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Obama Campaign Harshly Critical of Clinton's NAFTA Role

Updated 6:38 p.m.
By Jonathan Weisman
Barack Obama's campaign pounced on newly released documents showing then-First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton's attendance at numerous White House meetings plotting strategy for securing passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement, accusing her of deliberately obfuscating her role to win the Ohio primary.

In unusually harsh language, chief Obama strategist David Axelrod said the calendar notations were "direct, incontrovertible evidence" that Clinton was deeply involved in securing NAFTA's passage, despite her campaign claims that she opposed the trade accord between the United States, Canada and Mexico.

"This is the political equivalent of consumer fraud," Axelrod huffed.

NAFTA was a key issue in Clinton's victorious campaign in Ohio. She claimed repeatedly that she had opposed it unsuccessfully in her White House days, but it may have been the Obama campaign's missteps more than her protests that won the day. Obama's economic adviser, Austan Goolsbee, had quietly met with the Canadian consul in Chicago to assure them the Illinois senator was not veering too far into economic populism, and that meeting leaked out, first in Canadian television press accounts, then in a document leaked by the Canadians.

The Clinton campaign protested the calendar notations proved nothing about what was said in the White House meetings and noted that one of the NAFTA meetings Clinton attended was run by David Gergen, "who has clearly stated that Hillary Clinton was opposed to NAFTA."

Posted at 5:16 PM ET on Mar 20, 2008
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I like Nafta.
I am glad Bill Clinton was supportive of Nafta.
Still, that is not enough to bring me to support dislikable, entitled, nepotism beneficiary Hillary Clinton...

Richardson and many other Latinos for Obama, Viva Obama!

Posted by: eljefejesus | March 22, 2008 3:49 AM

Obama's efforts to connect to the Republican Party, specifically Bush, and Dick Chaney, of the Halliburton Company, dates back to the Presidents Grandfather, Prescott Bush, and indeed Chaney was once an executive officer of Halliburton.

The American military pounds Iraq with Artillary, bombs, and the like, destroying large sections of cities, and infra-structures, then Halliburton comes in to rebuild. Halliburton and Halliburton associated companies have raked in ten's of billions.

Obama is just like the BIG HALIBURTAN. Haliburton has contracted to build detention centers in the U.S. similiar to the one in Quantanammo Bay, Cuba. Halliburton does nothing to earn the Two Dollars for each meal an American Serviceman in Iraq eats.

http://www.halliburtonwatch.org/

Halliburton was scheduled to take control of the Dubai Ports in The United Arab Emiirate. The deal was canceled when Bush was unable to affect the transfer of the American Ports.

Now we see what some might suspect as similiar financial escapading from the Democrats.

Two years ago, Iraq's Ministry of Electricity gave a $50 million contract to a start-up security company - Companion- owned by now-indicted businessman (TONY REZKO) Tony Rezko and a onetime Chicago cop, Daniel T. Frawley, to train Iraqi power-plant guards in the United States. An Iraqi leadership change left the deal in limbo. Now the company, Companion Security, is working to revive its contract.
Involved along with Antoin "Tony" Rezco, long time friend and neighbor of Democratic Presidential hopeful Barack Obama, and former cop Daniel T. Frawley, is Aiham Alsammarae. Alsammarae was accused of financial corruption by Iraqi authorities and jailed in Iraq last year before escaping and returning here.

LIKE FATHER LIKE SON --
Recently, Obama's campaign staff have been vetted by the IRS to disclose his connection to the criminal money generating underworld. Besides, his connections to the REZCO MAFIA types, his up-coming tax fraud charges -- Obama needs to disclose why he is a MUSLIM "PATWANG-FWEEE" and disclose Obama's MUSLIM Farrakhan mob connection to Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ. Its minister, and Obama's spiritual adviser, is the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. In 1982, the church launched Trumpet Newsmagazine; Wright's daughters serve as publisher and executive editor. Every year, the magazine makes awards in various categories. Last year, it gave the Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. Trumpeter Award to a man it said "truly epitomized greatness." That man is Louis Farrakhan. Farrakhan and Chicago's Trinity United Church are trumpeting Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama as the second coming of the messiah. Obama should stop suppoting our intervention in IRAQ. It's time to introduce this false, fake Xerox - X box Obama and invite the self-indicting thief plagiarizing pipsqueke "GLORK" Xerox - X box to meet the Buffalo "GAZOWNT-GAZIKKA" Police Department Buffalo Creek. He is MAD!!! --

