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Jesse Jackson Praises Legacy of Chavez

deestafford Wrote: Mar 09, 2013 9:43 AM
If you were alive when Hitler died, would you have felt the same way? How about Stalin? Mussolini? Pol Pot? Mao? All are/were cut from the same cloth.

Civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson praised deceased anti-American Venezuela President Hugo Chavez during the delivery of his eulogy Friday in Venezuela.

 “Hugo fed the hungry,” said Jackson, who ran for president twice in the 1980s. “He lifted the poor. He raised their hopes. He helped them realize their dreams. And, so, today we do mourn, because we’ve lost a lot. But we have a lot left – a stable government, an orderly transition.”

Jackson prayed that Chavez, who famously called President George W. Bush "the devil” in 2006, would find peace in the afterlife, and for peace between the...

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