He understood their needs so much he created millions more of them. This from a fucking imbecile House Democrat, of course.
The ridicule came swiftly.
Update: But wait, there’s more!
“President Chavez was a controversial leader. But at his core he was a man who came from very little and used his unique talents and gifts to try to lift up the people and the communities that reflected his impoverished roots. He believed that the government of the country should be used to empower the masses, not the few. He understood democracy and basic human desires for a dignified life. His legacy in his nation, and in the hemisphere, will be assured as the people he inspired continue to strive for a better life for the poor and downtrodden.”
He understood democracy? Really? I don’t think Serrano knows what the word means.
Update: RNC reacts:
“It’s simply insulting that a Democrat Congressman would praise the authoritarian ruler Hugo Chavez,” RNC spokeswoman Alexandra Franceschi wrote in a statement emailed to reporters. “Chavez systematically cracked down on the basic freedom and liberties of Venezuelans, nationalized private industries, and befriended anti-American dictators like Castro, Ahmadinejad, and Assad. Americans should stand together with the freedom loving people of Venezuela as they hope for a peaceful transition to a democracy, instead of praising the former dictator.”