OBAM YOU'RE NO JFK --

"GLORK" Obama looks like Alfred E. Newman: "Tales Calculated To Drive You." He is a MUSLIM "Glork" He's MAD!!! Alfred E. Neuman is the fictional mascot of Mad. The face had drifted through American pictography for decades before being claimed by Mad editor Harvey Kurtzman after he spotted it on the bulletin board in the office of Ballantine Books editor Bernard Shir-Cliff, later a contributor to various magazines created by Kurtzman.
Obama needs to disclose why he is a MUSLIM "PATWANG-FWEEE" and stop suppoting our intervention in IRAQ. It's time to introduce this false, fake "GLORK" Xerox - X box Obama and invite the self-indicting thief plagiarizing pipsqueke Xerox - X box to meet the Buffalo "GAZOWNT-GAZIKKA" Police Department Buffalo Creek.

Michelle Obama should be ashamed.

"GLORK" Michelle Obama should be ashamed of her separatist-racist connection to Farrakhan and Chicago's Trinity United Church trumpeting Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama as the second coming of the messiah. If Michelle Obama new what her husband -- the Hope-A-Dope, Fonster Monster -- Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama did in Harlem, she would wash her wide-open, Hus-suey loving MUSILM mouth out, with twenty-four (24) mule-team double-cross X-boX-BorraX. He is a MUSLIM "Glork" It's time to introduce this false, fake "GLORK" Xerox - X box Obama and invite the self-indicting thief plagiarizing pipsqueke Xerox - X box to meet the Buffalo "GAZOWNT-GAZIKKA" Police Department Buffalo Creek. He's MAD!!!

http://www.halliburtonwatch.org/

THE SPEECH --

The Apologia has arrived and once again the self-indicting, separatist-racist Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama, promises to heal the wounds of the world. The speech is the rude awakening of mass messianism of his campaign. Apologetically, Obama the MUSLIM double-cross X-boX-BorraX has an astonishingly empty two-prawn echelon explanation of his misjudgment.
In the first prawn: with regard to his connection to separatist-racist Rev. Wright; Obama summons voodoo and juju to express slavery as beginning and ending with the Rev. Wright.
In the second prawn: Obama's speech takes credit for Ashley's dream. A dream of unity Martin Luther King, Jr. borrowed from Ashley for his historic "I Have A Dream" speech. In Obama's speech, the connective bond Ashley, the elderly black man and Obama's grandmother share; represents Obama's self-indicting rise to the Harvard Yard. For Obama, the grand flag of language is the semi-fore of words, bestowed upon our nation by the messiah-alumni from Harvard. Obama's Swoon-Song Apologia to the nation represents a failed hymn -- a hymn that fails to heal the nation, repair the world, or make this time different than all the rest. Obama's speech is a brilliant failure.

http://www.halliburtonwatch.org/

Posted by: jreno14 | March 21, 2008 11:39 PM

"Barack Obama's campaign pounced on newly released documents showing then-First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton's attendance at numerous White House meetings plotting strategy for securing passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement...."

So Obama is wrong when he tries to down-play Clinton's international experience, and Bill Richardson is right:

Hillary Clinton is a "distinguished leader with vast experience."

- Bill Richardson endorsing Barack Obama.

Posted by: WylieD | March 21, 2008 8:15 PM

As she campaigns now, Clinton says, "I have been a critic of NAFTA from the very beginning."

Yeah right.

Two attendees of that closed-door briefing, neither of whom are affiliated with any campaign, describe that event for ABC News. It was a room full of women involved in international trade. David Gergen served as a sort of master of ceremonies as various women members of the Cabinet talked up NAFTA, which had yet to pass Congress.

