I got a kick out of this article from, of all places, The Huffington Post. Â
Wyden, a Democrat, who heads a subcommittee on international trade, would probably have something to complain about if he were being kept in the dark about these negotiations for a Trans-Pacific Partnership deal that have been taking place since November of 2011, as he seems to be. He has started legislation to protest this lack of transparency.
Apparently, Obama is playing judiciary again, claiming to interpret that the 2002 law that requires the administration to share trade documents with all members of Congress to only apply to about 12 members of Congress who actually are privy to the negotiations, members of the Congressional Oversight Group. Â Even though Wyden fulfilled what the US Trade Representatives told him he had to do to become apprised of the negotiations, after heâ€™s gotten the clearance they requested, he still doesnâ€™t have access to the results of their talks.
When you look at the corporations that have involved representatives, itâ€™s clear to see that theseÂ represent major voting blocks for which Obama is willing to make a trade-off for some others that support him that he stands to tick off. Where are they going to throw their support, though? Certainly, itâ€™s not going to be to Romney. So Obama has them every which way but loose. How does it feel?
So this post isnâ€™t about whether or not you are for or against this free trade agreement, but just to emphasize (as if it needsÂ emphasis)Â the way Obama has no qualms slapping his own in the face if he so feels the need. Â Thatâ€™s why I often say that in the grander scheme, those who support gangsters because they are gangsters themselvesÂ will always come to a point where the gangsterÂ factionsÂ have to face-off too so theyâ€™re ultimately their own demise.