In leftyworld, things are simple. And have nothing to do with reality.
In leftyworld, pro-democracy activists fighting against actual totalitarian regimes were supposed to be impressed by Obama’s right arc of appeasement. In reality, if you’re a political dissidents seeking a leader who will stand up to the PRC, it won’t be a Democrat.
Politico wanders confused through this elementary reality.
In a downtown cafe in Washington one recent winter morning, Xia Yeliang’s impassioned defense of Donald Trump’s politics pulled some patrons’ attention away from their mugs.
Inquisitive eyes darted toward where Xia sat, as he enthusiastically navigated a litany of conservative Republican talking points: welfare reform, immigration control, the migrant caravan, the perils of a Bernie Sanders presidency.
Curiosity would likely have turned to surprise had the customers known who Xia was: a Chinese dissident who signed the seminal Charter 08 pro-democracy manifesto and who was stripped of his Peking University professorship in 2013 amid reports he had delivered “anti-Party and anti-socialist” speeches to students.
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