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He's an embarrassment and either misinformed, ignorant, a communist, or closet Socialist. I'm good with any of those. some dialogue/quotes omitted due to quoting limits...
OperaTenor wrote:Haggis, thank you for linking that 27 seconds of defining moment.
The right wing noise machine is going wild with it at the moment, but my money says it is once again something that has been taken grossly out of context and blown way out of proportion.
GreatCarouser wrote:I'm rather astounded you could miss his whole point assuming your ears didn't suddenly stop functioning before he said "why aren't we doing the same thing". Seeing all the stuff stamped 'Made in China' we have over here I'd say his question hardly sounds 'communist , ignorant, misinformed or closet Socialist'. I suppose Dick Nixon was all those things when he went over to China in the 70's.
Maybe you say Obama's misinformed about how the improvements to their rail, port, and air facilities make them 'vastly superior' to ours (and you might have an argument, I'd like to hear more specifics from him about areas of supposed superiority.) but I don't see many big businesses looking to manufacture here in textiles, for example. They are sending at least part of that process over to China or other countries outside the US. Judging by what you can find at your local Wal Mart with the 'Made in China' brand I'd say textiles isn't the only area of concern. Those Wal Mart execs are all 'closet Socialists and communists' obviously. And don't get me started on the Reds over at McDonalds, Coca Cola etc.....
piqaboo wrote:I've ridden Chinese trains - they are not superior to those in the US.
I've been thru several Chinese airports. Not a whole lot different than the US, from a passenger perspective. Certainly it wasnt a 'superior' experience.
OTOH - Getting out from the Mainland to HongKong was a royal PITA. Luggage inspection, luggage weight, passport control, etc. I was in that airport for 5 hours, to catch an on-time flight. Nearly didnt make it thru customs in time to go thru security in time to catch the flight. And all my stuff was A-Ok.
And no food available from the time the bags were checked, except what I had in my bag. Bathrooms were available, but then one risked losing one's place in line.
jamiebk wrote:Richard M. Nixon seemed to think that China was worth dealing with too.
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