Archive for December 5th, 2008

Friday, December 5, 2008

This is for you, Neddy…

And that is why conservative crying now is so disingenuous. Those of us who supported Obama celebrate because of the extraordinary historical moment that has unfolded.  And that moment was made possible by decades of work and struggle by the Democratic party.  To complain that the celebration would not be the same if Obama had been conservative or Republican is to complain about an impossibility.  It is to suggest a false inconsistency, or a latent hypocrisy of sorts, when, in fact, inconsistency is precisely what needs to be celebrated; and that inconsistency is this: Democrats have long supported and worked with African-Americans and listened to their concerns; conservatives and Republicans have not.”

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Friday, December 5, 2008

KMT divided, President Ma elaborates on Dalai Lama Visit

Taiwan’s president Ma Ying-jeou in a meeting with Italian members of parliament today:

“We in Taiwan have very friendly feelings for the Dalai Lama. He has also been to Taiwan twice. However, right now isn’t the best time for him to visit Taiwan. When the time is right, he will be most welcome to come to Taiwan for religious activities.”


From Lianhe Zaobao Net, Singapore »

The Taipei Times published some Taiwanese reactions on president Ma’s statement made in a briefing with the Taiwan Foreign Correspondents Club earlier. The KMT is divided over the issue, according to the report.

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