"It wasn't a drop-by it was organized around her participation," said one attendee. "Her remarks were totally pro-NAFTA and what a good thing it would be for the economy. There was no equivocation for her support for NAFTA at the time. Folks were pleased that she came by. If this is a still a question about what Hillary's position when she was First Lady, she was totally supportive of NAFTA.

Posted by: iwmtv2024 | March 21, 2008 1:30 PM

Obama talks put both ends of his body.

He talks down NAFTA while back channeling the Canadians. He's unAmerican and anit Union.
If Clinton had any opinions during her tenure as first lady wouldnt back channel foriegn governments.

Posted by: hhkeller | March 21, 2008 10:11 AM

I wonder when the media is ever going to get the story straight on who met with the Canadians to tell them not to sweat the campaign rhetoric.

IT WAS CLINTON'S PEOPLE, NOT OBAMA'S.

HELLO....????? ANYBODY IN THERE?????

-Wexler

Posted by: WWWexler | March 21, 2008 8:06 AM

JUST MORE OBAMA LIES TO TAKE THE ATTENTION OFF BEING PROVEN A RACIST AND THAT HE IS RASING HIS DAUGHTERS ARE RACISTS!!!!All the obama supporters are defending him staying at the church, ALL the black ministers are defending Wrights preaching, that simply tells ALL Americans they also support his feelings of anti- America and white hatred that the church preaches. No one says Obama cant attend the church for 20 years, or raise his daughters to be racist like his wife, what we ARE SAYING is that HE CANNOT REPRESENT ALL OF AMERCIA AS U.S. PRESIDENT! Rev Wright was and most likely still is a paid advisor on Obamas campaign??? Obama and David Axelrod insisted that Obama be the black candidate early in SC when they tried to spin it on Bill Clinton, it worked for the biased tabloid media like CNN cronies, since then, we ALL have come to realize Obama has problems with the truth and we learned this week for sure where his faith and true beliefs are, its obvious THERES ABSOLUTLY NO CHANGE WITH OBAMA, HE WILL DRAG U.S. BACK TO THE 60'S RACIAL DIVIDE at a time our country needs to unite. He cannot do that, no matter how many black news casts tell you he can

OBAMA STANDS BEHIND SPIRITAL ADVISOR WRIGHT!
"Wright is like an uncle you love and respect" As imperfect as he may be, he has been family to me for so many years, I can no more disown him than I can disown the black community, said Obama. The man who believes and preaches the U.S. government formulated the HIV AIDS virus to commit genocide against blacks also preaches "We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted an eye on 9/11. This is the same man Obama had as advisor on his Presidential staff until this week. Rather than break ties with his demagogic, anti-American pastor, Obama used a speech on the non-back race to excuse his behavior and sweep the controversy under the rug. Passing the buck. Obama supposedly condemning Wright's shocking verbal assaults against the U.S and White Americans, but April last year; Obama was the first and quickest to demand Imus' ouster for making a racially insensitive remarks. His opinions and issues change with the weather, he is too UNSTABLE and proven he cannot make a decision or stay with one. Next we have ALL corrupt campaign financers, business and personal friends as indicted Rezko, former Dallas Mayor Hill, Rep. Rick Renzi and Mr. Auchi, leading supplier of arms to Saddam's regime convicted for corruption in France, the same British-Iraqi billionaire lent millions and millions of dollars to Obama all coming out of the woodwork. ALL this from the half black ex-Muslim who touts change and claims to be a uniter of all people? Proof he is just another in-experienced Washington politician that the media has like CNN has given a free pass at the great risk of our great country! There will soon be allot more video of Rev Wright and Obama coming, all this has proven without doubt if he is the nominee the democrat voters he cannot win the general election, just the black vote will not do it. Its time for Obama to leave this race and take his not so proud of America racist wife, spiritual advisor and anti white church with him..

Posted by: dyck21005 | March 21, 2008 7:30 AM

HRC lies and the Clintonistas say "Hooray." Obama tells the truth and the Clintonistas say "It's not an issue!" You are pathetic, just like HRC. Go Barack.

Posted by: temp79 | March 21, 2008 6:24 AM

What is the problem here?

Every discussion I ever heard was Mrs Clinton having serious reservations about NAFTA as drafted, even as she was being called upon to help.

