Zetterson on February 11, 2008 at 5:22 PM

I heard Obama wrote a book a few years ago. Really slammed white people. In fact, he all but said he hates them.

kcd on February 11, 2008 at 5:20 PM

Funny, makes me wonder if he hates his mom and her own side of the family. ‘Specially after his dad only came home to visit ONCE after abandoning Mama Obama and and li’l baby Barack.

Shirotayama on February 11, 2008 at 5:22 PM

Well, Florida should be a little easier to win…

doubleplusundead on February 11, 2008 at 5:24 PM

WTF?

Who could be so totally tone deaf that they would think a Che banner, on a Cuban Flag no less, would be a good idea? I almost suspect a Clinton dirty trick!

Memo to B.O. I think I may have cracked the problem you are having with the Latino vote…

darkpixel on February 11, 2008 at 5:24 PM

stonemeister on February 11, 2008 at 5:22 PM

Different ends of the same hotdog. lol. Oprama ain’t gonna like that.

bloggless on February 11, 2008 at 5:24 PM

One thing that I have noticed about the current group of democrats, as opposed to their comrades of the 60′s and 70′s, is that they don’t hide their true beliefs as much. Even so, you would think that a national campaign would know better.

Harpoon on February 11, 2008 at 5:26 PM

Is Rove a film editor at Fox 26?

JammieWearingFool on February 11, 2008 at 5:27 PM

I don’t believe this. Has to be a setup. No one is that stupid.

But if true, it tells you where he’s getting all those record-breaking donations…Venezuela!

WTF?

I almost suspect a Clinton dirty trick!
darkpixel on February 11, 2008 at 5:24 PM

mksmithwriter on February 11, 2008 at 5:27 PM

Viva Obama, Viva la Revolucion!!

MikeHu on February 11, 2008 at 5:27 PM

Maybe B.Hussein Obama will give Fidel a cabinet position, if he’s still alive?
Or Hugo?
Obama might just move the frickin UN into the west wing.

shooter on February 11, 2008 at 5:28 PM

Apparently they are also Al Gore supporters too, since you see all the Che gear at all the Gorefests. Why is anyone surprised? It’s the Democrat latino machine in Houston.

flytier on February 11, 2008 at 5:28 PM

Of course the TV guy finds nothing remarkable in this at all.

PattyJ on February 11, 2008 at 5:28 PM

Memo to B.O. I think I may have cracked the problem you are having with the Latino vote…

darkpixel on February 11, 2008 at 5:24 PM

Well at least the South Florida Cuban vote. As for the rest of the country?

But Latinos are not a monolith.

Lessee…NY (Puerto Rican dominant latino grupo…already voted)….CA (Dominant Mexican latino grupo…already voted). VA and MD…predominantly central american latino and mainly Salvadoran at that, with a lot of Mexicans tossed into the mix…who else hasn’t voted yet?

Ahhhh….TEXAS. Overwhelmingly Mexican-American. Now I see it. Heck, Guevara is probably popular among the Mexicans. The likely logic they use: “We of Mexican heritage are downtrodden by the American Anglos. Guevara fought them, so we support him.”

Maybe this is B.O.’s way of trying to snatch Texas out of Hitlery’s grasp???

Shirotayama on February 11, 2008 at 5:29 PM

War is not the answere….

Unles you are communist revolutionary.

jukin on February 11, 2008 at 5:29 PM

That flag of Che and the connection to Obama connects well with this article from American Thinker.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/02/obamas_politics_of_collective.html

Irenaeus on February 11, 2008 at 5:29 PM

Hmmm….

Gallegos… wasn’t he being investigated for campaign finance shenanigans?

Romeo13 on February 11, 2008 at 5:30 PM

Isn’t everyone overreacting a bit here?
I mean who doesn’t have a bit of communist propaganda hanging up in their home or office?
Sure he murdered thousands of people in service of a totalitarian dictatorship, but what about all of the good things Che Guerva did?

billy on February 11, 2008 at 5:30 PM

That is just unreal. Can these people not read a history book? I mean one that tells the truth.

kahall on February 11, 2008 at 5:33 PM

Is this the Minister of Change’s way of getting the snot-nosed, illiterate, but “stylish,” punks who wear Che clothing to vote for him?

