Oh, the irony! With Mitch McConnell having spent the last couple of weeks bending over backwards to marshal the troops, even going so far as to praise President Obama for the TPP negotiation.
Meanwhile, John Boehner has been doing all he can to pass his part of it quickly, and here comes Limbaugh! Oh, well! I’ll take defeat however I can get it…
Rush Limbaugh Attacks Obama’s Trade Agenda Zach Carter Posted 05/25/2015
Conservative talk radio icon Rush Limbaugh slammed President Barack Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on Friday, telling listeners, “The odds are the United States is gonna take it in the shorts.”
Limbaugh argued Republicans shouldn’t do Obama any favors by helping him pass a secretive trade agenda that his own party does not support.
“Republicans are providing the necessary push to get it passed, which kind of bothers me,” Limbaugh said. “Since it’s an Obama deal, the odds are it isn’t good. Since it’s an Obama deal, the odds are the United States is gonna take it in the shorts, as we have on so much of the Obama agenda, both domestic and foreign policy.”
A host of tea party groups have opposed Obama’s trade agenda for months. But Limbaugh’s entrance into the debate significantly disrupts Republican leaders’ hopes of securing a deal with Obama by overriding objections from House Democrats, given the radio host’s substantial influence over conservatives.