Discussion in 'Congress' started by jreeves, Jun 23, 2008.
not that I support obama.. but free trade and nafta are not one in the same
You seem to think that one who believes in free trade cannot object to specific trade agreements.
Now I would apprecciate if Obama said specifically what he objected to regards NAFTA, but as to his being for free trade but objecting to a specific trade agreement, there's no inconsistency there.
I'm for law and order, but that doesn't mean I want to give the police the right to shoot to kill jay-walkers.
See my point?
Obama: NAFTA not so bad after all - Jun. 18, 2008
The general campaign is on, independent voters are up for grabs, and Barack Obama is toning down his populist rhetoric - at least when it comes to free trade.
In an interview with Fortune to be featured in the magazine's upcoming issue, the presumptive Democratic nominee backed off his harshest attacks on the free trade agreement and indicated he didn't want to unilaterally reopen negotiations on NAFTA.
"Sometimes during campaigns the rhetoric gets overheated and amplified," he conceded, after I reminded him that he had called NAFTA "devastating" and "a big mistake," despite nonpartisan studies concluding that the trade zone has had a mild, positive effect on the U.S. economy.
That would be conflicting statements....
Ralph Waldo Emerson
(a flaming liberal if ever there was one)
To be great is to contradict oneself--------
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