I’m just waiting for Minister Obama to hire Rage Against the Machine to play his victory party. I’m sure that the Marxist band will charge a lot, too – rich, Communists have high overheads, too.

OhEssYouCowboys on February 11, 2008 at 5:33 PM

To give it that kind of prominence in her office, she has to know what Che represents, and agree with it.
Viva la revolucion!

JeffWeimer on February 11, 2008 at 5:33 PM

Hillary will not be outdone.

Flags featuring Stalin have been handed out at all local Latino offices.

Viva La Communista!!!! Aye, yi, yi ,yi !!!!!

Hening on February 11, 2008 at 5:33 PM

So? Just because his most devoted followers tend to associate him with a communist mass murderer– does that mean that he wouldn’t make a really good president? It does? Oh. Never mind.

morganfrost on February 11, 2008 at 5:34 PM

History deserves to be repeated.

Kini on February 11, 2008 at 5:35 PM

McVeigh would be on the wall of Ron Paul headquarters, not McCain. He was anti-govt. to an extreme, probably a stormfronter….

jp on February 11, 2008 at 5:35 PM

I think its about time to distribute copies of Road to Serfdom to the masses

jp on February 11, 2008 at 5:37 PM

So, anyone here still planning on voting for Obama instead of either voting for McCain or sitting it out?

Hollowpoint on February 11, 2008 at 5:38 PM

Did you also notice that there is not a single American flag in the room?

Wise Golden on February 11, 2008 at 5:38 PM

I’m warning you now… get prepared to lose your minds. The people who will vote for Barack Hussein Obama do NOT CARE about issues, flags, policies, ideas or past records. Just like these same brain-dead, nitwits voted for Bill Clinton despite that he was a known rapist and ner-do-well, these people will NOT care about your issues. They will vote for Barack Hussein Obama because they love him. PERIOD. You can scream until you’re blue in the face (no pun intended) and no one will care about you.

People will not pay the slightest bit of attention to your arguments against Barack Hussein Obama.

If he is the Dem nominee he WILL be president.

No Republican can beat him.

Warner Todd Huston on February 11, 2008 at 5:38 PM

Wherever there is a jackboot stomping on a human face, there will be a well-heeled, Western liberal to explain that the face does, after all, enjoy free health care and 100 percent literacy.

John Derbyshire.

OhEssYouCowboys on February 11, 2008 at 5:39 PM

First of all, I zoned out… but there was no mention in that report of the Che flag, was there? Ridiculous.

Who’d be the right-wing equivalent of Che, anyway? McVeigh? His body count’s lower but spiritually they’re two of a kind. Tack up a poster of him in some McCain outpost and see if the media notices. Click the image to watch.

Allah, I have to say, I feel that’s a really dumb thing to say. Che is widely embraced by liberals, especially millions of liberal college kids. There’s even a Che picture up on the wall in dorm in an MTV condom commercial, because Che love is so mainstream among liberals.

Does McVeigh have some sort of fan base in the GOP I’m unfamiliar with? Granted, there are women who claim to fall in love with guys on death row, so there are freaks who support just about anyone and anything, so I imagine if you Googled long enough you might just be able to find some fringe dozen people who claim to be McVeigh fans. But you don’t see his picture and flags with his face come out at Pro-Life marches, or at NRA events. Does Michelle face a sea of McVeigh t-shirts when she does speaking events for Young America’s Foundation?

Come on, that was a ridiculous comparison.

RightWinged on February 11, 2008 at 5:42 PM

That flag of Che and the connection to Obama connects well with this article from American Thinker.

Irenaeus on February 11, 2008 at 5:29 PM

Excellent article at that link, thanks Irenaeus.

