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  1. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 4 years ago

    Chavez is an example of what can happen if parties become so entrenched that it takes a filibuster proof majority to rule. Without bipartisan ship, a party has the chance to give itself everything it wants, including changes to the constitution.
    We need moderates from both parties to keep us centered and moving forward. Otherwise, we go off the road to the left or the right, and possibly lose our way.

  2. omQ R

    omQ R said, almost 4 years ago

    ‘he was much kinder to his enemies by following the law ’
    Er, no, not following the law, more like manipulating and amending laws to suit himself. Unless you’re saying he was less oafish than his adversaries. I wouldn’t bother trying to find too many redeeming qualities in ol’ Chavez.

  3. omQ R

    omQ R said, almost 4 years ago

    & @Night-Gaunt And don’t forget that funny “It still smells of sulphur today,” speech in the UN a few years ago. ;-)
    I wouldn’t go so far as to say the US orchestrated the coup, merely gave its approving nod; still much egg on its face when it was thwarted 2 days later. I would say that he has been instrumental in scything away US influence in South America. But his time had come and gone a long time ago.

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