Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Barack Obama's Honesty Parade (#192): NAFTA and Canada

BARACK OBAMA HONESTY PARADEWhile campaigning in Ohio, Barack Obama has vehemently criticized NAFTA and free-trade in general.

Meanwhile, the New York Times reported that Obama's senior economic adviser told Canadian officials not to worry about Obama's anti-NAFTA rhetoric... it was all a pack o' lies political posturing.

On Monday, a memorandum surfaced, obtained by The Associated Press, showing that Austan D. Goolsbee, a professor of economics at the University of Chicago who is Mr. Obama’s senior economic policy adviser, met officials last month at the Canadian consulate in Chicago.

According to the writer of the memorandum, Joseph De Mora, a political and economic affairs consular officer, Professor Goolsbee assured them that Mr. Obama’s protectionist stand on the trail was “more reflective of political maneuvering than policy.”

Translation: Obama lied for political expediency.

Hope. Change. Great slogans for Obama's campaign. They don't mean anything, but they're great slogans.

Hat tip: Larwyn

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