RushBaby on February 11, 2008 at 5:42 PM

good thing our military is right wing for the most part. No wonder they hate them, how could they ever fulfill their Che fantasies without them?

jp on February 11, 2008 at 5:43 PM

http://obamamessiah.blogspot.com/

ninjapirate on February 11, 2008 at 5:43 PM

I live in Houston, and am not surprised the local media didn’t pick up on that. They cater to the hispanic/latino viewers and are never going to be critical of hispanics/latinos, even when they celebrate murderers, trash the USA, or disobey our laws. It’s all about the ratings.

I’d be surprised if the national media cared about this at all. I doubt it. We’ll see…

pecan pie on February 11, 2008 at 5:46 PM

Leftist idiot: “but, but, but, you right wing nazi’s have pictures of Ronald Reagan everywhere. He bombed countries and killed people too, but for Che the ends justified the means. blah, blah, blah…….oh yeah, your a nazi”

Jonah Goldbergs latest book may prove to be perfect timing.

jp on February 11, 2008 at 5:47 PM

Che only killed his own people.

Unbathed Argentineans with pretensions to aristocracy?

Gerard on February 11, 2008 at 5:49 PM

I say put her on the terror watch list. Anyone that pins up “Stalin II” instead of George Washington or some other president, I have a problem with.

Zorro on February 11, 2008 at 5:49 PM

This fits Obama’s new campaign slogan.

Obama 08: Only the Guilty Will Be Charged.

Vote Sauron 08 on February 11, 2008 at 5:50 PM

Who’d be the right-wing equivalent of Che, anyway?

If not Reagan, Pinochet, maybe?

Kid from Brooklyn on February 11, 2008 at 5:50 PM

Hugo Chavez woke up this morning and said, “Hey what the @#*! Somebody stole my *#!#ing flag poster!

whitetop on February 11, 2008 at 5:51 PM

Che is widely embraced by liberals, especially millions of liberal college kids.

Yes, that’s exactly my point. You’d never see a McVeigh poster, and rightly so.

Allahpundit on February 11, 2008 at 5:51 PM

I say put her on the terror watch list. Anyone that pins up “Stalin II” instead of George Washington or some other president, I have a problem with.

Zorro on February 11, 2008 at 5:49 PM

Or even a simple American flag.

Wise Golden on February 11, 2008 at 5:51 PM

I submitted this to drudge. I doubt he picks up on it since I don’t think he likes hotair. He has a few lulzy places he could place that image.

———-
Key Texas Hispanic Endorses Obama…
[[image]]
[[descript]]
———-
U.S. population will soar to 438 million by 2050; Hispanic population will triple…
[[image]]
[[descript]]
———-
PAPER: Obama ‘a cult figure, in the eyes of some, something akin to a messiah’…
[[image]]
[[descript]]
———-
MEXICAN DRUGS GANGS TURN TO YOUTUBE, MYSPACE TO TAUNT RIVALS…
[[image]]
[[descript]]
———-

ninjapirate on February 11, 2008 at 5:52 PM

Ya know, if Che hadn’t been so purty, he’d a never made all them t-shirts.

tree hugging sister on February 11, 2008 at 5:53 PM

ninjapirate on February 11, 2008 at 5:52 PM

I don’t think it’s that Drudge doesn’t like hotair, just that it’s one of his competitors. Personally I like HotAir better, better format, interactive.

pecan pie on February 11, 2008 at 5:56 PM

Hey, someone took a Che on that flag.

Anyone checking for sleestaks in the background?

James on February 11, 2008 at 5:57 PM

Coomies Aren’t Cool.

Frozen Tex on February 11, 2008 at 5:59 PM

It’s always been about chenge!

MT on February 11, 2008 at 6:00 PM

Obama is gonna get clobbered over this.

forest on February 11, 2008 at 5:17 PM

You’re joking, right? Last I checked, on this planet, the press kneels before the liberal juggernaut and shines their shoes with their tongue.

Darth Executor on February 11, 2008 at 6:04 PM

Frozen Tex on February 11, 2008 at 5:59 PM

Whoops. Commies Aren’t Cool.

