Republican Candidates Who Support Trans-Pacific Trade Deal (TPP) – “Obama Trade”…

The Candidates Circled All Advocate for TPP:

GOP candidates TPP

Supported by Speaker Paul Ryan and Candidate Ted Cruz specifically; Joint Op-Ed in that regard.

Those who don’t:

♦  Donald TrumpPosition Outline
♦  Mike HuckabeePosition Outline
♦  Rand PaulPosition Outline
♦  Rick SantorumPosition Outline
♦  Chris ChristiePosition Outline

Notice that Candidate Donald Trump is the only Top Tier Candidate who stands in opposition to Obama Trade.  Borrowing something succinct from a previous comment:

[When it comes to the elimination of Globalism diminishing America] …it’s Trump and only Trump. There is nobody else. We can quibble about who changed their mind about abortion and when, and who said what nice thing about which democrat and when, but none of that matters. None of it. The globalists have unleashed the four horsemen of the American apocalypse.

*They are:

♦ TPP
♦ Amnesty
♦ ObamaCare.
♦ and Common Core.

…and Donald Trump is the only one who rides against them ALL. It’s Trump or no one.

*Notice Specifically these Four Globalist Issues are the Specific legislative priorities of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  THIS IS NOT COINCIDENTAL (link)

The U.S. CoC has spent tens of millions, via K-Street, purchasing legislative support (buying votes) for these issues, the Trans-Pacific Trade Deal specifically. There are TRILLIONS of dollars at stake.

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109 Responses to Republican Candidates Who Support Trans-Pacific Trade Deal (TPP) – “Obama Trade”…

  1. sundance says:

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  2. feralcatsblog says:

    If he becomes President, Ben “Stabber” Carson will be our very first Dr. Jekyll and Jr. Hyde CIC

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  3. jello333 says:

    And Hillary (Donald’s likely opponent) was for it before she was against it… or sort of against… oh, never mind.

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    • sundance says:

      Don’t be fooled, she’s FOR IT !! The only reason she says otherwise was to cut off Bernie Sanders from taking her flank on a key and decisive issue.

      It’s actually laughable that anyone would believe the same person who runs “The Clinton Global Initiative” would be against the Trans-Pacific Trade Deal. It takes a particular amount of intellectual dishonesty to square that circle.

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      • jello333 says:

        Oh I know (hence my little Roseanna Roseannadanna ending 😉 )

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      • JoeS says:

        I think the other reason Hillary is against TPP is that she wants to beat her Republican opponent over the head with it and kill them in states like Ohio. I think it almost guarantees a Democrat win in Ohio. Of course if Trump is the GOP nominee, this won’t happen.

        And she will use it like a hammer on Carson, a much bigger one than he used on his mother.

        Someone should do a cartoon with Carson slamming a hammer labelled TPP down on a map of America or the American worker.

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        • Sentient says:

          She worked for years to get TPP enacted. Anyone who believes she’s actually against it now is retarded.

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          • JoeS says:

            Yes, I agree that he would switch back after the election. I do not think that she will have the opportunity to switch back, though because it is likely to be decided by then. The most frightful part of this is what she will do with the agreement if she is in power with the Clinton money machine and its ties to China. China will be included in this deal in an instant under a Clinton admin.

            But she will lie and say that she is against it. She will get media cover from the press and beat the crap out of a TPP supporting opponent. Moreover, the Republicans in CONGRESS better vote this down or they are going to be a minority party again. People across the country on BOTH SIDES of this issue are FURIOUS! This is such and issue in blue-collar world. I know some union people who are IRRATE over this.

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        • jello333 says:

          But she’s NOT against it, no matter what she says now. Trump will destroy her on this, and even other Repubs could call her on her insincere flip. Regardless of what you hear her say between now and election day, as soon as it’s over she’ll revert right back.

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    • Artist says:

      Yes, I don’t believe that she is against it for a minute! She was for it and then I was reading that the big Unions (AFLCIO, Teamsters???) were flirting with supporting Trump, and then she said she was against it….for the length of time it took to tell the lie!

