Palin hits Huntsman for dumping on Arizona’s immigration law in front of China

posted at 6:27 pm on May 17, 2010 by Allahpundit

A nice example of Palin’s highest use to the right at the moment. It’s not as a campaigner; the jury will be out on that until after the midterms. It’s not as a pundit; her Fox News segments are fun, but not much more. What she can potentially do that no other righty can do, Limbaugh and Beck included, is push stuff onto the media’s radar that they’d otherwise ignore. The story about that girls basketball team in Illinois being forbidden to travel to Arizona only really went national after she talked it up. Now this:

AZ’s pro-border security law invokes apology to China(w/its human rights violations)by U.S. State Dept;Surely Ambassador Huntsman disagrees?

Presumably a Facebook post about it is in the works; if it isn’t, it should be. The idea of State voluntarily introducing Arizona’s law into a discussion of human rights abuses with China may well be the single lowest moment on foreign policy that the administration’s had since The One was sworn in. Even Marc Ambinder, writing about Palin’s challenge to Huntsman, managed to choke down his bile towards conservatives to admit that it’s all but indefensible (“comparing China’s regular and brutal and unapologetic detention of political dissidents to the temporary detention of citizens caught without papers is … a tough case to make”). Never mind that, in poll after poll, 60 percent of the American public supports the law; never mind that Arizona’s law was made necessary by the federal government’s own abdication of its border duties; never mind that the Arizona statute is child’s play compared to China’s own immigration policies. The demagoguery simply will not stop, even when the audience is authoritarian communists. To have State bring the Chinese into this is actually much worse than having unhinged leftists scream about looming Nazism in Phoenix, because to some extent the Nazi crap is standard political discourse now. As disgusting as it is, it’s almost always empty rhetoric and everyone knows it. Not so here: Evidently there are elements at State that consider this law a transgression so ominous that they actually feel compelled to apologize to a totalitarian regime for it. And yet there’s been practically nothing said about it anywhere; even Ed’s post earlier barely cracked 100 comments. This should be a Category Five shinolastorm on the right, yet as far as I know, not a single reporter even raised it with Gibbs at today’s presser. As a wise man once said, where’s the outrage?

That imbecile Posner should be fired immediately and both Hillary and Huntsman should be asked to explain, in exquisite detail, why a law that’s not even being enforced yet should be offered as some sort of diplomatic sacrifice to the Orwellian heroes in Beijing. Exit question: Seriously, what have they done on foreign policy that’s more loathsome than this? Honduras, maybe?


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Face it, people. This administration hates this great country and they will stop at nothing to bring it to its knees…

ladyingray on May 17, 2010 at 6:30 PM

Presumably a Facebook post about it is in the works; if it isn’t, it should be

heh. AP has taken his second look at the ‘cuda….now that she’s linking to HotAir.

Mama Bear knows…

ted c on May 17, 2010 at 6:30 PM

Aw, Allah, you be comin’ around to our girl…you (heart)her, admit it and come clean!

Chewy the Lab on May 17, 2010 at 6:30 PM

We got to make these S.OB.s pay in November. We’re stuck with these clowns until 2012 but at least we can make them lame ducks for their last two years.

Elections have consequences and America, WE’RE PAYING FOR IT!

Yakko77 on May 17, 2010 at 6:31 PM

Yes, Honduras is worse.

BuzzCrutcher on May 17, 2010 at 6:31 PM

Seriously, what have they done on foreign policy that’s more loathsome than this?

Destroying America.

upinak on May 17, 2010 at 6:32 PM

Wow, just wow.

CWforFreedom on May 17, 2010 at 6:32 PM

A nice example of Palin’s highest use to the right at the moment.

good point AP. She is armored cavalry—bringing the smack down via twitter, facebook, speeches and others….She has the freedom of movement to shift attention and that is good. She can pick and choose her targets, and there are plenty of them as this post attests.

ted c on May 17, 2010 at 6:33 PM

Exit question: Seriously, what have they done on foreign policy that’s more loathsome than this? Honduras, maybe?

this is pretty much rock bottom thus far, but this presidency ain’t over yet

cmsinaz on May 17, 2010 at 6:33 PM

Perhaps we just need a taxpayer funded direct flight from YEMEN and Syria to a border town in Mexico and Eric Holder can send ” AGENTS ” to escort the terrorist across the border .
Come on does EVERYONE not realize that if you get caught Crossing the border in CHINA , if your lucky they shoot you , if not you languish in a prison for decades ?
Mexico ? 2 years in a Mexican prison automatic felony .
What a joke , but hey they cant just tell us they are going to take all our cash and give it to ” undocumented workers ” can they ? we must be gradually led down the path

ELMO Q on May 17, 2010 at 6:33 PM

Aw, Allah, you be comin’ around to our girl…you (heart)her, admit it and come clean!