This is simply political positioning and spin from the OBosition.

Posted by: thinktank | March 21, 2008 5:25 AM

What is the problem here?

Every discussion I ever heard was Mrs Clinton having serious reservations about NAFTA as drafted, even as she was being called upon to help.

This is simply political positioning and spin from the OBosition.

Posted by: thinktank | March 21, 2008 5:25 AM

Hillaryites can spin it any way they like. The Truth is Hillary help sell NAFTA and then told Ohio she had opposed it at the time.

Very simple: Hillary LIES.

Posted by: dcwsano | March 21, 2008 12:22 AM

Hillary lied without blinking when she said, "I have been a critic of NAFTA from the very beginning." She didn't flip flop or change her mind, she lied and she suckered many voters by making a big fuss to make Obama out as the bad guy.

Hillary, "held at least five meetings to strategize about how to win congressional approval of the deal; now that we know she was in the thick of the manuevering to block the efforts of labor, farm, environmental and human rights groups to get a better agreement"

http://news.yahoo.com/s/thenation/20080320/cm_thenation/1300860_1

See also
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/21/us/politics/21nafta.html?_r=1&ref=politics&oref=slogin

Posted by: xmassan | March 21, 2008 12:16 AM

The people who thought they were supporting a candidate who is projected as pure, holy and devoid of sin are having second thoughts. Really, the most difficult task is to project yourself as a politician without any skeletons. In the end, people will call you a liar.

I hope Sen Obama can recuperate from these blunders of his so he can still run as Sen Clinton's vice president. As a Democrat, I still think we need Sen Obama's followers to capture the WH. After all that is our common objective.

So how about it guys. Let us criticize each other without resorting to name calling. The only ones who are happy with the contentious way we deal with each other is the opponent. I am sure the Repugs are also causing mischief in the blogs. So be carefull and be smart.

GO DEMOCRATS!!!!

Posted by: rguttirez24 | March 21, 2008 12:11 AM

The people who thought they were supporting a candidate who is projected as pure, holy and devoid of sin are having second thoughts. Really, the most difficult task is to project yourself as a politician without any skeletons. In the end, people will call you a liar.

I hope Sen Obama can recuperate from these blunders of his so he can still run as Sen Clinton's vice president. As a Democrat, I still think we need Sen Obama's followers to capture the WH. After all that is our common objective.

So how about it guys. Let us criticize each other without resorting to name calling. The only ones who are happy with the contentious way we deal with each other is the opponent. I am sure the Repugs are also causing mischief in the blogs. So be carefull and be smart.

GO DEMOCRATS!!!!

Posted by: rguttirez24 | March 21, 2008 12:11 AM

More great "reporting" from Jonathan Weisman.

He forgot to inform you that Obama recently came out in support of Bush's SPP scheme (spp.gov), aka "NAFTA on steroids":

http://lonewacko.com/blog/archives/007494.html

Not only that, but Obama had to speak in code when he gave his support to Bush's scheme.

Posted by: LonewackoDotCom | March 21, 2008 12:10 AM


the best of hillary might be yet to come

Posted by: tabita | March 20, 2008 10:31 PM

Hillary, Your lies are catching up fast. HeY OHIO....SUCKERS!!

Posted by: anevil_liberal | March 20, 2008 10:22 PM


both democrat candidates have been forced to
define themselves as israel blind supporters.
where will be the difference if the knesset has the first and last word?
senator mccain best to answer the phone at 3am? senator mccain will be in a deep sleep with all the medication he is under after horrific wounds.
should we vote for a president who answers sheeply a call OR for the one that MAKES the much needed call: PEACE!

Posted by: tabita | March 20, 2008 10:16 PM

Thanks for those who corrected the so-called FACT CHECK regarding NAFTA and Canada. No matter the rumors, there is no evidence that the Clinton campaign contacted the Canadian government. The Obama consultant did have a meeting with Canadian officials in Chicago... and what is really disturbing is that Obama himself denied that it happened... He lied outright. Although the media gave him a pass, the Ohio voters did not.

