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The Hammer and Sickle Make an Appearance at an Obama Victory Rally

This is pretty disturbing. Some Obama fans were rallying on the front lawn of the White House last night, which is to be expected since their messiah won the election, but what was a bit shocking was that someone was waving the communist flag.

The person waving the hammer and sickle flag of the former Soviet Union must feel like Obama's a kindred spirit.

Hat tip: Michelle Malkin


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Seriously? You believe the... (Below threshold)
Crusty Dem:

Seriously? You believe there are pro-Obama Soviet communists celebrating at the White House? And that person sees Obama as a kindred spirit?

Honestly, I'd mock, but it's just too obtuse to mock, it's just sad. I don't think "Hat Tip: Michelle Malkin" is necessary, with something this lame, it's implied..

Kim,Its is far mor... (Below threshold)
Cockroach:

Kim,

Its is far more likely that person waving the communist flag was a McCain supporter mocking Obama.

Its ok remember the Communi... (Below threshold)

Its ok remember the Communist Party of America and The Democratic Socialist Party both backed BHO. DSA been backing BHO since his early days in Chicago. So they are happy that they have one of their own in a position of power. So if the new National Socialist Youth Brigade comes about, or American KGB aka Civilians Defense Force.

Its is far more likely t... (Below threshold)
_Mike_:

Its is far more likely that person waving the communist flag was a McCain supporter mocking Obama.

Any idea who the Communist Party of the USA endorsed for President ? Wonder why...

Its is far more li... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:
Its is far more likely that person waving the communist flag was a McCain supporter mocking Obama.
Explain your reasoning, considering the crowd is cheering and didn't do anything about the flag. I can't wait to hear your spin around this.
Shocka!... (Below threshold)

Shocka!

OMG some of the people who ... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

OMG some of the people who voted for Obama are morons! Will he appoint Ward Churchill as Secretary of State? He never said he wouldn't.

Hat tip: some sore f*cking loser

Wasn't that Ashley Todd wav... (Below threshold)
Adrian Browne:

Wasn't that Ashley Todd waving the flag?

I say we conservatives give... (Below threshold)
Bruce:

I say we conservatives give up. I'm ready to pull back from political activism. I have zero interest in Barry Hussein, a left-wing lawyer with virtually no experience in anything.

Besides, the country is already moving to socialism with the government buying into banks. Add in mass immigration of 3rd world peasants and there is no hope for the republic that was the USA.

The world is happy. We have voluntarily weakened ourselves by electing a weak, feminized, "intellectual".

"feminized"? Do you mean to... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

"feminized"? Do you mean to say that a thoughtful person is more womanly, whereas someone who thinks with his stomach/dick/Bible (Bush) is more manly? What do you hate most about women, Bruce?

I think part of the problem... (Below threshold)
Proud Kaffir:

I think part of the problem is that Obama is an empty cipher who every supporter fills with imagination, depicting the ideal president in his or her mind. Since Obama has never run anything in his life, and said just about anything to get elected, it is impossible to know exactly how he would govern. Yes, he was a liberal Senator but that was all during the time he was running for the Democratic nomination.

This is the reason you have people from the most radical communists to known conservatives supporting him. Each rationalizes that Obama will be what he wants him to be. What he will actually be is anybody's guess right now.

Or, we could just make less... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

Or, we could just make less money, like another commenter suggested. We could even go underground like Ayers, who "isn't anti-American" anymore. Conservative Underground sounds "cool". :p

Even though I, a life long ... (Below threshold)
Proud kaffir:

Even though I, a life long Republican, voted for McCain, I will say that I am an American first and I actually do hope that Obama succeeds in bringing about a strong economic recovery and improving America's security. I am certainly not like the unhinged moonbats of the last eight years, praying for gloom and doom. I do hope that Obama- whatever he turns out to be- proves my vote wrong, although I seriously doubt that will happen.

Explain your reaso... (Below threshold)
Cockroach:
Explain your reasoning, considering the crowd is cheering and didn't do anything about the flag. I can't wait to hear your spin around this.

