Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez reportedly called President Barack Obama “a clown” and “an embarrassment” Monday, following strong comments from Obama in a written interview with Caracas newspaper El Universal.
As reported by The Guardian, “Focus on governing your country, which you’ve turned into a disaster,” Chavez told state television Monday, in reference to Obama.
In the interview with El Universal, Obama said he is concerned about actions the Venezuelan government has taken that have “restricted the universal rights of the Venezuelan people, threatened basic democratic values and failed to contribute to the security in the region,” according to the Guardian’s report on the Spanish language interview.
He also criticized Venezuela’s relationship with Iran and Cuba, saying, “it seems to me that the ties between Venezuela’s government and Iran and Cuba have not served the interests of Venezuela and its people.”
Referring to Iran, Obama said: “Sooner or later, Venezuela’s people will have to decide what possible advantage there is in having relations with a country that violates fundamental human rights and is isolated from most of the world.”
“Mr. Obama decided to attack us,” Chavez said in response to Obama’s words, according to the Guardian. “Now you want to win votes by attacking Venezuela. Don’t be irresponsible. You are a clown, a clown. Leave us in peace….Go after your votes by fulfilling that which you promised your people.”
Chavez‘s remarks show he’s apparently had a change of heart with regard to Obama: A year ago, he invited him to Venezuela to “sit down to talk, to eat socialist arepas,” a popular corn-based pancake. To read more from The Blaze, click here.
Not to make too much of a point on clownish behavior or to agree with Communist Dictator Chavez…
While President Obama was in Kansas trying to present himself as the reincarnation of Teddy Roosevelt with an attack hailed by multiple media as a ‘Class Warfare’ Speech. President Obama opened by greeting Texas…in Kansas…so for those of us in Oklahoma how much more clear could he be that we don’t count. Dang, guess it happens when we vote for a Kenyan – more than fly-over country we are not even noticed as one of what President Obama once said were 57 states in the United States of America.
We’ve all seen spoofs of bands who greet their adoring fans by declaring how great it is to be in their city, only to make a mistake and name the wrong city, but does it seem curious to anyone why President Obama chose Osawatomie, Kansas, of all places, to give a controversial speech attacking capitalism?
Trevor Loudon of New Zeal Blog does, and he’s not the only one. Loudon points out that the odd sounding Osawatomie was also the name given to the Weather Underground’s publication. Of course, Weather Underground was lead by none other than Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn.
To top it off, Judi McLeod of Canada Free Press highlighted yet another Obama and Osawatomie-Weather Underground connection that was first exposed by Zombietime:
Here’s another one of those “coincidences” about Obama and Osawatomie unearthed by Zombietime.com back in 2008: “Obama’s Election ’08 logo, and the logo of Osawatomie, the newspaper of the Weather Underground are one and the same. “Confronted, they (Obama and Ayers) would laugh it off as coincidence and conspiracy theory, and generations of graduates from the public school system, would counter a unified: “So what?”
So when Obama was doing the talking in Osawatomie on Tuesday, were Billy Ayers and the Weather Underground pulling his wobbly strings or was Obama signaling in the open that he is in lock-step with the radical left?
Charles Krauthammer in reaction to that speech said Obama: ‘More a Hugo Chavez Than He is a Teddy Roosevelt’
In a published column, Krauthammer said when Obama spoke about the millions who “are now forced to take their children to food banks,” he said so implying he himself bears no responsibility for the current economic climate.
“It’s the rich” Obama blames, Krauthammer wrote. “And, like Horatius at the bridge, Obama stands with the American masses against the soulless plutocrats. This is populism so crude that it channels not Teddy Roosevelt so much as Hugo Chavez.
Speaking on “Inside Washington,” Krauthammer discussed the point further:
“He talked about how we got here. He gave a nice historical rundown except that he left out a critical three years – his presidency. It’s as if it didn’t exist. It’s as if we jumped from ’08 to today….This is a classic example of how little it takes to stir the erogenous zones of liberals. You give them a speech with social justice, a little bit of class war, you wrap it up in the patina of intellectualism in what is essentially a speech that exonerates anything he’s done and obviously not done and says all of our problems today are the result of the plutocrats.”