This Time, The Shirts Are Red

Tomorrow is a big day in Venezuela: a vote is scheduled on a term-limits referendum intended to assist the swaggering egomaniac Hugo Chávez in the further consolidation of his fascist dictatorship.

It appears that “El Comandante” is slightly in the lead. It will be interesting to see what happens if he loses.

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  1. Kevin Kim says

    Well, he won. And he no longer has term limits. Sometimes, life is a George Lucas movie.


    Posted February 16, 2009 at 3:48 am | Permalink
  2. Malcolm says

    Yes, the Sith are ascendant in Venezuela. Very bad.

    Posted February 16, 2009 at 11:20 am | Permalink
  3. Jacob says

    I’m pretty sympathetic to some of his populist policies, but if I was Venezuelan, I’d have voted “No”. This is a classic tyrant power grab. We’ve seen it thousands of times before.

    Posted February 16, 2009 at 4:14 pm | Permalink