Two former Latin American heads of State have been much in the news lately. One titled himself Chief of State, Head of Government, Prime Minister, First Secretary of the Communist Party, and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces. along with “Maximum Leader,” which perfectly mimicks Fuhrer, from whom he lifted what became the title of his most famous oration and book. His “constitution” mandated several years in prison for anyone overheard cracking a joke about him. He held absolute power longer than Mao and Hitler combined.
The other summoned free-market consultants from the University of Chicago to advise his administration on the best ways to diminish or completely abrogate government power over the lives of his nation’s citizens. He promised elections and held them, winning an overwhelming mandate to continue in power in one plebecite and losing in a second eight years, whereupon he voluntarily relinquished power as he had promised. Interestingly, though he considered the 2nd plebescite a loss, his tally of supporting votes though not quite a majority, was still much higher than had been the tally that “elected” the Marxist president he helped overthrow. He held office only slightly longer than Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
You will never, ever in a million, gazillion years guess which one the media is reviling as “Dictator” and which they refer to a as “President”!
It gets even better here from today’s Newsmax.