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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.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:20 | 2845633 JPM Hater001
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No, this will spin around to be an endorsement of Gary Johnson.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:18 | 2845625 PUD
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Chavez by ma sell pone!!

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:21 | 2845635 Magnum
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If it isn't creepy warmonger apartheid-state Netanyahu constantly inserting himself in the American election showing support for swindler-friendly Romney, we've got a dark dictator in Venezuela rooting for Obama.  Tell me again why Ron Paul was a bad choice?

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:22 | 2845644 5880
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Because you've only seen 1/10th of his crazy

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:25 | 2845657 LawsofPhysics
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right, because any attempt to return to anything "honest", like sound money, actually is crazy when fraud is the fucking status quo.

stupid fucking sheep.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:35 | 2845706 ParkAveFlasher
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Why doesn't the MSM just dress a hobo up in a suit, call him Renn Paula, script him to rape a nun, and then beat him senseless during Monday Night Football?

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:30 | 2845685 ZeroAvatar
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Because he didn't dress in $2000 suits.  Because he wasn't professionally groomed.  Because his voice needed a makeover. He tended to slouch.

His speech patterns were somewhat annoying.


THAT'S why Ron Paul didn't get elected.  He WAS the man for the job.  He failed to LOOK like it, that's all.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:39 | 2845717 kaiserhoff
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Exactly.  You would never know from the way he dressed or behaved that he was an MD, although by all accounts a fine one.

Ron always refused to be fakaroozy.  Hard to criticize a man for that.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:32 | 2845692 New England Patriot
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Americans will get the President that Americans deserve.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:44 | 2845744 CommunityStandard
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True, but unfortunately the world will suffer for it.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:26 | 2845664 magpie
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Don't forget the Eurocrats giving their endorsement.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 14:19 | 2845921 blunderdog
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Paul may not be a bad choice, but he's not acceptable to the Republican party, so it's not like he's ever had a chance.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:21 | 2845640 Flakmeister
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The very definition of chum for the shark tank.....

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:23 | 2845648 LawsofPhysics
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Funny how fascists stick together like that.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:24 | 2845651 larz
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I think Michelle and Barack Hussein would make stellar Venezuelans

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:26 | 2845667 Winston Churchill
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Soon , very soon, please.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:33 | 2845697 ZeroAvatar
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They'll need SOMEWHERE to hide out for the rest of their lives after his 'presidency'.


He'll be hated by billions.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:26 | 2845662 doomandbloom
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Benetton ad coming true.



Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:26 | 2845666 Everybodys All ...
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Chavez has no right to endorse our dictator. Obama 2012,2016, etc. /sarc for you that vote for him.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:30 | 2845680 Xibalba
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I wonder how he feels about Bloomberg?  

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:30 | 2845684 pan
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Romney has something to do with this endorsement.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:49 | 2845763 ParkAveFlasher
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Right.  for all the bluster, Venezuela is still feeding US refineries with blood I mean light sweet crude. 

But we'll hear plenty about the axis of evil, human rights, "die you amedican dogs!", etc.

I wonder how many senators hit the very clean Bogota whoretowers on those vacations we all pay for.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:42 | 2845727 Chuck Walla
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Damn Skippy!  Takes one to know one, I guess...



Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:42 | 2845728 amadeusb4
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What is the point of this article?

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 14:20 | 2845929 blunderdog
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Obama sucks 'cause that other guy who sucks said he'd support him.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:44 | 2845742 williambanzai7
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Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:45 | 2845748 resurger
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Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:57 | 2845800 Dr. Engali
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That startled me...I'm glad I'm finished with lunch.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 14:58 | 2846119 lakecity55
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So... if Hugo loses his election, will he be Barry's new "Body Man?"

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:48 | 2845751 TWSceptic
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Chavez seems to be much better informed than the average American voter, he must have looked at Barry Soetoro's history and saw something he liked.

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 00:11 | 2847412 Mugatu
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Of course Chavez likes Obama - the price of Oil doubles every 3 years with Obama in charge.  All Oil dicktators love stupid presidents in the White House who are helplessly over their head.  Its good for the Dicktator business.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 13:56 | 2845798 surf0766
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If I help him , he gonna help me.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 14:00 | 2845811 PUD
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Retail gas prices hit daily record for 6 straight weeks. AAA source

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 14:01 | 2845813 Zola
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Chavez needs an Obamaphone ASAP to be able to continue his Bromance !!

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 14:10 | 2845859 TideFighter
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Speaking in tongue...

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 14:24 | 2845957 hannah
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chavez can legally vote in this country...?! we have a foreigner as president. illegals can vote and people claimed the NWO was a tin hat conspiracy theory.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 14:38 | 2846022 bugs_
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my term can't be over - i still have stuff to nationalize!

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 14:45 | 2846065 Shizzmoney
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Of course he'd vote for Obama.....Obama won't bomb his ass.

Romney would though. Chavez was next on Bush/Cheney's hit list.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 14:50 | 2846086 Dick Gazinia
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"Now swallow, bitch!"


             H. Chavez



Mon, 10/01/2012 - 15:06 | 2846133 loveyajimbo
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Putin loves him too... cause he is such a helpless douche bag...

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 16:45 | 2846472 Amagnonx
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Chavez may have said something nice a long time ago - but I don't think he has got much good to say abolut Obama now - action has been far from aligned to the feel good propaganda.


When I read the "Evil Empire" I was totally confused for a second and the sentence failed to make any sense, until i realized the author was referring to the USSR - I guess I am in a minority when I call the US the "Evil Empire", as I have been since at least as early as 1996.



Mon, 10/01/2012 - 17:16 | 2846545 Emperor
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Chavez is a great man, he is not the kind of corrupt persons you find in western countries. But this dictatorship thing is boring, but who forced him to be so ? You know it.


Mon, 10/01/2012 - 17:52 | 2846628 jtg
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Chavez is a dangerous POS, but this is the first true statement out of his mouth.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 18:10 | 2846674 The Alarmist
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Who's to say they won't actually vote for one another ... who checks voter ID's these days?

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:24 | 2846924 Oldrepublic
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"As a matter of fact, of the 92 elections that we've monitored, I would say the election process in Venezuela is the best in the world," former President Jimmy Carter said this month at The Carter Center.

US one of the worst: Carter


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