Chewy the Lab on May 17, 2010 at 6:30 PM

Mittens is proving himself to be the invertebrate squish that we all knew him to be. SP is the only spine around these days, and AP likes that (though he won’t say it).

ted c on May 17, 2010 at 6:34 PM

Sarah Palin is the best republican we have. Not one republican in Washington or in governorship has supported Brewer as Palin has. Newt, Mitt, Huck, etc are MIA.
Palin is in the forefront and she should be applauded.

She has impressed me tremendously, especially this past week. She is definitely on the top of my list for 2012. Thank goodness we have Sarah Palin on our side.

cubachi on May 17, 2010 at 6:35 PM

We have ideologues in positions of power, it just so happens their ideology is based on hate and contempt for America.

rob verdi on May 17, 2010 at 6:35 PM

OK, here’s a quicky quiz for ya’ll: Name a candidate that Sarah has endorsed that is trailing in the polls? Buehler? Buehler?

Chewy the Lab on May 17, 2010 at 6:35 PM

Exit question: Seriously, what have they done on foreign policy that’s more loathsome than this? Honduras, maybe?

the reset button was pretty ridiculous. It wasn’t loathsome, but, yes, you’re right, this takes the cake.

ted c on May 17, 2010 at 6:35 PM

ted c on May 17, 2010 at 6:34 PM

With Newt pushing Romney and Romney care…. it makes them both even more irrelevant.

upinak on May 17, 2010 at 6:36 PM

RINO!!

El_Terrible on May 17, 2010 at 6:36 PM

Name a candidate that Sarah has endorsed that is trailing in the polls? Buehler? Buehler?

Chewy the Lab on May 17, 2010 at 6:35 PM

oooh pick me?

lemme guess, Arlene Specter? ummm, nope…*scratching head…*
/?

ted c on May 17, 2010 at 6:36 PM

That imbecile Posner should be fired immediately and both Hillary and Huntsman should be asked to explain, in exquisite detail, why a law that’s not even being enforced yet should be offered as some sort of diplomatic sacrifice to the Orwellian heroes in Beijing.

Absolutely agree.
I heard earlier today on FoxNews that China was suddenly buying our treasuries again…

canditaylor68 on May 17, 2010 at 6:37 PM

This is just more proof that the Obama Administration hates America’s status in the world, and wants to walk our nation back to an “equal playing field” globally.

By this idiot Posner doing this, basically handing China a club in which to bash us with, is proof enough.

Damn this Obama Regime.

portlandon on May 17, 2010 at 6:37 PM

Exit question: Seriously, what have they done on foreign policy that’s more loathsome than this? Honduras, maybe?

I remember when Honduras happened…some claimed that they could never top it. I was sure they could. I’ll bet they aren’t even scraping the bottom yet, either. I feel sure they can and will dig much deeper before they are sent packing.

AUINSC on May 17, 2010 at 6:37 PM

When you live, eat and breathe anti-American sentiments …

When your world view is warped by people who loathe America (Wright, Powers, Khalidi, Ayers, etc.) …

When you live in the cesspool of the far left radical demagogues …

This is PRECISELY what you get.

Honduras peeled the curtain back and gave everyone a nice peek at Mr. Soetoro’s TRUE feelings about America. It was a seminal moment in his presidency.

This incident just reinforces what most on the right … and now many in the center … already know to be true.

BardMan on May 17, 2010 at 6:37 PM

Chewy the Lab on May 17, 2010 at 6:35 PM

To date, Sarah has had her pulse on the conservative wrist and knows how it is beating.

Honestly, I think she can do more good for conservatives as RNC chair than anything. She knows people.

ladyingray on May 17, 2010 at 6:37 PM

With Newt pushing Romney and Romney care…. it makes them both even more irrelevant.

upinak on May 17, 2010 at 6:36 PM

maybe Scuzzafuvs will campaign for them. Newt is irrelevant, but his ’94 issue (and Hannity’s sucking up to him) make him a little dangerous

ted c on May 17, 2010 at 6:37 PM

This should be a Category Five shinolastorm on the right, yet as far as I know, not a single reporter even raised it with Gibbs at today’s presser.

Not even Tapper, eh?

AUINSC on May 17, 2010 at 6:38 PM

I think you aren’t getting more response because it is hard to figure out who said what.

Did Huntsman say something about the Arizona law?

Did Hillary?

Did Obama?

Some guy named Pozner? Who I don’t have a clue who is.

I am outraged sort of but I can’t figure out what Huntsman said. Or Hillary.

I actually went back to Ed’s post and there was something about California actually having the exact same law already on the books?

That seems like bigger news than this. It was buried.

My outrage is confused.

petunia on May 17, 2010 at 6:38 PM

ted c on May 17, 2010 at 6:36 PM

Giant platonic smack on the lips!

