Sunday, March 01, 2009

OFFICIAL LIST OF OBAMA’S BROKEN PROMISES

For: March 1, 2009

Barak Obama continues to break his promises. NewsGnome will regularly post this list of Obama’s broken promises as President on the first of each month with new additions. Broken Obama promises are solicited from readers. Please add your contributions in the comments section and they’ll be added to the list.

OBAMA SAID:

New additions in red:

I will protect federal whistleblowers who expose government waste, fraud, and abuse ......Broken
I will recognize the Armenian Genocide.....Broken
I will have transparency-generals must sign secrecy oath........Broken
I will cut the deficit in half by doubling spending–say what.......Broken
I will change the Washington culture of corruption.......................Broken
I will reach across the isle (I’m ready to fight Republicans)....Broken

I will have no earmarks in stimulus, there are 9000..................Broken
I will have transparency in White House emails except mine....Broken
I will demand human rights for China and Tibet..............................Broken
I will put legislation on Internet for all to read before votes....Broken
I will have honest advisers, except those who take free rent......Broken
I will have my administration pay their fair share of taxes........Broken
I will eliminate rendition of terrorist combatants..........................Broken
I will have a transparent admin. with the media.............................Breaking
I will bring charges against Bush admin. war crimes.....................Broken
I will have new blood in admin. but names Panetta to CIA..........Broken
I will have a transparent government..................................................Broken
I quite smoking (admits to bumming cigarettes)...........................Broken
I will apply windfall taxes on big oil companies.................................Broken
I will change US Foreign Policy, appoints Hillary Sec. State......Broken
I will change the defense department, YET keeps Gates............Broken
I will close Guantanamo............................................................................Breaking
I will sit down with dictators with no pre-conditions....................Broken
I will stop waterboarding and CIA interrogation techniques......Breaking
I will use federal campaign funds..........................................................Broken
I will get US troops out of Iraq in 16 month....................................Broken
I will change Washington with new faces............................................Broken
I will not hire lobbyists, hires lobbyist Daschle (he's out but here are the others)....Broken
* Melody Barnes, lobbyist for American Civil Liberties Union, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the American Constitution Society and the Center for Reproductive Rights.
* William Corr, lobbyist for Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids,
* Patrick Gaspard, lobbyist for Service Employees International Union.
* David Hayes, lobby San Diego Gas & Electric.
* Eric Holder, attorney general nominee, lobbyist for bankrupt Global Crossing telecommications.
* Ron Klain, lobbyist for Asbestos Resolution, U.S. Airways, Airborne Express and drug-maker ImClone.
* William Lynn, lobbyist for Raytheon.
* Cecilia Munoz, lobbyist for National Council of La Raza
* Mark Patterson, lobbyist for Goldman Sachs.
* Mona Sutphen, lobbyist for Angliss International.
* Michael Strautmanis, lobbied for the American Association of Justice.
* Tom Vilsack, lobbyist for NEA.
And these are not all of them. Thanks for pointing out that he has nominated a huge number of lobbyists that he promised not to appoint.
I will be non-partisan. Hires highly partisan Emanuel..................Broken
I will eliminate Bush tax cuts.................................................................Broken
I will dump Patriot Act wire tapping....................................................Breaking
I will eliminate tax breaks for wealthy..................................................Broken

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

"I will be change."Oh wait not broken he sure did change things and not for the better.
Can we get him to resign yet? Oh but then we get Biden. It's a losing proposition. I hope people wake up for the 2010 elections and this time vote with their heads and not their emotions or lack there of.
tos

NewGnome said...

tos, RESIGN....now there's an idea I could get behind for Obama. If we get rid of him soon enough, maybe we can save American Democracy and capitalism.

Anonymous said...

So are you going to correct your list when a promise is actually kept? The way your list is structured, if a promise to do something wasn't done within the first few days of his administration, then it is considered broken.

Shouldn't you amend the "breaking" status of Guantanamo bay?

Daschle is gone....

Websites have been set up with .gov addresses where you can see how much money each state is receiving in bail out money, and the health care talks are far from being behind close doors, so shouldn't "transparent admin." be under question as well?

Would you mind going back to 1999-2000 and cataloguing all of the Bush promises that were broken as well?

NewGnome said...

Your statement that my list only covers the first few days of his administration is false. This is the third month it has been published with additions.

When Guantanamo is fully closed I will consider that. But as of today, he has not closed Guantanamo....he’s only talked about it and he’s been backtracking with every word. If I were a betting man, I bet you a Twinkie Guantanamo remains open....and I don’t mean the Naval Base.

You are right about Daschle, he is gone so I have listed those lobbyists or registered lobbyists he has nominated. But he didn’t withdraw for being a lobbyist, it was for being a tax cheat...how ironic that a tax and spend Democrat didn’t pay his taxes that he demanded of all of us pay. Of course Daschle is just one of the tax cheats Obama nominated.

You may not be able to handle this list so read it at your own risk:

* Melody Barnes, lobbyist for American Civil Liberties Union, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the American Constitution Society and the Center for Reproductive Rights.
* William Corr, lobbyist for Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids,
* Patrick Gaspard, lobbyist for Service Employees International Union.
* David Hayes, lobby San Diego Gas & Electric.
* Eric Holder, attorney general nominee, lobbyist for bankrupt Global Crossing telecommications.
* Ron Klain, lobbyist for Asbestos Resolution, U.S. Airways, Airborne Express and drug-maker ImClone.
* William Lynn, lobbyist for Raytheon.
* Cecilia Munoz, lobbyist for National Council of La Raza
* Mark Patterson, lobbyist for Goldman Sachs.
* Mona Sutphen, lobbyist for Angliss International.
* Michael Strautmanis, lobbied for the American Association of Justice.
* Tom Vilsack, lobbyist for NEA.
And these are not all of them. Thanks for pointing out that he has nominated a huge number of lobbyists that he promised not to appoint.

