National Politics - 2016

Blind Hogs And Acorns, Mike Huckabee And “Obamatrade”

PROPS TO FORMER ARKANSAS GOVERNOR … || By FITSNEWS ||  This website is not fond of Mike Huckabee … as we’ve noted on several prior occasions.  We don’t appreciate his ideological matrix of fiscal liberalism and social conservatism, believing it (and him) to be anathema to free markets and individual liberty. But we…


|| By FITSNEWS ||  This website is not fond of Mike Huckabee … as we’ve noted on several prior occasions.  We don’t appreciate his ideological matrix of fiscal liberalism and social conservatism, believing it (and him) to be anathema to free markets and individual liberty.

But we have to give credit where it is due.  Huckabee is 100 percent correct in his opposition to “Obamatrade” – an effort to grant U.S. president Barack Obama sweeping trade powers so he can cut an Asian trade deal benefiting wealthy Wall Street bankers and liberal Hollywood elites (at the expense of American workers and consumers).

During a visit to early-voting Iowa, Huckabee slammed the “corporatists” pushing this deal … arguing (correctly) that it would create real economic harm for our country.

“Where some people talk about trickle-down economics, in other words when the economy is doing well, it will eventually trickle down and everyone will feel the effect of it; the inverse of that is true,” Huckabee told Politico last weekend. “When the economy starts going south, it’s not the people at the top who feel it first; it’s the people at the bottom.”

Indeed …

This website has already explored how Obamatrade is bad for America (see HERE and HERE) – and how it’s especially bad for South Carolina (HERE and HERE). And we’ve already have called on the Palmetto State’s “conservative” congressional delegation to oppose it – joining those responsible members of the U.S. Congress who have already taken a stand.

Additionally, we’ve exposed the lies and hypocrisy of those slavishly serving the special interests in support of this proposal.

Obamatrade isn’t free trade, nor is it fair trade … it’s exactly what Huckabee says it is: Cronyism run amok.  And American cannot keep going along with politicians who dole out “special privileges to foreign corporations” – or corporations which want to “subsidize discretionary outsourcing.”

And yes … that language came from none other than the free traders at The Cato Institute.

America’s economy has been struggling in recent years … unable to generate sustained growth due to the underlying inability of U.S. consumers to spend money they don’t have.  The very last thing we need to do is put our workers and consumers at a competitive disadvantage so that one percenters in New York and Hollywood can pad their bank accounts.

Props to Huckabee for recognizing that …


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TroubleBaby April 28, 2015 at 9:03 am

“Asian trade deal benefiting wealthy Wall Street bankers and liberal Hollywood elites (at the expense of American workers and consumers)”

So I’m confused about these provisions, I really am…how exactly are they hurting American workers and consumers?

Are you suggesting there are provisions outsourcing jobs? Are there provisions restricting trade to hurt the consumer?

Do you have any specifics at all?

Do you realize that you/Cato are on the same side as Paul Krugman? (and I’m not saying that’s bad, I’m just looking for specifics)

According to him, “It’s about intellectual property and dispute settlement;”

There seems to be a lot of concern without any specific reference to what is concerning.

Rakkasan April 28, 2015 at 9:07 am

Campaign on free markets and small government; govern on making the rich richer

Brought to you by PORBs: plutocrats, oligarchs, and robber-barons

jimlewisowb April 28, 2015 at 9:15 am

It doesn’t matter what party you belong to. This is good-natured political humor from a show on Canadian TV, where a black comedian said he misses Bill Clinton: Here are some of his lines………………

“Yep, that’s right – I miss Bill Clinton!”

He was the closest thing we ever got to having a real black man as President.

He played the saxophone.

He smoked weed.

He had his way with ugly white women.

Even now? Look at him … his wife works, and he doesn’t! And, he gets a check from the government every month.

Manufacturers announced today that they will be stocking America’s shelves this week with “Clinton Soup,” in honor of one of the Nations’ Distinguished Men – it consists primarily of a weenie in hot water.

Chrysler Corporation is adding a new car to its line to honor Bill Clinton. The Dodge Drafter will be built in Canada.

