While the world was distracted by Dylann Roof’s shooting spree, the Republican-controlled Congress singlehandedly saved Obamatrade and handed President Obama “fast track authority” to negotiate new free trade agreements:
“The White House and Republican leaders notched a significant victory Wednesday with the Senate’s passage of divisive trade legislation, but the win kicks off a grueling, monthslong process to complete a Pacific trade pact that still faces domestic opposition and must win final congressional approval.
President Barack Obama is expected to sign the fast-track legislation within days, clearing a negotiating roadblock that prevented officials from moving ahead on the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership. …”
It is difficult to exaggerate the staggering blow that “fast track authority” will have on the American worker. The American middle class is already collapsing under the weight of twenty years of “bipartisan” free trade agreements.
The damage caused by the free trade agreements of the past will be dwarfed by those of the future which will now be ratified in breakneck speed. “Economists” will be on hand to spin a silk purse out of this sow’s ear. The swift demise of the American middle class will be trumpeted in The Wall Street Journal as the start of a new Golden Age.
In reality, we’re already well into the middle of the Second Gilded Age, and once again the Republican Party has been instrumental in enthroning the new class of Robber Barons over working class and middle class families.
Note: This is why nationalists must act now to disassociate our message from the Republican Party. It is not in our interest to be identified with a political party which 1.) hates us anyway, 2.) does nothing for us, and 3.) will be blamed in the inevitable backlash by millions of dispossessed White Americans.