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Monday, April 14, 2008

Trade: the four-letter word

Stephen Spruiell @ The Corner:
Two things: First, if Obama wants to put American workers first, why is he opposing a trade deal whose sole purpose is to open up Colombia's markets to American-made products? Over 90 percent of Colombian goods can already enter the U.S. duty-free. Second, violence against unionists in Colombia has fallen dramatically, from 275 killed in 1996 to 39 last year.
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Obama opposes the Colombia FTA because trade is a four-letter word among those "bitter" working-class Democrats to whom he sorely needs to build inroads. It's that simple.
After handing out the "Chavez Rule" last week, Nancy extended her "good wishes" to Uribe. I'm sure he was thrilled to hear from her at that point.

UPDATE
Pelosi slaps Colombia in the face
Finally, here is how Latin Americans view the situation: Hugo Chavez beat the United States, and Colombia is now all alone. She got in bed with Tio Sam and has nothing but shame to show for it. We just gave every country down there an object lesson in why it is foolish to trust in our friendship. This is how we gain friends in Latin America?

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5 Comments:

At 5:32 PM, Blogger Anthony (Los Angeles) said...

I wonder if, when he received her good wishes, Pres. Uribe checked to see if there was a knife sticking out of his back.

 
At 6:59 AM, Blogger Fausta said...

No, he had already pulled it out.

 
At 9:13 AM, Blogger foutsc said...

Pelosi and the democrats have slapped Colombia in the face! This is not how we win friends and influence people in Latin America
http://foutsc.blogspot.com/2008/04/pelosi-slaps-colombia-in-face.html

 
At 10:29 AM, Blogger Fausta said...

Excellent post, Foutsc. I'm adding the link to the post

 
At 9:32 PM, Blogger Pat Patterson said...

Rep. Pelosi and the Democrats may have just faced their Haile Selassie moment and didn't even realize that they failed the test. I can only hope that eventually they might get an inkling of this disaster in the making.

 

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