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  •  Nope. Not supported by exit data. Sorry, I (0+ / 0-)

    know you want a simple answer that confirms your view, but life and politics is far more complex.  NAFTA was not even implemented by Nov. 1994 (it was signed in Jan. 1994), and was ratified with far more Thug than D votes (House-234-200: 132 Republicans and 102 Democrats;  Senate 61-38: 34 Republicans and 27 Democrats).

    Failure of health care ('Harry and Louise'), gun control, the 93 budget (tax increases), D 'corruption' (Wright, Rostenkowski), ruthlessly and cynical exploitation of scorched-earth and personal-destruction politics by Gingrinch had a lot more to do with losing those seats not lost thru Ds losing the South in the decades after CivilRights, than NAFTA.

    Not too mention that Clinton didin't win '92 so much as Bush1 lost it to a coalition that included a lot of rightwing voters who went for Perot.

    BTW, you do know Clinton did not craft NAFTA, right?  That was Bush1, who delivered it to Clinton as an essentially done deal, and repudiating it would have had pretty significant consequences for US-Canadian and Mexican relations?  And even then Clinton added a whole bunch of side agreements which would have mitigated the labor and enviromental costs of NAFTA if Bush2 hadn't wiped his ass with them?

    •  I'll never convince a right wing extremist that (0+ / 0-)

      right wing moves harm the Democratic Party.

      It's a fools errand.

      income gains to the top 1% from 2009 to 2011 were 121% of all income increases. How did that happen? Incomes to the bottom 99% fell by 0.4%

      by JesseCW on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 03:20:08 PM PDT

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