Within the last 10 days or so there have been two would be scandals reported in the so called mainstreeam news. Firstly there was the episode with the secret service and their Columbian prostitute incident. Today there is the Hillary is a party girl hoopla. Are we so pristine in America that a woman can't have a drink and relax off duty? She is human afterall. Heck, with the tension and stress that goes with her job, Hillary deserves a moment to kick back and the tabloid who broke the story should be ashamed of this blatant scandal baiting. As for the secret service agents and their faux pas, I don't personally condone the entertainment of ladies of the evening, but were they off duty that night or not? Bad judgement aside. And why is there a double standard? Republicans can be wined and dined and entertained by ladies of the evening, smoke pot and inhale a truckload of cocaine, and it is quickly swept under the rug or out right dismissed. WTH. Lets move on people, nothing to see here but normal human beings. Can we address some real scandals like the never ending republican filibusters and stall tactics so that President Obama "can be a one term president" please? People need jobs and health care. I frankly don't care what people do in their personal lives.


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THISAA 5 years 26 weeks ago

Obama needs no help in creating scandals or becoming a one term president. His lack of leadership has caused a total lack of respect for him, and his office. It started with the Salahi's at the state dinner in 2009 on to the latest case involving the secret service. In between there are case after case of blantant screwups from fast and furious, Solyndra, Lightsquared, to the latest GSA mess. A google search could produce fifty more to add to the list. Apparently no one in his administration has any respect for him, or fear of his non existent repercussions. By her own admission, the head of the GSA stated that in the face of the "government wage freeze" they felt some employees were "entitled" to a bonus anyway. That philosophy comes from the top down. This man is a little "OZ" and lives behind a curtain. The country is finding out it takes more than a community organizer to run the country. He will try to divert it, but he will be forced to run on his record. The people will decide. The ironic part is, he has screwed the "progressives" more than anybody. Maybe you can get Bernie to run for Prez.

As for Hillary, let her dance. If she were President everyone would have been better off.

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scriber1 5 years 26 weeks ago

THissa, the whole "it takes more than a community organizer" line is usually what righties use to bash President Obama. And btw, you might not agree with President Obama's politics, but he has achieved quite a few things since being in office. Check out www.whatthehellhasobamadonesofar.com for a list of his accomplishments. But you are missing the point. What happens in someone's personal life should not be an issue and also, there is a double standard. Hillary drinking a beer and relaxing, should not even be news worthy. I stand by my original point, the news media and the right wing are trying to whip up a scandal, derail us from what should really be talked about and worked on, ie., unemployment, bringing jobs back to this country (meaning trade laws and outsourcing), the banksters and other mega corps that are "too big to fail", that put our country at risk, health care etc. Sooner or later they, the right wing media, will keep telling a lie until it sticks, or they will fluff up that molehill into a mountain and we wont know what hit us until another republican is in office building up more debt and allowing their corporate friends to finish ripping us off and leaving the country irreparable.

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THISAA 5 years 26 weeks ago

You are correct. He was also the:

· First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.

· First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.

· First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States.

· First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

· First President to defy a Federal Judge's court order to cease implementing the Health Care Reform Law.

· First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.

· First President to spend a trillion dollars on 'shovel-ready' jobs when there was no such thing as 'shovel-ready' jobs.

· First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.

· First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.

· First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S., including those with criminal convictions.

· First President to terminate America ’s ability to put a man in space.

· First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.

· First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.

· First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke-out on the reasons for their rate increases.

· First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state it is allowed to locate a factory.

· First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN).

· First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.

· First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office.

· First President to golf 73 separate times in his first two and a half years in office, 94 to date.

· First President to hide his medical, educational and travel records.

· First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.

· First President to go on multiple global 'apology tours'.

· First President to go on 20 lavish vacations, including date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends; paid for by the taxpayer.

· First President to have 22 personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.

· First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense.

· First President to take a 17 day vacation.

Alberto Ceras 5 years 26 weeks ago

Neither the president of the US nor cabinet members are ever “off duty” nor are those who accompany them in an official capacity outside the boundaries of the country. If these officials and high ranking representatives of the US don’t understand this they should not have the jobs nor hold office. Below I’ve pasted only one example of the general reaction in Latin America to the prostitution scandal. As for Hillary, she disgraced herself and besmirched the office while insulting her hosts.


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Nile Gardiner is a Washington-based foreign affairs analyst and political commentator. He appears frequently on American and British television, including Fox News Channel, CNN, BBC, and Fox Business Network.

