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September 01, 2003

Carolina GOPers Zap Bush

Last week I noted the rise of Perot-like anti-trade sentiments in the Carolinas that was turning a lot of former Republcians against Bush as plants shutdown and move overseas.

The reaction has been swift.

Here is one op-ed by a Republican Congressperson, Sue Myrick, who voted for fast-track authority but is now distancing herself from Bush:

However, what good are trade agreements if the administration is not going to enforce them? Many members of Congress went to the mat to vote for "free trade" bills advocated by the administration. Is it too much to ask them to now enforce those bills?

America is playing by the rules. Many Asian countries are not. Asia is cheating, and the administration is letting them get away with it.

When people in a President's own party start publicly denouncing you in hometown papers, you know they're in trouble.

Posted by Nathan at September 1, 2003 07:39 AM