LaMedusa,

Fox news displayed someone waving the communist flag for a half a second.

1. How do you know the crowd did not do anything after that half a second.

2. This is America. If someone wants to wave a communist flag, they have a right to do so. I do not believe one should take away someone's freedom just because they are expressing something I am opposed to. I guess that is where we differ.

Who said: [Communist] "infl... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

Who said: [Communist] "influence is nothing. I don't agree with communism. We are democracy. We are against all kinds of dictators.... That is why we oppose communism."

Who repeatedly denied being a Communist in the most angry and emphatic terms?

That would be Fidel Castro, up until his power was solidified and it became too late to do anything about it, at which point he revealed his true character and declared himself a Communist.

Take from it what you will.

1. How do you know the c... (Below threshold)
_Mike_:

1. How do you know the crowd did not do anything after that half a second.

How do you know there's not a teapot circling Earth so tiny that it cannot be seen even with most powerful telescope ?

I was there in front of the... (Below threshold)
Pete:

I was there in front of the White House last night. I didn't see any morons waving Soviet flags, but I did join a few hundred people in a spontaneous rendition of The Star Spangled Banner. Oh, there was also the moment where a kid on someone's shoulders led us in a deafening chant of "USA, USA." Oh, wait, there was the guy waving an American flag from the top of a pickup truck that did the same thing as we walked back up 16th. But you're right, this one idiot is terribly important.

As an aside, this pattern of obsessing about go nowhere, know nothing, doesn't-have-an-effect-on-anyone's-lives stories is one of the reasons you all lost this election. Your country did a beautiful thing yesterday. Take a moment off from your vituperation and be proud of her, huh? It's good for the soul.

The person waving the ha... (Below threshold)

The person waving the hammer and sickle flag of the former Soviet Union must feel like Obama's a kindred spirit.

Only if they're dumber than a rock. Sure it wasn't you waving that flag? You're the only one that seems to think Obama's a Commie....

Cheers,

One person waves a flag, an... (Below threshold)
Allen:

One person waves a flag, and a whole bunch of people are condemned. Get a life. Granted that gets me mad that some idiot would do that, but that stupid idiot has the right, in our country, just like you have the right, to wave any flag you want to.

One hell of a lot of American's died to give that fricking idiot that right. And I'm sure Kim, that you know what the idiot was thinking. Was it you by any chance. Sure sounds like it the way you said he was a kindred spirit.

Please wake up, our country made history last night, and you are still stuck in political BS. Can you work for all Americans, or just the neo-con part of America? Your choice, hope you can make the correct one.

These young Americans have ... (Below threshold)

These young Americans have learned the tenets of Communism, Socialism and Marxism from their college professors. They know what what they do. Hopefully they'll amass some wisdom over time. Until then, they'll continue to believe that America is an evil nation. It's their loss.

Cockroach, <blockquot... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

Cockroach,

2. This is America. If someone wants to wave a communist flag, they have a right to do so. I do not believe one should take away someone's freedom just because they are expressing something I am opposed to. I guess that is where we differ.

Yes it is, but we are not just talking about the expression, we are talking about the timing. It's a group celebrating Obama's election as POTUS. The Communist Party of America and The Democratic Socialist Party both support Obama. Using your reasoning, how do you know more of the same flags were in that group even though they were not on camera? Is this really just about their freedom or is it about the expression of another political party that might replace that freedom. Don't take advantage of the word by exploiting it's meaning. We agree on the importance of freedom in America. What we don't agree on is the possibility of veiled threats against it.

"One person waves a flag, a... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

"One person waves a flag, and a whole bunch of people are condemned."

No one said that, Allen, stop making it an argument.

How do you know th... (Below threshold)
Cockroach:
How do you know there's not a teapot circling Earth so tiny that it cannot be seen even with most powerful telescope ?

Mike,

1. It would be ridiculous to make that teapot assumption. When their is no/not enough evidence you simply should not make assumptions.

2. You are the one that made an assumption that can not be proved by stating that nobody did anything. Saying nobody did anything is almost as ridiculous as stating a teapot is circling the Earth.

