Obama: The Kingpin of Broken Promises
Well, let’s get the ball rolling on another broken promise from The One, Barack Hussein Obama, shall we? I mean, every time we think we are done chronicling his broken promises we have to do a reset. He’s had so many gutter balls on this that it is hard to keep them straight. His record has had strike after strike in the lies column. He’s the veritable kingpin of broken promises.
Let’s take this one from 2008:
I have sworn that we’re taking out the bowling alley in the White House and we’re putting in a basketball court.
Three years later, he hasn’t. More on that below.
The anti-bowler in chief, you might recall, has had a few bowling problems both in his march to the White House, not to mention once he got fairly in office.
During that late campaign for president, our bad Brunswickian proved to be a rotten bowler. Not only did he throw several gutter balls but he only got a horrid 37 score. A ten-year-old could do better than that.
Of that momentous score, late night comedian Jimmy Kimmel said, “I bowled a 37 when I was a baby. And I was drunk, by the way.”
Our Prez to be turned out to be a guttersnipe, it appeared.
Then, in 2009 you might recall Obama’s other bowling handicap. In an appearance on the Leno show, the gutter-baller in chief really went into the gutter with a bad joke about mentally challenged, Special Olympics participants.
The exchange went like this:
“I bowled a 129,” he told Leno.
“That’s very good, Mr. President,” Leno said sarcastically.
But then came the foot-in-mouth moment: “It’s like the Special Olympics or something,” the president said.
Obama was forced to apologize for his comments before the show even aired!
So, what is his latest Bowling Bash? Well, harken back to our first part where the Presidential Pin Head promised to take out the bowling alley that Harry Truman built in the basement of the White House? Yeah, well he never did.
In fact, he’s been using it for fundraising!
As Devin Dwyer of ABC News reports:
Just over three years later, the basement bowling alley President Truman installed in 1947 is still there -— and apparently being put to good use.
At least 230 visitors to the White House during May came for the express purpose of bowling, according to visitor logs released today.
In fact, the underground alley was used every day of the month, except five — May 14, 16, 18, 21 and 22.
On two days, May 15 and 23, the visitor entries indicate “bowling party.”
Yep, just another broken promise. Even as he’s leading from the back of the bench on this he’s breaking promises.
Good thing he’s made good on so many other promises though. Why he’s shut down Guantanamo, repealed the Bush tax rates, signed the Employee Free Choice Act, allowed importation of prescription drugs, converted the entire White House auto fleet to electric vehicles, he’s doubled the size of the Peace Corps, He’s prevented lobbyists from joining his administration, instituted cap and trade and….
Oh, wait. He didn’t fulfill any of those promises, either.
Warner Todd Huston
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