[Marxism] Nafta, the Democrats & chasing the end of a rainbow

John Reimann 1999wildcat at gmail.com
Wed Jan 10 15:12:41 MST 2018


"At least five members have said they will vote with the president if he
needs their votes.”

It was November, 1993, and then-President Bill Clinton (and his lieutenant,
VP Al Gore) were pushing hard for ratification of Nafta. The AFL-CIO was
fighting against it. “We tend to have long memories,” said AFL-CIO
president, Lane Kirkland. He was threatening congress members who’d gotten
elected through labor support, and it was far from clear that Nafta was
going to pass congress.

The role of those “pro-labor” congress members was clear, as this article
(see reprint) from the Wall St. Journal of Nov. 16, 1993 makes clear.
Although it seemed that there were enough votes to kill NAFTA, “the White
House cautions that vote counts are tricky....

Can you say, “chasing the end of the rainbow”?
See article for full quote from the Wall St. Journal:
https://oaklandsocialist.com/2018/01/10/nafta-the-democrats-and-chasing-the-end-of-a-rainbow/

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