"Chinese commies are commies and China commies commies commies," Mitt Romney said at tonight's the second presidential debate.
His actual words were, "China has been a currency manipulator for years and years and years," but the real point didn't require such fancy words: China equals bad, non-China equals good.
Well that didn't take long. It was in our 6 am post today that we said Huawei and/or ZTE would quickly become election fodder, and now we know how quick. The first blow comes via the Obama campaign, accusing Mitt Romney, then CEO of Bain Capital, of "putting profits from China ahead of security for America."
Neil Bush isn’t nearly the public figure that two of his siblings, Jeb and George Walker, are, but as a businessman and philanthropist and son and brother of former U.S. presidents, he’s made the news cycle a few times in his days. (Possibly most notably — and unfortunately — for a high-profile divorce in which... Read more »
This lead by Foreign Policy’s Josh Rogin is pretty much the perfect example of an online magazine lead: Echoing the laments of pundits like Thomas Friedman of the New York Times, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood argued Saturday that China outpaces the United States in building major transportation infrastructure like high-speed rail because of its authoritarian system and... Read more »
Last Friday, the State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China published a report called The Human Rights Record of the United States in 2011. It was in response to the US State Department's Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2011, which featured information on about 200 countries, China included.
China's report, published on Xinhua, et al., was about 8,000 words. We read it so you don't have to -- and brought in TAR Nation to explain what it all means.
Pic via National Confidential There is, to be sure, an Eric Esch-sized body of evidence that Mitt Romney is a louse, but I think the scurvy wellspring of his suckiness can essentially be summed up as such: he is the archetypal American politician (no, I don’t care that he’s Mormon), and if you identified him as such,... Read more »