Sunday, November 14, 2010

On bowing to foreign opinion II

Bernard Shaw said there are two tragedies in life: one being not to get your heart's desire, and the other, to get it. Barack Obama entered office with a heart full of desires, including an end to what the historians call the myth of American exceptionalism. He went around the world, apologizing for his predecessors. We have sinned, he admitted! We are a nation like any other! Well, of course the world took him at his word. As a result, he went to the G-20 summit and got sand kicked in his face. He couldn't even get the Koreans to sign the trade agreement that the Bush administration negotiated three years ago, and that was blocked in the Congress by Nancy Pelosi!

This is very popular in the faculty lounge, but it will cost us dearly over the years, as European automobiles enter South Korea at more favorable terms than those from Ford and General Motors.... Oh, and did you catch the news that a Chinese automaker hopes to take 16 percent of those GM shares soon to go on the market, heavily subsidized by your taxes? Blue skies! -- Dan Ford

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