HomeDemocratic PlatformHillary video praising Trans-Pacific Partnership as “the gold standard” in trade agreements
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Bern_So_Good

Yep. She is a fool not to come out stronger against TPP. It’s the big headline today on cable news: Trump & Hilary differ on trade and globalization.

Beyond a campaign strategy, it is outrageous that any Democrat would support TPP!

BTW, it looks like the title in your post is missing which makes it a bit confusing as to how to open it to comment.-update: it’s fixed now!

Bern_So_Good

Hillary is getting hit hard today. I expect her polling to drop by next week after the TPP-Brexit trade situation sinks in.

chasingorion

When Trump trumps you on honesty–you know you’ve got a big problem!

Bern_So_Good

Yep. And when I diaried and commented about her trust problem on DailyKos, Hillary supporters just shrugged it off.

Of course.

But, from what I’ve seen, even her supporters oppose TPP. And to add, I do agree with with Dro said, her supporters still oppose having it in the platform, typical cognitive dissonance from them because they oppose the TPP!

polarbear4

I’m NOT convinced that her supporters on the platform are against it. It’s so devastating that they would have to come out against if they truly were, imo.

Bern_So_Good

Oh, I agree. I think her appointees are for it. I actually meant her dkos supporters, my mistake for not being clear.

polarbear4

you were clear–i goofed up and meant to reply to the comment below you.

thanks for all your birdsong on this issue, Bern_So_Good!

bebimbob

When a pathological liar has a 16 point advantage over Clinton on the trust issue, that tells you to abandon ship! Bernie or bust!

Bern_So_Good

Haha! My husband said nearly the same thing when I showed him the tweet.

Linda Thieman

This is completely disgusting and I’m glad it’s backing up on her. Thanks for posting this!

polarbear4

Thanks, Dro!!! i’m posting this everywhere it looks relevant.

Also wanted to ask if there are any ideas on how we can stress how concerned we are about the TPP to the platform committee?

As i posted in Open Thread, besides the TPP almost completely stripping our right to self-governance by handing it over to Investor-State Dispute Settlement tribunals, staffed by revolving door corpolawyers, Larry Cohen reminded us:

once adopted, the TPP can never be reversed or amended without the agreement of all 12 nations.

Scary stuff.

The platform committee says they cannot oppose it b/c Obama. This makes no sense to me. If Trump was for it, then, they could oppose it?

At any rate, this may be the most important platform plank, since every corporate v. the 99% move is affected by it.

And now I’m going to bail, but I’ll be back later today.

Chriscrisp

It’s stunning the level of corp over people policy the TTP puts in place – so important that we stop it!. Thanks for pointing out how difficult (impossible) it would be to amend or reversed. This monster must be stopped

Chriscrisp

Do they think we’re not watching? The platform needs to oppose TTP. The way things stand now her dishonesty is glaring.

chasingorion

Tweet and FB this out into the universe! Let’s not let up…

LoneStarMike

When she said “The Gold Standard” she meant for the corporations – not for us.

HRC Gold Standard

MILAGRO1313
MILAGRO1313

LOVELY VISUAL! I CAN SEE I WILL NEED TO SEND ANOTHER PENNY FOR THE FLIP FLOP FUND, THIS TIME WITH RED SHARPIE REMARKS…. SINCE THE DNC WAS SO APPRECIATIVE OF MY COMMENTS ON PRIOR VICTORY FUND REQUESTS, THEY SENT ME ANOTHER REQUEST. GRACEFUL LIVING ON THE POVERTY LINE FOR THE REST OF US, FOR ALL QUEENIE CARES.
GLAD I CHANGED MY AFFILIATION BACK TO INDIE AS SOON AS THE AZ PRIMARY WAS OVER, BUT I KEEP GETTING ALL THE PESKY PROPAGANDA ANYWAY.

realdasein

We should start referring to these trade agreements as “Forced Trade.” NAFTA, TPP, the WTO… forcing other countries to accept our GMO products or else they have to pay huge fines… farmers committing “IMF suicides” and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Clinton is indeed a fool if she thinks that 12 million Progressive voters are going to forget that Bernie got her to switch her opinion on the TPP during their early debates. Let’s see if she starts talking again about a $12 minimum wage here in the next week or so.

polarbear4

Except she didn’t really switch her opinion, just what she says. :O)

realdasein

Aha, yes, right, shoulda put “opinion” in quotes ?

KayCeSF
KayCeSF

Hillary has been distorting, dissembling, libeling and lying constantly. Yet the Press, et al. with their distortions of the facts have handed this lying candidate the Presidency on a gold-plated platter. Maybe.

As an environmental protectionist and human rights advocate, Wellstone was also against NAFTA and fought to defeat NAFTA when Bill Clinton was President. Imagine if he were alive today and what he would say about TPP!

Wellstone is rolling in his grave.

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