What to talk about today? What in the world to talk about…
How about China’s utter lack of respect for President Obama?
That’s not conservative conjecture, people. It comes right out of the liberal horse’s mouth. Obama just visited China, and even MSN reports that “the problems began as soon as” he landed, starting with how the Chinese didn’t have stairs waiting for Air Force One.
Just for the record, this isn’t the first time a U.S. president has visited. China knows the routine.
Then, “as Obama’s staffers scrambled to get lower-level stairs in place for him to disembark, White House photographers… tried to get in their usual position to mark his arrival in a foreign country, only to find a member of the Chinese welcoming delegation screaming at them.”
That irate individual told the press members to get lost. And when a White House official responded with what MSN translated as, “This is our president and our plane, and the media isn’t moving,” the man yelled right back, “This is our country!”
Which, let’s face it, he had a point. A very good one too.
To say otherwise? Talk about arrogant Americans.
MSN went on to note the trip’s “flare-ups and simmering tensions throughout – a fitting reflection of how the relationship between these two world powers has become frayed and fraught with frustration. Over the past seven years, strained ties with China have colored and come to define Obama’s foreign policy in Asia.”
Which is kinda weird considering how unified Obama was supposed to make the world. Personally, I don’t remember this kind of thing happening under our last president. Do you?
MSN certainly doesn’t seem to. It didn’t mention Bush once. What it did say was that “the world’s two largest economic powers have failed to bridge increasing hostilities and intractable disputes over maritime issues, cybersecurity, trade and human rights. The yelling and screaming Saturday in many ways illustrated… how little has changed since Obama’s troubled first visit in 2009.”
For anyone who forgot, 2009 was when the newly minted president and all-but god tried to schmooze China with lots of sweet talk and promises to bend over backward. Which, as any relationship-savvy individual (or anyone with an iota of common sense) will tell you, is a great way to get screwed.
Back then, as MSN put it, “He decided not to meet with the Dalai Lama to avoid angering Beijing…” Yet since Obama’s world view revolves around liberal propaganda, which labels America a transgressor and everyone else morally superior, “his administration was taken aback by how completely the Chinese controlled all aspects of that visit.”
Because, you know, nobody knew China was ridiculously regulated before.
“‘He wasn’t allowed to say much at all,’ said Orville Schell, a longtime China scholar who was in China during the visit. ‘The Chinese kept him from meeting certain people, from taking questions or even radio broadcasts. He didn’t know quite how to respond. He didn’t want to be impolite. It took the U.S. a while to understand that this was the direction China and the relationship was headed.”
But it didn’t have to take a while to get that. It shouldn’t have taken any time at all to understand how power-hungry China is.
If President Obama hadn’t been such an opinionated egocase, he would have studied up on the country before he went there. That way, he would have known how badly it tramples on human rights, which would have led him to conclude that China doesn’t want to play nice. It has to be coerced into behaving.
Considering how Obama has been so busy showing America’s underbelly ever since he took office, China doesn’t see any incentive in doing anything but what it wants to do.
Why show respect to such a weak leader?
That’s the question. And China is making its answer known loud and clear.