After Pope Francis left and John Boehner announced he would be leaving, there was high comedy in Washington to end the week.

Chinese President Xi Jinping dropped by the White House for a chat about cybersecurity.

Liz Klimas in The Blaze reported the results, in President Obama’s words: “Today I can announce that our two countries reached a common understanding on the way forward. The Chinese and the U.S. will not support theft of intellectual property.”

But Mr. Obama admitted there is work to be done: “We will be watching closely and make an assessment.”

There you have it, all you federal employees and contractors whose personal information is in the hands of the Chinese. They now promise to play nice, and the government has your back.

Right.

Just ask any DIY/Indie musician, and even established artists in the biz whose physical sales have shriveled too almost nothing because of Chinese theft of intellectual property. Ask any company whose nifty invention has been reverse-engineered.

A recent Quinnipiac University National Poll found that 71% of Americans are dissatisfied with the country’s direction. Part of that dissatisfaction stems from the feeling they are being played for chumps by politicians.

In the case of Donald Trump (and to a large extent Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders), voters hear a candidate speaking from the heart, not from a focus group. They also hear a candidate determined not to be played for a chump by the Chinese, the Russians, the Iranians or anybody else.

They see the opposite in Speaker Boehner.

I wanted to like him, I really did, because we’re both orange. But it’s time to put aside identity politics.

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