China: Romney’s rich ’cause of us, you know

posted at 1:21 pm on September 14, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

On the campaign trail in Virginia yesterday, Mitt Romney called out President Obama for breaking another of his erstwhile campaign promises by failing to brand China a currency manipulator, and promised to do so himself at the start of his presidency. His campaign also released an ad yesterday pointing out how China’s perfidious financial practices unfairly give them an upper hand in the manufacturing industry.

The Chinese government didn’t like that, no siree. Via Politico:

“If these mud-slinging tactics were to become U.S. government policies, a trade war would be very likely to break out between the world’s top two economies, which would be catastrophic enough to both sides and the already groaning global economy,” Xinhua’s Liu Chang writes. “For generations, China-bashing has been a cancer in U.S. electoral politics, seriously plaguing the relations between the two countries.”

The commentary also takes a shot at Romney’s wealth, declaring it “rather ironic that a considerable portion of this China-battering politician’s wealth was actually obtained by doing business with Chinese companies before he entered politics.” …

Rather than attacking China, Xinhua suggests “[t]o cure its economic ailments, the United States needs to put its own fiscal house back in order, substantially slash its tremendous military expenditure, and optimize its economic structure.”

Oh, but for the petulant huffing and puffing of bullying communist regimes accustomed to getting their way! Yes, China, I’m sure you’d just love for us to ‘slash our tremendous military expenditure,’ the better to assert your dominance in the Pacific region, but do you really want to lecture us on ‘optimizing our economic structure’ and ‘putting our fiscal house back in order’? Are you sure you want to go there? Because you guys are only precariously maintaining a severely jacked-up, ill-begotten communist bubble, and sooner or later, that sucker is going to pop.

And yes, of course Romney got richer from doing business with you — we all have (check your clothing labels, friends!). The point is, you’ve wandered down a sketchy road of devaluing your currency to keep exports cheap and the trade deficit artificially high; it may benefit you in the short run, but in the long run, we’ll all be worse off. Romney was an international businessman, and did deal with Chinese companies, so he does indeed know exactly the kind of underhanded financial sneakiness you guys get up to — I’d say he’s in fact better positioned to call you out on it than most.


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No, the real story is that the DNC will gladly panhandle Communist propaganda.

lorien1973 on September 14, 2012 at 1:22 PM

All the right pigs are squealing.

SouthernGent on September 14, 2012 at 1:24 PM

What’s the point of posting this?

RobertMN on September 14, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Ok good. Now Romney can help the rest of us get rich off of China.

HawaiiLwyr on September 14, 2012 at 1:26 PM

The commentary also takes a shot at Romney’s wealth, declaring it “rather ironic that a considerable portion of this China-battering politician’s wealth was actually obtained by doing business with Chinese companies before he entered politics.” …

Is that another way of saying “You didn’t build that”?

Gunlock Bill on September 14, 2012 at 1:26 PM

So Russia, Iran and China don’t like Romney?

I know who I’m voting for.

Kriggly on September 14, 2012 at 1:26 PM

So Russiia and China prefer Obama. Romney should run ads pointing this out.

Go RBNY on September 14, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Well if the chinese dont want Romney as president, then that is a good reason to vote for him.

Imrahil on September 14, 2012 at 1:26 PM

China: Romney’s rich ’cause of us, you know

He jumped the gun at Bain with his statements about the Olympics while driving to his private island with his dog on the roof who was watching an incendiary video about offshore Muslims!

Gatsu on September 14, 2012 at 1:27 PM

“We have the ChiComs on our side! Neener!”

-sesqui

Bishop on September 14, 2012 at 1:29 PM

RobertMN on September 14, 2012 at 1:25 PM

A ‘roach motel’ thread for the new trolls?

China: Romney’s rich ’cause of us, you know

Sounds like they’re trying to protect their investment.

CPT. Charles on September 14, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Please please please China, -endorse little Bammie.

slickwillie2001 on September 14, 2012 at 1:30 PM

China is richer because of Obama stealing from the US taxpayer

BobK on September 14, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Heh, China wants Obama re-elected. Very fitting. :-)

Punchenko on September 14, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Russia, Iran, and now China. Still breathlessly waiting to hear voting recommendations from Castro and Chavez.

Drained Brain on September 14, 2012 at 1:32 PM

So now the other communists are saying, “You didn’t build that!”

bflat879 on September 14, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Rather than attacking China, Xinhua suggests “[t]o cure its economic ailments, the United States needs to put its own fiscal house back in order, substantially slash its tremendous military expenditure, and optimize its economic structure.”

…Well…JugEars is knocking himself out on one of the requiements!