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  4. teajr says:

    nooo Ted, noooo, bad Ted

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    • Jan Williams says:

      “Does Senator Ted Cruz support TPP?
      Senator Cruz has not taken a position either in favor or against TPP. He will wait until the agreement is finalized and he has a chance to study it carefully to ensure that the agreement will open more markets to American-made products, create jobs, and grow our economy. Senator Cruz has dedicated his professional career to defending U.S. sovereignty and the U.S. Constitution. He will not support any trade agreement that would diminish or undermine either.”

      “Does Senator Ted Cruz support TPA?
      Yes. Senator Cruz voted in favor of TPA earlier this year because it breaks the logjam that is preventing the U.S. from entering into trade deals that are good for American workers, American businesses, and our economy. Ronald Reagan emphatically supported free trade, and Senator Cruz does as well. He ran for Senate promising to support free trade, and he is honoring that commitment to the voters.

      Free trade helps American farmers, ranchers, and manufacturers; indeed, one in five American jobs depends on trade, in Texas alone 3 million jobs depend on trade. When we open up foreign markets, we create American jobs.

      TPA also strengthens Congress’ hand in trade negotiations, and provides transparency by making the agreement (including TPP) public for at least 60 days before the Congress can act on any final agreement. Without TPA, there is no such transparency, and the Congress’ role in trade agreements is weaker.”

      Read more: http://therightscoop.com/ted-cruz-no-tpp-is-not-a-living-agreement/#ixzz3r6axssM5

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    • S. Hancock says:

      Ted initially supported it because of the lies told by McConnell & team. He spoke about that in the hour-long accusation he made publicly to McConnell on the Senate floor, in regards to this lie. Ted no longer supports it. He has stated that several times. So, Ted makes a mistake, votes against it the next time and publicly states the first vote was a mistake, but he cannot be forgiven? Trump can run little old ladies out of their houses so he can build a casino or hotel and he is heralded as a our next “savior”?

      Personally, and I’m a little surprised at Sundance here on this. I’d rather have a real Constitutionalist in the WH than another “I have a pen and a phone” president. We should ALL be leery of those who will take executive action to produce law that they want to see. IS there a time for it? Yes, in an emergency, but NOT just because.

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      • Athena the Warrior says:

        What a bunch of hooey. How could the smartest most brilliant person Ted Cruz be tricked by McConnell?

        The TPP is devastating to America. I and millions of people went out of our way to dig up what the TPP was about while it was secret.

        If we could do this, why couldn’t Cruz who had greater and easier access to this information do it? I call BS.

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      • I may be over simplifying things but I believe Ted Cruz is a good vote counter. He waited until he knew his vote against TPP wouldn’t matter. They had enough votes to move foward without his. His vote TPA though showed his real colors.

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      • Wiggy says:

        S. Handcock. I got tired of the lies being told about Trump and the lady so I decided to research it. This is what I easily found. Trump did NOT run the lady out of her house. Bob Guccione (of Penhouse) offered her $1 million first so he could build a Penthouse hotel and casino. She refused to sell. Then Trump bought the unfinished Hotel and offered her twice what Guccione offered. She refused. So the CITY is the one who tried to use Eminent Domain on her. She sued the CITY (not Trump) and won. She stayed in the house until 2010 when she moved her to a retirement home in San Francisco to be near her Grandson. The Grandson then sold the house in 2014 for $530,000 to Carl Ichan and then it was demolished. So NO ONE forced her out. Look up Vera Coking for the true story.

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    • yankeeintx says:

      Ted Cruz does not support TPP. He does support trade, but not this trade agreement.
      http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/06/23/exclusive-ted-cruz-obamatrade-enmeshed-in-corrupt-backroom-dealings/

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  5. Prothonotary Warbler says:

    Any other candidate for the Republican nomination would eventually need the support of the GOPe and its big-money donors to have a shot at winning.

    At this point, I’ll take my chances with the one guy who doesn’t need them, who has his own money and media presence and thus has no need of the traitors’ support.

    If Trump is not the Republican candidate in the end, I’ll write his name in on election day.

