Talk about “here we go again.” The increasingly tired, old Wall Street Journal seems to be indulging in a bit of self-parody by invoking that tired old phrase. The fact is, President Barack Obama’s trade deal has been so opaque, a host of Democrats are objecting to it.
As is conservative icon Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL).
So the latest WSJ editorial seems like nothing more than an ongoing attempt to smear Sen. Sessions for speaking for millions of Americans who are concerned with immigration. Not only illegal immigration, but the Obama’s administration’s demonstrated lack of respect for the law. The Journal writes:
Here we go again. In the 1990s Pat Buchanan launched a civil war within the Republican Party on a platform targeting immigration and trade. Some claimed Pitchfork Pat was the future of the GOP, though in the end he mainly contributed to its presidential defeats.
As recently at May 4th, Republican Sen. Sessions felt compelled to respond to multiple attacks by the cheap labor, open borders-loving editors at the Wall Street Journal. One has to wonder just what kind of business people there are at the WSJ, as the latest attacks since seem to indicate Sessions remains living rent free in their anti-working class American heads.
Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is responding to two recent Wall Street Journal editorials critical of the Alabama lawmaker’s position that high immigration rates are harmful to American workers, specifically those in tech fields.
In a letter to the editor, Sessions pointed to the publication’s April 25 article “Scott Walker’s Labor Economics” and its April 27 follow up “The Sessions Complaint” in which The Journal took both Walker and Sessions to task for arguing that immigration policies should be determined based on what is good for American workers.
CNN had no problem understanding the expansive nature of the mostly opaque deal Obama is trying to get Congress to embrace. Unfortunately, the WSJ editorial page’s ability to research and evaluate the plan honestly appears to be lacking. Perhaps it was bought off by their corporate paymasters.
First, he must convince Congress to hand him trade promotion authority — a power that would allow the President to put new trade deals on a fast-track to votes, with limited debate and no amendments.