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Obama Supporter Hugo Chavez Wins Re-Election

matthew466 Wrote: Oct 08, 2012 9:40 AM
An article about the Venezuelan election turns into the typical Obama Derangement Syndrome posts. Leading the way is Catty Katie!! Sad people!
Rhonda8 Wrote: Oct 08, 2012 10:56 AM
What's sad is, the liberals still hanging on to the "progressive" (aka Socialist) agenda when we have so many examples that it doesn't work. Not only that but that years after the USSR fell and Cuba has demonstrated that the poor remain poor, and that most of Europe has had at least 10% unemployment for two decades. Why? Because most of Europe has adopted Socialist ideology. Take a had look at ANY country which has Socialized medicine, wealth spreading policies etc and ask yourself why it is THEY who haven't been out in front economically. Then, ask yourself why major corporations have partnered with foreign companies to move manufacturing? Contrary to what Obama says (mental midget) they DON'T get a tax break, they avoid high taxes.
Hardrock Lausanne Wrote: Oct 08, 2012 11:08 AM
And what does work? You also can't have unrestricted capitalism - that will lead to a plutocracy. We have to find a balance between the two.
matthew466 Wrote: Oct 08, 2012 11:29 AM
Germany is doing pretty well!
Anominus Wrote: Oct 09, 2012 12:10 PM
Actually, unrestricted capitalism would probably be better than the unholy hybrid of crony capitalism / socialism we have today. That definitely leads to plutocracy as the "redistributors" (politicians) tend to count themselves at least twice before they count anyone else, and no one has the power to counter them. At least in a capitalist system, people are encouraged to be productive for their own good.
skywalker58 Wrote: Oct 08, 2012 10:33 AM
If this site and most of its conservative commentators are so sad, why don't you go hang out on DailyKos or HuffPo and get your daily fill of Leftist propoganda.

Venezuelan President/Dictator Hugo Chavez has won re-election. More from AP:

President Hugo Chavez put to rest any doubts about his masterful political touch in winning a third consecutive six-year term after a bitterly fought race against a youthful rival who has galvanized Venezuela's opposition.

The state governor who lost Sunday's presidential vote, Henrique Capriles, had accused the flamboyant incumbent of unfairly leveraging to his advantage Venezuela's oil wealth to finance his campaign as well as flaunting his near total control of state institutions.

Capriles also narrowed Chavez's margin of victory...

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