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Why (dictator) Chavez backs Obama
WSJ ^ | Oct, 2, 2012 | Mary Anastasia O'Grady

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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TOPICS: Editorial
KEYWORDS: chapiles; chavez; dictatorchavez; radonski; venezuela

1 posted on 10/03/2012 5:18:28 AM PDT by Milagros
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Many dictator governments have common behaviors. If one of them has unrest in their own country the other dictator starts to crow likes an owl or stand on the side of a dictator. The best example for this is The Libyan people revolution. As a nations organization African union must stand against tyrants and should support the quest of the people of that country. Rather African Union was the first Organization to annihilate Libyan’s. Secondly tyrants like Chavez and Mugabe was the right hands until the final day of Gaddafi. The death of Kaddafi has seen as a great achievement among Libyans and by the world in general. On the other hand the Living tyrant Mugabe has praised it as a hero death. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s ruling Zanu-PF party and himself has praised it Mugabe considered Gaddafi as “an African hero,” tragically the death of Gaddfi was not a death of a hero. Rather, Gaddafi has been betrayed by all his allies, and dead after his battered body was paraded through the streets of Sirte, where he was born.

2 posted on 10/03/2012 5:21:08 AM PDT by Milagros (Y)
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To: Milagros; Bon mots

3 posted on 10/03/2012 5:23:37 AM PDT by Travis McGee (
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To: Milagros

Birds of a feather .....

4 posted on 10/03/2012 5:23:45 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Milagros

Poorly written garbage...

5 posted on 10/03/2012 5:30:20 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: Milagros

“......Venezuela’s military is constitutionally neutral but Chavez has packed its leadership with loyalists.

That has raised questions about whether the armed forces would remain neutral if the results of Sunday’s elections are in dispute.....”

6 posted on 10/03/2012 5:57:09 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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United States of America Congressional Record - Page 6269
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7 posted on 10/03/2012 5:59:44 AM PDT by Milagros (Y)
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To: Travis McGee
Here's one I made ages ago...

Obama Commie Joker

I originally made it for Hillary long before anybody even knew who Obama was... then made two versions for Obozo.

8 posted on 10/03/2012 6:44:26 AM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: Milagros
Excuse me, but I am getting so dizzy.

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.

9 posted on 10/03/2012 7:10:50 AM PDT by Nip (TANSTAAFL and BOHICA)
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To: Milagros

Who wants to bet that Hugo votes for Obama absentee???

10 posted on 10/03/2012 9:14:25 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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