Chewy the Lab on May 17, 2010 at 6:38 PM

They believe that American Exceptionalism is a threat to world peace and therefore we must show that America is no better, if not actually worse, than other countries. Once we do that, Utopia will follow …

… or something.

If undergraduates from a liberal arts college started to run U.S. foreign policy would it look any different from this bunch?

PackerBronco on May 17, 2010 at 6:38 PM

Mittens is proving himself to be the invertebrate squish that we all knew him to be. SP is the only spine around these days, and AP likes that (though he won’t say it).

ted c on May 17, 2010 at 6:34 PM

Did Mitt apologize too? Cause no one seems to know what is going on here.

petunia on May 17, 2010 at 6:39 PM

Henpecked husband diplomacy at its finest. C’mon, grow a pair!

stldave on May 17, 2010 at 6:39 PM

Not one republican in Washington or in governorship has supported Brewer as Palin has. Newt, Mitt, Huck, etc are MIA.
//
She keeps everything right out there so it becomes very obvious when others refuse to comment, afraid of offending.

ohiobabe on May 17, 2010 at 6:40 PM

The reasons there’s no posts is because everyone expects this, not only from Obama’s administration, but from the liberals in the State Department who’ve been there for years. The only thing that stops them from saying stuff like this, when a Republican is in office, is they know it will be questioned. No one, in this administration, will question anything like this.

bflat879 on May 17, 2010 at 6:40 PM

“As a wise man once said, where’s the outrage?”

I think we all are “outraged out” and are all standing around in disbelief with our jaws on floor in total disgust…

… praying that we can last out until November.

Seven Percent Solution on May 17, 2010 at 6:41 PM

If undergraduates from a liberal arts college started to run U.S. foreign policy would it look any different from this bunch?

PackerBronco on May 17, 2010 at 6:38 PM

Ouch that hurts.

canditaylor68 on May 17, 2010 at 6:41 PM

Remember who is out trying to put out the fires of this Administration, and who is hiding in the woods waiting for the hard work to be done.

portlandon on May 17, 2010 at 6:42 PM

Good Job, Sarah! This one almost makes up for that endorsement…er… we were just going to agree to disagree on that one.. sorry..

Seriously, though. I agree, completely, AllahP. There are so many issues that would be completely ignored by the media if she wasn’t talking about ‘em. Even when your boss, the ever Loverly, Feisty and Utterly Admirable M. Malkin, Hannity, Limbaugh, Levin, etc., bring up stories that don’t have media attention, these issues sometimes still never get any coverage.

What I find interesting about this situation is that this, by rights, ought to be one issue that REALLY angers the lefty human rights folks, but, as with the issue of honor killings, the little girls doused with acid for going to school in Afghanistan, etc., there’s not a peep outta these folks.

Despite the media accolades she’s received for stickin’ her nose into the people’s food, Michelle Obama has preferred to focus on the fatties rather than the evil done to women and children in the world.

And let’s face it, you can forget getting either Obama or anyone in the administration to talk about all the political protesters of both sexes and many religions and beliefs who live in the gulags, prisons and work camps in China, North Korea and places like them. Those folks don’t merit attention from Mrs. Obama and her husband, the great uniter aka the great untie-er.

Good one, AllahP!

Mad Mad Monica on May 17, 2010 at 6:42 PM

The more I think of it…I’ll bet they admire China. I’ll bet Obama and his merry band of socialists would love to have a system of government like China’s got. They’ve already conceded that China will dominate the world in this century. There is just no totalitarian regime they really seem to have a problem with.

AUINSC on May 17, 2010 at 6:42 PM

portlandon on May 17, 2010 at 6:42 PM

get out of my greenbelt. /

upinak on May 17, 2010 at 6:43 PM

This Huntsman sure isn’t the man his father is.

Schadenfreude on May 17, 2010 at 6:43 PM

CUDA!

And open season on RINOs continues. Seems like LDS RINOs has been hardest hit lately (First Bennett, now Huntsman…who is next? Romney?)

Expecting David Brooks to be “damned outraged” again in 3,2,1….

Norwegian on May 17, 2010 at 6:44 PM

She has been spot on for weeks and weeks and she is On FIRE this weekend. BOOM..taste her nightstick, LEFTIES.

Dan Pet on May 17, 2010 at 6:44 PM

I agree that this is bad. Not as bad as Honduras though. Honduras was Captain Utopia’s way of letting everyone know that he has no intention of allowing our constitution to get in the way of his hopes and dreams.

For me – the worst was abandoning the pro-democracy factions in Iran – allowing young hopefuls to die in their quest for that which our president now so callously spits on.

One day our grandchildren will come home from the Sarah Palin Elementary school and ask us how it was we saw our way clear to elect a man president who had made it clear his entire life that he detested our country.

oldfiveanddimer on May 17, 2010 at 6:44 PM

The more I think of it…I’ll bet they admire China. I’ll bet Obama and his merry band of socialists would love to have a system of government like China’s got. They’ve already conceded that China will dominate the world in this century. There is just no totalitarian regime they really seem to have a problem with.

