By John W. Lillpop
Good news from Washington, D.C., is almost as scarce as potable water in California these days, but when good news does come, it can deliver thrills a plenty to long-suffering patriots!
After reading Senator Mitch McConnell’ disgusting drivel celebrating the fact that Barack Obama sends him hand-written notes and that the Senate Majority Leader and president belong to a mutual admiration society, dispirited Americans were desperate for some good news to resuscitate faith in the power of good over evil and to confirm even more mundane truths about our great and blessed nation.
The prayed for good news arrived Tuesday when the US Senate blocked the first major free-trade vote in years, dealing a blow to President Obama and GOP leaders who were pushing a deal in a rare show of bipartisan bullying and conspiracy.
“Trade supporters fell seven votes shy of the 60 needed to overcome the filibuster, with all but one Democrat voting for the filibuster to prevent even the beginning of a debate on Trade Promotion Authority, or TPA, which is also known as fast-track trade powers.
Under TPA the president is able to negotiate trade deals and submit them for an up-or-down vote in Congress, without amendment. Without TPA, any deal Mr. Obama struck would be open to amendment in Congress, making it almost impossible for potential trade partner countries to negotiate with the U.S.”
Given Barack Obama’s contempt for the US Constitution and the US Congress as evidenced by his use of Executive Orders to impose his will over that of Congress and the people, it is remarkable that Republicans like Mitch McConnell were willing to cede additional unchecked power to Obama’s tyrannical rule.
For now at least, Obama has been blocked, and as much as it pains me to do so, I salute Democrats for helping extinguish the out-of-control flame of tyranny from the White House!
Even if their efforts were not intended to barricade the tyrant Obama!