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Chavez Calls Obama A Space Cadet

OK, not precisely, but you could infer that from remarks made by Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez:

“President Obama is lost in the Andromeda Nebula, he has lost his bearings, he doesn’t get it,” he said.

His remarks were apparently a reaction to something Obama said about the situation in Honduras as well as Latin America as a whole:

Last week Obama said critics of U.S. involvement in Latin America who are now asking Washington to do more to restore the ousted president of Honduras “can’t have it both ways.”

Saying you can’t ask for help on the one hand and then demand the US get out of Latin America on the other apparently makes you a space cadet lost in “the Andromeda Nebula”.

“We are not asking you to intervene in Honduras, Obama. On the contrary, we are asking that “the empire” get its hands off Honduras and get its claws out of Latin America,” Chavez said in a rambling weekly television and radio show.

Well so far so good on improving relations in Latin America. Of course, if you read the article, you’ll see that Reuters goes out of its way to make the case that this is all a side-show and in fact, Chavez thinks Obama is ok. I guess, like the reporting on the economy in which the media finds negative numbers that aren’t as negative as expected to be good news, this somehow qualifies as good news on the foreign relations front.

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5 Responses to Chavez Calls Obama A Space Cadet

  • I don’t think this video:

    Chavez calls Obama an ignorant black, (as translated by my Honduran friend Hector Figueroa)

    ever made it to the mainstream media. Too hard to spin, I guess.

  • Chavez needs a villanous USA. The fact the Left tripped over themselves to confirm that message during Bush only makes it that much harder to undo that image even if Bush is gone and Messiah is in his place.

    Basically the Left, agreeing with the denigration of Bush was actually denigrating the US. Propaganda damage that will take decades to undo.

  • CHAVEZ SHOWED HIS IGNORANCE IN HIS RACIAL WAY OF DESCRIBING THE US PRESIDENT OBAMA, CHAVEZ NEEDS TO ACQUIRE A LITTLE OF PRESIDENT OBAMAS GRACE AND MANNERS BUT SOMETHINGS ARE NOT BOUGHT WITH MONEY.

  • Same thing with the Iranian leadership.  I can only imagine Obama sitting there in the White House, shaking his head, and wondering why Ahmadinejad and Chavez refuse to be reasonable, after the USA has ‘been so nice to them.’  That’s how the world works, right?  If you’re nice to people they’ll be nice to you?  Because there’s no way that these regimes would be dumb enough to justify the Bush administration’s stance, would there?  That would be crazy!

    • wondering why Ahmadinejad and Chavez refuse to be reasonable, after the USA has ‘been so nice to them.’ That’s how the world works, right? If you’re nice to people they’ll be nice to you?

      Well, that’s the case for your ideological friends. For your ideological enemies, you demonize them with no mercy.