Venezuela Chavez says "Comrade" Obama more left-wing

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    Venezuela Chavez says Comrade Obama more left-wing | Reuters

    Venezuela Chavez says "Comrade" Obama more left-wing

    CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez said on Tuesday that he and Cuban ally Fidel Castro risk being more conservative than U.S. President Barack Obama as Washington prepares to take control of General Motors Corp.
    During one of Chavez's customary lectures on the "curse" of capitalism and the bonanzas of socialism, the Venezuelan leader made reference to GM's bankruptcy filing, which is expected to give the U.S. government a 60 percent stake in the 100-year-old former symbol of American might.
    "Hey, Obama has just nationalized nothing more and nothing less than General Motors. Comrade Obama! Fidel, careful or we are going to end up to his right," Chavez joked on a live television broadcast.
    During a decade in government, Chavez has nationalized most of Venezuela's key economic sectors, including multibillion dollar oil projects, often via joint ventures with the private sector that give the state a 60 percent controlling stake.
    Obama has vowed to quickly sell off General Motors once the auto giant is back on its feet, but the government will initially control the company after a $30 billion injection of taxpayer funds.
    Chavez, a vehement critic of the U.S. "empire," has toned down his rhetoric since Obama took office in January and the two men shook hands during a summit in Trinidad and Tobago in April.
    (Reporting by Enrique Andres Pretel; Writing by Frank Jack Daniel, Editing by Jackie Frank)

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    Hmm.. Looks like the teacher is worried that the student might outdo him :eusa_whistle:
     
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    He's certainly critiquing what he sees as hypocritical U.S. opposition to socialism, but that's merely due to the fact that a significant lobby in the U.S. brags of the utopian textbook ideal of the "free market" rather than attempt to strengthen actually existing capitalism, as liberal democracy is prone to do.
     
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    what is disturbing is that chavez is correct
     
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    show me where he is correct..anything that states Obama is more liberal then chavez....he is simply a damn republicrat just like the rest of his buddies....they are all the same...especially with his reversals of so much that he campaigned on.
     
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    The far left has always loved Chavez. So coming from him they are complimented hey???
     
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    that is absolutely correct....chavez just nationalized the oil companies for what...a slightly larger than 50% stake...and now obama has literally, nationalized GM with a 60% stake....the government now controls GM, thats a fact jack....
     
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    Lycurgus Who is Obama, really...??

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    Comrade, Allah, Mohammad he is worthy of any of them, except True American!
     
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    Indiana Oracle The Truth is Hard to Find

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    So we give a flying f* what that megalomaniac thinks or that anything he says matters?
     
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    AHAHAHAH, that's hilarious. Quote of the day.
     
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    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

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    Obama's a commie you say?

    GREAT NEWS!

    Now...when do we eat the rich?
     

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