Here is another real FACT... A poster above disparaged Hillary for being on the board of Wal-mart. She has not been on the board since 1992 when she ended her role as First Lady of Arkansas and moved to the White House. Most notably, it was Bill and Hillary who convinced Wal-mart (Sam Walton) to "Buy America." Do you remember that Wal-mart campaign? That ended when Sam died and his kids took over.

But no surprise that the Obama campaign and supporters continue to attack Hillary with false attributions.... because their candidate is in hot water of his own making. Obama cannot blame anyone (including Clinton, Ferraro, his grandma) but himself.

Posted by: nickyle | March 20, 2008 9:24 PM

Obama is JANUS in the flesh! ...PLEASE!!!!!!!!!

First he didn't hear Rev. Wright ... then after being smoke out by the press he admitted that he had heard on several occasions statements he didn't necessarily agree with ... Obama tells the voters one thing on NAFTA and the Canadian Government something entirely different ....OMG!

If that's not JANUS ... nothing is!

Lies of the Heart, Lies of the Soul, Lies of the Mind ... Lies of All Kinds!

Sen. Obama has chosen his relationship with Jeremiah Wright over racial bigotry... So, let me be perfectly clear... THERE IS NOT A SNOWBALLS CHANCE IN HELL I WOULD VOTE FOR SOMEONE THAT SUPPORTED A RACIALLY INFLAMING BIGOT (i.e. Rev. Wright). NOT ON MY LIFE!

In closing, I wish Sen. Obama and his family all the best.

God Speed!

Posted by: randymk1 | March 20, 2008 8:56 PM

hillary had employees look into obamas passport files..2 months ago and state department just informed obama and his lawyers..a few minutes ago..2 clinton employees were fired and 1 was given a slap on the wrist..

Posted by: thailandjames1 | March 20, 2008 8:14 PM

The WashPost should drop this comment feature - while some of the comments are thoughtful, most are hateful, bigoted, or just idiotic.

Posted by: shane.emmett | March 20, 2008 8:11 PM

Obama dedicated his book...20 years of his church going life...and about 2,000$ a week to a hate spewing bigot....he calls "like a uncle to me"....

And I am supposed to be worried about Cintons judgement?

NOBAMA 2008 Hypocrisy Tour.

Posted by: cleocat | March 20, 2008 8:03 PM

for clinton supporters..answer these other clinton lie's.. http://www.etherzone.com/body.html

Posted by: thailandjames1 | March 20, 2008 8:02 PM

for clinton supporters..answer these other clinton lie's.. http://www.etherzone.com/body.html

Posted by: thailandjames1 | March 20, 2008 8:02 PM

Obama's campaign manager is a truly wretched human being for trying to exploit Hillary Clinton's calendar entries in the White House as proof that she is "pro-NAFTA".

David Gergen already explained the truth -"Hillary was extremely unenthusiastic about NAFTA - putting it mildly."

Hillary stands for working Americans, not cynical pols.

Posted by: RussnCA | March 20, 2008 7:47 PM

The word on the street is John Mccain has a cakewalk in Nov.

Posted by: ram2rqm | March 20, 2008 7:46 PM

Better to flip-flop [translation: CHANGE YOUR MIND] than to be stubborn, arrogant like Bush-Cheney and snowball USA into ONE DISASTER AFTER ANOTHER.

How STUPID are Americans that they're brainwashed NEGATIVELY by rightwing media on "flip-flop" and other words WHILE BUYING THE LIES built into "patriotism", "surge", "support the troops" and other SLOGANS whose reality is TWISTED by Republican manipulators.

