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.

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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?

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canopfor on May 18, 2010 at 1:22 AM
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I am glad the Gipper is not around to see this mess. He would cry!

Dire Straits on May 18, 2010 at 1:27 AM

Dire Straits:One for the gipper,I think,Ronald (SDI)
Reagan,would be pissed to say the least!:)

canopfor on May 18, 2010 at 1:32 AM

O’Reilly just doesn’t get it, that the left, especially in colleges, believe we indeed are as bad as the Coms.

Their lack of imagination is stunning.

PattyJ on May 18, 2010 at 1:34 AM

petunia on May 18, 2010 at 1:25 AM

You know, I spent 10 days in China in 1988 (Beijing, Shanghai, and another city) and never once did any Chinese person show any interest in how we were handling the problem of illegal Mexicans immigrants in AZ.

I’m frankly baffled as to how or why the subject even came up.
Or what it has to do with Sino-American relations.
Posner and Huntsman look like Leftist America-hating buffoons.
Betcha the ChiComs love us more than they do.

Jenfidel on May 18, 2010 at 1:37 AM

TNo wonder Obie sent the Dalia Lama out the back door past all the trash bags. Now this is starting to come together!

Dire Straits on May 18, 2010 at 1:46 AM

No wonder Obie sent the Dalia Lama out the back door past all the trash bags. Now this is starting to come together!

Dire Straits on May 18, 2010 at 1:46 AM

Sorry for typo!

Dire Straits on May 18, 2010 at 1:46 AM

China is like Mexico. They love illegal immigration out of their country. Pressure valve to get rid of some men.

PrezHussein on May 18, 2010 at 1:47 AM

I am glad the Gipper is not around to see this mess. He would cry!

Dire Straits on May 18, 2010 at 1:27 AM

The Founding Fathers, Barack Hussein Obama
Would never okay the way you do your thing
Ding ding ding, ding, ding, ding
And you’ll get yours, Barack Hussein Obama
Demonizing America and it’s friends and graveling to those tyrants like you do
Boo hoo hoo, boo hoo hoo

Where have you gone, Ronald Reagan?
Our nation turns its longing eyes to you
What’s that you say, Barack Hussein Obama?
You have banished the Gipper far away
Hey hey hey, hey hey hey

Coo coo ca-choo, Barack Hussein Obama
America’s enemies appreciate you more than you will know
Woo woo woo, woo woo woo
Judas Iscariot blesses you, yes, Barack Hussein Obama
He identifies with those who their own betray
Hey hey hey, hey hey hey

MB4 on May 18, 2010 at 1:50 AM

Jenfidel on May 18, 2010 at 1:37 AM

A great deal of what Pozner said doesn’t ring true.

Believe who you will.

petunia on May 18, 2010 at 1:50 AM

No wonder Obie sent the Dalia Lama out the back door past all the trash bags. Now this is starting to come together!

Dire Straits on May 18, 2010 at 1:46 AM
Sorry for typo!

Dire Straits on May 18, 2010 at 1:46 AM

Dire Straits:No sh*t,it speaks volumes,and it explains
where Obama’s world mindset is!

Everything America stands for,Obama and crew,
are total opposite of!:)

canopfor on May 18, 2010 at 1:52 AM

A great deal of what Pozner said doesn’t ring true.

Believe who you will.

petunia on May 18, 2010 at 1:50 AM

If Huntsman spoke differently and against Posner, we’ve all yet to hear about it.
Nor has he replied to Sarah Palin’s very public Tweet.
Maybe we should ask the Chinese–they seem to be more truthful than the Maobama régime these days.

Jenfidel on May 18, 2010 at 1:55 AM

diz is what we cawl ridikaluz!

frickin chicoms

blatantblue on May 18, 2010 at 2:00 AM

This is what happened to all the Hippies from the 60′s…. All the mind altering drugs took normal people and made them believe they were Karl Marx. Now, they are the ones running things. What else could go wrong?….

DL13 on May 18, 2010 at 2:00 AM

Well,h*ll bells,this is very interesting!!

