The Return of Smoot-Hawley
That's what some of the more idiotic lefty bloggers seem to be hankering for. You may have thought this election was about Iraq and illegal immigration; they think it was about Free Trade. David Sirota, writing in the Nation
:Meanwhile, as a new report from nonpartisan Public Citizen shows, opposition to America's job-killing "free" trade policies was used by candidates in 115 campaigns nationwide, resulting in "fair" trade Democrats capturing an astounding seven new Senate seats and at least twenty-seven new House seats, many in traditionally Republican areas.
Fair trade, of course, means no trade unless you pay your workers prevailing US wages, which of course means no new jobs in Mexico, which of course means more and more illegal immigrants sneaking over the border.