HT to Dena Bunis at the Register:
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher has authored a resolution,Ã‚Â HRes610, thatÃ‚Â would condemn human rights violations in China by encouraging the USOC to boycott the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
This is an off resolution from Congressman DinoFart, who chided the anti-tortureÃ‚Â crowd last year sayingÃ‚Â he hoped “its yourÃ‚Â families killed in the next terrorist attack.”Ã‚Â And odd because while in the Republican House majority, the congressman ddi nothing to speak out against the poallets of money we get from the PRC to finance our massive federal debt and federal budget deficits.
Bunis reports thatÃ‚Â even if itÃ‚Â gets to the House floor, it’s unlikely toÃ‚Â keep the U.S. out of the ’08Ã‚Â Games.
If the Congressman wants to play OC’s favorite historical political game of “let’s bash the communists,” shouldn’t he have been more vocal against taking their money? And China is a looming economic power.Ã‚Â As the representative of a Pacific Ocean bordering district, the Congressman should be finding ways to work with the Chinese on joint economic issues where political influence for human rights might actually reap some reward.Ã‚Â But human rights isn’t Dana’s strong suit unless its on behalf of a fellow Republican.Ã‚Â (psst: read the whole story in the link for context)