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Posted: 1/8/2005 7:13:33 AM EDT
China's feelings about the Bush victory
Brookes News ^ | 11.08.04 | Peter Zhang


China's feelings about the Bush victory

Peter Zhang
BrookesNews.Com
Monday 8 November 2004

That Kerry's defeat is a disappointment to the regime is no surprise to China watchers. The regime regarded Kerry as a self-absorbed, vacillating, weak and an unpatriotic man with little or no character. Just the kind of man they would like to see as president of the United States.

Unlike the majority of Kerry's domestic critics he was not seen as a "flip-flopper," far from it. To those schooled in Marxist-Leninist principles anything that serves socialism is justified.

Therefore Kerry's continual reversals, rationalisations, lies and denials were viewed as merely a means to conceal and advance his own view of America. A view that he knew the mass of Americans would find unacceptable. This is why he was forced to sail under false colours.

One effect of Kerry's defeat is to set some wondering about the alleged decline of American power and resolve. There are those who think that America is in a terminal state of decline, despite its recent military victories. A Kerry victory would have lent some force to this view. (In their minds only an ignoramus or someone who detested his country would vote for a man like Kerry).

This is an important point. The more the regime thinks that American resolve is real and strengthening the less inclined it will be to listen to reckless military advice, particularly with respect to Taiwan.

China's America watchers have been delving into the innards of the election result. What they found does not bode well for Chinese militarists or Democrats. The regime, as I have mentioned before, is acutely aware of the powerful influence that America's mainstream media wields in its political affairs.

From their point of view they have for many years considered this influence benign in that it indirectly served the interests of the regime. Kerry's defeat now suggests that this influence is on the wane.

Beijing firmly believes that were it not for the rise of what has become the new or alternative media Kerry would now be president. Moreover they also believe that the results conceal the true magnitude of the Bush victory.

Roughly speaking, if one makes adjustments for the "blame America crowd" and those who were influenced by the media and the mass of anti-Bush propaganda the anti-Kerry vote was massive.

As they see it, the more informed the American public becomes the more it will shift toward the Republicans. This assumes that Democrats will not learn from their mistakes. A reasonable assumption, at least in the short term, considering that the left apparently controls the party.

That the alternative media played a significant role in re-electing Bush troubles the regime. What if the net provides the Chinese people with alternative views and a source of news and facts that could undermine the regime's legitimacy? Expect intensified attempts to control the net.

I think it is safe to conclude that the regime will largely accommodate itself to the Bush administration. Although there still might be some sabre-rattling over Taiwan's independence it will go no further than that.






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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: CHINA; COMMIESFORKERRY; DEMOCRATS; ELECTIONPRESIDENT; GEOPOLITCS; KERRY; KERRYDEFEAT
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1 posted on 01/07/2005 6:38:09 PM PST by Dr. Marten
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Link Posted: 1/8/2005 7:26:56 AM EDT
I remember during the 2000 elections their leader at the time (name escapes me) was on tv and he mentioned with a big smile how "We like Al Gore.  We can do business with him."

I'll bet. Especially after he and the Clintons forked over anything they could offer to the Chinese military-industrial complex in exchange for donations to the DNC. God, I'm so glad the Clintons are gone.  Got to keep The Beast out of the White House at all costs.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 7:34:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/8/2005 7:36:12 AM EDT by motown_steve]
Interesting. We have gotten a four year reprive.

I wonder what the Chicoms would think of RINO's like Rudy, McCain and Ahnuld.

I also wonder how strong Rudy, McCain or Ahnuld would be on national defense if we were talking about Taiwan/China instead of Iraq.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 7:41:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/8/2005 7:42:37 AM EDT by TheHappyBlaster]


Got to keep The Beast out of the White House at all costs.



More good news...

 Friday, Jan. 7, 2005 5:28 p.m. EST
Hillary's Former Finance Director Indicted

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's former finance director has been indicted on charges of causing false campaign finance reports to be filed with the Federal Election Commission, the Justice Department said Friday.