Hopey has AntiWar Moonbats,and now

Human Rights Wackos!!!
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Michael Posner, founder and president of Human Rights

Michael Posner
Founding Executive Director, 1978-2006,
President 2006-2009
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http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/about_us/staff/posner_m.aspx

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14 May 2010

Briefing by Michael Posner on U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue
Asst. secretary discusses religious freedom, labor rights and rule of law

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http://www.america.gov/st/texttrans-english/2010/May/20100517122756xjsnommis0.5151941.html?CP.rss=true+

canopfor on May 18, 2010 at 2:02 AM

ChiComs? Oh, I get it:

Chicago Commies

Drained Brain on May 18, 2010 at 2:03 AM

diz is what we cawl ridikaluz!

frickin chicoms

blatantblue on May 18, 2010 at 2:00 AM

blatantblue:Dat is ac ur it!!:)

canopfor on May 18, 2010 at 2:04 AM

Boy do I love Intel Hunting Missions!!
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State’s Posner on Release of 2009 Human Rights Report

… Human Rights and Labor Michael Posner On the … ASSISTANT SECRETARY POSNER: We – our
approach is … the criminal justice system or immigration policies or national …

http://www.america.gov/…/2010/March/20100312131944eaifas0.290249.html – 2010-03-11

[PDF]Intellectual Property Rights

… difference is that the plant breeder works with living ma … and Border Protection and
of Immigration and Customs … organization; issuing a com- mon policy with the …

http://www.america.gov/media/pdf/books/iprbook.pdf – 2009-10-01

By the People | A Citizen-Led Conversation » Freedom of Speech …

… of immigration – specifically illegal immigration – is a … According to Michael Posner,
assistant secretary for the … after her major foreign policy speech on …

blogs.america.gov/bythepeople/category/freedom-of-speech/

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http://search.state.gov/search?oe=utf8&ie=utf8&q=Michael+Posner+Immigration+policy+writings&filter=0&entqr=3&ud=1&sort=date%3AD%3AL%3Ad1&output=xml_no_dtd&lr=lang_en&client=americagov&proxystylesheet=americagov&getfields=*&site=americagov&Submit.x=25&Submit.y=10

canopfor on May 18, 2010 at 2:11 AM

Boy do I love Intel Hunting Missions!!
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You are working double time! Thanks! You are giving some interesting stuff! :)

Dire Straits on May 18, 2010 at 2:14 AM

Boy do I love Intel Hunting Missions!!
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You are working double time! Thanks! You are giving some interesting stuff! :)

Dire Straits on May 18, 2010 at 2:14 AM

Dire Straits:Heres a dossier on Kagan,from the Law Library
Congress,and since Posner is a Lawyer,I’m
pretty sure if you pop his name in the upper
right search box,you’ll hit an info jackpot!:)

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http://www.loc.gov/law/find/kagan.php

canopfor on May 18, 2010 at 2:22 AM

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http://www.loc.gov/law/find/kagan.php

canopfor on May 18, 2010 at 2:22 AM

Thanx
Now I’ll be up all night
and I’m not even a congress-critter with any responsibility to wag my tail @ Kagan
:P

macncheez on May 18, 2010 at 3:42 AM

What is WhoRunsGov?

Michael Posner

Current Position: Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy
Human Rights and Labor (since July 2009)
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Path to Power
Posner was born in Chicago, Ill.
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http://www.whorunsgov.com/Profiles/Michael_Posner

canopfor on May 18, 2010 at 4:13 AM

OT – “A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in Florida finds Republican Marco Rubio with 39% support, while Crist earns 31% of the vote and Democrat Kendrick Meek trails at 18%. Twelve percent (12%) are undecided.

Two weeks ago, just after Crist announced that he was running as an independent, he held a 38% to 34% advantage over Rubio.”

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections2/election_2010/election_2010_senate_elections/florida/election_2010_florida_senate

Django on May 18, 2010 at 4:52 AM

Those Bill O’Reilly clips are classic. What a moron he is. He really wants to believe that Obama wants the best for us. He just can’t comprehend that his buddy, Obama, is a socialist tool who admire Mao and the Chinese system.

I’m very tired of hearing that Obama wants the best for us from people who should know better. These kinds of people are no better than leftists.

AUINSC on May 17, 2010 at 11:03 PM

That’s ridiculous.

Being naive about the full danger Leftists pose does not make one as bad as a Leftist – you are making it sound as though people on the Right who are not far enough to the Right for you, someone like a O’Reilly, makes him a Leftist, negating the meaning of the words. You are guilty of playing Conservative Lifeboat, and it’s obnoxious and counterproductive. Focus your disgust on real Leftists.

