Surprise: Many Democrats Break Ranks To Back Venezuela Strongman Maduro

The big question here is are they backing him because he’s a fellow socialist or due to a kneejerk reaction to be for anything Donald Trump is against? Or both? We saw this same type of thing from Democrats while George W Bush was president and Hugo Chavez was around

PROGRESSIVES BREAK WITH DEMOCRATIC PARTY OVER US OPPOSITION TO SOCIALIST DICTATOR NICOLAS MADURO

At least three progressive Democrats have broken with their party to criticize President Donald Trump for his Wednesday decision to oppose Venezuela’s socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro.

Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii and Ro Khanna of California excoriated Trump when he became one of several world leaders to recognize Venezuelan National Assembly President Juan Guaido as the country’s leader instead of Maduro.

The people of Venezuela have faced extreme economic hardship and crackdowns on their freedom under Maduro, who succeeded infamous socialist dictator Hugo Chavez. The Trump administration announced sanctions against Maduro Monday. (snip)

“A U.S. backed coup in Venezuela is not a solution to the dire issues they face. Trump’s efforts to install a far right opposition will only incite violence and further destabilize the region. We must support Mexico, Uruguay [and] the Vatican’s efforts to facilitate a peaceful dialogue,” Omar wrote on Twitter Thursday.

Gabbard also spoke out against recognition of Guaido by the U.S. Nearly 15 nations including Brazil and Canada have also recognized Gauido over Maduro, reported Bloomberg.

Omar is an ant-Semite of the 1st order, and has ties to hardcore Islam, so, it’s no wonder she would back Maduro while fearmongering against Trump. Gabbard is running for president, so, she wants to burnish her far-left cred with the unhinged Democrat base, which is also running roughshod in backing Maduro over Trump. Khanna? Meh. He’s a back-bencher.

Many Democrats, like Dick Durbin, who is mentioned in the article, are backing Guaido, because they understand how bad Maduro is, and how bad Venezuela has become. Interestingly, Khanna makes an interesting point in his press release, which is entitled

STATEMENT: REP. KHANNA SLAMS TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S HANDLING OF RELATIONS WITH VENEZUELA

“The United States should not anoint the leader of the opposition in Venezuela during an internal, divided conflict. There is no doubt the Maduro’s economic policies have been terrible, and he has engaged in financial mismanagement and also political authoritarianism. But crippling sanctions and threats of military action are making life worse for ordinary Venezuelans, and the U.S. stands alone in its decision to impose economic sanctions against the Venezuelan government. We should work to support the efforts of Uruguay, Mexico and the Holy See for a negotiated settlement and end the sanctions that are making the hyperinflation worse. I plan to circulate a letter to my colleagues to the Trump Administration urging them to immediately change course in its policy toward Venezuela.”

Funny, he’s more upset with Trump than Maduro. Further, in regards to what I’ve put in bold, isn’t that exactly what the Progressive/Socialist/Communist/whatever you want to call it wing wants to do in the U.S.? Yes.

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12 Responses to “Surprise: Many Democrats Break Ranks To Back Venezuela Strongman Maduro”

  1. Jacob Noire says:

    Surprise: Many Democrats Break Ranks To Back Venezuela Strongman Maduro

    The DC article listed 3 House Dems. They were not backing Maduro, but opposed the US involvement in regime change in Venezuela.

    Congress needs to investigate Trump’s interest in this. There are “strongmen” all around. Why Venezuela? Why not North Korea? Kim is horrible, and murders and starves his own people, yet he’s Trump’s boyfriend. Something doesn’t add up.

    It’s surprising that more Republicans don’t speak up.

    Omar is considered an anti-Semite because she criticizes Israel.

    • formwiz says:

      Demos’ party discipline is iron-clad, an omerta, if you will.

      Any deviation is worthy of note.

      Why Venezuela?

      Grab a map, Shirley.

    • Kye says:

      She’s an anti Semite because she’s a Mohammadan and they are anti Semite since they specifically target and murder Jews for being Jews. Her criticism of Israel is an excuse by leftists since one can criticize Israel without being anti Semitic. One can even be anti-Jewish/American and not be anti Semitic since American leftist Jews are nothing like their Israeli brethren.

