When we point out that the Democrats really wouldn’t be any better on progressive issues than Republicans, this is what we’re talking about.
While Hillary Clinton publicly welcomed improved relations with Venezuela as secretary of state, she privately ridiculed the country and continued to support destabilization efforts, revealed her emails leaked by WikiLeaks.
The right-wing “pro-democracy” opposition we’ve been supporting for the better part of two decades has burned multiple people alive.
This is what you’re supporting when you claim you want to “help” the people of Venezuela by supporting this shit.
“Democracy champion” Guaido has deleted tweets showing him leading one of the violent “guarimba” street riots that plagued #Venezuela starting in 2014, in which armed right-wing extremists burned public buildings & lynched both police officers & civilians.
"Democracy champion" Guaido has deleted tweets showing him leading one of the violent "guarimba" street riots that plagued #Venezuela starting in 2014, in which armed right-wing extremists burned public buildings & lynched both police officers & civilians. https://t.co/qJzrzFShUc
Pompeo’s “Hezbollah in #Venezuela” is like the new “Iraq did 9/11”, but way crazier. Who still believes a thing NeoCons say after they lied us into disastrous regime change wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya & more?
NEVER FORGET: their lies have killed 1M people & counting!
Pompeo's "Hezbollah in #Venezuela" is like the new "Iraq did 9/11", but way crazier. Who still believes a thing NeoCons say after they lied us into disastrous regime change wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya & more? NEVER FORGET: their lies have killed 1M people & counting! https://t.co/JgEeAvmBuK
No, folks, PayGo is not the Speaker being fiscally responsible. That’s the lie they’d like you to believe. Speaker Pelosi can get around PayGo and pass any budget bill she wants, simply by using the emergency provision. Declare it an emergency budget proposal, and PayGo is irrelevant.
It’s a rule change, not a federal law. The next House session can suspend PayGo, or adopt new rules with a simple majority. Republicans have done this several times.
The only Constitutional requirement is that the House adopts its rules, or the Senate adopts its rules with a simple majority of the quorum present. Speaker Pelosi could suspend PayGo tomorrow with half the caucus present, provided it was a simple majority of the votes present at the time.
PayGo has nothing to do with “fiscal responsibility.” Not one thing.
PayGo is a poison pill to kill Medicare for All, and any other progressive legislation that would upset Speaker Pelosi’s meal ticket in the health insurance industry. That’s all it’s for.
The US and its allies (among them Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, the UK, Sweden, Columbia, Brazil, Argentina, and Chile) have recognized Juan Guaido, the President of the National Assembly and leader of the opposition, as the legitimate acting president of Venezuela.
They imposed additional economical sanctions on Venezuela while freezing the country’s assets abroad in an effort to further destabilize the socialist regime and topple Maduro. At the same time, the EU, Canada and some Latin countries are calling for new elections and pushing the Military – that is still supporting President Maduro – to cooperate with the opposition to allow the passage of humanitarian aid.
Maduro is resisting, calling this offer and the sanctions an excuse to start an invasion. Meanwhile, the US is mobilizing its armed forces for a possible military intervention.
This scenario, now supported by the EU, follows a pattern of other coups the US has orchestrated in Latin America throughout the 20th century to overthrow democratically elected left-wing regimes and take over their natural resources: Guatemala in 1954, Brazil in 1964, Chile in 1973, Argentina in 1976, and many more.
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You need to understand that colonialism in Latin America has never ended. They want you to break it up, into individual incidents, and the will of some “mistaken” Presidents because if you see the whole picture – it’s clear we took over from Spain & never left.