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.
About Stan Guthrie
Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers.
Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's Tell Me More, WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio's New Day Florida. A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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