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  •  McDermott voted against CAFTA (1+ / 0-)
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      He voted yes on NAFTA

      His overall record on trade:

      Jim McDermott on Free Trade

      Click here for 8 full quotes on Free Trade OR background on Free Trade.

         * Voted NO on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
         * Voted YES on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
         * Voted NO on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
         * Voted NO on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
         * Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
         * Voted YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
         * Rated 50% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
         * No MFN for China; condition trade on human rights. (Nov 1999)

      •  You know this shit is TR worthy (0+ / 0-)

        write your own fucking diary! If you read down thread this diarist is talking about how sorry she is that Michelle got hurt and she didn't want to post this. This isn't the first time she has addressed these issues, and it is not always about your cheerleading bullshit go write your own fucking diary and leave this diarist alone.

        •  bullshit. (0+ / 0-)

          I support what the diarist has to say about native farming. While on the subject, the fact that McDermott is important. When someone declares he is a "free trade Democrat", then I am rebutting with you know, fucking facts.

        •  the fucking arrogant provocation of your comment (1+ / 0-)
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          is what is TR worthy.

          •  defend the FTA then. (0+ / 0-)

            go ahead...

            My novel is full of sex, drink, incest, suicides, dope, horseracing, murder, scandalous legal procedure and ends with a good public hanging--attended by 30,000

            by Salo on Tue Oct 09, 2007 at 06:23:56 PM PDT

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            •  I defend rational logic, not FTA (0+ / 0-)

              Based on interpreting your previous thoughts, I suspect that you may support FTAs more than I ever did.

              What I think is that trade should be conducted while working as hard and sincerely as possible to protect workers and the environment. I don't have preset pro/anti dispositions.

          •  Did you look down thread (1+ / 0-)
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            Neuvo? This diarist is saying prayers for Michelle, not everything is about your precious BO, read some of the links down there and you may not be so blindly suuportive of a bad vote. Nobody in this thread was attacking your precious little candidate they were actually discussing the farmers and families in south america that this bill is screwing, have a little respect not everything revolves around BO.

            •  I am not supporting the Peru trade bill as such (0+ / 0-)

              I am calling for reasoned debate guided by genuine progressive principles and thoughts.

              That's all.

              It appears that this bill has indeed been an improvement over previous bill. But, the diarist's point appears to be quite valid. I need to see more details before I can be more concrete.

              •  Neuvo (0+ / 0-)

                You do not have one comment touching the right sidebar. lorelyn obviously had a comment that you jump in front of and loaded all of this BS in. If you are looking for debate look down thread there is a diarist I think his name is jacob that seems very knowledgable about this and I am sure he would debate you about this. All you have down is fill the top of this thread with cheerleader posts and hijacked the real discussion that is taking place down thread. I don't get in these pie fights that some seem to enjoy check my comments, all I ask is you respect the diarist thread, it is obviously something she cares deeply about Thank you.

                •  look, I like the diarist (0+ / 0-)

                  and support the cause (of native farming) she is fighting for.

                  But you've gotta admit that the title "BREAKING: Obama Backs Peru FTA / NAFTA Extension, Peruvian Farmers to Starve" is very provocative and the starving part is a stretch.

                  McDermott is one of my favorite Reps, and is broadly admired by progressives and prog. Dems. It's a valid data point to mention up here that he supports this bill. The rest of the flow following isn't something I control by myself.

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