A young 39 year old Henrique Capriles has the pole position in a race to replace the cancer stricken Hugo Chavez in Venezuela. If elected it would be a sharp turn to the Right for that country. Of course there was no other direction in which to turn from where Hugo Chavez stood. Despots like Chavez often come to power by creating the perception of an enemy to the masses then present themselves as their best and only protector. If the enemy is imaginary, all the better because no one else will be fighting against it on behalf of th
If Capriles does replace Chavez, Cindy Sheehan will have to pay for her own airfare if she wants to visit that South American country again. Folks like Sean Penn and Danny Glover will need to find another country in which to do their Jane Fonda thing. I suggest they try North Korea.
Sean Penn, Cindy Sheehan, Harry Belafonte and Danny Glover are liberal pals of the Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez. All of these folks are well meaning and seek to make the world a better place with their activism. This man they admire so much is now floating the absurd notion that the United States policies are causing cancer to break out among leaders of South American countries.
Hank Johnson, the man liberal Democratic voters of Georgia chose to represent them in Congress, warned the nation that the Pacific island of Guam may tip over and sink because there are more buildings on one side of the island than on the other.
Former Speaker and liberal Democrat Nancy Pelosi told us it was vital that our leaders pass the most sweeping legislation since the Civil Rights Act into law without knowing what was in the law they were creating. The legislative leader of the Democratic Party that wrote the law didn’t know what they wrote.
Is it any wonder that the Right thinks the Left is stupid? I suppose you could say the same thing about Republicans. Dan Quayle misspelled potato. Joe Biden never did that.
Out of the land of Oz comes lavish praise for one of the worlds best known nation destroyers, from one of the worlds best known film makers.
The Associated Press reported Friday:
CARACAS, Venezuela — American filmmaker Oliver Stone said Friday he deeply admires Hugo Chavez.
Stone heaped praise on Chavez, saying he is leading a movement for “social transformation” in Latin America.
“He’s a soldier and he speaks from his heart,” Stone said. “His vision is huge. … And he will go down in history.”
Stone said President Barack Obama’s administration, in spite of initially inspiring hope, hasn’t done anything to improve U.S. relations with Chavez or his Latin American allies.
The director [Oliver Stone] defended his decision not to interview Chavez’s opponents, saying that people already hear those complaints and that the movie is not intended as a detailed examination of Chavez’s record.
Does Stone really believe this or has he sold his soul to the devil for the sake of his film? Some members of the entertainment industry live in a bubble within a bubble, utterly unable to see out and beyond, to the real world. Michael Moore looks toward Cuba and sees a utopia. Venezuela is fast becoming a basket case yet Sean Penn is blind to it, and so it seems, is Oliver Stone.