3. I pointed out you can not make an assumption based on a half second video. So what does your teapot analogy have to do with what I said?

16. Posted by _Mike_ LOL!<... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

16. Posted by _Mike_ LOL!

I got such a cute visual of a tiny teapot in orbit!

Cockroach~C'mon, n... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

Cockroach~

C'mon, now. Don't rag on the teapot...

1. It would be ridiculou... (Below threshold)
_Mike_:

1. It would be ridiculous to make that teapot assumption. When their is no/not enough evidence you simply should not make assumptions.

So, it would be ridiculous to believe that something happened for which you had no basis to believe ?

Such as...
Its is far more likely that person waving the communist flag was a McCain supporter mocking Obama.

or
How do you know the crowd did not do anything after that half a second.

I know because I have no valid basis to assume otherwise. If you do, please share.

I wonder if Barry wi... (Below threshold)
dead voter # 9:


I wonder if Barry will proudly wear that one on His lapel?

Yes it is, but we ... (Below threshold)
Cockroach:
Yes it is, but we are not just talking about the expression, we are talking about the timing. It's a group celebrating Obama's election as POTUS. The Communist Party of America and The Democratic Socialist Party both support Obama. Using your reasoning, how do you know more of the same flags were in that group even though they were not on camera? Is this really just about their freedom or is it about the expression of another political party that might replace that freedom. Don't take advantage of the word by exploiting it's meaning. We agree on the importance of freedom in America. What we don't agree on is the possibility of veiled threats against it.

LaMedusa,

You apparently do not both understand nor do you believe in freedom of speech. It makes no difference if there actually were multiple members of the Communist Party waving flags. Their right to do so is protected under the U.S. Constitution.

Of course I am adamently opposed to communism, but as a strong supporter of the U.S. Constitution I believe it should apply equally to everyone. Once you start denying freedom of speech based on not liking what someone is saying, you tear the fabric that makes America a free country.

1. It would be rid... (Below threshold)
Cockroach:
1. It would be ridiculous to make that teapot assumption. When their is no/not enough evidence you simply should not make assumptions.

So, it would be ridiculous to believe that something happened for which you had no basis to believe ?

Such as...
Its is far more likely that person waving the communist flag was a McCain supporter mocking Obama.

or
How do you know the crowd did not do anything after that half a second.

I know because I have no valid basis to assume otherwise. If you do, please share.

You have a valid point on my stating "it is far more likely".

If I were to say it again, I should have said that its possible.

I see that when faced with ... (Below threshold)
fafaroo:

I see that when faced with the choice between beginning the serious work of rebuilding their movement and continuing to embarrass themselves, conservatives have chosen the latter.

Hilarious.

So what? It's a free countr... (Below threshold)
Conservator:

So what? It's a free country. It reminds me of a remark made by Winston Churchill some years ago - after WWII, I believe. Britain has always had many political parties and a reporter asked Churchill about the British Communists, if they concerned him. Churchill exclaimed with some surprise, "Of course not!" And added emphatically, "They are Englishmen, after all."


It is safe to assume that some of the first American troops into Berlin in 1945 waved that very same flag, the flag of the former Soviet Union, it's not a "communist flag" - while our allies at the time, the Soviet Union under Stalin, no less, waved an American flag as they alll drank lots of beer and vodka and traded cigarettes and pin up photos of their girlfriends back home. It is a fact and it happened at a place called Torgau on April 25, 1945. Eventually most American troops became less hostile to their Wehrmacht counterparts, realizing by that time that most Wehrmacht regulars had come to hate the Nazis and the SS as much as they did. Only the OSS, forerunner of the CIA, found uses for some former Nazis and SS.

One can assume, based on evidence, that one or two Swastikas would be waved around if (God forbid) Ron Paul, a Republican, had been elected. Perhaps that person just felt like the Nazis had been defeated since ChimpyMcBushitler is gone soon. In any case, if you are going to post crap from Malkin and Fox, you are going to lose traffic eventually.

