Remembering TCPaul, 2016-2019

Tom Friedman of NYT and "world is Flat" fame agrees with Trump's handling of China trade

Come on now guy? Weren"t you down with TPP? How about Biden? demwave05/15/19
"Come on now guy? Weren"t you down with TPP?" TPP was for whatnext05/15/19
Intent and "effect" are different and can be. All educated m demwave05/15/19
How was TPP with US in it going to strengthen China, who wou whatnext05/15/19
You get the memo from Japanese PM Abe that without the US t demwave05/15/19
The Trump admin has been pretty envious of it, yes. They wa whatnext05/15/19
Yea, somehow we missed the part where they changed from a co doublefriedchicken05/15/19
But I don’t. The end. vohod05/15/19
“Anything that gives an IBM HR exec a boner” pretty much midlaw05/15/19
True. But as a fundamentalist globalist this is an admission demwave05/15/19
Friedman has praised China’s repressive authoritarianism f brokelawyer05/15/19
demwave (May 15, 2019 - 3:55 pm)

Come on now guy? Weren"t you down with TPP? How about Biden? BUttegig? Harris? Booker? the other 56 ethnic counters?

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/15/steve-bannon-and-thomas-friedman-agree-on-china-and-twitter-goes-nuts.html

Reply
whatnext (May 15, 2019 - 3:59 pm)

"Come on now guy? Weren"t you down with TPP?"

TPP was formed to limit China's influence.

Reply
demwave (May 15, 2019 - 4:01 pm)

Intent and "effect" are different and can be. All educated minds can agree? We did not need to build up the China for the last 20 years! The architects of that policy need to be held to account and admit they wrong. Then they should have no further say on future policy! Trump was against China since 1995!

Reply
whatnext (May 15, 2019 - 4:12 pm)

How was TPP with US in it going to strengthen China, who would not be in it?

Reply
demwave (May 15, 2019 - 4:24 pm)

You get the memo from Japanese PM Abe that without the US there is no need for TPP? According to Madam Secretary TPP was the gold Standard!
https://www.ft.com/content/59972c38-b058-11e6-a37c-f4a01f1b0fa1

Reply
whatnext (May 15, 2019 - 4:26 pm)

The Trump admin has been pretty envious of it, yes. They want the benefits that japan is giving their TPP partners.

Reply
doublefriedchicken (May 15, 2019 - 4:03 pm)

Yea, somehow we missed the part where they changed from a complete backwater to the 2nd largest economy. My sympathies are with Trump on this one.

Reply
vohod (May 15, 2019 - 4:13 pm)

But I don’t. The end.

Reply
midlaw (May 15, 2019 - 4:46 pm)

“Anything that gives an IBM HR exec a boner” pretty much sums up Friedman’s “belief system.”

https://delong.typepad.com/egregious_moderation/2009/01/matt-taibbi-flathead-the-peculiar-genius-of-thomas-l-friedman.html

Reply
demwave (May 15, 2019 - 6:50 pm)

True. But as a fundamentalist globalist this is an admission that his belief system for the past decade has been WRONG. He should be disgraced.

Reply
brokelawyer (May 15, 2019 - 4:51 pm)

Friedman has praised China’s repressive authoritarianism for years. If he stops shilling for China and starts shilling for Trump it’s going to be the biggest collapse of journalistic integrity NYT has seen since Walter Duranty.

Reply
Post a message in this thread