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bunky
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re: Looks like Chavez is going down in Venezuela...


Isn't Chavez' health failing? Is that why he frankly doesn't give a shit?





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slim thug
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re: Looks like Chavez is going down in Venezuela...


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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


he won elections between his first rise to power and this one. those could very well have been rigged and he would then be a dictator

him stepping down or outright losing does not mean he was clean the whole time






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trackfan
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those could very well have been rigged and he would then be a dictator

That's just idle speculation. It's like saying that if my aunt had nuts she'd be my uncle. What's your point?






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slim thug
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What's your point?


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him stepping down or outright losing does not mean he was clean the whole time






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mytigger
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him stepping down or outright losing does not mean he was clean the whole time


nor does it mean he wasn't trying to cheat on this one.






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DeltaDoc
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re: Looks like Chavez is going down in Venezuela...


Chavez is going nowhere...





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trackfan
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re: Looks like Chavez is going down in Venezuela...


Since there have been no reports of Chavez stealing the elections since he's been in power, why would you even speculate about such a thing? Have you ever speculated about Gordon Brown, Silvia Berlusconi or Benjamin Netanyahu stealing their elections? Or is this just something that you routinely do to democratically elected leaders that you don't like?

Personally, I'm no Chavez fan at all. I think he would like to be another Castro and make himself President for life if he could get away with it. By the Venezuelan won't let him get away with and they kept him in check. Bravo to them for not letting Chavez turn their country into another banana republic.

By the way, Chavez did suffer a resounding defeat in the parliamentiary elections a few years ago, something else that presumably wouldn't happen to a true dictator.






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tom
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Isn't Chavez' health failing? Is that why he frankly doesn't give a shit?


I see what you did there.






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HailHailtoMichigan!
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re: Looks like Chavez is going down in Venezuela...


Looks like Chavez "won". Shame.





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NHTIGER
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re: Looks like Chavez is going down in Venezuela...


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Looks like Chavez "won


Yep, this from Reuters datestamped 6 minutes ago:

"Supporters of Venezuela's socialist leader Hugo Chavez began setting off fireworks and partying in the street on Sunday night in anticipation of victory over opposition challenger Henrique Capriles in the presidential election.

Various aides to Chavez published celebratory messages on Twitter, while some Capriles supporters began crying at his campaign center, Reuters witnesses said.

"Perfect victory! The fatherland has won," Tweeted Interior Minister Tareck el Aissami.

Various sources on both sides told Reuters that they believed Chavez had won. But there was no confirmation from election authorities who have stressed it is illegal to declare victory before an official announcement. "







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HailHailtoMichigan!
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NHTIGER
It will be interesting to see how the American left reacts to this news, as one of his plans is to further consolidate private industry under government control.






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MFn GIMP
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I am absolutely shocked that Chavez "won"

ETA: Here are the results:

10:32PM EST
CNE announcement:
Very lengthy preamble thanking the public and institutions.

With 90% of results, Chavez 54.42% of votes, Capriles 44%

Yep, that really was the "close election" that every single observer said it would be.



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NHTIGER
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It will be interesting to see how the American left reacts to this news,

Sean Penn is throwing a big bash down in the Ridgemont High School gym at midnight. He will call Hugo and put him on the speakerphone and everyone will whoop an' holler and screw each other blind. And a fun time shall be had by all.






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MFn GIMP
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I just want to quote this again.

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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 before the results were announced a ton of military started moving into Miraflores, Venezuela. (the white house of venezuela) LINK






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