Skip to comments.Bloomberg: The people we elected to Congress 'can't read'
Posted on 11/06/2010 7:22:24 PM PDT by roses of sharon
Via Katzblog and Kate Lucadamo, Mayor Bloomberg made two interesting comments while doing an interview with the Wall Street Journal from Hong Kong, where he's traveling in his new role as head of C40 Cities, one of which waded heavily into trade policy with China, a contentious topic.
The other may not thrill the new members of congress elected on Tuesday (or their longer-serving colleagues).
Regarding trade with China, the mayor said, "I think in America, weve got to stop blaming the Chinese and blaming everybody else and take a look at ourselves, he said.
Let me get this straight: Theres a country on the other side of the world that is taking their taxpayers dollars, and trying to sell subsidized things so we can buy them cheaper, and have better products, and were going to criticize that?
Earlier, in an interview, the mayor was deeply, undiplomatically critical of provincialism and populism in U.S. Congress.
If you look at the U.S., you look at who were electing to Congress, to the Senatethey cant read, he said. Ill bet you a bunch of these people dont have passports. Were about to start a trade war with China if were not careful here, he warned, only because nobody knows where China is. Nobody knows what China is.
It's the latest example of Bloomberg saying something that isn't necessarily politically expedient, but which his supporters find as a sign of strength for that very reason.
He is simply repeating a common conceit of liberals. In fact, we have many, many liberal congressmen who don’t seem to be able to read legislation and who admitted it during the Obamacare debate.
BS, Bloomberg is a Liberal A-Hole but he's 100% on the mark. This is a hole we dug for ourselves. American companies wanted more profits so they exported our manufacturing base to China. Now they have the growth and we have the debt. Until we decide that our long-term security is more important than short term profits we're screwed and we have nobody but ourselves to blame.
Why do they need to read? They vote on bills that haven’t been written yet.
Oh I know where China is alright, but I don't have a passport because I cannot afford to travel out of the USA because of Obama's economic meltdown.
Yes. Putting aside Richard Nixon, who sponsored the Opening to China, the two persons most responsible for our gigantic trade deficits and the bleeding out of our industrial base were Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.
An odd couple. Clinton was responsible for pushing through the Most Favored Nation treaty with China, which opened up the gates. And Bush was responsible for continuing clinton’s policy and expanding it.
Clinton was bribed and funded by the Chinese Communists. Bush was persuaded by the Chamber of Commerce and by businesses who saw profits in the trade with China. The results were, unfortunately, pretty much the same. We were bled out.
Ditto (both w/r/t you and me).
Here’s an idea. Next mayoral election make a commercial that runs something like this. Have a picture of the mayor and then run a picture of our new congressman Allan West with this quote: If you look at the U.S., you look at who were electing to Congress, to the Senatethey cant read. Then change the picture back to the mayor again with a message about thinking carefully about your choice for mayor.
Am I to understand that the Democrats they, the left, elected to congress are not only mentally defective, but illiterate as well? In that form there is room for agreement, but I think that it’s more likely that Bloomer is trying to project their Moonbattery on the rest of us. This is particularly true in that the moves that may well create a trade war with China belong entirely to the leftards and their inestimable misapplication of basic economics.
Well, too bad he didn’t say that. He proves himself to be a typical NYC bigot.
From NR tonight:
Nurse Bloomberg is, it seems, upset with Americas naughty, naughty electorate:
If you look at the U.S., you look at who were electing to Congress, to the Senatethey cant read, he said. Ill bet you a bunch of these people dont have passports. Were about to start a trade war with China if were not careful here, only because nobody knows where China is. Nobody knows what China is.
Bloombergs wealth may be enormous, but compared with the vastness of his arrogance and the immensity of his self-regard his fortune amounts to little more than a few nickels. Amazing.
That's how the Democrats do it.
But let's go beyond that ~ they all want to look good so they use botox in the area of their forehead just above their eyes. You do that you destroy your ability to perceive anger in others (due to the way we humans check out others to see if they are angry).
And what's the biggest argument the leftwingtards had in the last campaign? Well, it was that we should all be very happy with the Obamakkkare program ~ and yet we were all very angry about it and were tossing them into the street and doing curb stomps on them to make sure they understood.
Nancy is going to run for Minority Leader, and she thinks everybody is still happy ~ Obama thinks he should have worked harder on the message.
These people are NUTS or they're using too much botox. Plus, too many of them are literally functionally illiterate.
I'm glad Bloomberg is waking up to HIS PEEPS.
That is SPOT on.
I do hope this idiot runs for POTUS...
More globalist bigotry is more like it.
"...in his new role as head of C40 Cities..."
What the heck is C40 Cities? We've got G this and G that (G8, G20) and now C numbers? [Just wondering: When did these G number summits start happening anyway?]
The little kapo Bloomberg is arrogant like all the other NWO useful idiots. He recently said that he thinks it'd be good for America to have an Independent as POTUS. Yeah, sure, since he switched from Democrat to Republican to Independent. Plus he's for term limits now that he had the law changed to give him his third as NYC Mayor. He sure has a big head for such a small, selfish mind.
It’s the rats who can’t read, at least they pass huge bills without bothering to do so. Their spokewoman even said just pass it, we’ll read it later. If that’s how they’re going to operate,who needs to read?
Excellent! Bloomberg isn't worthy to shine Lt. Col. Allan West's shoes even though he wouldn't have a hard time reaching them to do it.
From the guy who has trouble reading the Second Amendment.