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  •  Again, that's not what he said (2+ / 0-)
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    Ahianne, Scoopster

    They were discussing the campaign rhetoric in reference to the fact that NAFTA was going to become a major issue on the trail. And that the frequency at which it shows up in his speeches is about political positioning and does not mean that Obama is a protectionist. These comments were summarised in the memo as what you just said. I don't really see that as hyppocritical.

    And again, you're ignoring the fact that the memo says he wants to renegotiate, which is what he said on the trail. There is no contradiction. The part about political positioning was referring to the overall tone of his speeches and the fact that someone might interpret them as protectionist.

    Obama said many times that he is not a protectionist. he said trade deals are a reality and the global economy is not going away BUT trade deals should have environmental and other standards in place.

    And yes, the way the campaign denied things was stupid. I acknowledge that. They handled this issue very badly.

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