Decades after the fall of the Soviet Union, it appears that conservatives are ready to embrace Communism.
What else could explain the spree of leading conservatives — reacting to historic strikes by fed up workers — pledging to shop at Wal-Mart?
The company gets a large share of the goods it sells to consumers from the Chinese. In fact, one estimate finds that Wal-Mart alone is responsible for 11 percent of the U.S. trade deficit with China.
Here’s some of the leading conservatives who are making this de facto pledge to support Communist China:
Dan Gainor, the VP of Business and Culture for the Media Research Center and a frequent Fox News.com contributor. (We’re not sure why believing in God is supposed to make progressives angry.):
A Tea Party group in San Diego is urging its members to perform a “buycott” of Wal-Mart and to support the store because unions are “trying to take over” the chain. Posters at the far-right discussion board Free Republic are also pledging solidarity. One writes, “As much as I dislike shopping on any day, if these thugs strike my local walmart I will be forced to shop there on Black Friday in solidarity with freedom loving people.”
One has to wonder how supporting a corporation that gets much of its goods from a country where people are oppressed by a totalitarian government is in any way supporting freedom.
The split between conservatives and progressives on this issue is telling. Progressives are supporting a historic wave of strikes and many are boycotting Wal-Mart to stand up for a beleaguered workforce. Conservatives are embracing an employer that is forcing its employees to leave their families to work on Thanksgiving Day while selling products that help prop up a totalitarian government overseas which rules over workers that are lucky to get the official minimum wage of 44 cents an hour.