Saturday, June 30, 2007
PBS Democrat Debate: NAFTA Hypocrisy
Get ready for a larger federal government than you could ever imagine should any Dem make it to the White House come 2008. He or she (and it'll be "she", being MrsSatan, bet on it) will make the growth of the Federal Government under Bush look like a small, Lego cabin constructed by your child.
The answer to virtually any question asked of the candidates invariably included the creation of a "program" that, under the Federal Government, would oversee whatever the problem is. Yeah, that's what we need - an even larger Federal Government than Clinton and Bush gave us. We're not quite regulated enough, are we?
John Edwards said he would have someone who would provide him with a briefing every day on the progress, or lack thereof, on the rebuilding of New Orleans.
Many audience reaction shots of Al Sharpton and Harry Belafonte included them applauding and nodding their approval to the words of the articulate, bright and clean Osama Hussein Obama. It was nice to see Sharpton and Belafonte looking articulate, bright and clean.
It was interesting that every candidate said they would undo NAFTA - the North American Free Trade Agreement - the treaty that was enacted by Democrat President Bill Clinton. Really? You mean there's something that Bill Clinton did that isn't the best thing since sliced bread? Amazing!
If one today says they are against something they were for in the past, well - in the real world - we call these things "mistakes" or "errors in judgment".
So it was rather humorous to see the likes of Joe Biden and Chris Dodd say that if elected president, they would work to undo the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), that was signed into law in 1993 by EX President Bill Clinton. It is also interesting to note that at that time - 1993 - the majority party in the Congress was still weighted in favor of the Democrats since the "Republican Revolution" didn't happen until the November 1994 election.
Last night, Joe Biden basically said that signing onto NAFTA was a bad idea. Well, I wonder why he Voted FOR it?
Same with Chris Dodd last night, saying that signing onto NAFTA was a bad idea. Well, I wonder why he Voted FOR it?
I didn't hear Bill Richardson's answer last night if he thought NAFTA was a bad idea or not, but let the record show that he Voted FOR it.
* Globalization should not substitute for humanization. (Jun 1999
* Supports MFN for China, despite concerns over human rights. (Oct 2000)
* Voted YES on free trade agreement with Oman. (Jun 2006)
* Voted NO on implementing CAFTA for Central America free-trade. (Jul 2005)
* Voted YES on establishing free trade between US & Singapore. (Jul 2003)
* Voted YES on establishing free trade between the US and Chile. (Jul 2003)
* Voted NO on extending free trade to Andean nations. (May 2002)
* Voted YES on granting normal trade relations status to Vietnam. (Oct 2001)
* Voted YES on removing common goods from national security export rules. (Sep 2001)
* Rated 17% by CATO, indicating a pro-fair trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
John The Sissy Edwards wasn't in the Senate in 1993 and Dennis "The Urchin" Kucinich wasn't yet a member of the House of Representatives. I did hear The Urchin say in the Thursday night debate he would repeal NAFTA. I missed what The Sissy's position is on it now...or for the moment.
The Sissy's position on Trade in the past is rather conflicting and self-contradictory. The Sissy is on record being against NAFTA in January 2004, but one month later flip-flopping on this issue noting he'd rather renegotiate NAFTA rather than cancel it:
* Renegotiate NAFTA rather than cancel it. (Feb 2004)
* Against NAFTA, against Chile trade, against Singapore trade. (Jan 2004)
* Voted YES on permanent normal trade relations with China. (Sep 2000)
The highlight of the evening was, of course, Joe Biden saying that he, “...spent last summer going through the black sections of my town holding rallies in parks trying to get black men to understand it’s not unmanly to wear a condom."
I bet Joe looked articulate, bright and clean, too, traveling the black sections of his town. A sharper guy one will not find.
I found your blog so interesting that I added it to my list of links on my blogroll.
Canada has its only positive net commercial balance with the USA and if the democrats won, we could say adios to that wonderful gift that we currently have which is called NAFTA.
Unfortunately, our very leftist medias tell us everyday how evil the Republicans are even though will be out and gone at the end of 2008.
This is how much crap we are willing to handle over here. There is even this anti-american journalist called Normand Lester who gives a pathetic anti-american gig everyday on radio airwaves.
We shut down Howard Stern in Canada but we are unwilling to do the same with terrorist arab cheerleaders like Normand Lester (Sphincter).
I ck'd out your blog. Is it impolite of me to ask if there is an English version? Please let me know. Thank you.
Not at all, it's not impolite on your behalf, my understanding is that it's not everyone in the USA that can fluently read French just as much as it's not everyone that can read fluently spanish, german or italian for instance.
Nonetheless, I would love to show you an entirely bilingual web site, unfortunately I do not have the time nor the ressources to do so.
However, I would also love to get more readers from the USA. I get some but lots of those can read fluently French I believe otherwise they would'nt come so often. (Somehow, I get people from Chesterfield, Missouri, I have no clue why they come so often, it seems that I am f*cking big over there).
Anyhow, the good news though is that my last post is in English, can you believe it. I have also a few good editorials in the English language despite the fact that lately I have been writing more often in my native language which is French, official language of Quebec and one of both in the rest of Canada (despite the French population being less than 1% over there).
The link for my last post is: http://tymmachine.blogspot.com/2008/06/obama-makes-history-as-black-manreally.html
Therefore, you are more than welcomed to take a peak, I also have other very good English Canadian web sites written fully in English in my blog roll at the left of your screen.
Anyways, I am going to leave you there and I will try to drop by on your blog whenever I get the chance.
A canadian fellow,
Thank you also for adding my blog to your blog roll, I have done the same, adding Tym Machine under my blog roll sub-heading of "Posse Blogitatus" - those that are reciprocal links. They are more or less listed chronologically rather than alphabetically.
Keep in touch. Thank you for commenting.
As for the French on my web site, I don't mean to be condescending but google or yahoo have some pretty good tools in translation.
For my personal experience, I find that google is doing a good translation job, far from perfect but that allows me to get the point of what's going on (I have tried it with German-French and German-English and that performed good).
Cheers to the Drake family!!!
Re: Dallas Drake - and to think some NHL'ers play their entire careers and never are on a team that wins the Cup. Wow.
Tym, please feel free to comment on other posts as well. You are not confined only to this one. Take care. Keep in touch.
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