Hugo Chavez was trying desperately to drag Venezuelans to a socialist state so he could be dictator. Apparently Venezuelans were not willing to go there with him.
I’m sure the Cindy Sheehans of the world who embrace the idea of socialism openly with her Lynn Stewart-adoring comrades, is upset about this tonight…
CARACAS, Venezuela — Humbled by his first electoral defeat ever, President Hugo Chavez said Monday he may have been too ambitious in asking voters to let him stand indefinitely for re-election and endorse a huge leap to a socialist state.
“I understand and accept that the proposal I made was quite profound and intense,” he said after voters narrowly rejected the sweeping constitutional reforms by 51 percent to 49 percent.
Opposition activists were ecstatic as the results were announced shortly after midnight — with 88 percent of the vote counted, the trend was declared irreversible by elections council chief Tibisay Lucena.
Some shed tears. Others began chanting: “And now he’s going away!”
Without the overhaul, Chavez will be barred from running again in 2012.
I’m sure they’re all happy he’s going away, but they may discover, just like Hitler and other socialist/fascists, it isn’t easy to make a pinko go away…they keep coming back like a bad penny.
It is odd that this article where Hugo Chavez is so calm…reminds me of this article where Hillary Clinton is so calm. They must have the same script writers. Either that, or socialists are full of calm where the media is concerned. So full of calmness. Exuding calm, peace and tranquility and let’s just break out in a couple of choruses of ‘give peace a chance’.