Walker, Rubio, Cruz, Bush: Which one does not support Obamatrade?

Of the four major candidates for the Republican Presidential nomination, which one does not support Obamatrade? Obamatrade is a secret piece of legislation (!) we think would give President Obama special powers ostensibly to negotiate a free trade deal, but in reality which may allow him to do all sorts of things like expanding his illegal amnesty.

First, Scott Walker:

Walker, Bloomberg’s Halperin and John McCormick wrote, “expressed agreement with President Barack Obama on the pressing issue of fast-track trade legislation.”

“Walker said he supports giving Obama the authority to submit trade agreements to Congress for an expedited, up-or-down vote without amendments,” they wrote, before quoting Walker himself.

“If we don’t go down this path, we’re going to be at a competitive disadvantage, and so I think it just makes sense,” Walker said.

“At the same time, like many Republicans who support granting the trade authority recent past presidents have had, Walker said the deal would allow the Republican-controlled Congress to review Obama’s actions,” the Bloomberg reporters wrote.

“If this president were to give them a bad deal, they should hold him accountable and vote it down,” Walker added. “They have every right to do that under the proposal.”

What Walker is missing out is that a coalition of Republicans and liberal Democrats have passed Obama's agenda willingly for years. If only a simple majority is needed to pass, corporatist Republicans will band with Democrats to pass whatever Democrats want.

Scott Walker supporters shouldn't take this too hard, though: after years of supporting amnesty for illegal aliens, Scott Walker came down firmly against it in January, and has been firm on it ever since, except for another period in March when he said he supported it, but after that he reaffirmed that he was once again against amnesty.

Now Jeb Bush:

Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush supports President Obama’s trade deal, praises his management of the National Security Agency and agrees that Congress should have moved faster to hold a vote on new attorney general Loretta E. Lynch.

As for Marco Rubio

Sen. Marco Rubio cast the deciding vote for Obamatrade on Tuesday as it squeeked through the U.S. Senate 60-37, and his Senate office is still outright refusing to answer whether he even knew what he was voting on.

As for Ted Cruz, previously, he voted for it, but now says

When TPA last came up for a vote, both Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and I introduced amendments that would have barred fast-track treatment for any trade agreement that attempted to impact immigration law. Two other Republican senators objected, and we were both denied votes on our amendments. Instead, the House inserted substantially weaker language in related legislation. Enough is enough. I cannot vote for TPA unless McConnell and Boehner both commit publicly to allow the Ex-Im Bank to expire—and stay expired. And, Congress must also pass the Cruz-Sessions amendments to TPA to ensure that no trade agreement can try to back-door changes to our immigration laws. Otherwise, I will have no choice but to vote no.

And he ended up voting no. It would have been better if he were a no vote from the start. But as it stands, he is the only major candidate who was against Obamatrade in its final form.

 Res ipsa loquitur.

This article was produced by NewsMachete.com, the conservative news site.

Of the four major candidates for the Republican Presidential nomination, which one does not support Obamatrade? Obamatrade is a secret piece of legislation (!) we think would give President Obama special powers ostensibly to negotiate a free trade deal, but in reality which may allow him to do all sorts of things like expanding his illegal amnesty.

First, Scott Walker:

Walker, Bloomberg’s Halperin and John McCormick wrote, “expressed agreement with President Barack Obama on the pressing issue of fast-track trade legislation.”

“Walker said he supports giving Obama the authority to submit trade agreements to Congress for an expedited, up-or-down vote without amendments,” they wrote, before quoting Walker himself.

“If we don’t go down this path, we’re going to be at a competitive disadvantage, and so I think it just makes sense,” Walker said.

“At the same time, like many Republicans who support granting the trade authority recent past presidents have had, Walker said the deal would allow the Republican-controlled Congress to review Obama’s actions,” the Bloomberg reporters wrote.

“If this president were to give them a bad deal, they should hold him accountable and vote it down,” Walker added. “They have every right to do that under the proposal.”

What Walker is missing out is that a coalition of Republicans and liberal Democrats have passed Obama's agenda willingly for years. If only a simple majority is needed to pass, corporatist Republicans will band with Democrats to pass whatever Democrats want.

Scott Walker supporters shouldn't take this too hard, though: after years of supporting amnesty for illegal aliens, Scott Walker came down firmly against it in January, and has been firm on it ever since, except for another period in March when he said he supported it, but after that he reaffirmed that he was once again against amnesty.

Now Jeb Bush:

Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush supports President Obama’s trade deal, praises his management of the National Security Agency and agrees that Congress should have moved faster to hold a vote on new attorney general Loretta E. Lynch.

As for Marco Rubio

Sen. Marco Rubio cast the deciding vote for Obamatrade on Tuesday as it squeeked through the U.S. Senate 60-37, and his Senate office is still outright refusing to answer whether he even knew what he was voting on.

As for Ted Cruz, previously, he voted for it, but now says

When TPA last came up for a vote, both Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and I introduced amendments that would have barred fast-track treatment for any trade agreement that attempted to impact immigration law. Two other Republican senators objected, and we were both denied votes on our amendments. Instead, the House inserted substantially weaker language in related legislation. Enough is enough. I cannot vote for TPA unless McConnell and Boehner both commit publicly to allow the Ex-Im Bank to expire—and stay expired. And, Congress must also pass the Cruz-Sessions amendments to TPA to ensure that no trade agreement can try to back-door changes to our immigration laws. Otherwise, I will have no choice but to vote no.

And he ended up voting no. It would have been better if he were a no vote from the start. But as it stands, he is the only major candidate who was against Obamatrade in its final form.

 Res ipsa loquitur.

This article was produced by NewsMachete.com, the conservative news site.