Obama Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Hails Communist China’s Transportation Infrastructure and Authoritarian System
Like any good Barack Obama Cabinet Secretary … they praise Communist China’s Authoritarian system.
The following comment from Obama’s Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood should make everyone take pause and notice. LaHood praised the China government saying the following, “China outpaces the United States in building major transportation infrastructure like high-speed rail because of its authoritarian system and because the Chinese don’t have the Republican Party holding up progress.” Seriously? A cabinet member of a US President just praised Communist, authoritarian China basically saying they had a better system because there would be no opposition to Barack Obama? Doesn’t this say it all about the Obama Administration?
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 because the Chinese don’t have the Republican Party holding up progress.
“The Chinese are more successful [in building infrastructure] because in their country, only three people make the decision. In our country, 3,000 people do, 3 million,” LaHood said in a short interview with The Cable on the sidelines of the 2012 Aspen Ideas Festival on June 30. “In a country where only three people make the decision, they can decide where to put their rail line, get the money, and do it. We don’t do it that way in America.”
LaHood said that despite this, democracy is still preferable. “We have the best system of government anywhere on the planet. It is the best. Because the people have their say,” he said.
Because some how trains are the future and I guess LaHood thinks so is authoritarian Communism.
WOW, the following is brought to you by the Barack Obama administration via VP Joe Biden. Vice President Biden tells US mayors that the great cities are not in America, they are in China. Really?
Can someone please tell me who elected these people into office and why anyone would vote for Obama/Biden in 2012?
Hat Tip: TWS
“If I blindfolded Americans and took them into some of the airports or ports in China, and then took one of them to any of your cities in the middle of the night just so that they could see it,” Biden said. “If I said, ‘which one is in America and which one is in China,’ most Americans would say, ‘That great one is in America. It’s not!”
Global Approval for International Rock Star Barack Obama Declines Drastically Since The One Became President
The International Rock Star has fallen …
According to a recent Pew Research Center poll, Barack Obama, the International rock star President is no longer.Global opinion of Obama was declined in 21 countries. As reported at the Politico, approval of Obama’s international policies has dropped from 78% to 63% in Europe; from 34% to 15% in Muslim countries; from 40% to 22% in Russia; and from 57% to 27% in China.
Some countries remained confident in Obama, but others like Muslim countries did not. Hmm. You mean that Obama apology tour and the outreach by Obama to the Muslim world no longer calling it a “global war on terror” but instead an “overseas contingency operation” did not work? Go figure. Barack Obama also likes to tout the drone strikes to show how tough he is on terrorism, even though Obama inherited it from GWB. It would seem that in predominantly Muslim nations, American anti-terrorism efforts are still widely unpopular.
Global approval of President Barack Obama’s policies has declined significantly since he first took office, while overall confidence in him and attitudes toward the U.S. have slipped modestly as a consequence.
Europeans and Japanese remain largely confident in Obama, albeit somewhat less so than in 2009, while Muslim publics remain largely critical. A similar pattern characterizes overall ratings for the U.S. – in the EU and Japan, views are still positive, but the U.S. remains unpopular in nations such as Egypt, Jordan, Turkey and Pakistan.
Meanwhile, support for Obama has waned significantly in China. Since 2009, confidence in the American president has declined by 24 percentage points and approval of his policies has fallen 30 points. Mexicans have also soured on his policies, and many fewer express confidence in him today.
THANKS BARACK OBAMA: MEXICO UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 4.9% – US UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 9.2% …
Well we have finally figured out Barack Obama’s master plan of Obamanomics and illegal immigration … make the United States employment and jobs situation so bad that
undocumented illegal immigrants go back to Mexico. WINNING! How bad is the economy under Barack Obama, even illegals want out of the US.
What a sad state of affairs in the United States under the Obama Administration with his help from his minions Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi. The unemployment situation in the US is bleak at 9.2% and the economic growth is anemic at 1.3%. But wait, that is Obama’s master plan. Make the economic situation in the US so terrible that the illegal Mexican immigrants will stay in Mexico where there are actually jobs. According to a recent Sacramento Bee article, there are less illegals in California as they are finding the “American Dream” south of the border.
There are fewer undocumented immigrants in California – and the Sacramento region – because many are now finding the American dream south of the border.
“It’s now easier to buy homes on credit, find a job and access higher education in Mexico,” Sacramento’s Mexican consul general, Carlos González Gutiérrez, said Wednesday. “We have become a middle-class country.”
Mexico’s unemployment rate is now 4.9 percent, compared with 9.4 percent joblessness in the United States.
With the job destroying policies of Obama, it would appear that he will not be happy until Americans are crossing the border illegally into Mexico to find employment. Maybe Obama should run for President in Mexico in 2012 … because America cannot afford another 4 more years of his “Hope & Change”.
