Take Note Liberals: Even Hillary Clinton Thinks Venezuela is On the Wrong Track

According to the Associated Press, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York thinks American energy policy should be directed to undercutting governments that don’t support American values — like the government of Hugo Chavez of Venezuela…

[Hillary Clinton] pledged to promote energy independence and drew laughs from the crowd when she described replacing ordinary light bulbs with energy-efficient models and shutting off lights to conserve power.
“I turn off a light and say, ‘Take that, Iran,’ and “Take that, Venezuela.’ We should not be sending our money to people who are not going to support our values,” she said.
Does the fact that Senator Clinton has openly declared that she does not support Hugo Chavez’s Bolivaran Socialism mean she should now expect to get the Joe Lieberman treatment from the netroots?

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Sheldon
Sheldon
14 years ago

Should Clinton’s polling data show that Hugo Chavez was gaining popularity in the U.S., Hillary Clinton would change her position on Venuzuela in a New York minute.

Rhody
Rhody
14 years ago

If having Chavez around selling oil to us puts pressure on OPEC to drop prices a bit, than Hugo’s a useful rascal after all.
Don’t forget, we northeasterners are only buying from Citgo because the Bush buddies in the U.S. oil cartel have been screwing this part of the country on supply and prices. When our nation’s oil business catches cold, we’re the first to sneeze (for political reasons).

Greg
Greg
14 years ago

“If having Chavez around selling oil to us puts pressure on OPEC to drop prices a bit, than Hugo’s a useful rascal after all.”
Venezuela is a powerful member of OPEC and has been since 1960. He’s repeatedly stated that he NEEDS oil to maintain a price over $50 in order for his country to run as the socialist utopia he’s pretending it is.

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