After 25 Years of Losing to Wall Street, Left-Wing Democrats Are Winning
The rebellion of House Democrats that blocked the president's trade deal with Asia is more than political humiliation for Barack Obama. It is the start of something far bigger--the revival of the Democratic Party as a born-again advocate for working people and economic justice.
The congressional defeat shocked Washington, where the cynical rule is "to get along, you go along." Even though the Obama-Boehner-McConnell forces are attempting to resuscitate the "fast track" gimmick, the TPP fiasco will be remembered as a fundamental turn in the road.