“Der NAFTA Flim Flam. Hussein Obama.”
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Another flip flop for Barack. Senator Barack Obama has a history of switching positions. Political expediency appears to be a recurring theme. The NAFTA flip flop was particularly interesting because when caught saying one thing to the public, Obama and his campaign advisors were caught telling another country a different thing.
Obama staffer gave warning of NAFTA rhetoric. CTV. February 27, 2008.
Barack Obama has ratcheted up his attacks on NAFTA, but a senior member of his campaign team told a Canadian official not to take his criticisms seriously, CTV News has learned.
Within the last month, a top staff member for Obama’s campaign telephoned Michael Wilson, Canada’s ambassador to the United States, and warned him that Obama would speak out against NAFTA, according to Canadian sources.
The staff member reassured Wilson that the criticisms would only be campaign rhetoric, and should not be taken at face value.
Barack Obama does Emily Litella on NAFTA to Canadians. Hot Air. February 28, 2008.
If true, this would show Obama as the worst kind of demagogue. It would mean he’s telling people what they want to hear while rejecting it himself, or alternately that he has begun his diplomatic relations with Canada by lying to them. Either way if true, it paints a disturbing picture of the kind of politician Obama really is.
Obama campaign mum on NAFTA contact with Canada. CTV. February 29, 2008.
Earlier Thursday, the Obama campaign insisted that no conversations have taken place with any of its senior ranks and representatives of the Canadian government on the NAFTA issue. On Thursday night, CTV spoke with Goolsbee, but he refused to say whether he had such a conversation with the Canadian government office in Chicago. He also said he has been told to direct any questions to the campaign headquarters.
Obama’s NAFTA double-talk confirmed: CTV on Hot air. February 29, 2008.
Goolsbee serves as the Senior Economic Advisor to the Obama campaign. …If Goolsbee spent time reassuring the Canadians sotto voce that Obama was merely demagoguing on NAFTA, then voters need to understand that the supposed “new politics” of Obama smells very similar to that of the same old lies and empty rhetoric we have heard from the Beltway for decades. And without that “new politics”, Obama is nothing more than an empty suit with a pleasant voice.
“I don’t think it’s appropriate to go to Ohio and tell people one thing while your aide is calling the Canadian ambassador and telling him something else,”McCain said, referring to Obama. “I certainly don’t think that’s straight talk.”
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Flip flop Obama.