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Monday, June 18, 2012

Read My Lips, Obama Style

By Tom Rhodes, 6/18/2012

Obama Said: "Take a tally. Look at what I promised during the campaign. There's not a single thing that I've said that I would do that I have not either done or tried to do. And if I haven't gotten it done yet, I'm still trying to do it."

OK, let's look.

"Lobbyists won't work in my White House" (spoken on his Iowa bus tour on Dec. 15, 2007).

"We've got a philosophical difference, which we've debated repeatedly, and that is that Sen. Clinton believes the only way to achieve universal health care is to force everybody to purchase it" (spoken during the Democratic Party presidential debate on Feb. 21, 2008).

"These negotiations will be on C-SPAN, and so the public will be part of the conversation and will see the decisions that are being made" (spoken on Jan. 20, 2008, and seven other times).

"We need tougher border security, and a renewed focus on busting up gangs and traffickers crossing our border. . That begins at home, with comprehensive immigration reform. That means securing our border and passing tough employer enforcement laws" (spoken in Miami on May 23, 2008).

"The first thing I'd do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act. That's the first thing I'd do" (spoken on the campaign trail in 2008).

"Today I'm pledging to cut the deficit we inherited in half by the end of my first term in office" (spoken at the opening of Fiscal Responsibility Summit on Feb. 23, 2009).

"We will launch a sweeping effort to root out waste, inefficiency, and unnecessary spending in our government, and every American will be able to see how and where we spend taxpayer dollars by going to a new website called recovery.gov" (spoken in a speech on Jan. 28, 2009).

"There is no doubt that we've been living beyond our means and we're going to have to make some adjustments. Now, what I've done throughout this campaign is to propose a net spending cut" (spoken during the third presidential debate on Oct. 15, 2008.

"We are going to ban all earmarks" (spoken at a press conference on Jan. 6, 2009).

"Instead of allowing lobbyists to slip big corporate tax breaks into bills during the dead of night, we will make sure every single tax break and earmark is available to every American online" (spoken on campaign trail in June 2007).

"Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase - not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes" (spoken in September 2008 at a town-hall meeting in Dover).

"[I] will eliminate all income taxation of seniors making less than $50,000 per year. This will eliminate taxes for 7 million seniors - saving them an average of $1,400 a year - and will also mean that 27 million seniors will not need to file an income tax return at all" (from Barack Obama presidential campaign fact sheet in 2008).

"[My plan] will not help speculators who took risky bets on a rising market and bought homes not to live in but to sell" (spoken to an audience in Phoenix on Feb. 18, 2009).

"The detention facilities at Guantánamo for individuals covered by this order shall be closed as soon as practicable, and no later than one year from the date of this order" (presidential executive order on Jan. 22, 2009).

"Barack Obama and Joe Biden believe the United States has to be frank with the Chinese about such failings and will press them to respect human rights" (On a fact sheet distributed by the Obama campaign during the 2008 campaign).

"I will make sure that we renegotiate [NAFTA]" (spoken on Feb. 23, 2008).

Bush 41 lost relection on one broken promise; "Read my Lips, No New Taxes", based on Obama's string of broken promises no rational American could or would vote for him. Of course there is a real choice, and Mitt isn't that choice. Look at Libertarian Gary Johnson, and his record.

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