Barack Obama, Our Fearless "Mis"leader

Now I know that it appears as though I only ever have anything negative to say about our new President, and that is because it is true. I believe he is the most unqualified person to ever occupy the Oval Office, and America ought to be ashamed of placing him there.

But not only is he unqualified, he is also a liar. He ran a campaign based on platitudes and falsehoods, and his actions since moving into the White House have proven it.

Take the following video, for instance, from PMSNBC of Obama giving a press conference on budget reform dating back to January 6th, 2009. In the first 3 minutes of the video, then President-elect Obama makes several promises that he has proceeded to break over the last several weeks.

He begins by talking about the need for responsibility with tax payer dollars (:45). He blasts the previous administration for accruing enormous federal debt and shares his growing concern over his inheritance of a $1 trillion budget deficit, and rightly so. Those facts are an absolute travesty and embarrassment. Obama then states, “It’s time to stop talking about budget reform and start embracing it.”

But look at what Obama has done since making those statements to the American people. The United States Congress is about to pass the largest single-year increase in domestic federal spending since World War II! Obama and the Democrat Congress is planning on ballooning the already $1.2 trillion deficit to $2 trillion and beyond — that’s almost 14% of our GDP!

Next in the video Obama talks about how his administration is going to set new standards of “accountability, transparency, and oversight” (2:24). To illustrate this point, Obama promised to “ban all earmarks.” Let me restate that: Obama promised to “ban all earmarks.” That is a direct quote. For those of you who actually watched the 2008 presidential debates and listened, you will recall in the first debate that Obama pledged to go “line by line” to catch irresponsible spending: “Absolutely, we need earmark reform. And when I’m president, I will go line by line to make sure that we are not spending money unwisely.” In countless other places Obama has restated his intentions for budgetary reform, and he is always quick to criticize the practice of earmarking. (Of course, this sounds silly coming from a man who requested $932 million in earmark requests during his first three years as a United States senator, including more than $90 million worth of earmarks in 2008 appropriations bills that raised discretionary spending by 8% over the previous year.)

And sure enough, Obama is now poised to sign into law an omnibus spending bill that is loaded with over 9,000 pork projects — nine THOUSAND. He downplays his hypocrisy by stating that it doesn’t count since it was “last year’s business.” And yet, in one of his first major opportunities to put into practice his eloquent campaign rhetoric, Obama is going to sign yet another major pork bill into law, line by line.

I could go on and on with examples like this. But I have demonstrated that Mr. Obama’s words and actions do not properly align. He is a liar, and I predict that the only campaign promises he intends to keep are the ones that align with his ultra radical, socialist, liberal agenda to reshape America into his own image.

President Obama, I will not forget your words and subsequent actions here on my blog. When you are campaigning for reelection in three and a half years, everyone else will probably have forgotten by then what a liar you’ve proven to be these last few weeks. But I will not. You promised to “stop talking about government reform and start executing” (3:55). Well, I promise to keep talking about what a liar you are as long as you continue to be one.

P.S. And by the way, to all you Kool-aid drinkers out there, I am fully aware of the fact that the biggest earmarker in Congress is Mississippi’s own Thad Cochran. I make no excuses for him, except one: At least he didn’t run on a campaign promise to terminate earmarking when he had no intention of actually keeping his promise once elected.

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