Posted by: ddarker1 | March 20, 2008 7:38 PM

WHY I DON'T BELIEVE OBAMA: OBAMA, BACK-PEDDLING AGAIN! WHY CAN'T HE SAY WHAT HE MEANS THE FIRST OR EVEN THE SECOND TIME? HE THREW HIS GRANDMA UNDER THE BUS IN HIS SPEECH BY EQUATING HER RACIST REMARKS THAT "MADE HIM CRINGE" WITH THE HATE-FILLED, ANTI-AMERICAN RACIST REMARKS OF HIS PASTOR. NOW, HE CLAIMS GRANDMA IS JUST A "TYPICAL WHITE PERSON"? WHAT THE HELL IS A TYPICAL WHITE PERSON?? ONE WHO LOVES GOD, COUNTRY AND FAMILY?? ONE WHO IS DISTRESSED BY THE REPUGNANT REMARKS OF PASTOR WRIGHT? ONE WHO'S BLOOD BOILS AND HAIR BRISTLES AT THE WORDS, "GOD DAMN AMERICA"?? WELL THEN, I'VE LEARNED SOMETHING TODAY. I AM A TYPICAL WHITE PERSON WHO IS VOTING FOR ANOTHER TYPICAL WHITE PERSON, HILLARY CLINTON!

Posted by: nurseratchet | March 20, 2008 7:36 PM

RIDICULOUS! How dare he call Clinton two-faced when he talks about unity and change and then can't reason that his preacher and spiritual advisor is a bigot??? Give me a break.

If it takes him 20 years to figure out his pastor is a hate-monger ...how can we trust his judgement on anything.


Blah Blah ...Hope.. (hate)... Blah Blah... Change.. (same old thing)... Blah Blah ... Hope and Change..( just another politician)... Blah!

Posted by: cleocat | March 20, 2008 7:31 PM

Mr. Fact check you need to re-check your facts

On a tip someone from the media was asked to investigate Clinton's role in contacting the Canadian Government, when the reporter asked Canadian Ambassador Michael Wilson ( former finance minister of the Canadian Government) if he was approached by someone from the Clinton campaign he corrected them and let them know their facts were incorrect and it was someone within the Obama Campaign that approached him.

As you know and we all know who indeed approached the Canadian government.

These are the facts, if you are really interested you can tune in to Canadian TV and watch. for yourself


Posted by: the_mystery_mango | March 20, 2008 7:19 PM

Is this suppoused to be a distraction so that people will think about how bad Hillary Clinton is instead of thinking about Obamas mess with his racist pastor?
He is not one to pass opportunity is he?

Posted by: juarez.ernesto | March 20, 2008 7:13 PM

Mr. Fact check you need to re-check your facts

On a tip the media was asked to investigate Clinton's role in contacting the Canadian Government, when the reporter asked Canadian Ambassador Michael Wilson ( former finance minister of the Canadian Government) if he was approached by someone from the Clinton campaign he corrected them and let them know their facts were incorrect and it was someone within the Obama Campaign that approached him.

As you know and we all know who indeed approached the Canadian government.

These are the facts, if you are really interested you can tune in to Canadian TV and watch. for yourself


Fact Check: a few days after March 4, it was revealed that the memo was actually concentrated on a Clinton official who had initiated contact with the Canadian government, and that the Canadians called Goolsbee to ask if he'd do the same thing. CTV selectively ignored the main point of the memo and decided to focus just on making Obama look bad.

The truth wasn't well-reported, because this is after SNL turned the media against Obama. You guys are a bunch of impressionable tools. First you dismiss us as wasting our time against the inevitable, indestructible Clinton machine... then you suck up to us in a creepy and unsolicited way... then you mock us, stab us in the back, and spit in our wounds. We need new media.

Posted by: the_mystery_mango | March 20, 2008 7:13 PM

Hey Obama, stick a fork in you, you're done.

Posted by: Hillary08 | March 20, 2008 6:49 PM

Finally someone is pushing the real issues on the agenda. I'm sick of the media investigating the whereabouts of Hillary when Bill was getting the blue dress stained. Seriously, people, grow up!

Posted by: stoian_b2000 | March 20, 2008 6:49 PM

Obama is the most two faced candidate. He had that stupid guy back channeling the Canadians while lying on the campaign trail. Obama needs a reality check.
His constituency is not living in Canada.

Posted by: hhkeller | March 20, 2008 6:49 PM

The problem is not NAFTA.
It is that NAFTA does not have all the Members is should.

Get Colombia and Panama in! Mexico needs to allow more investment without strings.

Penalties need to exist for theft!(Venezuela). :-(

Posted by: rat-the | March 20, 2008 6:43 PM

Why believe anything Obama and his campaign say. He said he had never heard Wright say anything contraversal until they came out on tape. He restated that in three interviews Friday. Then in his great, cover my butt, speech he said he had heard them. That is lying. Why would anyone believe anything he says?