"You apparently do not both... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

"You apparently do not both understand nor do you believe in freedom of speech."

Cockroach~

You came to this arrogant conclusion how? Did I deny it or express concern over it? Don't paint a scenario that didn't exist to prove an argument. I not only understand their freedom of speech, but my own. Freedom of expression? I had a concern and expressed it. Obviously you are more in line with their expression than my concerned opinion, so you are right, we differ, but not for the reasons you stated. I am sure the person waving the flag in the video can rest assured that you are more in favor of their expression that you oppose, rather than my expression of something you would otherwise agree with. All in the name of free speech, right?

"Ron Paul, a Republican, ha... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

"Ron Paul, a Republican, had been elected."

Paul is a Libertarian. "God forbid?" More freedom of speech, though, because it's not a swastika.

Perhaps that perso... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:
Perhaps that person just felt like the Nazis had been defeated since ChimpyMcBushitler is gone soon.

More of the beauty of Freedom of Speech, Cockroach. But if I express concern or dissent, I'm hassling his Liberal "buzz", not exercising my own freedom.

It's cool that the teapot g... (Below threshold)
martyredcars:

It's cool that the teapot got so much mileage.

Interesting. The lefty tro... (Below threshold)
JimK:

Interesting. The lefty trolls are attacking anyone that criticizes The One, even though dissent is (was?) patriotic the day before the election.

Funny.

I was thinking about this f... (Below threshold)
martyredcars:

I was thinking about this flag thing. Russian literature (and subsequently language, culture, history, etc.) has been a major area of study for me, and so I had an immediate visceral reaction to a Soviet flag in this context. My mind goes straight to Solzhenitsyn, gulags, people turning in their neighbors for being enemies of the state, that sort of thing. But looking at that crowd, I don't think they had any clue what the flag meant symbolically. I think they thought they were being ironic, or artistic, or something else collegy and irreverent. It's like how they don't recognize that those graphic art depictions of Obama (the ones that say "Believe" underneath) are so clearly derivative of Soviet graphic propaganda. There's no connection, no allusion, no recognition of the symbolism. They just think it looks cool.

We should be concerned about their ignorance of cultural context and how suggestable they are to agitprop, but I doubt the flag is actually an intelligent statement about anything.

How do you know there's ... (Below threshold)

How do you know there's not a teapot circling Earth so tiny that it cannot be seen even with most powerful telescope ?

Well, that would explain what happened to the Hubble... it COULD NOT BE ALLOWED to detect the teapot!

And, come to think of it, that top-secret shuttle mission code-named "CRUMPETS" makes a LOT more sense now...

J.

Obamunists ....... (Below threshold)
bill-tb:

Obamunists ....

What do you want to bet tha... (Below threshold)
Jo:

What do you want to bet that suddenly

"Dissent is patriotic" is going to be turned into:

"Dissent is RACIST!!!!

Look DSA and CPA endorsee ... (Below threshold)

Look DSA and CPA endorsee OBMA and the Hammer and Sickle is the symbol of Communism. I do not see any problem in the assumption that someone in that organization was waving that flag.

The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and it flag was the vanguard of the wold Communist organizations.

Just like the Swastika was symbol used around the world for 3K years to mean long life strength the use by the Nazi has made it the symbol of NAZI racial hatred.

I am shore that the Soviet Soldiers waving the American Flags were all for Democracy . No they had both fought hard and won a war. hell in in WW1 both side had break during Christmas and the next day return to killing each other.

I just wonder what it is ab... (Below threshold)

I just wonder what it is about an Obama presidency that causes this person to celebrate.

Let's play "what if"...

What if someone waved the Nazi flag in front of the White House in a gathering to celebrate Bush's election? What would jp2 say? Would Cockroach get his wings in a flutter? Would Hyperbolist have shown up here sooner to berate Americans who don't agree with his Canadian politics?

Can you imagine the outrage?

I was really shocked. The ... (Below threshold)
John Eve:

I was really shocked. The very first flag displayed was the Soviet Hammer and Sickle. I watched the live coverage on C-Span when the people suddly appeared in front of the White House. It was drapped over several people across the top of the crowd for several minutes. It was not just a quick flash of that flag.

