Update III: Resistance is futile: Trump now second behind Jeb Bush in New Hampshire. Wait until August 6 when Trump goes after Common Core Jeb? and amnesty shill Marco. It’s not the first poll in 2015 with The Donald in a strong position and it won’t be the last (picture the polls post August 6).
The hate against Donald Trump is strong and will get worse from the Republican activist base and Big Media. The bet from that odd lot is that Trump will run away from the fight or never really run because he is a “clown,” a “nut,” and only worthy of the insults by these over-educated dopes. That childish hatred will only help Donald Trump.
As we wrote when he announced, Trump’s great strength is he speaks English, not the language of mush. Trump will not pull other candidates to the “left” or the “right” as most “protest” candidates do. Trump will force Republicans to speak in clear, understandable English. That alone will be a revolutionary achievement.
A smart Trump hater asks: What might we learn from listening to Trump? Um, learn what Trump understands. Because It’s not clear most of the rest of the field does. A little touch of Trump in the rhetoric, the attitude, the bearing of the other Republican candidates could go a long way….
Update II: ObamaTrade just became a big 2016 campaign issue. Bernie Sanders will beat up Hillary2016 for insufficient anti-ObamaTrade talk. Marco Rubio now adds ObamaTrade besides illegal immigration amnesty to the Donald Trump/Cruz/Paul armory of weapons against Rubio2016.
In the general election Hillary2016 will beat up on the Republican nominee with the very verbiage Sanders will beat her with during the primaries. Any wonder that the GOP is known by many as the “Stupid” Party? The GOP just handed Obama a victory and Hillary2016 an issue.
BTW, Trump surges in New Hampshire. Trump is in second place.
Update: Obama twisting Senate Dem arms for TPA test vote today as Cruz switches to No. Our article was perfectly timed to awaken the smart Ted Cruz. Marco Rubio is isolated on ObamaTrade and will face-off against Trump and Paul on August 6 – as Ted Cruz is now a “NObamaTrade” vote:
Exclusive — Ted Cruz: Obamatrade Enmeshed in Corrupt, Backroom Dealings [snip]
The American people do not trust President Obama. And they do not trust Republican leadership in Congress. And the reason is simple: for far too long, politicians in Washington have not told the truth. [snip]
As a general matter, I agree (as did Ronald Reagan) that free trade is good for America; when we open up foreign markets, it helps American farmers, ranchers, and manufacturers.
But TPA in this Congress has become enmeshed in corrupt Washington backroom deal-making, along with serious concerns that it would open up the potential for sweeping changes in our laws that trade agreements typically do not include.
Since the Senate first voted on TPA, there have been two material changes.
First, WikiLeaks subsequently revealed new troubling information regarding the Trade in Services Agreement, or TiSA, one of the trade deals being negotiated by Obama.
Despite the administration’s public assurances that it was not negotiating on immigration, several chapters of the TiSA draft posted online explicitly contained potential changes in federal immigration law. TPA would cover TiSA, and therefore these changes would presumably be subject to fast-track. [snip]
Why does Republican Leadership always give in to the Democrats? Why does Leadership always disregard the promises made to the conservative grassroots?
Enough is enough. I cannot vote for TPA unless McConnell and Boehner both commit publicly to allow the Ex-Im Bank to expire—and stay expired. And, Congress must also pass the Cruz-Sessions amendments to TPA to ensure that no trade agreement can try to back-door changes to our immigration laws. Otherwise, I will have no choice but to vote no.
There’s too much corporate welfare, too much cronyism and corrupt dealmaking, by the Washington cartel. For too long, career politicians in both parties have supported government of the lobbyist, by the lobbyist, and for the lobbyist – at the expense of the taxpayers. It’s a time for truth. And a time to honor our commitments to the voters.
Well said Senator Cruz, well said. We can see the change in tone already now that Donald Trump is in the race (as Donald Trump hater William Kristol advises in A Little Touch Of Trump).
One more thing for Senator Cruz and all presidential candidates to consider: don’t put snippy people on the phones to represent you. Yesterday, one of our commenters called the Cruz senate office in opposition to ObamaTrade and was met with a snarl. Nasty people on phones do not help the candidate. The person on the phone is the first contact most have with a candidate/elected official. If public opinion is not appreciated by a staffer get them off the phones.
AP photog has some fun pretending a gun’s pointed at Ted Cruz’s head. While many shout about this clear cut Big Media death wish against Ted Cruz and shouting “bias” they are missing the real powerful gun pointed at Ted Cruz’s head. The gun is held by Donald Trump.
