What does it tell you when our nation's enemies want our president to be a reelected? If you have an ounce of common sense, the answer is obvious.
Hugo Chavez's endorsement of President Obama's reelection is a little disturbing given Chavez's political ideology. A quick Googling of his famous quotes yields something that sounds like it's straight from the American Left:
The left is back, and it's the only path we have to get out of the spot to which the right has sunken us. Socialism builds and capitalism destroys.
If guys like Chavez, who called the United States the "biggest menace to the planet" want Obama in charge, no wonder Americans--from businessmen to the military--have toxic levels of distrust of their leader. Even Seal Team 6 doesn't seem to trust him.
That's why there are so many doubts swirling around his background all the time. What percent of Americans have never heard their pastor say "Not God Bless America, God damn America?" 99.99%. President Obama is in the .01% who has, and not only that, he sought him out, had his children baptized by him, and stayed with him for 20 years.
What percent of Americans never set foot on the United States mainland in their childhood? Probably less than 1%. He's in that 1%.
What percent of Americans had a Soviet sympathizer as a mentor? Less than 1%. What percent of Americans had parents who were learning Russian during the height of the Cold War? Probably less than 1%. What percent of Americans have rubbed elbows with domestic terrorists? Less than 1%.
And that's just Obama's background--we're not even talking about all the stuff he's done as president. Things that are shocking to Americans who are paying attention. Things like nationalizing industries, bypassing Congress with executive orders, and selling arms to drug cartels in Mexico and terrorists in Libya.
It's not a surprise at all that Chavez likes Obama. He's his kind of guy. Chavez is more brash about it, but in the end they have the same goal, if you believe people like 2016 director Dinesh D'Souza. The United States, according to D'Souza's understanding of Obama's ideology, is that the United States is a little too big and a little too powerful for the rest of the world, and needs to be taken down a notch. The playing field needs to be leveled, and the only way the rest of the world can be lifted up is if the U.S. is diminished a bit.
It's an alien ideology to most Americans. But not to Chavez. And the fact that he sees an ideological soulmate in Obama is telling.