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  •  Doesn't change fact the elections were rigged (3+ / 0-)

    Yes, yes, we get the point the US has a terrible history in Latin America, we have our own elections problems, and there's national self-interest at work.

    But none of this changes the fact that the Venezuelan elections were not only conducted extremely unfairly to any opposition group, the elections themselves were marred by thousands of incidents of irregularities at the polling places and tabulation errors.

    Maybe a stuck clock is right twice a day, or maybe the administration is actually genuinely concerned with Democracy. Subscribe to either theory but let's not turn our eyes to the fact that Democracy starts with fair and clean elections.

    Some people are intolerant, and I CAN'T STAND people like that. -- Tom Lehrer

    by TheCrank on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 05:55:32 AM PDT

    •  There is no certified proof that the elections (12+ / 0-)

      were rigged. All we have is claims by the opposition which happens every election cycle. The CNE has already audited 54% of the ballots. There were both domestic and international observers on hand. And conducted "extremely unfairly"? How so?

      This administration is most certainly not concerned with democracy. They supported the coups in Honduras and Paraguay.

    •  Where is your lynkie? (3+ / 0-)
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      But none of this changes the fact that the Venezuelan elections were not only conducted extremely unfairly to any opposition group, the elections themselves were marred by thousands of incidents of irregularities at the polling places and tabulation errors.
      This is not the orange "blaze", but your well aware of that and still choose a lack of respect toward readers and the community by parroting propaganda out one-side of the mouth, because the other side is to busy screaming Chavez prop, like a Bible Spice palin wannabe char-

      Harsh?  Sure-  

      No lynkie can result in a  "look in the mirror" harsh response to a failed agit prop invective designed to stoke doubt, where none exists-

      Evidence that contradicts the ruling belief system is held to extraordinary standards, while evidence that entrenches it is uncritically accepted. -Carl Sagan

      by RF on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 06:59:47 AM PDT

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    •  Accusation from the right should always (0+ / 0-)

      be treated as fact.

      'Kay.

      "Paid Activist" is an oxymoron.

      by JesseCW on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 04:27:14 PM PDT

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