Skip to comments.At Obama's midpoint, an altered State of the Union
Posted on 01/24/2011 8:09:48 AM PST by jda
"'The most productive two years that we've had in generations,' the president pronounces it."
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"To the Heritage Foundation's Brian Darling, Obama has emerged as the 'over-promiser in chief.'"
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
- Change versus More of the Same - "Vote for Change" - "Change We Can Believe In" - "Our Time for Change" - "It's about Time. It's about Change" - "Stand for Change" - "Organize for Change" - We are the change weve been looking for. Change cant happen without you. - "Im asking you to believe. Not just in my ability to bring about real change in Washington. I'm asking you to believe in yours."
Notice all the instances of the word change. The problem is that the main stream media never demanded an answer to the question What do you mean by change? And, for the most part, the American people just wanted change without asking what would change.
Now, were learning what he meant by change:
He changed the way presidents spend money - he has spent more (in just two years) than all of the other Presidents spent . . . in total.
He changed the way legislation is passed he told us ObamaCare would reduce healthcare costs and increase benefits costs are now expected to increase dramatically, large numbers of doctors are expected to quit practicing, and health care is expected to be rationed.
He changed the way the middle class is tax is taxed he passed more tax increases on middle class America than any other President.
He changed the way presidents relax he played more golf and took more vacations than any other President.
He changed the way we drill for oil in the Gulf of Mexico he stopped it.
He changed the way Congress passes laws they passed more than any other Congress and introduced the pass it and then find out what it says policy.
He changed the way American Presidents greet foreign leaders he bowed to them.
He changed the way the President communicates with Americans he promised the most transparent government in history, but has had more closed door meetings then any previous administration (even his open door committee only has closed door meetings!).
He changed the way the rich are treated he pushed a stimulus package that was supposed to create jobs across the country, but has created virtually none, and has given more to the rich then every previous President combined! The rich thanked him by giving each other billions of our tax dollars as bonuses.
He changed the way Presidents treat private businesses he nationalized more private industry than all other presidents.
He has changed our military remarkably for the first time ever, openly gay individuals are allowed into the military (the expected results are devastating).
He changed the rules for the Nobel Peace Prize he was awarded the prize for trying to do the right thing.
He changed the definition of ending a war he declared the Iraq war over, but left 50,000 troops behind.
He changed the way we look at the environment he increased the budget of the EPA by over 100 percent.
So, it is indisputable that we have seen the promised change, and in only two years. And, I guess some would say that's "productive". But the question is, and its even more relevant now, Is this the type of change or productivity America expected or wanted?
Destroyed the economy
Destroying our national security
Weakening our standing in the world
Insulting our allies and building up our enemies
...he has to lie to get the truth out....(often sounds like Rev. Wright)
You just watch, Hussein is gonna really say some stuff... this is gonna be one of the most memorable speeches you’ve ever heard... /s
Actually, that policy has been around for a long time.
You just watch, Hussein is gonna really say some stuff...
Slithering to the middle? Yeah, it’s going to be some pep rally.
“I single handedly shut down Gitmo’!”
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