Originally posted by spruce112358No, I didn't... maybe you should pass that memo on. The only one I've seen supporting Chavez on this forum is scherzo, and I haven't seen him in a while.
But KN -- Chavez is not a dictator! He is a Socialist Saint and the darling of the Left around here.
Did you not get the memo?
Originally posted by KazetNagorraChavez is a "dictator" who has the annoying habit of continually winning elections in his country.
Imprisoning political opponents, the bread and butter of any dictator.
Originally posted by no1marauderChavez is a "dictator" who has the annoying habit of continually winning elections in his country
Chavez is a "dictator" who has the annoying habit of continually winning elections in his country.
According to Friday's sentence of Mr. Baduel, several million dollars that were under his responsibility went missing, and some of it later ended up in the bank accounts of some of Mr. Baduel's family members.
http://online.wsj.com/artic ...[text shortened]... lains why he was tried in front of a military tribunal.
Not much to see here.
Originally posted by no1marauderindeed.
If you're satisfied that an elected President is now a dictator because right wingers parrot this claim over and over and over again, so be it.
Originally posted by generalissimoThese foolish claims have been dealt with many times in these forums. There is a very active anti-Chavez media and there are political parties free to run against his party in elections. The people of Venezuela seem largely satisfied with his policies much to your chagrin. They were free to and did vote down a package of proposed constitutional reforms several years ago. Funny thing to happen in a "dictatorship".
[/b]Chavez is a "dictator" who has the annoying habit of continually winning elections in his country
and that gives him the right to arbitrarily put political opponents in jail?
Not to mention the well-known harassment of the media and the opposition, which gives chavez a clear advantage during elections.
According to Friday's sentence ...[text shortened]...
It just so convenient that this was found out after Mr. Baduel publicly denounced chavez.
Originally posted by KazetNagorraYou're being more gullible than usual.
Sure it does. It also includes free press, no political prisoners, among other things.