From the Cleveland Plain Dealer, a great moment of Rep Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) foot in mouth:
“This is about our children and grandchildren,” he said. “We have to get the word out – ‘Buy American.’ This is a matter of our allegiance to our own communities, our belief in each other, our commitment to each other.”
While Ohio has about 16,000 workers building Honda automobiles, engines and transmissions, Kucinich later said he defined “American” as being made by a union. The UAW has failed in its effort to organize the Honda plants.
I think Kucinich needs to reevaluate his views on GM and Ford’s unionization and realize that they share about as much blame as the management in losing Ohio jobs.