Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Obama Again Thought he Could get the Trade Deal Done by Just Showing Up on Capital Hill

He really think he is some godlike figure to the Dems or something.
It appears that Friday’s visit from Obama — when he talked to House Democrats for about 45 minutes, taking no questions and telling members who opposed the trade deal (which clearly was a majority of them) that they were wrong — was the last straw. Pelosi took to the floor to say she would vote against Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), a top party priority, in order to prevent the larger deal from going through. The Senate, led by Republican Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, had paired the TAA bill with the more controversial fast-track trade legislation in order to gain Democratic votes. With Pelosi’s announcement, the whole tenuous deal fell apart. 
He has such an ego on him. He actually thought that a 45 minute visit to talk with people that have opposed a trade deal for years could get them to change their minds. I mean he didn't even take any questions or try to sooth their concerns. It is strange that LBJ (the consummate Congress bending President) and this guy are from the same party.

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