When asked what he thought about foreign affairs, Clinton replied, “I don’t know, I never had one.”

The Clinton Revised Judicial Oath: “I solemnly swear to tell the truth as I know it, the whole truth as I believe it to be, and nothing but what I think you need to know

OK GT, the floor is yours

TroubleBaby April 28, 2015 at 9:25 am

The world would be a much better place if the sole objective of every American President was to boink as many women, other than his wife, as possible.

Things go off the rails as soon as they try to “fix” stuff.

GrandTango April 28, 2015 at 9:27 am

That’s only funny to mind-numbed Dumb@$$#$ like you….who laugh uproariously over tired and weak cliches and bigotry…all the while bragging about how post-racial you are…

Daniel Boome April 28, 2015 at 10:12 am

You headed up to Baltimore yet? Your menacing kindred spirits are all over the streets there. Your schtick will fit in perfectly with all the gangsters and their profane tirades. Not only that but they don’t take correction very kindly, instead allowing it to embolden them and unleash more deranged fury at those who would confront them. Man oh man, you will have one hell of a time bonding with your like-minded brothers.

GrandTango April 28, 2015 at 12:19 pm

You want to write it seems…but you have nothing of value to say. Get out of the cul-d-sac. Get educated, experienced and wise…then come back. You bore me…

Daniel Boome April 28, 2015 at 12:40 pm

Predictable response from the resident menace. Just can’t help yourself from spouting of the usual meaningless nonsense. I take it must be boring having to confront the reality of who you are. You are nothing more than a creation of liberalism. If you have points to discuss on this issue, by all means come back and engage like a rational human being. Otherwise, you can go back to bed, old man.

GrandTango April 28, 2015 at 9:23 am

It’s like FITS is COMPLETELY and TOTALLY oblivious to the platforms of the Democrat and Republican parties…Don’t stay stupid, son, READ……EDUCATE yourself..

It’s no blind hog, Dumb@$$….There are ideas and polices that the GOP supports.

As a Democrat, you run from who, and what, you are w/ such frequency…you may not know (and they may not tell you) that you support:

* placing one American in front of another based on skin color;

* taking what one citizen earns to give to another who refuses to produce;

* prosecuting police officers, even when innocent;

* living in fear of the weather and the air, while ignoring dangerous terrorists;

* abortion on demand at any point during a pregnancy;

* redefining marriage based on a miniscule leftwing special interest lobby

* and the wide-scale implementation of lawsuits to transfer wealth from job-creators to greedy opportunists, like you.

grandtangosuglydog April 28, 2015 at 9:59 am

is that what they teach you in Irmo? No wonder its such a total shithole!

GrandTango April 28, 2015 at 12:20 pm

I love to P!$$ off Dumb@$$#$…and you are a PRIME EXAMPLE…

LD April 28, 2015 at 10:32 am

The Republican platform is more guns, less tax. You should be for increased welfare– how else are title loans going to be repaid?
Prosecuting police officers– really? Name one that didn’t deserve it other than your buddy Sheriff Metts.
Climate change is real, no matter the cause. Terriorism is real and not being ignored, just might not be handled like you and Sen Cotton would.
Abortion– Not necessarily in favor of it, but who am I to judge? There are medical procedures that “the rich” have available that accomplish the same thing, but are not called “Abortion”– “D & C”.
Gay marriage– Why shouldn’t they experience the fun of divorce? Besides– who really cares other than right-wing homophobes?
Lawsuits– WTF? What’s the difference between “job-creators” and “greedy opportunists”?

GrandTango April 28, 2015 at 12:17 pm

You are Baltimore….so STFU…You have FAILED….

LD April 28, 2015 at 12:28 pm

Failed at what?

Simplest of Minds April 28, 2015 at 9:31 am

If Obama is for it, these guys are against it. Can Obama come out in support of breathing now?

Manray9 April 28, 2015 at 10:08 am

“Cronyism run amok.” It’s perfect for South Carolina..

Godslayer April 28, 2015 at 12:06 pm

It’s hilarious that Huckabigot is on the same side as Elizabeth Warren regarding the TPP.


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