Today, a photo has been making the rounds, courtesy of the Ready for Hillary Super PAC’s Facebook page, of Hillary Clinton supporters standing in front of a piece of Communist-style, propaganda-esque art. The person depicted in the piece? Ms. Clinton herself.
It started with the below tweet from the Washington Free Beacon’s Lachlan Markey:
Wall art in the Ready for Hillary offices suggests all Dem candidates from now on will sport Fairey-style propaganda pic.twitter.com/1USU6Tc1sz
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) April 16, 2014
Other tweeters noted the photo’s likeness to Communist imagery from American pop culture to Mao:
— David Jack Smith (@davidjacksmith) April 16, 2014
— JaSchrein (@jaschrein) April 16, 2014
One of the supporters pictured in the Ready for Hillary photo is named “Dolores,” someone who may be familiar to Blaze readers. As some may recall, the woman pictured on the far right of the Ready for Hillary photo is Dolores Huerta, a life-long community organizer and unabashed progressive activist whose career began with the co-founding of the National Farm Workers Association with César Chávez in 1962.
Huerta, a former co-chair of Hispanic outreach efforts during Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign, is known for a number of controversial statements and associations.
Back in 2006, Huerta praised Venezuelan tyrant Hugo Chavez’s policies, asking “why can’t we do that here in the United States,” while stating that “Republicans hate Latinos.” Huerta, among many other honorary positions, sits with noted Leftist radicals such as Frances Fox Piven and Cornel West as an honorary chair of Democratic Socialists of America.
Huerta has also been arrested more than twenty times for her participation in various protests.
In 2012, Ms. Huerta was rewarded for her efforts with a Presidential Medal of Honor from Barack Obama.
You can find out more about her career and beliefs below:
As we recently noted, writers such as Blaze contributor Diana West have argued that such imagery reflects the Left’s long-time penchant for at best apathy towards, and at worst idealization and reverence for Leftist tyranny, as manifested in part in Communist iconography.