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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:09 PM

Venezuela's VP Maduro a "poor copy" of Chavez: opposition

Venezuela's opposition mocked President Hugo Chavez's chosen successor Nicolas Maduro on Friday as a "poor copy" of his boss who should be promoting national unity rather than insulting opponents during a delicate time for the South American nation.

In power since 1999, Chavez named vice president and foreign minister Maduro as his preferred replacement should he be incapacitated by the cancer he is battling in Cuba.

Since the December 11 operation, Maduro, 50, a former bus driver and union leader who shares Chavez's socialist politics, has been fronting day-to-day government in Venezuela while the president has been neither seen nor heard from in public.

Though lacking Chavez's booming charisma, Maduro has borrowed elements of his style - speaking regularly and lengthily on live TV, inaugurating public works, rallying supporters and attacking "bourgeois" opponents at every turn.

More at: http://news.yahoo.com/venezuelas-vp-maduro-poor-copy-chavez-opposition-014924260.html

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Reply Venezuela's VP Maduro a "poor copy" of Chavez: opposition (Original post)
Zorro Dec 2012 OP
joshcryer Dec 2012 #1
Peace Patriot Dec 2012 #2
joshcryer Dec 2012 #5
Bacchus4.0 Dec 2012 #9
joshcryer Dec 2012 #11
Peace Patriot Dec 2012 #3
Judi Lynn Dec 2012 #4
joshcryer Dec 2012 #7
Bacchus4.0 Dec 2012 #10
joshcryer Dec 2012 #6
naaman fletcher Dec 2012 #8

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:53 PM

1. He's also a homophobic bigot.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 02:23 AM

2. Please defend you statement with citations. nt

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Response to Peace Patriot (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 03:34 AM

5. I wouldn't expect you to care.

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Response to Peace Patriot (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 12:39 PM

9. lets see citations as well when your write your dissertations

you'll be citing yourself I assume

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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 08:43 PM

11. I was keeping pictures of the homophobic chavistas.

Pictures showing Capriles in disgusting situations (photoshopped of course), there was one that was just disgusting beyond belief at Chavez's last speech before the elections. Some guy was holding a sign up photoshopped of Capriles doing something nasty. And there stood Chavez in the foreground, raising hell. If I was Chavez or even in that situation I would've called that guy out with the sign, but he needs the homophobes. He panders to it.

I deleted those pictures though because I would bet if I posted those pictures here my post would be hidden. They were really vile, disgusting, homophobic smears.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 02:46 AM

3. Yahoo is very rightwing/fascist...

...so I would expect them to present the opposition view of Maduro, but this is a bit over the top as a fascist rant.

It's disgusting to see it posted at Democratic Underground--but instructive, kind of like reading NRA press releases.

Keep it up! The more that corpo-fascist 'news' organization shovel out crap like this as 'news,' the worse does the opposition look, and the more disreputable do those who promote it look.

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Response to Peace Patriot (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 03:18 AM

4. They're here to mold the minds of those too lazy to search for the truth themselves.

Anyone who takes the time to start looking behind the propaganda will be rewarded by discovering the truth.

Really sad seeing people dragging themselves to the D.U. to try to point people in the "right-wing" direction, isn't it? As we know, the right-wing LOATHES democracy.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 03:42 AM

7. The two minutes hate is designed to do that.

Constantly calling anyone who disagrees or has a negative opinion of the saviors right wingers or trolls. You have to maintain the Emmanuel Goldstein else people will start to actually actively look for information as opposed to being misled by those who are backing those saviors.

This hate mongering is designed specifically to stop people from "looking behind propaganda." It's propaganda in and of itself. Orwell wrote quite a lot on it and Chomsky discusses this tactic at length in Manufacturing Consent. It's all about making people not think for themselves.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 12:41 PM

10. and the people that look for the truth will find homophobic and bigoted statements

from Maduro just like you would from a right winger.

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Response to Peace Patriot (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 03:35 AM

6. That's Reuters not Yahoo.

I agree Reuters is to the right of AP or AFP though.

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Response to Peace Patriot (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 11:00 AM

8. You don't want to hear what your opponents say? nt

 

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