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Hugo Chavezís economic miracle
Salon ^ | March 6, 2013 | Dave Sirota

Posted on 09/29/2017 9:36:48 PM PDT by Bon mots

The Venezuelan leader was often marginalized as a radical. But his brand of socialism achieved real economic gains

For the last decade in American politics, Hugo Chavez became a potent political weapon - within a few years of his ascent, he was transformed from just a leader of a neighboring nation into a boogeyman synonymous with extremism. Regularly invoked in over-the-top political rhetoric, Chavez's name became a decontextualized epithet to try to attach to a political opponent so as to make that opponent look like a radical. Because of this, America barely flinched upon hearing the news that the Bush administration tried to orchestrate a coup against the democratically elected Venezuelan leader.

Just to get it out of the way, I'll state the obvious: with respect to many policies, Chavez was no saint. He, for instance, amassed a troubling record when it came to protecting human rights and basic democratic freedoms (though as Mark Weisbrot of the Center for Economic and Policy notes, "Venezuela is recognized by many scholars to be more democratic than it was in the pre-Chávez era"). His rein also coincided with a boom in violent crime.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2013; chavez; davesirota; liberallies; oldnews; salon; socialism; venezuela
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This is hilarious. I had to make sure I archived this page so they don't stealth edit out the stupidity.

https://archive.is/924V0

This article is unbelievable and I'm surprised that they left it up. It was written only four short years ago, now people are starving and dying in Venezuela and it only took four years.

1 posted on 09/29/2017 9:36:48 PM PDT by Bon mots
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He had to have a big enough following to become el Presidente. If they have the guns to keep it that way the people still get the government they deserve. Let the OAS deal with it. They won’t.


2 posted on 09/29/2017 9:40:54 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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He took a thriving economy and destroyed it in a few short years. It was a miracle!


3 posted on 09/29/2017 9:44:30 PM PDT by Uncle Sam 911
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To: Bon mots
The Venezuelan leader was often marginalized as a radical. But his brand of socialism achieved real economic gains

Yeah, just look how well Venezuela - a nation sitting on a fortune in oil reserves - is doing now after years of Chavez's brand of socialism. Have the starving beneficiaries of Chavez's brand of socialism in Venezuela butchered every last zoo animal for food yet?


4 posted on 09/29/2017 9:45:35 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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"He, for instance, amassed a troubling record when it came to protecting human rights and basic democratic freedoms"

Hugo ... "troubling record".... ... ... Trump ... "fascist, threat to humanity"

OK.

5 posted on 09/29/2017 9:46:44 PM PDT by tinyowl (A is A)
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To: Bon mots
What's more hilarious is Bernie Sanders' quote:


Click on the image above to see that very quote on Bernie Sanders' Senate page

6 posted on 09/29/2017 9:49:21 PM PDT by Bon mots (Laughing at liberal tears!)
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💸. Yeah, a miracle for his family. Salon. When you demand the very best in idiocy. Hey salon......🖕🏻
7 posted on 09/29/2017 9:49:22 PM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?!)
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Supermarket in Venezuela - Bernie Sanders' dream state:


8 posted on 09/29/2017 9:50:47 PM PDT by Bon mots (Laughing at liberal tears!)
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where is the Barf! Alert


9 posted on 09/29/2017 9:52:57 PM PDT by txnativegop (The political left, Mankinds intellectual hemlock)
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To: Bon mots

2013 wasn’t that long ago. It was an asinine article then - Venezeula’s destruction was obvious at that time.


10 posted on 09/29/2017 10:08:13 PM PDT by PGR88
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Vermont is a Banana Republic for electing the commie time after time.

Though they somehow maintain some of the least restrictive 2A laws.

They must grow good weed...


11 posted on 09/29/2017 10:14:24 PM PDT by Paladin2 (No spelchk nor wrong word auto substition on mobile dev. Please be intelligent and deal with it....)
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To: Bon mots

This ranks right up there with, “It’s a good idea to store your food right under the out-house out back.”


12 posted on 09/29/2017 10:15:34 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (John McBane is the turd in the national punch-bowl.)
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He’s right about the banana republic. When the legislature takes over 14% of the economy by passing a bill none of the read, you just might be a banana republic.

When you elect a guy president who received a Nobel prize purely on spec, you’re probably a banana republic.


13 posted on 09/29/2017 10:22:48 PM PDT by sparklite2 (I'm less interested in the rights I have than the liberties I can take.)
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14 posted on 09/29/2017 10:27:24 PM PDT by Chode (You have all of the resources you are going to have. Abandon your illusions and plan accordingly.)
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Better dead than red; as in commie red. This has been a saying my entire life. The cold war (1949-1991) was always a part of life well into adulthood. Even though the cold war ended and communism ended as we knew it in Russia; it still existed in America and in fact flourished.

That saying “Better Dead Than Red” is still true today because nothing would destroy America and our freedoms faster than a transition to socialism/communism/marxism. Well, I guess nuclear bombs would do it faster, but short of a multi-country takeover and invasion hitting our shores with our 300 million strong weapons pointed at them on top of our military; communism is our biggest threat.


15 posted on 09/29/2017 10:31:35 PM PDT by Boomer
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We have solid evidence from Japan that nuclear bombs are much less destructive than communism.


16 posted on 09/29/2017 10:54:54 PM PDT by miniTAX
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To: Bon mots

[ Hugo Chavez’s economic miracle

It was written only four short years ago, now people are starving and dying in Venezuela and it only took four years. ]

The important thing to remember is that the liberals are MUCH smarter than the rest of us. They tell us this all the time. See? Venezuela is a paradise. All is fine. Obama is smart and good. Hillary is wise and honest.


17 posted on 09/29/2017 10:55:46 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: Bon mots
[Dave Sirota - economic genius]


18 posted on 09/29/2017 10:57:06 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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[He’s right about the banana republic. When the legislature takes over 14% of the economy by passing a bill none of them read, you just might be a banana republic.

When you elect a guy president who received a Nobel prize purely on spec, you’re probably a banana republic.]

Yes, Obama and the Demoncrats took us to full banana-republic. That is a fact.


19 posted on 09/29/2017 10:59:26 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: miniTAX

Hmmm. I like that.


20 posted on 09/29/2017 11:01:54 PM PDT by sparklite2 (I'm less interested in the rights I have than the liberties I can take.)
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