Monday, October 1, 2012

Latest Facepalm in Right Wing Politics

Hugo Chavez
Hugo Chavez said that if he were an American, he would vote for President Barack Obama.  The far right wing of American politics quit breathing and started to hyperventilate.

This is the latest example of the right trying to find ANYTHING that they can hit President Obama with in these last few weeks to change people's minds into voting for Mitt Romney.

This, like all the other things they've tried to make stick, won't work.  The only thing it will do is enrage those that won't vote for the President anyway even more.  It's an insult for some on the right to think that just because Hugo Chavez said something that you would change your vote over that.  After all, political endorsements past the primary are pretty ridiculous anyway.

I guess that all those independents who were thinking about voting for Mitt Romney and were scared away by Ted Nugent's endorsement will come back because Chavez would vote for Obama if he could.  Hogwash.  It should be noted that while the President of Venezuela is not an American and has no vote here, the Motor City Madman does.

I suppose some will try to extrapolate this out to some crazy foreign policy argument.  As long as Chavez is inside the tent, I don't see how that's a bad thing.  Why make an enemy of a madman who is close enough in the world to actually bring us harm?  That seems like an asinine thing to do to me.  It also seems pretty asinine to change your vote based upon what that marginalized world leader says he might do if he was only from America and could only vote in our elections.

This is another tempest in a teapot.

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