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  •  I know that's your conclusion (3+ / 0-)
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    sagesource, tbetz, pgm 01

    Sadly, the evidence doesn't seem to support you on this.

    •  The evidence is that Goolsbee ... (0+ / 0-)

      ... told the Canadians not to worry about Obama's campaign rhetoric on NAFTA, and the Clinton campaign did not.

      Carolyn Kay
      MakeThemAccountable.com

      •  Not according to Goolsbee... (2+ / 0-)
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        tbetz, pgm 01

        ...and according to the Canadians, the contents of the memo (an after-the-fact recounting of a discussion) may not be accurate.

        Putting wrong information on paper doesn't make it any more credible or accurate.

        •  READ... THE... POST... (0+ / 0-)

          Honestly, some of you remind me of the Bush people who think they can create their own reality.

          Carolyn Kay
          MakeThemAccountable.com

          •  I'd rather go the the original source. (0+ / 0-)

            I read the freaking memo.

            Its general message on NAFTA is contained in this one sentence:

            On NAFTA, Goolsbee suggested that Obama is less about fundamentally changing the agreement and more in favour of strengthening/clarifying language on labour mobility and environment and trying to establish these as more "core" principles of the agreement.

            There is absolutely nothing in this memo that contradicts Obama's public position.

            You may pretend that there is, but looking at the original source proves otherwise.

            •  This is also in the memo ... (0+ / 0-)

              ... which was ALSO IN THE POST:

              "[Obama senior economic advisor Austan Goolsbee] suggested that of the Democratic candidates, Obama has been the least protectionist (unintelligible).  HOM asked whether we could expect to hear more of this as the elections progressed, Goolsbee thought not. In fact, he mentioned that going forward the Obama camp was going to be careful to send the appropriate message without coming off too protectionist."

              In case you don't know, those who favor NAFTA tend not to be protectionist.

              Carolyn Kay
              MakeThemAccountable.com

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