Obama scores a key endorsement… from Hugo Chavez

posted at 1:21 pm on October 1, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

Last week, President Francois Hollande of the French Socialist party gave President Obama an endorsement of the wink-wink variety, knowing that his support wouldn’t likely do much to win President Obama over to any more Americans’ favor; but speaking from Venezuela on Sunday, President Hugo Chavez demonstrated the same level of U.S.-political awareness, minus the even piddling attempt at subtlety.

“I hope this doesn’t harm Obama, but if I was from the United States, I’d vote for Obama,” Chavez said, according to Reuters. …

“Obama is a good guy … I think that if Obama was from Barlovento or some Caracas neighborhood, he’d vote for Chavez,” he told Venezuelan television, according to Reuters.

This attitude to an American president is a far cry from the days of calling President George W. Bush the “devil” and a “drunk.”

To summarize, this guy, who just loves America so darn much, would like to see President Obama reelected. So, there’s that.

Hugo Chavez, by the way, is seeking his third term as Venezuela’s president, with the election scheduled to take place on October 7th. The election process this go-around is ostensibly designed to be free, fair, and private, but something sketchy is definitely up with Venezuela’s polling, and suffice it to say that there are plenty who question the trustworthiness of the infamously corrupt country’s institutions. My hopes for an upset are not high:

Venezuelan polling firms are painting starkly different pictures of the coming presidential election: One group shows President Hugo Chávez comfortably ahead, while another shows a tight race. …

“There is something seriously wrong with the polling in Venezuela,” said Iñaki Sagarzazu, a Venezuelan political scientist who teaches at the University of Glasgow. “Someone is not doing their job well.”

One respected firm, Datanalisis, issued a poll on Tuesday showing Mr. Chávez with a 10-percentage-point lead over Mr. Capriles. The other respected firm, Consultores 21, issued its latest poll on Wednesday showing Mr. Capriles winning 49.9% to 45.7%. That is a 14-point swing between both polls.

The stakes are high for Venezuela, where a victory for Mr. Chávez, a stridently anti-American leader, would deepen his hold on power, while defeat would begin a new, uncertain path for the oil-rich nation.


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Team Obama = Mitterand and Chavez
Team Romney = Walesa and Netanyahu

blammm on October 1, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Mitterand is dead.

You meant Hollande.

Schadenfreude on October 1, 2012 at 2:31 PM

I meant Hollande, not Mitterand.

blammm on October 1, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Just saw this. All’s clear. They are the same kind of idiots anyway.

Schadenfreude on October 1, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Look in the mirror.

Schadenfreude on October 1, 2012 at 2:30 PM

The Pissant is proving that there’s no use in engaging people like him. They’re idiots for a reason, and stupidity is their friend.

OhEssYouCowboys on October 1, 2012 at 2:32 PM

UltimateBob on October 1, 2012 at 1:55 PM

wow you’re way funnier than the other guy

Dave Rywall on October 1, 2012 at 2:08 PM

It’s always hilarious how you leftists express such feigned outrage at being compared to Communists, and yet your beliefs are pretty much indistinguishable from those of Castro, Stalin and Mao.

UltimateBob on October 1, 2012 at 1:55 PM
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So what you’re saying is laughing at people who don’t know what commie means = being outraged

Okay thanks.

Dave Rywall on October 1, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Heh…. two Drywall responses to my post…. I must have hit a nerve!

Dave, you may pretend to be laughing, but admit it… you (just like every other leftist) get bent out of shape when anyone correctly compares you to a Communist.

I do have to give you some credit for being the only Leftist troll who dares to comment on this thread. The others seem to be steering clear (so far).

Maybe they’ll be getting up soon and joining us, it’s only 2:30 in the afternoon. When Mommy goes downstairs into the basement to do laundry, they’ll wake up and log on.

UltimateBob on October 1, 2012 at 2:34 PM

For those of you keeping track at home:

Team Obama = Mitterand and Chavez
Team Romney = Walesa and Netanyahu

blammm on October 1, 2012 at 2:30 PM

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ha ha ha Hotair clowns celebrate Mittens getting endorsed by a union guy whose only reason for endorsing Mittens was getting all butt hurt because he wasn’t invited to the white house. Ohhh, such an amazing endorsement.

Dave Rywall on October 1, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Ohhhh man you’re the comedic gift that keeps giving.

Dave Rywall on October 1, 2012 at 2:26 PM

This one is so precious.

So happy that we such brilliant libs to show us the way. You’d really like another guy here:

I am tired of sitting home. I will actively vote Obama and get my family to join me if the nominee is Romney. While it would be nice to get a better job between 2013 and 2017, I am willing to wait.

astonerii on January 30, 2012 at 2:52 PM

The similarities (the narcissism, the foolish libtardian talking points, the deluded version of “self”, the lack of self-awareness that you display, the man-crushes) are striking.

just saying.

Tim_CA on October 1, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Tim_CA on October 1, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Thanks for deflecting The Pissant. With a little luck, he’ll be humping your calve, in a bit.

