#nc-02 [Renee & LuMaye. (Look Away!)]
It’s always fun when Big Govt. Barbie plops herself down in front of a microphone. She sat down with Bill LuMaye in Raleigh, this week, and — once again — she did not disappoint.
The subject this week was the vote on the super-secret TPA and TPP trade agreements. Ellmers started spitting out her talking points so fast that ol’ Bill appeared to join his listeners in a serious state of confusion.
First of all, Ellmers touts these agreements with a press release bearing this headline: Ellmers Supports Transparency and Accountability in Trade Agreements.
Wait. Aren’t these the deals based on documents that are locked up in a super-secret heavily-guarded room in the Capitol? Where you can’t take notes or make copies? Where you will be arrested if you leak details of said agreement? Transparency? Seriously?
LuMaye asked Ellmers about the super-secret room. Ellmers replied:
“None of us even know where that is.”
Well, the folks at Breitbart sure managed to find it. (Thanks for confessing to your constituents, Renee, that you are out there trumpeting — and voting for — something that you haven’t even read.)
LuMaye asked Ellmers WHY we need TPP or TPA. Ellmers replied with the US Chamber of Commerce propaganda that “95 percent of the market lives outside the U.S.”
Alan Tonelson, writing in The Hill, begs to differ with that statement:
The strongest argument for Congress granting President Obama sweeping authority to negotiate new trade deals seems indisputable: Americans make up only 5 percent of the world’s population. Consequently, agreements that reduce barriers to selling to the 95 percent of global consumers who live outside the U.S. matter greatly.
Look closely, though, and the 95 percent figure reveals itself to be about 95 percent phony.
Its most frequent users — who include the president’s top economic aides, Congress’s leading trade policy voices and America’s most powerful business groups — either don’t know or won’t acknowledge that very few of these potential customers have any meaningful ability to buy products or services from the United States.
The latest World Bank research reports that 17.5 percent of the world’s population lived on the equivalent of $1.25 per day or less in 2010. And most of the rest weren’t doing much better than these hundreds of millions trapped in “extreme poverty” — another 18 percent of humanity lives on between $1.25 and $2 a day.
Economist Charles Kenny of the Center for Global Development pegs global median income at $3 to $4 per day, meaning that half the world’s population earns less than those totals.
Yet are the world’s workers faring better than the overall population? Not enough to offer much opportunity for U.S. exporters. […]
Ellmers said Congress needs to pass TPP and TPA so Congress can have some influence on those treaties themselves. That statement confused listeners — and, apparently, LuMaye. ( Article II, Section II, Clause II (The Treaty Caucus) of The US Constitution makes it pretty clear that agreements with other countries need to be OKed by Congress. We don’t need a new agreement for that.)
LuMaye mentioned that section of The Constitution to Ellmers, who then backtracked and admitted he was right. (I’m still waiting for her to come up with ANOTHER good reason to support TPP or TPA.)
This woman is so Washington. She’s more worried about what Boehner and McCarthy think about her than what we think. We’re going to have at least two more choices in the May GOP primary. Keep that in mind.
8 thoughts on “#nc-02 [Renee & LuMaye. (Look Away!)]”
That “so Congress can have some influence on the process” line of bull is being spouted by George Holding, too, versus the numerous constituents who’ve been calling his office to oppose it. Unfortunately, he can get away with it sans a primary challenger, plus the fact that there are a lot of unquestioning Wayne and Wake County Republicans who think Holding can do no wrong.
Yeah I agree. Most of Holding’s constituents are mis informed. Although he does score a little better than Barbie he is not much better. However, he has a long way to go to become a Dave Brat. As we all know, the way to beat Ellmers or Holding is with one candidate.
Giving secret new powers to Comrade Obama. Hmmm! What could go wrong with that? Haven’t these fools inside the beltway learned, or do they even care? While Obama is keeping the documents secret, Wikileaks got hold of some of the ObamaTrade documents and did a document dump. About ten pages of that document dump indicate that Obama would get some new immigration powers in this secret arrangement.
There are lots of reasons that any conservative should oppose this monstrosity:
The key test vote on this issue among Republicans was the vote on the Rule to put the issue on the floor. Boehner the Betrayer called it a test of GOP ”discipline” or in other words, following his liberal orders. Only two North Carolina Republican congressmen stood up for conservatives and opposed Boehner on that vote, and as usual, it was the only two conservatives in the NC delegation, Walter Jones and Mark Meadows. The rest of the NC Republicans sided with Boehner and Obama.
Two of the liberal Repubilcans in the NC Congresional delegation have primary challengers for 2016. We need other conservatives to come forward to challenge the other liberals – Hudson, Holding, Walker, McHenry. Pittenger, etc. The Boehner Bimbo, Renee Ellmers is at the top of the list to take down, as she is the worst, but any Republican who brownnoses Obama enabler John Boehner needs to go.
See, this is why it is so important to elect progressive Republicans, so that they can be bi-partisan and help President Obama govern. Boehner and McConnell are pushing President Obama’s policies through just like Pelosi and Reid used to, and this is just the latest example.
The TPP / TPA are very important to protecting Polar Bears. All that secret stuff in there about climate change might get too controversial if the peons knew it was there, so President Obama made a sharp political move and made it all secret. And we can count on those progressive Republicans not to hold the president’s feet to the fire about being transparent. Yeah, all this climate change stuff in there will cost the peons more money, but who cares. Peons don’t matter. Its the Polar Bears which count.
This is another example of how our hard core environmental movement buying progressive Republican political consultants helps. Our side spent big bucks to buy Dee Stewart and Paul Shumaker, but just remember that Paul Shumaker is Senator Richard Burr’s consultant and Senator Burr voted for TPP in the Senate, along with Senator Tillis. Small world, isn’t it?
Isn’t it interesting the liberal Dems killed this bill. Ellmers voted for the piece of trash as did David Rouzer in my district. I am tired, tired, TIRED of working hard to throw out leftists just to send these establishment Republicans to Congress. There’s not a dimes worth of difference.
These people better wake up. They either represent us, the middle class or the Chamber of Commerce. We don’t need social climbers who sleep around or careerist who will do anything to keep their job. We need advocates for their districts.
No, there are NOT two more choices in the GOP primary. There’s only one and that’s Jim Duncan.
Jim Duncan is having a fund raiser with Ted Cruz and after this happens Renee should really start packing up. Grassroots and Real Conservatives will put an end to this Blonds bandit stealing Republican votes. Patrick and Al update your Resume with any luck the democrats will hire you.
Love that Cosby picture. That’s how most people, with active cerebral cells, look when Nee Nee speaks.
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