Jose Serrano posted his statement on the passing of Hugo Chavez. It should be no wonder to anyone that this representative who wants to repeal the 22nd amendment and has sponsored a bill to do so, is fond of the Venezuelan dictator.
From his site:
“I met President Chavez in 2005 when he came to my district at my invitation,” said Congressman Serrano. “His focus on the issues faced by the poor and disenfranchised in his country made him a truly revolutionary leader in the history of Latin America…
He lavished praise on Chavez for his propaganda-driven fuel-for-the-poor program in the United States. He emphasized that Chavez was democratically-elected (sure, he was “democratically-elected by uninformed voters – Hugo controlled the media).
He ended with this:
But at his core he was a man who came from very little and used his unique talents and gifts to try to lift up the people and the communities that reflected his impoverished roots. He believed that the government of the country should be used to empower the masses, not the few. He understood democracy and basic human desires for a dignified life. His legacy in his nation, and in the hemisphere, will be assured as the people he inspired continue to strive for a better life for the poor and downtrodden.”
A New York rep who wants to eliminate term limits for the President of the United States is praising a dictator. Hmm…
Jimmy Carter issued a statement extolling Chavez’ virtues:
We came to know a man who expressed a vision to bring profound changes to his country to benefit especially those people who had felt neglected and marginalized. Although we have not agreed with all of the methods followed by his government, we have never doubted Hugo Chávez’s commitment to improving the lives of millions of his fellow countrymen.
What garbage! Hugo was committed to improving his own life.
Both Serrano and Carter were impressed with Chavez’ revolutionary side. No wonder they are so fond of Barack Obama.