There are a few different angles to our President's warm embrace of the autocrat Hugo Chavez. From one, Obama embarrasses himself and sells out America when he accepts left-handed compliments and pointedly ironic "gifts" from leftist thugs. But I like William Jacobsen's point best:
When are those who fantasized about Obama being an agent of hope in the world going to realize that in Obama's quest to be liked by those who hate us, he is throwing freedom-loving peoples under the bus. Obama doesn't need to invade countries, or even attack them. But he could stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the hopes and aspirations of Venezuelans, Iranians and others, instead of with their oppressors.Too true. Nothing President Obama has yet done has disappointed me more than this legitimization of despicable regimes.