Friday, January 30, 2009

How soon the retarded forget.


Blogging Tory and slobbering Bush sycophant Jabba the Roy is some kind of pissed with Barack Obama:

obamessiah's protectionism

The horrible stimulus from the US ( voted against by every GOP member of congress) has a buy America clause which may cost a lot of Canadian jobs. Well! Well! Well! obamessiah is bad for Canada.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper expressed "serious concern" on Thursday over a provision of the U.S. stimulus bill that would require infrastructure projects to use American steel, putting Canada on the edge of its first trade dispute with the United States since Barack Obama was inaugurated.


And that's when we politely point out this:

America's betrayal of open markets
Mar 7th 2002

NOBODY was surprised, despite affectations of shock in some quarters, when George Bush announced this week his plans to protect the American steel industry. The proposals had been trailed; they were regarded in Washington as politically inescapable. The fact that the president did what everybody expected him to makes this decision no less damaging, and no less stupid.

This steel-tariff plan, it is important to remember, lies well outside the ordinary run of bad economic policy: it is so wrong it makes other kinds of wealth-destroying intervention feel inadequate. And was it really politically inescapable? What a depressingly feeble excuse from a president who has promised, and shown, strong leadership in other respects, and who had claimed, by the way, to be a champion of liberal trade. Mr Bush and his advisers should be ashamed.

I have to ask -- does anyone out there actually go to dr. roy for medical advice or treatment? For the love of God, why?

AFTERSNARK: Is it worth keeping track of any of the other of Stephen Taylor's cabana kids who freak out over Obama's ostensible steel protectionism while conveniently giving President Chimpy McChimpster a free pass on the same topic? Let's start with this douche, and feel free to add to the list in the comments section.

It's kind of like shooting fish in a barrel. When the barrel's very small. And the fish are already dead.

I'M JUST SAYIN': Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't that kind of protectionism be a blatant violation of NAFTA where Canada is concerned? I ask since I'm reminded of the softwood lumber dispute, which was also a pretty clear-cut violation of NAFTA but which Stephen Taylor's Blogging Whiners never seemed to raise much of a ruckus over. It's a good deal, they told us. At least we're getting something in return. And, besides, we were getting fucked over by a Republican president, which seemed to make it all right.

But now that it's Obama, should we venture a guess as to how many BTs become experts at NAFTA and trade law? Will we see Steve (the Premature eJankulator) Janke suddenly put on his deerstalker hat and begin to lecture us all on the fine points and intricacies of the free trade agreement and how Obama is clearly violating it six ways to Sunday?

Yes, I'm going out on a limb and making that prediction. Feel free to help me out by occasionally holding your nose and popping by Stephen Taylor's Blogging Aggregator and Special Ed Day Care to see who has, veritably overnight, become an absolute authority on NAFTA and protectionism, and why Canada should sue.

Remember, you read it here first.

7 comments:

Cherniak_WTF said...

I have to ask -- does anyone out there actually go to dr. roy for medical advice or treatment? For the love of God, why?
He offers legal advice to narcissistic people. This based on the absolute ignorance of the truth. law and common sense...

I wish I was kidding...

Robert McClelland said...

I wonder too what happened to 'it's the American's money so they can spend it however they want' attitude that the BTers had when Bush was doling out the money for rebuilding contracts in Iraq.

Canadian Hegemon said...

I really don't know how you do it, but I thank you for keeping a pulse on the insane world of BTers.

I have tried reading some of their blogs to keep an eye on their absurd talking points, but I just don't think it's good for my health. I end up cursing at my screen and then looking for something to drink...

So, instead I look to your blog to keep me informed on the wonderbull douchebaggery.

Your prediction will no doubt come to fruition, it is their way after all.

Somerville said...

Not only softwood, anyone else remember the wheat blockade:

http://www.cwb.ca/public/en/newsroom/releases/2002/102502.jsp
Oct 25, 2002
The latest U.S. trade challenge against imports of Canadian spring wheat and durum will cost western Canadian farmers $8 million to $10 million to defend, according to CWB estimates.

and how upset the US got when the Wheat Board tried to block Monsanto selling GM wheat to Canadian farmers.

https://www.just-food.com/article.aspx?id=74472

Ti-Guy said...

The whole free trade/protectionism hysteria is really nothing but a con job to keep average, middle-class people in a constant state of economic insecurity and willing to sacrifice more and more in order to keep the wealth flowing upwards. Most proponents of free trade don't actually produce anything worth trading and are more interested in the health of the financial economy, since their investments are how they make a living or are more the focus of their personal economics since they, as stated, don't produce anything of value.

This charade has gone on for 30 years and look where it's gotten most of us...absolutely nowhere.

I'm all for trade, but the way it's been sold to us has been shameful.

Red Tory said...

dr. roy is a moronic hypocrite. Wow. There's a HUGE revelation.

liberal supporter said...

I heard Senator Jerry Grafstein on a radio talk show back in December, and he predicted something like this would happen, if we were not busy promoting our case in Washington, instead of having ongoing political paralysis.

Though he was non committal on the coalition, he was adamant that proroguing during the US election to Inauguration period would result in the incoming administration paying little attention to us, and putting Buy American type clauses in the various bailouts.

He was more concerned about the auto bailouts having requirements that shift our jobs to the US, but he certainly predicted this.

So Steve ran away from Parliament leaving us unable to use any of our influence to ensure we would be considered under the same "buy local" requirement.