By Nancy K. Matthis | Saturday, October 24th, 2009 at 9:12 pm
Barack Hussein Obama was, and is, an Alinsky-inspired socialist and Chicago-style political hack. In order to get elected, he conned the American public with grand promises. Nine months in, the promises are broken and his hard-ball bullying political methods are on display, most recently in a Chávez-like attempt to ban a network from news converage.
Here is video proof, eight lies in 1:47 minutes. That’s about one lie every 13 seconds, and only that long because a lot of the time was used up by applause from the gullible fools in the audience.
[Note: This video has been around since last March, but the lies have become much more obvious since then. Also, the video editors marked seven lies, we counted eight.]
- “I’ll make our government open and transparent, so that anyone can ensure that our business is the people’s business.”
- “Louis Brandeis once said, ‘Sunlight is the greatest disinfectant.’”
- “As President, I’m gonna make it impossible for Congressmen or lobbyists to slip pork barrel projects or corporate welfare into laws when no one’s looking…”
- “…when I’m President, meetings where laws are written will be more open to the public — no more secrecy — that’s a commitment I make to you as President.”
- “When there’s a bill that ends up on my desk as President, you the public will have five days to look online, and find out what’s in it before I sign it.”
- “When there are meetings between lobbyists and a government agency, we’ll put as many of those meetings as possible online for every American to watch.”
- “When there’s a tax bill being debated in Congress, you will know the names of the corporations that would benefit and how much money they would get…”
- “We will put every corporate tax break and every pork barrel project online for every American to see. You will know who asked for them and you can decide whether your representative is actually representing you.”
The administration just tried to ban Fox News from the press pool, because Fox was the only network actually reporting, and not in the pro-Obama propaganda tank.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis said, “Sunlight is the best disinfectant.” Even with a teleprompter, the man can’t get his famous quotes right.
This continues unabated. Congress delays passing essential legislation, such as funding government operation or defense appropriations, until the last minute. Then they slip the pork in just before the vote on bills that no one dares to oppose. For example, see Putting Pork Past the Pentagon:
“The DOD Appropriations bill is typically seen as a good vehicle for this … very few in Congress are willing to tolerate being accused of opposing defense spending bills…”
Three Senators, Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.), Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.), and Max Baucus (D-Mont.) negotiated the 2000 page health care bill that will federalize 20% of our economy behind closed doors with Obama staff, led by White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.
Obama signed an expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) the same afternoon it was passed by the House in February. Also in February, Obama signed the massive economic stimulus bill into law four days after it was posted online, and it was loaded with useless pork. The only bills posted online long enough for the public to see are innocuous ones, like delaying the roll-out of digital TV last spring.
Check The Promise Audit for this one being kept by the National Journal.
The administration is hiding its cozy relationship with Big Pharma as it rams through the socialization of health care and tries to create an epidemic of fear about the swine flu. See How the White House’s Deal With Big Pharma Undermines Democracy by Robert Reich:
“I’m a strong supporter of universal health insurance, and a fan of the Obama administration. But I’m appalled by the deal the White House has made with the pharmaceutical industry’s lobbying arm to buy their support. …the White House … has promised Big Pharma that any healthcare legislation will bar the government from using its huge purchasing power to negotiate lower drug prices.”
To date, there is no such catalog that we were able to find created by the Obama administration.
To the extent that any transparency exists, it has come not from the government, but through the tireless and technically inspired efforts of the Sunlight Foundation, whose name keys from the aforementioned Brandeis quote. Their motto — “Making Government Transparent and Accountable.” They have many features that activist citizens will find invaluable in monitoring the political landscape. We urge everyone to visit them and use their well-designed tools.
Here’s a good place to start. Read How the Pharmaceutical Industry Bought Its Way Into Congress’ Heart by Paul Blumenthal.
Nancy Matthis is the publisher and executive editor of the weblog format news magazine and multimedia outlet American Daughter Media Center.
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