Posted by: bnw173 | March 20, 2008 6:42 PM

NAFTA LIE.
check out www.nation.com
sooner or later the truth will come out and now Ohio is paying for it.

Posted by: owaggoner | March 20, 2008 6:38 PM

It is going to Backfire on Obama. What it proves, that Hillary as First Lady, didn't bake cookies but even at that time she FOUGHT for (even with her own husband) what she believed in.

Posted by: natsiva | March 20, 2008 6:30 PM

MAKES SENSE....HILARY WORKS ON THE BOARD FOR WALMART (low wages/ non- union) AND PROMOTES NAFTA (low wages/ non- union) IN 3RD WORLD COUNTRIES/ or in AMERICA (3rd world communities)...you do the math. THE RICH GET RICHER THE PORR GET POORER.

Posted by: cnotree | March 20, 2008 6:29 PM

NAFTA is far from the first time Hillary Clinton has flip-flopped on critical issues. She's for and against the Iraq War, for and against using force against Iran. If you wonder where she really stands, keep in mind that she's way ahead in one primary: endorsements from Washington lobbyists(67 for Clinton, 31 for McCain, 20 for Obama).
http://unitedagainsthillary.wordpress.com

Posted by: sunwolf78 | March 20, 2008 6:21 PM

Hillary Clinton is a truly wretched human being. Even if Obama never accomplishes anything as President, in defeating Hillary he will have done his country a tremendous service.

Posted by: gmundenat | March 20, 2008 6:20 PM

Fact Check: a few days after March 4, it was revealed that the memo was actually concentrated on a Clinton official who had initiated contact with the Canadian government, and that the Canadians called Goolsbee to ask if he'd do the same thing. CTV selectively ignored the main point of the memo and decided to focus just on making Obama look bad.

The truth wasn't well-reported, because this is after SNL turned the media against Obama. You guys are a bunch of impressionable tools. First you dismiss us as wasting our time against the inevitable, indestructible Clinton machine... then you suck up to us in a creepy and unsolicited way... then you mock us, stab us in the back, and spit in our wounds. We need new media.

Posted by: scharb | March 20, 2008 5:57 PM

Obama owes Clinton an immediate apology. Here's what David Gergen told Anderson Cooper about a meeting he held on NAFTA:

"I was actually there in the Clinton White House during the NAFTA fight and I must tell you Hillary Clinton was extremely unenthusiastic about NAFTA. And I think that"s putting it mildly. I"m not sure she objected to all the provisions of it but she just didn"t see why her husband and that White House had to go and do that fight. She was very unhappy about it and wanted to move on to health care. So I do think there"s some justification for her camp saying, you know, she"s never been a great backer for NAFTA." [David Gergen, Anderson Cooper 360, 2/25/08]"

More twisting and distortion by Axelrod and Obama. The very thing that they alleged the Clinton's were doing. And they are also deceiving the electorate. The Obama campaign is behind an effort to block re-votes in MI and FL. They claim that it could not be done fairly. That is not true. The real reason they don't want a re-do, is because in a fair vote in FL and MI, they're afraid they'll lose. So who will do anything to win......Obama!

Posted by: autowx | March 20, 2008 5:53 PM

I wonder if Hillary's schedule talks about the Fellowship, the secretive Bible Study group to which she belongs. It is very evangelical and includes mostly very conservative Senators such as Brownback and Inhofe and one of its leaders is a very shadowy guy named Doug Coe. Its belief is that a Christian Elite should rule the world and it is divided into "cells" where groups work quietly together in a loose-knit way to advance Jesus's/God's aims through the halls of power. However, it is not so full of love and peace as you might think. It has been associated with Suharto in Indonesia in the past an other rather dubious efforts. Now that Obama's pastor has been raked over the coals, I wonder if Hillary would like to talk about her association with this secretive group and what she agrees with and disagrees with. It might be very important for us to know about before the Democrats decide on a nominee.

Posted by: goldie2 | March 20, 2008 5:27 PM

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