Along with a certain New York congressman, liberals and leftists worldwide took to Twitter this evening to praise and defend Hugo Chavez:
K: Hugo Chavez showed there is an alternative to neo-liberalism and colonialism in Venezuela and worldwide. He was a friend & comrade #RIP
— Ken Livingstone (@ken4london) March 5, 2013
I met Chavez in London. A Titan of a man. Progressive, democratic, garrulous. In turbulent times he made change happen for the poorest
— Jon Trickett (@jon_trickett) March 5, 2013
Farewell Comandante Hugo Chavez champion of the poor the oppressed everywhere. Modern day Spartacus. Rest in Peace.
— George Galloway (@georgegalloway) March 5, 2013
— Maya Beydoun (@mayabeydoun) March 5, 2013
Sad to hear of President Chavez's passing… #RIP
— Joey Barton (@Joey7Barton) March 5, 2013
Had long talks with Chavez in Caracas and London. In person sounded like a soc dem. But on a podium something happened. RIP
— Denis MacShane (@DenisMacShane) March 5, 2013
derpy liberals acting like chavez was a good guy – worse than cons acting like he was south american hitler? unclear. both wrong.
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) March 5, 2013