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Another day, another gaffe from Obama. This time he praises China for having a better infrastructure, better ports, and better airports then the United States.
Yes, you heard that right:
From Hugh Hewitt:
Everybody’s watching what’s going on in Beijing right now with the Olympics , Think about the amount of money that China has spent on infrastructure. Their ports, their train systems, their airports are vastly the superior to us now, which means if you are a coporation deciding where to do business you’re starting to think, “Beijing looks like a pretty good option.”
Sure thing Big O’….it’s not like the country has 120 million suffering from malnutrition or that they constantly ask factories to close down because they just don’t have the power or that they discharge sewage into the ocean with high a concentration of fecal matter. (h/t UNCoRRELATED)
Oh wait….they do have that. Lets not forget the internet censorship, the jailing of dissidents, the huge air pollution problem and the slave wages the state-run government pays their citizens either.
But Communist China is still better then his own country.
I mean we see this kind of stuff in our rivers and bays all the time right?
Kinda remind you of the praise heaped upon Germany after their Olympics in 1936?
There’s spotty utility coverage and lack of indoor plumbing out in the provinces, but overall, China’s infrastructure is probably every bit as good as America’s…in 1930 or so.
Still, entering the 20th century infrastructure-wise counts as a Great Leap Forward. And the $300 million or so the Chinese have spent in Beijing to put on a super Olympics has certainly allowed them to put their best foot forward.
You gotta hand it to totalitarian dictatorships. They certainly know how to put on a show. And when you can expropriate all the nation’s wealth, if necessary, to fund the thing, money’s obviously no object. And, I suppose the incentive to dance well—even flawlessly—at the opening ceremonies is always increased by the thought of a cold steel muzzle at the nape of the neck for failure.
Yep, whether it’s the annual Nuremberg Party Rally, or the big May Day parade in front of Lenin’s tomb, you can always count on dictators to go all out for a good show. Complete with goose-stepping soldiers. You really don’t have a top-flight dictatorship if your soldiers don’t goose-step. and the Chinese have that sharp goose-step down cold.
Just one more example of what a empty suit this guy is. Once the teleprompter goes off he becomes a blathering idiot. The remark above? No teleprompter. The remark below….no teleprompter:
Democrat Barack Obama scolded Russia again on Wednesday for invading another country’s sovereign territory while adding a new twist: the United States, he said, should set a better example on that front, too.
The Illinois senator’s opposition to the Iraq war, which his comment clearly referenced, is well known. But this was the first time the Democratic presidential candidate has made a comparison between the U.S. invasion of Iraq and Russia’s recent military activity in Georgia.
“We’ve got to send a clear message to Russia and unify our allies,” Obama told a crowd of supporters in Virginia. “They can’t charge into other countries. Of course it helps if we are leading by example on that point.”
John Hinderaker was a little po’d by the remark:
So our “charging into” Iraq–with dozens of allies, supported by a U.N. resolution, as a last resort after six months of build-up and negotiations, to unseat one of the cruelest dictators of modern times who had twice invaded neighboring states, was in violation of more than a dozen U.N. resolutions and was responsible for the deaths of something like two million people, who was shooting at American aircraft and had tried to assassinate a former President of the United States, in Obama’s childish mind, was just like Russia’s “charging into” Georgia, which resembles Saddam’s Iraq in no respect. And, of course, we invaded a horrifying charnel-house so as to establish a democracy, whereas Russia invaded a peaceful democracy that it wants to re-incorporate into its empire.
Sometimes I think Obama himself should get some commission from the script writers for McCains ads. He gives them so much material.