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  • Hugo Chavez Endorses Obama: Will the White House Strike Back?

    On two recent occasions, Hugo Chavez, Venezuela’s populist authoritarian president, expressed warm support for President Obama. In Chavez’s book, the President is the “good guy” among American political figures in what he calls “the empire.”

    This was the dubious sort of offhand endorsement from a schizophrenic tyrant that even the White House and its political spin masters most likely found awkward.

    On the presidential campaign trail last weekend, Chavez returned to the subject of U.S. politics when he compared his young opposition rival, Henrique Capriles, to U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, saying they “represent the callously selfish capitalist elite.” Chavez also blasted Romney for being a representative of the “extreme right-wing agenda that borders on…fascism.”

    Like the American President, Chavez is running on his record but knows he must address unmet promises and troublesome realities. Crime, high inflation, unemployment, food shortages, rampant corruption, a steady crackdown on individual rights, and the crumbling of the rule of law stand as obstacles in his bid for another six years as Venezuela’s el commandante-in-chief. So, too, does continued uncertainty about the state of Chavez’s health.

    Now that Chavez has so openly expressed his views on the U.S. presidential race and indicated his favorite, wouldn’t it be a grand idea for the White House to take off the velvet gloves of diplomacy and strike back?

    Now would be an excellent time for the leader of the world’s greatest democracy to state clearly that on October 7, the people of Venezuela have a clear choice. They must choose between an opposition candidate who can, with the support of the Venezuelan people, turn the country back onto a democratic track and begin repairing the damage done by the Bolivarian Revolution and socialism of the 21st century and an incumbent clinging to power who is antithetical to the U.S. and its interests and will lead his nation further toward the authoritarian abyss.

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    9 Responses to Hugo Chavez Endorses Obama: Will the White House Strike Back?

    1. Cherie Chase says:

      2 peas in a pod both communists.

    2. Don says:

      wonder why he waited this long…they both are identical in ideology–came perfect though right b4 election—Obimbos chicks are "comin home to roost" as Rev Wright put it…

    3. allen L. says:

      I thought this Endorsement would be the Oct Surprise?

    4. Bobbie says:

      why do we have Caesar Chavez street names and catholic schools replaced with the name yet government took down a statue built in honor of a man and his great works but taken down because this man knew the faults of another man? The President sure is right. "America is not a Christian nation anymore." Regardless, it's become a nation of bigots with authority!

    5. Cameron Cronkright says:

      This is a suprise? I think not……in this case like minded people would attract one another. Perhaps Mr. Chavez will ask Mr. Obama to move to his country following our November election. That would be good for both of them.

    6. nealstar says:

      First Putin, now Chavez. All we need now is to hear from China, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq and the UN and the election will be decided. Would it be xenophobic and racist not to let all those other countries vote?

    7. Electrical answer says:

      No surprises. Will the fools in this country open their eyes and realize the damage their ignorant decision in 2008 is doing to the greatest country in human history? Forget about party lines, we have an American enemy within our ranks confirmed by the endorsement of a lunatic.

    8. BARBBF says:

      I don't know for sure. but I suspect that those cancer treatments he's had to undergo have caused him to completely lose his mind…..

    9. Anonymous says:

      Yes, Americans endorses Hugo Chavez, There is no beyond doubt. America has a special constitution that prohibits to talks about God and puts you in jail if you talk about God. America does not promote religion. They have never been happy that religion is around America.

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