AUINSC on May 17, 2010 at 6:42 PM

Friedman writes about exactly that every week or so.

stldave on May 17, 2010 at 6:45 PM

This should be a Category Five shinolastorm on the right…

Absolutely.

Zorro on May 17, 2010 at 6:45 PM

To date, Sarah has had her pulse on the conservative wrist and knows how it is beating.

Honestly, I think she can do more good for conservatives as RNC chair than anything. She knows people.

ladyingray on May 17, 2010 at 6:37 PM

Can you find Sarah?

portlandon on May 17, 2010 at 6:45 PM

Friedman writes about exactly that every week or so.

stldave on May 17, 2010 at 6:45 PM

Yeah I know. Now we know that Obama and Hillary have been reading his crap.

AUINSC on May 17, 2010 at 6:47 PM

This Huntsman sure isn’t the man his father is.

Schadenfreude on May 17, 2010 at 6:43 PM

You don’t say…

Comparing the original Huntsman to Huntsman Jr. is like comparing Ronald Reagan to Ron Reagan Jr.

Norwegian on May 17, 2010 at 6:47 PM

Seriously, what have they done on foreign policy that’s more loathsome than this? Honduras, maybe?

Is that a foreign policy type error or a domestic type policy mindset of the whole administration.

fourdeucer on May 17, 2010 at 6:48 PM

It looks like Allahpundit is somewhat warming up to Mrs. Palin.

terryannonline on May 17, 2010 at 6:48 PM

I’m so beyond pissed about this. Apologizing to CHINA? You have GOT to be kidding me. If this doesn’t wake people up to the pussification of the greatest nation on Earth by the moral relativists.

If anything, China should be weeping and on their knees, begging the world for forgiveness for the appalling oppression of their people, exporting tainted goods around the world, polluting the environment, and having the moral depravity to intertwine the disempowerment of women with the killing of progeny based on gender. We should never apologize to these sick f*cks.

EarthToZoey on May 17, 2010 at 6:48 PM

So how does Huntsman get out of this doo doo? If he takes it back, he offends the Chinese, if he doesn’t take it back, he unjustly smears Arizona and the US.

Don’t care if he speaks Cantonese- Huntsman needs to go. And it would be sweet if he laid the blame for his statements on relying on AG Holder and his ‘assessment’ of the Arizona law.

Holder would have to go to (he really should, but am not holding my breath)

journeyintothewhirlwind on May 17, 2010 at 6:48 PM

Face it, people. This administration hates this great country and they will stop at nothing to bring it to its knees…
ladyingray on May 17, 2010 at 6:30 PM

I think you’ve said it all. I’m so disgusted with this regime. Absolutely nothing surprises me anymore. Who’s next? Al Qaeda? Hamas?

alwaysright43 on May 17, 2010 at 6:48 PM

I’ll bet Obama and his merry band of socialists would love to have a system of government like China’s got. They’ve already conceded that China will dominate the world in this century. There is just no totalitarian regime they really seem to have a problem with.

AUINSC on May 17, 2010 at 6:42 PM
//
Remember when o praised china during the olympics and wanted us to be like them.

ohiobabe on May 17, 2010 at 6:48 PM

The more I think of it…I’ll bet they admire China. I’ll bet Obama and his merry band of socialists would love to have a system of government like China’s got. They’ve already conceded that China will dominate the world in this century. There is just no totalitarian regime they really seem to have a problem with.

AUINSC on May 17, 2010 at 6:42 PM

I think you’re right. I’m sure they were pretty forlorn that they’re not going to have an army of “workers” building crappy projects in Chicago for the Olympics that won’t be coming. I remember Obama pining over that birds nest atrocity in Beijing, their trains, their roads—ooooh ahhhhh. The double icing on the cake would be the mandated abortions, population control and control of dissent as well as religion. Yep, a leftists wet dream fo’ sho’…

ted c on May 17, 2010 at 6:49 PM

er, “If this doesn’t wake people up to the pussification of the greatest nation on Earth by the moral relativists, I don’t know what will.

EarthToZoey on May 17, 2010 at 6:49 PM

Evidently there are elements at State that consider this law a transgression so ominous that they actually feel compelled to apologize to a totalitarian regime for it.