Is Hillary Clinton becoming an embarrassment as Secretary of State?

The overwhelmingly liberal US media is treating the story as a bit of fun, with the usually austere Mrs Clinton seen as letting her hair down. But I suspect that a lot of US taxpayers will see it differently – as a senior government official having a jolly time on an official overseas junket at taxpayers’ expense. And this was hardly a display of good judgment at a time when nearly 13 million Americans are unemployed, and US soldiers are laying their lives on the line every day in Afghanistan. In an effortless display of leading from behind, Hillary was partying in Colombia while the Taliban were about to launch a wave of terror attacks in Kabul.

It is hard to imagine Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, Madeleine Albright or Henry Kissinger “livin' la vida loca” on the world stage. This was less an example of “smart power” than a boozy nightclub audition for the sixth season of Jersey Shore. Hillary Clinton’s Colombian antics are an embarrassment for a high-level cabinet member on official duty, and have lowered the office of Secretary of State. Not exactly the sort of image the federal government should be projecting at a time of widespread public disillusionment with Washington excesses.


Pero los titulares mundiales de la reunión de este fin de semana de más de 30 jefes de Estado se centraron más en un vergonzoso escándalo, después de que miembros del equipo de seguridad del presidente estadounidense Barack Obama fueron sorprendidos con prostitutas en la histórica Cartagena.

El incómodo incidente en un hotel, que provocó el relevo de 11 agentes del Servicio Secreto de Estados Unidos que fueron enviados de regreso a casa y el confinamiento de cinco militares, causo indignación en los colombianos en momentos en que su país busca convertirse en un importante jugador regional.

"Esto no quiere dañar la reputación ni imagen de Colombia. Sin embargo, daña la imagen de Estados Unidos y muestra la impunidad con la que su personal de seguridad opera en el extranjero", dijo a Reuters el ex candidato presidencial del izquierdista Polo Democrático Alternativo, Carlos Gaviria.

Soldados y contratistas estadounidenses que respaldan a Colombia en su lucha contra el narcotráfico y la guerrilla izquierdista, en medio de un conflicto interno de casi cinco décadas, se vieron involucrados en el pasado en escándalos sexuales en las zonas cercanas a sus bases de operaciones.

El éxito de una década de ofensiva militar contra los rebeldes y los cárteles de la cocaína le ha permitido a Colombia reducir notablemente su mala imagen mundial de la violencia y la delincuencia.

"El regreso de Colombia", fue el titular de Time en su última edición con una fotografía en blanco y negro de Santos. Al lado de la imagen se lee como el país se convirtió en un importante actor emergente global en menos de una década.

No obstante, los titulares de las noticias del fin de semana no fueron agradables para Colombia como país anfitrión de la VI Cumbre de las Américas que reunió a más de 30 mandatarios del hemisferio.


"Lo único que ha salido en los medios sobre la cumbre es el escándalo de los gringos con las prostitutas en Cartagena. !Qué vergüenza!", dijo a Reuters un diplomático colombiano basado en Europa, que pidió no ser identificado.

Los jefes de Estado comenzaron el sábado a discutir importantes temas como integración, lucha contra la pobreza, el proteccionismo comercial, Cuba y la guerra contra las drogas.

"Nunca pensé que hubiera muchas esperanzas de que la agenda de la cumbre se hiciera realidad. Pero se convirtió más en un show mediático y de farándula que en una reunión política de presidentes", sostuvo Gaviria.

Habitantes de Cartagena dijeron que los estadounidenses estuvieron en un prostíbulo en las afueras de Cartagena antes de llevar mujeres a un lujoso hotel frente al mar, cercano al asignado a Obama y a la mayor parte de su comitiva, un día antes de que el mandatario estadounidense llegara.

La prostitución es legal en "zonas de tolerancia" en Colombia,aunque también es ampliamente practicada fuera de dichas áreas sin sanción.

Incluso los turistas se quejaron de que se siga proyectando al mundo una imagen distorsionada de Colombia, después de las mejoras de seguridad y el crecimiento de la economía impulsada por una vigorosa inversión extranjera en sectores como el petrolero y el minero.

"Es bochornoso y lamentable que lo más destacado de la cumbre sea el escándalo de las prostitutas y no los temas de fondo, las cosas serias", dijo María Fernanda Martínez, una administradora de 35 años que viajó desde el interior de Colombia a pasar unos días de vacaciones.

anti-Republicon 5 years 26 weeks ago

THISAA............................You just confirmed scriber 1's observation of the "Fright Wing Hack's" who are attempting to smear Obama by creating false scandals over trivial bullshit, most of which is manufactured.