And yes, O’Reilly is a Conservative, albeit one who’s a little too soft in some ways.

Bizarro No. 1 on May 18, 2010 at 5:56 AM

…you are making it sound as though people on the Right who are not far enough to the Right for you, someone like an O’Reilly, makes him a them are Leftists

Bizarro No. 1 on May 18, 2010 at 5:56 AM

FIFM

Bizarro No. 1 on May 18, 2010 at 6:15 AM

Is this Posner related to the Posner of the KGB that Phil Donahue used to parade on his TV show as the voice of peace and reason?

oldleprechaun on May 18, 2010 at 6:35 AM

It is just ridiculous. Apologizing to the Chinese. What is there to say other than this is ridiculous, absurd, outrageous, etc.

And to add to the strangeness of it all, the Obama administration is deporting people, they are putting 20,000 people on the border, they have not torn down the wall that has been under construction for the last few years. It is such like one step forward, two steps back.

And O’Reilly is a conservative, he just wants to look like he is objective and all that stuff.

Terrye on May 18, 2010 at 6:40 AM

Bizarro No. 1 on May 18, 2010 at 6:15 AM

O’Reilly is not a leftist, he is a blowhard. Most of those guys are. That is how they make their living.

I heard Rush say something that I thought was interesting, he said that he was tired of hearing people {on the right} complain about how bad the Republicans are, that they don’t do enough..he said that maybe they should be doing something themeselves other than saying Republicans suck and he sucks for not saying they suck..that as far as he is concerned they can get off the phone and out from in front of their keyboards and do something useful with themselves. The interesting thing about that was that Rush was getting complaints that he was not pure enough. Imagine that.

Terrye on May 18, 2010 at 6:46 AM

Maligning America — again

Moreover, he said, “experts from the US side” talked about America’s “treatment of Muslim Americans in an immigration context.”
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http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/editorials/maligning_america_again_dKQQPC3xtwD9eO4IsnsAFM

canopfor on May 18, 2010 at 6:48 AM

Do you ever get the idea that our government is a bunch of left-wing undergraduates Harvard-Yale Law graduates come to power?

Yes.

Barnestormer on May 18, 2010 at 6:55 AM

ObaMao now having claimed the disputed title of Worst President of the United States of America, in now working on worst leader since Louis XVI of France.

His final goal is to take the title of Worst Leader Ever from Lucifer, who eared it leading the rebellion against God.

Slowburn on May 18, 2010 at 6:57 AM

Umm, sorry. I forgot the occasional Boalt Hall (Berkeley Law) straggler .

Barnestormer on May 18, 2010 at 7:04 AM

Miss Me Yet ? …

George W. Bush is missed by activists in Cairo and elsewhere who—despite possible misgivings about his policies in Iraq and Afghanistan—benefited from his firm stance on democratic progress. During the time he kept up pressure on dictators, there were openings for a democratic opposition to flourish. The current Obama policy seems weak and inconsistent by contrast.

J_Crater on May 18, 2010 at 7:15 AM

QUESTION: Did you tell China that United States expect — (inaudible) the meeting?

ASSISTANT SECRETARY POSNER: No, we didn’t tell China anything. We really — this was a discussion among two important countries. Again, the idea here is how do we find ways to work together on areas where we have the potential to mutually benefit, and how do we find a way to address our differences and mitigate those differences.
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QUESTION: Hi, Kathy Chen, Wall Street Journal. I had two quick questions. One is: When you’re in Beijing next week, are you planning to meet with — besides meeting with officials, are you planning to meet with any activists, dissident types, to hear the other side of the story?

ASSISTANT SECRETARY POSNER: Sure. On the first question, whenever I travel — and I do a lot — I make it my business to meet a range of people. I’m not going to say more than that.
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http://www.america.gov/st/texttrans-english/2010/May/20100517122756xjsnommis0.5151941.html?CP.rss=true
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Boy,Liberals sure are full of talk,no action!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on May 18, 2010 at 7:24 AM

what a disgrace….

cmsinaz on May 18, 2010 at 7:28 AM

nothing will change since the admin is all of the same ilk….

cmsinaz on May 18, 2010 at 7:29 AM

what a disgrace….

cmsinaz on May 18, 2010 at 7:28 AM

cmsinaz:The above link,has all the questions related to the
Posner B*sterdization of Lady Libertys good name!:)

Oh,and heres Elena Kagan’s Financial Disclosure!!:)
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http://pdfserver.amlaw.com/nlj/financial_disclosure_kagan.pdf

canopfor on May 18, 2010 at 7:33 AM

canopfor on May 18, 2010 at 7:33 AM

thanks, will check it out after I get my coffee

cmsinaz on May 18, 2010 at 7:34 AM

Do you ever get the idea that our government is a bunch of left-wing undergraduates come to power?

