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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.


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