April 26, 2007

IF THE DEMOCRATS CAN'T EVEN SINK FREE TRADE...:

Trade Talks: Nearing a Deal? (Greg Hitt, 4/26/07, Wall Street Journal)

Expectations grow that House Democrats may be nearing a deal with the Bush administration to allow some key trade pacts to move forward.

...then what did they get out of the midterm other than better offices and parking spaces?

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 26, 2007 7:44 PM
Comments

Let's see what the deal is before we accuse the Dems of getting rolled. It could be the White House getting the worse end of the deal. And the article is talking Panama and Peru, not major countries.

Posted by: AWW at April 26, 2007 9:16 PM

Let's see what the deal is before we accuse the Dems of getting rolled. It could be the White House getting the worse end of the deal. And the article is talking Panama and Peru, not major countries.

Posted by: AWW at April 26, 2007 9:17 PM

In any deal they're voting for treaties that were already negotiated. Adding rhetorical gewgaws is just fine.

Posted by: oj at April 26, 2007 10:47 PM

What they got out of the midterms was a position of 'power' as a bare majority in the legislature. Now they have the benefit of taking responsibility for how Congress runs and what it does without the ability to truly control the situation while giving up the horrible position of merely giving sound-bite snark.

As an evil kkkonservative I couldn't have asked for a better result.

Posted by: Mikey [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 27, 2007 6:18 AM

If the Dems go whole-hog on protectionism, they risk the public rebuke of Robert Rubin. And without him, they are nothing but confiscatory socialists.

Posted by: jim hamlen at April 27, 2007 7:19 AM

Even with Robert Rubin, they're confiscatory socialists.

Posted by: Mike Morley at April 27, 2007 8:37 AM
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