What is an undecided voter to do with information about an elected politican and presidential candidate who makes a promise, then breaks it before he is even elected?
In this campaign, few promises have been made other than the promise of “hope” and “change.”
Oh, and don’t forget spread the wealth.
But even CNN is starting to report on one broken promise that is hard to miss: Barak Obama’s promise to accept public campaign financing and to work with his Republican counterpart to keep campaign spending in check.
Notice how quickly Obama shifted position…and how quickly that shift added considerable cash to his campaign chest. CNN reports that the Obama campaign has raised over $600 million, a staggering amount that exceeds the amount raised by both George W. Bush and John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election.
What was Obama’s reason? According to CNN’s Campbell Brown,
[H]e explained it by arguing that the system is broken and that Republicans know how to work the system to their advantage. He argued he would need all that cash to fight the ruthless attacks of 527s, those independent groups like the Swift Boat Veterans. It’s funny though, those attacks never really materialized.
So, by this Harvard graduate’s logic, it is essential to break a promise to fix a broken system…?
I wonder what broken system he will tackle next. Perhaps Social Security…or Medicare. And where he will get the cash to fix those broken systems? What promises will he break and then dismiss as conveniently as this one?
As Machiavelli once said, “A prince never lacks legitimate reasons to break his promise.”
But the President is supposed to act in the best interests of the nation. And Barak Obama has spent yearst to become an expert in just one thing–acting in his own best interests.
Keeping that thought in mind, take a close look at this picture which ran in the NY Times:
The heading of the diagram reads: “Relationships Built on Self Interest.” You could say that about all of Obama’s relationships.
Count them: Bill Ayers, Bernadette Dorne, Antonin Rezko, Jeremiah Wright, Nadmi Auchi, Khalid al-Mansoor, and Rashid Khalidi…just to name a few.
While Obama spent 12 years lecturing at the University of Chicago Law School on Relationships of Self-Interest, his own life mirrored the principle perfectly. After all, how many of us can count so many radicals among our circle of acquaintainces?
What do they have in common…besides Barak Obama? And while Obama was busy in Chicago, he was associated with ALL of them.
For the majority of us, having only one relationship with any such extremist would raise serious issues of character. Didn’t your mother always tell you that “you’re known by the company you keep.”
And Obama’s associations with each of these people, though not entirely well vetted by the mainstream media, is easily established by most of us who rely on alternative media for our sources of fact.
But the more difficult question to answer that this photo raises is this one: Why did these people keep company with Barak Obama? What was their compelling self-interest?
How can one person maintain relationships with so many people whose views are far outside the views of the majority of mainstream Americans?
If Obama is elected president, we may know within the first six months.
But by then, more than just promises will be broken.