As fellow blogger Brent Budowsky points out today, we have a Hypocrite Alert.

Turns out the campaign of Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonChelsea Clinton attends Muslim solidarity rally in NYC Congressional Black Caucus expected to meet with Trump soon Why liberals should accept a conservative carbon tax plan MORE, which has been bagging on Barack Obama for a "kitchen sink" of grievances, gave "the old wink-wink" themselves to the government of Canada about NAFTA — the very thing they accuse him of.

Hard to find it in the papers today, but it was on the Agence France-Presse wire last night. According to that Ian Brodie, chief of staff to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who keeps getting in so much trouble: Clinton's campaign reportedly contacted the Canadian Embassy in Washington to tell officials to take her anti-NAFTA statements "with a grain of salt."

Who is surprised? Both Clinton and Obama, who voted recently for the trade deal for Peru, have been supportive of NAFTA-style trade deals but are campaigning now for a "renegotiation" of NAFTA. Note they never say "repeal."

Do Obama and Clinton plan to ride in to Pennsylvania with the same protectionist posture they assumed in Ohio, or will they temper it a bit? Now that they have both been caught being disingenuous, have they neutralized this as an issue?

Can't wait to find out.


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