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Wed Nov 13, 2019, 03:58 PM

 

What candidates who cry "coup" in Bolivia won't tell you

We are being told that a president that shouldn't have been president even before the latest electrons was victim of a "coup". Here are some facts that you won't hear from people defending Bernie Sanders' condemnation of a "coup" in Bolivia:


First, Morales, who took office in 2006, was only allowed under the constitution to serve two consecutive terms. He but he co-opted his countryís justice system to change the rules and run for a third term. That was his first major violation of constitutional rule.

Second, in 2016, he held a referendum to be able to run for a fourth consecutive term and stay in power indefinitely. Morales lost the referendum but ignored the results. That was his second major violation of the will of the people.

Third, having lost the referendum, Morales came up with the ridiculous claim that preventing him from running for a fourth term in 2019 would violate his human rights. He got the government-controlled justice system to validate his bizarre argument. That was his third major rupture of the rule of law .

Fourth, and most important, Morales rigged the Oct. 20 elections, according to his own government-invited foreign election observers and the private firm contracted by the Morales regime to audit the election results.

https://www.roanoke.com/opinion/wire/andres-oppenheimer-bolivia-s-morales-says-he-was-ousted-by/article_d091a0bd-65bf-5b07-9522-978f6665374f.html

And why did Morales invite The OAS to observe the elections if the OAS is so intent on dethroning him as Sanders supporters claim?
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Xandric77 Nov 2019 OP
aidbo Nov 2019 #1
Xandric77 Nov 2019 #2
oldsoftie Nov 2019 #11
peggysue2 Nov 2019 #3
BannonsLiver Nov 2019 #4
left-of-center2012 Nov 2019 #5
HerbChestnut Nov 2019 #6
Act_of_Reparation Nov 2019 #7
oldsoftie Nov 2019 #10
OldRed2450 Nov 2019 #8
ChubbyStar Nov 2019 #9
oldsoftie Nov 2019 #12
PhoenixDem Nov 2019 #14
PhoenixDem Nov 2019 #13

Response to Xandric77 (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 04:16 PM

1. You seem really interested in the coup.

 

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Response to aidbo (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 04:26 PM

2. What coup?

 

Just as I expected. No elaboration.
Did you scold Bernie Sanders for showing interest too?
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Response to aidbo (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 05:02 PM

11. I think he's interested in the truth, not grandstanding.

 

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Response to Xandric77 (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 04:34 PM

3. Thanks for this, Xandric

 

Puts a different tilt on what we've been hearing about 'other' candidates not coming out in full support of Morales.

Picture is always different when the details are exposed.

Hummmm.
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Response to Xandric77 (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 04:35 PM

4. I couldn't care less about it one way or another

 

Something tells me Iím not alone in that among Democrats and the electorate as a whole. If Bernie wants to make that a central issue of his campaign thatís his call, but the crickets outside of bubbles like this are quite loud.
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Response to Xandric77 (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 04:36 PM

5. You are correct

 

He stole his 3rd election and was attempting to steal his 4th.
The UN and the European Union said Morales was in office illegally.

"Bernie Sanders, others call it a coup, but never denounced Moralesí election fraud in Bolivia"

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/andres-oppenheimer/article237247604.html
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Response to Xandric77 (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 04:37 PM

6. There's some missing information in the OP.

 

For anyone interested, read about it here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_Bolivian_general_election
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Response to Xandric77 (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 04:44 PM

7. No one cares.

 

Seriously.

Go outside and poll five random ding-dongs you find on the street. I will switch my preference and vote for Joe Biden in the primary if 2/3 of those polled can identify Bolivia on a map.

The only people who do give a shit are lefties. So Sanders, knowing very well where the fuck his bread is buttered, has planted his flag firmly in the coup camp.

But I got the sneaking suspicion this issue isn't going to be at the forefront of this primary race.
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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 05:00 PM

10. Well, poll 5 random ding-dongs & they couldnt tell you who their Senator is.

 

Thats the sad state we're in
But your point is correct & I love how you put it!!
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Response to Xandric77 (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 04:45 PM

8. Absolutely reckless

 

To call this a coup without facts and possible only reason is that they share ideology or Evo said something nice about him.

I'm 100% sure this is how he will govern. No thanks!
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Response to OldRed2450 (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 04:54 PM

9. Well shit you are 100% sure

 

What more does anyone else need?
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Response to Xandric77 (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 05:02 PM

12. As far as I've seen, only ONE candidate has called it a coup.

 

The one who also glorified losers like Chavez.
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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 06:16 PM

14. +++++++

 

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Response to Xandric77 (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 06:15 PM

13. A popular uprising drove him out. Good riddance n/t

 

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