New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio made it through the first night of the Democrat debate unscathed but thanks to a slip up in the worst possible city, Hizzoner has found himself in major trouble with a critical demographic.
During a speech to supporters, the communist mayor quoted the murderous fiend Che Guevara, a bloodthirsty bastard who killed his political adversaries for sport and who along with Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, would have exploited the missile crisis to rain nuclear death on the USA as a socialist statement.
In a perfect example of how the left has been so successful at distorting history, Guevara has become a popular figure on college campuses with emotionally-disturbed young ignoramuses wearing garb with his bearded scowling visage and he has a very big fan in New York City Hall.
Comrade Bill de Blasio quotes Che Guevara in Miami: “hasta la victoria siempre.” pic.twitter.com/pOvBrYGF9n
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) June 27, 2019
As he is prone to do when caught, de Blasio lied:
I did not know the phrase I used in Miami today was associated with Che Guevara & I did not mean to offend anyone who heard it that way. I certainly apologize for not understanding that history. (1/2)
— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) June 27, 2019
Via The Hill, “De Blasio apologizes for quoting Che Guevara in Miami”:
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) apologized Thursday for quoting infamous Argentine revolutionary figure Ernesto “Che” Guevara in saying “Hasta la victoria siempre” at a Miami rally.
The phrase from Guevara, who is widely disliked by Miami’s large Cuban population, translates roughly to “Ever on to victory.”
“The eyes of the world are on Miami-Dade and on this airport,” de Blasio said Thursday during a union rally at Miami International Airport before quoting Guevara and passing off the microphone.
But de Blasio apologized on Twitter hours later, saying he “did not know the phrase…was associated with Che Guevara.”
“I did not mean to offend anyone who heard it that way. I certainly apologize for not understanding that history,” he wrote. “I only meant it as a literal message to the striking airport workers that I believed they would be victorious in their strike.”
Some real history on Hizzoner’s idol courtesy of the Politically Incorrect Guide To Communism:
At La Cabaña, Che and friends invented a specialty item: tiny cells called ratoneras, or “rat holes” for certain targeted political prisoners. 21 These were inhumane, unlivable spaces. But really the whole place was one giant rat hole, with the rat-in-chief relishing every moment in charge of his miserable kingdom. In fact, Che had fallen in love with La Cabaña at first sight, seeing it as ready-made for his intentions. When he first surveyed the premises, he was attracted immediately to the moat around the old Spanish fortress, deeming it an ideal execution pit. He could work his firing squads in triple shifts filling the moat with floating, bobbing bodies. Actually, the place was more than ideal, given Che’s thinking. When the great revolutionary guerrilla could not be on the spot to revel in the executions enacted on his order, or fire a bullet into a skull himself, he had could watch his firing squads at work from his second-story office in La Cabaña. Che even ordered a construction crew to tear out a section of the wall that was obstructing his view.
When you saw the beaming look on Che’s face as the victims were tied to the stake and blasted apart by the firing squad,” former Cuban political prisoner Roberto Martin-Perez told Humberto Fontova, “you saw there was something seriously, seriously wrong with Che Guevara.” Martin-Perez noted that whereas Fidel Castro “ordered mass murder,” the butchery “didn’t seem to affect him one way or the other” because he was “a classic psychopath” who carried out the slaughter for practical reasons, to consolidate his power. Che, on the other hand, “relished the slaughter.”
The Democrats no longer even have to pretend to disguise their communism anymore.