Earlier this week Harry Reid became unhinged when it was revealed that the uniforms for the U.S. Olympic team were made in China. Reid, the obstructionist Senate majority leader, said the uniforms ought to be put in a pile and burned. While he’s at it, perhaps he ought to look at the labels for his own clothing; he might be surprised who made it.
Maybe Reid went cracker-dog because the revelation that the uniforms were made in China undercuts the Democrats’ pernicious narrative that Mitt Romney is an evil outsourcer of American jobs. The fact is, economic reality right now means that many things are made in China and elsewhere, and jingoistic pronouncements from the Senate’s leading liberal do nothing to change that.
If Harry Reid really wanted to do something about outsourcing (he doesn’t), then he should look at the president’s own program that gave luxury foreign car maker Fisker Automotive $200 million in taxpayer money to build hybrid vehicles outside the U.S. At least the Olympic uniforms were paid for with private money.