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Chávez to Propose Removing His Term Limits (NYT's soulmate wants to rule for life)
NYT ^ | 08/15/07 | SIMON ROMERO

Posted on 08/15/2007 4:48:55 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

Chávez to Propose Removing His Term Limits

By SIMON ROMERO

Published: August 15, 2007

CARACAS, Venezuela, Aug. 14 — President Hugo Chávez will unveil a project to change the Constitution on Wednesday that is expected to allow him to be re-elected indefinitely, a move that would enhance his authority to accelerate a socialist-inspired transformation of Venezuelan society.

The removal of term limits for Mr. Chávez, which is at the heart of the proposal, is expected to be accompanied by measures circumscribing the authority of elected governors and mayors, who would be prevented from staying in power indefinitely, according to versions of the project leaked in recent weeks.

Willian Lara, the communications minister, said Mr. Chávez would announce the project before the National Assembly, where all 167 lawmakers support the president. Supporters of Mr. Chávez, who was re-elected last year with some 60 percent of the vote, also control the Supreme Court, the entire federal bureaucracy, public oil and infrastructure companies and every state government but two.

The aim of the overhaul is “to guarantee to the people the largest amount of happiness possible,” Mr. Lara said at a news conference on Tuesday.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chavez; presidentforlife; tlr; venezuela
The aim of the overhaul is “to guarantee to the people the largest amount of happiness possible,”

This remark is both hilarious and frightening at the same time.

1 posted on 08/15/2007 4:48:58 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Anyone that didn’t see this coming raise your hand.

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Anyone

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Anybody not see this coming?...

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...crickets...


2 posted on 08/15/2007 4:50:49 AM PDT by Spruce
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To: TigerLikesRooster
I am SHOCKED that he would attempt this blatant power grab, who could have foreseen him doing this??....

/S

3 posted on 08/15/2007 4:51:26 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly catching hell for posting without reading the article since 2004)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

And the sad thing is the left in this country sees nothing wrong with what he’s doing.

It’s something they wish they could do here because they know what’s best “for the children”.


4 posted on 08/15/2007 4:51:49 AM PDT by PeteB570 (Guns, what real men want for Christmas)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Unfortunately, rule-for-life is the typical pattern with a dictator, especially a commie one. His term ends when a younger, bigger, badder commie comes along and liquidates him.

Thus history repeats itself yet again...


5 posted on 08/15/2007 4:54:56 AM PDT by SargeK
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To: TigerLikesRooster

This is a surprise!!?? Ruthless dictators who squash the people? Nothing new under the sun. And the libs love Hillary.


6 posted on 08/15/2007 4:59:29 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (All comments now being monitored by BOR. He's looking out for you!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

He’s a dictator! Any American politician who favors him should be voted out of office.


7 posted on 08/15/2007 5:03:00 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: SargeK
Unfortunately, rule-for-life is the typical pattern with a dictator, especially a commie one. His term ends when a younger, bigger, badder commie comes along and liquidates him.

I thought his term ends when he dies of old age.

8 posted on 08/15/2007 5:04:32 AM PDT by jjw
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Venezuela is to North Korea as

Hugo Chavez is to_________

9 posted on 08/15/2007 5:04:34 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: TigerLikesRooster

happiness

and

nappiness

requires that yo

bring in president jimmy carter

to swear in hugo for life.


10 posted on 08/15/2007 5:07:51 AM PDT by ken21 (28 yrs + 2 families = banana republic junta. si.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

So there is no other leftist socialist in the country capablke of being president. Is that Hugo’s position? or just that he is a dictator like all the others leftist leaders and will never leave the power dome. Once elected, always in office.


11 posted on 08/15/2007 5:12:52 AM PDT by rod1 (uake)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I guess Pat Roberston was right after all!


12 posted on 08/15/2007 5:34:51 AM PDT by Rodm (Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
President Hugo Chávez will unveil a project to change the Constitution on Wednesday that is expected to allow him to be re-elected indefinitely, a move that would enhance his authority to accelerate a socialist-inspired transformation of Venezuelan society.

What a strange statement from the NYT. Is this propaganda from the Times or from Venezuela?

I'd call the move a bit more than "a socialist-inspired transformation". Along the lines of Hitler or Stalin is more like it.

13 posted on 08/15/2007 6:24:26 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (No buy China!!)
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To: jjw

You are correct. I should have clarified my point - that is, UNLESS a bigger, badder commie comes along...


14 posted on 08/15/2007 6:27:28 AM PDT by SargeK
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I mean, like FDR was president for life, y’know.

Looks like there’s some disagreement about this over in DUmmyland.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=132x3451413#3451462


15 posted on 08/15/2007 6:28:27 AM PDT by Salman
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Power to the people . . . {right on) /sarc


16 posted on 08/15/2007 6:28:37 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: rod1

Is there a lesson here for us vis’a’vis, say, Hillary?


17 posted on 08/15/2007 6:28:47 AM PDT by SargeK
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Well, I sympathize with him. It’s really expensive to have to stage phony elections every four years. ;)


18 posted on 08/15/2007 6:30:03 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("Wise men don't need to debate; men who need to debate are not wise." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Has Vince Flynn been translated into Spanish?


19 posted on 08/15/2007 7:00:47 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (Bolshecrat, the amoral party of what if and whine.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
The NYT has suppored tyrants before. ” This is one example of similar previous propping up of a dictator.“ And ” this is another.“

Keep in mind that the NYT thinks there is nothing unpatriotic about running puff pieces on mass murdering dictators, and the readers of the NYT don't either. Is it any wonder they didn't see through Arafat if they couldn't see through Stalin and Castro? And how they treat Hugo Chavez shows they've learned nothing at the NYT.

20 posted on 08/15/2007 7:06:03 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Democrats have plenty of patience for anti-American dictators but none for Iraqi democrats.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; All
I’m visualizing the picture of Adolf Hitler standing before an adoring Reichstag around the time the Enabling Act was passed. Anyone have that to post?
21 posted on 08/15/2007 7:14:03 AM PDT by GreenLanternCorps (Thompson for President: 2008, 2012: Jindal for President 2016, 2020)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

This tyrant is Venezuela’s version of Fidel Castro.


22 posted on 08/15/2007 7:32:08 AM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: Old Grumpy
Yes. On the other hand, the path he took to reach his power has more in common with Adolf Hitler. First gets popularly elected, intimidates his opposition, and secures absolute power.
23 posted on 08/15/2007 7:34:59 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, chia head, ppogri, In Grim Reaper we trust)
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To: Salman
Interesting thread - they seem confused, I wonder why. /s

Here's a post that reinforces my belief that DU posters are made up of teenagers, extremely extreme leftists, and conservative trolls. Seems this guy's still in high school, probably some "progressive" one in Ithica or Seattle.

Nonsense. Socialism is whatever they guy you don't like advocates.

Nobody pays any attention to the definitions - it's the labels that are important.

Chavez is a socialist - therefore, he's bad.

Universal healthcare is socialist - therefore, it's bad.

Social Security is socialist - therefore, it's bad.

Couldn't possibly be that they are all actually bona fide examples of socialism. The ignorance is staggering.

24 posted on 08/15/2007 7:57:29 AM PDT by agrace
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