You have just enough time to wrap it in some Saran Wrap.

Hurry, Tim, hurry!

OhEssYouCowboys on October 1, 2012 at 2:38 PM

They’re idiots for a reason, and stupidity is their friend.

OhEssYouCowboys on October 1, 2012 at 2:32 PM

The sadest part is that DR is NOT an idiot, just a Utopian idealistic nitwit, a looter.

ha ha ha Hotair clowns celebrate Mittens getting endorsed by a union guy whose only reason for endorsing Mittens was getting all butt hurt because he wasn’t invited to the white house. Ohhh, such an amazing endorsement.

Dave Rywall on October 1, 2012 at 2:35 PM

You incredible hypocrite. Given your beliefs you s/b totally on the side of Walesa. If he’d endorse Obama you’d kiss his azz, literally.

Schadenfreude on October 1, 2012 at 2:41 PM

OhEssYouCowboys on October 1, 2012 at 2:38 PM

I think they’re the same tool. The similarities in style and substance are incredible.

lol…I live in California….I have a lifetime supply of “body-condoms” his lib-leg-humping-sputum has no effect.

Tim_CA on October 1, 2012 at 2:42 PM

You incredible hypocrite. Given your beliefs you s/b totally on the side of Walesa. If he’d endorse Obama you’d kiss his azz, literally.

Schadenfreude on October 1, 2012 at 2:41 PM
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Hey dum dum

How did you feel about Bush’s endorsements from
-Hasan Rowhani
-Putin
-Abu Hafs al-Masri

Dave Rywall on October 1, 2012 at 3:13 PM

I do have to give you some credit for being the only Leftist troll who dares to comment on this thread. The others seem to be steering clear (so far).

Maybe they’ll be getting up soon and joining us, it’s only 2:30 in the afternoon. When Mommy goes downstairs into the basement to do laundry, they’ll wake up and log on.

UltimateBob on October 1, 2012 at 2:34 PM

You give the poster too much credit, he is a buffoon and most of us are just amused at his postings, he offers no real insight or serious musings.

So to say we don’t call him what he is, really doesn’t matter because he is just a jester, entertainment.

right2bright on October 1, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Dave Rywall on October 1, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Not a GWB-adherent, though he was infinitely better than Gore or Kerry. Thank God for that. Mostly I hate both sides. One just slows the decline.

However, I love Walesa and what he did and stands for. Period. You can name the entire world and it won’t change anything.

Plus, I never called you a dummy. You’re just obtuse in your idealism. A “dum dum” whould never recognize that.

Schadenfreude on October 1, 2012 at 3:22 PM

BTW, for a lot of the liberal posters….President Bush isn’t running this time, it seems some people are confused and keep bringing his name up as if he is relevant. Oh well, when you have nothing else I guess you have go back several years and find something, anything….HAHAHAHAHA!!! It’s Bush’s fault…

right2bright on October 1, 2012 at 3:23 PM

How did you feel about Bush’s endorsements from
-Hasan Rowhani
-Putin
-Abu Hafs al-Masri

Dave Rywall on October 1, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Btw, smarty-pants, how do you feel about Putin endorsing Obama this year?

Schadenfreude on October 1, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Is Chavez going to lose again, only to have the fraudulent ballot count endorsed and validated by Jimmy Carter for no reason except to keep the peace through the status quo?

besser tot als rot on October 1, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Btw, smarty-pants, how do you feel about Putin endorsing Obama this year?

Schadenfreude on October 1, 2012 at 3:24 PM
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Alas, I feel no Chris Matthews tingle because the endorsement doesn’t f*cking matter.

None of the 3 Bush endorsements I listed mattered either.

Dave Rywall on October 1, 2012 at 3:32 PM

None of the 3 Bush endorsements I listed mattered either.

Dave Rywall on October 1, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Perhaps they don’t “matter,” but they do inform.

Earnest endorsements by foreign leaders because they think that they can gain advantage with one candidate or another do matter (Chavez, Putin this year, Hollande) to the extent that it should inform voters how the candidate will be treated and how US interests will be impacted. Of course, anyone paying attention would already know much of this anyway. Fake foreign endorsements made to hide who the person really wants to win also matter for the same reason (Abu Hafs al-Masri). Similarly, earnest endorsements by foreign leaders based on personal relationships that may lead to future agreement and cooperation also matter (perhaps Putin in 2004).

besser tot als rot on October 1, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Not too long ago…

… when an enemy of the United States gave support for a politician, that would have been a bad thing.

What does it say about us today that this goes unnoticed…?

Seven Percent Solution on October 1, 2012 at 3:57 PM

“Obama is a good guy … I think that if Obama was from Barlovento or some Caracas neighborhood, he’d vote for Chavez,” he told Venezuelan television, according to Reuters.

I do too.

Blaise on October 1, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Every Commie loves Obamie.

Axion on October 2, 2012 at 1:11 PM

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