Arizona immigration law offends China; White House grovels

 

 Forgive me, I just had my coffee, and I’m still a little foggy. Just before going to sleep last night, I was reading Meredith Jessup. I just can’t seem to remember exactly what it was about.

I think it was some Washington bigwigs met with Dr. Gregory House to apologize for the loss of civility in our national discourse.

No…

I remember now. It was a conference with Sarah Silverman who is hopping mad about the coarseness of popular American culture.

No…

Bear with me. The caffeine is kicking in, and it’s all coming back. You sure you want to hear this?

Executive branch officials met with China, hat in hand, for a big mutual whine-fest about  human rights abuses HERE IN THE U.S.

This week’s talks came as the countries try to repair ties after a rough period. President Barack Obama infuriated China by recently announcing a $6.4 billion arms sale to Taiwan, the self-ruled island claimed by Beijing as its own, and by meeting with the Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader China calls a separatist.

Posner said in addition to talks on freedom of religion and expression, labor rights and rule of law, officials also discussed Chinese complaints about problems with U.S. human rights, which have included crime, poverty, homelessness and racial discrimination.

He said U.S. officials did not whitewash the American record and in fact raised on its own a new immigration law in Arizona that requires police to ask about a person’s immigration status if there is suspicion the person is in the country illegally.

So, it’s Monday, and China’s pouting about Tibet and how they keep trying to crawl out from under their big, sweaty, hairy, fishy-smelling thumb. What else?  Oh yeah, and the sun came up, too. Also, they’re peeved we don’t take their side against Taiwan – at least some of the time – a country with the effrontery to be free and independent.

Anyway, it’s Monday, so the Groveler-in-Chief is blaming America. His solution? Beg for forgiveness and absolution, of course.

Jesssup’s take:

We are apologizing to CHINA–a country that has a history of murdering its own citizens opposed to the government’s communist policies and doesn’t even know the meaning of religious tolerance.  But we are apologizing for enforcing our own immigration laws?  WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS ADMINISTRATION?!

She backed up her assessment with this stunner from Assistant Secretary of State Mike Posner:

“We brought it up early and often. It was mentioned in the first session, and as a troubling trend in our society and an indication that we have to deal with issues of discrimination or potential discrimination, and that these are issues very much being debated in our own society,” Mr. Posner says.

 John Hinderaker:

What an idiot! China murdered millions of its citizens who opposed the government’s Communist policies and allows most of its people little or no freedom. We, on the other hand, enforce our immigration laws. No, wait–actually we don’t. That’s why Arizona had to take a shot at it. Oh, by the way, Michael Posner, you clueless moron–China actually does enforce its immigration laws.

Me:

Acchhhhhh!!!

Argghhhhh!!!

Couldn’t I have just slepped until 2012?  Oh, and by the way, am I the only one with raised eyebrows about this?

The officials spent part of Friday traveling around Washington for meetings, including, Posner said, a visit to the U.S. Supreme Court, where they were briefed by retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on rule of law.

I wonder what they talked about?

Here’s a couple related photos:

Mao’s cultural revolution.  Good times.

Tiananmen Square

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