Sunday, May 17, 2009

Promises, promises

The Messiah's been breaking them by the handful lately:

1. He's abruptly decided to attempt to block the release of photos documenting the treatment of detainees, despite campaigning on platitudes like "openness" and transparency":

"Obama’s reversal is sure to set off an outcry on the left, which has pushed the Obama administration to come clean about terror policies and other actions carried out by the Bush administration.

Obama endorsed such openness during the campaign
" (Emphasis mine)

Poor saps. The lefties haven't yet realized how badly they were used, then discarded once January 20 rolled around.

2. His other campaign promise regarding detainess, to shutter Guantanamo, is also running into a bit of difficulty, since there happen to be a bunch of genuine bad guys being held down there, and he has no earthly idea of where to put them:

"The administration's internal deliberations on how to deal with Guantanamo detainees are continuing, as the White House wrestles with how to fulfill the president's promise to shutter the controversial prison."

Just moving the prisoners to another place, while still not giving them things you complained mightily that your predecessor didn't give them (such as, oh, trials) doesn't count as "change", sir.

3. Here's an ironic headline:

"Obama Says U.S. Long-Term Debt Load ‘Unsustainable"

Ironic because Obama himself is the one piling up multi-trillion dollar budgets that can't possibly be paid for by anything except the play money that the Treasury is printing by the ton, and by riskily borrowing more and more from foreign countries to pay the daily bills, a policy that he condemned in this very same speech:

"'We can’t keep on just borrowing from China," Obama said at a town-hall meeting in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, outside Albuquerque."

Where's the money going to come from, then? The millions of taxpayers you promised weren't going to see one cent of new taxes, that's who. Wait until the chumps find out what a load of crap that was.

Let's jack up the national debt to Brobdingnagian proportions, then whine about the unsustainability of it all? What kind of sane economic policy is that?

"Two weeks ago, the president proposed $17 billion in budget cuts, with plans to eliminate or reduce 121 federal programs. Republicans ridiculed the amount, saying that it represented one-half of 1 percent of the entire budget. They noted that Obama is seeking an $81 billion increase in other spending." (Emphasis mine)

Cutting a dollar in one are while simultaneously spending a million of them somewhere else isn't going to get the job done, you know. How is doing things such as that possibly going to fulfill your campaign promise to "Rebuild our economy on a new, sustainable foundation"?

Liberals, meet the new boss. Same as the old boss, unfortunately.

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