Quotes of the day
posted at 10:52 pm on May 17, 2010 by Allahpundit
Okay, let me tell you a little bit more about Michael Posner, Human Rights First. This is the guy that apologized to the ChiComs for our Arizona immigration law during a human rights conference. “Human Rights First is an open borders group that opposes all government efforts to control illegal immigration and strengthen American national security.” That’s what its purpose is. And this guy was the grand pooh-bah of Human Rights First, Michael Posner. Now, Posner and the Human Rights First group have supported an open border immigration policy since they were founded. “Posner worked with the late Arthur Helton to gain asylum for 2,000 Haitian immigrants who stormed US shores in 1982.” So no borders, open borders, no attempt whatsoever to enforce immigration laws whatsoever and this is the guy out there apologizing to the ChiComs. He’s an Obama appointee, he’s in the State Department, he’s working for Hillary Clinton, Michael Posner. People keep saying to me, “How do these wackos keep getting into government,” as though Obama knows nothing about it, “who’s tricking Obama?” These people are all Obama. Elena Kagan is Obama. They’re all Obama. Van Jones was Obama…
To me, it’s outrageous. We expect communist countries to rip into us. We expect them to get on our case, especially since they lie. What is unprecedented is that we’re now agreeing with them. So the ChiComs say, “You know, you got a lot of poverty and you got a lot of homelessness and you got a rising crime rate. Don’t lecture us,” and our guy says, “You know, you have a point. Look at our Arizona law.” That’s what’s new here. Poverty in this country, by the way, compared to poverty in China, there’s no comparison. How many of China’s people in “poverty” have a couple of television sets, maybe a couple cell phones and a car? How many of them have 99 weeks of unemployment compensation? These comparisons here are ridiculous. Now, it’s quite understandable that a communist country would lecture us. That’s been going on since the beginning of communist countries and our country. But this is the first time I know of we’ve ever agreed with them in their assessment of us.
A month ago, President Obama told the leader of Kazakhstan that we were still — you know: working on our democracy. An Obama national-security aide, Mike McFaul, said, “[Obama has] taken, I think, rather historic steps to improve our own democracy since coming to office here in the United States.” (For a write-up, go here.) “Historic steps”? I suppose he meant national health care, socialized medicine. I suppose, by “democracy,” he meant social democracy. Hard to tell. I don’t think he meant that the Justice Department was going to make the New Black Panthers stop intimidating voters.
Do you ever get the idea that our government is a bunch of left-wing undergraduates come to power?