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September 21, 2006

Noam Chomsky's Got A Fan

He repeated his "Devil" nonsense at a Harlem event hosted by Danny Glover (of course).

NEW YORK β€” Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, appearing Thursday at a Harlem Church for an oil-for-poor event, repeated his 'devil' reference hurled a day earlier at President Bush during a speech at the United Nations General Assembly.

Chavez, dressed in his signature red shirt, was introduced at the podium by activist actor Danny Glover.

At one point Chavez told the crowd, "sometimes the devil takes human form," a comment that drew some boos β€” and applause β€” from the crowd who interpreted the reference to mean President Bush.

Chavez was visiting the church as part of ceremonies to announce the sale of discounted home heating oil to qualified low-income families.

Jane Hamster immediately noted that Danny Glover had been invited to the All White Clinton Blogger lunch as well, but declined to come, as they disagreed about how many cars he'd be required to valet park before he was allowed to eat.

Allah has video of Charlie Rangel's how-dare-you-attack-my-president grandstanding.

I say grandstanding because I think his reaction is cynical. I don't categorize Rangel with the hard-core leftist America-haters; I think he's just a very, very partisan socialist, but patriotic enough (at least as far as the Democratic Party goes). But I think his reaction is motivated in part by a desire to counter, and calm, the left-wing base of the Democratic Party which is currently having orgasms over the communist tyrant Chavez.

He's sending the message, loudly: We don't support Chavez. And if a large part our base supports Chavez, well, they should probably keep that secret until after the elections.

It's all already on the record, though. As LauraW said the other day, there is no whispering on the Internet.

Since I posted... Drudge update to note that Pelosi now calls Chavez "a thug."

Any doubt, now, that this isn't coordinated? That key Democrats and strategists didn't knock heads together last night about their emerging Chavez problem?

More Proof of the Democrats' Hugo Chavez Problem: Students at NY's Cooper Union college gave Chavez a standing ovation last night after he accused Bush of Nazi genocide.

Hint: Those students weren't from the Young Americans for Freedom.

UPDATE BY JOHN FROM WUZZADEM:

Despair not, DUers, looks like Tom Harkin (D-ASS) has sprinted off the reservation:

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"Say what you will about his politics, the man knows his literature."

Iowa Senator Tom Harkin, a democrat, today defended Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's United Nations speech in which Chavez called President George Bush the devil. Harkin said the comments were "incendiary", then went on to say, "Let me put it this way, I can understand the frustration, ah, and the anger of certain people around the world because of George Bush's policies." Harkin continued what has been frequent criticism of the president's foreign policy.

Harkin says Bush came to office saying he wanted a new humility in foreign policy in reaching out to other countries, but Harkin says Bush's actual policy has been heavy handed. Harkin says the anger against Bush is generated from the Iraq war, which Harkin says was "unnecessary."

Right. The left was infatuated with Bush before the Iraq war - remember? And Chavez certainly had no reason to be "frustrated" with Bush back then, either.

I mean, it's not like their differing political philosophies would have caused any friction. Or that Chavez is a lunatic.

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