Comments:Venezuelan referendum ends presidential term limits

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Viva La Dictatorship! --KDP3 (talk) 10:24, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

Brittish media height of hypocrisy.[edit]

Personally I find the Brittish media hilarious on the subject of Chavez. They talk about "President for life" when any idiot can see that he is nothing of the sort; that is (however fair or not you consider those) he does face elections regularly. And in the "look at a mirror" department; exactly how often does the Queen have to face re-election pressures? -- Cimon Avaro (talk) 13:10, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

The Queen doesn't run the country. --SVTCobra 15:08, 18 February 2009 (UTC)
That what Chavez is aiming for and he has spoken to be President for 50 years.--66.229.21.217 19:10, 18 February 2009 (UTC)
Not only that, but the fact remains that the reelections are all a joke. He's going to win every time, because the elections are always set up in his favor, just like what happened in Russia last year.--72.209.8.195 02:40, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

there goes all hope for this nation.... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.93.154.151 (talk) 17:26, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

Venezuelan democracy reaffirmed by referendum[edit]

I find it amazing that the propaganda put forth by the US and British governments regarding Venezuela is still being swallowed by the majority of people. The fact is, Chavez has promoted the cleanest elections [1] [2] in the hemisphere, even more fair and controversy free than the US elections during the past decade. Ask yourself this question: How many governments in the world (or, limit it to 'Western' nations) have term limits on their nation's leaders? How many do not?

Chavez has followed election laws and procedures throughout his tenure. The referendum to the people of Venezuela was voted upon by the people and passed. The problem that his detractors have is his increased Venezuela's take of the profits of the oil industry in his country, from 15% to 35%, to benefit the poorest people of Venezuela. Chavez's friendly relations with Cuba and other nations that the US government is dead-set against just add to the vilification of Chavez.

The Venezuelan business community and wealthy have tried, with help from the US government, to topple Chavez through coup and election [3]. They have failed - greed has failed - to win the day.

When examining foreign leaders that our (US) government has marked as 'evil', 'the enemy', 'anti-American', look behind the curtain to see who is manipulating the public and why. Saddam had 'weapons of mass destruction'. Chavez has taken from the wealthiest oil corporations to give the Venezuelan commons back to the people of his country. That is the 'evil' he has committed.

Would that we in the US had more politicians of his honesty and good works. The largest fault that I can find concerning Chavez is his extremely long-winded speeches and his obvious self-love. One is a political fault, the other an all too human fault. -BlueShaman (talk) March 3, 2009

Hey, the US has Obama now, so we are almost as left as Venezuela now. --SVTCobra 20:56, 3 March 2009 (UTC)
"Cleanest elections in the hemisphere." You said that as a joke, right? I know you were deliberately trying to insult the election process in the US. Or do you really believe this? I bet people in Canada, Chile, Argentina and a list of other nations would beg to differ.--SVTCobra 23:22, 3 March 2009 (UTC)