What a pitiful list. Surely you can do better!

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express 5 years 26 weeks ago

I never thought that I'd be supporting THISAA but in this case, yes. Obama's broken promises highlight Obama's failures, his hypocrisy and his incompetence. Any list of his supposed accomplishments are usually not Obama's but rather acomplishments of Congress, often with little or no input from Obama. In those few instances when he did join the fight it was already too late, most notably in the health care debate. Keep in mind that the list that follows catalogs promises MADE and NOT KEPT. It was compiled by the Pulitzer Award winning Politifact.com. Here's the list and the address of the group's web page:


Promise Broken rulings on the The Obameter

Increase the capital gains and dividends taxes for higher-income taxpayers

Increase capital gains and dividends taxes from 15 to 20 percent for those making more than $250,000 (couples) or $200,000 (single)>> More

Expand the child and dependent care credit

Expand and make refundable the child and dependent care credit.>> More

Create a foreclosure prevention fund for homeowners

Create a $10 billion fund to help homeowners refinance or sell their homes. "The Fund will not help speculators, people who bought vacation homes or people who falsely represented their incomes.">> More

Require automatic enrollment in 401(k) plans

Automatic enrollment in 401(k) plans for workers whose employers offer retirement plans.>> More

Require automatic enrollment in IRA plans

Require employers who do not offer retirement plans to offer their workers access to automatic IRAs and contribute via payroll deduction.>> More

End income tax for seniors making less than $50,000

"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.">> More

End no-bid contracts above $25,000

"Will ensure that federal contracts over $25,000 are competitively bid.">> More

Repeal the Bush tax cuts for higher incomes

Repeal the Bush tax cuts for those making more than $250,000 (couples) or $200,000 (single)>> More

Phase out exemptions and deductions for higher earners

Restore the phaseouts of personal exemptions and itemized deductions for those making more than $250,000 (couples) or $200,000 (single), with threshholds indexed for inflation.>> More

Sign the Employee Free Choice Act, making it easier for workers to unionize

"Obama is a cosponsor and strong advocate of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), a bipartisan effort to make the unionization process more transparent and increase penalties on companies that violate employee rights. He will sign EFCA into law as president.">> More

Forbid companies in bankruptcy from giving executives bonuses

"Protect the jobs and benefits of workers and retirees when corporations file for bankruptcy by telling companies that they cannot issue bonuses for executives during bankruptcy while their workers watch their pensions disappear.">> More

Allow workers to claim more in unpaid wages and benefits in bankruptcy court

"Increase the amount of unpaid wages and benefits workers can claim in bankruptcy court against their employer.">> More

Allow imported prescription drugs

"Allow Americans to buy their medicines from other developed countries if the drugs are safe and prices are lower outside the U.S.">> More

Prevent drug companies from blocking generic drugs

"Prevent drug companies from blocking generic drugs from consumers.">> More

Appoint federal-level coordinator to oversee all federal autism efforts

"They will appoint a Federal ASD Coordinator to oversee federal ASD research and federal efforts to improve awareness of ASD and improve the training of medical professionals to identify and treat ASD. By establishing one top-level point person to coordinate ASD efforts in the White House, they will ensure that ASD receives the recognition and priority it deserves in the federal government. The Federal ASD Coordinator will also be tasked with eliminating bureaucratic obstacles that may be delaying implementation of important ASD measures and ensuring that all federal ASD dollars are being spent in a manner that prioritizes results. The Coordinator will work with state task forces on ASD to ensure effective communication and collaboration among federal, state, and local agencies.">> More

Double federal funding for cancer research

"Will double federal funding for cancer research within 5 years, focusing on NIH (National Institutes of Health) and NCI (National Cancer Institute).">> More

Direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a comprehensive study of federal cancer initiatives

"As president, Barack Obama will immediately direct his Secretary of Health and Human Services, in collaboration with agency officials, academic researchers, cancer survivors and advocates for people with cancer, and state public health officials, to comprehensively examine the various cancer-related efforts of federal agencies, and provide recommendations to eliminate barriers to effective coordination across federal agencies and between the federal government and other stakeholders.">> More

Provide the CDC $50 million in new funding to determine the most effective approaches for cancer patient care

