Skip to comments.Democrats warn Chavez: Don't bash Bush
Posted on 09/21/2006 4:15:48 PM PDT by freedom44
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Two of President Bush's staunchest domestic critics leapt to his defense Thursday, a day after one of his fiercest foreign foes called him "the devil" in a scorching speech before the United Nations.
"You don't come into my country; you don't come into my congressional district and you don't condemn my president," Rep. Charles Rangel, D-New York, scolded Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, was blunt in her criticism of the Venezuelan leader. "He is an everyday thug," she said. (Watch Rangel rip Chavez -- 1:28 )
Chavez kept up his criticism of Bush during a visit to Harlem on Thursday, calling the U.S. president "a sick man" who is unqualified for the job. Chavez also said he is expanding his heating-oil program to help low-income Americans.
During his speech before the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday, Chavez launched into a caustic verbal attack of Bush that shocked diplomats and observers accustomed to the staid verbiage of international diplomacy. (Full story)
"The devil came here yesterday," Chavez said, referring to Bush, who addressed the world body during its annual meeting Tuesday. "And it smells of sulfur still today."
Chavez accused Bush of having spoken "as if he owned the world" when the U.S. president addressed the world body on Tuesday. (Watch how Chavez's belligerence may backfire -- 3:11)
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What? Are Democratic leaders afraid if Chavez does too good of a job bashing Bush that their voters will write in his name on ballots in the fall election?
How dare he! That the Junk Media's and the Democrats job!
What a bunch of morons. Chavez is only parroting 'Rat talking points!
I suggest the jump was not to Bush's defense, but to their own. All of a sudden it dawned on the leftist fruitcakes that Chavez and Aminawhackjob sounded just like them.
Yeah, and that's what we've been objecting to you idiot leftists.
The Dems were caught off guard. They probably expected some blustery rhetoric but the smile drained from their faces as his diatribe evolved and decended into insanity. They saw too late that America would make the linkage between the global fomentors of terror and their fundamental views. Expect more damage control. Too little too late I hope.
Hasn't the horse already left the barn? They musta waited until the poll results were in.
CNN, you lying presstitutes. They laughed and applauded. *spit*
Chavez: " Bush is the devil!"
Rangel: "Don't be callin' my b@tch a devil"
Bush: "thanks, Charlie"
Rangel:" Shut up you devil b@tch!"
These kook DemonRats think Chavez and all these UN junk are the best things in the world. Heard that Chavez got a great crowd in Harlem which included Rangel and his Commie terrorist friends.
Only two??? I'd really like to believe that this would be something that would bring us together. As Charlie Daniels said, "We may have done a little bit of fightin' amongst ourselves/but you outside people best leave us alone."
Chavez? I thought it was John Kerry speaking.
Was that before or after they applauded the speech?
I do appreciate these two Democrats. I also agree with you that there has been cross fertilization between them and our foreign foes. In addition, the domestic opposition to Bush has encouraged our enemies abroad. I am not saying we should have no opposition in our free country, but it is being misread and encouraging our enemies.
yes they are! and if pelosi thinks chavez is a thug for saying bush is a devil... what the heck is she????.. she says far worse
The liberals love Chavez, Castro, Ahmanutjob, bin Laden and anybody else who hates America. They have gone completely off the deep end.