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NAFTA, CAFTA, SHAFTA (ObamaTrade) are programs foisted upon the public by Congress and the Whitehouse under the guise of “free trade”. They’re really about money for large corporations and lost prosperity and jobs for the people. I wrote about ObamaTrade a few times last year as it secretly passed through congress like a wraith.

Do you like secrecy, unregulated bank power, and Washington control of … everything? Like your job? Hate it? Want to give it to some H1-B foreigner? If so, you’ll love H.R. 1314. It covers the globe where NAFTA and CAFTA left off.

SHAFTA just claimed a deserving victim – Congressman Randy Forbes (R-VA).

The populist uprising against phony “free trade” and Republicans who love it has taken its first scalp.

Rep. Randy Forbes, GOP establishment stalwart and longtime Obamatrade supporter from Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District, will soon be unemployed. Voters rejected him in favor of his primary opponent Scott Taylor, who stridently opposed Obamatrade.

Taylor blasted Forbes for voting to give President Obama fast track authority to ram through Congress the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a sweeping 12-nation international regulatory pact that would merge our economy with some of the poorest and most repressive on earth.

This move was especially hypocritical for Forbes, chairman of the House Prayer Caucus. Obamatrade would give special economic privileges to countries that persecute Christians, including Vietnam, Malaysia and the Shariah-law regime of Brunei.

After his disastrous vote for fast track, Forbes tried to tap dance around the Constitution-shredding, religious-liberty-trampling Obamatrade agreement.

Dance on out the door, jackass. Begone! Good riddance. I’m glad to see the voters in at least one district are awake and a little angry. Let’s hope and pray this spreads.

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