That’s not what they’re doing… they think that by admitting our own “blemishes”(in there eyes) we can open up the Chinese in conversation… I think it’s lame, I think it’s inappropriate, and I don’t think it’ll work… but this is just a tactic…

ninjapirate on May 17, 2010 at 6:49 PM

there their

ninjapirate on May 17, 2010 at 6:49 PM

It looks like Allahpundit is somewhat warming up to Mrs. Palin.

terryannonline on May 17, 2010 at 6:48 PM

before you know it, he’ll be hankering for moose steaks and putting up gratuitous Mittens snarks……heh…a guy can hope can’t he…!

ted c on May 17, 2010 at 6:51 PM

(Sorry to interrupt with an OT, but per a thread the other day, it was not just Cronkite who was playing into the Soviet Union’s hands–before Viet Nam and afterward.)
http://www.aim.org/aim-column/cronkite-named-as-soviet-target-by-fbi/

Too many in power at the federal level and in our media are working at cross=purposes with our nation. If this be not treason or sedition, what is?

onlineanalyst on May 17, 2010 at 6:52 PM

ladyingray’s comment, the first comment, has it exactly right.

GaltBlvnAtty on May 17, 2010 at 6:52 PM

Comparing the original Huntsman to Huntsman Jr. is like comparing Ronald Reagan to Ron Reagan Jr.

Norwegian on May 17, 2010 at 6:47 PM

That is a perfect analogy in so many ways….

BigWyo on May 17, 2010 at 6:52 PM

I’m seeing nothing about this, and I think it’s kinda important: Arizona’s law isn’t the first, ground-breaking law of its kind. I’ve learned that Missouri, and Oklahoma both have very similar laws.
I also understand that John Ashcroft (yes, that evil John Ashcroft) helped craft all three bills. Click on this

Chewy the Lab on May 17, 2010 at 6:52 PM

As a wise man once said, where’s the outrage?

It’s there. I’m just running out of words to express it.

Emily M. on May 17, 2010 at 6:52 PM

Sarah Palin may have her faults but at least she shows up on the battlefield and usually aims the right way, which is a lot more than can be said for a lot of Republican politicians.

MB4 on May 17, 2010 at 6:53 PM

Too many in power at the federal level and in our media are working at cross=purposes with our nation. If this be not treason or sedition, what is?

onlineanalyst on May 17, 2010 at 6:52 PM

It is. But, just like illegal “immigration”–someone just has to have enough spine to treat it as such.

ted c on May 17, 2010 at 6:53 PM

As a wise man once said, where’s the outrage?

I’m kind of getting inured to the White House scraping and groveling to our enemies. Sure it’s objectively hideous and outrageous, but is it surprising? What does one even do about it anyway? Demand another awkward (and bogus) apology from a White House that doesn’t get what it did wrong? It’s like demanding a 5 year old apologize.

It’s all become a little much. If we discovered the White House had assigned some functionary to follow Ayatollah Khamenei around, polishing his knob, I don’t know how surprised I’d be.

Lehosh on May 17, 2010 at 6:54 PM

ninjapirate on May 17, 2010 at 6:49 PM

Just a tactic? I agree with AP:

That imbecile Posner should be fired immediately and both Hillary and Huntsman should be asked to explain, in exquisite detail, why a law that’s not even being enforced yet should be offered as some sort of diplomatic sacrifice to the Orwellian heroes in Beijing.

kingsjester on May 17, 2010 at 6:54 PM

Sarah Palin may have her faults but at least she shows up on the battlefield and usually aims the right way, which is a lot more than can be said for a lot of Republican politicians.

MB4 on May 17, 2010 at 6:53 PM

yep, while SP is servicing targets and marching forward, the rest of the repubes still have their d!cks in their hand wondering what the hell is going on.

ted c on May 17, 2010 at 6:55 PM

before you know it, he’ll be hankering for moose steaks and putting up gratuitous Mittens snarks……heh…a guy can hope can’t he…!

ted c on May 17, 2010 at 6:51 PM

Next thing you know Allahpundit will become a contributor to the blog Conservatives4Palin. LOL!

terryannonline on May 17, 2010 at 6:55 PM

As disgusting as it is, it’s almost always empty rhetoric and everyone knows it. Not so here: Evidently there are elements at State that consider this law a transgression so ominous that they actually feel compelled to apologize to a totalitarian regime for it. And yet there’s been practically nothing said about it anywhere; even Ed’s post earlier barely cracked 100 comments.

Regarding the above, I can only speak for myself….but nothing this administration does shocks me anymore. I’m mad as hell that they did this, but I guess I’m tired of stating how “mad as hell” I am. Sad but true.

atlgal on May 17, 2010 at 6:56 PM

Palin is becoming a spokeperson, de facto, because so many other voices on the right are compromised or have no national track record to probe

In other words, the Country Club still hates her. They will use her to campaign, but they want someone else elected.

The disgruntled public can smell this from a mile away. Having been burned and betrayed so many times they seek someone not smoking cigars with the in-crowd in the back room

The litmus test will not be pro-life, because it is easy to take a pro-life stand under Roe V Wade, since no one expects a sea change. The litmus test will be: amnesty and how she handles it. The public is dying financeilly, the jobs game is a fraud, and amnesty cements illegal jobs for a good 10 mil job stealers, with green cards, voter cards, food stamp cards, and medical attached

This separates the Country Club, from the rest of the pack.