    GOP=Global Order of Progressives. Screw those hippies; if they manage to keep me from having the candidate I want, then they have nothing to keep me in their corner.

    “Oh, but the Democrat will win!”, they’ll tell me. Well, the past couple of presidential elections have shown me that the Democrat wins against their hand-picked “electable” candidate. So, what’s the point of listening to those people?

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  6. Nanny G says:

    Is Carly also really for it?
    She said this recently: TPP TRADE DEAL: ‘A MESS’ FULL OF ‘CRONY CAPITALISM’
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/11/09/carly-fiorina-tpp-trade-deal-mess-full-crony-capitalism/
    She also said she was for Bilateral agreements as opposed to the TPP-style multi-lateral agreements.
    I didn’t see a link to her saying she supports it.

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  7. mazziflol says:

    Just curious…all the Cruz supporters…what say ye now? Is he still your guy?

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    • BitterC says:

      Cruz voted for TPA (fast track). The links in OP are to a Ryan/Cruz statement from April regarding THAT vote.
      From LA Times 11/8/15:
      Among Republicans, “establishment” candidates Jeb Bush and John Kasich support the agreement, as do Ben Carson and Marco Rubio. But Donald Trump and Ted Cruz have said they are opposed.
      http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-1108-mcmanus-tpp-deal-20151108-column.html

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      • sagest says:

        Thank you! Sundance has posted here before that Senator Cruz is an advocate of TPP. I do not think that is a complete and honest assessment of Senator Cruz’s stand. Also voting for TPA is a procedural vote….and has been given to most presidents in the past. It included giving Congress oversight on the trade agreement.

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      • trapper says:

        The distinction between TPA and TPP is illusory. TPA was nothing more than the delivery vehicle for TPP, designed to fast track TPP. Everyone knew this at the time of the TPA vote, including Cruz. A vote for TPA was a vote for TPP, and Cruz is on the wrong side of it.

        Don’t be fooled by the horse trading. They trade off who votes for and against different bills so that they all may maintain deniability on certain issues, but it’s all a con and the American citizens are the perennial marks.

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        • Empress says:

          Yep, you have that exactly right. They, along with just about everyone, knew that passing TPA would lead to the approval of the TPP and TTIP.

          And, yes, Congressional votes are fungible. They swap them among themselves to maintain any ostensible cred for political ratings, fund-raising, and campaigns.

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      • Ted Cruz isn’t opposed..he became opposed because McConnell lied to him about the EX IM bank proposal.. Of course now Cruz is going to say he is against hoping for it not to be voted on until after the primaries. He was running around with Ryan pitching the TPP.. so don’t be fooled..Cruz is very good at choosing his words. He is a Harvard trained politician.. they are groomed and trained to know how and when to say the right things.

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    • Juan says:

      Surely nobody thinks he’s raised all that cash for not going along with the program ?

      Eagerly awaiting the Cruz backers doin’ some ‘splainin’.

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    • tappin52 says:

      Nope! He had me fooled early on, but my eyes got opened up reading the facts right here.

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      • flawesttexas says:

        I started suspecting Cruz wasn’t the Conservative he claimed when I discovered Mrs Cruz background.

        You do not get to join the Council of Foreign Relations by sending $19.99 and 2 box tops. CFR is a very Liberal Anti American Globalist group that is very selective. Heidi Cruz plays a big part in her husbands campaign

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    • yankeeintx says:

      I am a Cruz supporter, and think that everyone should do their own research. Sen. Cruz does not support TPP, but you wouldn’t know that by just reading this blog post.

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      • sundance says:

        You are a liar. Ted Cruz voted for TPA. I’m done allowing false claims by Cruz sycophants.

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        • yankeeintx says:

          “The Truth Has No Agenda”. Your article claims “The Candidates Circled All Advocate for TPP:” (and I will note that Ted Cruz is circled)
          Ted Cruz position: (6-23-2015) Does Senator Ted Cruz support TPP?
          “Senator Cruz has not taken a position either in favor or against TPP. He will wait until the agreement is finalized and he has a chance to study it carefully to ensure that the agreement will open more markets to American-made products, create jobs, and grow our economy. Senator Cruz has dedicated his professional career to defending U.S. sovereignty and the U.S. Constitution. He will not support any trade agreement that would diminish or undermine either.”

