The GOP pledged to roll back Obama’s countless usurpations of power. Instead, House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have acted more like the president’s poodles. Their resistance has been close to nothing. On Obamatrade, they have actually empowered his radical, anti-American agenda. Mr. McConnell (and many Senate Republicans) voted for TPA; Mr. Boehner is desperately trying to coerce the House GOP into passing it.
Middle America, however, does not want it. In fact, most Americans are staunchly opposed to it — many conservatives, especially, are against Obamatrade.
This begs the question: Why are Beltway Republicans so determined to betray their base? The answer is simple: TPA/TPP represents the GOP establishment’s pay back to its wealthy donors and bundlers. It represents the triumph (again) of the party’s Wall Street-corporatist elite over its working- and middle-class voters.
We have been down this road before. The congressional GOP gave both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush fast track authority. For the past 25 years, America has had numerous free trade agreements — NAFTA, GATT, the WTO, MFN, PNTR for China, CAFTA for Central America and a deal with South Korea.
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