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Donít Cry for Hugo
NRO ^ | 03/06/13 | John Fund

Posted on 03/06/2013 9:14:19 AM PST by pgkdan

The Left has already started the whitewashing of Hugo Chávez’s record, and I have no doubt that within days his image will adorn T-shirts the way the thuggish Che Guevara does.

Within minutes of the announcement of the strongman’s death, Ken Livingstone, London’s former mayor, tweeted the following:

K: Hugo Chavez showed there is an alternative to neo-liberalism and colonialism in Venezuela and worldwide. He was a friend & comrade #RIP

— Ken Livingstone (@ken4london) March 5, 2013

As the London Times dryly noted: “There is a desperation on the Left for heroes who can reverse what seems like half a century of ideological defeat.”

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Been reading a lot of garbage about Chavez in just the few hours since he boarded the bus to hell...John Fund soes a nice job refuting some of it.
1 posted on 03/06/2013 9:14:23 AM PST by pgkdan
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To: pgkdan

Viva Venezuela!
Chavez es muerto y expropiado por el diablo.


2 posted on 03/06/2013 9:15:45 AM PST by Tugo (357SIG)
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To: pgkdan

Michael Savage said yesterday that the website giving the least stilted view of Chavez, detailing the crime and failures of his fledgling socialist state is, surprisingly, Al Jazeera.


3 posted on 03/06/2013 9:41:22 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: pgkdan

I baked a lemon flavored pound cake and ate half of it.


4 posted on 03/06/2013 9:45:14 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (RETURN TO MECCA [http://youtu.be/zWQkaDUCJ_Y])
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To: pgkdan
As the London Times dryly noted: “There is a desperation on the Left for heroes who can reverse what seems like half a century of ideological defeat.”

Okay, London Times, half a century of idealogical defeat?

Try a century and a half, in fact, when Karl Marx wrote his crap in the 1800s it was all a result of spending time at libraries in London reading Adam Smith looking for a way to defeat Capitalism. So, he essentially began with an axe to grind and ended up enabling others to use his axe.

Lenin, Hitler, Stalin, and all of the various shills like Chavez have tried to make a crappy "theory" a success and each one of them have failed miserably.

Obama and all his goons think they can top all those losers from the past using a completely failed and worn out "theory"?

The "Worker's Paradise" of Karl Marx is really nothing more than hell on earth, as evidenced by the untold millions of people who have died as a result of trying to implement his "theory."

Can we sumise those who are the real "useful idiots"?

5 posted on 03/06/2013 9:55:37 AM PST by Slyfox (Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness -G Wash.)
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TWO OF THESE DICTATORS ARE GONE..
6 posted on 03/06/2013 9:57:22 AM PST by PLD
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The election of Chavez serves as an example of what happens when you allow stupid people to vote. Venezuela might not have been a sterling case of free-enterprise capitalism before Chavez took over, but he made things far worse. Thanks to the poor (and ignorant) people of his country who expected to take the money from the wealthy for themselves. Instead, it all went into Chavez’s bank account. He made himself a multi-billionaire and made the poor poorer than they were before. But he is still their beloved leader. Er...ex-leader.


7 posted on 03/06/2013 9:59:24 AM PST by driftless2
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The only people I know who are morning Fatso’s demise is Sean Penn and the MSM!!!!


8 posted on 03/06/2013 10:02:23 AM PST by tallyhoe
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To: Berlin_Freeper

mmmmMMMMmmm... did you add poppy seed?


9 posted on 03/06/2013 10:10:12 AM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: tallyhoe

Don’t forget Joe Kennedy.


10 posted on 03/06/2013 10:31:48 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: pgkdan

I didn’t cry for Hugo, believe me. In fact, I was drinking a nice Margarita as I broke the cheery news to some friends. Strangely, they did not cry either.


11 posted on 03/06/2013 10:36:46 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Mr. K
Chavez is Dead lemon flavor pound cake with little candy hearts :)
12 posted on 03/06/2013 10:42:20 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (RETURN TO MECCA [http://youtu.be/zWQkaDUCJ_Y])
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I wonder if there will be a Saturday morning cartoon with “Li’l Hugo” and his fun-loving adventures as a child with a Socialist message at the end of every episode.

“Hugo, is SO cute!”
~USA Today

“I wish we had him as our dictator instead of that Right-leaning Obama”
~Newsweek

“We as Americans could learn a lot from the prosperity breeding ideal of Communism”
~Time magazine

“Never has a cartoon brought us such truth and insight through the eyes of a child”
~MSNBC

13 posted on 03/06/2013 11:10:52 AM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Slyfox

I don’t wish Hell on anybody, but I suspect that Hugo is in Eternal Fire with the rest of his predecessors, Marx, Lenin, etc.


14 posted on 03/06/2013 12:36:53 PM PST by patriotsblood
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To: Slyfox

So called “intellectuals” like Marx know they’re incapable of producing anything of value in the real world. This is what attracts them to tearing down WHAT DOES WORK, i.e., Capitalism. Capitalism, in it’s turn, has never claimed to distribute money, goods or services equally. By playing on the misery and resentment of the poor and the useless, these leeches gain power. They then set about immiserating all but a select group of cronies. Eventually, the whole country is run down, and all in the name of ‘social justice’.


15 posted on 03/06/2013 5:05:17 PM PST by Amberdawn
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