Barack Obama is setting a record-setting number of records during his first
term in office:
Largest budget ever. Largest deficit ever. Largest number of broken promises
Most self-serving speeches ever. Largest number of agenda-setting failures
ever. Fastest dive in popularity ever!
Wow! Talk about change.
Just over two years ago, fresh from his inauguration celebrations, President
Obama was flying high. After one of the nation's most inspiring political
campaigns, the election of America 's first black president had captured the
hopes and dreams of millions. To his devout followers, it was inconceivable
that a year later his administration would be gripped in self-imposed crisis.
Of course, they don't see it as self-imposed. It's all George Bush's fault !
George Bush, who doesn't have a vote in congress and who no longer occupies
The White House, is to blame for it all.
He broke Obama's 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.
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
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