Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Is there a lemon law for presidents?

So if you make all of these campaign promises and then when you're voted in as President you go 180 on many of them - can the voters send the candidate they voted for back?

Pork. No!!! I mean Yes!!

Via Politico

“I recognize that Congress has the power of the purse,” he said in brief remarks in the Old Executive Office Building that were unmistakably aimed down Pennsylvania Avenue. “As a former senator, I believe that individual members of Congress understand their districts best. And they should have the ability to respond to the needs of their communities.”

At times, he sounded more like a defender of the old ways than a critic.

“Done right, earmarks have given legislators the opportunity to direct federal money to worthy projects that benefit people in their districts, and that's why I've opposed their outright elimination,” Obama said. “There are times where earmarks may be good on their own, but in the context of a tight budget might not be our highest priority.”

Mr Obama has promised bipartisanship, transparency in government, vetting all bills with the American people for 5 days before signing, no lobbyists in his government,
troops out in 16 months, immediate closing of Gitmo, and no wasteful pork projects in any legislation that he signs...among other promises. All unfulfilled.

If Mr. Obama were a used car salesman you could literally return the car sold to you in many states because of the vast misrepresentations.

But with Presidents you can't do that.

Oh yeah, that makes sense.


Anonymous said...

These stories explain, clearly, why a man with no executive experience should never have been elected to lead this country. He is clearly spinning around in circles with the puppet master Rahm Emmanuel in charge. Obama simply is so overwhelmed I almost feel like he is a simpering fool wandering around the White House already in full Nixon-addressing-the-portraits-in-the-hall mode bellowing Rahm! Rahm! What do we do now???!!

Jack said...

I couldn't have put it better myself. Nice post.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I'm sure you could have expressed it better yourself, but thank you for the encouragement.