Obama Administration’s New BFF: Venezuelan Dictator

Hugo Chavez’ handpicked successor, Nicolas Maduro, is have a rough transition. From the Washington Post: 

With the economy stallinginflation spiking andshortages spreading, the new president appears at a loss about how to respond, other than to blame domestic and foreign enemies. Nor has he been able to overcome a serious split in the Chavista movement between his own, Cuba-backed clique and another based in the military.

Perhaps most alarming for Mr. Maduro, an energized opposition has refused to accept the election outcome; its capable leader, Henrique Capriles, has been gaining sympathy around the region. The president of neighboring Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, met with Mr. Capriles on May 29, prompting paroxysms of rage from Mr. Maduro and his aides. Other Latin American governments, while avoiding a confrontation with Caracas, have made it clear they regard the new leader’s legitimacy as questionable; the regional group Unasur called for an audit of the election results.

Not to worry, Señor. Lurch to the rescue.

One government, however, has chosen to toss Mr. Maduro a lifeline: the United States. Last week Secretary of State John F. Kerry took time to meet Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias Jaua on the sidelines of an Organization of American States meeting, then announced that the Obama administration would like to “find a new way forward” with the Maduro administration and “quickly move to the appointment of ambassadors.” Mr. Kerry even thanked Mr. Maduro for “taking steps toward this encounter” — words that the state-run media trumpeted.

The editorial concludes

In short, this looks like a reset for the sake of reset, launched without regard for good timing or the cause of Venezuelan democracy.

Is anyone surprised? Sen. Kerry, along with Joe Biden, have a history of cozying up to Latin American leftists, and Sen. Kerry demonstrated affection for communists in North Vietnam back in the day. As for Barack Obama, he shares the Chavez-Maduro view of evil Amerika.

It’s amazing, isn’t it, that we aren’t hearing more about this decision in from our truth seeking LSM?

King of the Useful Idiots Strikes Again: Lauds Hugo Chavez Who CARED

As predictable as the sun coming up is Jimmy Carter saying something idiotic, especially about pinko dictators. From the Washington Times: 

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter mourned the death Tuesday of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, hailing his commitment to improving the lives of Venezuelans, and praising him for communicating “hope and empowerment” and for “his bold assertion of autonomy and independence for Latin American governments.”

According to a statement posted at the Carter Center website, Mr. Carter and his wife Rosalynn “came to know a man who expressed a vision to bring profound changes to his country to benefit especially those people who had felt neglected and marginalized.”

Oh, Hugo CARED about the downtrodden! What a beautiful man! Totalitarian thug who used a cult of the personality to try to destroy democracy in his country, yes, but he CARED!

Does that sound familiar?

Hugo Chavez, Roast in Peace.

He was constantly on his citizens’ television screens. He liked to make long speeches, especially about income inequality, the wealth gap between the rich and the poor. He was extremely critical of George W. Bush. He didn’t have much use for the other branches of government.

I guess the good news is that even though Hugo is gone, Barack, who is eminently qualified to fill in, is still here. Perhaps we could offer him to Venezuela in exchange for a barrel of oil.

Ted Nugent Sings the Illinois National Anthem: Today on the Teri O’Brien Show

Legendary rock and roll superstar and American patriot Ted Nugent drives the Left nuts (and that’s a short drive, as you know) with his no-holds-barred exposure of their hypocrisy and deceit. The interview you’ll hear on today’s show will not disappoint. You’ll also hear his terrific new song, “I Still Believe,” available at tednugent.com as a free download, and another little ditty that I didn’t even know exists until Ted performed it on during our chat, the Illinois National Anthem. Don’t miss it!

Did you spend yesterday’s Gun Appreciation Day at a firing range? I did, and it was a blast (no pun intended). We’ll talk to one of the organizers of that terrific event, Larry Ward.

As Barack Obama starts his second term today, it’s clear that he and his apparatchiks have taken one message from his re-election; that is, to be more arrogant and confrontational than any ruler this side of Hugo Chavez. Whether it’s condescendingly stating that anyone who opposes his anti-2nd amendment policies is more interested in making money than protecting first graders from being murdered, or continuing his gangsta government by threatening end runs around Congress, it’s clear that he plans to ramp up his lawlessness. Rather than focusing on problem-solving and that bipartisan cooperation he used to campaign on, last week he and his gang converted their campaign apparatus into a vehicle for mobilizing the masses, their low-information, celebutard-obsessed supporters, and planned seminars to “educate” “reporters” on the proper way to “report” on their federal takeover and destruction of our health care system. Regardless of the “soaring rhetoric” that will cause his sycophantic Lame Stream Media supporters to swoon tomorrow, the post-partisan, post-racial reality is still a myth.

While many post-election analysis suggested that the decisive event in the 2012 campaign was the unearthing of the infamous “47% video” by the hilly mutant grandson of King of the Useful Idiots, Jimmy Carter, at least one prominent African American democrat admitted that B. Hussein’s success is the result of one thing, a “cult of the personality.”

Of course, as always, you’ll be ahead of the curve, as we’ll hear some audio from the Sunday shows.

Tune in today for the rest of the story.

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