Gee, socialism: still not working. But you know what? They did it to themselves. They elected Chavez four times. The Wikipedia entry on Chavez is hilarious:
"...made significant reductions in poverty with oil revenues. The Bolivarian Missions have entailed the construction of thousands of free medical clinics for the poor, the institution of educational campaigns that have made more than one million adult Venezuelans literate, and the enactment of food and housing subsidies."
Obviously written by an academic idiot. Chavez made the entire country destitute. You'd think this guy was a hero by reading that, wouldn't you? These people can't even get toilet paper anymore. But you know what? They elected him, they deserve everything they got. The people you have to feel sorry for, are the ones who fought that stupidity tooth and nail, and still got hammered.
The good: the idiot journalists that supported him are the ones that fell the farthest.
The bad, Venezuelan boat people, coming to a state near you. Then their kids elect Socialists here, after NPR cheer leads them on.
Where will they go then?