I actually have no opinion on coomies. Whatever they are.

Frozen Tex on February 11, 2008 at 6:04 PM

Anybody who can vote Dim in one of the upcoming open primaries should do their country a favor and vote for Hillary. Obama is one of the scariest politicians to come along in a very long time. “Obama’s public statements, his speeches, even his ‘present’ votes in the Illinois legislature leave one dangerously unsure of his true intentions.” (from the American Thinker article linked above). We know what Hillary Clinton is, and we know how she will govern (by the polls, just like Bill). We don’t know what Obama will do, and by the time we figure it out, he may have done irreparable harm to this nation.

AZCoyote on February 11, 2008 at 6:05 PM

Socialism is not compatible with the republican ideals of the American Experiment as outlined by the framers. Electing a socialist is the end of our present form of government. IMHO.

ronsfi on February 11, 2008 at 6:08 PM

Che Guevera: Still Dead.

CaptainObvious on February 11, 2008 at 6:09 PM

Is Rove a film editor at Fox 26?

JammieWearingFool on February 11, 2008 at 5:27 PM

Honestly…I can’t believe they didn’t even question why that was hanging there. I wonder if the station got many calls about it…

JetBoy on February 11, 2008 at 6:10 PM

Inept, Stalinist bureaucrat, failed guerilla, prolific executioner and coward.

I don’t know if there’s a right wing equivalent to Ernesto Guevara Lynch.

They do have t-shirts with Pinochet’s image emblazoned upon them, but I don’t think anyone outside of Chile wears them.

Gerard on February 11, 2008 at 6:10 PM

Obama told her to show the “Red, White and Blue” prominently in her office. She just assumed that this was what he meant.

jdpaz on February 11, 2008 at 6:13 PM

How about Gen. Francisco Franco? He’s a dead Hispanic too, though I doubt many people would recognize his image.

Vote Sauron 08 on February 11, 2008 at 6:15 PM

Socialism is not compatible with the republican ideals of the American Experiment as outlined by the framers. Electing a socialist is the end of our present form of government. IMHO.

ronsfi on February 11, 2008 at 6:08 PM

Agreed. On the day that it happens, I’m moving to Australia, along with every millionair, and billionair in this country. It will be the largest migration of wealth in the history of mankind. It will leave the US as a third world nation. Fully 50% of US assets and 50% of American GNP will disapear on that day, as well as 85% of it’s tax revenue.

Wise Golden on February 11, 2008 at 6:18 PM

Favorite Che image

RushBaby on February 11, 2008 at 6:18 PM

Whoops. Commies Aren’t Cool.

I actually have no opinion on coomies. Whatever they are.

ooooh, Coomies! Get away!

As for Che and “commies”, though, ‘Never have so many been killed by so few, in the name of achieving so little’ should be the Comintern’s Ward Churchillian motto.

dmh0667 on February 11, 2008 at 6:22 PM

RushBaby on February 11, 2008 at 6:18 PM

That’s damned funny, RB!

Frozen Tex on February 11, 2008 at 6:25 PM

Most kids today think thats just the zig zag man.

abinitioadinfinitum on February 11, 2008 at 6:27 PM

Where they fired?

They should be.

dentalque on February 11, 2008 at 6:27 PM

WAFFLING ON IRAQ: “Barack Obama appeared on 60 Minutes last night, and once again he offered change. Unfortunately, the kind of change offered appeared to be the same he accuses his opponents of offering — waffling on the status of troops in Iraq. After cheerfully misrepresenting John McCain’s “100 years” comment, he then left himself the leeway to make exactly the same kind of decision.”

http://instapundit.com/archives2/015235.php

bnelson44 on February 11, 2008 at 6:27 PM

I have the dreadful feeling that moderates do not know who Che is. I suppose we could educate them, but Obama is sufficiently teflon to be able to kill this.

It is a good way to rile our base.

thuja on February 11, 2008 at 6:32 PM

He murdered ‘undesirables’ in the name of revolution, and all them screen prints made capitalists rich.