With this administration it’s an outrage a day.

I’ve been saying for 15 months that Obama has the knowledge base and mentality of a college sophomore.

Good to see Hinderaker on The Factor.

Basilsbest on May 18, 2010 at 7:41 AM

Micheal Posner is co-founder,along with Yahoo,and
other stake holders of/
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http://globalnetworkinitiative.org/

canopfor on May 18, 2010 at 7:42 AM

canopfor on May 18, 2010 at 7:33 AM
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thanks, will check it out after I get my coffee

cmsinaz on May 18, 2010 at 7:34 AM

cmsinaz:I’ve got tea on the go,carry on!:)

canopfor on May 18, 2010 at 7:43 AM

Do you ever get the idea that our government is a bunch of left-wing undergraduates come to power?

All the time.

xax on May 18, 2010 at 8:01 AM

canopfor on May 18, 2010 at 7:43 AM

enjoy :)

cmsinaz on May 18, 2010 at 8:03 AM

All the time.

xax on May 18, 2010 at 8:01 AM

you’re not kidding….

cmsinaz on May 18, 2010 at 8:04 AM

O-bots are really contemptuous of this country, aren’t they.

petefrt on May 18, 2010 at 8:05 AM

O’Reilly is not a leftist, he is a blowhard. Most of those guys are. That is how they make their living.

I heard Rush say something that I thought was interesting, he said that he was tired of hearing people {on the right} complain about how bad the Republicans are, that they don’t do enough..he said that maybe they should be doing something themeselves other than saying Republicans suck and he sucks for not saying they suck..that as far as he is concerned they can get off the phone and out from in front of their keyboards and do something useful with themselves. The interesting thing about that was that Rush was getting complaints that he was not pure enough. Imagine that.

Terrye on May 18, 2010 at 6:46 AM

You are belittling “most of them” by referring to them only as blowhards making their livings. I acknowledge that even Michael Savage, someone I consider to be the worst of the lot on the Right who I’d bet you don’t like much either, isn’t incendiary just for effect in order to boost his ratings; phonies like Lawrence O’Donnell don’t exist on our side.

I completely agree with what you posted that Rush said. People on the Right who sit and whine about how bad the Republicans are should stop acting like the babies on the Left do, and instead should rechannel that energy to get off of their butts and try to make a constructive change of some sort.

Bizarro No. 1 on May 18, 2010 at 8:08 AM

O-bots are really contemptuous of this country, aren’t they.

petefrt on May 18, 2010 at 8:05 AM

petefrt: It appears,that all O-bots are Law-O-yers-Bots!:)

canopfor on May 18, 2010 at 8:10 AM

And Posner’s boss, Huntsman, backed him up.

kingsjester on May 18, 2010 at 8:15 AM

This is a calculated (and deceitful) political move. Obama is willing to disgrace America before the whole world and especially, and ironically, dictatorial China, by making false human rights accusations against Arizona. In so doing, Obama hopes to galvanize Hispanic voters against the GOP to reduce November losses.

MaiDee on May 18, 2010 at 8:37 AM

Did Mr. P happen to mention his open border theory to the Chicoms as well? My hope is that these people would stop apologizing for me, then find a deep hole and jump in.

Kissmygrits on May 18, 2010 at 8:50 AM

Liberalism is a mental disorder. When the mind cannot comprehend reality and responds to stimuli it cannot control there is no base to form realistic opinions founded on facts. Posner and Holder’s perceptions are self generated by what they desire them to be and the truth be damned. They are the tip of the iceberg for this Ship of Fools as assembled by the ONE. Obama is the first president to declare war on an individual state.

volsense on May 18, 2010 at 8:56 AM

Do you ever get the idea that our government is a bunch of left-wing undergraduates come to power?

