It's a perfect blend of bad policy and losing politics. With the announcement that Hillary Clinton will join Barack Obama in supporting a new trade deal with Peru that passed in the House last week -- the first in a series of "free-trade" deals that are based on the deeply unpopular NAFTA model and being pushed through Congress by the Bush administration -- the divide between the two Democratic front-runners and the American electorate couldn't be clearer.
In the meantime, progressives should look hard at the candidates who don't think that their party's base is made up of a bunch of suckers.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
"Why on Earth Are Hillary and Obama Supporting Pro-Corporate Trade Deals?"
Joshua Holland, (AlterNet):