Would Hugo Chavez be better for America?

November 7, 2012 § Leave a comment

People with a love of good old-fashioned American values have gone into mourning. We woke up November 7, to the fact that what might have been –  a new president with the knowledge, talent and integrity to give us back the hard-working, free enterprise America we have always had – was not to be. Instead, we will face four additional years of a sociopathic thug president whose favorite word is “I”, his fondest desire to remake the country into a socialistic second-rate European type state and absolute cluelessness about leadership.

“Never missing an opportunity to address the nation, he accuses business leaders of living lavishly, has frequently clashed with church leaders, implemented a number of social programs including health services for all, yet with all the country’s oil reserves, poverty has increased and unemployment is at all time highs.” This was written (paraphrased) about President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez.

So we have our own smaller and less competent Hugo Chavez, but with a lot more ships, fewer bayonets and a smarmy side-kick with a smirk.The biggest differences are that Chavez is smart enough to exploit his country’s oil deposits, doesn’t suck up to Latinos, is honest about being a socialist and never, ever bows to the leaders of other countries.

We have our own version of a Hugo Chavez. Just smaller as a leader. Smaller at getting things done. A sort of Hugo mini-me for another term. But we need to step back and put this in perspective. Maybe there isn’t exactly a silver lining to this re-election disaster, there are some things to consider as you put a little extra alcohol into that drink you so desperately need.

First, it’s only four more years. But, you say, look at the damage he did in his first four years. True, but he did the majority of his destruction while he had a congressional stacked deck. We cannot on one hand, consider him an incompetent, which he truly is, and on the other, believe “I” has the ability to accomplish miracles, even though he reminds us daily, that he is Commander-in-Chief. But you sir, are no Hugo Chavez.

He now must make a deal with the Republican leadership regarding sequestration and the Ibama monster debt. “I” has to deal. There is no other option. He’s not running for another term so trying to position Republicans as obstructionists who are holding the country hostage doesn’t accomplish anything.  Ibama, who reminds us that he is Commander-in-Chief, will no longer be in permanent re-election campaign mode and he will realize that he is now going to be judged, not for his ability to denigrate Republicans in order to have a campaign narrative, but for his ability to lead. Lots of luck with that.

Members of the Republican caucus will be nervous about the mid-terms, but Speaker Boehner is far more concerned about the tea party and his own legacy than to let a bunch of whiners sway him. He also believes that doing the right thing is the right thing to do. Refreshing thought given the philosophy of the Chavez wannabe in the  White House. The Speaker might cut some deal regarding taxes in, but it will come as reform and not tax cuts on the very people who make our economy run.

Ibama, on the other hand, with tremendous pressure to mitigate disaster to the economy and perhaps coming to understand that he is seen as an incompetent negotiator, will fold and give the conservatives a lot, if not most of what they want and then brag how he – “I” – worked out a deal. After all, he is Commander-in-Chief.

Ok, then there’s Ibamacare. There’s been a lot of talk that if Ibama were re-elected, we would never be able to get rid of it. I truly believe that we will have Republicans in control of the government by 2016. There are two possible paths; either keep the House and then gain veto proof majority in the Senate, or keep the House, gain in the Senate and win the Presidency. All very doable after the country has endured eight years of a dithering, egomaniacal president with golf, lavish vacations and celebrity filled parties as his main priorities.

There’s a lot that a Republican controlled government can do to that garbage piece of legislation we call Obamacare to emasculate it and maybe even make it somewhat acceptable and less damaging. With Chavez we, of course, would not be able to change anything. But this is only Obama, so we can and those changes will surely ruffle a lot of feathers, especially among those who are on the dole. But remember how Gingrich forced Clinton’s hand on welfare reform? It was actually viewed as a good idea and of course, Clinton took time off from jumping interns his daughter’s age to brag about it as though reform were not forced on him.

So what else can Ibama do to screw up the country? He has shown that – like his idol Hugo – he is willing to break laws and ignore the Constitution, so who knows. The answer, however, is not too much that can cause lasting damage. While Ibama knows he won’t get much through congress, he can wreak havoc with executive orders and new regulations, but those can be undone by the next president. Our biggest legitimate concern is that there are no vacancies to be filled in the Supreme Court until “I” packs up and leaves for his mansion in Hawaii.

And remember this. For the next four years, Ibama and his corrupt crew still have to face up to Fast and Furious, the Secret Service scandal, the leaking of classified information to the press and the Benghazi fiasco, to name just a few issues, with the latter possibly being an impeachable offense. And just for fun, let’s throw in the possibility that someone, somewhere will get some alarming facts out about Ibama’s past educational history. By the way, Chavez’ school records from the Venezuelan Academy of Military Sciences are open and available.

So let’s get on with the investigating. Maybe this will be partially a quest for revenge, but hey, if Ibama, by the way who is Commander-in-Chief, thinks that revenge is a legitimate concept, let’s bring it. Viva la venganza!

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