KOOLAID2 on September 14, 2012 at 1:32 PM

We, the Chinese government, would like to thank Mitt Romney for helping to grow Staples, thereby allowing cheap but good office products made in our country to reach the American marketplace.

JimLennon on September 14, 2012 at 1:33 PM

I hope there will be a thread on Paul Ryan’s killer speech today. Transcript on Politico.

No politician is more skilled at striking heroic poses against imaginary adversaries. Nobody is better at rebuking nonexistent opinions. Barack Obama does this all the time, and in this campaign we are calling him on it.

The President is given to lectures on all that we owe to government, as if anyone who opposes his reckless expansion of federal power is guilty of ingratitude and rank individualism.

He treats private enterprise as little more than a revenue source for government. He views government as the redistributor and allocator of opportunity.

Happy Nomad on September 14, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Desperation smells like Kung Pao Chicken.
They know with Romney in charge, no state dinners. And, he will call out their bs.

RovesChins on September 14, 2012 at 1:35 PM

for us to ‘slash our tremendous military expenditure,

So what?!

Does anyone think we’re going to go to war with China?!

As an observation, outside of actually being at war – I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many references to threats of war, or enemies of America. Ever. In my entire lifetime, and from all I know of our history.

What is going on around here?!

KMC1 on September 14, 2012 at 1:35 PM

China’s economy is a state of mind

as in – pretend it’s gangbusters or you’ll be beaten severely -

Slade73 on September 14, 2012 at 1:35 PM

So China is all in, fired up and ready to go. For Obama.

Well that make s my decision even easier.

HumpBot Salvation on September 14, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Happy Nomad on September 14, 2012 at 1:34 PM

I doubt it… Dear Leader’s address to the nation will give the ‘rat press an excuse to Ryan’s speech on the back page.

And down the Memory Hole within 24 hours.

CPT. Charles on September 14, 2012 at 1:37 PM

OT:

“The president exudes an air of likability and friendliness, which is endearing,” Romney told ABC News.

Why does Mittens insist on McCainizing himself?

Guess he wants the same result…

Bruno Strozek on September 14, 2012 at 1:38 PM

China: Romney’s rich ’cause of us, you know

This is supposed to be some kind of immature justification no doubt for China threatening all of her neighbors over the extent of China’s ownership of the south China Sea.

War is coming to the Middle East.

SWalker on September 14, 2012 at 1:39 PM

China eats dogs, so does the president

that’s not a coincidence, all commies eat dogs

Slade73 on September 14, 2012 at 1:39 PM

China clothes our military too. It does not mean they would go naked without the benevolence of their infanticide-driven culture.

StubbleSpark on September 14, 2012 at 1:39 PM

“The president exudes an air of likability and friendliness, which is endearing,” Romney told ABC News.

Why does Mittens insist on McCainizing himself?

Because he is of the BUSH SCHOOL of political LOSERS.

PappyD61 on September 14, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Rather than attacking China, Xinhua suggests “[t]o cure its economic ailments, the United States needs to put its own fiscal house back in order, substantially slash its tremendous military expenditure, and optimize its economic structure.”

Gee, if the United States put its fiscal house back in order, and owed less money to China, the Chinese would have less influence on our economy. Is that what the Chinese want, or is that what WE want?

If the Chicoms are upset at Romney, he must be doing something right!

We’ll be velly velly solly if Obama is erected.

Steve Z on September 14, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Happy Nomad on September 14, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Is there a video of Ryan speaking today? I’ve been trying to find it….. maybe later.

Cody1991 on September 14, 2012 at 1:41 PM

I wonder if the Chinese government would prefer that American businesses, companies and corporations, would cease to do business with them.

This nation currently carries a substantial trade imbalance with China that favors China. China has also consistently manipulated the value of its currency, keeping it quite low against the dollar, to garner a huge trade advantage.

Under Obama, this nation has signed just three trade agreements.

During the same period, China has signed 15, and is currently in the midst of negotiations on another 20.

Romney has made it clear that he will renegotiate trade agreements so that they are more advantageous to THIS nation. He’s made it clear that OUR manufacturing and productivity must come first.

thatsafactjack on September 14, 2012 at 1:41 PM

My God

I hope he’s not erected

Slade73 on September 14, 2012 at 1:42 PM

China eats dogs, so does the president

that’s not a coincidence, all commies eat dogs

Slade73 on September 14, 2012 at 1:39 PM

I think you’re on to something there, Slade. Kung Pao Chihuahua.

RovesChins on September 14, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Happy Nomad on September 14, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Is there a video of Ryan speaking today? I’ve been trying to find it….. maybe later.

