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MrMonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-23-06 08:40 PM
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8. Chavez's government also survived a coup attempt.
Chavez is definitely a strong executive, and is not shy about exercizing his power, but he is by no means a dictator.
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  -Is Hugo Chavez a dictator? Massacure  Jan-23-06 08:35 PM   #0 
  - President.  AX10   Jan-23-06 08:36 PM   #1 
  - Answer to your questions: Yes and Yes  phusion   Jan-23-06 08:37 PM   #2 
  - Chavez's government also survived a coup attempt.  MrMonk   Jan-23-06 08:40 PM   #8 
     - True...  phusion   Jan-23-06 08:42 PM   #12 
  - Compared to what we have Chavez is a lovable muppet.  Swamp Rat   Jan-23-06 08:37 PM   #3 
  - Let's Not Kid Ourselves  rwenos   Jan-23-06 08:44 PM   #15 
  - Yea, rig elections when the "little people" have to work in the fields  phusion   Jan-23-06 08:46 PM   #18 
  - And very Rich and want to keep  zidzi   Jan-23-06 08:54 PM   #26 
  - OK, But Do You Really Think . . .  rwenos   Jan-23-06 08:57 PM   #30 
     - Do you call "arresting" him and overthrowing his government...  Solon   Jan-23-06 09:45 PM   #41 
        - the anti-Chavez coup plotters supsended the Constitutions too  1932   Jan-23-06 09:58 PM   #47 
        - the anti-Chavez coup plotters supsended the Constitutions too  1932   Jan-23-06 09:58 PM   #48 
  - Buena suerte.  Swamp Rat   Jan-23-06 08:52 PM   #24 
  - "Just set them on a day when all the little people have..."  w13rd0   Jan-23-06 08:54 PM   #25 
  - "A loveable muppet"!  zidzi   Jan-23-06 08:51 PM   #23 
  - that was quick, Swamp Rat!  MisterP   Jan-23-06 08:55 PM   #28 
  - best leader of a nation this planet has seen on a long time,  rman   Jan-23-06 09:47 PM   #43 
  - But I like our bucket of LARD, not.  IChing   Jan-23-06 10:20 PM   #57 
  - Even so, at least physically, he reminds me of this dude  LittleClarkie   Jan-23-06 10:16 PM   #55 
  - Don't forget the internationally monitored recall effort that failed  jpgray   Jan-23-06 08:38 PM   #4 
  - Ironic, isn't it?  BushOut06   Jan-23-06 08:40 PM   #7 
  - The pendulum Schwings!  zidzi   Jan-23-06 08:56 PM   #29 
  - Indeedy.  Fenris   Jan-23-06 08:41 PM   #10 
     - Cornyn thinks Bonapartism is belief in the mysticism surrounding this:  jpgray   Jan-23-06 08:46 PM   #19 
        - On a bonaparte is worthless if you get the short end.  Fenris   Jan-23-06 09:06 PM   #34 
  - He's certainly a strongman, but he's a legitimately elected strongman  Fenris   Jan-23-06 08:38 PM   #5 
  - A predictable riposte:  MrMonk   Jan-23-06 08:51 PM   #22 
  - Hussein was a president too. Some refer to the leader of CHINA as pres.  HypnoToad   Jan-23-06 08:39 PM   #6 
  - He hasn't caused the deaths of 30,000 civilians either  TomClash   Jan-23-06 08:41 PM   #11 
  - Hugo es un presidente. Tu maestra es una idiota  IDemo   Jan-23-06 08:40 PM   #9 
  - Si, es Verdad!  zidzi   Jan-23-06 08:58 PM   #31 
  - Less inconsistencies than the 2004 elections  DrDebug   Jan-23-06 08:43 PM   #13 
  - Chavez not even on the list of dictators published last Sunday in Parade  Divernan   Jan-23-06 08:44 PM   #14 
  - Dean? I'm in high school not college.  Massacure   Jan-23-06 08:49 PM   #21 
     - Thank you for being an  zidzi   Jan-23-06 09:00 PM   #32 
  - You might want to ask your teacher  phusion   Jan-23-06 08:45 PM   #16 
  - The Bush cabal...  Nutmegger   Jan-23-06 09:06 PM   #35 
  - Id like to vote other:  Endangered Specie   Jan-23-06 08:46 PM   #17 
  - I don't remember any.  MrMonk   Jan-23-06 08:54 PM   #27 
  - The Venezuela election was declared one of the cleanest  Catrina   Jan-23-06 09:13 PM   #37 
  - For a president to be truly popular is very simple  rman   Jan-23-06 09:51 PM   #44 
  - Chavez was elected by popular vote and Venezuelans are glad for it.  oasis   Jan-23-06 08:49 PM   #20 
  - Chaves is not a dictator,but Bush wants to be one.  mom cat   Jan-23-06 09:03 PM   #33 
  - Venezuelan elections were monitored  NI4NI   Jan-23-06 09:07 PM   #36 
  - This is from Wiki  Nutmegger   Jan-23-06 09:26 PM   #38 
  - I've seen a lot that undermines HRW's credibility in SouthAm, and a  1932   Jan-23-06 10:01 PM   #50 
     - I'll have to do a search  Nutmegger   Jan-23-06 10:07 PM   #51 
  - I'm not sure but,  datadiva   Jan-23-06 09:27 PM   #39 
  - Why is this stupid question posted here? How many times does this guy hav  leesa   Jan-23-06 09:43 PM   #40 
  - Because the MSM don't tell,  rman   Jan-23-06 09:55 PM   #45 
  - 2004, according to Carter Center, was legit. 2000, on the other hand,  LittleClarkie   Jan-23-06 09:47 PM   #42 
  - Where do you go to school?  1932   Jan-23-06 09:56 PM   #46 
  - Some place within Wisconsin's eighth congressional district.  Massacure   Jan-23-06 10:08 PM   #52 
     - Howdy! I'm WI-5 meself  LittleClarkie   Jan-23-06 10:10 PM   #53 
        - I hope the door hits Green on the way out.  Massacure   Jan-23-06 10:13 PM   #54 
           - My favorite pub just had a fundraiser for him for Governor  LittleClarkie   Jan-23-06 10:18 PM   #56 
  - Ask your teacher how many dictators are elected.  samhsarah   Jan-23-06 09:59 PM   #49 
  - any leader that doesn't let the US come and a take advantage  jonnyblitz   Jan-23-06 10:23 PM   #58 
  - The Carter Center said they were fair  orangepeel68   Jan-23-06 10:30 PM   #59 
  - Of course not. And ANYONE who insists on repeating this crap is an idiot.  TankLV   Jan-23-06 11:43 PM   #60 
 

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