Who is this "Great Leader"!

Who is this "Great Leader"!

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Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#1 Mar 6, 2013
His folksy charm and forceful personality made him an extraordinary politician.
His enviable ability to win a mass following allowed him to build a powerful political machine that kept him in office.
But as a national leader, he was an abject failure who plunged his country into a political and economic abyss.
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#2 Mar 6, 2013
He leaves behind a country in far worse condition than it was when he became President, its future clouded by a constitutional crisis of his making and an economy in chaos.
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#3 Mar 6, 2013
Shortly after coming to office, he rewrote the constitution to his liking and aggressively set out to rig elections and stifle adversaries in the legislative branch and the courts. Unable to accept criticism, he turned his fire on the independent news media, eventually silencing most voices of opposition by bully tactics and economic intimidation.
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#4 Mar 6, 2013
His regime rewarded supporters and punished opponents, giving rise to enormous corruption and the creation of a new class of greedy oligarchs with political connections.

Unfortunately for all his political skills, the President was both an incompetent executive and a worse economist.
redeemer

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Mar 6, 2013
Leave Geo.W.Bush alone Bugs!
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#6 Mar 6, 2013
For citizens in his home state,, the worst aspect of the his years was the soaring crime rate.
His home state has become one of the most violent places in the world, with murders recorded in record numbers

On the international front, he eagerly accepted Despots and Kings as his mentors, providing his friends with cut-rate oil.

His departure leaves China as the Worlds Banker who will could eventually threaten the subsidy that his country was dependent on to keep its economy barely functioning.
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#7 Mar 6, 2013
WHO IS THIS "GREAT LEADER"

Are we talking Barry Soetoro here?

Or

Are we talking about a different 3rd World Despot?
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#8 Mar 6, 2013
BY THE MIAMI HERALD EDITORIAL
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Hugo Chávez’s folksy charm and forceful personality made him an extraordinary politician. His enviable ability to win a mass following allowed him to build a powerful political machine that kept him in office from February of 1999 until his death on Tuesday. But as a national leader, he was an abject failure who plunged Venezuela into a political and economic abyss.

Dead at 58, Hugo Chávez leaves behind a country in far worse condition than it was when he became president, its future clouded by rivals for succession in a constitutional crisis of his Bolivarian party’s making and an economy in chaos.

A former paratrooper, Mr. Chávez had a radical vision for “21st Century Socialism,” which was never fully explained. His skillful rhetoric, which filled supporters with utopian dreams, was used to justify the methodical destruction of Venezuela’s democratic institutions and the free market.

Shortly after coming to office, he rewrote the constitution to his liking and aggressively set out to rig elections and stifle adversaries in the legislative branch and the courts. Unable to brook criticism, he turned his fire on the independent news media, eventually silencing most voices of opposition by bully tactics and economic intimidation.

His Bolivarian regime rewarded supporters and punished opponents, giving rise to enormous corruption and the creation of a new class of greedy oligarchs with political connections. Unfortunately for Venezuela and for all his political skills, the president was both an incompetent executive and a worse economist.

In an energy-rich country that once knew no blackouts, electrical shortages are frequent, the result of Mr. Chávez’s plundering of the country’s public oil company. In a country that once enjoyed a thriving free market, prices are controlled and food items often scarce.

In recent weeks, while Mr. Chávez was hospitalized, Venezuela was once again forced to devalue its currency, this time by one-third. This was the inevitable outcome of a series of disastrous economic decisions that included nationalizing the telephone company and other utilities, which scared off foreign investors and spurred capital flight.

For Venezuelans, the worst aspect of the Chávez years was the soaring crime rate. Venezuela has become one of the most violent countries in the world, with nearly 20,000 murders recorded in 2011 and a homicide rate that some experts say is four times greater than in the last year before Mr. Chávez took power.

On the international front, Mr. Chávez eagerly accepted Fidel Castro as his mentor, providing Cuba with cut-rate oil and making common cause with Iran and other rogue regimes. His departure leaves the anti-American front leaderless on a hemispheric level and could eventually threaten the subsidy that Cuba relies on to keep its economy barely functioning.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/03/05/3268749...
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#9 Mar 6, 2013
redeemer wrote:
Leave Geo.W.Bush alone Bugs!
As a result of all this, today his is a polarized society divided between Leftist intolerant supporters of Collectivization, and aProductive Class in opposition, who against all odds, continues to wage a courageous fight for the Republic.
redeemer

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Mar 6, 2013
Old sentile Con is debating with Jimmy Cricket the
majority leader of his head.
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#11 Mar 6, 2013
The Organization of American States, which was once seen as a defender of political and civil liberties in the hemisphere but has made itself largely irrelevant in recent years, could regain some of its stature by taking a prominent role in ensuring that the people of his country can make the most of this opportunity to restore their Constitutional Republic.
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#12 Mar 6, 2013
None of his would-be successors, including Mrs Willy "Cigar" Clinton, the designated political heir, possesses the Great Leader’s forceful personality or political skill, though his popularity may extend beyond his Impeachment to give the regime’s official candidate an edge in the next election.