The indictment of David Rosen, unsealed in Los Angeles, focuses on his fund-raising for an Aug. 12, 2000, gala for Clinton in Los Angeles. The New York Democrat was still first lady at the time.

While the event allegedly cost more than $1.2 million, the indictment said, Rosen reported contributions of about $400,000, knowing the figure to be false.
The indictment charged that Rosen provided some documents to the an FEC compliance officer but withheld the true costs of the event and provided false documents to substantiate the lower figure.

In one instance, Rosen obtained and delivered a fraudulent invoice stating the cost of a concert associated with the gala was $200,000 when he know that figure was false, according to the indictment. The actual cost of the concert was more than $600,000.

Each of the four counts of making a false statement carries a maximum penalty of up to five years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines upon conviction.


© 2005 Associated Press.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 7:43:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheHappyBlaster:

Got to keep The Beast out of the White House at all costs.



More good news...

 Friday, Jan. 7, 2005 5:28 p.m. EST
Hillary's Former Finance Director Indicted

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's former finance director has been indicted on charges of causing false campaign finance reports to be filed with the Federal Election Commission, the Justice Department said Friday.

The indictment of David Rosen, unsealed in Los Angeles, focuses on his fund-raising for an Aug. 12, 2000, gala for Clinton in Los Angeles. The New York Democrat was still first lady at the time.

While the event allegedly cost more than $1.2 million, the indictment said, Rosen reported contributions of about $400,000, knowing the figure to be false.
The indictment charged that Rosen provided some documents to the an FEC compliance officer but withheld the true costs of the event and provided false documents to substantiate the lower figure.

In one instance, Rosen obtained and delivered a fraudulent invoice stating the cost of a concert associated with the gala was $200,000 when he know that figure was false, according to the indictment. The actual cost of the concert was more than $600,000.

Each of the four counts of making a false statement carries a maximum penalty of up to five years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines upon conviction.


© 2005 Associated Press.



I wonder if Mr. Rosen is going to shoot himself in a park too.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 8:01:35 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 8:11:09 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 8:19:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:

(In their minds only an ignoramus or someone who detested his country would vote for a man like Kerry).



Astute.  



I find it sad that a bunch of commie bastards have a better grasp on reality than nearly half our population.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 8:24:27 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 8:49:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By motown_steve:


I wonder if Mr. Rosen is going to shoot himself in a park too.



No, he'll probably shoot himself during an airplane crash.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 9:00:32 AM EDT
Very interesting thread.  Food for thought.  TT
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 9:02:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Jason280:

Originally Posted By motown_steve:


I wonder if Mr. Rosen is going to shoot himself in a park too.



No, he'll probably shoot himself during an airplane crash.



Nah, he'll drive his car off a bridge, leave some chick for dead in the passenger seat, and gain more popularity with the democrats.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 9:27:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:

(In their minds only an ignoramus or someone who detested his country would vote for a man like Kerry).



Astute.  



Link Posted: 1/8/2005 9:32:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:

Originally Posted By Swindle1984:

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:

(In their minds only an ignoramus or someone who detested his country would vote for a man like Kerry).



Astute.  



I find it sad that a bunch of commie bastards have a better grasp on reality than nearly half our population.



48% man, 48% fall into the "ignoramus or someone who detested his country" category.  

I still embrace the "America--love it or leave it!" attitude of a couple decades ago.  


50% of the population is below avg. intelligence.  Go figure.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 10:52:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By j-fonz:

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:

Originally Posted By Swindle1984:

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:

(In their minds only an ignoramus or someone who detested his country would vote for a man like Kerry).



Astute.  



I find it sad that a bunch of commie bastards have a better grasp on reality than nearly half our population.



48% man, 48% fall into the "ignoramus or someone who detested his country" category.  

I still embrace the "America--love it or leave it!" attitude of a couple decades ago.  


50% of the population is below avg. intelligence.  Go figure.



Hey, that's my line!

(See my signature line)  
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