John McCain was stupid enough to actually say the following: "Colombia is a beacon of hope in a region where the Castro brothers, Hugo Chávez, and others are actively seeking to thwart economic progress and democracy."

If Colombia is a beacon of hope, there isn't any.

Economic progress would be if Colombia were to forswear neoliberal economics. Columbia has set records for murdering union organizers.

Hugo Chávez can give McCain lessons in democracy.

McCain is an elitist. He's not for democracy. He would never be willing to go along with what the majority of the people would vote for were they fully inform and no Republican neocons were to cheat or rig the election as they did in 2000 and 2004.

Hugo's hero is Simón Bolívar.

Bolívar helped liberate Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. He was born rich, but gave himself to the cause of the poor and those oppressed by the Spanish Empire.

While we don't hold with his militancy, his sin was by far less than the sin of those he fought.

Are you listening McCain. Who's closer to the spirit of the Spanish Empire, Hugo or you? Who's closeer to the spirit of Simón Bolívar, Hugo or you? Who has the greater sin, John? Hugo or you?

You better get straight with the Lord, John. You better stop lying.

Tom Usher

About Tom Usher

Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.