By Don Feder GrassTopsUSA.com February 2, 2007
Hugo Chavez is moving Venezuela at breakneck speed toward a Marxist dictatorship..... and has an all-consuming hatred for America.
He’s the most dangerous man in the hemisphere – and a good friend of Joe Kennedy. The ex-Congressman and head of the Citizens Energy Corporation has become chief U.S. cheerleader for the hideous little tyrant.
Kennedy gets heating oil from Citgo, wholly owned by Venezuela.... Little Joe offers the product to low-income families, while boosting “our friends in Venezuela” in TV spots.
A series of public service announcements seem to be running non-stop on Massachusetts stations. They go something like this: (Anxious-looking mother and daughter, shivering in a frigid apartment) “Mommy I’m cold.”
(Elderly man with a foreign accent) “I can’t afford to pay for heat.”
(Joe, in a windbreaker, pops up on the screen – classic toothy Kennedy grin):
“I’m Joe Kennedy and help is on the way – heating oil at 40 percent off from Citgo and our friends in Venezuela, Dial-1-877-Joe-4-Oil.”
Some have had the audacity to criticize this clumsy attempt to buy good will for the Venezuelan regime. Kennedy self-righteously thundered in a December 24th op-ed piece in The Boston Globe.
“Those who have no problem staying warm at night should not condemn others for accepting Venezuela’s oil. Rhetoric means little to an elderly woman who has to drag an old cot from her basement to sleep by the warmth of her kitchen stove or give up food or medicine to pay her heating bills,”.
In his Globe commentary, 1-877-Joe-4-Oil planted a big, wet one on Senor Chavez. Kennedy:
“Meanwhile, in Venezuela, the president is socializing his nation’s oil profits. Poverty has dropped by 25 percent. State-sponsored provision of basic needs like food and health care has expanded.”
"He has seen the future and it works – especially for rich-boy gringos drawing hefty salaries to help frosty grandmothers."
“So, sure, we’ll distribute Hugo’s oil, Kennedy said. "Doing so is called compassionate capitalism. Right now, our country’s vulnerable families fend for themselves, while the well-to-do can afford to throw snowballs at our program from the security of their warm homes and offices.”
Besides resorting to class warfare at the first hint of criticism, Kennedy's are great at shilling for tyrants.
Joe-4-Oil’s alliance with Chavez is reminiscent of his grandfather’s pre-World War II infatuation with another socialist tyrant – National Socialist Adolf Hitler. More...