Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Che Chic

The right-wing noise machine has caught some volunteers for Barack Obama in Texas with a Cuban flag with Che Guevara on it, thus making a piece of dorm-room art from the 1960’s the latest flash point in the campaign of the truly trivial talking points.

According to LGF, that bulwark against the Red tide, this is just more proof that Barack Obama, a man who won’t wear an American flag on his lapel, is really a commie pinko Fidel-loving anarchist. Whoo… It’s time to rally los historicos along Calle Ocho, if you can tear them away from their dominos, cafecitos, and 1959 Buicks to raise their voice in protest against a man they never would have voted for in the first place and in support of an embargo that has been nothing but an abject failure in every way except giving the dictatorship in Cuba just another excuse to maintain its arthritic grip on power. Good going, vato.

As John Cole at Balloon Juice notes, when you get down to this kind of stuff, you’d better get used to antics of the truly desperate who will be scouring the internets for any candidate who scratched their ass during the playing of the “Star-Spangled Banner.”

(HT to poliburo diktat 2.0 for the pic.)