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Colombia Congress OKs referendum on Uribe seeking reelection

Discussion in 'Elections & Political Parties' started by Agnapostate, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. Agnapostate

    Agnapostate New Member

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    This is a week old.

    Curious. The pursuit of such a referendum gets every Internet rightist in existence identifying you as a power-crazed lunatic seeking dictatorial status for life if your name is Chavez, but gets quietly passed over in favor of warm and glowing praise of your pleasant cooperation with the IMF if your name is Uribe. We all know how impossible it is for white neoliberals to be dictators in South America, after all. ;)
     
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    Definitely a double standard at work here. Not surprising, from the same people who have defined torture as a basic necessity for keeping order and the public safety in any good government.
     
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    And let's not forget the indignation about Manuel Zelaya's nonbinding referendum on that question and the rightist defense of the anti-democratic coup that followed.
     
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