Promises, Promises

When you campaign on hope and change. When you promise a bright new day in politics. When you tell people that you’re a new sort of politician. Worse, when the American people believe you. And then, when you don’t deliver jack. You have a problem.

Candidate Obama promised the American people the moon delivered on a blanket of stars and shining like a new dawn–all glittering and magnificent. (Hey, it’s tough to resist mixing metaphors, the superlatives put forth by the press were so gaggingly over-the-top.)

And now, President Obama and “drain the swamp” Pelosi will push through the most transformative legislation in history under lock and key, behind closed doors and under the cover of darkness (more metaphors–it’s dark in there, I’m just trying to convey the evil lurking behind those dastardly Congressional doors).

When this evil being perpetrated by the shining saviors of mankind is pointed out, the administration gets angry. How dare the American people actually expect President Obama live up to his own hype? Byron York says:

On Tuesday, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs declined to answer questions about the president’s campaign commitment to hold health-care negotiations on C-Span. Gibbs said he had not seen a letter from C-Span’s Brian Lamb to congressional leaders requesting the coverage and thus could not comment on it.

On Wednesday, Gibbs was asked again about the C-Span commitment. The story had gotten pretty big in the intervening time, and presumably Gibbs had had a chance to familiarize himself with it. So reporters tried for a second day to get him to comment on the president’s commitment to holding televised health-care talks. Gibbs’ answer? “We covered this yesterday.” Gibbs referred reporters to the transcript of Tuesday’s briefing and said, “The answer I would give today is similar.”

But of course, he hadn’t answered the question at all.

Go read the whole transcript at The Examiner. It’s actually pretty funny. Poor Gibbsy, trying obfuscate when the truth is obvious: President Obama is the same old kind of politician, acting the same old way, except worse. He’s doing this all Chicago-style. It’s vicious in there.

Dude can’t take the heat or live up to the hype.

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