Americans Brighter Than Obama & Democrats … 67% of Americans Oppose Upcoming Ban on Traditional Light Bulbs
BLINDED BY THE LIGHT …
Will Barack Obama say that 80% of Americans want to do away with traditional light bulbs? Probably, seeing that this disingenuous president will pretty much spin every fact to benefit his unpopular agenda. Just this week, Democrats blocked the repeal of the light bulb ban. Just yet another position by Democrats and the President that goes against the will of the people. According to a recent Rasmussen poll, 67% of Americans oppose the ban of traditional incandescent light bulbs. Only 20% believe that the bulbs should be banned.
Mercury filled light bulbs and jobs to China … Democrats Say ‘YES”
Hat Tip: Vanderbilt ’11
One-in-five Americans (20%) say they or someone they know has bought large quantities of traditional light bulbs to use when those bulbs disappear off store shelves next year under new federal light bulb regulations.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 70% of Adults aren’t doing that themselves or don’t know anyone who is, but another 10% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Such a decision to lose jobs to China and move to dim watted bulbs is the height of brilliance from President Barack Obama and the Democrat party. Democrats whine that the GOP needs to stay out of people’s bedrooms … We say to Democrats stay out of the rest of our homes. BTW, aren’t there lights in bedrooms, so Democrats, stay out of our bedrooms as well!
An amendment from Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) defunding the Energy Department’s standards for traditional incandescent light bulbs to be 30 percent more energy efficient starting next year was approved rather anticlimactically by voice vote.
Donald Trump says, What ever is “F’n” said in Vegas, doesn’t necessarily have to stay in “F’n” Vegas.
Donald Trump was not at a loss for words, nor expletives, during his speech in Las Vegas, Nevada as he ripped the establish government on Iraq, education, oil and China. Whether Trump runs or not, he has tapped into the anger and frustration of the American people and the status quo politicians. YIKES, looks like Trump is going after the Mofo vote.
We build a school, we build a road, they blow up the school, we build another school, we build another road they blow them up, we build again, in the meantime we can’t get a f***ing school in Brooklyn,” Trump says.
To the audiences approval, while talking oil.
“We have nobody in Washington that sits back and said, you’re not going to raise that f****ing price,” he says.
And finally, while speaking about taxing Chinese goods.
“Listen you mother f***ers we’re going to tax you 25 percent,” Trump says.
I have to agree with The Lonely Conservative, that serious politicians do not go around dropping the “F” bomb, let alone the “MF” bomb. Who knew I have to use my 7 second sensor delay on YouTube as a supposed Presidential candidate made a speech. Which is unfortunate, because although I would never vote for Trump, I find him amusing and necessary to tear at Obama and status quo politicians. Lost in all the profanity, because that is all the “Fu#@ing” MSM will play was the following doozy … “you know there is a really good chance no matter what happens I won’t win ,because one of these blood sucking politicians who has been bullshitting people for years will wind up getting elected.”
However, I will say this had he not decided to drop the “F” bombs this would have been a pretty good speech. Trump talked about the present weak Obama leadership that is having difficulty with Libya, what are they going to do with our greatest ally in the Middle East, Israel? We have weak, pathetic, incompetent leadership.
More from The Other McCain who is spot on.
Trump’s speech kind of reminded me of a satire comedy routine to lambaste Obama, not the actions of an actual serious and electable Presidental candidate. I will say this to Trump’s credit … he is a master marketer and knows exactly what to say and how to act to get the MSM’s attention.
VP Joe Biden Shows Up to NY Yankees Spring Training for Photo Op as US Wages War in Libya, Middle East in Crisis & Japan Recovers
Is it possible that President Obama and VP Biden could actually take their jobs serious?
While President Barack Obama plays tourist in Latin America,VP Joe Biden not to be outdone takes time for a photo op and some laughs at NY Yankee Spring Training. UNREAL. Could these two clowns actually take their job serious, especially at a time in which they have committed US troops to yet another military action? Oh that’s right, Obama cancelled his trip to the Mayan Ruins so to appear to look like a leader.
Mr. President, would an act of war against Libya be considered a big “F’n” deal?
As stated by the Toronto Star, gues happens when Biden shows up to watch a Spring Training game … TOTAL CONFUSION. This seems to be par for the course with any thing done by Obama and Biden these days. That same confusion appears to be the order of the day in Obama’s war in Libya as well. The US along with the “Coalition of the Unwilling” goes to war against Libya in an effort to protect civilians and not target Qaddafi as Obama who wants no part of leading the action tells the world and Libya that we will in no way put boots on the ground. Who tells the enemy what their plans are?
From the overwhelmed, over their head, Gang that Couldn’t Shoot Straight … the Middle East in crisis, Japan struggling with fixing nuclear reactors and recovering from an earthquake and tsunami, more terrorist attacks in Israel and the US is now implicated in another military action, this time with Libya and Biden is in FL at a fund raiser for Ben Nelson and off to see the Yankees (VIDEO).
Maybe the reason why Biden decided to have some fun and take in a game was because French PM Francois Fillon said we were not at war. Could you imagine what the MSM would be reporting if a Republican President and VP acted like this at such a time of crisis? It is simply frightening that Obama and Biden were elected at this point in time of our county’s history. How out of touch could they be?
2012 cannot come fast enough!
