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mytigger
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Looks like Chavez is going down in Venezuela...

Ominous foreboding for Obama....


udtiger
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re: Looks like Chavez is going down in Venezuela...
It ain't over till the dictator leaves.


LSURussian
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re: Looks like Chavez is going down in Venezuela...
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It ain't over till the dictator counts the votes....


FIFY.


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re: Looks like Chavez is going down in Venezuela...
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It ain't over till the dictator counts the votes....


this


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slim thug
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i'd be shocked if he admitted defeat


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udtiger
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re: Looks like Chavez is going down in Venezuela...
I guess that applies to Chavez also.


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MFn GIMP
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It ain't over till the dictator counts the votes....

And unfortunately according to some reports I've read the results are looking to be "too close to call" LINK
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With polling stations closing around 6 p.m. local time (2230 GMT), sources on both sides were predicting a narrow victory based on their monitoring of the vote, while local analysts said the ballot was looking too close to call.


And this sounds ominous to me
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"Today is a day of joy, a day of democracy, a day for the fatherland," Chavez said, adding that a massive turnout meant voting could take longer than expected.


HailHailtoMichigan!
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re: Looks like Chavez is going down in Venezuela...
Jesus that is huge. People, even in a dirt poor country, are saying no to statism.


MFn GIMP
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I also want to add that Chavez talking about respecting the will of the people, and that the opposition should respect it as well, makes me think that he is going to steal the election again and is trying to head off criticism.


slim thug
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i dont see him relinquishing power

i do wonder about his health, though


MFn GIMP
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re: Looks like Chavez is going down in Venezuela...
Apparently exit polls have it
51.3% Capriles
48.06 Chavez


RTR America
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Is Obama going to find a way to take credit for this?


slim thug
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wow

ETA: is it bad that my first thought when seeing those numbers was a putin/medvedev puppet dynamic

This post was edited on 10/7 at 7:08 pm


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Is Obama going to find a way to take credit for this?


Only if Chavez ends up with a knife in his anus,


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MFn GIMP
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I'm seeing on Twitter, beware the source, that another exit poll has Chavez at +11.


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trackfan
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It ain't over till the dictator leaves.

By defintion, true dictators don't get voted out of office. If Chavez does get voted out, it's proof the he never was a dictator to begin with since he will have come to power and gotten booted out of power by free and fair elections. This reminds me of Joe Biden saying that Mubarak wasn't a dictator, despite the fact he's a textbook example of a dictator.


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even in a dirt poor country,


Well to be fair, Venezuala drove away a lot of successful people when he came to office. There are a lot of very smart people in that country. It will rebound if a pro-business person gets in there.


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slim thug
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If Chavez does get voted out, it's proof the he never was a dictator to begin with since he will have come to power and gotten booted out of power by free and fair elections.


logic fail.

he could very well have rigged elections when he wanted to. he may "lose" this one because he doesn't care to win it.


trackfan
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logic fail. he could very well have rigged elections when he wanted to. he may "lose" this one because he doesn't care to win it.

Reading comprehension fail. If the election is rigged, then it's not free and fair. I thought that was a pretty elemental fact that didn't need to be stated, but evidently I was wrong.

EDIT: Previous Venezuelan elections have had international monitors and even his political rivals have conceded that they were free and fair, they just hate his politics.
This post was edited on 10/7 at 7:39 pm


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