Venezuela’s President is dead, but most of the tears are coming from the American left …When Hugo Chavez died of cancer Tuesday, Sean Penn and Oliver Stone hailed him as a great friend and hero.  Jimmy Carter and New York Rep. Jose Serrano lauded his concern for the poor.  And the US media called him “colorful,” “charismatic” and “populist.”  Well, I hate to speak ill of the dead, but sorry: Chavez was a dictatorial socialist nutjob who ranted against America; buddied up to Castro, Admadinejad and Assad; terrorized opponents, nationalized industries and crushed freedom of the press.  His apologists say his people elected him.  But who’d dare vote against a dictator who controls the voting machines?  He reportedly left a $2 billion estate, about the same as the Castros.  Good socialist dictators always share the wealth by giving themselves first cut.  Many Venezuelans are as sad, but one told the Miami Herald that he hopes Chavez will be remembered not for what the media writes, but as: “a sadistic, demonic, oppressor of the Venezuelan people."  Let’s find THAT man a job writing for the media.

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  • Paul Sangster

    03/19/2013 01:24 PM

    Amen to that!!! He was an oppressor of the people, not their friend.

  • Debbie Shafer

    03/09/2013 08:36 AM

    Well we don't think Chavez will remembered for his compassion for humanity, thats for sure. By the fruit they bear, you shall know them.

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