Welcome to the New USA?

Hey, maybe it was Obama's f... (Below threshold)
Tim:

Hey, maybe it was Obama's friend and office-mate Mike Klonsky.

Allen wrote:"Can you... (Below threshold)
AJ:

Allen wrote:
"Can you work for all Americans..."

What I want to know is where this attitude has been the last four years? This morning all I am seeing is "Now it's time to start working hard for our country!" Ummm..... why couldn't you have worked hard for our country? Were certain Americans incapable of that until Barry was elected?

"Ron Paul, a Republican, ha... (Below threshold)
Conservator:

"Ron Paul, a Republican, had been elected."

Paul is a Libertarian. "God forbid?" More freedom of speech, though, because it's not a swastika

Ron Paul is a member of the Republican party not the Libertarian party. He endorsed the Constitution party candidate, another total nutbar like Ron Paul. Ron Paul isn't a libertarian. He's an ultra nationalist Christian reconstructionist. He doesn't even believe in evolution. He's completely insane.

My how the left justifies.... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

My how the left justifies. Picture a McCain rally a someone waved a confederate flag, you all know the lefties would start the "proves we are all racist" chant. How hypocritical and pathetic. Hyper would lead the charge in his self rightious (I am smarter then people in the US) piety.

I will note, Obama won, but yet the left is still full of hate. Goes to show it is in their character not their emotions. ww

Didn't one lone (unsubstant... (Below threshold)
Tim:

Didn't one lone (unsubstantiated) shout of "kill him" tar and featther ALL republicans as klansmen? Didn't one jackass with an Obama sticker on a stuffed monkey tarnish the whole party? Then why can't we say the Commie flag waver represents all Obama voters. Hey, fair's fair.

"Ron Paul isn't a libertari... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

"Ron Paul isn't a libertarian."

Yes, my mistake. I know a lot of libertarians who were voting for him.

Ron Paul has been and alway... (Below threshold)
Chip:

Ron Paul has been and always been a liberatarian, he runs under the party of Republicans because it's easier for him to get elected that way here in Texas. In other words, Ron Paul = RINO

I have to remember that spe... (Below threshold)
Chip:

I have to remember that spell check is my friend...libertarian.

I have to remember that spe... (Below threshold)
Tim:

I have to remember that spell check is my friend...libertarian.


You're lucky it lets you get away with RINO.

I guess I should also say t... (Below threshold)
Chip:

I guess I should also say that my stating that Ron Paul is a libertarian is only MY opinion because he WAS my represenative until I moved and yes he is an insane RINO.

I dont care what point so... (Below threshold)
mf:

I dont care what point someone is trying to make.
extremists is never acceptable and should not be condoned.

If Obama starts his 20012 p... (Below threshold)
Wally from AR:

If Obama starts his 20012 presidential right now, he can vote present and still be on the campain trail. Let's just give him a gimme on his first shot at president.

How is it that waving a fla... (Below threshold)
A member of the greatest generation:

How is it that waving a flag with the symbol of the 'old' Soviet Union is freedom of speech,protected by the Constitution...yet that same Concstitution which guarantees the 'right to life, liberty and the PURSUIT of happiness [does not guarantee happiness itself...that depends on the individual's choices inin life] is ignored in favor of 'choice' when it comes to babies? Have your orgasms/paroxisms of ecstacy you misguided fools...and count the days left for you to enjoy the freedoms/license to engage in your ignorance/ depravity.

Megan Kelly is fine.<... (Below threshold)
Mitchell:

Megan Kelly is fine.

Otherwise--not surprised. We knew many of The One's supporters were losers from Hell.

It matches the Che t-shirts I guess. Idiots.

Forgot to add: this was not... (Below threshold)
Mitchell:

Forgot to add: this was not an isolated incident among T.O.'s sheeple.

Asheville, NC supporters had Soviet Union flags up Tuesday night.

I guess history was not on the curriculum at school--definitely public school graduates.




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