Finally, a leader who refuses to pander to the giant corporations and foreign demons who threaten the greatness of this Nation!
On December 19th, at a campaign appearance in Concord, NH, Senator Barack Obama boldly answered a citizen's question--a question which I can't find transcribed or recorded anywhere--about how he would respond to the deadly deluge of lead-tainted toys that flowed into the US from China last year:
I would stop the import of all toys from China. Now, I have to say that that's about 80 percent of toys that are being imported right now..."I assume there was more to that sentence, but when presented with such bold, decisive, Country First leadership, who cares??
After Obama's brave vision was criticized by corrupt Chinese officials eager to maintain their stranglehold on America's lucrative lead toy market, an earnest Obama spokesman stood firm, issuing an even more pointed threat:
A spokesman for Obama, Josh Earnest, said the candidate had been referring in New Hampshire to banning "toys that contain more than a trace level of lead, coming from China or anywhere else."Right, that's exactly what he was referring to! Lead toys from China or anywhere else, which are about 80 percent of toys being imported right now. That's awesome! Now watch the flip-flopping hypocrisy as the other candidates all scramble to adopt Obama's most excellent policy proposal. It might take them up to four months, but mark my words, they'll fall in line.
12/19/07, the comments are awesome like this post: Obama: Stop Chinese Toy Imports [thecaucus@nytimes]
12/24/07, protecting America from Godless Communists. On Christmas Eve!: Obama Defends Toy-Ban Stance Against China's Foreign Ministry [allheadlinenews.com]
04/08, after crisis has passed: Aging McCain endorses Obama ban on all Chinese toys