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"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free....... ~Ronald Reagan~

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Liberals for Hugo Chavez and Citgo

There is already a movement in the blogoshere to boycott Citgo gasoline stations and 7-Eleven has previously announced it will no longer carry Citgo gasoline or it's products.
This hasn't stopped the Liberals from accepting "cheap" oil for heating purposes as Massachusetts did last year, and will presumably do the same this winter. Why not promote a dictator and serve as his propaganda machine in the United States.
Serving the needs of the poor, keeping them poor and supporting a tyrant is nothing new for John Kerry or the Kennedy clan. Why stop with using the "cheap" oil.
Fox News has a Citgo commercial leading into Brit Hume's news program at 6 p.m. EST, as the Venezuelan company promotes itself as a " do-gooder" for the American people. Will Fox every stop itself from excepting funds under the guise of advertising, while an anti-American company props itself up as "pro-American"?
Taking this a step futher into Left-Wing Nut land, Joseph P. Kennedy II, namesake to bootlegger Joe Kennedy, is featuring himself in a Citgo commercial; he claims this is charity for low-income consumers of heating oil.
Hugo Chávez is an ally of the Iranian mullahs, a supporter of North Korea, a close friend of Fidel Castro and a good customer for Vladimir Putin's weapon factories. Why does Kennedy feel it's so important to place himself in a commercial for Citgo?
According to the Wall Street Journal the arrangement is like this:
Mr. Chávez's Citgo -- a Houston-based oil company owned by the Venezuelan government -- is supplying home heating oil to Mr. Kennedy's Citizens Energy Corporation at a 40% discount. Citizens, a nonprofit outfit, says it passes the savings onto the poor, aiming to help 400,000 homes in 16 states that would otherwise have trouble heating their homes. In the process, Mr. Kennedy happens to get a high-profile publicity plug. If you think you qualify, says the television ad that drew our attention to this partnership, just dial 1-877-Joe-4-Oil.
See Mr. Kennedy's heart throbbing propaganda piece below:

Freebies to the poor is what dictators do best to keep these people in line and dependent to the tyrants and terrorist organizations like Hamas and Hezbollah. This ilk uses hospitals, schools, food and other items to allow their heavy hand to choke off freedoms and allow individuals the power to crawl out of their poor circumstances. Keeping people poor and beholden to government handout or terrorist groups is what diminishes the desire to become self-sufficient. Hugo Chávez takes care of his poor and keeps them poor, despite the billions of dollars in oil revenue his government receives.

There is more coming out of Massachusetts however:

In a September 29, 2005, "confidential memorandum" addressed to President Hugo Chávez" and uncovered by a Congressional committee, William Delahunt (D., Mass.) gushed that it was a "pleasure" to have met with the strongman "to discuss your generous offer." The Democrat advised Mr. Chávez to steer his oil through Mr. Kennedy's nonprofit and declared that "from a public relations perspective" the discount oil scheme "is an extraordinary opportunity to address urgent needs of people living in poverty, while showcasing the compassion of your nation."

If Democrats wish to improve their image as tax and spend Liberals they could start with an energy bill that has teeth. Drilling in ANWAR, drilling offshore, promoting more refineries and incentives for energy efficient automobiles would be a fine start.

Maybe Kennedy can work out a deal for American drinkers of Scotch. Single-Malt if possible, oh please! Oh Yes, Yes, maybe some nice Cuban cigars too.

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