This is such bs! I’m grateful for what Fox News has done, but, they’ve gone off the deep end and can now be counted as the LSM. They’re an advocacy group.
In a dramatic defeat for the White House, President Obama’s trade agenda ran aground in the House on Friday as Democrats banded together in opposition despite a personal plea from the president.
In a 302-126 vote, the House killed a worker aid bill that was tied to the president’s main agenda item — legislation that would give Obama “fast-track” authority to negotiate trade deals. Without it, the trade push withers for now. The vote marked a stunning blow for the president at the hands of his own party, with Nancy Pelosi and labor unions helping drive the stake into the legislation in the end.
Minutes before the vote, Pelosi took to the floor to appeal for a “better deal” for American workers.
Afterward, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest called the vote a “procedural snafu,” downplaying the drama and voicing hope that a bipartisan majority could eventually be reached. “These kinds of entanglements are endemic to the House of Representatives,” Earnest said.
But the margin of defeat Friday was already raising questions about how Obama might be able to persuade more Democrats.
The key vote Friday was on the so-called Trade Adjustment Assistance bill, a program that retrains workers displaced by trade. The bill was originally put on the table as a sweetener to help get Democrats on board and ultimately move the “fast-track” bill. But Democrats are so opposed to that legislation, all but 40 opposed the sweetener. …..
Hmmm ….. Let’s think, here. 40 Dems supported the bill. But, the majority in the House are Republicans! So, if Dems who are in the minority, with 40 defectors killed the bill, …… well, wait!!!
- 246 Republicans
- 188 Democrats
- 0 Independents
- 1 Vacancies
So, 40 Dims voted for the bill, this means 144 voted against this bill. But, the vote tally was 302-126. 302-148=154. So, there were actually more Repubs voting against the bill than Dems. What was the headline?
Put Fox with HuffPo, they’re equally honest.