What’s All the Uproar

Over Chavez Visit?

Written by JB Williams

©2006

 

In case you somehow missed it, Venezuelan dictator, Hugo Chavez, provided entertainment for the UN body this week. After Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad clearly disappointed the UN body with his uncharacteristically (and ridiculously) sappy “we love everyone, even Jews – so why can’t we have nukes” speech, the UN was desperate for fireworks and entertainment of some sort from somebody.

 

Since Ahmadinejad had been muzzled by France, who is hoping to keep Iran’s nuclear ambitions off the UN Security Council table, enter Cindy Sheehan’s President of choice, Hugo Chavez, stage right…

 

Chavez opened the show with a brilliant rendition of Noam Chomsky’s World, calling upon every member of the UN to read Americas best known socialist at first chance, holding up his favorite Chomsky book as though it were the Bible for good governance, or just proof that he could read. He then ripped into his biggest applause line of the show with "Yesterday, the devil [President Bush] came here. Right here! Right here! And it smells of sulfur still today, this table that I am now standing in front of."

 

If you listened closely, it wasn’t so much applause he received, but laughter. Even the room full of international thugs and fellow third world dictators were amused by the idea that the dancing monkey from South America would waltz before a world body in New York City with Noam Chomsky in hand and begin to belch such vitriolic spears at the American President, world-wide TV audience looking on. It was more like a Richard Prior concert than a speech from a world leader seeking a seat at the UN Security Council. But wait, it gets better…

 

The following day, Chavez appeared again, this time in Harlem. Hollywood socialist big shot Danny Glover crawled out from behind his Beverly Hills security gates to open the show and Chavez returned for a encore performance of his best applause line from the day before, getting an even better response from Harlem residents as he warmed up the cheering crowd who were about to be sold a phat dose of “let the communist save you from the capitalists.”

 

Then Chavez delivered the death blow as he stood before adoring friends and fans, offering cheap South American oil for the oncoming winter, in a brotherly act of charity towards Harlem’s down-trodden who have been so horribly mistreated by the evils of capitalism. Chavez, the knight in shining armor on silver steed, was in Harlem to save the day and as one might have predicted, Harlem welcomed their new gift bearing savior with open arms. Not a single person in that room wondered why Harlem was singled out to receive such generous acts of commie kindness… let alone what strings might be attached.

 

Now I must point out that this man is the leader of a nation of more than 25 million people, 47% of whom live below the poverty line, (and their poverty line is well below that of the US or even Harlem). Venezuela currently enjoys a 12.2% unemployment rate as opposed to Americas 4.7% rate. They also have a 16% inflation rate at present and their entire country is completely dependent upon their petrol exports of $2.1 million per day, over 50% of which is bought by the good old USA. For those who need pictures to keep up - America no buy oil, Venezuela no have country…Hugo no have el-job-o…

 

One might wonder why Chavez is worried about Harlem when he clearly has much bigger problems at home. Unless you live in Harlem and like Danny Glover and Cindy Sheehan that is, in which case, take the cheap oil and don’t ask any questions…

 

Now don’t go any where; it’s just about to get interesting…

 

Overtly incensed by the vitriolic ranting of the South American dancing monkey, guess who shows up to defend our Republican President? None other than U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., who told a follow-up news conference "You do not come into my country, my congressional district, and you do not condemn my president", his message being, that this kind of over the top hate-filled rhetoric is reserved for American liberals only, not visiting dictators. It’s a DNC shtick and you’re treading on our campaign talking points here Hugo! Watch your step…

 

Chavez hadn’t said anything that countless Democrats hadn’t been saying for six years now. From Sean Penn, Barbara Streisand, Danny Glover, Cindy Sheehan, Howard Dean, Al Gore, Alec Baldwin or Michael Moore, sure, no problem. But the same words and sentiments from Chavez…unacceptable! (This from Democrats who insist that even captured terrorists have civil rights in America? Something doesn’t quite jive here…)

 

Then House Democratic Leader and future Speaker hopeful, Nancy Pelosi wanted her campaign season face-time on the matter. "Huge Chavez abused the privilege that he had, speaking at the United Nations," Pelosi said in a Reuters report. "He demeaned himself and he demeaned Venezuela." Sticks and stones - right Nancy? You go girl!

 

Charlie Rangel really made the Democratic point clear though, "I just want to make it abundantly clear to Hugo Chavez or any other president, do not come to the United States and think because we have problems with our president that any foreigner can come to our country and not think that Americans do not feel offended when you offend our Chief of State," Rangel said.

 

Now according to the press, these statements are a great demonstration of bi-partisan unity in defense of the sitting President under attack. But in my humble opinion, they were perfectly appropriate and self-serving campaign posturing. After all, even though Democrats are politically and ideologically better aligned with Chavez and Castro than Bush these days, they certainly can not afford for American voters to connect the dots too well, between the kinder-gentler socialists running today’s DNC and socialist loud-mouths like Chavez. Besides, Chavez was stealing their thunder. Chavez was reading right from the DNC campaign play book and stealing center stage at campaign time. No self-respecting Democrat was going to allow that to continue…

 

Now I’m assuming that I’m not the only American to find the traveling Chavez circus entertaining. Of course that’s because I’m also assuming that I’m not the only American who realizes that today’s Democrats share both Chavez’s opinion of our President, Devil reference and all, and further Chavez’s vision for a more socialized open society that will result in a less powerful and intrusive American empire of wealth and prosperity. Howard Dean, George Soros and Hugo Chavez are all reading from the same Chomsky books. It’s just not nice to outshine Democrats with their own rhetoric, especially on their turf at campaign time.

 

Treading on our President is no problem, Democrats do it every day. But stealing their party talking points, line for line, that’s just unreasonable!

 

I need someone to explain to me why every one seems so upset? Chavez only read DNC talking points. We’ve seen and heard these same talking points from liberals and their press for years now. What’s all the hoopla about? Are you telling me that Gitmo detainees have more civil rights in America than Chavez now? According to liberals???

 

The DNC is the author of these words. You want to shoot Chavez, the messenger? Now that’s entertainment!