File this under world turned upside down–or under political opportunism–depending on your viewpoint. According to The Hill, Republican lawmakers are criticizing the Obama administration for failing to support Tibetan rights and human rights in general by not meeting with the Dalai Lama. Since 1991, the leader of the Tibetan government-in-exile has visited the White House all 10 times he has been to Washington. George W. Bush even awarded His Holiness the Congressional Medal of Honor in 2007. The Dalai Lama did meet Senator John McCain and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, however. I just wonder if the GOP knows it is supporting a Marxist (socialism! death panels!). Regardless, just another opportunity for my fixed view of reality to be twisted in knots this Wednesday morning.
(Photo credit of said obliterated worldview – above – unknown).