Sunday, February 7, 2010

Promises Promises

There's been a lot of talk about how the President has not yet fulfilled any of his campaign promises for which he was elected. But I submit that this accusation is unfair.  It's not true. Just look at what he promised and what has occurred over the past year.

1) End global warming. Remember, this was the moment when the oceans would recede and the world would be healed of its humanity inflicted injuries?

Currently, DC is under 2-3 feet of snow and a lot of the settled science has been revealed to be mushy. So voila, promise kept! No one is worrying about global warming anymore.

2) President Obama inherited a debt Inauguration day. It was awful. Something had to be done. No one could imagine how the country would manage with such a staggering debt. 10.6 trillion (Chart from the Washington Post).

 When we consider we just finished year one and we're now at $12,357,481,272,872.09 according to the national debt clock. 2 trillion in a year.  Suddenly, I think we could have manged a 10.6 trillion debt better than the 12.3 and up we're going to have to; see I'm learning nuance.  Memo to the Dems and Executive branch: If you want to keep bashing Bush for his irresponsibility, don't expect me to be pleased with yours.  

3) The current President said that Transparency in Government would no longer be an issue with his administration.'s just not an issue for this administration.

4) Not hiring lobbyists. Now we all know he hired Eric Holder(Global Crossing), Tom Vilsack (NEA), William Lynn (Raytheon), Mark Patterson (Goldman Sachs), Ron Klain (Coalition for Asbestos Resolution, meaning trial lawyers), Melody Barnes (ACLU) and (ACS), Cecilia Munoz (National Council of LaRaza), and Patrick Gaspard, a lobbyist for the Service Employees International Union.  But since they're not lobbyists anymore, what's the problem?   (Source: Politico, January 28, 2010).

5) Everyone will have skin in the game. He will not raise taxes on 90% of tax payers.

This is true.

He's raised it on 100%.

6) Because we would be more worldly and sophisticated, the world would again respect us. China? No. Venezuela? Iran? Iraq? Russia. Nyet. France? Japan? Spain? India? England? Oh dear, look at the time. Germany? Poland? Israel? Pakistan? Mexico? Canada? Kenya? The UN? The mayor of Tampa? I mean, if we were in a jam, (like most would say we are), who would be on our "Phone a friend" list?

Not an expert on foreign policy, but I'd say the likelihood of someone willingly answering the phone to give us a helpful final answer is 50/50.

7) That politics in Washington would no longer be business as usual. Insert your own political joke here.

So shame on all of you Republicans, Conservatives, Democrats, Independents and Tea Bag Partiers!  We should realize how wrong we were to criticize this man, this leader of our country for not being a person of his word. He meant everything he said; just not the way we thought.

1 comment:

MightyMom said...

frightening ain't it?

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