Cody1991 on September 14, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Here it is. Thank you RightScoop:

http://www.therightscoop.com/full-speech-paul-ryan-speaks-at-values-voter-summit/

Cody1991 on September 14, 2012 at 1:42 PM

substantially slash its tremendous military expenditure

… while their own navy steams into Japanese waters. Umm, yeah, we’ll just go ahead and put our own military expenditures on hold.

AZfederalist on September 14, 2012 at 1:42 PM

“The president exudes an air of likability and friendliness, which is endearing,”

He is freaking destroying the U.S. Economy and transforming the nation into some kind of Ruling Class Socialist controlled society.

But hey Mitt, you’re part of the Ruling Class so you and your Fam will probably be safe so meh.

I just despise the pathetic gop.

They are co-conspirators with the Progressive Democrats in taking this country down.

PappyD61 on September 14, 2012 at 1:43 PM

No, the real story is that the DNC will gladly panhandle Communist propaganda.

lorien1973 on September 14, 2012 at 1:22 PM

I don’t know why they had to point to Xinhua, though. There are plenty of communist propaganda outlets here in the USA, like CNN, WaPo, NY Times, MS-NBC, and many, many more.

The Rogue Tomato on September 14, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Paul Krugman gets a woody talking about China’s five year plans

Slade73 on September 14, 2012 at 1:46 PM

“The president exudes an air of likability and friendliness, which is endearing,” Romney told ABC News.

Why does Mittens insist on McCainizing himself?

Because he is of the BUSH SCHOOL of political LOSERS.

PappyD61 on September 14, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Wrong answer numbnutz, That is the Mormon version of “Bless his Heart”.

SWalker on September 14, 2012 at 1:46 PM

you’ve wandered down a sketchy road of devaluing your currency to keep exports cheap

In the last 7 years the Yuan-USD exchange rate has gone from a dollar being worth about 8.3 kuai to a dollar being worth about 6.3 kuai. Over that same period the annual US trade deficit with China has grown by about 50 billion dollars.

I take it you think the dollar should get weaker faster Erika?

DarkCurrent on September 14, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Yes!

Bring up all of Mitt’s international business dealings with international business leaders.

Then claim Obama had more foreign policy experience because he was in Pahkistaan for 2 weeks.

Ben Hur on September 14, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Ramirez is a national treasure, at the perfect time.

Schadenfreude on September 14, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Let’s all be gentle and say nicey nice words about our opponents.

Here’s the PAPPY PLAN for political campaigning.

1. Offer a great plan and destroy your opponents.

Simple, plain, easy to understand and I bet pretty effective.

PappyD61 on September 14, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Obama campaign using ChiCom propaganda in Obama propaganda:

Stephanie Cutter ‏@stefcutter

Must read:China’s Xinhua slams Romney for making his money off Chinese companies before running for pres. #hypocrisy http://reut.rs/Ou5wIr

steebo77 on September 14, 2012 at 1:53 PM

So the Chinese are saying that erections will have consequences.

HumpBot Salvation on September 14, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Happy Nomad on September 14, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Is there a video of Ryan speaking today? I’ve been trying to find it….. maybe later.

Cody1991 on September 14, 2012 at 1:41 PM

I thought both Bill Bennett and Paul Ryan were awesome….Cody did you try Cspan archives????

CoffeeLover on September 14, 2012 at 1:55 PM

So the Chinese are saying that erections will have consequences.

HumpBot Salvation on September 14, 2012 at 1:54 PM

they should tell Sandra Fluke

Slade73 on September 14, 2012 at 1:56 PM

I thought both Bill Bennett and Paul Ryan were awesome….Cody did you try Cspan archives????

CoffeeLover on September 14, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Thanks for reminding me…. overlooked C-Span. I missed Bennett, but I’ll look for his speech, too.

Cody1991 on September 14, 2012 at 1:56 PM

The mistake was doing business with a slag heap like China in the first place.

Dack Thrombosis on September 14, 2012 at 1:58 PM

you’ve wandered down a sketchy road of devaluing your currency to keep exports cheap

In the last 7 years the Yuan-USD exchange rate has gone from a dollar being worth about 8.3 kuai to a dollar being worth about 6.3 kuai. Over that same period the annual US trade deficit with China has grown by about 50 billion dollars.

I take it you think the dollar should get weaker faster Erika?

DarkCurrent on September 14, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Way to miss the point of the thread.
China endorses Obama, just in case you were still wandering around in the dark.

RovesChins on September 14, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Ramirez is a national treasure, at the perfect time.

Schadenfreude on September 14, 2012 at 1:50 PM

That is more of that ass than I ever wanted to see. Lol.

RovesChins on September 14, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Ramirez is a national treasure, at the perfect time.

Schadenfreude on September 14, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Thanks for the link. Wow, what a treasure; I am always in awe of people who can say a lot in just a few words. Really talented political cartoonists like Ramirez take that one step further by being able to speak volumes in just a single image with very few words.

