Obama's Already Broken Two Promises, Will Media Report?
The honeymoon is certainly not yet over between the Old Media and Barack Obama. It never really ended for Clinton, so one can easily imagine it won't for Obama. But whatever happens in the future, they are still in love with him now. I can say that because Obama has already broken two promises and the media isn't too interested in talking about it. Two promises broken before he even sets his first foot in the White House.
The first broken promise was the one where the candidate of "change" was going to bring a new tone to Washington. This one has been broken by Obama's choice for Chief of Staff: Rahm Emanuel. Representative Emanuel (D- Illinois) is a hard-core, far left, liberal as well as being an old Clinton hack. Not only that, but Emanuel is not a "new tone" kind of guy but is a Pit bull of epic proportions. The parallel would have been McCain claiming a new tone but picking Karl Rove as his Chief of Staff. Emanuel is little different than Terry MCauliffe or Howard Dean in his vehement and vocal attacks on Republicans. So much for the "new tone" Obama claimed he wanted to foster.
And, let us not forget that the candidate of "change" picked Joe Biden as his vice president. Biden is one of the least respected, old timey Senators in Congress with 34 years in office. Not much "change" there, either.
And now comes his second broken promise. Politico reported on November 5 that Barack Obama has stepped back from his claim that lobbyists would not have a place in his new administration.
Despite campaign trail promises that special interests wouldn’t be a part of his administration, President-elect Barack Obama’s has sent signals to the lobbyists that they can get jobs with him.
...the overall message to the lobbying community appears to run counter to the Democratic senator’s campaign promise to keep special interest advocates at arms length.
Once again, the "new" Washington that Barack Obama sold to a willing electorate is quickly turning into the same old Washington that Obama claimed he wanted to "change."
And, folks, can we take just a moment to remember that he has only been president elect for four days! In four days he's already stepped back from the supposedly monumental "change" he kept warbling on about since 2004. Four years of talking about "change" hasn't even given us four days to enjoy it before it all starts to become business as usual.
Tell me, does THIS sound like "change"...
"The rush is on," he said. "There are thousands and thousands of people (lobbyists) who are desperate for these jobs."
So far, after only four measly days, the names have changed but the story remains the same.
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