Saturday, March 07, 2009

Leadership Challenge

Chavez, yesterday, in Caracas:

Chavez said that people are calling Obama a "socialist" for the measures of state intervention he is taking to counter the crisis, so it would not be too far-fetched to suggest that he might join the project of "21st century socialism" that the Venezuelan leader is heading.

Chavez is lowering the political discourse by suggesting Obama is a "socialist". It is irresponsible speech like this that distracts us from solving real problems for real people... and from attacking Rush Limbaugh.

His motivations are simple. He sees Obama stealing the Socialism spotlight - a spotlight he feels entitled to after years of loyalty to Marx. In other words, Chavez feels one emotion towards Obama. The one emotion that drives liberals progressives communists worldwide.


U/T: Drudge