I'm curious how you're feeling about our president, Barack Obama, lately.
Me, I have found that my contempt for him has risen even higher. His recent attacks on Elizabeth Warren and progressives regarding TPP-- and the blatant, despicable lies he's telling-- have given me reason to despise him even more.
It's not just me saying Obama is lying. Here's a tweet:
Warren slams Obama for "untrue" statements about trade deal http://bit.ly/1HEiGLX
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So, let me translate, from Washington-ese. Warren is saying that Obama is f*cking lying about TPP.
"What I am averse to is a bunch of ad hominem attacks and misinformation that stirs up the base but ultimately doesn't serve them well. And I'm going to be pushing back very hard if I keep hearing that stuff," Obama told a small group of reporters on the call.
Of all the criticisms, "The one that gets on my nerves the most is the notion that this is a secret deal," he said. "Every single one of the critics saying this is a secret deal, or send out e-mails to their fundraising base that they're working to stop a secret deal, could walk over and see the text of the agreement."
Obama didn't mention Warren by name, but he didn't have to. Two days ago Warren sent her supporters a fundraising email to whip up opposition to fast-tracking a trade deal. "The government doesn't want you to read this massive new trade agreement," Warren wrote. "It's top secret."
OpEdNews has been reporting on the restricted access to the TPP treaty verbiage for several years. When Obama says it's available, I don't believe him. When he says that the treaty doesn't present a threat to US laws and sovereignty, I KNOW he's lying. We've already seen those effects with other treaties.
It gets worse. At the beginning of April, THE HILL
reported about an Obama former-aide-started astro-turf organization claiming progressive support for TPP.
"Liberal groups are assailing a Democratic political consulting firm founded by former President Obama staffers, accusing the outfit of falsely suggesting support among progressives for the White House's trade agenda.
Last month, 270 Strategies launched a website
dubbed "Progressive Coalition for American Jobs" that argued there are progressives who support Obama's efforts to build a bipartisan trade coalition.
Neil Sroka, spokesman for Democracy for America, told reporters on a conference call that 270 Strategies was an "astro turf group" and said there is "literally zero support" for TPA or the TPP among progressives."
The article cites "progressive" Massachusetts Gov Deval Patrick as a supporter. Who says he's a progressive? The Daily Standard? Drudge? Ie., the same people who call Obama a socialist.
So-- what are you thinking about Obama. Me, I'm finding that when I talk to conservatives, our disdain for Obama, even though it's from different places, is one thing we can agree on. I wonder if there's a way to grow that mutuality into something that covers both corporatist parties.
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