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Colombia's election: How could the voters be so stupid? They just elected a far-left Hugo Chavez-adoring freak named Gustavo Petro for president
American Thinker ^ | 06/21/2022 | Monica Showalter

Posted on 06/21/2022 9:40:03 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Colombia, which is America's strongest ally, has always had the most level-headed voters in the region.

They've had two conservative parties, sometimes at once, and voters there have always rejected the crazy left, which in their case, is a Castro-grade revolutionary crazy grade of left, with Bill Ayers-types on steroids. They did, after all, fight a 60-year war against Marxist narcoterrorists, with only a few university wokesters defending them.

So it was shocking news that on Sunday, Colombians went and elected just about the worst leftist of this stripe, a former M-19 narcoguerrilla named Gustavo Petro, president, turning one of the most conservative countries in the region to the far left for the first time. The freak belonged to the M-19 narcoterrorist outfit that operated in the 1980s and 1990s, aligning itself at some point with Pablo Escobar himself. That group blew up the Colombian Supreme Court -- with all the justices in it -- and a huge loss of life.

No normal person would join a detested group like that. After that, Petro went on to whoop it up with Hugo Chavez as the best of radical leftist allies, and like Chesa Boudin, became "an advisor" to the late, unlamented, Venezuelan thug. Petro and Chavez go way back, as this tweet suggests:

Picture of Colombia’s new president Gustavo Petro with the great socialist leader Hugo Chavez

pic.twitter.com/gCkp5diZGx — Profé (@ProtestaBloc) June 20, 2022

Venezuela wasn't a warning to Petro, it was the playbook.

After that, he became a lousy blue-city mayor of Bogota for a stretch, reducing the quality of life same as is seen in blue cities here. He had to have had some kinds of political skills, given his record both as a reviled leftist terrorist and a crappy mayor.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: biden4commies; bidenacommie; boudin; chesaboudin; colombia; columbia; commies; communism; gustavopetro; hugochavez; leftist; narcoterrorists; putin; venezuela; xi
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1 posted on 06/21/2022 9:40:03 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

How many votes did the narco-guerillas buy with the new money that Biden has allowed them to earn?


2 posted on 06/21/2022 9:41:19 AM PDT by wbarmy (Trying to do better.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I blame Big Cocaine.


3 posted on 06/21/2022 9:41:34 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is NOT a religion of any sort. It is a violent and tyrannical system of ruling others.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Like a dog returning to his vomit.


4 posted on 06/21/2022 9:41:54 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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Like a dog returning to his vomit.


5 posted on 06/21/2022 9:41:57 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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Dominion machines?


6 posted on 06/21/2022 9:43:38 AM PDT by ryderann
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Or perhaps, they used Dominion voting machines.
Election returns guaranteed to the highest bidder!


7 posted on 06/21/2022 9:44:06 AM PDT by sjmjax
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To: SeekAndFind

I guess they have dominion machines as well


8 posted on 06/21/2022 9:44:42 AM PDT by ballplayer
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Who says they voted for them?

Remember the VP’s trips down south for “root causes”?

I guess she passed on the secret sauce to rig elections.

It worked for her.


9 posted on 06/21/2022 9:46:45 AM PDT by fruser1
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Voter fraud maybe? I heard that’s a problem some places.


10 posted on 06/21/2022 9:47:39 AM PDT by spincaster
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Dominion


11 posted on 06/21/2022 9:53:28 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Contempt for pre-born human life breeds contempt for post-born human life.)
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a former M-19 narcoguerrilla, wonderful...


12 posted on 06/21/2022 9:55:29 AM PDT by Chode (there is no fall back position, there's no rally point, there is no LZ... we're on our own. #FJB)
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ON tainted voting machines no doubt.


13 posted on 06/21/2022 9:57:34 AM PDT by ping jockey (another day, another fruitless search for a Dodge Challenger 6.4L Hemi, Manual 6 spd, SCAT PACK. )
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First order of business: Outlaw all the stuff he did before getting elected. No protests, no terrorism


14 posted on 06/21/2022 9:59:36 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Biden told Al Roker "America is back". Unfortunately, he meant back to the 1970's)
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Funded by Gyorgy Soros, no doubt.


15 posted on 06/21/2022 9:59:58 AM PDT by No name given (Anonymous is who you’ll know me as. )
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s what they want. Let them starve.


16 posted on 06/21/2022 10:05:14 AM PDT by nonliberal (Z.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Perhaps the Colombian military should hold a little meeting to discuss how to best handle this situation. I’m not advocating a coup, of course. Because that would be wrong.


17 posted on 06/21/2022 10:06:25 AM PDT by Leaning Right (The steal is real.)
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Who says they elected anyone?

Voting is so 2019.

18 posted on 06/21/2022 10:07:01 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The firearms I own today, are the firearms I will die with. How I die will be up to them.)
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Isn’t that what most citizens of Central/South America come here to escape?


19 posted on 06/21/2022 10:07:57 AM PDT by jughandle
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“Colombia, which is America’s strongest ally ...”

Colombia is a good country with good people. I spent a couple of months there years ago, and it really is a wonderful place.

But “America’s strongest ally”? Yeah, that’s a bit of an exaggeration.


20 posted on 06/21/2022 10:09:12 AM PDT by Theo (FReeping since 1998 ... drain the swamp.)
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