A Defending Crusader…

The best defense is to be good and offensive…or something like that.

To be expected

Posted by Godefroi on August 8, 2008

For those of you contemplating voting for a tremendously popular, populist, oratorically-talented Socialist to the highest post in our government, let’s have a look at the result of a previous election in which such a candidate won, as enumerated by the Associated Press (partial list).

Latest decrees by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez

– Establish civilian militias critics fear will evolve into Cuban-style community groups used to monitor and prevent “counterrevolutionary” activities.
“We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded [as our military].”

Increase state control overcommerce, punishing business owners who fail to comply with price controls and other regulations with fines, indefinite closure or up to 10 years in prison.

– Put Chavez in charge of a social investment fund for “excess resources” from state-run enterprises, including recently nationalized telecommunications, electricity, steel and cement companies.

“I’ll make oil companies like Exxon [which certain fellow demoncrats have suggested nationalizing] pay a tax on their windfall profits,  and we’ll use the money to help families pay for their skyrocketing energy costs and other bills,” “

– Give Chavez the ability to designate regional political authorities who could undermine the power of elected mayors and governors.  [Which Obama could do with our Federal Judiciary, similar to when fmr Pres. Clinton fired all the sitting Federal judges.  Then there’s ACORN.]

So what else could we look forward to?  Here’s what’s happening now, since Obama Chavez banned his political opposition.  LA Times reports:

Riot police fired tear gas in Caracas to block about 1,000 people protesting the latest moves by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to consolidate his power. The demonstrators said a blacklist of opposition candidates and a series of socialist decrees were destroying what’s left of democracy…

Doesn’t this all sound like a barrel of fun?

Where’s the Tylenol….

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