Two peas in a pod
Another laugh and/or cry moment for those of us who are paying attention:
Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez said on Tuesday that he and Cuban ally Fidel Castro risk being more conservative than U.S. President Barack Obama as Washington prepares to take control of General Motors Corp.
During one of Chavez’s customary lectures on the “curse” of capitalism and the bonanzas of socialism, the Venezuelan leader made reference to GM’s bankruptcy filing, which is expected to give the U.S. government a 60 percent stake in the 100-year-old former symbol of American might.
“Hey, Obama has just nationalized nothing more and nothing less than General Motors. Comrade Obama! Fidel, careful or we are going to end up to his right,” Chavez joked on a live television broadcast.
The rest, here.
Chavez also recently expressed a desire to gift Obama with more…let us say…progressive reading material – a companion piece to the book he gave him in April:
Asked during a Caracas call-in show Friday whether he knew if Obama had read the copy of Eduardo Galeano’s “The Open Veins of Latin America,” which Chavez gave the U.S. president in April, the Venezuelan president said he didn’t know, the Russian news agency ITAR-TASS reported.
But the Venezuelan leader then went on to suggest he was thinking of giving Obama a copy of Lenin’s 1902 political pamphlet “What Is To Be Done?” — in which the future Russian Bolshevik leader called for a “scientific” socialist revolution — when the two meet again at the next Summit of the Americas.
Ain’t that sweet?
They’re just two peas in a pod.
Hat tip: Weasel Zippers
UPDATE: (June 4):
As Chavez has noticed, there’s a new game in town…Obamonopoly.