Truth vs Obama’s ‘Fast Track’ Trade Bill

It’s another one of Obama’s power grabs, and the RINOs are hellbent on pushing it through. What could go wrong?

From Breitbart.

With the Senate poised to vote to end debate on Obama’s fast-track trade legislation,

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is continuing his assault on the effort.

Wednesday, Sessions took on arguments for the trade deal with a series of what he office says are “myths” versus “truths” about the trade deal under consideration in Congress.

In the myth buster account, Sessions’ office says not only will fast-track erode congressional power over the trade process but the trade agreements implemented under that authority will trump U.S. law.


……Every trade agreement negotiated by the President and foreign governments is accompanied by implementing legislation which necessarily supersedes existing law. Proponents of fast-track are relying on semantics: the trade agreement itself will not supersede existing law, but the “fast-tracked” legislation implementing the trade agreement will. What’s more, the Trans-Pacific Partnership—which would be fast-tracked by TPA—will give jurisdiction to international tribunals to settle disputes between parties to the agreement.

……If Congress gives the Executive six-year fast-track authority, the Senate will cede its ability to amend any future legislation implementing any yet-unseen global trade and regulatory pact; cede its ability to control debate over that pact; and cede its ability to subject that pact to the 67-vote threshold required for treaties, as well as the 60-vote threshold required for important legislation….

……By eliminating its own powers of review and amendment, Congress would dramatically shift the carefully calibrated balance of power between Congress and the President. Fast-track would ensure that the President has complete discretion over the drafting of international agreements Congress has never even seen.

Which is exactly what Obama has been doing the last 7 years.

……Even if Congress declines to implement a trade agreement, the President’s signature will already be on it, opening the U.S. up to judgments before an international arbitration body known as the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), or perhaps even before the WTO. An offshoot of the World Bank, ICSID exists to hear disputes between international companies and foreign governments, at all levels. Congress ratified a 1965 treaty which stipulated that any ICSID awards will be binding as if awarded by a U.S. court, and the Vienna Convention—which the State Department generally considers “customary international law”—states that the President’s signature on the agreement obligates the U.S. not to “frustrate the purpose” of a trade agreement. As such, the President’s signature alone could put many U.S. industries and localities at risk, not to mention binding Congress’ ability to pass future laws without significant international consequences.

Which means that such “fast track” agreements will come under international law and screw the U.S. even further.

……Fast-track offers no protection against delegations of power or authority to international tribunals should Congress adopt the implementing legislation of any future fast-tracked deal. This is particularly relevant when considering the TPP, which has promised to set up an international commission to make changes to the TPP in the future. The “Living Agreement” section of TPP calls for the creation of this new body, known as the “Trans-Pacific Partnership Commission,” and TPP’s implementing legislation could well cede important congressional power to this new international body as it did with the WTO…..

Our sovereignty is already at risk thanks to Obama’s push for illegal alien amnesty. Now, he wants to jeopardize our trade status.

……Fast-track includes negotiating objectives to remove barriers to services that could easily be used by the Administration to justify the expansion of foreign worker programs. There is also an entire chapter on “Temporary Entry” in TPP, which could be used to facilitate the admission of more temporary foreign workers into the United States. Even if immigration or temporary entry prohibitions were included in fast-track, the negotiating objectives laid out by fast-track are not binding on the Administration. If any future trade deal, TPP or otherwise, contains language that paves the way for more foreign workers, members will be powerless to strike the offending provision……

Keep in mind that most of these foreign workers are not H-B1 designated.  Obama’s goal is too add as many illegals to the Dem voting bloc as possible.

……In essence, the provision allows the agreement to be subsequently amended after initial implementation by its member states, and also allows new member countries to join. TPP could well cede vast swathes of regulatory authority to a foreign body and expose Americans to the rulings of a new unelected and unaccountable global Commission.

Just observe Obama’s behavior in front of the U.N. to get a good idea of how bad this will be.

Obama’s tyrannical policies reflect his abject hatred of America and our exceptionalism. He desperately wants to surrender the United States to a global ‘world community’, which would make billionaire socialist shitbag George Soros very happy.

Here’s another problem with this ‘fast track’ trade bill. Access to the super-secret bill is restricted as if you were trying to break into Ft. Knox:

“If you want to hear the details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal the Obama administration is hoping to pass, you’ve got to be a member of Congress, and you’ve got to go to classified briefings and leave your staff and cellphone at the door,” Politico’s Edward-Isaac Dovere wrote earlier this week. “If you’re a member who wants to read the text, you’ve got to go to a room in the basement of the Capitol Visitor Center and be handed it one section at a time, watched over as you read, and forced to hand over any notes you make before leaving. And no matter what, you can’t discuss the details of what you’ve read.”

So much for transparency.

