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The New Protectionists

By on 3.21.06 | 5:36PM

With all due respect to those here with security concerns about foreign-owned companies, particularly those owned by entities based in less stable or friendly parts of the world, there are those in this debate for whom "foreign-owned" is simply a dirty word.

We should have a name for those Republicans who have have forgotten that their party's ascension was the result, in part, of successful messages of free markets and free trade. And that name?

Dick Gephardt Republicans.

Let's see how long they are willing to stand shoulder to shoulder with him once the label begins to stick. Mugs and t-shirts are on the way....

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