Friday, September 12, 2008

Obama's mistake

Just over a month ago, I took strong issue with John McCain's understated optimism about relations with Communist China. I'm still worried about that (although I have since been sold on his Russia viewpoint). It should be noted that the Democratic nominee is no better (World Net Daily):
During the Games, Obama observed: "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 superior to us now, which means if you are a corporation deciding where to do business, you're starting to think, 'Beijing looks like a pretty good option.'"

Now, truth be told, I almost chose to ignore WND's rehash of this (after all, the statement itself was not new), but the more I thought of it, the more ridiculous the statement was.

For starters, as we are now seeing (BBC), the cadres had to go to extraordinary lengths to make Beijing look as wonderful as Obama said it was, but the real picture is very different even in the city, to say nothing of the rest of Communist China.

Of course, this is not just Obama's error; treating the Chinese Communist Party like its "normal" is an affliction in much of the democratic world (Epoch Times). Unfortunately, stuff like this makes it more likely that Obama will drink the Kool-Aid on the CCP and ignore its long and deep ties to terrorism , including Beijing's Korean colony (One Free Korea and the Washington Times) - an issue about which McCain has at least shown some skepticism.

I have said this repeatedly, but here goes (again); the party that embraces anti-Communism will become the majority party for the next generation. Sadly, we appear to have gone through another election cycle in which neither major party has figured that out.

1 comment:

Charles said...

I accidentally noticed over the TV news yesterday that while Cindy McCain bent and laid flowers with both hands, Obama was sort of tossing with his left hand instead of laying flowers at the memorial service.

The body language has revealed a lot.