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Time For SC Congressmen To Unite Against “Obamatrade”

ANOTHER “GUT CHECK” VOTE FOR PALMETTO STATE CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION … || By FITSNEWS || This website has written extensively on the folly of “Obamatrade,” a.k.a. an effort by liberal GOP Speaker John Boehner and other special interest-fed politicians in Washington, D.C. to permit left-leaning crony capitalists appointed by Barack Obama…

ANOTHER “GUT CHECK” VOTE FOR PALMETTO STATE CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION …

|| By FITSNEWS || This website has written extensively on the folly of “Obamatrade,” a.k.a. an effort by liberal GOP Speaker John Boehner and other special interest-fed politicians in Washington, D.C. to permit left-leaning crony capitalists appointed by Barack Obama to negotiate a new Pacific Rim trade agreement.

This deal is so bad in so many ways … which we’ve addressed at the national level (HERE and HERE) and also at the state level (HERE and HERE).  But we’ll boil it down thusly: Obamatrade would let wealthy special interests bypass congressional oversight so they can cut backroom deals that will hurt American workers.

And especially South Carolina workers …

Well guess what … according to a story in The Wall Street Journal, the bipartisan opposition to “Obamatrade” may have a fighting chance.

“A diverse bloc of House Republicans is threatening to join Democrats in opposition to the White House’s trade push,” the paper reported this week, highlighting a coalition of “tea-party disciples and other conservatives (who) oppose fast track because they say it shifts too much trade authority from Congress to the president under their reading of the Constitution.”

Excellent …

This emerging coalition has forced Boehner to rely – once again – on his own coalition of Democrats and liberal “Republicans” as he pursues yet another costly accommodation of Obama.  And the clock is ticking … Boehner wants a deal done before April, when the issue could potentially seep over into the 2016 presidential campaign.

Which Boehner doesn’t want because GOP candidates are likely to oppose handing Obama more power … and another political victory.

South Carolina’s so-called “conservative” congressional delegation is partly to blame for this mess.  After all with the exception of U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan, each one of these “Republicans” (Trey Gowdy, Mick Mulvaney, Tom Rice, Mark Sanford and Joe Wilsonvoted for Boehner back in January.

That sort of sellout can’t happen here …

In fact this is a golden opportunity for these “conservatives” to show South Carolina that while they may have backed Boehner for Speaker, they’re not going to bend to his will on issues that adversely impact the people of the Palmetto State.

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19 comments

tick tock March 18, 2015 at 12:14 pm

Waiting for Will to comment on his own ‘story’ under one of his various personas…

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agent upvote March 18, 2015 at 1:03 pm

Smirks left…who will it be, Rocky?

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Addict March 18, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Maybe you?

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euwe max March 18, 2015 at 12:48 pm

Republicans are secretly in love with Obama.

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idcydm March 18, 2015 at 7:04 pm

The AFL-CIO isn’t.

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TSIB March 18, 2015 at 1:04 pm

Calling it “Obamatrade” is stupid as hell. It’s bipartisan all the way.

Even your hero Rand Paul supports it.

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Unoriginal Counter-marketing March 18, 2015 at 1:52 pm

It is the hip new thing though, just like calling net neutrality Obamanet.

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John Osborne March 18, 2015 at 3:14 pm

Will’s on point here — If you look at the broad spectrum of opposition to this, it’s quite startling. NAFTA tore apart SC’s manufacturing plants, and now we’re debating handing more countries the ability to take our jobs. If Congress was solely controlling the negotiations, it’d be different, but this is about handing the President complete authority over the trade deal. If you don’t trust Obama with your healthcare, why would you trust him with your jobs?

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Mary March 18, 2015 at 3:56 pm

Because Bush and the GOP said outsourcing American jobs was good for the US. I am guessing Obama will do the opposite of what they would do.

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John Osborne March 18, 2015 at 3:58 pm

I would hope that political affiliation, and who did what previously would matter less to the current issue at hand. Truly is one of the larger issues of our time.

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Mary March 18, 2015 at 4:06 pm

The Republicans were and remain under the control of the mega wealthy and giant multinational corporations, who donate billions to their campaigns. They all want free trade and to have the right to build their plants in whatever sweatshop haven they can dig up, no interference in bringing those good into the country, and no regulations on what pesticides or material they can use.

Tons of things we import into this country the Europeans will not even let you sell in Europe because they are unsafe.

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John Osborne March 18, 2015 at 4:23 pm

Such generalizations aren’t doing anything to help the issue. Why not email your congressman about the issue?

Your congressman March 18, 2015 at 5:16 pm

Because our congressmen won’t do shit, except pander to people like you. And, who did what(no matter how long ago) is completely relevant to the issue at hand. You don’t get to bypass it simply because you want to shift blame.

Mary March 18, 2015 at 6:56 pm

I have many times, but I get the standard Republican response or a non-response.

Sperm Lips Gowdy March 18, 2015 at 6:47 pm

Gowdy is just another fucked up bag of bullshit lip. Dump that psychopath. He is full of himself – and I mean, big time! The son of a bitch is a lying two faced backstabber.

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Scooter March 23, 2015 at 7:20 pm

Live with it bud, Trey Gowdy will be your nemesis for a long long time.

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Sconset987 March 19, 2015 at 8:50 am

As far as I can tell, Jeff Duncan has the lowest IQ of any of the SC House members. Maybe that explains why he voted against Boehner…who obviously was going to be reelected as Speaker.
On a related note, Duncan (who is not my Congressman) keeps sending me emails. When I try to unsubscribe, his office says I am not on his email distribution list. How dumb is that?

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Lone Ranger April 16, 2015 at 5:06 pm

Yo…Joe Wilson?…your boy Boehner wants to shaft us like you–using the Pacific Rim
But what you need to worry about sets you apart, which is–we aren’t UNelecting him !!!

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