Where Do Free Trade Advocates Get Their Reputations Back?
Ed Morrissey cheers Obama’s sudden about-face on a Colombian free-trade deal.
I would just note that as recently as the third presidential debate, Obama suggested that people who supported the deal were rewarding a country where violence is perpetrated against workers, where “labor leaders have been targeted for assassination on a fairly consistent basis.”
Now it’s a great big “never mind.”
I’ll applaud Obama when he concedes that his previous rhetoric on this issue was an inaccurate and unfair smear of those who didn’t toe the AFL-CIO’s line.