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Originally posted by Jay-in-AR
reply to post by dolphinfan
Sean Penn is one of the only actors that I don't mind seeing speak up on these issues.
He has genuine passion.
And he is usually spot-on in his analysis, at least from my perspective.
Originally posted by vor78
I guess Obama is finding out this week that its not quite as easy dealing with third world dictators as he thought. Its not as easy to tame the zealots in Iran and Venezuela as it is the zealots back home. Welcome to the real world, Barack.
So can we please try to keep this in context? Being an ignorant person and ignorant of the specific issues are two different things.
President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela called President Obama “ignorant” on Sunday, saying he has a lot to learn about Latin America.
Originally posted by gimme_some_truth
Do you really think so? I mean, Keep in mind I am no obamaniac and did not vote for him etc... But I havent really seen any signs that he has done anything like that or even tried anything like that. Then again I am certainly not on the ball when it comes to politics...
What of George Bush and the stuff he pulled and the seeming not to care about the constitution at all? Is he not partly responsible for what is happening to our country?
On that note, It does seem that since he does know alot about the constitution that could aid him Obama in finding loopholes and what not in order to get things going how he wants them too....
[edit on 22-3-2009 by gimme_some_truth]
Originally posted by MrWendal
Being an ignorant person and ignorant of the specific issues are two different things.
Originally posted by xmotex
Chavez's political bread and butter is blaming the US for all of Venezuela's problems, and the world's.
It sells well in Latin America for obvious historical reasons: the US has thrown it's weight around down there a lot, often with unpleasant results for the locals.
Chavez is a demagogue and he needs to rally people around a boogeyman: and we're it.
It really doesn't matter who the President is or what his policies are.
[edit on 3/22/09 by xmotex]