          So the claim “all advocate for” is incorrect. Does Cruz support free trade? – of course, but he has not advocated for this trade agreement. That statement is factually false (a lie).
          https://www.tedcruz.org/a-note-to-conservatives-on-trade-agreements/

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      • mazziflol says:

        You wouldn’t know it by his voting record either. 2 questions…How many votes has he cast that have enabled TPP’s advancement? How many votes has he cast that stop it?

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  8. chili palmer says:

    Related, Donald Trump Wall St. Journal op-ed posted Nov. 9, 2015, 7:33pm: “Ending China’s Currency Manipulation,” Wall St. Journal op-ed by Donald J. Trump. He begins: “”China’s de facto tariff on imported goods has cost the U.S. billions of dollars and millions of jobs.”

    If we are to make America great again, we must do all we can to make sure that American interests are protected and that all Americans benefit from the actions of their government. Sadly, that is currently not the case.”…

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  9. Reblogged this on Sally's Political Page and commented:

    OMG, that makes me sick! Those BASTARDS have SOLD OUT our country! VOTE #TRUMP!! HE IS THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN AND WILL SAVE US!! I am praying everyday, all day that we elect a REAL American Patriot, like Donald J. Trump to #MAKEAMERICAGREATAGAIN!!!

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  10. Taurnil says:

    Wait a minute. Are you saying Cruz lied in all his anti-TPP speeches/talks?

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    • mrscribbler says:

      It’s hard to keep track without a scorecard or wall chart. IIRC, the Cruzer simply bailed out on the TPP vote, apparently deciding it was his duty to the people he “serves” to go raise money for himself.

      I would add one more item to Sundance’s list of issues that determine a candidate’s acceptability: Choom Boy’s Nukes For Iran giveaway. The Cruzer voted for the nefarious “Corker Amendment,” which makes him an enabler of the Mad Mullahs’ nuclear ambitions. In other words, when the Iranians light one off, it’ll have Ted’s signature (among those of many other traitors) on it.

      In fact, I’d almost be willing to give one of the wannabes a pass if their only mistake was, say, supporting Common Core or ChoomCare. The Big Three, for me, are Iran, Amnesty and TPP. We could survive the others if we had to.

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      • Taurnil says:

        Agreed, we need a massive wall chart of all this.

        My unspoken point about Cruz on this particular issue, as I see it any way is this;

        He’s pro TPP just long enough for all the “important players” in congress to get the ball rolling for its passage. Then he walks away over an epiphany? Now everyone says how smart he is, how his Constitutionalism senses are so honed, yet he could not use his spidey sense to detect how dangerous TPP really is?

        I smell deception on his part.

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    • sagest says:

      Yes. I would like the answer to that, too. I think sundance is not being “up to date”. The op ed written by Senator Cruz was long before he changed his course. He most recently said that he wanted to read the agreement when it was made public before he decided. I do not think counting him as a supporter is an honest assessment.

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      • IntoTheFray says:

        With politicians, you CAN NOT make decisions about them based on what they SAY because they pretty much all LIE. You must make your decisions based on what they DO.

        Ted Cruz voted for TPA, which made it pretty much a certainty that TPP will pass Congress. This is a very common decepticon tactic in Congress these days. The fact that he now says he is against TPP only means he is being deceptive and not honest with the voters. He is certainly smart enough to know the ramifications of voting for TPA and if not, he shouldn’t even be a Senator, let alone POTUS.

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        • mazziflol says:

          That is it EXACTLY. Actions, not words. And his words are soooo slick and meaningful. And then people buy into his whole “boo hoo, woe is me, I was lied too!” bit. Theatrics!!! He talks a lot. But what does he do? What has he done? On a whole, his actions have been more damaging to us, than any good his words have done. That’s not me hating on the guy…that’s just a fact.

