Not as disgusting as Pinochet.
Well, you were talking about Latin American leaders being great spokespeople, weren't you? Pinochet was a leader of a Latin American country last time I checked.
Well, Hugo Chavez would have that beat in an instant because he consolidated both judicial and legislative power in his own hands, suppressed the opposition and the free press and appointed people to idiotic positions based on patronage seemingly at will during his televised Alo Presidente. What is so democratic, and particularly "grassroots" about that?
That's like saying Pierre Trudeau and George W. Bush are one and the same because they both ruled countries in North America. Equating 2 Latin American leaders merely because they were leaders of countries in South American smacks loudly of raciscm.
The first the thing opposition you so blatantly support
What you don't know about because you're an escualido ignoramus
Where do I equate any leader with any other? Did I ever equate Augusto Pinochet with Hugo Chavez? And since when are Latin Americans one race? I can't possibly be "rascist" (sic) in such a case, can I?
Where in my posts have I indicated that I support (and it must be pretty obvious for everyone to see if it's so blatant) the Venezuelan opposition parties?
Hugo Chavez...... consolidated both judicial and legislative power in his own hands, suppressed the opposition and the free press
Escualido isn't an ad hominem attack. It's the word used by Chavistas to describe the oppostion, translated literally it means "those in the corner".
You name dropped Pinochet after I referenced the established Latin American practice of leaders conversing with their supporters during speeches thereby equating democratically elected president of Venezuela Hugo Chavez with the dictator Pinochet. You could have used Che Guevara as an example of a powerful orator, but instead you used Pinochet who massacred his own Chilean people during the 70's.
Well Hispter Duck, here:
"Hugo Chavez...... consolidated both judicial and legislative power in his own hands, suppressed the opposition and the free press"
is an example of your stated opposition beliefs.
And as for ad hominem, for your information 'escualido' isn't an ad hominem attack. It's the word to describe the oppostion, translated literally it means "those in the corner".
Escualido translates as "squalid" in Google Translate, so I see that as an attack, especially calling HD a ignoramus.
That said, Chavez and the opposition (remember their silly little coup they tried?) deserve each other. Chavez is a dictator-lite, though he has done some good elevating the status of Venezuela's poor. And in the meantime, I'll continue to try to fill up at Citgo when in the Northeast US. He's a clown for sure, and not the kind of leader I'd want, but I liked his performance at the UN.