Comments on: White House Senior Advisor: Obama More Popular Than Chavez in Venezuela http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/04/white-house-sen/ The latest Politics news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers including Jake Tapper, George Stephanopoulos and more. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 19:31:01 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: jesu http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/04/white-house-sen/#comment-479877 jesu Tue, 21 Apr 2009 04:59:51 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/04/white-house-sen/#comment-479877 "HAHAHAHAHAHA, even Chris Dodd would be more popular than Chavez in Venezuela! Considering Chavez has such a low approval rating in his country (except of course the ones conducted by the state) 0bama being more popular there than Presidente-For-Life is nothing to crow about." Venezuela has more democracy then the u.s. ever will. all you get to choose from are the democrats and the republicans, any opposition to this is marginalized or co-opted. Venezuela has a proportional representation system where parties from the far-right to the far left with various center parties in between are given the chance to be elected to local and national government (and the debate is over substantive policies differences not who is more 'compassionate', inspires more hope, or who you'd want to have a beer with). You can laugh all you want but you're the sucker that has to choose between the variations of the clinton's and the bushes every four years. Davidow was obviously caught bluffing on the "very,very vast majority of Venezuelans" so he responded with "yeah" to save face. there is nil evidence that obama is more popular then chavez is in his own country and as far as the "state" polls you speak of its funny how the polling firms funded by the opposition parties always underestimate the extent of the psuv's and co victories. whats more telling is that this irrelevant offhand remark was picked up and is now being repeated in the media by liberals and "conservatives" alike as if there was an iota of substance to it. just shows what intellectual sycophants these people are. “HAHAHAHAHAHA, even Chris Dodd would be more popular than Chavez in Venezuela!
Considering Chavez has such a low approval rating in his country (except of course the ones conducted by the state) 0bama being more popular there than Presidente-For-Life is nothing to crow about.”
Venezuela has more democracy then the u.s. ever will. all you get to choose from are the democrats and the republicans, any opposition to this is marginalized or co-opted. Venezuela has a proportional representation system where parties from the far-right to the far left with various center parties in between are given the chance to be elected to local and national government (and the debate is over substantive policies differences not who is more ‘compassionate’, inspires more hope, or who you’d want to have a beer with). You can laugh all you want but you’re the sucker that has to choose between the variations of the clinton’s and the bushes every four years.
Davidow was obviously caught bluffing on the “very,very vast majority of Venezuelans” so he responded with “yeah” to save face. there is nil evidence that obama is more popular then chavez is in his own country and as far as the “state” polls you speak of its funny how the polling firms funded by the opposition parties always underestimate the extent of the psuv’s and co victories.
whats more telling is that this irrelevant offhand remark was picked up and is now being repeated in the media by liberals and “conservatives” alike as if there was an iota of substance to it. just shows what intellectual sycophants these people are.

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By: shablon http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/04/white-house-sen/#comment-479873 shablon Tue, 21 Apr 2009 04:56:56 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/04/white-house-sen/#comment-479873 The truth is that Americans love Hugo Chavez more than any other US President. The truth is that Americans love Hugo Chavez more than any other US President.

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By: c17wife http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/04/white-house-sen/#comment-479870 c17wife Mon, 20 Apr 2009 20:33:14 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/04/white-house-sen/#comment-479870 We'd be happy to send Obama to Venezuela, but only if they promise not to send him back. And they can even keep Hugo in the deal. We’d be happy to send Obama to Venezuela, but only if they promise not to send him back. And they can even keep Hugo in the deal.

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By: James Tolson http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/04/white-house-sen/#comment-479866 James Tolson Mon, 20 Apr 2009 14:54:13 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/04/white-house-sen/#comment-479866 Wow Jake, tough crowd. Wow Jake, tough crowd.

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By: Austin Chuks http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/04/white-house-sen/#comment-479863 Austin Chuks Mon, 20 Apr 2009 06:12:16 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/04/white-house-sen/#comment-479863 Hey Jake: Why not make your report more objective than subjective: I mean why not: Obama and Chavez step up to repair relations. Why shld a 'senior' talk about polularity in this very important Summit???????????? Hey Jake: Why not make your report more objective than subjective: I mean why not: Obama and Chavez step up to repair relations. Why shld a ‘senior’ talk about polularity in this very important Summit????????????

