Well this is odd. Ana Navarro, who is ostensibly anti-socialism, went absolutely chicken-crap crazy when Rand Paul wouldn’t agree with her contention that Maduro in Venezuela isn’t socialist.
This is just bizarre. I see the point she’s trying to make – she wants to say that Venezuela is governed by a thug, not necessarily one led by the tenets of socialism. But, as Jonah Goldberg argues, that’s kind of the point – socialism leads to thug dictatorships when the people start rising up because of failures of centralized governance. So, that’s a point that people can disagree or agree with, and discuss and debate rationally.
But Ana Navarro cannot.
She is so damn irrational that she isn’t even willing to let Rand Paul discuss the issue, and instead just squaws like an idiot that she’s right. It’s really pathetic.
AND GET THIS – she has a bunch of tweets where she EXPLICITLY describes the thugocracy in Venezuela as SOCIALIST:
Picture from Venezuelan supermarket. This is a country rich w/oil. Oh! The joys of socialism... http://t.co/rBo2wLbNIP— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) March 12, 2014
Electricity shortage in one of most energy-rich countries in the world. The joys of socialism. https://t.co/bSFs8YGoeU— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) April 7, 2016
So WHY, is she all of a sudden whining that it’s wrong to describe Venezuela’s problems as caused by socialism?
Re Maduro:— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) January 28, 2019
-He kills, jails, beats opponents & peaceful protestors
-ppl are starving
-millions are on streets protesting him
-millions in exile, inc US
-Defending Maduro is not defending socialism. It’s defending a criminal
-Venezuela’s destiny will be determined by Venezuelans🇻🇪
What changed? All I can figure out is the Trump age has made her so incensed that she has to disagree with anything the Republicans say, even things that she once held to be true. Amazing. And pathetic.