Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Who You Calling Dictator, Willis?

Here's a real gem, I ran across.

President Hugo Chavez said Sunday that foreigners who publicly criticize him or his government while visiting Venezuela will be expelled from the country.

Chavez ordered officials to closely monitor statements made by international figures during their visits to Venezuela _ and deport any outspoken critics.

"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.


Let's see if I have this straight. If anyone calls him a dictator or a tyrant, they get kicked out. Right? That's showing them. But what about his last trip to the UN, where he called Bush "the devil"? Or any other foreign national that comes here and bad-mouths our leaders? They do not get kicked out from here. It's called freedom of speech, something that dictators do not tolerate.

Sounds like Brother Hugo is a dictator, a tyrant, and now a hypocrite.

4 comments:

Greg said...

Why does the American left love Chavez so much? He's weird (witness the "I smell sulfer" speech at the UN). He's an antisemite. And he's a brutal tyrant. I swear the Left has abandoned virtually all of its principles in the last decade.

Anonymous said...

"Why does the American left love Chavez so much?"

They don't. The idea that the American left "loves" Chavez comes from the right, not the left.

Greg said...

Well, at least some on the American left like Chavez:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/7/23/93340/8136

Some on the left obviously still have their principles, as the comments show.

Here's another blog who likes him.

http://www.politicalcortex.com/story/2006/9/21/18617/8361

Here's another.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article12735.htm

Love for Chavez isn't exactly in short supply on the American left.

LASunsett said...

Anonymous,

//The idea that the American left "loves" Chavez comes from the right, not the left.//

It's nice that Greg provided you with some links, but all one has to do is think back a bit when Cindy Sheehan and Harry Belafonte went to visit and cozied up to him for all to see. If that's not enough proof for you, then I cannot provide anything else that will open your eyes. They are the symbols of the American Left, they love him.