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Shiny socialist fridges will lure voters, Chavez hopes

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posted on Sep, 27 2010 @ 11:19 PM
CARACAS: As Venezuelans prepared to go to the polls, their President, Hugo Chavez, fronted what looked like a 1950s TV commercial. In a glossy kitchen he was explaining to a housewife the wonders of a new fridge.

''Feel the lines on it. Nice, eh? And wait till I tell you about the discount,'' he said.

The price was not just a bargain, it was a socialist bargain, for this was a live broadcast from the presidential palace, Miraflores, and Mr Chavez was selling more than just a fridge.

Hanging on ... a Chavez poster covers a phone booth as voters prepare for election day.


posted on Sep, 28 2010 @ 03:39 AM
reply to post by ironfalcon

from your source

Mr Chavez.... Capitalist rip-off merchants were cheating the people, he said, but socialism would fix that. ''The Chavez price isn't even $US450 [$470] no … it's $US341!''...

at first i thought i was gonna hear that chavez would give you a fridge for voting for him, but no, he is only advertising a price reduction!!

he's reaching pretty hard if thats his only selling point on taking the vote.

posted on Sep, 28 2010 @ 10:41 PM
Wait a minute, I thought in Socialist Utopias, refrigerators were created from fairy dust and you did not have to pay for them.

Oh, that is in the schools where they teach that crap.

Nevermind, I wish the socialists in my country would go join their comrades in the Utopian socialist countries and leave us evil capitalists alone.

Funny, I thought only capitalists sold frigs.

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