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Obama and the Bush Blame Game

by JJFCPA (editor), McLean, Virginia, July 10, 2010

Obama's Promises from the 2008 Election are largely unfilled.

President Obama has a tendency to blame George Bush for his failure to make promised changes. The charge is getting old for many Americans.

Many Americans will remember the hope they had when Barack Obama beat John McCain for the Presidency and promised change. Obama had made promises to the voters that he would undo the excesses of the George Bush administration, get the economy on track, reduce unemployment and elevate the Country’s esteem among its allies and enemies alike. The reality has been much different and Obama is looking for a scapegoat to blame. His favorite target continues to be George Bush.

In speeches this week, Obama described his approach for the fall election and exposed his own thinking about what he has accomplished. His message – do you want to fall back to the problems of the Bush administration or do you want to go forward with me and my brothers like Harry Reid, Democratic Senator fr4om Nevada who sat stoically behind Obama during the speech in Nevada. He pointed out that any problems that have occurred during his 1st 18 months in office are due to George Bush.

According to Obama’s viewpoint, it was Bush who broke his promise to put all bills on the White House web site for five days before signing them.

He broke Obama's promise to have the congressional health care negotiations broadcast live on C-SPAN.

He broke Obama's promise to end earmarks and the buying of votes to win approval of controversial legislation.

He broke Obama's promise to keep unemployment from rising above 8 percent.

He broke Obama's promise to close the detention center at Guantanamo in the first year.

He broke Obama's promise to make peace with direct; no precondition talks with America’s most hate-filled enemies during his first year in office, ushering in a new era of global cooperation.

He broke Obama's promise to end the hiring of former lobbyists into high White House jobs.

He broke Obama's promise to end no-compete contracts with the government.

He broke Obama's promise to disclose the names of all attendees at closed White House meetings.

He broke Obama's promise for a new era of bipartisan cooperation in all matters.

He broke Obama's promise to have chosen a home church to attend Sunday services with his family by Easter of last year.

There are many independent Obama voters who will see his record and compare it to his earlier commitments as a candidate and ask where the promised change is. He cannot hide from the fact that he has failed in many areas to deliver including on immigration reform. The bigger question is whether he will take responsibility for his failures, learn from them and adjust.

According to reports in the media, Obama has been the least accessible President in years. He does not often make himself available to the press, and he does not take questions and answer them on an informal basis when the press is in his vicinity. This may be due to the fact that he does not want to explain his earlier statements about change which has not happened. Will Obama, himself, now change and fulfill his promises?

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By Dan Ehrlich on July 10, 2010 at 05:29 pm

this guy says he's a classmate of the Pres and as far fetched as his story is, it will be interesting to see how much, if any, comes true.


Barack Obama is no fool. He is not incompetent. To the contrary, he is brilliant. He knows exactly what he's doing. He is purposely overwhelming the U.S. economy to create systemic failure, economic crisis and social chaos -- thereby destroying capitalism and our country from within.

Barack Obama is my college classmate ( Columbia University , class of '83). As Glenn Beck correctly predicted from day one, Obama is following the plan of Cloward & Piven, two professors at Columbia University . They outlined a plan to socialize America by overwhelming the system with government spending and entitlement demands. Add up the clues below. Taken individually they're alarming. Taken as a whole, it is a brilliant, Machiavellian game plan to turn the United States into a socialist/Marxist state with a permanent majority that desperately needs government for survival ... and can be counted on to always vote for bigger government. Why not? They have no responsibility to pay for it.

- Universal health care. The health care bill had very little to do with health care. It had everything to do with unionizing millions of hospital and health care workers, as well as adding 15,000 to 20,000 new IRS agents (who will join government employee unions). Obama doesn't care that giving free health care to 30 million Americans will add trillions to the national debt. What he does care about is that it cements the dependence of those 30 million voters to Democrats and big government. Who but a socialist revolutionary would pass this reckless spending bill in the middle of a depression?

-- Cap and trade. Like health care legislation having nothing to do with health care, cap and trade has nothing to do with global warming. It has everything to do with redistribution of income, government control of the economy and a criminal payoff to Obama's biggest contributors. Those powerful and wealthy unions and contributors (like GE, which owns NBC, MSNBC and CNBC) can then be counted on to support everything Obama wants. They will kick-back hundreds of millions of dollars in contributions to Obama and the Democratic Party to keep them in power. The bonus is that all the new taxes on Americans with bigger cars, bigger homes and businesses helps Obama "spread the wealth around."

- Make Puerto Rico a state. Why? Who's asking for a 51st state? Who's asking for millions of new welfare recipients and government entitlement addicts in the middle of a depression? Certainly not American taxpayers. But this has been Obama's plan all along. His goal is to add two new Democrat senators, five Democrat congressman and a million loyal Democratic voters who are dependent on big government.

- Legalize 12 million illegal immigrants. Just giving these 12 million potential new citizens free health care alone could overwhelm the system and bankrupt America . But it adds 12 million reliable new Democrat voters who can be counted on to support big government. Add another few trillion dollars in welfare, aid to dependent children, food stamps, free medical, education, tax credits for the poor, and eventually Social Security.

