Friday, August 28, 2009

Democrat Diane Watson: Loves CastroCare, Hasn't Read ObamaCare

It's really not surprising anymore. The Democratic Party has made common cause with hardline Marxists and neo-Stalinist revolutionary organizations. I have reported on this first hand, and now we have another member of Congress lavishing praise on Fidel Castro and Cuban healthcare.

conservative blogosphere's struck gold with this: Representative Diane Watson, at her town hall meeting in Los Angeles last night, heaped praise on the Cuban Revolution and the communist health system in Castro's bloody regime. Unsurprisingly, according to this report, Watson boasted of having not read the ObamaCare legislation in Washington, to the cheers of her consituents:
I went to Rep. Diane Watson's townhall meeting. This was a very unusual townhall meeting. It was quite apparent that Diane Watson was able to fill the townhall with an overwhelming number of left-wing lunatics who hold unreasonable and irrational political opinions. For instance, when Diane Watson talked about how she had not read the bill, the audience laughed and even applauded. That is not a very typical reaction from members of the public. In most parts of the country, such an admission would result in a great deal of scorn from the audience members.

A partial transcript is here:

WATSON: You might have heard their philosophical leader. I think his name is Rush Limbaugh. And he said early on, “I hope that he fails.”

Do you know what that means? If the president, your commander-in-chief, fails, America fails.

Now, when a senator says that this will be his Waterloo, and we all know what happened at Waterloo, then we have him and he fails. Do we want a failed state called the United States?

And remember: They are spreading fear and they are trying to see that the first president that looks likes me fails.

Now just understand what’s at the bottom line.

And you know we just got, 48 hours ago, we just go back, we were in Beijing, China, Hong Kong, China, we were in Taiwan, we were in Guam, we were all over the Far East.

I just want you to know: People look at the United States as a country that has changed its way and has elected someone from Kenya and Kansas, I’ll put it like that.

And they’re saying, “We thought you would never do that.”

So we don’t want to have this young man, and he just turned 48 — we want him to succeed, because when he succeeds, we regain our status. We regain our status.

It was just mentioned to me by our esteemed speaker, “Did anyone say anything about the Cuban health system?”

And lemme tell ya, before you say “Oh, it’s a commu–”, you need to go down there and see what Fidel Castro put in place. And I want you to know, now, you can think whatever you want to about Fidel Castro, but he was one of the brightest leaders I have ever met. [APPLAUSE]

And you know, the Cuban revolution that kicked out the wealthy, Che Guevara did that, and then, after they took over, they went out among the population to find someone who could lead this new nation, and they found … well, just leave it there (laughs), an attorney by the name of Fidel Castro ...

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dave in boca said...

I can understand a room full of ACORNistas applauding this puddle of Marxist sewage for not reading the ObamaCare bill. Most of them are probably illiterate. First I've heard of Fidel, who may have been behind Teddy's brother's murder in Dallas, being a lawyer. That is not a positive recommendation for Marxists, who hate lawyers in general. Che was an MD and Fidel a minor league beisbol player.

I worked in Watts/Compton during the '68 Primary in CA between McCarthy & RFK and remember that the denizens were more intelligent than they seem to be today. Probably AFTA & NEA driving kids out of school with their education scams.