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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2013, 05:26 PM

25. As I said on another thread, he was neither a messiah nor a devil.

He did some genuinely good things for his country and as far as everyone can tell, was elected fairly and democratically.

That said, I do take issues with some of his crackdowns on free speech and free press. That tarnished my image of him to a degree and detracts from his overall legacy.

But he was essentially the Latin American equivilant of Huey Long, nothing more and nothing less.

I'd frequently hear his detractors compare him with the worst dictators in recent history and claim he posed a great threat to the security of our country. That was all hyperbolic bullshit to the extreme.

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