Monday, February 16, 2009

Lefties predictably happy over Venezuela's referendum results

How anyone can see the results of Venezuela's constitutional referendum as a good thing is beyond me. But then again, I'm not a reader/commenter at Huffington Post. Here's a sampling of the comments on the HuffPo article. While reading these, remember that these are the people who voted for Obama and back every single one of his socialist initiatives.
  • Yes we can! The Venezuelan yes we can! The kind that continues to demand real change!
  • What exactly is so wrong about nationalization of industry? You act as if it is somehow immoral.
  • "... influences the media."? our media is so controlled, they might as well wave a powder blue and white flag before each broadcast. which country is it that has a powder blue and white flag? Oh, right...

So there's your obligatory leftist anti-Semitism. Moving on:
  • ...outside the US, democracy means, you know, democracy.
  • IMHO Chavez has been a very stabilizing force for Venezuela, just as Saddam Hussein was a stabilizing force in the M.E. We didn't get that, either.
  • Nice to see the democratic process in action. congrats to the people of venezuela.
There actually were some comments there from readers who saw this as a bad thing, but even many of those thought so not because Chavez is an evil commie, but because the next guy might be worse...presumably an evil free-market capitalist or something.

1 comment:

Ayrdale said...

Eric, the left are ecstatic when their progressive champions win another chance to try a new model of socialism. They hope this one may work.

I remember some years back arguing with a lefty and challenging him to name one country under socialism where the system actually worked. He named Albania.

The lefty love of misery (especially other peoples) never fails to amaze...

"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery." Sir Winston Churchill.