Meanwhile Palin has made good use of her moment

entagor on May 17, 2010 at 6:56 PM

I’m a cyber moron! Sorry:

http://hr.blr.com/HR-news/Staffing-Training/Visas-and-Eligib

Chewy the Lab on May 17, 2010 at 6:56 PM

Okay what I think is happening: some guy named Pozner, from the state department said something about our human rights being the same as China? Because Arizona is going to enforce the law.

And it’s Huntsman’s fault? Or maybe Hillary’s?

Is that the issue here? No one said “I know you are but what am I?”

Well that wouldn’t be very diplomatic would it?

And yeah the part about it being Mitt Romney’s fault. That is really just beyond me. What does he have to do with anything?

Is Palin asking a sitting ambassador to make a speech from the Chinese Embassy and tell the President of the United States, who it is his job to represent, he’s being a jerk?

Oh yeah that’ll happen.

Because that’s his job–to stir up trouble when the President or someone in his state department says stupid stuff.

Come on Sarah you can do better than that! Really? You think Huntsman should declare war on the administration? That is just plain weird.

And if Huntsman did that it would help the situation so very much.

petunia on May 17, 2010 at 6:57 PM

SP is a gift to this Nation. She came on the scene suddenly and without warning; we were all stunned when she appeared. So, we have something we can thank McCain for.

SP is terrifying to the left, the MSM, the establishment political class. So, we have something we can be grateful for that came from the 2008 election.

Since the emergence of SP, we have seen the Tea Party movement and thanks to Glenn Beck the 9-12 movements grow simultaneously, without their help or support. Erratic, unorganized, but energized. So, we have something to thank SP and GB for.

And then we have the Obama Administration. They are due our greatest thanks. Because they are single handedly responsible for showing us what they want for our Nation. And they are responsible for awakening a sleeping, silent minority that will retake this Nation.

So, LadyBoy did one thing in his precedency. And it did not bode well for his par-tay.

Key West Reader on May 17, 2010 at 6:57 PM

Yes, Honduras is worse.

BuzzCrutcher on May 17, 2010 at 6:31 PM

The betrayal of Honduras may be greater but this is a worse offense to Americans because instead of betraying a foreign ally the Obama regime is betraying an American state.

FloatingRock on May 17, 2010 at 6:58 PM

Sarah Palin is the best republican we have.

She’s good yes, but when push comes to shove, I’d have to go with Chris Christie.

TxAnn56 on May 17, 2010 at 6:58 PM

Exit question: Seriously, what have they done on foreign policy that’s more loathsome than this? Honduras, maybe?

BTW, has Harold Koh ever had to release a report about the advice he gave during that situation?

ninjapirate on May 17, 2010 at 6:59 PM

The idea of State voluntarily introducing Arizona’s law into a discussion of human rights abuses with China may well be the single lowest moment on [Obama's] foreign policy that the administration’s had since The One was sworn in.

That’s a tough call as there is so much competition. Treating Israel’s PM like an enemy. Siding with the ousted would be dictator in Honduras. Back-stabbing Poland. Only late, tepid and begrudging support for Iranian freedom fighters. The list is almost endless.

MB4 on May 17, 2010 at 6:59 PM

Exit question: Seriously, what have they done on foreign policy that’s more loathsome than this? Honduras, maybe?

We could add cutting the missile defense to Poland and the Czech Republic. Or how about the non-response to Iran’s murderous crackdown on dissidents following the phony election?

onlineanalyst on May 17, 2010 at 7:00 PM

Put aside the absurdity of bringing up enforcing immigration laws as a civil rights issue. Put aside the grotesque moral equivalence of arresting people for being in the country illegally as in Arizona and mowing down thousands of your own citizens protesting for the right to vote as in Tiananmen Square. It’s simply incredibly amatuerish to think you can curry favor with an autocratic regime by agreeing with them that your own country is flawed. It’s incredibly inept diplomacy.

But why should we expect anything different? We are not represented by professional diplomats, but by a politician with zero knowledge or experience, and a left wing circus clown “human rights activist.” I pity The Onion. It’s impossible to satirize these people.

Ted Torgerson on May 17, 2010 at 7:01 PM

And the pundits were skeptical that the Tea Party could maintain it’s momentum til November.

This clown has a hammer and cycle on his tidy whiteys, and it won’t be long before he breaks out the matching tee.

Honduras was a clear sign of his inclinations, but he’s nowhere near the bottom yet. He can’t seem to help himself, especially with SP pin ballin’ inside his skull.

