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A New Low for Kudlow



February 28, 2013 – Comments (7) | RELATED TICKERS: SA , D

I hope I watched the last Larry Kudlow show during my life.  I tended to watch it more out of killing time before the Big Bang Theory shows came on but after tonight I will never watch his show again.  What ticked me off?  The fact that the man and his guests literally wished death on Hugo Chavez.  Now I will be blunt and say I am no fan of the Chavez.  But I don't wish death on him. 

I just watched a Citgo commercial where a mother in a wheel chair having survived tumors is raising a child who has survived 2 brain tumors all while the father is working 2 jobs trying to make ends meet.  And what was the thrust of the commercial?  It was Hugo Chavez who helped that poor American family pay it's heating bills.

Kudlow you can stick it with your wish of death on others.  You can't possibly sink any lower.

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#1) On March 01, 2013 at 8:49 AM, ryanalexanderson (< 20) wrote:

I don't understand the Citgo comment. Can you clarify? Did the commercial actually refer to Chavez, or are they operating in Venezuela?

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#2) On March 01, 2013 at 10:03 AM, awallejr (35.47) wrote:

It was a commercial that started out depicting the plight of this family.  I really wasn't sure where the commercial was headed, I was expecting some medical charity type ending.  But quite unexpectedly it said Hugo Chavez heard of their plight and paid for their heating oil. You then saw a citgo tanker deliver heating oil to the family.  That was pretty much it.  I guarantee that family doesn't wish death on Chavez.

But for so called professionals just making off the cuff "death wishes" on a person that probably never did them any harm, even if you hated his politics, is inexcuseable and flat out low.

I will admit I doubt I will mourn his death but I certainly don't wish it upon him.

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#3) On March 01, 2013 at 11:13 AM, ryanalexanderson (< 20) wrote:

Wow, okay. I actually had no idea that Citgo was owned by Venezuela. When did that happen?

The late eighties, it turns out. I gotta stay on top of these things. 

But yes, I agree with your sentiments. And even from a bigger-picture point of view - the death of a strongman is rarely good for a country, even if he is a less-than-stellar guy.

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#4) On March 01, 2013 at 11:38 AM, mdk0611 (32.09) wrote:

Let's be clear about that commercial.  Chavez did not directly intervene with respect to that family.  Joe Kennedy has a not-for-profit organization (which pays him a handsome salary) that supplies heating oil to low income families.  Venezuela/Chavez sells him the oil at a cut rate price and gets lauded in the commercials as a quid pro quo. 

As far as wishing death on someone, outside of Osama bin Laden I think it's in poor taste.  I just hope you felt the same way when folks over on MoveOn celebrated Tony Snow's death when he sucumbed to cancer.    

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#5) On March 01, 2013 at 11:56 AM, alltypecoll (< 20) wrote:

Lets be clear if I have to walk I would not go into a CITGO station. Kennedy is a disgrace, and Chavez will meet his maker I like Kudow and think the remark was in poor taste. Let us see who will cast the first stone, he made a very small error.

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#6) On March 01, 2013 at 12:36 PM, dcgatlanta (36.03) wrote:

Kudlow is awful.  The other night he complained that it's too easy to get good stamps.  This from a supporter of the bank bailouts.  Disgusting.

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#7) On March 01, 2013 at 6:15 PM, awallejr (35.47) wrote:

#4 Didn't know they did and yes that is classless in my eyes as well.  There are very few people I wish death on.  Bin Laden and Al
Qaeda out of self defense.  I used to regarding Castro when he put nuclear missiles in his country pointed at the US as well as acting one time as a safe haven for plane hyjackers.


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