It’s welcoming to read the public denouncements (and private-individual ones) of Hugo Chavez from members of both the Democrat Party and the Republican Party (“DEMOCRATS, REPUBLICANS CRITICIZE CHAVEZ“).
The New York Daily News Page 1 headline on Friday told Chavez to “ZIP IT!”, and the New York Post called him a “JERK!” and the “Caracas Crackpot.”
Oddly enough, a member of Congress who has remained eager to assist Chavez comes out with this surprising statement, from Congressman Charles Rangell, this “ CONG. RANGEL CONDEMNS CHAVEZ’S ATTACK ON BUSH“:
I want to express my extreme displeasure with statements by the President of Venezuela attacking U.S. President George Bush in such a personal and disparaging way during his remarks at the United Nations General Assembly.
But then Rangel goes off into liberal generalities, as he can be relied upon to do:
…the Venezuelan government has been instrumental in providing oil at discounted prices to people in low income communities who have suffered increases in rent as heating oil prices have risen sharply. By offering this benefit to people in need, Venezuela has won many friends in poor communities of New York and other states.
That’s not the answer. It’s counterproductive to try to placate madmen such as is Chavez. Especially since the beguiled maniac and associates have every intention of inflicting all possible harms upon anyone (that means, the U.S.A.) deemed to threaten their socialist-dictatorship-feigning democracy.
No, the answer, the correct response to this maniac is one of total rejection.
Chavez even substantiates his maniacal intent if he’s so much as attempted to be put aside:
Chavez repeated his warning that he would halt oil shipments if the U.S. tries to oust him. He added he would like to see a U.S. president “who you could talk with.”
The kooky-man is attempting to foment support for his grab — and that by Iran’s more monstrously disturbed kooky man, Ahmadinejad — of power and influence in the United Nations, and Chavez I am sure is out to make himself into Castro-Part Two, The-Next-Egomaniac-of-Latin-America (if not already)
Perhaps by this date, public awareness has grown as to the devilish nature of Chavez’s egomanical “U.S. Tour” as also his plans for a fallen U.S.A. He is not offering “aid to the poor,” Chavez is more accurately attempting to coerce vulnurable populations and Leftwing officials who then overlook Chavez’s poor mental health and spiritual corruption because they’re eager to take the candy he’s offering (heating oil) — to our peril, it’s wrong to ignore the strings attached with such an offer as Chavez makes.