Pat Caddell: ‘The American People Have Figured Out They’ve Been Screwed’ By Free Trade

Political strategist Pat Caddell tells Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon about what he describes as the “stunning” emergency of “economic nationalism” that’s the driving force behind both the Republican primary race, and the Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)16% insurgency against Hillary Clinton.

Make them pay…

  • The Butterfly

    Immigration is worse than free trade.

    • They are equally destructive.

    • Sid Falco

      two cheeks of the same arse.

    • Dana Garcia

      True, because you get the crappy cultures along with the cheapo workers. Plus their non-English-speaking kids are cluttering up the schools, needing special stuff — expensive. It’s better for the plant to get outsourced than thousands of Somalis or Mexicans coming to town. Oh, and gangs. Immigration always causes gangs.

    • canminuteman

      Agreed. The same people who think that bananas or widgets can’t cross national boundaries without government supervision think its A OK for people to cross borders unsupervised.

  • mauser 98

    it’s who counts the votes

  • lolwut?

    Trump rally in Chicago cancelled after mass protests inside and outside by Bernie Sanders supporters.

    Hundreds of people roaming the streets outside the arena as well.

    • lolwut?
    • Clink9

      So CNN does nothing but blame Trump for the actions of these animals.

      • SDMatt

        CNN is a freakin’ disgrace. No one is buying the lie they’re trying to peddle – the woman from the NY Times, cuckservative David Gergen, robotic John King, the Romney campaign manager, etc.

        Trump got on and owned Don “Real” Lemon.

        • Clink9

          It was such a sick making display.

          Gergen was especially nauseating.

    • Great that will bring out his vote!

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        That’s just what I was thinking.

  • Dana Garcia

    It’s been a long time coming for people to wake up. I was active against NAFTA in the early 90s and you couldn’t get people to understand what a screw job it was. Even union guys were clueless, and their jobs were the first to go.

  • T.C.

    That’s a pretty significant booger Bernie has on display…

  • lolwut?
  • canminuteman

    If we get rid of free trade the government gets to decide what you can buy and what you can sell. Free trade might not be great but i think it is better than the alternatives.

    • We don’t have free trade though, we have offshoring to low wage countries who engage in practices such as currency manipulation among others to make themselves more attractive to capital investment.

      • canminuteman

        Agreed, It;s not perfect. It’s far from perfect, but if we start putting tariffs on imports(which we actually do with a lot of things) other countries start not allowing us to sell our exports. If we can’t afford to buy imported goods because tariffs make them prohibitively expensive, and we can’t sell stuff into other countries we will all be a lot poorer.

        I don’t have the solution to our current economic woes, but governments deciding who can buy and sell what is definitely not the solution.

        I will relay a true story of an event that happened to some people I know. This goes back about ten years. These people worked very hard for ten years to create a magazine. It was a successful small business that fed them and their three employees. They decided they wanted to retire and they were going to sell the magazine. A large American magazine publisher wanted to buy them and was prepared to pay top dollar. A Canadian government bureaucrat got wind of it and decided that their magazine was a “cultural product” and it could not be sold to an American company. There was no Canadian buyer, and since the American publisher couldn’t buy it, they just created their own version of the publication and these friends lost everything that they had spent their life working at. This is what happens when we let the government choose who gets to buy and sell what to who.

        • That is bizarre.

          The US can’t sell cars in Japan, Mexico does not adhere to labour standard clauses written into agreements because they don’t have to.. we don’t enforce them. And Bombardier gets called a Canadian company for making crappy streetcars in Mexico yet Justin will bail them out with a billion of our tax dollars.

          The problem is both government and big business, both are in cahoots.

    • Brett_McS

      Free trade is great. Even reasonably free trade is great. Try to imagine what sort of computers we would be typing on if each nation state insisted on developing its own, indigenous hardware and software. [Shudder]

      As for countries “not playing fair” it is their own people they are not playing fair with, while we reap the benefits of their low wages.

      Putting up tariff walls is a sure fire recipe for a major new recession.

  • Frances

    Don’t forget it was the Americans who did great damage to BC’s forestry industry as they kept insisting the government stumpage fees were “unfair”. DId a lot of damage, particularly to interior BC>