What a bunch o’ tools. I’m gonna hurl.

locomotivebreath1901 on February 11, 2008 at 6:33 PM

Hillary will not be outdone.

Flags featuring Stalin have been handed out at all local Latino offices.

Viva La Communista!!!! Aye, yi, yi ,yi !!!!!

Hening on February 11, 2008 at 5:33 PM

Stallinary Clintgueverra.

Frozen Tex on February 11, 2008 at 6:37 PM

This is and will remain a non-issue in the eyes of mainstream media outlets. Che is iconic like Kurt Cobain, Tupac or Bob Marley. His face is his message. People rarely scratch deeper than the surface when infatuated with such symbols.

On the other hand, if it was a confederate flag on that wall, the media would definitely take note. But a bunch of HotAirheads would rush to defend it. What sweet hypocrisy.

I honor no flag above my own — not communist, not Mexican, not Confederate. You fly those flags aggressively in my face, I’ll salute you…with one finger
***

random:

“The point is, symbols matter, they should matter, and this is something that I wish I learned a lot earlier,” Allen said. “Even if your heart is pure, the things you say and do and the symbols you use do matter because of the way others may take them.”

Allen wore a Confederate flag pin on his lapel in his 1970 graduation picture from a Southern California high school. He hung a noose from a plant in his Charlottesville law office in the 1980s and a Confederate flag inside his home. As governor in the mid-1990s, he alienated some by signing a resolution that designated a Confederate history month in Virginia but did not acknowledge the evils of slavery.

The Race Card on February 11, 2008 at 6:40 PM

Who’d be the right-wing equivalent of Che, anyway?

Uhm. This guy?

Prolly not so great for T-Shirt sales tho, I’ll admit.

Deety on February 11, 2008 at 6:42 PM

Wow. Too bad Obama’s not sitting at that desk. That picture might haunt him.

Buy Danish on February 11, 2008 at 6:44 PM

‘cmon, that’s a photoshop, right? I mean she looks like a grown up.

Alden Pyle on February 11, 2008 at 6:45 PM

Who’d be the right-wing equivalent of Che, anyway? McVeigh?

Describing Timothy McVeigh as “right-wing” seems to burden the American Right. Are you aware of any assessment of Timothy McVeigh’s opinions that would show us persuasively what his politics was?

Kralizec on February 11, 2008 at 6:46 PM

Wow, that is ridiculous. To think that the camera was right in front of them and didn’t even give it a second thought.

terryannonline on February 11, 2008 at 6:46 PM

I am utterly, totally shocked.
Seriously, why not a poster of Lenin?

Both Lenin and Marx posters have already been taken . . . they’re both in Hillary’s campaign headquarters.

rplat on February 11, 2008 at 6:48 PM

Beautiful Nuance.

PolitiNOOB on February 11, 2008 at 6:49 PM

The only Che shirt I’d wear.

Or maybe this one.

Frozen Tex on February 11, 2008 at 6:54 PM

OBAMA WHEEHOOOOW!!!!

Seriously, why is it that the reporters didn’t pick up on that flag as they were nattering away about the Hispanic vote?

highhopes on February 11, 2008 at 7:02 PM

time to buy some ammo

custer on February 11, 2008 at 7:06 PM

Lets see, I’m gonna need another generator, freezer, butcher a couple of more cows….and oh yeah, more ammo.

serenity on February 11, 2008 at 7:08 PM

time to buy some ammo

custer on February 11, 2008 at 7:06 PM

Man, you stole my thunder! Well done!

serenity on February 11, 2008 at 7:09 PM

Obama is gonna get clobbered over this.

forest on February 11, 2008 at 5:17 PM

He don’t know the MSM very well, do he?

corona on February 11, 2008 at 7:23 PM

“Who’d be the right-wing equivalent of Che, anyway?”

Second look at Roberto D’Aubuisson!!1!

Dusty on February 11, 2008 at 7:26 PM

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