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Clay Bennett

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  1. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    It seems ironic that this sentiment about the poor revering Chavez and how wonderful he was for Venezuela when his social programs were full of corruption, his oil production dropped because he staffed it with cronies and his economic programs were failing in the face of rampant inflation. Of course now the Russians, Iranians and the Chinese are lurking on the sidelines waiting for the outcome of the next election.

    Apparently the district governor from the last election is going to run again and that could prove to be interesting, especially if they put in U.N. election monitors. At the last election Chavez’s opponents fared well against him, and considering the evidence of widespread election fraud may indicate a turn for the country this time around.

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 3 years ago

    This toon seems to hit home for many here.

  3. AgentSmith101

    AgentSmith101 said, over 3 years ago

    I can only wonder how misinformed the Venezuelan people are? Then I can only wonder how misinformed we are about our own government. Give people enough bread and circuses and do they even care where it comes from anymore?
    This is a lesson for us all. The fine line between power and celebrity.

  4. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 3 years ago

    The poverty rate in Venezuela went from 50% down to about 25% under Chavez. While he was no pure Jeffersonian democrat, there is a reason that he was, and is, vastly popular. To understand that, you need to look at what V. was like before Chavez, with all of the oil money going to the top 1%, and nada for most of the people, who lived in abject poverty in shanty towns. Socialist revolutions would not happen if capitalists didn’t insist on making them necessary.

  5. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, over 3 years ago

    An egotistical politician. Such a rarity.

  6. Gary Williams

    Gary Williams GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Having lived in Venezuela I have a good idea about the people there. They want what we want, a decent job to feed, clothe, and care for their families. they want Venezuela for the Venezueleans, not all the foreign entities there, of which the United States is only one of many, but the biggest one. But like us they have been sold out to the highest bidder. Theirs started long ago, mostly to the Rockefeller family, but we are catching rapidly. Our is not just the Rockefeller family but the Walton family, the Gates family and all the other assorted families who sells us for thier gain.

  7. Machado

    Machado GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Bennets ‘toon has nothing to do with America, simply says Poor Venezuelans are sad while the rich are celebrating…a leftist uninformed cartoonist’s opinion..

    Anyone that thinks V poverty has gone down is grossly misinformed, and has not read any news from Venezuela for the past 12 years.

    Chavez sends billions of oil’s profits to Cuba to prop up Castros experiment, billions to Correa’s Ecuador, Evo’s Bolivia and more to Nicaragua’s Ortega, a carrier with diplomatic cred was caught in Miami with a bag full of cash while in route to Argentina, it was later revealed the money was to be use to influence the Prez elections there..

    All this expenditures are at the expense of the Venezuelan people that are protesting in the streets about how their oil profits are given away instead of used at home…

  8. Newshound41

    Newshound41 said, over 3 years ago

    I’ve known young people in the US who have died of cancer. By the time he got to Cuba, he had a tumor the size of a baseball and the cancer had mestasadized to his spinal cord.
    At this point, Sloan-Kettering wouldn’t of been of any use.

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