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Chávez To Educate Ignoramus Obama

A flashback to a Reuters article from just last month:

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (R) gives the book ‘The Open Viens of Latin America’, by Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano, to US President Barack Obama in a multilateral meeting during the 5th Summit of the Americas in Port of Spain on April 18, 2009.

Venezuela’s Chavez calls Obama "ignoramus"

Sun Mar 22, 2009

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez said on Sunday his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama was at best an "ignoramus" for saying the socialist leader exported terrorism and obstructed progress in Latin America.

"He goes and accuses me of exporting terrorism: the least I can say is that he’s a poor ignoramus; he should read and study a little to understand reality," said Chavez, who heads a group of left-wing Latin American leaders opposed to the U.S. influence in the region.

Chavez said Obama’s comments had made him change his mind about sending a new ambassador to Washington, after he withdrew the previous envoy in a dispute last year with the Bush administration in which he also expelled the U.S. ambassador to Venezuela.

"When I saw Obama saying what he said, I put the decision back in the drawer; let’s wait and see," Chavez said on his weekly television show, adding he had wanted to send a new ambassador to improve relations with the United States after the departure of George W. Bush as president.

In a January interview with Spanish-language U.S. network Univision, Obama said Chavez had hindered progress in Latin America, accusing him of exporting terrorist activities and supporting Colombian guerrillas.

"My, what ignorance; the real obstacle to development in Latin America has been the empire that you today preside over," said Chavez, who is a fierce critic of U.S. foreign policy.

In the 20th century the United States supported several armed movements and coups in Latin America. Chavez says Washington had a hand in a short-lived putsch against him in 2002, which was initially welcomed by U.S. officials.

Chavez and Obama will both attend the Summit of the Americas in Trinidad and Tobago next month. It is not known whether they will meet.

Most of OPEC nation Venezuela’s export income comes from oil it sells to the United States, but Chavez has built stronger ties with countries like China in an attempt to reduce dependence on his northern neighbor.

Chavez expelled its U.S. ambassador in September in a dispute over U.S. activities in his ally Bolivia, which also expelled its U.S. ambassador. Ecuador’s left-wing President Rafael Correa this year kicked out a mid-ranking U.S. diplomat…

It seems to us that this book is really a not so subtle slap in the face about Mr. Obama’s ignorance of the region and its history of victimhood.

And do note that Mr. Chavez has relented and will now send an ambassador to the US.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, April 20th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

21 Responses to “Chávez To Educate Ignoramus Obama”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    “the least I can say is that he’s a poor ignoramus; he should read and study a little to understand reality,”

    Wow, I just gained new insight on Chavez’s intellectual abilities.

    *****Rush just totally went off on a stupid democrat caller about this very thing****
    You go Rush! Tell ’em!

    • jobeth says:


      I kept yelling, “Tell you it brotha” Youse got it right brotha”

      By husband turned around and looked at me like I had lost my mind! LOL.

      Rush was spitting nails! It’s hard to believe how stupid some people can be though!

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    The dictionary states “ignoramus” as………….”ignorant lawyer”.
    Chavez may be a lot of things but he certainly nailed our commie Obomie!!

  3. canary says:

    I read it was now number 5 on the Best Seller list, but I think the media was wrong. Heard in Obama’s remark, he should have brought a copy of his own book as a gift. Bet, Obama will mail Chavez a copy, and instructions on how to order and send $ straight to Obomies personaly piggy bank.

    • jobeth says:

      Probably all the lefties needing to get their handbooks.

      Most likely they didn’t know someone had written down what all they were supposed to believe and think until now.

      This is about the most stupid thing I’ve heard in the last 15 mins…we get so many stupid things competing with it….

      It MUST be the lefties buying this book. No self respecting Conservative would lay out their hard earned money out for this stupidity. Let alone want to their money to go to this little dictator.

    • proreason says:

      “Probably all the lefties needing to get their handbooks”

      That’s certainly true, but there is something even more interesting about the phenomenon.

      OSoros has made them brazen about their socialist mania.

      You might say that they have come out of the basement. The closet leftists now want to grab their “benefits” before all of the other deviants feeding at the government trough use them up.

    • jobeth says:

      Pro, your comments make perfect sense to me!

  4. VMAN says:

    I know not many people here will like what I have to say but given what our so called president (purposely no capitalized) has done over the last couple of weeks, for the first time in my life I am ashamed of this country. I know there are a lot of good people in this country but there are enough idiots to allow this to happen.

    • jobeth says:

      I think you mean you are ashamed of our president and congress and SOME people, not our country.

      I think we all feel like that. We’re in your corner.

    • proreason says:

      I don’t accept that it is “our” country at the moment. It has been perverted into something else.

      And yes, I’m ashamed of that perversion.

    • jobeth says:

      Pro, point well taken.

      It’s hard to say “I’m proud of America” when it looks like it does now. That, I do agree with.

