"The TPP simply extends what have been ruinous corporate trade policies." I'd say the TPP does far more Robert and at the center of it is the corporate stooge Barack Obama, Chicago machine politician.....and his anointed shill successor Hillary Cllinton.
"The primary reason offered to mute opposition to the TPP was that the platform should not “embarrass” President Obama, who appears intent on forcing a vote on the TPP in the lame-duck session" - This betrayal by Obama is typical of his entire tenure's MO - screw the people, ignore black issues and justice, and coddle banker/wall street/corporate greed!
This rubbish of "not embarrassing" Obama is especially infuriating - we don't expose his perfidy? Why, because he's black? Rep Elijah Cummings said he doesn't "want to undercut the Prez as he ends his term", instead supporting Obama's sellout to corporate Trojan Horse TPP and screwing all black Americans!
Neither Obama or Clinton deserve or earned support from Black Americans. Those over a certain age lavish support on both, even though neither have supported or pushed issues to advantage the middle class, poor, or Black Americans, quite the contrary!
Any voter that supports a candidate because they "are black" or "a woman" or "a Democrat" is an ignorant, "part of the problem" voter, IMO!