BETRAYAL – the Corrupt Republicrats who Sold Out America Last Week.




traitor benedict arnoldThe so-called “Trans-Pacific Partnership” (TPP)  is a trillion-dollar rip-off of the American people.  It is a multi-national trade agreement, negotiated entirely in secret so as to be hidden from the American people.  The sole beneficiaries of the TPP are the greedy and immoral mega-corporations and their lawyers and lobbyists, and the corrupt politicians who collect millions of dollars in payoffs for doing their bidding.  In fact, the vast majority of the politicians who voted for the TPP never even read the contents of the bill authorizing the TPP, because it was conveniently deemed classified by President Obama.

Now, this corrupt and morally bankrupt Congress, comprised of corporate Republicans and Democrats (or Republicrats), has abdicated its responsibility to represent the American people by blindly giving Obama “Fast Track Authority” to sell out America.  Let’s not mince words.  This is TREASON.  And those who commit treason (like Obama, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, et al) are TRAITORS.

While we don’t know all the details of the TPP (because Obama doesn’t want us to know), Wikileaks has leaked some parts of it.  One of the things it does is empower TPP to appoint a commission of international corporate lawyers with authority to override U.S. laws and the United States Constitution!  How’s that for starters?  In other words, unelected and unaccountable foreign lawyers representing multi-national corporations will have power over American citizens!  The TPP will, in due course, destroy American jobs and, ultimately, American lives.

In order to facilitate passage of the TPP in Congress, a total of nearly $200 million was “donated” by corporations to corrupt politicians for their “Yes” vote (or rubber stamp, if you prefer),  The biggest recipient was House Speaker John Boehner (R, OH), who received $5.3 million.  Kevin McCarthy (R, CA), received $2.4 million, as did Paul Ryan (R, WI).  Pat Tiberi (R, OH) received $1.4 million.  There isn’t room to list all the honorable individuals in the House of Representatives (the bill only passed 219-211) who weren’t swayed by all this corporate money being thrown around, but the only Republicans from California who had the courage to vote “No” were Paul Cook, Dana Rohrbacher, and Duncan Hunter.  (That will give you a clue as to the extent of moral bankruptcy in the Republican Party today.  Most of these corporate Republicans are only too eager to climb in bed with Obama — no questions asked.)

Meanwhile, in the U.S. Senate, the only Republicans, who had the moral courage to vote “No” were Collins (R, ME), Cruz (R, TX), Paul (R, KY), Sessions (R, AL), and Shelby (R, AL).  And kudos to the courageous Senators, irrespective of party affiliation, who had the courage not only to vote “No”, but also to speak out against the TPP.  They were Jeff Sessions (R, AL), Rand Paul (R, KY), Elizabeth Warren (D, MA), and Bernie Sanders (I, VT).

Unfortunately, 13 corrupt corporate Democrats joined their fellow corrupt corporate Republicans in selling out America.  They were Bennet (D, CO), Cantwell (D, WA), Carper (D, DE), ,Feinstein (D, CA), Heitcamp (D, ND), Kaine (D, VA), McCaskill (D, MO), Murray (D, WA), Nelson, (D, FL), Shaheen (D, NH) Warner (D, VA), and Wyden (D, OR).  SHAME on all of them.

Are all the 279 members of Congress who voted for the TPP (60 in the U.S. Senate; 219 in the House of Representatives) traitors?  Probably not.  Indeed, some are inherently evil, dedicated to a one-world government, and opposed to U.S. sovereignty.  Others are morally bankrupt, willing to sell their votes to the highest bidder.  And finally, some are woefully ignorant, eager to follow (and curry favor with) their respective pied piper (Boehner or Mitch McConnell) like sheep.  Regardless of their motive, the bottom line is that anyone who voted for the TPP is unfit to hold office!

The Honorable Eddie Rose

Former Laguna Niguel (CA) City Councilman

“A Voice—Not an Echo”

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