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1993 NAFTA vote casting a long shadow

The New York Times today elaborates further on the "minority of the majority" approach we've discussed on these pages, then takes the current trade/Death Star Deal debate and brings it back to the NAFTA vote...

To some veteran House Democrats, the 1993 North American Free Trade Agreement is a particularly bitter memory. A majority of then-minority Republicans joined with a minority of then-majority Democrats to pass the deal sought by President Bill Clinton. Quite a few Democrats believe that approval of the trade deal over the objections of organized labor diluted union support in 1994 and contributed to the loss of Congress by the Democrats that year... 156 Democrats, including the majority leader and whip, opposed [NAFTA].

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