President Obama Grapples with Japan Earthquake, Libya and Oil Prices … As He Plays Golf & Yuks It Up at 126th Annual Gridiron Club Dinner Saturday Night
Could Obama be any more inappropriate?
According to President Barrack Obama, the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in Japan that has killed so many and caused so much destruction has left him heart broken. Really? I guess he was trying to get over his broken heart while playing golf again today or attending the 126th Annual Gridiron Club dinner is DC tonight, yuking it with the press.
In the video above Obama also tried to defend his handling of the volatility of the situation in Libya by saying, “we are slowly tightening the noose on Muammar Gaddafi”. Tightening the noose? Imagine if any one in the GOP every used such verbiage, it would be deemed hate speech. Obama also tried to dowenplay the soaring gas and oil prices.
President Barack Obama will speak at the 126th annual Gridiron Club dinner in Washington on Saturday evening.
The white-tie event is an opportunity for journalists to poke fun at public figures and political themes of the day. .
With the world in turmoil from earthquakes to escalating oil prices to uncertainty in the Middle East to the world and US economic down turn and Obama us going to find fun and humor in the political themes of the day. Really? How appropriate. Obama missed last years event because shilling for Obamacare was too important; however, with crisis every where … The Comedian in Chief thinks it is perfectly A-O-K to joke around while Americans are jobless, losing their homes and Japan is in complete disarray.
Senator John McCain (AZ-R) Says on CBS’s Face the Nation … “These Winds of Change That are Blowing”, Putin and Hu be Warned
This morning on CBS’s Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer, Republican US Senator John McCain stated that the recent governmental overthrow in Egypt would likely spur similar movements throughout the world. McCain would then go to warned leaders like Hu and Putin in countries like China and Russia that they might be next. The winds of change are blowing.
Arizona Sen. John McCain predicted on Sunday that the recent governmental overthrow in Egypt would likely spur similar movements throughout the world, and warned foreign leaders in countries like China and Russia that they might be “a little less secure” of their power in light of recent events.
“I don’t think this is confined to the Middle East, just as we believe that human rights are universal,” said McCain, in an interview with CBS’ “Face the Nation.”
“These winds of change that are blowing, I think I would be a little less cocky in the Kremlin with my KGB cronies today if I were [Russian Prime Minister] Vladimir Putin,” he warned.“I would be a little less secure in the seaside resort that [Chinese] President Hu and a few men who govern and decide the fate of 1.3 billion people.”
Obama Hope & Change: Pianist Plays Anti-American Pro-Communist Song at Obama White House State Dinner
UNREAL, IS THIS WHAT OBAMA HOPE AND CHANGE HAS COME TO … Pro-Communist songs played in the White House!!!
A Chinese pianist played an anti-American Communist propaganda song at Barack Obama’s White House State Dinner for Chinese President Hu. Why is no one surprised? Could the Obama Administration be any more pathetic of disrespectful to America and those that fought and died in the Korean War? Obviously, there was no otrage from Obama or his peeps. Let me guess, the Novice in Chief had no idea what he was listening to?
Lang Lang, a Chinese pianist, plays the piano at the White House on Jan. 19, 2011. The music he is playing is the theme song from an anti-American propaganda movie about the Korean War
Lang Lang the pianist says he chose it. Chairman Hu Jintao recognized it as soon as he heard it. Patriotic Chinese Internet users were delighted as soon as they saw the videos online. Early morning TV viewers in China knew it would be played an hour or two beforehand. At the White House State dinner on Jan. 19, about six minutes into his set, Lang Lang began tapping out a famous anti-American propaganda melody from the Korean War: the theme song to the movie “Battle on Shangganling Mountain.”
The film depicts a group of “People’s Volunteer Army” soldiers who are first hemmed in at Shanganling (or Triangle Hill) and then, when reinforcements arrive, take up their rifles and counterattack the U.S. military “jackals.”
The movie and the tune are widely known among Chinese, and the song has been a leading piece of anti-American propaganda by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for decades. CCP propaganda has always referred to the Korean War as the “movement to resist America and help [North] Korea.” The message of the propaganda is that the United States is an enemy—in fighting in the Korean War the United States’ real goal was said to be to invade and conquer China. The victory at Triangle Hill was promoted as a victory over imperialists.
This administration is as clueless as we have ever had in the WH. But wait, remember last year when the WH had no clue there was a Moa Tse Tung ornament on one of the Christmas trees in the WH? But then again, Obama just plays stupid.
Of course Barack and Michelle Obama most likely had a clueless smile on their faces the entire time as they listened to the anti-American diddy. Doesn’t anyone in this administration screen what is done in the White House? I guess this is what is allowed when China owns American debt … they get to play anti-American songs in the White House.
There is little doubt that Obama knew this was going to happen, but that he had no problem with it fits neatly with his world apology tour, his three years of apologizing for the United States in foreign lands, his bowing and scraping (literally) before kings and tyrants the world over, and his constant need to punish this country.
NEXT UP AT THE OBAMA WHITE HOUSE FOR YOUR LISTENING PLEASURE … Soviet National Anthem