Last week there was the uproar over a Cuban flag emblazoned with the image of leftist thug and butcher Che Guevara hanging in an Obama campaign office. Now comes a ringing endorsement from the former head of the Sandinistas, the Soviet backed Marxist regime that battled for control of Nicaragua against the freedom fighting Contras funded by the United States.
President Daniel Ortega, who led the 1979 revolution in Nicaragua, says Barack Obama’s presidential bid is a “revolutionary” phenomenon in the United States.
“It’s not to say that there is already a revolution under way in the U.S. … but yes, they are laying the foundations for a revolutionary change,” the Sandinista leader said Wednesday night as he accepted an honorary doctorate from an engineering university.
Spoken like an aging hippie who still imagines that the days of free love and Woodstock are still alive and well, Danny Ortega still dreams of Communist revolutions. Not here, buddy. Not ever.
Ortega led a Soviet-backed government that battled U.S.-supported Contra rebels before he lost power in a 1990 election. He returned to office last year via the ballot box.
In statements broadcast on Sandinista Radio La Primerisima, Ortega said he has “faith in God and in the North American people, and above all in the youth, that the moment of great change in the U.S. will come and it will act differently, with justice and equality toward all nations.”
Now if only Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez would endorse Barack Osama as well, he’ll have the Democrat party nomination in the bag. Do madrassas make endorsements?