      BTW, I don’t know how many Republicans you actually communicate with but most of my R acquaintances “speak up” about the commie Kim who they hate as much as Maduro. As far as I’m aware we are not involved in regime change in Venezuela but they are entitled to an opinion aren’t they?

      • Jacob Noire says:

        She’s an anti-Semite because she’s a Mohammedan and they are anti Semite since they specifically target and murder Jews for being Jews.

        Do all Muslims murder Jews? She is anti-Semitic just because of her faith? Did she murder any Jews?

        It was a white nationalist Christian who murdered 11 innocent Jews in a Pittsburgh synagogue. Is Christianity an anti-Semitic religion? Are white nationalists anti-Semites? In Charlottesville it wasn’t Muslims chanting “Jews won’t replace us!” but white conservative Christians.

        If Kim is so vile why is Trump strengthening him??

        • formwiz says:

          You tell me, seems like you can’t be a Moslem without being a cutthroat.

          If she’s anti-Semitic just because of her faith, she has no business here. If she’s soft on terror, she has no business here.

          Sayeda Jeffery likes to talk about white nationalists, but the Pittsburgh guy had no rap sheet and no known affiliations. He doesn’t want to talk about black nationalists. And lots of Moslems have shouted, “Death To Israel”, and a lot of them were black.

          And I don;t know about strengthening, but Trump does know enough about strategy to play Li’l Kim off against the Reds.

          We can all see how that would gall Miss Genevieve of St Lou.

          • Jacob Noire says:

            If she’s anti-Semitic just because of her faith, she has no business here.

            Does this apply to the white nationalists and neoNazis?

            The murderer in Pittsburgh was a Jew hating white nationalist/supremacist according to his prolific presence on Gab. White supremacists don’t have to meet in dank halls, they communicate via the internet.

            It was BLACK nationalists (Black Hebrew Israelites) who harassed the Covington MAGA boys. Black nationalists tend to shout at passersby; white nationalists tend to murder people in churches (Roof, Bowers). And Black nationalists do not control the White Nationalist House.

            Yeah, Trump is doing a great job with Kim vs the Reds.

        • Kye says:

          No, all Muslims don’t murder Jews and once again, stop putting words in my mouth , I did not say that. I said her faith, Islam, supports murdering Jews and if you practice that faith you are participating in Antisemitism. You always run to your default of “a white did this, a nationalist did that” which has absolutely nothing to do with Ilhan Omar or Islam. They acted as hate filled individuals not as “Christians” employing the beliefs and tenets of The Faith. And you know that so stop trying to draw moral relevance where there is none. You should be better than that.

      • Dana says:

        Kye wrote:

        Her criticism of Israel is an excuse by leftists since one can criticize Israel without being anti Semitic.

        While this is technically doable, I have yet to see it actually accomplished by anyone.

        • Kye says:

          No, all Muslims don’t murder Jews and once again, stop putting words in my mouth , I did not say that. I said her faith, Islam, supports murdering Jews and if you practice that faith you are participating in Antisemitism. You always run to your default of “a white did this, a nationalist did that” which has absolutely nothing to do with Ilhan Omar or Islam. They acted as hate filled individuals not as “Christians” employing the beliefs and tenets of The Faith. And you know that so stop trying to draw moral relevance where there is none. You should be better than that.

  2. StillAlive says:

    Not surprising. Trump opposes him. We all know the left would endorse hitler and stalin and Jeffery Dahmer if trump was opposed to them.

    The left is totally communist now.

    Remember folks. Communism has killed at least 100 million people, have slave labor penal colonies and there is NO SUCH THING AS FREE SPEECH. Say bye bye to your iPhones, Internet and right to protest what you disagree with.

    Enjoy your utopia once you destroy America.

    • david7134 says:

      Actually the liberals did support both Hitler and Stalin. FDR gave most of Europe to Russia.

      • Professor Hale says:

        The NY Times covered up the holocaust. Pullitzer prizes were awarded to journalists who covered over Stalin’s mass extermination programs in the Ukraine. Liberals and Media have always loved them some communists and socialists.

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