Invitation

Chavez to Obama: Join Socialism

Fox News’ dramatic lede: “In a plea evoking Darth Vader’s attempt to turn Luke Skywalker to the dark side, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Friday urged President Obama to join the socialist movement.” On Venezuela’s state television channel on Friday Chavez said, “I recommend to Obama—they’re criticizing him because they say he’s moving toward socialism—come, Obama. Ally with us on the path to socialism, it’s the only road…. Imagine a socialist revolution in the US. Nothing is impossible.” Bloomberg reports that Chavez used his televised address to announce that the recession has proven, once and for all, that America’s “capitalist model and its perverse values have failed.” No word on whether President Skywalker will respond.