Biden: the gaffer who keeps on gaffing

So, our vice-president is in China. While there, you would think our nation’s second-highest constitutional officer would do his best to represent American values to our biggest creditors China’s rulers with wit, intelligence, and grace.

But then you would remember this is Joe Biden we’re talking about.

And when it comes to the Chinese national policy of once child per family, with its forced abortions, near genocide of female infants, and forced sterilization, Joe fully understands:

D’oh! 

Kathryn Jean Lopez of National Review quotes Speaker John Boehner to blast Biden’s… well, Biden’s moral stupidity:

“It’s disappointing that Vice President Biden did not mention the severe women’s rights atrocities that are committed in the name of the One Child Policy — forced abortion, involuntary sterilization, and gendercide,” Reggie Littlejohn, president of Women’s Rights without Frontiers, says. “China’s One Child Policy causes more violence to women and girls than any other official policy on earth. To merely mention the economic consequences is to turn a blind eye to the terrible human suffering caused by forced abortion. Chinese women are literally dragged out of their homes, strapped to tables and forced to abort.”

KJL also mentions in passing the demographic bomb that will set off an economic disaster for China: briefly, China’s one child policy means that fewer and fewer workers will be available to support an increasingly aging and huge population, and it’s going to hit soon, by 2039, in some estimates. It is also a danger to their military, and thus China’s global ambitions. By any measure, China’s one-child policy is a self-inflicted slow-motion national disaster.

But Joe fully understands.

LINKS: My blog-buddy ST has a spot-on post with several good links of its own.

AFTERTHOUGHT: This is the guy Obama picked to lend “gravitas” to his administration? In that case, I’d hate to have seen what his idea of “buffoonery” was.

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4 Responses to Biden: the gaffer who keeps on gaffing

  1. [...] of Versailles in 1789? Ready to pull your hair out at the thought of having Vice President Biden  a total buffoon represent us at the court of our chief [...]

  2. bob says:

    I listened to a story recently on National Public Radio (of all places!) about some of the collateral damage China’s one-child policy has caused; namely, that there is a very high divorce rate among Chinese young people. It seems that all these young adults who grew up without siblings (or aunts, uncles, or cousins in many cases — another result of the one-child limit) have no idea how to get along with another person; the give-and-take and self-sacrifice and other social skills that most kids learn from living with siblings, these kids have never learned at all. After marriage, when they find themselves living with another person who is just as self-centered and unwilling to compromise as they are, they have no clue how to handle it. They fight all the time and the marriage soon falls apart.

    One particularly distressing aspect of the situation is that when young couples divorce in China, if they have a child, often neither parent wants it — because each hopes to get married again, and if they have already used up their quota, they could not legally have a child with a new spouse. If there’s anything worse for a child than having his parents divorce, it’s being unwanted by both parents after the family has broken up.

    p.s. Joe Biden is a jackass.

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