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  11. jeans2nd says:

    Is it a coincidence that 3 of the 5 who do not support TPP have been relegated to the kiddie debate, with Rand Paul likely the next to go?

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    • Yes, seems very likely. TPP is one of the largest issues in the election, and they make Trump go it pretty much alone.

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    • behiker57w says:

      That’s actually good for Trump. Without any competition for the anti-TPP single issue voters, he’ll be able to count on their support. That’s especially valuable in the early primaries where even winners are likely to get only 30% so every reliable vote really counts.

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  12. Tonawanda says:

    1) The 5000 + pages alone are ridiculous. It would take months for anyone but the authors to understand the implications and consequences. The details are intended to defeat comprehension, just like Obamacare.

    2) Why would anyone trust Obama, Kerry and Hillary to negotiate anything to our benefit? Exhibit A: the Iran giveaway. To the contrary, it is best to assume the treaty intends to harm us.

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    • MissV says:

      What a disturbing mental exercise to imagine the process and authorship of those 5k pp. Make a list of topics, shuffle the deck and deal them out to a select group of know-it-alls with instructions as to the preferred outcome/interpretation of the language.

      Of course, each hand is composed, piecemeal, in ignorance of the cards held by the others. The whole is assembled and offered up. The result is a foregone conclusion. Any pushback (Rand Paul, anyone?) is strictly for show.

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  13. lisainva says:

    Reblogged this on lisaandrews1968 and commented:

    “[When it comes to the elimination of Globalism diminishing America] …it’s Trump and only Trump. There is nobody else. We can quibble about who changed their mind about abortion and when, and who said what nice thing about which democrat and when, but none of that matters. None of it. The globalists have unleashed the four horsemen of the American apocalypse.

    *They are:

    ♦ TPP
    ♦ Amnesty
    ♦ ObamaCare.
    ♦ and Common Core.

    …and Donald Trump is the only one who rides against them ALL. It’s Trump or no one.”

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  14. Timeout says:

    I believe you may be misleading a little on Cruz support. There is more to learn about Cruz and this particular subject! He changed his position….

    http://therightscoop.com/ted-cruz-no-tpp-is-not-a-living-agreement/

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    • Timeout says:

      Last spring, Ted Cruz came out in favor of Trade Promotion Authority – which gives the president the authority to negotiate trade agreements, and even cast a procedural vote to advance it in the Senate before changing his mind in June and opposing it as an instrument of the “Washington cartel.”

      I do believe it is more fair to state those who have changed their positions on this matter. No matter who they are.

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      • michellc says:

        Here is my problem with that, Cruz is a Senator, a guy who is supposed to be representing his constituents, a guy who is supposed to be smart. It doesn’t matter after he casts a vote that he later changes his mind, the damage has already been done. He went around pre-vote promoting it. He voted for it then said he was lied to and called out McConnell. I doubt even one of his constituents couldn’t have told him McConnell was a liar. When he was promoting it Obama was President.

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        • Timeout says:

          Free trade is the religion of the mainstream Republican establishment, backed as it is by large multinational corporations, banks, investment houses, and insurance companies. The moderators will promote the free trade, pro-TPP candidates such as Bush, Rubio, and Kasich, while attempting to make the opponents, Trump, Carson, and Fiorina, look foolish. They will also attempt to smoke out Cruz and Paul, both of whom voted against Obama’s Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill last June.

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    • That piece seems to be riddled with misdirection and carefully chosen “Weasel Words” designed to obfuscate the nature of Cruz’s complicity in this part of the globalist agenda. For instance, consider this part:

      Obama is going to be president for just 18 more months. TPA is six-year legislation. If we want the next president (hopefully a Republican) to be able to negotiate free-trade agreements to restart our economy and create jobs here at home then we must reinstate TPA.

      Sounds good, right? But why not wait until Obama was already out of office to reinstate TPA? Or, at the very least, do it right before he leaves office so that he won’t be around when a vote comes due on the TPP?

