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You've Got to be Kidding!
NRO The Corner ^ | May 16, 2010 | Jay Nordlinger

Posted on 05/16/2010 9:59:35 AM PDT by greyfoxx39

Sunday, May 16, 2010

You’ve Got to Be Kidding . . .   [Jay Nordlinger]

We, the United States, have been having human-rights talks with China. Our side is apparently led by Michael Posner, an assistant secretary of state. I will quote from an Associated Press report:

Posner said in addition to talks on freedom of religion and expression, labor rights and rule of law, officials also discussed Chinese complaints about problems with U.S. human rights, which have included crime, poverty, homelessness and racial discrimination.


He said U.S. officials did not whitewash the American record and in fact raised on its [their?] own a new immigration law in Arizona that requires police to ask about a person’s immigration status if there is suspicion the person is in the country illegally.

I hope I have read that incorrectly, or am interpreting it incorrectly. Did we, the United States, talking to a government that maintains a gulag, that denies people their basic rights, that in all probability harvests organs, apologize for the new immigration law in Arizona? Really, really?

And that is to leave to one side, for the moment, the question of whether issues of crime, poverty, and so on truly belong in human-rights talks. You remember the old line, taught to us by our dear Marxist professors: “Here in the West, we have political rights: of expression, worship, assembly, etc. But you can’t eat those! In the East Bloc, they have economic and social rights: to food, shelter, health care, and the like.” Of course, free countries do better by material measures, too — better than those countries that have “economic and social rights.” Infinitely better.

A month ago, President Obama told the leader of Kazakhstan that we were still — you know: working on our democracy. An Obama national-security aide, Mike McFaul, said, “[Obama has] taken, I think, rather historic steps to improve our own democracy since coming to office here in the United States.” (For a write-up, go here.) “Historic steps”? I suppose he meant national health care, socialized medicine. I suppose, by “democracy,” he meant social democracy. Hard to tell. I don’t think he meant that the Justice Department was going to make the New Black Panthers stop intimidating voters.

Do you ever get the idea that our government is a bunch of left-wing undergraduates come to power?

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arizona; liberalidiots; obama

1 posted on 05/16/2010 9:59:36 AM PDT by greyfoxx39
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2 posted on 05/16/2010 10:00:37 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (I have discovered Campbell's Senior alphabet comes in large type.!)
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To: greyfoxx39

Simply another “death by a thousand cuts” aimed at the United States. They can’t acheive One World Government with a strong, soverign USA.

3 posted on 05/16/2010 10:07:34 AM PDT by unkus
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To: greyfoxx39

“crime, poverty, homelessness and racial discrimination.”

All of which were promoted and encouraged by leftists Democrats.

The freaks we have ruling the country right now have been responsible for pretty much EVERY problem this country has faced in the past 60 years.

4 posted on 05/16/2010 10:07:49 AM PDT by Soothesayer (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left Ecclesiastes10:2)
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To: Soothesayer

Lets ship about 10 million of our illegals to China, outsource our problem to them since they are such a tolerant society.

5 posted on 05/16/2010 10:40:16 AM PDT by central_va (
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To: greyfoxx39

Good leftists would say we may have ‘political democracy’, but we won’t be democratic until we have ‘economic democracy’—AKA Marxism.

6 posted on 05/16/2010 10:45:54 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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7 posted on 05/16/2010 10:59:26 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (70 mph shouldn't be a speed limit; it shoud be a mandate!)
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To: 9YearLurker

As Alice said: “Things just keep getting curiouser and curiouser”.

8 posted on 05/16/2010 11:17:26 AM PDT by dtrpscout (A bad dog is better than most good people.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks


Thanks for another ping to your many “finds”. I enjoy reading them....when I do not get too angry to see!

9 posted on 05/16/2010 11:47:28 AM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: greyfoxx39

You’ve Got to be Kidding!

When I see that for a headline, I think “What has Barry done now ???”

10 posted on 05/16/2010 12:48:35 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: myboyz

Good grief! You “ugly Arizonians” are now something for China to complain about—LOL!

11 posted on 05/16/2010 1:07:41 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: greyfoxx39


12 posted on 05/16/2010 3:21:56 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: greyfoxx39

When I went to college in France, a lot of students would slam me for my country’s treatment of the Indians and the blacks. One woman was so obnoxious that I hit back, “What about how you French treat the Arabs?” Her answer: “But... they are ARABS!” (This was a decade before 911)

13 posted on 05/16/2010 3:28:29 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: greyfoxx39

We should study China’s policy towards illegal immigrants and adopt it in the U.S.

14 posted on 05/16/2010 3:34:13 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others.)
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To: greyfoxx39

The sad part is that the Liberal Free Trade Globalists, who support continued Free Trade with Communist China, would agree with Posner, Obama, and Liberals that the US has “gulags” and stuff like that.

Support Free Trade with Communist China...and this is the nonsense you get...and support

15 posted on 05/16/2010 4:45:56 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (JD Hayworth for Senate .....
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