    • VMAN says:

      They have the press, the house, the senate, the presidency and at least half the country. Good people are being labeled potential terrorist if the are against abortion and want a small federal government. Even our returning vets are being labeled potential terrorists. I hear NO major voice from the right. The tea parties were cute but I don’t know how much good they will do. All in all it doesn’t look good going forward.

    • proreason says:

      “The tea parties were cute but I don’t know how much good they will do”

      They were a good first step. Over 600,000 people is a lot, and many of them, and millions more are as passionate as you VMan.

      It’s hard to be patient when the Left is racing towards totalitarianism like kids out the door for recess, but I think it’s important to let that process play out. It’s amazing in a lot of respects.

      If it doesn’t work, plan b will be necessary.

      Here’s my slogan……”Yes it CAN happen here. But through us, four generations will remember”

      It reminds me that it’s about the future for our children and friends, not just about taxes or a dimwit Global Warming debate..

    • canary says:

      Pro, after our tea party, the homeland security report came out of right wing extremists, and notice there have been more, more planned for the future.
      And that they have been civil disputes the terrible accusations in that report against Republicans. And it shows there are still proud Americans in this country who object to our prissy obomi. I think Obomi is making a fool of himself, but he doesn’t see it. Other countries surely heard of the tea parties and know there are still patriots in America.

  5. caligirl9 says:

    Related? I hope not … but anyone care to make a wager this is an act of terrorism? (I’m not being sarcastic or joking; I love horses more than most humans and think this is horrible, and I hope the authorities catch the guilty party. I don’t believe this was a coincidence…)

    More than 20 polo horses dead as mystery deepens in Florida
    (CNN) — Florida agriculture scientists are performing necropsies Monday on 21 horses that died as they were prepared to compete in a Sunday polo match in Wellington, Florida.
    “We’ll be testing blood and tissue to see what the common denominator was here — was it something injected, was it bad water and so forth,” said Terence McElroy, a spokesman for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
    The horses were part of the Venezuelan-based Lechuza Caracas team and were being kept at the team’s trailers on the grounds of the International Polo Club Palm Beach. Fifteen horses that seemed disoriented died before Sunday’s match, said McElroy, and their bodies were sent to the state-run Kissimmee Diagnostic Laboratories near Orlando, Florida.
    Two horses initially collapsed, and as veterinarians and team officials scrambled to revive them, five others became dizzy, Tim O’Connor, spokesman for the polo club, said Sunday.
    Peter Rizzo, executive director of the United States Polo Association, was at the match and saw the horses drop to the ground. “It was surreal,” he said, calling the deaths “unprecedented.”
    “It is a horrible tragedy,” he told CNN.
    Some of the 15 horses died immediately, but some lingered for about 45 minutes, Dr. Scott Swerdlin of the Palm Beach Equine Clinic said Sunday, according to a report in the Sun-Sentinel newspaper. The clinic is the International Polo Club’s consulting veterinarian group, the newspaper said.
    Six of the 21 horses were kept overnight in the same trailer in Wellington, said McElroy, and died sometime between Sunday and Monday. Their bodies have not been taken to the Kissimmee lab.
    The U.S. Polo Association, the sport’s governing body, is expected to open an investigation Monday.
    Celeste Kunz, chief examining veterinarian at the New York Racing Association and a 19-year veterinarian, said Monday that she suspected a tainted substance was injected into the horses.
    “[It was] something that was administered for it to work in a short amount of time and have an animal succumb that quickly,” Kunz said. “My thought is that something was injected because it would have to affect the central nervous system.”
    She dismissed the chances that the horses ingested something because it would take longer to metabolize and they would show signs of illness sooner than they did before the match.
    Anabolic steroids are not likely to have caused the deaths either, she said.
    “It takes at least five days for [anabolic steroids] to really work, and the effects aren’t real obvious at first,” she said. “Most of the time [anabolic steroids] are used to build up their muscularity.”
    … The horses were between 10 and 11 years old and were valued at about $100,000 each, club spokesman O’Connor said, according to the Sun-Sentinel.
    The owner of the Lechuza Caracas is Victor Vargas, a Venezuelan multimillionaire who started playing polo when he was 24, according to the North American Polo League Web site. Vargas is also president of the Venezuelan Bank Association and director of the Latin American Banks Federation, according to the site…


    Color me paranoid, and I don’t even want to venture a guess as to which “side” killed these horses.

    • canary says:

      Possibly Lasix used in supository form, instead of injected. Not going through the liver first, could lead to death. heart failure. They come up with more and more crazy abusive things to do horses to make them win. Sure they will figure it out. It sounded like they were saddled and ready to go, when they started dying. Horses are medicinal. Just their warm soft fuzzy noses. Heck just looking at one.

  6. Greg England says:

    Might I suggest Hugo Chavez read the following book:

    “The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else: Hernando De Soto”

    Property rights anyone?

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