      And here’s another part to look at:

      Does the United States give up Sovereignty by entering into TPP?
      No. Nothing in the agreement forces Congress to change any law. TPA explicitly provides that nothing in any trade agreement can change U.S. law. Congress is the only entity that can make U.S. law, and Congress is the only entity that can change U.S. law. Nothing about TPP or TPA could change that.

      Now, to some extent, that’s true since the TPP really can’t alter US Code. BUT the offending parts of the TPP will place the judicial process (for resolving international trade disputes under the TPP) will be held outside the jurisdiction of US courts (and into the hands of some international body that has yet to be established) which renders US law “Moot”. So, it wouldn’t make any difference what US law says.

      Oh, sure, you can argue that any findings that are unfavorable to US concerns won’t be enforceable inside US territory, but that’s all you can do… argue… because the US as a whole will already be signatory to the regulations laid out by the TPP and will have no choice but to comply with whatever rulings are made, or face whatever penalties are imposed for non compliance. In short, they will FIND or CREATE a way to impose those rulings and penalties, regardless of how US Code reads. (See how Obama already defies US law with “selective enforcement” and “Executive Orders”? HE will use the TPP to his globalist advantage, and his successor will be “handcuffed” by TPP.

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    • IntoTheFray says:

      Ted Cruz can weasel and waffle all he wants. The fact is he voted for TPA, which vastly increased the probability that TPP will be enacted. This means that Ted Cruz voted to give Obama, the liberals and the GOPe increased power to attain their goal of bringing down America by passing more legislation that puts America at a global disadvantage. He was lied to? The liar here is Ted Cruz. At best he voted for something he knew nothing about on the word of Conservative enemies. At worst he voted knowing exactly what he was doing, supporting liberals while providing himself an “out” with his voters.

      Either way, if Ted Cruz isn’t smart enough to know what he is doing or is an out-an-out supporter of the GOPe, I don’t even want him as a Senator, let alone POTUS.

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    • karenkln says:

      Along with what others have pointed out on Cruz-Cruz has written papers upon papers documenting obamas lawlessness. He wanted to give that same person fast track authority knowing no amendments will be allowed and voting majority decreased? That doesn’t square.

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  15. P7rancher says:

    007 is very effective at destroying Globalism in Spectre. Is Hollywood actually starting to pay attention?

    Oops, just woke up, strike that last sentence!

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    • There are times when I believe there are a few Hollywood writers/producers who are actually trying to warn of, or foretell, certain perils that America faces. But then I wonder if what they are really doing is just using a tactic that takes a serious concern but diminishes it by making it seems like “Tinfoil Hat Fiction-Type Stuff”.

      That way, when the topic arises we just say: “Yeah, I saw that movie. It was really out there” and just ignore what’s happening.

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  16. Dora says:

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  17. JoeS says:

    This article on TPP was on Breitbart’s front page slot for a few hours, and the comments section was exploding!!!!!!!! They were about 97% negative-irate-really negative. Most of the commenters said things like “Carson is Toast” and Carson just revealed he is establishment!”

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/11/10/dr-ben-carson-signals-openness-to-obamatrades-pacific-rim-trade-deal/

    Now, just a few hours later, it is difficult to find this article on Breitbart. I have a lot of respect for Breitbart and how they have handled the TPP issue. The Breitbart representative on the taped session that was placed on CTH interviewing Jeff Sessions basically said they this is their MOST IMPORTANT issue.

    One way to do that would be to make sure that candidates who support it get exposed. Since Carson is “doing well in the polls,” don’ they think that he is a threat to TPP getting passed? I guess it is that ad money that is being talked about here at CTH.

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    • I checked Breitbart. They moved it about half way down the list. It is right after DEBATE TONIGHT Malkin: High-Tech Guest-Workers Should Be ‘Centerpiece’

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    • theManyFacetsOfTrump says:

      It’s the second most popular article, and it is just about half-way down the page. Not too hard to find. How long should it be at the top, considering that there is a debate tonight?

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  18. facts777 says:

    Ted Cruz did NOT end up supporting the TPP since he found out it funded the Import/Export bank. That was the whole ordeal when he called Ditch McConnell a liar.