"Will provide the CDC $50 million in new funding to determine the most effective approaches that assist not only navigation of cancer patients through diagnosis and treatment processes, but also provide easy-to-understand information on the necessary follow-up steps to ensure continued lifelong health.">> More

Fully fund the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

"Barack Obama has been a strong and consistent advocate for fully funding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Congress promised to shoulder 40 percent of each state's "excess cost" of educating children with disabilities, but it has never lived up to this obligation. Currently, the federal government provides less than half of the promised funding (17 percent).">> More

Create a National Commission on People with Disabilities, Employment, and Social Security

Create a national commission charged with "examining and proposing solutions to work disincentives in the SSDI, SSI, Medicare, and Medicaid," among other things.>> More

Change federal rules so small businesses owned by people with disabilities can get preferential treatment for federal contracts.

"Barack Obama and Joe Biden would direct the Small Business Administration to amend regulations under the Small Business Act that provide preferences in federal contracting to small businesses owned by members of socially and economically disadvantaged groups to include individuals with disabilities.">> More

Reduce the threshhold for the Family and Medical Leave Act from companies with 50 employees to companies with 25 employees

"The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides eligible employees of larger employers (i.e., 50 or more employees) with 12 weeks of unpaid leave to care for a family member's or their own serious health condition. Barack Obama and Joe Biden will guarantee that millions more workers have access to FMLA leave by reducing the threshold for which employers are covered from companies with 50 or more employees to those with 25 or more.">> More

Provide a $1.5 billion fund to help states launch programs for paid family and medical leave

"As president, Barack Obama and Joe Biden will initiate a 50-state strategy to encourage all of the states to adopt paid-leave systems (as part of the Family and Medical Leave Act). Barack Obama and Joe Biden will provide a $1.5 billion fund to assist states with start-up costs and to help states offset the costs for employees and employers. Obama's Department of Labor will also provide technical information to the states on how to craft paid-leave programs consistent with their local needs.">> More

Require employers to provide seven paid sick days per year

"Require that employers provide seven paid sick days per year – which may be taken on an hourly basis – so that Americans with disabilities can take the time off they need without fear of losing their jobs or a paycheck.">> More

Expand the Family Medical Leave Act to include leave for domestic violence or sexual assault

"Expand the purposes for which leave can be taken under the Family Medical Leave Act to include reasons related to domestic violence or sexual assault.">> More

Form international group to help Iraq refugees

"Will form an international working group to address" the problem of "more than five million Iraqis (who) are refugees or are displaced inside their own country.">> More

Work with Russia to move nuclear weapons off hair-trigger alert

"The United States and Russia have thousands of nuclear weapons on hair-trigger alert. Barack Obama believes that we should take our nuclear weapons off hair-trigger alert -- something that George W. Bush promised to do when he was campaigning for president in 2000. Maintaining this Cold War stance today is unnecessary and increases the risk of an accidental or unauthorized nuclear launch. As president, Obama will work with Russia to find common ground and bring significantly more weapons off hair-trigger alert.">> More

Close the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center

"As president, Barack Obama will close the detention facility at Guantanamo.">> More

Develop an alternative to President Bush's Military Commissions Act on handling detainees

"He will reject the Military Commissions Act, which allowed the U.S. to circumvent Geneva Conventions in the handling of detainees. He will develop a fair and thorough process based on the Uniform Code of Military Justice to distinguish between those prisoners who should be prosecuted for their crimes, those who can't be prosecuted but who can be held in a manner consistent with the laws of war, and those who should be released or transferred to their home countries.">> More

Secure ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT)

"The United States has maintained a moratorium on testing since 1992. It signed the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) in 1996, but it has not been ratified yet. Since the U.S. Senate last considered the treaty in 1999, significant progress has been made in our verification capability to detect nuclear explosions, even at extremely low yields, and to ensure confidence in the reliability of our nuclear stockpile without nuclear testing.">> More

Seek to negotiate a political agreement on Cyprus

"As president, Barack Obama will show U.S. leadership in seeking to negotiate a political settlement on Cyprus. He believes strongly that Cyprus should remain a single, sovereign country in which each of the two communities on the island is able to exercise substantial political authority within a bi-zonal, bi-communal federation.">> More

Reinstate special envoy for the Americas

"In the past, American presidents have filled the position of special envoy to bring senior-level attention to hemispheric matters that might otherwise get buried in the normal diplomatic process. Unfortunately, the position was eliminated after the post was vacated in June of 2004. As president Barack Obama will reinstate the position.">> More

