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Wal-Mart botches their new 'Buy America' ad campaign
NBC Olympics Coverage ^ | 2/24/2014 | MeganC

Posted on 02/24/2014 11:15:52 AM PST by MeganC

Forgive me if someone has posted this already but I searched FR first and found nothing so here goes!

Did anyone see Wal-Mart's new ad during the coverage of the closing ceremonies of the Sochi Olympics last night? Did you just love the images of American factory workers and the inspiring narration about how Wal-Mart is committing to creating jobs in the USA?

And didn't you just love how they reinforced their committment to American jobs with a background track of inspiring music that celebrated the Working Man?

Meaning they used a song called 'Working Man'.

By a band called 'Rush'.

Who are from Canada?

I'm sure Canada appreciates the royalty income their band is generating in a 'Buy American' ad campaign. I'm also not surprised that Wal-Mart didn't even try to find an American band to do their music.


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: ohnoes; rush; stretch; walmart
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1 posted on 02/24/2014 11:15:53 AM PST by MeganC
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To: MeganC

Yor link goes right back to FreeRepublic.


2 posted on 02/24/2014 11:20:24 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: MeganC

Was a great song choice.

Better that than springsteen


3 posted on 02/24/2014 11:20:35 AM PST by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: MeganC

From the company which brings us hundreds of millions of tons of Communist Chinese and foreign products....

Are now going to save America.


4 posted on 02/24/2014 11:21:21 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Mount Athos

Especially since Geddy Lee et al are Libertarians.


5 posted on 02/24/2014 11:23:02 AM PST by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: MeganC

If that’s the only objection you can find to Wal-Mart’s campaign, I’d suggest you stop looking at the trees and focus on the forest.


6 posted on 02/24/2014 11:24:03 AM PST by IronJack
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To: MeganC
Daily Mail from Feb. 17th... Out of tune: Walmart's new ad promoting American factories features song from a CANADIAN band
7 posted on 02/24/2014 11:24:10 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: dragnet2

Actually, I was mentioning to Mr sneakers the other day that Walmart seems to be carrying more things that are labelled “Made in America”. It’s a small step, but it’s in the right direction. Besides, go to any store chain, and most of the goods are made in China or elsewhere.


8 posted on 02/24/2014 11:26:02 AM PST by sneakers ( Quinn: "Liberty is the solution to the human condition.")
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To: MeganC

“Blue Collar Man” by STYX.


9 posted on 02/24/2014 11:28:01 AM PST by bigheadfred
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To: MeganC
*Sigh*

To some people, Wal-Mart can do no good. To the 200 million Americans who shop their every week, they're happy to get more bang for their buck while providing more for their families. And, maybe, they'll even have a little bit left over for other things like retirement or to send their kids to college. Damn Wal-Mart for saving people money!

10 posted on 02/24/2014 11:31:13 AM PST by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: MeganC

Mike Rowe is part of this Walmart campaign and he’s a very good guy who loves America. I think Walmart can at least bring awareness to the low information people around the country and do some good with this.

One more point, most American rock and pop bands despise America and work against America whenever possible. Think of Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Miley, Gaga etc.. They would have to go country to find a band that loves America.


11 posted on 02/24/2014 11:31:17 AM PST by bigtoona
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To: sneakers

Not even the labels in Walmart the say “Made in The USA” are made in the USA.


12 posted on 02/24/2014 11:31:43 AM PST by Oliviaforever
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This has nothing to do with economic nationalism.

Wages are rising in China plus fuel prices are rising as well.

American manufacturing is increasingly competitive with Chinese exports.

A larger and larger percentage of goods will be manufactured within NAFTA taking market share from China and other Asian countries. Much of it will have enough American content to be labeled “Made in USA or Assembled in the USA.”


13 posted on 02/24/2014 11:32:05 AM PST by Reaganez
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To: sneakers
Walmart has been trying to sell US made goods for years. I remember when they had Made in US signs on tables of American made goods.

One of the big problems is that we don't make many things any longer.

14 posted on 02/24/2014 11:32:25 AM PST by Abby4116
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To: MeganC

Ahem. The campaign is “Made in America”. Canada is also, if you haven’t consulted a map, in America.

Now, if the campaign was “Made in the USA”, you might have a SMALL point. . .


15 posted on 02/24/2014 11:33:10 AM PST by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: MeganC

I’m proud to be a Walmart shopper.


16 posted on 02/24/2014 11:35:58 AM PST by McGruff (Every night has it's dawn.)
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To: MeganC

ZZzzz....

Needs to go to the FR Facebook forum.


17 posted on 02/24/2014 11:36:25 AM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: MeganC

If they had picked an American song it most likely would have been something by that Communist, Bruce Springsteen.

I’d rather Canadians have the money.


18 posted on 02/24/2014 11:39:39 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: bigtoona

“They would have to go country to find a band that loves America.”

Yeah, like the Dixie Chunks.


19 posted on 02/24/2014 11:41:23 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: Oliviaforever
Not even the labels in Walmart the say “Made in The USA” are made in the USA.

It is funny you should mention that. I had dealings (had) with a company sewing garments. I asked how their tags said "Made in the USA," when the factories were in Mexico. Apparently, they thought that making the labels here was enough.

20 posted on 02/24/2014 11:51:18 AM PST by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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