“How long are we going to allow a person _ from any country in the world _ to come to our own house to say there’s a dictatorship here, that the president is a tyrant, and nobody does anything about it?” Chavez asked during his weekly television and radio program.
I love the irony here. Were he to be truly for freedom of speech, he would have no problem with calling the kettle black. Unfortunately, as all dictators are today, he is delusional about who he is and what he stands for. He has quietly shut down radio and television programs that do not go along with whatever the loco Venezuelan demands.
I am no fan of the ultimate liberal, Hugo Chavez. He is a wannabe of the old man from Cuba, but with a lot more capital (oil). While I have no qualms with him calling the President “The Devil”, he did do it on our soil. Should we treat Chavez the same way he treats foreigners who criticize his administration?
The man is immensely popular in his native country. I don’t know how long that can last, but there is such a thing as ignorant majority. This man is paranoid beyond belief that the USA is going to attack his country. Sure, they have a ton of oil, but the oil is here. Citgo is on every corner of NJ it seems. Bush and cronies are capable of a lot, but I would be surprised if they decided to bomb a more local nation.
I would venture that his popularity ratings have a lot to do with his dissing of Americans. People love to do that. Unfortunately, his President (Hillary), will be in power soon enough.