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U.S. Olympic Uniforms: Made in China by Democratic Donorís company
Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 13, 2012 | Washington Free Beacon Staff

Posted on 07/13/2012 1:08:13 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Lawmakers were livid to discover that the United States’ Olympic team uniforms were made in China. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) even suggested “they should take all the uniforms, put them in a big pile and burn them and start all over again.”

The company who designed the uniforms, Ralph Lauren, has received less scrutiny. Few outlets have noted that Ralph Lauren himself is a prominent contributor to President Obama and the Democratic Party.

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Lauren has given $7,300 to Obama since 2008, and more than $35,000 to the Democratic National Committee.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Nevada; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: china; harryreid; olympic

1 posted on 07/13/2012 1:08:20 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Mongo no like when Democrat Double-Standard found out.
Mongo just pawn in game of life."


2 posted on 07/13/2012 1:10:11 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: Free ThinkerNY

One thing I will never be accused of is donating to Obama’s campaign or the DNC.

Although when I think of it , I am contributing every time that imbecile get’s on Air Force One, or one of the busses I bought for him.


3 posted on 07/13/2012 1:11:52 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Well, at least they weren't made in Buffett’s Honduran sweatshops...
4 posted on 07/13/2012 1:14:20 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Too many thinking Freepers have left the building...)
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To: Venturer

“...or one of the busses I bought for him.”

...from Canada.


5 posted on 07/13/2012 1:15:29 PM PDT by moovova (Ladies & Gentlemen...Pandora has left the box.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think that the initial order for the US Army’s black berets also came from China. I know as far back as Desert Storm the Army had trouble finding a US company to make all the desert “boonie hats” for the troops deploying to Saudi Arabia.

Now Harry Reid has been around. For him to act surprised that there are essentially no domestic sources for manufactured clothing strains credulity. This is not a new situation.


6 posted on 07/13/2012 1:16:38 PM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So Ralph is an “outsourcer”

HA !!!!


7 posted on 07/13/2012 1:17:36 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: SparkyBass
Lawmakers were livid to discover that the United States’ Olympic team uniforms were made in China.

"We have to protect our phoney baloney jobs here, gentlemen! We must do something about this immediately! Immediately! Immediately! Harrumph! Harrumph!"

8 posted on 07/13/2012 1:19:22 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: SparkyBass

We’re headed over a financial cliff and all Harry has to worry about is the Olympic uniforms? Granted, I am miffed by the revelation, especially the queer looking berets, but come on.


9 posted on 07/13/2012 1:21:02 PM PDT by animal172 (Calling the Founding Fathers!! We need your help.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

CHOKE on it, Harry.


10 posted on 07/13/2012 1:26:38 PM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Lawmakers were livid to discover that the United States’ Olympic team uniforms were made in China."

Outsourcing is why we have unemployment, stupid.

About everything bought has been outsourced. And nothing will be done about it because money is speech, money talks and campaigners listen.

11 posted on 07/13/2012 1:37:06 PM PDT by ex-snook (without forgiveness there is no Christianity)
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To: dfwgator

We need to outsource Congress.


12 posted on 07/13/2012 1:41:29 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: animal172

I don’t care about the uniforms, as long as they don’t dip our flag before the Queen during the Opening Ceremonies....now that would piss me off.


13 posted on 07/13/2012 1:43:02 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Tallguy
For him to act surprised that there are essentially no domestic sources for manufactured clothing strains credulity.

Hey Harry, the folks who are making the products don't have to worry about the extravagant benefits, unions and excessive workplace regulations that drive up the unit costs of their product and can still afford to ship them half way around the world. Welcome to reality a**hole.

14 posted on 07/13/2012 1:49:46 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What IS it with Democrats and berets!???

If Lauren REALLY wanted a hat that represented America or American sports (as he claimed), why not use the iconic baseball cap??

Doesn’t it represent America and American sports!!???


15 posted on 07/13/2012 1:51:24 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: nascarnation
Ralph Lauren made everybody look like a 1920's queer cricketer with a bad tailor. Those blazers are way too tight, too short, and just plain faggy. Also what's with the polo logo ... it's frickin' HUGE! What team are these people playing for, Ralph's or our country's?

BTW, when's the last time a straight guy wore a scarf outside his blazer ... in the summer. Or tucked in his tennis sweater.

And those tea-cozy hats? Yo Ralph, save the duds for the Gay Olympics, OK? Was Rahm Emmanuel in charge of this?

16 posted on 07/13/2012 1:53:45 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (So, Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and FU Roberts can't figure out if Obama is a Natural Born Citizen?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Outsource much......... hilarious.


17 posted on 07/13/2012 2:13:57 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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I’m wearing an NSA patrol cap as I type. There is a label on the inside with the Agency shield on one side, and a “made in China” on the other.


18 posted on 07/13/2012 2:52:20 PM PDT by Ax
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To: DustyMoment

If they’re trying to look formal, make it Cowboy hats, boots, and blue jeans. Works just fine here in TX.


19 posted on 07/13/2012 3:00:15 PM PDT by Made In The USA (Can we cut the BS and just say it like it is?)
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To: dfwgator

I was thinking the same thing - we did not do it at the winter olympics last time, but I keep thinking the way Obama dips his hiney to foreign leaders, he might order it. On the other hand, this will be England and he hates everything English, so probably not this year.


20 posted on 07/13/2012 3:53:23 PM PDT by pineybill
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It’s crazy, it’s everywhere. I have to go out of my way to make sure that the flags I buy are made in the USA.


21 posted on 07/13/2012 3:56:00 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) even suggested “they should take all the uniforms, put them in a big pile and burn them and start all over again.”

Hey dingy hairy, why don't you ax all members of congress to burn your clothes if they are made in China?......

..... On second thought, never mind.

22 posted on 07/13/2012 4:26:08 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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