Let’s sum it up in one concise SAT type critical reading statement for the very smart Ted Cruz: “ObamaTrade is to Ted Cruz as illegal immigration amnesty is to Marco Rubio.”
On August 6, at the very first Republican presidential candidates’ debate, watched by millions upon millions of Republican primary voters Donald Trump will attack any senator that votes for ObamaTrade. Any Republican senator that votes for more power for Barack Obama will hand Donald Trump the bullets for his Magnum.
Have we made it simple enough?
Any Republican senator running for president that votes for ObamaTrade thereby succoring Barack Obama will be on the Donald Trump target list.
Ted Cruz should visualize Donald Trump blasting Ted Cruz for being Obama’s chump at the August 6 Republican presidential debate.
Before Ted Cruz and other Republican senators vote to empower Barack Obama with a vote for ObamaTrade they should consider the ramifications both for the nation and also for their political careers:
Fast-Track, or Trade Promotion Authority, will receive a final cloture vote in the Senate on Tuesday morning. This is the bill that passed the House. If cloture is invoked, the bill will pass the Senate and go to the President’s desk.
More than four weeks have passed since the Senate first voted on whether to grant the Executive six years of fast-track authority. In that time, an enormous amount has been discovered about how the President plans to use this authority – information that was either not known or understood when the vote was held. This includes the Administration’s pledge to use the agreement to impose “environmental governance.”
It has become increasingly clear that the President’s Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is far more than a trade deal. It forms an enduring, self-governing political entity with vast regulatory power. Yet fast-track – which has led without fail to the adoption of every covered agreement since its inception – would rush it through with less legislative scrutiny than a Post Office reform bill.
Second chances do not come often. We now have new information and a new vote. [snip]
And the TPP is only the first agreement that would be fast-tracked. Not fully understood at the time of the prior Senate vote is that there are already three international pacts that would be put on a fast-track to adoption. In addition to the TPP are the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA). Together they encompass three-fourths of the world economy, and up to ninety percent of the world economy when including countries whose membership is being courted. The same individuals encouraging us to leap into these binding global commitments could not even come close to predicting the outcome of our standalone agreement with South Korea which, contrary to promises, nearly doubled the trading deficit between our country and theirs.
The texts of TTIP and TiSA remain completely secret –unreviewable by lawmakers themselves – yet fast-track would authorize the Executive to sign them before Congress votes. Then the President would send Congress legislation to change U.S. law to comport with these new agreements, legislation which cannot be amended, which Senators cannot filibuster, cannot receive a two-thirds treaty vote, and cannot be debated for more than 20 hours. Again: no fast-tracked deal has ever been blocked.
We have recently discovered that the President’s trade representative, Michael Froman, has pledged no agreement will proceed without “environmental governance” provisions: [snip]
The Ways and Means Committee has also now conceded that, as an unprecedented “Living Agreement,” the union could change its structure, rules, regulations and enforcement mechanisms after final ratification – a dangerous and unjustifiable power. This international union would be able to make determinations impacting U.S. workers in not only trade but environmental, labor, immigration and commercial policy. [snip]
The transnational entities stitching these compacts together have always desired a governance structure outside the reach of the ordinary voter; as conservatives we should never rush into the unknown on the promise that utopia lies across the abyss.
Senator Jeff Sessions wrote the above. Expect Donald Trump, in articulate English, to use every letter, every word, every paragraph, of the Sessions article to blast supposed conservative Ted Cruz on August 6 along with any Republican senator that embraces Barack Obama and ObamaTrade.
If the Republican “leadership” in Congress believed that moving up the ObamaTrade vote to this week in order to minimize or soften the Donald Trump “searing truths” attack against ObamaTrade on August 6 they will be sorely disappointed.
Marco Rubio is still unforgiven by many for his illegal immigration support which many activists in the Republican Party termed “amnesty”. It has hurt Rubio but time has healed some of the hurt. Ted Cruz will be tempted to make the gamble that if Rubio was forgiven so will he. But Rubio’s “treason” on “amnesty” vote was in 2013. A Ted Cruz betrayal on ObamaTrade which empowers Barack Obama will be in 2015 and a few weeks from Judgement Day when he faces Donald Trump. Marco Rubio will also be vulnerable on ObamaTrade but his supporters are less likely to be persuadable Trump voters (and Trump’s attacks on Rubio will be “amnesty” based) so Trump will target Ted Cruz.
Ted Cruz should not Marco Rubioize himself with a vote for ObamaTrade.