If President Bush No. 41 could lose a re-election by breaking one promise, how can President Barack Obama win a second term when he has broken a truckload of promises?
Consider only his multiple campaign promises to raise taxes. A few years ago, The Washington Examiner gave a selective list of more than a dozen instances when Obama promised to roll back President George W. Bush's tax cuts from Americans. During the Bush No. 43 era, such rampant repeat offenses and taxation lies would have led to his ousting from the Oval Office. But for Obama?
Yet that sampling of broken fiscal pledges is only the tip of the iceberg of our current president's contemptible record.
Let me remind you of several other core-busted promises by Obama -- shattered vows right from the horse's presidential mouth, according to National Review and other watchdog and news agencies:
--"The first thing I'd do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act. That's the first thing that 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 the fiscal responsibility summit, 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 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 a presidential debate Oct. 15, 2008.)
--"We are going to ban all earmarks." (Spoken at a news conference 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 the 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, N.H.)
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