In case there was any doubt about the Democrats running for President embracing socialism, @BilldeBlasio is in Miami quoting…Che Guevara.
You can’t make this up. https://t.co/y0Z7bfKgbC
— Rick Scott (@ScottforFlorida) June 27, 2019
New York City boss Bill de Blasio is a complete disaster. He wrecks simple campaign events just by showing up.
A union protest in Miami should have been the easiest possible appearance for him. But the Marxist pol couldn’t help himself.
New York politics and Miami politics are not the same. This may seem like an obvious statement. But at a rally today for striking workers at Miami International Airport, New York City mayor and 2020 presidential candidate Bill de Blasio broke the most obvious rule of Miami politicking: Don’t quote Che Guevara.
“Hasta la victoria siempre!” de Blasio shouted, according to video taken by a CBS Miami reporter. That phrase, which translates to “Until victory, always!” may sound nice, but unfortunately it’s well known because Guevara was famous for using it during the 1959 Cuban Revolution:
Miami is full of Cubans. Who are not especially fond of Che.
Florida Dems quickly began backing away from Bill de Blasio while Senator Rick Scott jumped in by tweeting, “In case there was any doubt about the Democrats running for President embracing socialism, @BilldeBlasio is in Miami quoting…Che Guevara..”
Bill de Blasio claimed that he didn’t know he was quoting Che. Is that plausible?
Warren Wilhelm Jr. has exactly the background one would expect of a guy who would quote Che.
Not long before Bill de Blasio joined Team Dinkins, he was a member of Team Sandinista.
This was the revolution that de Blasio supported while volunteering at the Nicaragua Solidarity Network of Greater New York. The NSN, staffed by Marxists, served as the mouthpiece for the Sandinista regime funneling its propaganda into the United States and conducting tours celebrating the ruling party and denouncing the opposition.
The New York Times describes Bill de Blasio as one of the first eager subscribers to Barricada, the Sandinista paper.
“They had a youthful energy and idealism mixed with a human ability and practicality that was really inspirational,” Bill de Blasio said of the Sandinistas.
This has come up before.
Adolfo Carrión Jr., the Independence Party candidate for mayor, was even more pointed in a statement, accusing Mr. de Blasio of “propping up a brutal dictatorship in Central America,” and asserting that his political philosophy was inspired by Che Guevara and Fidel Castro.
“New Yorkers are getting a fuller picture of the Democratic Party’s nominee,” Mr. Carrión said, “and it’s a scene right out of ‘Animal Farm.’ ”
What passes in New York may not pass in Miami.