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Elwood P Dowd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-30-09 11:04 PM
Response to Reply #23
43. Our recent free trade polices ARE NOT progressive.
Anyone who says so is totally clueless. NAFTA, GATT, WTO, MFN, CAFTA, and all the others are nothing more than outsourcing and investment scams that benefit corporate CEOs and Wall Street investors at the expense of working people.
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  -Robert Reich is worse than Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh put together brentspeak  Aug-30-09 07:42 PM   #0 
  - Typically stupid post. nt  Bonobo   Aug-30-09 07:45 PM   #1 
  - The chimp avatar you use is appropriate:  brentspeak   Aug-30-09 07:48 PM   #3 
     - Stupidity would be to waste one's time in dealing with the likes of you.  Bonobo   Aug-30-09 07:49 PM   #5 
  - OP shifts blame from George W. Bush to Robert Reich  Becky72   Aug-30-09 07:47 PM   #2 
  - Reich was Bush's Sec. of Labor?  brentspeak   Aug-30-09 07:49 PM   #4 
     - You didn't mention Bush's responsibility in getting us in this deep hole  Becky72   Aug-30-09 07:51 PM   #7 
        - Was Bush the one who ratified NAFTA?  brentspeak   Aug-30-09 07:53 PM   #9 
        - So you think Bush's tax cuts for the rich and sub-prime lending weren't major factors?  Becky72   Aug-30-09 07:54 PM   #11 
           - LOL, did I say they weren't?  brentspeak   Aug-30-09 07:58 PM   #13 
              - You said Reich took us "straight" to the toilet  Becky72   Aug-30-09 08:00 PM   #16 
                 - Uh, where did I mention the word "recession" in my OP?  brentspeak   Aug-30-09 08:12 PM   #18 
                 - I don't know what country you were living in. 23 million jobs were created under Clinton  Becky72   Aug-30-09 08:26 PM   #20 
                 - How many of those 23 million new jobs created were a) McJobs?  brentspeak   Aug-30-09 08:43 PM   #26 
                 - Let's see  Becky72   Aug-30-09 08:50 PM   #29 
                 - Definition of "straight to the toilet" in brentspeak...  S_E_Fudd   Aug-30-09 08:13 PM   #19 
        - Actually it was mainly President Clinton with bi-partisan support who deregulated Wall Street  Better Believe It   Aug-30-09 08:07 PM   #17 
  - Are you sure you don't mean Robert Rubin?  Jane Austin   Aug-30-09 07:50 PM   #6 
  - They both stunk. But both Rubin and Reich pushed for MFN and NAFTA  brentspeak   Aug-30-09 07:51 PM   #8 
     - Ummm I thinkyour problem is with Bill Clinton not with Rubin and Reich  Perky   Aug-31-09 10:40 AM   #57 
        - oops wrong place  Perky   Aug-31-09 10:43 AM   #58 
  - brentspeak is worse than all of the freepers put together  scheming daemons   Aug-30-09 07:54 PM   #10 
  - You mean like the DLC and the BlueBalled Cowards?  Sebastian Doyle   Aug-30-09 08:43 PM   #25 
  - I am not big on Hyperbole eom  emulatorloo   Aug-30-09 07:54 PM   #12 
  - Wait, you're saying Robert Reich is worst than the "two piles of human dung," Beck and Limbaugh.  ProSense   Aug-30-09 07:58 PM   #14 
  - I agree Brent...NAFTA gave us the SHAFTA....  lib2DaBone   Aug-30-09 07:59 PM   #15 
  - The difference between Repubs and Dems  izquierdista   Aug-30-09 08:28 PM   #21 
  - +1. nt  inna   Aug-31-09 02:25 PM   #65 
  - Robert Reich Is ABout As Liberal As You Can Get, And  Dinger   Aug-30-09 08:28 PM   #22 
  - And he also played a vital role in killing the USA' economic golden goose  brentspeak   Aug-30-09 08:48 PM   #28 
  - I'm sorry, but pound for pound, measure for measure, seeing the forest rather than the trees,  smalll   Aug-30-09 08:32 PM   #23 
  - Corn Laws. 1815. Great Britain.  brentspeak   Aug-30-09 08:45 PM   #27 
  - Quit Being reasonable!  Odin2005   Aug-30-09 09:21 PM   #33 
  - you're a NAFTA apologist, too? hmm. ok.  inna   Aug-31-09 02:27 PM   #66 
     - I'm against both extremes, hyper-protectionism and totally free trade.  Odin2005   Aug-31-09 03:22 PM   #70 
