No matter what it’s costing to send this collection of some of the biggest spending left-wingers in Congress to China for a week, I’m all for it, because it’s definitely cheaper than it would be if they stayed here.

Politico:

A Senate delegation led by Majority Leader Harry Reid arrived in Hong Kong on Monday for the start of a weeklong tour of China.

He and nine other senators will spend the week on an “informational trip” during which they plan to meet with government officials and visit American investments and clean energy projects, Democratic leadership said in a statement. The senators plan to discuss “issues including clean energy, trade issues, currency, foreign policy and human rights” with Chinese officials.

Joining Reid on the trip are six Democrats — Michael Bennet of Colorado, Barbara Boxer of California, Dick Durbin of Illinois, Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey, Jeff Merkley of Oregon and Chuck Schumer of New York — and Republicans Mike Enzi of Wyoming, Johnny Isakson of Georgia and Richard Shelby of Alabama.

The delegation plans to travel to Beijing, Chengdu and Xi’an.

When it was announced that Reid, Boxer, Durbin, Schumer and the Laut were coming, it was reported that the Mao statue in the Beijing Military Museum got a hard-on — but I’m sure it was just a coincidence.

Harry Reid will be sad to find out that if he was hoping to hear some cowboy poetry in China, he’s about five years late.

Comments

13 Responses to “Harry Reid Goes to China with Liberal Senators and Cowboy Poets (But Mostly Liberal Senators)”

  1. Nanny on April 18th, 2011 8:44 pm

    Why do republicans even go on these trips? They can preach all they want about cutting the budget and then stick us with a bill to go with none other than Reid and Schumer to China??? WTF??? Are these three RINOs channeling their inner Brokeback Mountain with Harry Reid??? Get rid of them – all of them.

  2. OK_Loyalist on April 18th, 2011 8:56 pm

    Let them keep the whole lot.

  3. Marshall_Will on April 18th, 2011 8:59 pm

    "Jeff Merkley of Oregon" Ah… "The Candidate From No…Where…"

    Gordon Smith (R) OR, was about as fair a guy you could imagine but got thrown under the bus in '08. Gordon actually voted -against- the Wars. BUT… this is Oregon so he had.ta.GO!

    Back in the early 80's Jimmy Buffet had a fantasy-themed album he named "Somewhere Over China" and Harry Reid now looks every BIT the part.

    "I could buzz… the Himalayas,
    Barrel roll above Hong Kong,
    Set her down in San Francisco
    to the clanging of a gong…"

  4. Joe Redfield on April 18th, 2011 9:44 pm

    I don't mind spending taxpayer dollars to send them over, but I strongly object to spending taxpayer dollars to bring them back.

  5. swede on April 18th, 2011 10:26 pm

    "He and nine other senators will spend the week on an “informational trip” during which they plan to meet with government officials and visit American investments and clean energy projects"

    Hey Harry, don't forget to visit the GE plant where they make CF light bulbs. GE lobbied for the ban on incandescent bulbs – costing thousands of US jobs – and now they make their CF bulbs in China. There's your HopeyChangey green jobs, and Immelt is on Barry's economic recovery board. Go figure.

  6. SignPainterGuy on April 18th, 2011 11:04 pm

    Point well taken, but seeing as how they are most likely looking for ideas for how we can be more like China, I say, "If you wanna go, it`s on yer own damn dime !!!"

  7. OK_Loyalist on April 19th, 2011 1:39 am

    I think I saw you a MM's today ;)

  8. Clu Seatoe on April 19th, 2011 2:27 am

    In the days of the old west, mostly inside the saloons they had places like this. Places where one could snort it back, hawk up a slippery wad, mix it with a chunk o’chew and let fly. They were called spittoons.

    Yeah, at the end of every day, after be’n force fed a steady daily diet of MSM Liberal dung and RINO road apples, sometimes even grandma’s gott’a spit.

    Now where’s that Scope.

  9. OK_Loyalist on April 19th, 2011 2:57 am

    What scope … iron sight at 1000yds

    Nothing says victory like a M-1 Grande … Patton agrees

    '03 Springfield

  10. SignPainterGuy on April 19th, 2011 3:10 am

    .30-06 Springfield……heavy enough not to kill at both ends !

  11. Clu Seatoe on April 19th, 2011 3:22 am

    Maybe I’ll switch to Listerine — less confusion.

  12. OK_Loyalist on April 19th, 2011 3:29 am

    You are an odd one…

  13. OK_Loyalist on April 19th, 2011 3:45 am

    Don't take it wrong …. this could end up being an asset

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