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  •  Ughh.. (5+ / 0-)
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    Donna Z, ctsteve, rapala, pioneer111, IamLorax

    I was so pissed off, watching that last night.  

    Judy Woodruff mentioned once in the program that the "Democratic Leadership" struck the deal with Bush, after repeatedly saying "Democrats in Congress".  There was absolutely no mention of the progressive dems who opposed this.  It was presented as if the entire Democratic caucus was behind this.

    It played out exactly like Matt Stoller said:

    There was a big press conference on Thursday designed to create a certain type of message around the trade pact.  The Democrats won labor and environmental standards, but corporate America is happy as well.  You can see the reporting coming out with this messaging.

    They also did not say that the language of the deal is still secret and that all of their knowledge about what's in the agreement is based on hearsay and good faith.

    "It's time we steer by the stars, and not the lights of every passing ship" - Gen. Omar Nelson Bradley

    by andyj2287 on Sat May 12, 2007 at 09:47:20 AM PDT

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