For John, BLUF: Prominent Democrats, from Nancy Pelosi to E Warren to Bernie Sanders, are saying no to the Presidents request for authority to negotiate a trans-pacific trade deal. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Writing in The International New York Times Ms Maureen Dowd gives us "Trade Winds Blow Ill for Hillary". From several paragraphs into the column we have:
Now Hillary says she is unsure about the pact and would likely oppose giving President Obama the special authority to negotiate trade deals for an up-or-down vote in Congress. As a future president, of course, she would want the same authority to negotiate trade deals that Obama is seeking in the messy Capitol Hill donnybrook.Hat tip to Drudge Report.
But as a candidate pressured by progressives like Warren and Bernie Sanders and by labor unions, she turned to Jell-O, shimmying around an issue she had once owned and offering an unpleasant reminder of why “Clintonian” became a synonym for skirting the truth.
It depends on what your definition of trade is — and trade-off.
Regards — Cliff