You know, I can’t remember an elected official ever breaking so many promises so quickly.
- “No political appointees in an Obama-Biden administration will be permitted to work on regulations or contracts directly and substantially related to their prior employer for two years. And no political appointee will be able to lobby the executive branch after leaving government service during the remainder of the administration.”
Errr…except for Mark Patterson, and William Lynn, and Tom Daschle, and…
- “Too often bills are rushed through Congress and to the president before the public has the opportunity to review them. As president, Obama will not sign any non-emergency bill without giving the American public an opportunity to review and comment on the White House website for five days.”
The ink wasn’t even dry on the stimulus bill, and no one had read the complete thing when he signed it.
- “The system is broken. We can no longer accept a process that doles out earmarks based on a member of Congress’ seniority, rather than the merit of the project. We can no longer accept an earmarks process that has become so complicated to navigate that a municipality or non-profit group has to hire high-priced D.C. lobbyists to do it. And we can no longer accept an earmarks process in which many of the projects being funded fail to address the real needs of our country.”
Of course, the “stimulus package” is chock full of earmarks, as is the budget bill.
- “I’m not going to take away your guns.”
Errr…except when I am.
- We’ve already laughed at his promises of “fiscal discipline.”
- And finally, let’s not forget the theme of his campaign: “Hope and Change”.
Well, he’s failed on hope. His words of despair are eerily similar to those of President James E. Carter (D-USA). (quite possibly the worst speech ever by a sitting American President—why oh why did they have to include this speech in Miracle?)
As for change, well the lurch towards socialism certainly counts as change, but I really don’t think that’s what most of his voters had in mind. As for reversing policy decisions made by that “fascist Bush administration”, well, just click here.