But without discarding Collectivist principles and restoring the country’s democratic institutions, no one will be able to stop the downward spiral that began the day he was elected president.
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#13 Mar 6, 2013
As a result of all this, Venezuela today is a polarized society divided between the intolerant supporters of Mr. Chávez’s Bolivarian Revolution and a democratic opposition that, against all odds, has waged a courageous fight for a democratic alternative.

The president’s death means a new election must be called soon. Under Hugo Chávez, the electoral machinery was stacked against the opposition and that will doubtless be the case again, but the United States and democracies throughout the hemisphere should insist on a fair and transparent electoral process to select the new president.

The Organization of American States, which was once seen as a defender of political and civil liberties in the hemisphere but has made itself largely irrelevant in recent years, could regain some of its stature by taking a prominent role in ensuring that the people of Venezuela can make the most of this opportunity to restore their democracy.

None of Mr. Chávez’s would-be successors, including Nicolás Maduro, his vice president and designated political heir, possesses the fallen leader’s forceful personality or political skill, though his popularity may extend beyond death to give the regime’s official candidate an edge in the next election.

But without discarding “Bolivarian” principles and restoring the country’s democratic institutions, no one will be able to stop the downward spiral of Venezuela that began the day Hugo Chávez was elected president.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/03/05/3268749...
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#14 Mar 6, 2013
I took liberties and changed about 30 words in this article about Mr Obama's Friend.

Only the most Ill Educated victim of Indoctrination and Bad Breeding coud fail to see the Awful Truth here.

This IS Barry Soetoro's Amerika.
Consistent

Minneapolis, MN

#15 Mar 6, 2013
Or this is a bad blackout in Wiskonsin.
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#16 Mar 6, 2013
A poll on the Chicago Tribune website shows "Our Great Leader" at 43% approval.

What the fauch happened that made 43% of the citizens in this country so stupid?

Republican Politicians, If you "feel" that you have a reason to exist and you want to stay in power, IMPEACH this criminal.

Now is the time that challenges men. You have a chance to do great things for your country, or you can continue to be Demokrat-Lite.

You will be spewed out for being Lukewarm!

Grow a pair and take some arrows like your Forefathers did. YOUR Country is under attack from within.

The Enemy has Breached the Gates!
Consistent

Minneapolis, MN

#17 Mar 6, 2013
Consistent wrote:
A poll on the Chicago Tribune website shows "Our Great Leader" at 43% approval.
What the fauch happened that made 43% of the citizens in this country so stupid?
Republican Politicians, If you "feel" that you have a reason to exist and you want to stay in power, IMPEACH this criminal.
Now is the time that challenges men. You have a chance to do great things for your country, or you can continue to be Demokrat-Lite.
You will be spewed out for being Lukewarm!
Grow a pair and take some arrows like your Forefathers did. YOUR Country is under attack from within.
The Enemy has Breached the Gates!
Fact:

Rasmussen Polls, with a known five point Republican bias, shows Obama with a 51% approval rating (which is in reality a 56% approval rating)

This can be verified at http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_conten...
Consistent

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Mar 6, 2013
Consistent wrote:
He leaves behind a country in far worse condition than it was when he became President, its future clouded by a constitutional crisis of his making and an economy in chaos.
When Obama became president Bush had plunged this country into the greatest recession since the great depression, and Bush had taken our economy from a small surplus to a huge deficit.
Consistent

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Mar 6, 2013
Consistent wrote:
The Organization of American States, which was once seen as a defender of political and civil liberties in the hemisphere but has made itself largely irrelevant in recent years, could regain some of its stature by taking a prominent role in ensuring that the people of his country can make the most of this opportunity to restore their Constitutional Republic.
Who do you think we are? The United States should quit meddling in the internal politics of other countries. They have the right to their own self determination.

The United States needs to stop trying to be the world's policeman. Besides the fact that it is wrong morally and against International law, we can't afford it.

We have 10,000 troops in Germany at countless bases there, for example. For what? Are the French going to invade Germany? Does Germany even need our defense? Hell, no!
Consistent

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Mar 6, 2013
Consistent wrote:
None of his would-be successors, including Mrs Willy "Cigar" Clinton, the designated political heir, possesses the Great Leader’s forceful personality or political skill, though his popularity may extend beyond his Impeachment to give the regime’s official candidate an edge in the next election.
But without discarding Collectivist principles and restoring the country’s democratic institutions, no one will be able to stop the downward spiral that began the day he was elected president.
America soundly rejected your right wing extremist political ideas. It's the 21st century now - quit trying to drag us back to the 1800's.

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