Here is a prime example why election year politics are so damned irritating. President Bush finally rescinded the hideous steel tariffs that free-traders across the political spectrum loudly denounced. The reaction from the Democratic candidates is essentially– “About time, we are the party that is really shitty on free trade:”
The Democratic candidates vying to unseat President Bush next year quickly seized on his decision Thursday to lift tariffs on steel imports, seeing it as an issue that will give them a political edge in key steel-producing states.
Party strategists said rescinding the tariffs had jeopardized Bush’s standing in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia