I think there are three great examples out on the wires that the GOP has correctly and effectively tied into some common sense populism.Let’s check it out.
“You seemed to imply [the Arizona law] is morally equivalent to China’s persistent pattern of abuse and repression of its people,” McCain and Kyl wrote in demanding the apology. “To compare in any way the lawful and democratic act of the government of the state of Arizona with the arbitrary abuses of the unelected Chinese Communist Party is inappropriate and offensive.”
This is in response to State Department hump Michael Posner’s too cozy convo with Chinese diplomats. It is of course spot on.We are never going to alter the behavior of the Chinese government. Not on currency manipulation,not on piracy and definitely not on human rights. With that said to even offer up for discussion a comparison that the Arizona law rises to the level of killing baby girls,crushing monks or jailing journalists is insane.
Let’s be clear here about the more disgusting part. Posner obviously felt that some groveling was in order not unlike Hillary’s trip that looked to shore up Chinese consumption of US debt. America acting like some pathetic little beggar may give progressives wood but there is no place for it.
Rand Paul Rebound Plus
“I support the Civil Rights Act because I overwhelmingly agree with the intent of the legislation, which was to stop discrimination in the public sphere and halt the abhorrent practice of segregation and Jim Crow laws,”
“Even though this matter was settled when I was two, and no serious people are seeking to revisit it except to score cheap political points, I unequivocally state that I will not support any efforts to repeal the Civil Rights Act of 1964,”
I don’t like his daddy but I find his response to the media witch hunt delicious. Yummy!
On Arizona and Calderon
“President Calderón and other officials of the Mexican government have crossed the line and are interfering in the internal affairs of the United States,” Rep. Lamar Smith, R-San Antonio
Damn skippy brother.