I have mixed feelings about him. I mostly disliked him but he did have his moments where he said a few things that I agreed with (especially when he was critical of US foreign policy and of the Bush admin). I also like socialism at it's core so I supported that aspect of his politics.
But overall he was like most politicians, a bag of shit.
Surprised you wrote that. What specifically didn't you like?
I can't in good conscience like anyone affiliated with Castro or someone who supports his government. Supporting Castro means you're supporting a maniac, a murderer, a lunatic dictator that many family and family of friends of mine suffered under and many were killed.
If there was nothing else about Chavez, this alone would cause me to dislike him.
Salute to a fighter FOR THE 99%.
This was not the case, this is what he claimed. Many Cubans have fled to Venezuela before Chavez took control. They were there while he was in power. The way they tell it, just as much media propaganda and deception that you and I would agree goes on here in the US is also iin full affect in Venezuela. Chavez was full of shit. All that talk about helping the poor, as with Castro, was all bullshit to get elected. And even if it was sincere at one point it did not continue to be so.
He was in the top 1% of the world along with his political friends.
Chávez was repeatedly elected by large margins (by elections that Pres Jimmy Carter said were the fairest in the world).
I don't know how fair they are or were, but I can tell you that the poor to this day still support Castro in Cuba and more than likely he would have won in fair elections. People are often brainwashed into thinking things can't get better.
To those that continue to willfully believe that Obama is a similar socialist, you are simply retarded . . .
One of the nicest guys in the biz. Sad to see him go. He took care of everyone around him beyond what was normal. I did a show with him once and he found out I wasn't getting paid and paid me himself. He did that for a lot of comics.