Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Funny ... & Dangerous Things Barack Obama Believes

Chinese Earthquake - May 23, 2008 - A man looks over destroyed apartment houses in Beichuan county. Re-bar for concrete reinforcement gets used where the centralized Communist government of China says it gets used. Image Credit: telegraph.co.uk

The Funny ... & Dangerous Things Barack Obama Believes

Not one soul in the United States who takes being the leader of the most powerful and free nation on earth seriously, could be less informed.

Sometimes it just doesn’t pay to wake up and listen to this fool who finds himself as the presumptive nominee of the Democrat Political Party here in these United States!

NO-BOD-Y ... could make this gaffe up. Welcome to the words and thoughts of one, Barack Obama.

Obama Asserts Beijing Infrastructure “Vastly Superior” To Ours Posted
by: Hugh Hewitt at 6:13 PM

Obama, earlier today: “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.”

I suppose so.

You tube Video:

Has anyone seen the You Tube video of this Obama gem yet? Governor Kaine of Virginia is sitting there, and even he can’t believe the turn “The One” has just taken ... without a Teleprompter.



At the conclusion of the lecture Obama asks, “Why aren’t we doing the same thing?”

Provided you don’t mind de minimus pollution controls, employing people under Chinese labor conditions, and you don’t mind construction standards in the countryside that allow the collapse of thousands of buildings including schools when the earthquake hits, killing tens of thousands.

Obama has said a lot of stupid things recently, but the idea that totalitarian eye-candy engineering proves Beijing is the better than America is near the top of the list.

For more on Obama’s very bad day, see ExUrbanLeague’s diagram of the Battle of Elitisma.

UPDATE: From an e-mail: hundreds of millions of chinese live in the countryside WITHOUT REGULAR ACCESS TO UTILITIES, EDUCATION OR CLEAN WATER and modern farming equipment.... about half of the Chinese hover right around malnutrition and no education…

But Obama finds a way to condemn the U.S. by comparison.

1 comment:

"billy" carter said...

Powerline's JohnHinderaker notes Obama's pratfall on the Russian rape of Georgia --comparing it to our invasion of Iraq-- is just the latest in a string of gaffes, and John didn't even know when he wrote it that Obama had also sung the praises of totalitarian engineering around Beijing.

Here's what Obama said yesterday about China:


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."


On many levels, this bit of Obama oratory is as troubling as Obama's moral equivalence posture on the invasions of Georgia and Iraq. Obama's praise for China's Olympics building binge ignores how those structures were assembled, the source and conditions of the labor, the lack of pollution controls in Beijing and throughout China, the many complaints that Chinese infrastructure outside the Olympics zone remains shoddy, the recent record of Chinese manufacturing scandals, including the heparin fiasco which killed many Americans, and of course the catastrophe brought about by Chinese building standards in the region rocked by the recent earthquake. (The New Nixon's John Taylor links to an extensive summary of the enormous shortfalls in Chinese engineering exposed by the quake.)

Obama also throws in a puzzling aside about "corporations deciding where to do business." Did he mean to suggest that American manufacturing would relocate to Beijing because of the country's fine infrastructure? Or that some outsourcing would go to China --which it already has, long before the shiny new Olympic facilities were built?

Or was he just indulging in some reflexive bash-America shtick, which seems to come to him whenever he goes off-prompter.

It is an unusual strategy to seek the presidency by arguing that American conduct abroad is the equivalent of Russia's, that China's engineering and architectural achievements are superior to ours, and that it could be understood how a business might think it would be better off relocating to the PRC.

Obama is definitely not running on American exceptionalism, but we knew that when he told the seven-year old that "America is no longer what it could be, what it once was."
(ht: hugh hewitt)