When a radical dictator (actually there were two recently) can come freely to the United States of America and verbally assault our President before the UN General Assemby, receive a resounding round of applause and laughter, and no one in our government speaks out, something is very wrong.
Why the hell was he even ALLOWED into our country?
Chavez the psycho speaks so ill of our President and our country but do you know how Chavez stays in power? His army forces the people to vote for him. And did you know that every Venezuelan citizen who works in the Venezuelan government must vote for Chavez? More than 51% of the people of Venezuela live in poverty while Chavez and his cronies get richer. And Chavez takes good care of his army. They are well-compensated in exchange for their loyalty to him. And guess what else he's doing? Many of the higher education institutions won't take his side and back him so he has decided to spend millions building schools full of staff and faculty who support him. His hope is to run the non-supportive universities out of business. The country is a mess. Chavez comes here to America and speaks such hatred and disdain for our way of life on American soil, but do you think the people of Venezuela can speak that way about Chavez and his government?
No, they cannot.
I can't believe I haven't heard more opposition about this travesty from our Congressional body. Where they hell were they when this was going on?
Don't forget, Hugo Chavez came to power much like Hitler, much like Castro. The people were in desperate need of change and there was Chavez, a self-proclaimed "man of the people". Now you see what he has become. He is a dangerous dictator who oppresses his people, uses his military to back him up and he threatens the stability of the free world. Venezuela is in turmoil and I personally know people Venezuelan citizens who have been fortunate enough to get the hell out of that country. If only you could hear their stories. Forget the media, there's something real to be learned from people who have these stories to tell. We should be listening to these people who have fled to America because freedom in their home country is suppressed. We should be listening carefully...