The whole fucking thing stinks to high heaven.


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‘JV Team’ Advances Through Syria, Controls Half of Territory

All they need is jobs, hugs, and Obamacare and everything will be fine.

From Fox News.

The Islamic State terror group now controls over half of Syrian territory after seizing the village and archaeological site of Palmyra Thursday, activists monitoring Syria’s civil war said.

Rami Abdurrahman of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told the Associated Press the extremists overran the archaeological site, just to the southwest of the modern settlement on Palmyra, shortly after midnight local time.

In Damascus, state TV acknowledged that pro-government forces had withdrawn from the town. A Facebook page close to ISIS published a statement Thursday, purportedly from the group, saying “the soldiers of the Islamic State” completed their control of Palmyra. The capture came after government forces collapsed, “leaving large numbers of dead whose bodies filled the streets,” it said.

……The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that ISIS also had seized control of Palmyra’s military air base, prison and intelligence headquarters….

The spawn of Middle Eastern Islamofascism has turned on its own creator.

Racist Black Thug From ‘Five-Percent Nation’ Threatens Whites: “All of ya’ll (sic) time is coming, you’re all gonna die.”

Welcome to Obama’s postracial America.

From Info Wars.

A shocking confrontation filmed on the streets of New York highlights the racial animosity that continues to plague America in the aftermath of last year’s Ferguson riots and the rise of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

The footage was filmed by US Army veteran Joey Boots, a frequent guest on the Howard Stern Show.

The incident began when a member of the Five-Percent Nation, a militant offshoot of the Nation of Islam, began harassing a group of white hipsters in Union Square.

An older black man begins an argument with the group before threatening to “turn this motherfucker upside (down).”

“Where’s your man at? I’ll get him first. Straight up, I don’t give a fuck,” yells the man, adding, “I’m a thug, I’m from Brooklyn,” before referring to himself as the “King.”

One of the hipsters then jumps towards “King” and other members of the Five-Percent Nation, one of whom is wearing a “fuck the police” sweater, quickly move in to disperse the confrontation.

“You’re a dead man – I promise you,” yells “King” towards the man who confronted him.

However, the tone of the confrontation then begins to turn even more sinister as another member of the Five-Percent Nation states, “That’s why I stopped him, because this motherfucker should be bowing to him.”

“Bowing?….Did this guy just say racist shit here….he should be bowing to him because he’s black?” asks the man filming the incident.

“And just so ya’ll know, all of ya’ll time is coming, you’re all gonna die,” says the Five-Percent Nation thug.

“What do you mean ya’ll,” asks the cameraman.

“All of you people, and all of your derivatives, all of the people who love you,” responds the thug.

“You talking about white people?,” asks the cameraman.

“Yeah,” responds the thug.

The argument continues before the thug asserts, “by the end of this year you’ll be dead.”

“Is that a death threat, black man?” asks the cameraman.

“It’s already happening,” responds the thug.

One of the group that was threatened, himself black, then points out the threat also applied to him because his mother is white.

The cameraman’s charge that the thug is a “racist piece of shit” for calling for the mass genocide of white people would be disputed by social justice warriors and prominent black figures, who argue that it is impossible for black people or ethnic minorities to be racist.

Violent and racist rhetoric from elements of the #BlackLivesMatter movement in the aftermath of Ferguson, Missouri has become a common theme, but it is routinely downplayed or ignored by the mass media.

As one of the commenters on the site pointed out:

What a shock this thug must be to the fragile sensibilities of all those white, “progressive”, eunuch, “hipsters” who have spent their short lives being marinated in the leftist, “diversity is our strength” propaganda….reality is clearly something their ivory tower, “progressive professors” didn’t prepare them for…


Those ‘hipsters’ got quite a rude awakening. It must suck to know that all your white liberal guilt doesn’t do any good.

Paging Al Sharpton and the Main Stream Media: Shootings Still Going on in Baltimore

From Twitchy.

Let’s take a look at what’s happening in Baltimore right now, shall we?

Because there are literally so many shootings that it’s hard to keep track of the actual numbers getting reported by different Baltimore Sun reporters on Twitter. Shootings that you are not seeing reported in the national media:

Protesters Hired to Agitate at Ferguson Demand Payment for Services Rendered

Hired protesters with the Black Lives Matter movement have started a #CutTheCheck hashtag and held a sit-in at the offices for ACORN’s successor group in Missouri after the group stopped paying them.

From Twitchy.

Weasel Zippers reported last night that some of the more famous faces from the #BlackLivesMatter protests in Ferguson, Mo., could be found at the offices of Missourians Organizing For Reform and Empowerment (MORE) last week, upset that they hadn’t received checks promised for their “grassroots” efforts.

The ‘grassroots’ schtick came with an application:


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