I’ve heard of sore losers, but never sore winners.
But that’s what popped into my mind when reading how the dictator of Venezuela supported Obama, yet already is second-guessing the President for paying insufficient attention to domestic affairs.
Yup, the thug who is presiding over an economic nightmare is presuming to give advice about domestic policy to the White House.
If you can believe it, Obama is being nagged for insufficient redistributionist zeal!
Here’s some of what Reuters wrote about the topic.
Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, has advised newly re-elected U.S. President Barack Obama to…concentrate on fixing internal problems. “He should reflect first on his own nation, which has a lot of economic and social problems. It’s a divided, socially fractured country with a super-elite exploiting the people,” the socialist president said late on Thursday in his first reaction to Obama’s victory this week… The 58-year-old Chavez, a quieter figure these days after a year of debilitating treatment for two bouts of cancer, had backed Obama over Republican challenger Mitt Romney in the White House.
As a nonpartisan patriot, I think it’s time to rally behind the President.
Is that damning with faint praise? Of course.
But however much I criticize Obama’s policies, I am 99 percent sure that it is a good thing that Hugo Chavez is disappointed.