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  19. RJ says:

    I like Ted Cruz and think he might be one of the most intelligent people in Congress.
    That is why I don’t fully trust him or his motivations. He knows what votes really count and which ones will build his credentials. I knew the ExIm bank was going to be voted on and I edit video. I’m sure many other people who are not senators saw it, too. For him to feign surprise is a little discomforting. He knew his vote for TPA would lead to TPP and listening to him explain the difference is an exercise in mental gymnastics that I must not be limber enough to follow. Either he’s not as smart as I thought or he’s just playing the game. Everybody arguing about this vote or that vote fail to look at the bigger picture.

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    • Doodahdaze says:

      He is slick. I think I have settled on my strategy for the election. Trump, and all republican swine will get my vote. Why? The democrats are so bad they have to be wiped out. Second, once we get rid of the democrats, the republicans are so stupid, they will be a cakewalk. Trump as prez would be an instant fix to many problems.

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  20. Doodahdaze says:

    Let me put the Ted Cruz controversy to be.
    Here are his top donors. I report you decide.

    1 Club for Growth $705,657 $705,602 $55
    2 Senate Conservatives Fund $315,991 $305,991 $10,000
    3 Woodforest Financial Group $112,500 $112,500 $0
    4 Goldman Sachs $69,350 $64,350 $5,000
    5 Morgan Lewis LLP $67,550 $67,550 $0
    6 RE Janes Gravel Co $60,600 $60,600 $0
    7 Sullivan & Cromwell $58,900 $58,900 $0
    8 Baker Botts LLP $45,413 $37,913 $7,500
    9 Jones Day $44,500 $44,500 $0
    10 Wapiti Energy $43,150 $43,150 $0
    11 Bartlit, Beck et al $39,050 $39,050 $0
    12 McCombs Enterprises $37,350 $37,350 $0
    13 Moncrief Oil International $36,500 $36,500 $0
    14 Jackson Walker LLP $36,399 $36,399 $0
    15 Mason Capital Management $34,000 $34,000 $0
    16 Credit Suisse Group $33,435 $30,935 $2,500
    17 Avalon Advisors $32,900 $32,900 $0
    18 Mansefeldt Investment $32,600 $32,600 $0
    19 Scot Industries $31,700 $31,700 $0
    20 Hunt Companies $31,400 $31,400 $0
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  21. Trump doesn’t support it but neither does Rand Paul I prefer Rand over Trump, but they do have similar views on foreign policy. I still think Trump may be a Trojan Horse to help Hillary win the election. Afterall, he was a Democrat who was never Conservative before.. He seems to be telling everyone what they want to hear just to win. I always felt that Cruz was a Globalist Plant especially bc he was one of the lawyers that helped Bush win the recount election in FL. He also served in his administration. Add to that his wife worked at Goldman Sachs and served on the CFR and was responsible for writing up information on the American Union… The alternate of the European Union: The Globablist cabal of Canada, Mexico and the USA… geee and Cruz was even a Canadian Citizen just before he ran! As for Carson, either he is one of them, too, or not fully aware of what the TPP means. Either/or I cannot vote for him for President for this reason and the fact he would mandate vaccines

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  22. furtiveadmirer says:

    Jindal, (notwithstanding, who is ineligible to be POTUS since he is NOT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN, PER ARTICLE II SECTION I OF THE US CONSTITUTION) just announced during the MILWLKEE debate he OPPOSES ANY TRADE DEAL OBAMA PUSHES: IT SHOULD BE READ BEFORE BEING VOTED ON; & YOU CANNOT TRUST OBAMA TO BE BELIEVABLE.

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  23. LaRee Gonzalez says:

    It’s a bad deal.

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  24. Pingback: TPP (ObamaTrade) Is DISASTROUS To Americans! | Words Of A Dad

  25. Please consider this a Pingback as I quoted you here:
    My @Quora answer to What is Donald Trump’s opinion of TTIP and TPP? https://www.quora.com/What-is-Donald-Trumps-opinion-of-TTIP-and-TPP/answer/Ellie-Kesselman?srid=uLH&share=512ef19e

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