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  1. Wondering says:

    I’m turning off the debate. It is good that some democrats are taking a stand on this, and they need to hold out. I’m not confident they will do so. At the very least, they cannot allow the fast track authority to pass. Our democratic process needs a chance to weigh in on this.

    This is the most obscene assault on democracy by a democratic president in a long time. As citizens we deserve to be heard and to weigh in on this, and it is clear that the president doesn’t want to listen. As far as I’m concerned, he’s the #1 enemy of democracy right now.

    Obscene. Fraud.


    • Smith says:

      You realize fast track requires a majority of both houses of Congress to approve, although no filibustering is allowed, and definitely not two thirds required by treaties.
      That’s not exactly the end of democracy.
      Where is Clinton on this? She can say she doesn’t know what’s in the treaty, but she still has to take a stand on fast track. The difficulty is Obama badly wants it, and she desperately needs Obama to win the general election.


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