So Hugo Chavez is dead. Don’t know if cancer will get Nobel Peace Prize nomination for that.
So we have a corrupt, America-hating dictator, and he strangely has a lot of fans on the left. We have a U.S. congressman praise him, and a former, failed U.S. president. The left like to pretend they’re for freedom, but they seem to constantly make exceptions. And they all seem to have barely concealed fantasies (or with Thomas Friedman, not concealed at all) about becoming dictators and finally forcing all their progressives ideals on everyone.
And here seems to be another big difference between the right and left. I don’t know if I’ve ever said this, but I don’t like Obama. But when a dictator denounces Obama, I don’t then like that dictator. I just take that attack on Obama as an attack on America itself. But with Chavez and even with the Ahmadinejad, the left seem willing to embrace really awful people just because those people said mean things about Bush. Just another area where the left don’t seem very good at keeping perspective. Of course, they’re never running against Chavez or Ahmadinejad in an election here, and in the end, that’s all they really ever seem to care about.