Oh and yeah, she should have kept that Governor job – RIGHT, UHUH

ontherocks on May 17, 2010 at 7:02 PM

This should be a Category Five shinolastorm on the right, yet as far as I know, not a single reporter even raised it with Gibbs at today’s presser. As a wise man once said, where’s the outrage?
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Exactly,this should be a Category #5 Sh*t Hurricane,
that should be raining down on Team Liberal,and the
rain gutters being clogged,should spill’th over into
the Liberal Party,at which point,Harry Reid should be
saying,

what and the sam h*ll, is that stench!!!

canopfor on May 17, 2010 at 7:02 PM

I’m told she’s gracefully when she walks
But sometimes stumbles when she talks
Is she a dolt? No, she’s very deep!
Oh, Obama will soon be losing even more sleep!

Is she slow or sleek?
Enlightened or a geek?
I hear she’s steely as you please
I hear she’s really Japanese

She may be shrewd
She may be crude
Ah well, one thing is easy to foretell
She’s going to keep giving Emperor Hussein Obama bloody Hell!

PercyB on May 17, 2010 at 7:03 PM

Exit question: Seriously, what have they done on foreign policy that’s more loathsome than this? Honduras, maybe?
We could add cutting the missile defense to Poland and the Czech Republic. Or how about the non-response to Iran’s murderous crackdown on dissidents following the phony election?

onlineanalyst on May 17, 2010 at 7:00 PM

Let’s not forget capitulation to the Soviets. His treatment of the Poles after they lost their entire government in a plan crash (coincidence?) and failure to sign their condolence book. Let’s not forget his capitulation to Iran, the bowing to the Japanese, the bowing to the Saudi’s.

This LadyBoy thinks he’s going to deliver us into the hands of our enemies. this LadyBoy is wrong. This LadyBoy doesn’t know what he is doing, so it is time that he feigns an illness or Ummchelle feigns a pregnancy and it’s time to step down, step aside and git back to organizing communitays in Detroit.

Key West Reader on May 17, 2010 at 7:04 PM

Might possibly be that an earlier post is being scrutinized…it’s gone, “poof!”

Oh, I’m so dangerous!
Sincerely,
Loveable, little Chewy.

Chewy the Lab on May 17, 2010 at 7:04 PM

And yet there’s been practically nothing said about it anywhere; even Ed’s post earlier barely cracked 100 comments. This should be a Category Five shinolastorm on the right, yet as far as I know, not a single reporter even raised it with Gibbs at today’s presser. As a wise man once said, where’s the outrage?

I might have said a little something early this morning…

Oh, and here.

But, that probably doesn’t count. ;)

Bee on May 17, 2010 at 7:05 PM

Come on Sarah you can do better than that! Really? You think Huntsman should declare war on the administration? That is just plain weird.

And if Huntsman did that it would help the situation so very much.

petunia on May 17, 2010 at 6:57 PM

Really, Petunia?

Palin asked a question. If the answer hurts this administration is it her fault? Ed wrote a post about it earlier, does he fall into your web of “really?….”?

portlandon on May 17, 2010 at 7:06 PM

So how does Huntsman get out of this doo doo? If he takes it back, he offends the Chinese, if he doesn’t take it back, he unjustly smears Arizona and the US.

Don’t care if he speaks Cantonese- Huntsman needs to go. And it would be sweet if he laid the blame for his statements on relying on AG Holder and his ‘assessment’ of the Arizona law.

Holder would have to go to (he really should, but am not holding my breath)

journeyintothewhirlwind on May 17, 2010 at 6:48 PM

Does this really make sense to someone? Huntsman? He should discredit the President or the State Department? I have serious doubts that Huntsman has a clue about the AZ law. He’s living in China. And it’s not his job to embarrass the President there. Quite the opposite.

In fact if he did it what Palin suggests that might be treason to purposely embarrass the President who sent you to represent the country. While in a foreign country she wants him to launch a political vendetta against the President.

I usually agree with stuff Palin says but I’m not sure she understands what the job of ambassador is. Which is sort of scary.

petunia on May 17, 2010 at 7:06 PM

ladyingray on May 17, 2010 at 6:37 PM

you know it girlfriend!

Chewy the Lab on May 17, 2010 at 7:08 PM

In fact if he did it what Palin suggests…

petunia on May 17, 2010 at 7:06 PM

Palin asked a question.

“Surely Ambassador Huntsman disagrees?”- Sarah Palin

The answer to this question is going to make this Administration squirm. They deserve it.

portlandon on May 17, 2010 at 7:10 PM

This is second to Honduras which I hope the GOP explains in good campaign adds to the otherwise ignorant population but their treatment of Irael and Britain is pretty bad too. They’re getting on theirs knees to Russia, Iran and China is horrible…I can’t wait until this POTUS from hell is out of office and his socialist friends with him…

Sarah is fighting with abandon…she always governed honestly no matter what the consequences were…she knows a lot is at stake for our country in the 2010 election cycle and in 2012. She is on a much larger playing field now so she has to learn some new strategies but what she doesn’t have to learn is how to be honest, genuine, ethical, a fighter and patriotic. God bless her.

