Hu is visiting Chicago because he is likely meeting with Obama's campaign, which is located in Chicago. David Axelrod is already back in the Second City prepping Obama's campaign. Bill Daley's home base is in Chicago. Rahm Emanuel, a chief architect of Obama's original victory, is running for mayor in Chicago. During the 2008 election cycle, foreign money flooded into Obama's campaign coffers from countries, including Thailand, France, Austria, Germany, Brazil, Hong Kong, Sweden, Uganda, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.
Historically, we also know that Democratic presidents seeking to raise money for re-election have not been shy about reaching out to the Chinese. In 1996, the Democratic National Committee, desperate to recover from a shocking midterm defeat, worked with Chinese agents to funnel money into U.S. elections. In return, President Clinton declassified millions of pages of secret military technology, allowing China to dramatically accelerate its weapons capabilities. No wonder Gen. Ji Shengde, the Chinese intelligence head, explained to one of the Democratic money launderers, "We really like your president. We want to see him re-elected."
If they liked Clinton, they must love President Obama. Obama has made America's economy almost completely reliant on China's. He has slashed America's missile defense capabilities. He has stated over and over again that China is a model of development. Obama has already outsourced America's debt to China. Why not outsource his re-election campaign, too?
This sycophantic display by President Obama to President Hu is sickening enough in light of the fact that China continues to support anti-American regimes around the globe. It is even more sickening when we consider that Obama's personal ambition is matched only by his opportunism, and that his administration -- a combination of Chicago thuggery and Clintonian trickery -- is short on cash. If you're wondering where Obama's 2012 cash comes from, therefore, guess Hu.
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