Why, yes I do. I knew Mr. President would be in over his head and would probably not be able to do a good job. I hoped that he would surround himself with knowledgeable staff and cabinet members to help with his lack of experience. He did not, and now we can only hope there’s someone who can ride in on a white horse and fix all the damage this administration and this congress has done to our country. And we need to find that person fast, and I don’t believe it’s anyone whose name is being tossed about as a potential nominee. We need a WARRIOR. One with a big mop.

scalleywag on May 18, 2010 at 9:30 AM

Just remember, there are DOZENS of left-wing nutbags like Posner sprinkled throughout this Administration in mid-level Assistant Secretary-type jobs, and we will neve hear about the damage they are doing to America unless and until they do something especially egregious like Posner did. One of the worst is Tom Perez, assistant AG for Civil Rights. All these people with “civil rights” or “human rights” in their titles are certain to be of the far-left persuasion and think that “rights” means something completely different than most Americans think. They thnk every Mexican and Guatemalan has a “right” to come into America and do pretty much whatever the hell they want, including having a dozen anchor babies who will never learn English, not working, and con suming massive amounts of government subsidies at the expense of hardworking Americans. They think everyone has the “right” to own a house while paying pracitically nothing for it, and if a black or Hispanic person pays a penny more for a mortgage or a credit card than a while person anywhere, for any reason, there is rampant “discrimination” going on that violates people’s “civil rights.” Can’t pay your mortgage? You have a “right” to have it written down by your lender to whatever you can afford, even if all you get is welfare and food stamps. You have a “right” not to live near any industrial facility that might make the air near your house a little smelly at times.

The Justice Department is hiring 102 new “civil rights” lawyers. What do you think they are going to be doing?

There are similar left-wing nuts throughout the EPA and NOAA and even in the Department of Transportation.

rockmom on May 18, 2010 at 10:01 AM

Even the weenies on Morning Joe thought this was pitiful.

humdinger on May 18, 2010 at 10:48 AM

Another Jewish commie

I thought you guys and gals were supposed to be smart but the vast majority I read about always support big government and socialist policies

why?

Sonosam on May 18, 2010 at 11:37 AM

Do you ever get the idea that our government is a bunch of left-wing undergraduates come to power? – Jat Nordlinger

It’s like an epidemic of arrested development has swept this government.

Theirs is an ideology that is astonishingly naive & under-developed, as facile & solipsistic as one would expect to see in a teenager who hasn’t yet read much or had any real-world experience out from under from their parents’ wings.

It’s shocking to see this glorified adolescentism masquerading as legitimate governing philophy in so many, well… geezers who’ve lived all their tenured lives in the cloistered insular cocoons of academia & fail-proof ‘public service’.

But it’s not just their ideology that’s so immature. I’d venture to say so is the weirdly juvenile sense of humor they often indulge. Remember when Barck Obama made oblique references to Hilary Clinton’s menstrual periods? When he’d ‘surreptitiously’ flick her & McCain the finger?

Eeeew. Just… ick.

leilani on May 18, 2010 at 11:40 AM

Oops, that’s Jay Nordlinger at 11:40, not Jat.

leilani on May 18, 2010 at 11:40 AM

Do you ever get the idea that our government is a bunch of left-wing undergraduates come to power?

Yep. Like the college freshmen who start taking their first American history class from an anti-American professor, and suddenly see their country as far more evil than they had ever guessed.

But these guys never grew out of the brainwashing.

tom on May 18, 2010 at 11:52 AM

BOR did get it right when he said that for some stories there are not TWO SIDES to be reported, just one.

Then you should explain why there is just one side and report that. Otherwise in trying to make up a second side you are excusing the inexcusable and giving it refuge. It was embarassing to see Brit Hume trying to make up rationalizations for Posner… if the behavior is inexcusable don’t excuse it and say why it is inexcusable and that nothing put forward to explain it is acceptable.

As it is, in putting that out, we get BOR still at that river in Egypt, and he really should stop drinking there.

ajacksonian on May 18, 2010 at 12:03 PM

It’s not hard to imagine the Chinese rolling around on the floor, wetting their pants, after this meeting.

morganfrost on May 18, 2010 at 4:24 PM

This was one of the many, many idiotic things that America got when electing Obama.

A Republican Administration — whether Reagan-Bush 41 or Bush 41-Quayle or Dole-Kemp or Bush 43-Cheney or McCain-Palin — did bring or would mean serious, adult leadership in foreign policy. Always.

Phil Byler on May 18, 2010 at 5:43 PM

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