Venezuela's Hugo Chavez: "I Would Vote For Obama, Because Obama Would Vote For Chavez"

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Obama may want to throw this one in the unsolicited communist dictator endorsement pile. From CNN: "President Barack Obama received one endorsement he definitely did not ask for Monday: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. The leftist leader and strong man, who has used strong anti-United States language in his political rallies and official speeches, told state-owned VTV, "In the point of view of his politics, if I were voting, I would vote for Obama and I believe that if Obama was from Caracas, he would vote for Chavez." Whatever one says or thinks about the Caracas head guy who recently is quoted as saying that "perhaps Mars had life at one time but then evil capitalism showed up and finished the planet off" (and Mars didn't build that life he forgot to add) or his foray into US elections, where he now shares the view of socialist Europe, he sure knows a gold bar in the local safe is worth two in the LBMA vaults in London.


"I am positive, Obama is a good guy," said the Venezuelan president, who has led his country since 1999 but is facing his strongest challenge in years. The outspoken, socialist leader is predicted to win a sweeping victory.


Chavez became well known for using strong anti-American rhetoric against former President George W. Bush, whom he called a "devil" and also referred to as a drunk.


Things seemed to be changing in 2009, when Chavez and Obama met during the Summit of the Americas. The two leaders shook hands and Chavez presented Obama with the book "Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent."


Chavez spoke highly of a newly elected Obama during a rambling speech at the U.N. General Assembly, calling Obama an "intelligent man" and compared him to President John F. Kennedy.


Since then, however, Chavez has largely backed off his kinder approach to the American president, calling Obama a "great disappointment" in an interview with CNN en Español's Juan Carlos Lopez in 2010.

Perhaps this is sincere... Perhaps it is all just a reverse communist ploy: just like the "Evil Empire" was destroyed after it spent itself into oblivion in the great US arms race, so the communist world will have the last laugh as it is now America's turn to add another $8 trillion in debt in the next 4 years (incidentally, irrelevant of who is president).

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Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:06 | 2845562 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Chavez mut have an Obama Phone.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:14 | 2845605 ACP
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Or maybe Obama has a Chavez phone?

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:16 | 2845616 Fiat Currency
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Either way, only one of them has the physical Au.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:44 | 2845741 gtb
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You're talking about Obama...right?

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:49 | 2845764 redpill
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I like my one-term presidents like I like my coffee:  black and raised in Indonesia.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 14:19 | 2845924 strannick
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Chavez needs his gold back so he can plate the urinals in the socialist paradise since money will become worthless. On second thought, money's becoming worthless in the capitalist paradise as well.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 14:20 | 2845934 strannick
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And cultivated in a Choomwagon

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 16:08 | 2846330 Bicycle Repairman
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Goddamned brown skinned South Americans are always taunting us.  How much of this are we supposed to take?!?!?!?!?

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 14:13 | 2845879 LMAOLORI
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"Obama may want to throw this one in the unsolicited communist dictator endorsement pile"


What makes you so sure this was unsolicited? Have you seen the obama supporter's in their Che Guevara attire? 

Obama EPA Honors Che Guevara (the terrorist)

Guevara was Fidel Castro’s right-hand-man, thought to be personally responsible for scores of murders carried out in the name of Castro and the revolution.


See a list of the documented victims of che Guevara in Cuba, from 1957 to 1959

Compiled by Cuba Archive as of September 30, 2009 Cuba Archive

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 14:15 | 2845896 redpill
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But he has that neat little hat and college kids like him, what could go wrong?

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:49 | 2845765 MillionDollarBogus_
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Are Sean Penn & Oliver Stone in Venezula campaigning for Chavez...???

Seems like a worthy cause...

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 14:08 | 2845841 redpill
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Indeed and while we're at it we might as well intern and reeducate those who believe in sound money and free markets, for they must be blind to not see that it is Keynesianism that is clearly saving the world.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 14:07 | 2845839 BidnessMan
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You have to give a hat tip to Chavez for bringing Venezuela's gold back home.  Maybe not so good for the citizens of Venezuela, but smart of Chavez.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 16:41 | 2846456 imaginalis
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I bet they are drilling for tungsten as we type. They sold out of high speed drills in HD Caracas

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:36 | 2845708 SemperFord
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What they really need is a Bat-Phone, maybe Batman can sort out the mess in DC

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:45 | 2846995 LMAOLORI
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Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:19 | 2845628 HelluvaEngineer
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What's all this talk about "voting"?