- Stimulus and bailouts. Where did all that money go? It went to Democrat contributors, organizations (ACORN), and unions -- including billions of dollars to save or create jobs of government employees across the country. It went to save GM and Chrysler so that their employees could keep paying union dues. It went to AIG so that Goldman Sachs could be bailed out (after giving Obama almost $1 million in contributions). A staggering $125 billion went to teachers (thereby protecting their union dues). All those public employees will vote loyally Democrat to protect their bloated salaries and pensions that are bankrupting America . The country goes broke, future generations face a bleak future, but Obama, the Democrat Party, government, and the unions grow more powerful. The ends justify the means.

- Raise taxes on small business owners, high-income earners, and job creators. Put the entire burden on only the top 20 percent of taxpayers, redistribute the income, punish success, and reward those who did nothing to deserve it (except vote for Obama). Reagan wanted to dramatically cut taxes in order to starve the government. Obama wants to dramatically raise taxes to starve his political opposition.

With the acts outlined above, Obama and his regime have created a vast and rapidly expanding constituency of voters dependent on big government; a vast privileged class of public employees who work for big government; and a government dedicated to destroying capitalism and installing themselves as socialist rulers by overwhelming the system.

Add it up and you've got the perfect Marxist scheme -- all devised by my Columbia University college classmate Barack Obama using the Cloward and Piven Plan.

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By JJFCPA on July 11, 2010 at 07:04 am

I think that Obama has done some good things and is an example of what a man of color can accomplish in our great country (which like Israel) that sometimes errs in its policies and actions.

I hope Obama begins to show that he is not a whipping guy for unions and plantiff lawyers and that he can make independent decisions that will protect our freedom, individual and commercial, and reduce the level of federal government involvement and cost. Right now he is going in the opposite direction.

A few of the promises that he made are straightforward and sensible. One like transparency and posting legislation 5 days before he signs it made us believe that he would be different. He is not - yet.

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By JJFCPA on July 11, 2010 at 12:24 pm

Beck-Palin opposed by Blitzer-Pelosi - Now that would be a tough choice - another "hold your nose" and vote

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By Isaac on July 12, 2010 at 01:58 am

politifact is either partisan or incompentent.....

179, 180, 181, are all listed as stalled when they should be listed as promises broken.....

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By Theresa H Hall on July 14, 2010 at 02:43 pm

Besides being incompetent, greedy and totally selfish, George Bush never had people making black photos of him or depicting his image to the likeness of Hitler. He didn't fight congress tooth-and-nail, yet many Americans were afraid of him and Cheney (who I truly believed ran the government), and the rise of Halliburton, who has been an evil component in the downturned economy of us citizens, while their company takes profits, and whomever is the next president, they will continue cleaning up The 2001 - 2009 years, before President Obama graciously took office and had pounded through the worst of the BS to bring about change, while having to endure the offensive belittlement of the worst of our citezens and elected officials, who pretend to be for the country, when they are really for a white government. Race has everything to do with the running of this country and when people stop being fearful and work together for the good of us all, and put away their hate, things will move forward very quickly.

I would loathe being president because of the disrespect and the evil that needs to be fought.

Go Mr. President. You have courage and if you didn't meet everything you promised, I look at it like this ... You haven't done them yet.

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By Isaac on July 14, 2010 at 04:05 pm

Bush never had people comparing him to Hitler?

As far as cleaning up Bushs mess, what about Wilsons (Federal Reserve Act of 1913), Roosevelts (Gold Act of 1932), Trumans (Brenton Woods Agreement, 1944) and Nixons (Demonitozation of gold, 1972)?.... or how about the fact that we've been running trade deficits since Nixon, and how eventually we will have to pay off those debts. Or how about the fact that many Chinese are still pissed off about us bombing their embassy to Yugoslavia (Clinton, 1999)... but of coarse, many Americans barely remember the accidental Chinese downing of US spy plane in 2001, because Bush handled the situation well.

As far as "You haven't done them yet", are you smoking crack? The US Government is openly targeting a US citizen living in Yemen for assassination, the US Government has started deporting prisoners to Bagrahm Air Force Base in Afghanistan in response to US Supream Court ruling that any persons held by the US Government outide of an active combat zone had a right to the due process of law.... it is estimated that over 1,000 citizens of the United States, captured in the United States, are being held outside the law with no due process and no official record of incarseration. The only thing that's changed is that good for nothing partisans such as yourself now ignore the presidents faults because he's on "your side", if Hitler ran for president you'd be happy as long as he was a Democrat.

And can we please get over Bush, he isn't president anymore.

sic semper tyrannis

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By Theresa H Hall on July 14, 2010 at 07:04 pm

Issac, Since my comment was to the writer of this article and not to you, I shall ignore your comment and have a nice day.

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By Kim on July 19, 2010 at 02:57 pm

Right on, Ed. Well said.

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By Isaac on July 22, 2010 at 07:47 pm

Theresa, if you didn't want anyone replying to your post other than the author, maybe you should of sent him your message in private.

Why people, such as yourself, bother having an opinion when you won't even do enough research to justify doing so is beyond me.

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