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By: Pepe http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/04/white-house-sen/#comment-479859 Pepe Mon, 20 Apr 2009 02:28:43 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/04/white-house-sen/#comment-479859 Davidow is an idiot. Fire him, now. Davidow is an idiot. Fire him, now.

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By: Tomkker http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/04/white-house-sen/#comment-479855 Tomkker Mon, 20 Apr 2009 02:04:39 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/04/white-house-sen/#comment-479855 A few years ago, Venezuela would be expected to bow and scrape in supplication to the mighty US. Today, Chavez and Venezuela are treated as equals. Not because Obama has gracefully condescended to grant equality, but because they are seen as equals in the eyes of their fellow Americans. Chavez has seized the forefront as a representative of indigenous people throughout America and is recognised as the champion of the people. Whatever faults people may raise, he demonstrates a sincere concern for the common man. Obama, on the other hand still leaves questions of who is actually running the White House from behind the scenes. Oil companies and Zionist influences still seem to be shaping his foreign policy. A few years ago, Venezuela would be expected to bow and scrape in supplication to the mighty US. Today, Chavez and Venezuela are treated as equals. Not because Obama has gracefully condescended to grant equality, but because they are seen as equals in the eyes of their fellow Americans. Chavez has seized the forefront as a representative of indigenous people throughout America and is recognised as the champion of the people. Whatever faults people may raise, he demonstrates a sincere concern for the common man. Obama, on the other hand still leaves questions of who is actually running the White House from behind the scenes. Oil companies and Zionist influences still seem to be shaping his foreign policy.

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By: Justina http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/04/white-house-sen/#comment-479851 Justina Sun, 19 Apr 2009 22:32:24 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/04/white-house-sen/#comment-479851 The State Department's Davidow's comments about the Obama-Chavez photograph were exceedingly childish and extremely undiplomatic. Does he want to reduce the possible U.S.-Venezuelan detente to a popularity contest between is two leaders? President Chavez and his party have won 14 our of 15 elections since 1998, the most recent a few months ago when the majority of Venezuelans voted to remove presidential term limits so President Chavez can run for another term. He is very, very popular in Venezuela. Obama is also popular here, as Venezuelans hope that the U.S. will establish a sane, friendly policy to their country rather than trying to depose President Chavez, as they attempted in 2002. The citizens of Venezuela have free, government provided medical, dental and eye care, along with subsidized food and housing for the poor. There are millions of Americans who would dearly love to Have Chavez's policies in force in America. The State Department’s Davidow’s comments about the Obama-Chavez photograph were exceedingly childish and extremely undiplomatic. Does he want to reduce the possible U.S.-Venezuelan detente to a popularity contest between is two leaders?
President Chavez and his party have won 14 our of 15 elections since 1998, the most recent a few months ago when the majority of Venezuelans voted to remove presidential term limits so President Chavez can run for another term. He is very, very popular in Venezuela.
Obama is also popular here, as Venezuelans hope that the U.S. will establish a sane, friendly policy to their country rather than trying to depose President Chavez, as they attempted in 2002.
The citizens of Venezuela have free, government provided medical, dental and eye care, along with subsidized food and housing for the poor. There are millions of Americans who would dearly love to Have Chavez’s policies in force in America.

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By: sngeorgia http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/04/white-house-sen/#comment-479848 sngeorgia Sun, 19 Apr 2009 22:13:04 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/04/white-house-sen/#comment-479848 Very diplomatic....A Head of State. Professional and smart. Keep working hard, President Obama....we have alot of Messes around the world to clean up, or at least neutralize. Very diplomatic….A Head of State. Professional and smart. Keep working hard, President Obama….we have alot of Messes around the world to clean up, or at least neutralize.

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By: Lizzie http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/04/white-house-sen/#comment-479846 Lizzie Sun, 19 Apr 2009 18:18:18 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/04/white-house-sen/#comment-479846 Keith wrote:Remember Americans seek Forgivness, then give Respect to others.This has to be the platform for a new world order" What am I to seek forgiveness for, helping every country in the world that runs into trouble and calls for the US to help???? Or for all the food and medicine that is send to poor countries in Africa and around the world???? For being the first in line with help when disaster strikes somewhere in the world????? Keith wrote:Remember Americans seek Forgivness, then give Respect to others.This has to be the platform for a new world order”
What am I to seek forgiveness for, helping every country in the world that runs into trouble and calls for the US to help???? Or for all the food and medicine that is send to poor countries in Africa and around the world???? For being the first in line with help when disaster strikes somewhere in the world?????

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