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Thursday, December 16, 2021

Slave owners rent a senator

Democrats keep saying Republicans want to return to the 1950s (which would be an improvement).

But Democrats are moving back to the 1850s. For the first time in 170 years, a Democrat senator has sold his vote to people who use slaves.

That would be Democrat Senator Ron Wyden, D-Nike.

The Daily Caller reported, "Wyden blocked the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act which the House passed unanimously Tuesday and the Senate was expected to overwhelmingly approve. President Joe Biden vowed to sign the bill once passed by both chambers and work with Congress to 'ensure global supply chains are free of forced labor,' White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement."

Forced labor is a euphemism for slavery.

There are 60,000 reasons for Wyden going out of his way to block a law that opposes slavery.

The story said, "Several top Nike executives funneled more than $60,000 to the re-election campaign of Democratic Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden over the course of just days in September."

Slaves make Nike shoes.

The rest of the press is running cover for Wyden. The Hill did not mention Nike in its story on Wyden because Nike buying off a Democrat senator does not fit the narrative.

The media is too busy pressing Manchin to fold on holding up the multi-trillion-dollar spending spree that Democrats want. The argument is that one senator should not hold up what barely half the Senate wants.

But it is OK for another senator to hold up what an overwhelming majority of Congress wants. Only one member of the House voted against the anti-slavery bill. 

Wyden sold out for $60,000? He's a piker. LeBron James and other BLM celebrities not only accept millions of dollars from Nike but they defend Red China. LBJ tried to get an NBA general manager fined or even fired for criticizing Red China's use of slaves.

Surely, Wyden should have held out for a line of signature shoes.

But there was a happy ending today. The Senate got around Wyden and passed the bill. Biden will sign it.

AP politely did not mention Wyden's opposition.