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The Corporate Party of America and the Trade Deal

Posted by Charles II on June 23, 2015

Meteor Blades:

Democrats who voted for cloture[on the TransPacific Partnership “trade” deal]:

Michael Bennet of Colorado, Maria Cantwell of Washington, Thomas Carper of Delaware, Chris Coons of Delaware, Dianne Feinstein of California, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Tim Kaine of Virginia, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Patty Murray of Washington, Bill Nelson of Florida, Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, Mark Warner of Virginia and Ron Wyden of Oregon.

Even Ron Wyden, who has been so good on privacy.

It’s definitely time to nominate Bernie Sanders as the first step in telling the Corporate Democrats to fark off.

Added: A great comment from Eschaton about Hillary and her triangulation on trade.

willf -> JeffCO • 16 minutes ago

I think democrats should follow her example, and wait on the “supporting Hillary” question until after the election.

2 Responses to “The Corporate Party of America and the Trade Deal”

  1. George Soros recently came out against the TPP as he sees it as an unwarranted and potentially harmful provocation of China, who he argues is a nation we need to be our ally.

    Unfortunately, he thinks Russia the Big Bad against whom China and the US need to be allied, and regurgitates Ukrainian talkingpoints as fluently as any New York Times reporter.

    • Charles II said

      I can at least understand any worldview that does not begin from the assumption that we can bomb anyone we like. Right now we are provoking both Russia and China, not to mention fighting a war in Iraq, threatening Iran, installing narcotics kingpins in Honduras, and generally p–sing off the entire world.

      If the US wants to fight Russia, it should be making nice with everyone else.

      As for the TPP, I think Hillary may have lost the nomination by being a little bit to clever about it. She could have said, Yeah, I negotiated the trade deal, but I think it ought to be openly debated, so no fast track. Would have p–sed off Obama, but got her in good with about 100 million Americans. Obama would have gotten over it in time for the election, but 100 million p–sed off Americans might not be.

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