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:27 | 2845673 Sofa King Confused
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I would vote for Obama or Romney or Chavez......but does it really fucking matter

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:32 | 2845690 FL_Conservative
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CNN should check with Castro too while they're at it.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:08 | 2845570 Spastica Rex
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Chavez is doing standup now?

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:07 | 2845572 azzhatter
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birds of a feather

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:59 | 2845805 A Nanny Moose
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More like circle jerk

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:08 | 2845573 bigdumbnugly
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reacharound quid pro quo

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:09 | 2845579 dark pools of soros
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yup saw this the other day...   consider that we could forget about the middle east and either become friends with Hugo's oil (Obama) or do more coups, CIA attacks to gain the oil (Romney?)


but there are huge bets on the zionist GOP front pushing Romney into war in Iran and Obama is sucked into this as well... can they just give up or will they keep pushing hell bent no matter the consequences?

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:21 | 2845639 5880
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"Zionist GOP"?

Yup, rednecks love them a good jew (hunt)

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:29 | 2845676 otto skorzeny
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yeah-BOTH parties are Zionists-I AM a redneck and I approve this message.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:37 | 2845712 kito
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zionists are jews, not all jews are zionists......please understand the difference so that rednecks dont run down the jews who dont support the neocon netanyahu.............

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:47 | 2845753 gmrpeabody
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You're asking a lot....

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 14:10 | 2845857 dark pools of soros
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5880...  go read up on Sheldon Adelson and also go back to Yahoo kneejerk comment boards,   kthxbye

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:10 | 2845586 Yen Cross
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Will that "bloated chupacabra" die already!

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:10 | 2845587 midtowng
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Chavez is neither communist or a dictator.

People that get elected in free elections are not dictators by definition.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:13 | 2845607 CommunityStandard
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Elections..... right.....

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:25 | 2845656 economics9698
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Chavez stuffs the ballot box idiot.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:31 | 2845688 otto skorzeny
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yeah-cuz here in the USofA we get to choose between candidiates with HUGE differences in governing-dumbass

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:16 | 2845615 percolator
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"free elections" - now that's funny!

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 16:17 | 2846369 krispkritter
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They are never free. They were bought and paid for, fair and square...

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:23 | 2845647 Urban Redneck
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So Chavez must not be a Person then?  Got it.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:31 | 2845655 Dr. Engali
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                        "It's not the people who vote that count. It's the people who count the votes."



                        Josef Stalin

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:34 | 2845700 otto skorzeny
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Diebold machines eliminate that pesky "counting" of votes

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 15:01 | 2846112 foodstampbarry
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You must have a small penis. What's with all the bold on ZH today?

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 16:33 | 2846421 Anglo Canuck
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Thats why the US does not allow in foreign election monitors, because they may find what a crock the US elctions are, with those Diebold machines, judges who stop the counting, people removed from the electon rolls "accidentally". Chavez was elected six times with those very foreign monitors, the press completely aganst him and US money payng to support the opposition (just imagine if Venezuela was openly supporting US groups with money!).

I dont like the guy personally but I do like to deal with facts. A bit like global warming, which is a fact unless you believe the earth was created 6,000 years ago or watch too much Alex Jones.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 14:28 | 2845980 Thisson
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You mean like Saddam Hussein?  He won 100% of the popular vote, ya know!

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:34 | 2845699 WillyGroper
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Like Chris Hedges said about Camden, NJ------Food desert. Coming to a city near you.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:11 | 2845594 Winston Churchill
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Think I'd rather have Chavez.At least he's competent at what he does,even if

its the wrong thing.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:13 | 2845600 CommunityStandard
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"The outspoken, socialist leader is predicted to win a sweeping victory"

His ballot boxes are like US Treasury accounts.  Just add 0's.... wait, which president are we talking about again?

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:14 | 2845604 A POOR EATIN STEAK

hugo chavez owns

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:14 | 2845611 Zap Powerz
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Mr. Chavez is invited to fornicate himself with a sharp, rusty farm implement.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:17 | 2845618 djsmps
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This will somehow be spun as an endorsement by Cesar Chavez.

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