The former ambassador to China, John Huntsman, who acted more like he was the ambassador from China was kicked out of the Republican presidential primary race today. Voters didn’t buy his “everything is cool with China” line of BS.
Good for them.
But that won’t stop Rick Perry and Rick Santorum from following in Huntsman’s footsteps. Both of those fools are saying that jobs haven’t moved to China because of cheap labor, but rather because of the heavy-handed regulations imposed by Democrats that have chased manufacturing out of the country.
Will that line of BS work any better than Huntsman’s BS? No, it won’t, and both Perry and Santorum know it. You see, that message is not aimed at voters. It is aimed at corporate donors. Translation: “Look at me! I’m protecting your massive sweatshop profits. I’m your boy. Send me money!”
When Americans spend their unemployment checks and food-stamp credits at Walmart, where everything on the shelves is stamped “Made in China”, they know what the problem is. And any politician that tries to convince them otherwise just looks like a damn fool.
Mitt Romney has the hardest line on China, and he is winning. Is that a coincidence? I don’t know, but if it were the decisive issue, the main-stream media would not inform you of the fact. The MSM works to cover up the true nature of globalization on behalf of the plutocracy.
President Obama has done nothing about China. As a matter of fact, he rubber-stamped even more Republican free-trade treaties. So, if offshoring jobs turns out to be a pivotal issue in November, Obama may be vulnerable. What could his defense possibly be? He had four years. He did nothing. He could attack Romney for offshoring jobs at Bain Capital, but that’s small potatoes compared to what has occurred on the national level – Obama’s beat.
Of course, Obama is already taking action with his “in-sourcing” initiative. But will it be too little, too late? After all, in November, everything at Walmart will still say “Made in China”.