Saturday, November 06, 2010

Bloomberg: Stop Blaming The Chinese, America - Gothamist

Bloomberg: Stop Blaming The Chinese, America - Gothamist

“I think in America, we’ve got to stop blaming the Chinese and blaming everybody else and take a look at ourselves...There’s a country on the other side of the world that is taking their taxpayers’ dollars, and trying to sell subsidized things so we can buy them cheaper, and have better products, and we’re going to criticize that?"

He continued the tirade against his home country, accusing America of favoring uneducated and unworldly politicians. “If you look at the U.S., you look at who we’re electing to Congress, to the Senate—they can’t read,” he said. “I’ll bet you a bunch of these people don’t have passports. We’re about to start a trade war with China if we’re not careful here, only because nobody knows where China is.

He really doesn't see a problem with American workers competing with slave labor in China. He really doesn't see how this could harm the economy if our workers have to compete with low wage labor, and we end up losing our jobs and our industry. BTW, most Americans don't have passports, and if we have to race to the bottom with Chinese wage slaves we never will. Should they lose their right to vote and be assumed illiterate? This is the view of America's center-right political elites however, including Obama, and most of his administration.

Obama hasn't learned a thing.

Pete Rouse Plots Comeback for Obama Administration -

He hired yet another advisor that loathes traditional democrats.

“If we’d had our druthers,” Mr. Rouse said, “starting out with a $787 billion spending program that people don’t think benefited them, that reinforced the idea of big-spending liberal, isn’t the option we would have chosen, but it was what was called for.”

Mr. Rouse, 64, avoids the public stage as much as Mr. Emanuel savored it. Despite his decades on Capitol Hill, where he was called the 101st senator, C-Span producers searching their archives found no interview he has given nor footage of any public event where he spoke. In his office, he displays none of the classic Washington vanity pictures of himself with famous politicians.

This isn't a messaging problem. This is a problem of governing philosophy! Obama and his people are ashamed to be democrats. He cares more about not looking like a real democrat than about the interests of the country. What a mistake we made in electing him. If he is so ashamed to govern as a democrat why didn't he become a republican? If the democrats don't primary him successfully, I'm voting independent, green, social democrat left in 2012, anything but for him.