Jim Hickey’s American Politics

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Hillary, her way.

The TPP is an acronym for Trans Pacific Partnership. This the controversial trade deal with 12 pacific nations. The deal has been lauded by republicans, but is also hated by democrats. This is especially true for progressives. The de facto progressive leader Senator Elizabeth Warren has not only blasted the deal, but the secrecy surrounding it. Warren is not running for president, but she wields significant power in the senate and with the democratic constituency. The deal has been heavily pushed by Obama, but Hillary is not having any of it.

Hillary signals that she sides with Warren on the issue. This is a true signal of the shift that will occur under her presidency. She has no mandate to follow the current administration according to Jason Halpern. She will represent some of the same views, but in her own style and method. Additionally, there will be places where she breaks significantly from the Obama administration. This is totally against the narrative that opponents thought she would take. Her viewpoint on issues is becoming clear, and it is a very dynamic platform so far. Ironically, her husband introduced a controversial trade pact during his tenure as president. This further proves that Hillary is her own person, and she will be her own president.

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