ObamaTrade is on hold for now - thanks to a handful of Democrats who were surprised and offended that Big Guy came to solicit their votes by guilting them and impugning their integrity.
Why the surprise? That’s how Barry always deals with people who dare question his directives.
So Democrats rejected a Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) measure (like dozens of others they’ve always approved enthusiastically and unconditionally). That negated the subsequent symbolic passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) which was not allowed to high-speed railroad us into economic suicide without the accompanying TAA.
Apparently the donkey balls couldn’t convince their union leadership that a trade bill that requires a program to helps workers who lose their jobs as a result of the trade bill was actually a good deal for America.
Maybe they should ask the Republican leadership for help, as they seem to have the answer for everything.
Meanwhile I’m sticking to my original position: I’m not in favor of any ObamaTrade Bill that doesn’t include a provision to Trade Obama for any Tom, Dick or Harry.
Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network