CCRWM on May 17, 2010 at 7:10 PM

..may well be the single lowest moment on foreign policy that the administration’s had since The One was sworn in.

Was the swearing in just a marker, or was it the lowest moment for foreign policy?

I feel that it’s the latter. And not just for foreign policy – it’s the lowest point in this country’s history.

Timothy S. Carlson on May 17, 2010 at 7:10 PM

The more I think of it…I’ll bet they admire China. I’ll bet Obama and his merry band of socialists would love to have a system of government like China’s got. They’ve already conceded that China will dominate the world in this century. There is just no totalitarian regime they really seem to have a problem with.

AUINSC on May 17, 2010 at 6:42 PM
Friedman writes about exactly that every week or so.

stldave on May 17, 2010 at 6:45 PM

Don’t forget, too, that ObaMao expressed his admiration for Communist China while attending the Olympics. Our own “Dear Leader” thought that the ChiComs did marvelous things with their infrastructure.

Bill Ayers himself admitted that his admiration was more for Red China’s communism than for the Marxist Soviet style.

Also, let’s not forget the Mao ornament on the WH Christmas tree.

petunia: Check out http://www.michellemalkin.com today to learn about Posner.

onlineanalyst on May 17, 2010 at 7:11 PM

portlandon on May 17, 2010 at 7:06 PM

I don’t disagree that the State Department is off base here and very very wrong and embarrassing.

But Palin is asking an ambassador to make political war on his own government!

That is offensive.

Palin is wrong when she starts blaming everyone she can think of. Why would she even think of blaming Huntsman?

Now as I said, I am not sure I understand what was said. If Huntsman himself said something to the same effect then he is at fault and should apologize.
Otherwise Palin is off base. And it seems she is worried about her slipping approval in the polls and trying to do something to make people like her again.

petunia on May 17, 2010 at 7:11 PM

Palin asked a question.

“Surely Ambassador Huntsman disagrees?”- Sarah Palin

The answer to this question is going to make this Administration squirm. They deserve it.

portlandon on May 17, 2010 at 7:10 PM

Asking Huntsman if he agrees is going to make Obama squirm? How? Why would Obama care?

Sarah took her eye off the ball here.

petunia on May 17, 2010 at 7:13 PM

What has Romney said about anything lately?

d1carter on May 17, 2010 at 7:14 PM

Palin reminds me of something Lincoln once said about the flawed General Grant. “He fights”.
Well Sarah fights and that’s why she is feared by the left.

RobCon on May 17, 2010 at 7:15 PM

Who else but Sarah would bring this up. She loves a good fight.

smokinjoe on May 17, 2010 at 7:16 PM

Now as I said, I am not sure I understand what was said. If Huntsman himself said something to the same effect then he is at fault and should apologize.
Otherwise Palin is off base. And it seems she is worried about her slipping approval in the polls and trying to do something to make people like her again.

petunia on May 17, 2010 at 7:11 PM

Petunia, with all due respect. You have to look at things with clear eyes and realize that this administration is a farce. A collective bargaining agreement that has been in the works for possibly 60 years. The public, private, manufacturing unions and the agreements and covenants that the union bosses made to these workers can no longer be honored. There is. No. More. Money.

So, what is the solution? Dissolve the unions? Their contracts won’t allow it. So what next? Dissolve our economy? Is that possible?

The answer is we just have to realize that the time for Union Organized labor ended in the mid 60′s and that the legacy costs will no longer be borne by the taxpaying citizenry. Hence, here in the USA we will have a situation like Greece. That is, if you let ACORN, SEIU, UAW et al., run us into the ground.

You choose. And, choose now.

Key West Reader on May 17, 2010 at 7:17 PM

But Palin is asking an ambassador to make political war on his own government!

That is offensive.

Palin is wrong when she starts blaming everyone she can think of. Why would she even think of blaming Huntsman?

Now as I said, I am not sure I understand what was said. If Huntsman himself said something to the same effect then he is at fault and should apologize.
Otherwise Palin is off base. And it seems she is worried about her slipping approval in the polls and trying to do something to make people like her again.

petunia on May 17, 2010 at 7:11 PM

You have to look at the backstory to Huntsman. He is Obama’s “Token” Republican, that he chose to give himself an aura of bi-partisanship. Axelrod claimed that the only Republican that Obama feared a campaign against was….John Huntsman.

Palin is essentially calling Huntsman out. She is asking him, as a supposed Conservative Republican, if he agrees with Obama’s stance on this. If he does, his credibility is shot. If he doesn’t, as the “token Republican” he is expected to voice his concern. Out of bi-partisan good will.

Right?

portlandon on May 17, 2010 at 7:18 PM

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