  - Our recent free trade polices ARE NOT progressive.  Elwood P Dowd   Aug-30-09 11:04 PM   #43 
  - bingo. and worth repeating.  inna   Aug-31-09 02:28 PM   #67 
  - Free trade is "progressive" only in Canada and Europe, not in the US (anymore).  pampango   Aug-31-09 09:11 AM   #49 
  - I knew you'd get Obama in there by the end of your post. Unrec. for another awful thread.  jenmito   Aug-30-09 08:39 PM   #24 
  - "worse than......" IMPOSSIBLE!  JohnnyLib2   Aug-30-09 08:59 PM   #30 
  - Wow, what a stupid, stupid post.  Odin2005   Aug-30-09 09:18 PM   #31 
  - I'm waiting for your smart response defending Reich  brentspeak   Aug-30-09 10:32 PM   #40 
     - It will be some pop sociology generalization about Generation-Something-Or-Other. n/t  QC   Aug-30-09 10:43 PM   #41 
        - right on cue, yet again defending an OP that bashes good democrats. predictable.  dionysus   Aug-31-09 08:16 AM   #47 
           - Aren't you going to post the baby blanket?  QC   Aug-31-09 01:07 PM   #60 
  - Worse than both of them put together?  Cali_Democrat   Aug-30-09 09:18 PM   #32 
  - Obama's still Hitler, right?  Starbucks Anarchist   Aug-30-09 09:22 PM   #34 
  - You win the Over The Top award for today  Gman   Aug-30-09 09:27 PM   #35 
  - It's really hard to have any credibility on labor issues  Telly Savalas   Aug-30-09 09:27 PM   #36 
  - Lameness.  jefferson_dem   Aug-30-09 09:31 PM   #37 
  - That is just a stupid post n/t  Mid_FL_voter   Aug-30-09 09:33 PM   #38 
  - Oh, gee............  Beacool   Aug-30-09 10:01 PM   #39 
  - Did you not get the meme this morning, apparently Kerry needs to be thrown overboard too.  Jennicut   Aug-31-09 07:35 AM   #44 
  - Kerry?  Beacool   Aug-31-09 09:47 AM   #52 
  - ?? What did I miss?  LiberalAndProud   Sep-01-09 10:17 AM   #77 
  - Bea, you think this guy is actually democrat?  dionysus   Aug-31-09 08:17 AM   #48 
     - I assume he is, or at least an Independent.  Beacool   Aug-31-09 09:48 AM   #53 
        - or the grass is always "greener" on the other side of the fence...  dionysus   Aug-31-09 10:04 AM   #56 
  - Fail.  The Velveteen Ocelot   Aug-30-09 10:52 PM   #42 
  - what did he do to prompt this outpouring?  dionysus   Aug-31-09 08:03 AM   #45 
  - I'm very unhappy with how the prison population from nonviolent drug offenses  mucifer   Aug-31-09 08:06 AM   #46 
  - this thread is for bashing Robert Reich  foo_bar   Aug-31-09 09:29 AM   #51 
  - brentpalm  Teaser   Aug-31-09 09:22 AM   #50 
  - an absurd comparison  paulk   Aug-31-09 09:56 AM   #54 
  - And what planet do you spend most of your time on? Idiotic nonsensical post. nt  DevonRex   Aug-31-09 09:58 AM   #55 
  - Ohh wait fire a brief moment, I thought you were by Dining Room Table.  Perky   Aug-31-09 10:45 AM   #59 
  - here is where I wouldn't last long as a mod  kid a   Aug-31-09 01:25 PM   #61 
  - I wouldn't ban him or close the thread  Becky72   Aug-31-09 02:09 PM   #62 
  - It's unbelievable that this thread is still up.  ProSense   Aug-31-09 04:41 PM   #73 
  - misread the post  inna   Aug-31-09 02:16 PM   #63 
  - unrec'd for the title CLEARLY being a ridiculous exaggeration. nt  inna   Aug-31-09 02:21 PM   #64 
  - How soon they forget . . .  HughBeaumont   Aug-31-09 02:51 PM   #68 
  - Wow! What a train "unrec" -- and deservedly so! nt  HamdenRice   Aug-31-09 02:52 PM   #69 
  - NAFTA was one of the best economic developments of the last twenty years.  argonaut   Aug-31-09 04:24 PM   #71 
  - Wow! if you can't tell the difference between Reich and Limbaugh and Beck  WI_DEM   Aug-31-09 04:27 PM   #72 
  - HUH?!??!?!?!?!?!?!? n/t  Liberal_Stalwart71   Aug-31-09 04:41 PM   #74 
  - If you're going to throw handfuls of shit at someone, at least aim for Rubin and Summers.  bertman   Aug-31-09 04:56 PM   #75 
  - Hmmm. I didn't know that. It's always helpful to walk down memory lane. nt  Honeycombe8   Aug-31-09 08:04 PM   #76 
  - .  SemiCharmedQuark   Sep-01-09 10:33 AM   #78 
 

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