Health care is just one element. He has hidden a host of issues behind closed doors and it’s only getting worse. He demanded Generals sign secrecy oaths. How much transparency was their in the alleged stimulus package. It’s one-thousand four hundred pages which he promised to put on the web but it was never posted on the web to read before the vote...and even the small pieces that were available, were there for less than 48 hours to supposedly digest.

Obama is in the process of destroying our economy...if you like socialism you must like his policies. I believe his is a total disaster and if you have retirement accounts, which I doubt, you’d be screaming bloody murder. The stock market has crashed since he’s begun to implement his fiscal policies.

Obama has badmouthed America since he started his campaign and hasn’t changed. Already moderate Democrats are turning on his socialist direction.

Finally, this is my blog. If you want to catalogue what you think are Bush’s broken promises, get your own blog. He kept a drop of blood from being spilled on American streets after 911...unlike Clinton. And Obama is setting up America to take another major terrorist hit. Open your eyes...Obama is a walking disaster for America.

Anonymous said...

Couldn't agree more NG. How anyon can actually think Obam has a clue how to run this country without destroying it on the way is either blind,naive,stupid or just plain Obamtized.
He was strategically placed to lead this counry smiling into the abyss. But to our credit many aren't falling for his soicialist BS
I never saw such recklessness in such a short period of time.
tos

NewGnome said...

tos, Did you see the story about Obama not going anywhere without his teleprompters? Obviously, he's incapable of really getting into a debate with anyone, without his crutch.

NG

Anonymous said...

If he is so educated how does he attract such a following of uneducated people?
tos

NewGnome said...

tos, I think the attraction is called greenbacks. NG

Anonymous said...

It may be trivial, but what about his broken promise to get a shelter dog (& then getting a Portugese Water Dog)? Or his promise to cut energy use in the White House (& then rescinding the Bush policy and actually raising the thermostats above normal temperatures)?

NewGnome said...

In a way your suggestions are not trival at all because if you can't trust what people say they're going to do, you can't trust them. I think it just establishes his normal stock and trade.

NG

Doug said...

Here's another broken promise from Obama ... Michelle Malkin:
http://michellemalkin.com/2010/01/25/another-broken-promise-i-will-finally-end-the-abuse-of-no-bid-contracts-once-and-for-all/

Love your site, linked from The Patriot's Flag ... thank you, well done.

Doug

Anonymous said...

This is Great I can use this for a video that am making now. I used to like him... the A** lied to us. And he wounder why there are now more militia groups being formed.

Anonymous said...

Here is the problem facing america people think they know what is the best thing to do however, they have no experince in application of said plan, they don't fully put a plan in place before demonizing the old ways (under Bush economy grew to its largest but you don't hear anyone say that Dow 14K) an example would be closing GITMO no plan on how to do it but its going to be done in 1 year. Then you have the countless followers oh its a great plan but again HOW IS IT GOING TO WORK!!! the old saying the devil is in the details is ringing very true for Obama

NewGnome said...

One slight extension of your thought...the Devil is not only in the details, he's in the White House.
Gitmo was an amazing poorly thought out promise. It was just a bone for the far left that is not turning poisonous.

If obama keeps trashing business, this economic recession could turn into a depression.
NG

Anonymous said...

I will recognize the Armenian Genocide

Anonymous said...

Excellent site! Hopefully it will wake up the hordes of low IQ, clueless sheep to what Obama is really about but the peasant masses don't think rationally.

Now! Here's what Obama is really about: (Background)The real power lies in the hands of the dynastic international banking families such as the Rothchilds, Rockefellas, etc. They own the federal reserve, the world bank, the bank of England and control all Western Governents, and many non-Western.
They've been implementing a Global Government for over a hundred years, and a key part of the plan is to destroy economies to the point where populations are so poor, weak, depleted and desperate that they'll gladly accept the Orwellian world Government.
The credit crisis was engineered for this purpose. The global warming scam (with no evidence to support it!!!) with carbon trading also toward this purpose. 911 is proven to be an inside job to provide an excuse to grab middle Eastern geopolitical power and oil and drugs.
Obama is a puppet groomed to lull the masses into a false sense of hope and security, as he is Black and thus superficially symbolic of equality and change.
He is eloquent, intelligent and highly trained in persuasive speech and body language. This is also by design, as was Bush's apparent incompetence, to further glamourise Obama.
We need to sever the conduits the cabal of bankers use to control the world Governments. The Federal Reserve needs to be ended, Glass Steagall laws need to be reintroduced and 911 needs to have an investigation that leads to the conviction of murderers in the US Administration (as well as Mossad and the international Banking crooks).
Politicians have no real power, they're just puppets...period.

Peter Andrew said...

Great list! Keep up the good work. We include all members of Team Obama in our list of lies, broken promises, etc. Check it out if you have a chance. Thanks!
Peter Andrew

Anonymous said...

Barack Obama promised to “strengthen whistleblower laws to protect federal workers who expose waste, fraud, and abuse of authority in government.” - Broken

Anonymous said...

The idea being bantered about regarding a Democratic primary race might have some merit to it. Put a tried and true progressive up against Obama in a primary.