White House: By Saying He Understood Why the Chinese had Their One Child Policy and Wasn’t Second Guessing it, Biden was Actually Arguing that the Policy Was Repugnant
[Guest post by Aaron Worthing; if you have tips, please send them here. Or by Twitter @AaronWorthing.]
Did you think that Biden was expressing support or at least neutrality when he said that he “understands” why China has a one child policy and wasn’t going to second guess it?
Nay! Nay, silly man! He meant that he considered it a horrible practice and was like totally tell them that, or so the White House would have you believe. Via Guy Benson, we have the official White House position by Kendra Barkoff:
The Obama Administration strongly opposes all aspects of China’s coercive birth limitation policies, including forced abortion and sterilization. The Vice President believes such practices are repugnant. He also pointed out, in China, that the policy is, as a practical matter, unsustainable. He was arguing against the One Child Policy to a Chinese audience.
Now, earlier today I suggested that the explanation might be that Biden is a moron. I take this as tacit endorsement of that theory by the White House. Which raises the question: if Joe Biden is such a bumblefrak with the language that he says one thing and his plain words mean literally the opposite from what he meant… why is he allowed anywhere near a delicate diplomatic situation? Why not give him tinker toys and let him play in the corner instead? How about a Nintendo 3DS? Something to keep him occupied…
And that is assuming this wasn’t really a Kinsley gaffe.
[Posted and authored by Aaron Worthing.]