AZfederalist on September 14, 2012 at 2:06 PM

“The president exudes an air of likability and friendliness, which is endearing,”

You know you idiots that post this crap with no context just to satisfy your need for some hand-wringing, are no better then the media we’ve been hammering on for two days. He was asked about a likeability poll, he just didn’t volunteer it to sabotage his campaign. He also said Obama will be hard to debate because he lies so much in the same interview, how come you didn’t post that?

lowandslow on September 14, 2012 at 2:07 PM

the better to assert your dominance in the Pacific region,

Actually, China dominates Africa now, not the Pacific region. There is a deep distrust of China by most of it’s neighbors. Even NK doesn’t always kow tow to them.

But many countries in Africa are stating to fold into like a China block
http://www.wnd.com/2012/08/chinas-african-influence-expanding/

BoxHead1 on September 14, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Way to miss the point of the thread.
China endorses Obama, just in case you were still wandering around in the dark.

RovesChins on September 14, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Did they, or did they simply criticize Romney’s populist rhetoric wrt to China? In fact rhetoric more typical of Democrats.

DarkCurrent on September 14, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Way to miss the point of the thread.
China endorses Obama, just in case you were still wandering around in the dark.

RovesChins on September 14, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Did they, or did they simply criticize Romney’s populist rhetoric wrt to China? In fact rhetoric more typical of Democrats.

DarkCurrent on September 14, 2012 at 2:12 PM

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/09/14/team-obama-see-what-chinas-propagandists-and-disinformation-specialists-say-about-romney/

What are you, some kind of chi-com?

RovesChins on September 14, 2012 at 2:20 PM

What are you, some kind of chi-com?

RovesChins on September 14, 2012 at 2:20 PM

The Obama campaign making use of Chinese sources critical of Romney’s populist attacks on China is not China endorsing Romney.

What I am is an American who’ll be casting a ballot for Romney from China even while being critical of his China-bashing campaign rhetoric.

DarkCurrent on September 14, 2012 at 2:32 PM

The Obama campaign making use of Chinese sources critical of Romney’s populist attacks on China is not China endorsing Romney Obama.

DarkCurrent on September 14, 2012 at 2:33 PM

China: Romney’s rich ’cause of us, you know

Romney: China’s rich because of us, you know!

Steve Z on September 14, 2012 at 2:35 PM

What are you, some kind of chi-com?

RovesChins on September 14, 2012 at 2:20 PM

The Obama campaign making use of Chinese sources critical of Romney’s populist attacks on China is not China endorsing Romney.

What I am is an American who’ll be casting a ballot for Romney from China even while being critical of his China-bashing campaign rhetoric.

DarkCurrent on September 14, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Really? Who runs that propaganda machine?
China bashing campaign rhetoric?
American in China. Alrighty then.

RovesChins on September 14, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Gee, wonder what the Chinese are afraid of? Certainly not The Chosen One.

GarandFan on September 14, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Gee, wonder what the Chinese are afraid of? Certainly not The Chosen One.

GarandFan on September 14, 2012 at 2:45 PM

^^ Evidently, they are just defending themselves against Romney’s populist China bashing campaign rhetoric. ^^

RovesChins on September 14, 2012 at 2:49 PM

I so can’t wait until we own China cuz once President Romney is in office and he gives the green light to start drilling and we find most of the oil many believe we’re sittin’ on here, in and around the USA, and we pay off our debts to the Chinese with the early yields of that oil, and then we become the major supplier to the oil junkies of the world Chinese and that’s when we’ll own them.

stukinIL4now on September 14, 2012 at 3:06 PM

China: Mitt Romney, you didn’t build that. You didn’t build that. Somebody else built that for you.

We did

JohnGalt23 on September 14, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Oops. The writer is so blatantly honest about Mitten’s real business nature.

It rips Romney’s clothing as the Great Capitalist, and, ironically, it reveals Romney’s true color as the Great Crony Capitalist, the brand of capitalism in Communist China.

Too bad.

TheAlamos on September 14, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Adopted, not Aborted..Steve Jobs, rolls in grave.

FlaMurph on September 14, 2012 at 4:11 PM

but do you really want to lecture us on ‘optimizing our economic structure’ and ‘putting our fiscal house back in order’? Are you sure you want to go there? Because you guys are only precariously maintaining a severely jacked-up, ill-begotten communist bubble, and sooner or later, that sucker is going to pop.

Go for it, Erika….tell those Chinese that if they don’t behave themselves the US govt will refuse to buy any more Chinese Treasury Bonds so they wont get any more bail outs…..no siree…oh dear, wait a minute….

callingallcomets on September 14, 2012 at 4:22 PM