I’m feeling pretty confident now that after tomorrow, the third day, he’ll still be dead and Venezuelans will turn that ship around.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the ruthless communist dictator and master over poor people, has succumbed to cancer at 58. Affectionately referred to here as the hemisphere’s idiot, the good Venezuelan people will now at least have a chance to change Venezuela from the impoverished communist nation that he built, into an economic power that the oil and mineral-rich country can be. Whether the reform party can actually have a fair election with the state-controlled media is another matter.
Venezuela has been the socialist/communist anchor in South America, and an ally to countries hostile to America like Iran, North Korea, Putin’s Russia, and Syria. His death just makes a sea change in attitude and political philosophy now possible. If there are block parties in celebration of Venezuela’s new-found potential in Venezuela, you won’t see them reported. There is one here.
Ding Dong. Some think he is already dead. Chavez’s opposition party might get another chance to free Venezuelans from the dictator and maybe have food on the shelves in markets again. The country may have a shovel-ready project of their own.
Give credit where credit is due, to the fine health care system in communist Cuba.
“If I were American, I’d vote for Obama,” Chavez said in a televised interview that aired Sunday.
And it gets better . . .
The Venezuelan leader called Obama “a good guy” and said if the U.S. president were a Venezuelan, “I think … he’d vote for Chavez.”
No doubt about it. Well, either that or he’d be running against and to the Left of Chavez.
A bizarre moment at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte last night. It reminded me a bit of the Star Wars bar scene. The party unwittingly showed itself for what it truly is.
Last night, the country saw over half of the party’s delegates vote against ‘God’ being mentioned and ‘Jerusalem is the Capitol of Israel’ being mentioned, in the Party Platform.
If those watching from their homes could have been heard, I’d guess (but I could be wrong) that there would have been way more than 2/3rds in favor of putting those two items back into the Party Platform. Never mind that the vote was predetermined in the teleprompter and all of what that says about the significance of delegates and their votes at these (both of them) conventions.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was speechless when the vote he heard didn’t match the teleprompter. How could he say that what just happened, did not happen, and get away with it? Then his Liberal conscience took over. Screw that, back to the teleprompter and say what the President wants me to say.
Proof that Obama and his political party aren’t too keen on the most basic democratic principles. What we saw last night could easily have come out of Caracas, Venezuela. This is today’s Democratic Party.
Would like to have been a fly on the wall when the President weighed the choice between the country’s reaction upon finding out what was NOT in the platform, and the reaction of the delegates upon finding out what Obama wanted put in the platform. Another thing to ponder is whether Huma Abedin was any way involved into those items being stricken from the Party Platform? Wouldn’t surprise me. For Obama, that would be ‘Muslim outreach.’
This should come as no surprise to anyone that knows these two, the hemisphere’s idiot Hugo Chavez, and Sean Penn, our American version.
Penn is campaigning for the dictator responsible for oppressing Venezuelans and killing its economy through confiscation and nationalization of industries including energy, food, and the media. Now, Venezuelans can’t afford gas for their cars, the supermarket shelves are empty, and any opposition to Chavez comes from outside the state-operated radio and television.
I don’t know that Sean Penn campaigning for Chavez amounts to any kind of treason. It does, however, make him a soul brother to the hemisphere’s idiot.
State governor Henrique Capriles won Venezuela’s first-ever opposition presidential primary Sunday by a wide margin with 62% of the vote. 30 percentage points ahead of Zulia state Gov. Pablo Perez. Venezuela’s election is October 7, 2012.
“He’s going to be the candidate who can get us out of this giant hole we’re stuck in,” said Carmen Gloria Padilla, a 66-year-old telephone company employee who voted for him.
Some of Capriles’ supporters said they think he has a good chance of winning over Venezuelans who otherwise might lean pro-Chavez because he campaigned on issues instead of personal attacks, promising solutions to problems including a 26% inflation rate and one of the highest murder rates in Latin America.
Chavez remains a hero to many of his supporters and ‘maintains a visceral connection’ to a significant segment of the poor in Venezuela. To woo the suffering poor, Chavez is campaigning on increasing government spending on new social programs that offer cash benefits for the poor, public housing, and transportation infrastructure.
Where have I heard this before? The vacuous socialist political Left, otherwise referred to as the Obama administration.
The hemisphere’s idiot, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, will learn who will run against him for president of the socialist and terrorist-supporting regime. Chavez, the West’s most dangerous dictator and friend of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Venezuelans voted in their first-ever presidential primary on Sunday, choosing a single challenger to finally end the dictator’s 13 years in office. The current front-runner is Henrique Capriles among five other contenders.
The state-run media is ignoring the primary except to demean the opposition party. Where have we seen that before? Having ‘no ink’ in the state-controlled media, the opposition is almost totally grass roots.
He already has his military (Henry Rangel Silva) in place to make sure he does not lose. Even if he loses. Whoever Venezuelans choose, he or she will be ripe for an ‘accident’ of some sort.
An international arbitration body has awarded Exxon Mobil Corp. nearly $908 million in a dispute with Venezuela over compensation for the nationalization of its assets in 2007.
Not to be out done by First Lady Michelle Obama‘s ‘Let’s Move’ initiative to fight obesity, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (the hemisphere’s idiot) has a health initiative of his own.
Chavez’s plan is simple. He says to avoid obesity, cut your calories. Here’s the funny part . . .
“Be careful with weight gain!” warned Chavez on Sunday, speaking during his weekly television and radio program. “We are eating better, that’s been proven. We’re leaving malnutrition behind. It no longer exists in the country, but be careful with obesity.”
Venezuelans complain of shortages of basic food items: Many residents say they often take four or five trips to various markets only to end up with bitter coffee and unbuttered bread.
When he says it’s ‘been proven’ that Venezuelans are eating better, he means they are eating maybe two meals a day, up from one and a half meals a day.