Update 10:50 p.m.: According to the Associated Press, Venezuela’s electoral council has declared that Hugo Chavez beat Henriques Capriles in Sunday’s presidential election with about 54 percent of the vote, despite exit polls showing otherwise. Venezuela Twitter users have claimed Chavez’s victory was wrought with election fraud, and that the socialist incumbent president sent tanks into the streets of his country as those exit poll reports showed him losing. A picture of the tanks surfaced on Twitter Sunday evening. (Snip) A Spanish news outlet reported earlier on Sunday that exit polls showed Capriles defeated the socialist president by a narrow
Comments: Uh, so who would have expected Massive Fraud? Pretty much anybody with a brain. Pre-election polls and estimates didn't show that Chavez could win by anywhere near 10 points. Just like the Marxists say: One man, One vote, One time. All other elections are phony.
Poster #1, I agree. Homeland security has purchased how many rounds of ammo? Pray tell, why would Homeland Security need this amount of fire power? After all we have the Armed Forces, and what is Janet Napolitano's objective?
The last news I had read before going to sleep last night was that the polls had remained open because of a long line. I'll bet like before the very late votes ALL were for Chavez, and that the late surge represented 30% of the total vote.
#1, #3 and others--gun shops just might see a surge in sales this week. A shortage in ammunition wouldn't surprise me at all. Too many people are aware of the tricks that can be pulled and the high likelihood of something unexpected happening.
#17--your comment reminds me: local ordinances here prevent political signs being put out until 30 days before the election. We drove around yesterday and were tickled to see many Romney/Ryan and Tim Scott signs adorning front yards in our neighborhood and the one next door. They suddenly sprang up overnight, like mushrooms! Not a one for Obama, although I suspect there will be one or two later.
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Bad Dog, 10/8/2012 7:55:05 AM (No. 8917410)
This is dire in Venezuela, but it's not here, yet. I don't want to get all squirrelly because Chavez cheated his way into another ''term''.
Our military may well keep its collective oath to the Constitution and to defend US, and not to the person. But there are more and more Affirmative Action enlistees, actual embedded Black Panthers wouldn't surprise me, and upper ranks are being populated with perfumed princes who 'yessir' their way up. These young men and women have been brought up to believe that the government does everything for them. And when 'one of theirs' tells them We the People are causing trouble and need to be quelled, they will unthinkingly obey. What that number or percentage is, I don't know.
Regardless of how many obey their consciences instead and refuse to march on us, they will still have all the big toys.
The biggest hope we have is the difference between Venezuela and America....WE are AMERICANS.
Chavez may have 'won' but there was nothing free or fair about it. 80% turnout? I find that hard to believe, given the discontent in that country. It just goes to show how hard it is to dislodge a dictator. The only country that managed to do it was Chile, which had a Pinochet. If Chile didn't have a Pinochet, they'd still be fighting this sort of Marxism by the ballot box. How's Chile doing these days since Pinochet? And who will be the Venezuelan Pinochet?
This is what worries me about our close polls. Since they are surely being manipulated I fear it is to avoid any "disturbance" after the election when there is fraud. Zero wins --as possible by the close polls-- so we accept it?
The only goal for Alinsky-ites is power and revolution. They don't quite know what to do then so it becomes totalitarianism everywhere they have tried this. If we have voter fraud, there will be no prosecution by AG Holder. We had better plan for a landslide. This man said it was his last election. Could he mean it is the last election for this nation now that he has "fundamentally changed it"? His wife said "Barack won't let you go back to the way you were" What did they openly say and no one listened?
Clever of Chavez to hold an "election", instead of crudely just declaring himself "President for Life." For a Commie dictator, he has some finesse, or a sardonic sense of humor, or something. The tanks are a nice touch.
Do you wonder if Iran and Venezuela have the same vote rigging algorithm? To gain some integrity maybe they need Diebold electronic voting machines and then they can count the vote in Spain by a Soros company. Good Idea?
The Democratic Party here test-markets their electoral frauds overseas in other elections.
Think I'm crazy?
Two years before the hanging chad fraud in Florida, South Africa amazingly had the same problem, with the same complaints, lawsuits and media-managed push to invalidate election results based on what was perceived to be incomplete paper punches.
Chavez gives his entitlement voters gasoline for 12 cents/gallon. Wait till Obama figures out how to give free gasoline to his base without helping us blood-sucking-rich-people-who don't-pay-our-fair-share.
#38 how do you shut them down? They are so crooked, they are getting away with anything now. Why do you think it will be any different on election day? Also, I hear that Obama is going to start a war with Iran if he thinks he is going to loose this election. He would kill every American in this country with radiation, I guess, just to get his way. Of course, he and his buddies will find a way to be protected. People in Venezuela are helpless just like we will be if Obama wants this bad enough and I think he does, just like Chavez.
The announcement that a Marxist/Communist/Stalinist/Community Organizing thug cheated during an' election is akin do announcing that bears poop in the woods. And, as Bill Ayers stated, 25 to 30 million will not go along with the 'revolution' and will have to be eliminated.
Let me get this straight: if exit polls were 55:45 for the opposition guy, then interpolating/extrapolation the fear of commie/fascist chavez would all 10 more points to the score - meaning 65:35 for Capriles. But what do you expect from the dictator? Fairness, honesty, conscience?... He is the man of steel, like hitler, stalin, castro and kim il sung! Btw, stalin was winning with the score 99.9999% and no opposition! chavez is generous!
NO, I'm buying into the idea that Obozo would try something like this here in America. One very good reason. We have something that virtually no other country on earth has, including Venezuela. We have a 2nd amendment. And remember, there are a lot more guns in the hands of private citizens in this country that what the military has. And most of these private citizens are not going to allow their freedoms be taken away from them. As far as the military is concerned, I'm not worried about them. Far too many of them are patriots and understand that part of not having to obey an illegal order. Voter fraud, however, is another matter entirely. All of us need to keep our vigilance at a high level during the election.
Chavez may have won - recall that our founding fathers were always wary of democracy's tendency to turn into rule by the urban mobs.
That's what we would have to worry about if it were not for things like the electoral college. Of course, open-borders could bring it about as we are seeing destructive political decisions made in previously 'sane' places like CA.
Don't have a pliant mob to further your Big Government agenda? Import one!
Someone stated the diference between Venezuela and here is "WE ARE AMERICANS". Fact is, people who vote Democrat are Dems first and Americans 2nd. Always have been, and that's why I vote Repub most of the time. They are at least Americans first and R's 2nd.
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