Hugo Chavez stood in front of the UN General Assembly and called President Bush the Devil. Remember that?
He was the Left's best friend. Then Representative (now Senator) Bernie Sanders negotiated a deal with Chavez to bring cheap oil to Vermont and was praised for it by the Vermont Legislature.
That the General Assembly congratulates Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez and Representative Bernie Sanders for their joint effort arranging for the shipment of home heating oil to Vermont for discount sale and free distribution to needy Vermonters,
The Left defended him and Bernie
In a post-9/11 climate, the right of free expression is under attack and endangered in the age of George Bush when dissent may be called a threat to national security, terrorism, or treason. But losing that most precious of all rights means losing our freedom that 18th century French philosopher Voltaire spoke in defense of saying "I may disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."
So here I am wondering when Lenderman and the Left are going to condemn Chavez and recognize the difference between a cheap thug who espouses
Marxism Progrssive Politics and the President of the United States who takes every single punch every news outlet throws at him without threatening or making any move whatsoever to shut down those media outlets.
So how many Leftist Hollywood stars and politicians are willing to stand with him now?