Hu News That China Won’t Hear

The talks between Chinese President Hu Jintao and President Obama had some give and take on the economic front. The ‘human rights’ front was another issue. Hu pretty much excused his human rights atrocities as nothing more than growing pains.

Hu said China is a developing country with an enormous population facing challenges in economic and social developments. He said human rights must be viewed under those circumstances.

Pains like his communist government can not handle, manage, or feed its huge population. So some executions here, forced abortions and sterilization there, and other population control measures, imprisoning political dissidents and Nobel Peace Prize winners is just something they have to do while working to, get this, ‘improve the lives of our people and promote democracy and rule of law.’ {emphasis added}

At the risk of jumping the gun on this one, The Lunch Counter is holding back awarding President Hu Jintao the Most Ridiculous Item Of The Day award. The clincher will be when it is learned that no one in China will hear or see those words. You can bet the ranch that Hu’s statement was for U.S. consumption only. It was the bone President Obama wanted to make the visit look ‘productive.’

Rep. Steve Cohen Scraps Civility

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn) likened the GOP to Nazis today in the floor debate over repealing the government-run Democrat Health Care plan.

“They don’t like the truth so they summarily dismiss it,” said Cohen, who is Jewish. “They say it’s a government takeover of health care, a big lie just like [Nazi propagandist Joseph] Goebbels. You say it enough, you repeat the lie, you repeat the lie, you repeat the lie, and eventually, people believe it. Like blood libel. That’s the same kind of thing.”

Funny he would draw such a comparison. A student of history would note that Hitler was popular in Germany too before he became the monster that he did. He began his solidification of power by nationalizing health care.

I support his ignoring his Democrat soul mates’ call for ‘civility.’ You go Steve! The call for civility is nothing more than the hope that opposition to practically everything this administration has done will go away. It is another censor like ‘political correctness.’ Ain’t gonna happen.

Link: Dem Rep. Steve Cohen Likens GOP Health Care Attacks to Nazi Germany