How things work in Washington D.C. And how things work in the real world.
“I think the Chinese were humiliated,” Schumer said on ABC’s “This Week.” “I think the Chinese were caught lying. I think it’s a real step back for them.”
“I think they are probably gonna have to get rid of it or do something,” Schumer said. “Because they look really bad.”
Or something. And what if they don’t?
One of the nation’s top elected officials doesn’t seem to grasp why China might want to fly a spy balloon over Montana. Beijing wasn’t trying to get information about our dairy operations, the PRC was spying on our defense installations in the homeland. That’s serious prep for a war.
China is thinking about beating us in a war that might escalate to the point of being fought in the United States or that will involve a possible nuclear exchange.
That’s levels of seriousness being caring if it looks “really bad”. It is really bad.
In D.C., being caught in a failed spy operation requires urgent damage control because no one there is serious and everything is small ball. China just pushes harder because it really is serious about world domination. And at the very least toppling us as a superpower. Its wolf warrior diplomacy is based on that premise.
China hasn’t apologized for the espionage, it doubled down with more threats.
To Senator Schumer, everything is perception. He doesn’t really believe in anything, like a lot of top Democrats, and reality is just how you spin it. He’s currently enabling the leftist destruction of the United States because it’s good for his career. If the Chinese make a good enough offer, he’ll go to work for them. And he won’t be the first.
The Chinese are serious. They don’t care if they’ve been caught lying, they care whether their lying advances their strategic goals. And those goals are reality-based, not perception-based. They want to win. Our leaders don’t even have any concept of what winning looks like.