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Argentina erupts over
Cristina Kirchner´s re-election

Associated Press & Agence France-Presse, by Staff

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Posted By:chicodon, 11/10/2012 11:31:23 AM

Banging on pots, tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Argentina yesterday to protest against a possible third term for President Cristina Kirchner. "Yes to democracy, no to re-election" chanted the flag-waving demonstrators, who also took issue with rampant corruption and crime in the South American country. (Snip) She succeeded her husband, Nestor, who died of a heart attack in 2010. She is currently barred by the Argentine constitution from running for a third consecutive term in 2015, but her supporters in congress have been lobbying for a constitutional amendment.

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Argentina has their own mini dictator problem. Castro, Chavez, Kirchner... Obama?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: curious1, 11/10/2012 11:48:25 AM     (No. 9005200)

Communists always seek to hold on to power and consider cheating and murder just in a days work

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jalo1951, 11/10/2012 11:49:37 AM     (No. 9005203)

I assume obama´s minions are taking copious notes. Especially on the constitutional amendment.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 11/10/2012 12:14:44 PM     (No. 9005249)

I´m pretty sure that Barry won´t weasel himself a third term - the Constitution is very certain on this - but there is always the Mooch. That is also unlikely but you never know these days. (Hey George Wallace invented this ploy).

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Freeloader, 11/10/2012 12:26:22 PM     (No. 9005266)

If Senora Cristina Elisabet Fernandez de Kirchner goes for the triple play, will she also employ the vote tabulating "services" of SCYTL and it´s affiliate SOE?...Stay tuned! Don´t touch that dial!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Pearson365, 11/10/2012 12:44:51 PM     (No. 9005298)

A. See earlier Atlantic Mag article on why La Mooch should run in 2016. Surely first of many on our beloved First Lady.

B. Police said the crowd in Buenos Aires numbered at least 30,000, while some local media that are among Ms Kirchner´s strongest foes estimated hundreds of thousands turned out.
Opposite of what our press did to suppress size of Tea Party demonstrations. NYT´s ignored Tea Party from beginning unless racism could be inferred.
C. Kirchner & Peronists are proposing reducing voting age to 16. I am certain that Obama Peron will propose this in State of the Union address to help La Mooch

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Namma, 11/10/2012 12:47:27 PM     (No. 9005305)

all she has to do is borrow obamas voting machines...she´ll win...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: curious1, 11/10/2012 12:58:32 PM     (No. 9005318)

I would expect if the pubbis that captured goverors slots and state houses in swing states had any brains they´d see to it the next state or national elections are done with paper ballots and a LE officer is present to keep poll watchers from being ejected in the precincts where it occurred in this election. If they had any brains or guts or spines. Oh, and that they would close any open primaries they have and eliminate early voting. Suspect you´d see a different election outcome with those simple changes.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: kanphil, 11/10/2012 3:08:03 PM     (No. 9005546)

A foreshadowing of things to come in the USA perhaps?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: nonsense, 11/10/2012 3:13:13 PM     (No. 9005555)

Isn´t Christina a soul mate of Obama´s? Weren´t these two whispering communist secrets the time they had a special photo op session?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 11/10/2012 3:39:33 PM     (No. 9005607)

Don´t cry for her Argentina, she´s only a communista, intent on raping your nation and destroying your last bits of freedom.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 11/10/2012 8:27:16 PM     (No. 9006126)

Visions of 2024, after Mooch´s second term...

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Reply 12 - Posted by: NYbob, 11/11/2012 12:21:51 AM     (No. 9006352)

IF there was a network of news devoted to analyzing all political parties and all government proposals, they would probably do some specials on Argentina as an educational example of a modern, free, country that imploded for 3+ decades and still hasn´t found it´s way back. Just a suggestion for them IF they somehow get out from under the yoke of lying, jackbooted, communist wannabes. Do NOT allow your new government to make a career out of SERVING the people. Do NOT allow a new government to exempt themselves from laws they make. Don´t allow them to give themselves pay raises and unlimited perks. No insider trading and NO special interest access or gifts. Make the media do their job. Make the voting secure or you will end up like us. On a fast track to ruin.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Trigger2, 11/11/2012 5:59:08 AM     (No. 9006532)

I wonder what the odds are that this Cristina character faithfully followed the USA demonrat model for election fraud?

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