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Hugo Chavez Endorses Obama, Says Romney Represents 'Selfish Capitalist Elite'
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Posted on 08/03/2012 5:04:08 PM PDT by mnehring

On two recent occasions, Hugo Chavez, Venezuela’s populist authoritarian president, expressed warm support for Pres

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.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: endorses; hugochavez; obama; venezuela

1 posted on 08/03/2012 5:04:27 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

I was waiting for Hugo Chavez’s guidance before making up my mind. /s


2 posted on 08/03/2012 5:06:45 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: mnehring
A communist is in support of Soetoro and his agenda?

Imagine that!

3 posted on 08/03/2012 5:07:16 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: mnehring

birds of a feather stick together!!


4 posted on 08/03/2012 5:07:29 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: mnehring

Old Hugo has asked that his coffin be packed with ice because it gets hot where he’s going.


5 posted on 08/03/2012 5:08:26 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: All

Obama has secured solid communist support both domestically and worldwide...


6 posted on 08/03/2012 5:09:04 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: mnehring

Hugo is angling to be the first guest on Baraq’s PMSNBC nightly show starting Jan 21, 2013.


7 posted on 08/03/2012 5:10:07 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: mnehring

well, maybe you can work for him next year, Obama.


8 posted on 08/03/2012 5:12:55 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Woe to them...)
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To: mnehring

Will wonders never cease!! Imagine Hugo Chavez, Venezuela’s Marxist populist authoritarian president, endorsing America’s Marxist populist authoritarian president.


9 posted on 08/03/2012 5:13:04 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: mnehring

All the patients in the psych ward have endorsed Obama, too. Of course, they think he’s a breakfast cereal, but that’s actually one of the better reasons I’ve heard for voting for him.


10 posted on 08/03/2012 5:13:35 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: mnehring

He’s got Chavez AND Amadinajad (sp), how can he lose?


11 posted on 08/03/2012 5:15:14 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: mnehring

LOL.....who’s next? The Castros? FarraCon-Man? The transvestite lobby?


12 posted on 08/03/2012 5:15:21 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Now a Chick-fil-A customer . . . God bless Dan Cathy)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks mnehring.
...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.

13 posted on 08/03/2012 5:23:28 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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14 posted on 08/03/2012 5:25:31 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: mnehring
What a shock! A MARXIST NUTCASE endorsing another MARXIST NUTCASE.

Now, if I was Mitt, I would show Chavez saying anti-American statements, then this endorsement and say: 'Do you want a PRESIDENT who is endorsed by this man?'

I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this ad for Mitt.

15 posted on 08/03/2012 5:26:17 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!!)
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To: mnehring
This weeks endorsements, Chavez for Obama, Walesa for Romney.
16 posted on 08/03/2012 5:29:59 PM PDT by AU72
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To: mnehring

WOW what an endorsement..a Communist thug endorsing a Communist thug..somewhere Obama is shedding a tear saying “I feel so honored.”


17 posted on 08/03/2012 5:32:42 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: mnehring
"Hugo Chavez Endorses Obama, Says Romney Represents 'Selfish Capitalist Elite'"

Wow! This comes from an insignificant little PR!@& who wants a whole Country bending to His whim!

18 posted on 08/03/2012 6:06:38 PM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: mnehring

Next week I hear Obama will get Joseph Stalin’s endorsement, while the following week Idi Amin Da-Da will offer his


19 posted on 08/03/2012 6:08:20 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Just because someone has an "R" next to their name, does not make them a Conservative)
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To: mnehring
Hugo Chavez supports Wall Street's #1 favorite politician:

Here are 48 things that Barack Obama has done which should make his supporters feel ashamed and embarrassed

4) Has close ties to Wall St.

Although Obama claims to support the Occupy Wall St. movement, the truth is that he has raised more money from Wall St. than any other candidate during the last 20 years. In early 2012, Obama held a fundraiser where Wall St. investment bankers and hedge fund managers each paid $35,800 to attend. In October 2011, Obama hired Broderick Johnson, a longtime Wall Street lobbyist, to be his new senior campaign adviser. Johnson had worked as a lobbyist for JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Fannie Mae, Comcast, Microsoft, and the oil industry.

6) Supported the $700 billion TARP corporate-welfare bailout

While Senator, Obama voted for the $700 billion TARP bank bailout bill.

20 posted on 08/03/2012 8:45:17 PM PDT by grundle
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To: mnehring

Another non-producing communist being generous with other peoples’ money.


21 posted on 08/03/2012 9:31:02 PM PDT by nonsporting
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To: SeminoleCounty

“Next week I hear Obama will get Joseph Stalin’s endorsement”

now that’s just silly, since Stalin is dead he can’t possibly endorse anybody...though that does not mean he won’t vote for him


22 posted on 08/04/2012 1:33:50 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: mnehring

Obama gets the endorsement of Hugo Chavez, avowed Communist.

Romney gets the endorsement of Lech Walesa, avowed Polis Freedom Fighter!

Enough said.


23 posted on 08/04/2012 2:44:38 PM PDT by Gumdrop
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