Skip to comments.Why (dictator) Chavez backs Obama
Posted on 10/03/2012 5:18:17 AM PDT by Milagros
Sometimes it is hard to tell who Cuba and Venezuela favor in the U.S. election. The daughter of Cuban dictator Raúl Castro has already endorsed President Obama and on Sunday Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chávez did so for the second time in less than four months. "I hope this doesn't harm Obama, but if I was from the United States, I'd vote for Obama," Mr. Chávez said on state television.
That may seem like support for the U.S. incumbent president. But is it? With the Venezuelan economy in the tank, inflation roaring, crime soaring and the Chávez government notorious for corruption, Mr. Chávez's backing looks more like a kiss of death.
But maybe it was not designed to help Mr. Obama as much as it was meant to boost Mr. Chávez's own bid for re-election on Oct. 7. One benefit from the endorsement is that it helps Mr. Chávez play the race card. "Obama is a good guy . . . I think that if Obama was from Barlovento or some Caracas neighborhood, he'd vote for Chavez," he said, referring to areas of the country with high concentrations of poor, black Venezuelans...
Translation: Mr. Chávez likes Mr. Obama because Mr. Obama doesn't have a problem with Iran, China and Cuba setting up camp in Venezuela.
Backing Mr. Obama as a noninterventionist American president may stir the nationalist pride of some Venezuelan voters, and that might be good for Mr. Chávez on Oct. 7. But it's hard to see how it will help Mr. Obama come November.
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Birds of a feather .....
Poorly written garbage...
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I originally made it for Hillary long before anybody even knew who Obama was... then made two versions for Obozo.
When ever some member of the LMSM starts telling what someone meant to say I know I am getting lied to.
Politicians and lawyers make their living through the use of their language. If they are successful, aka alive, they are successful.
So, why shouldn't I take utterances by politicians, of every nation, at their face value?
Eighty years ago Europe, individually and collectively, ignored the written and spoken word of one Adolph Hitler and tried to believe that they could manage him (”I have spoken with Mr Hitler and...”. Piece (That was the correct spelling not Peace) in our time resulted in a death count measured in the tens of millions. I fear the body count this time because the most likely weapons are WMD with lethal effect rings measured in miles not feet.
Who wants to bet that Hugo votes for Obama absentee???