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UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 14: Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., attends a Senate Banking Urban Affairs Committee hearing in Dirksen Building on Janet Yellen's confirmation to head the Federal Reserve. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Update to the Update:  It’s back on the table, y’all!

Update:  The Whiner-in-Chief says, “This is personal for me” when Senate Dems filibustered the Trade bill.  The link is to an article in the Washington Times.  As of 4pm Central time, the world is still upside-down.


No, the headline isn’t referring to the weather at the Sacramento DMV.  The title is referring to the fact that I find myself in agreement with Elizabeth Warren.  I know, right?  Nevertheless, the world has turned so upside-down, that I’m pulling for Elizabeth Warren and a group of Democrats in the Senate to prevail over Mitch McConnell to stop the passage of renewing Obama’s Fast Track negotiating power in the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal.

From an article on Yahoo! News:

Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat and prominent liberal voice, stuck to her argument in an interview published on Monday with a Washington Post blog, saying Obama should release details of the Pacific trade talks so legal experts can determine if a pact could be used to weaken U.S. bank rules.

“If the president is so confident it’s a good deal, he should declassify the text and let people see it before asking Congress to tie its hands on fixing it,” Warren said in the interview with the Plum Line blog.

Mitch McConnell is actually trying to help the President ram this bill down America’s throat, in a push that rivals that of Nancy Pelosi pushing through Obamacare in the House earlier in Obama’s Presidency.  From a post at The Hill:

The White House and Senate Republicans are scrambling to win enough support for a key procedural vote Tuesday to move forward with President Obama’s trade agenda.

The vote is shaping up to be one of the most dramatic roll calls of this Congress and could be a stinging rebuke of the president by members of his own party. It may also doom a sweeping Pacific trade agreement that is a top priority for the Obama administration.


I’ve already posted about this trade deal, and how bad it could be, both here and here.  You know the situation is getting crazy when I’m hoping Elizabeth Warren is successful.  It’s a crazy, crazy world, y’all.