Double the Peace Corps

"Barack Obama will double the Peace Corps to 16,000 by its 50th anniversary in 2011 and push Congress to fully fund this expansion, with a focus on Latin America and the Caribbean.">> More

Create a public "Contracts and Influence" database

"Will create a 'contracts and influence' database that will disclose how much federal contractors spend on lobbying, and what contracts they are getting and how well they complete them.">> More

Allow five days of public comment before signing bills

To reduce bills rushed through Congress and to the president before the public has the opportunity to review them, Obama "will not sign any non-emergency bill without giving the American public an opportunity to review and comment on the White House website for five days.">> More

Tougher rules against revolving door for lobbyists and former officials

"No political appointees in an Obama-Biden administration will be permitted to work on regulations or contracts directly and substantially related to their prior employer for two years. And no political appointee will be able to lobby the executive branch after leaving government service during the remainder of the administration.">> More

Double funding for afterschool programs

"Will double funding for the main federal support for afterschool programs, the 21st Century Learning Centers program, to serve one million more children.">> More

Expand the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to include sexual orientation and gender identity

Will "place the weight of (his) administration behind...a fully inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act to outlaw workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.">> More

Urge states to treat same-sex couples with full equality in their family and adoption laws

As president, "will use the bully pulpit to urge states to treat same-sex couples with full equality in their family and adoption laws.">> More

Allow bankruptcy judges to modify terms of a home mortgage

Will repeal provisions of the Chapter 13 law that prohibit bankruptcy judges from modifying the original terms of home mortgages for ordinary families -- regardless of whether the loan was predatory or unfair or is otherwise unaffordable -- "so that ordinary families can also get relief that bankruptcy laws were intended to provide.">> More

Increase the minimum wage to $9.50 an hour

"Will further raise the minimum wage to $9.50 an hour by 2011, index it to inflation and increase the Earned Income Tax Credit to make sure that full-time workers can earn a living wage that allows them to raise their families and pay for basic needs such as food, transportation, and housing.">> More

Restore Superfund program so that polluters pay for clean-ups

"Will restore the strength of the Superfund program by requiring polluters to pay for the cleanup of contaminated sites they created.">> More

Re-establish the National Aeronautics and Space Council

Will re-establish an organizational authority in the federal government with a sufficiently broad mandate to oversee a comprehensive and integrated strategy and policy dealing with all aspects of the government's space-related programs, including those being managed by NASA, the Department of Defense, the National Reconnaissance Office, the Commerce Department, the Transportation Department, and other federal agencies. This Council reporting to the president "will oversee and coordinate civilian, military, commercial and national security space activities. It will solicit public participation, engage the international community, and work toward a 21st century vision of space that constantly pushes the envelope on new technologies as it pursues a balanced national portfolio that expands our reach into the heavens and improves life here on Earth.">> More

Support human mission to moon by 2020

Will "endorse the goal of sending human missions to the Moon by 2020, as a precursor in an orderly progression to missions to more distant destinations, including Mars.">> More

Pay for the national service plan without increasing the deficit

"Will maintain fiscal responsibility and prevent any increase in the deficit by offsetting cuts and revenue sources in other parts of the government (to pay for a national service plan that will cost about $3.5 billion per year when it is fully implemented). This plan will be paid for in part by cancelling tax provisions that would otherwise help multinational corporations pay less in U.S. taxes starting in 2008 by reallocating tax deductions for interest expenses between income earned in the U.S. and income earned abroad. The rest of the plan will be funded using a small portion of the savings associated with ending the war in Iraq.">> More

Reduce the number of middle managers in the federal workforce

"Barack Obama will thin the ranks of Washington middle managers, freeing up resources both for deficit reduction and for increasing the number of frontline workers.">> More

Strengthen the Age Discrimination in Employment Act

"Obama will fight job discrimination for aging employees by strengthening the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and empowering the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to prevent all forms of discrimination.">> More

Limit term of director of national intelligence

"Will insulate the Director of National Intelligence from political pressure by giving the DNI a fixed term, like the Chairman of the Federal Reserve. Obama and Biden will seek consistency and integrity at the top of our intelligence community -- not just a political ally.">> More

Give annual "State of the World" address

"I'll give an annual 'State of the World' address to the American people in which I lay out our national security policy.">> More

Reduce earmarks to 1994 levels

"Barack Obama is committed to returning earmarks to less than $7.8 billion a year, the level they were at before 1994.">> More

Enact windfall profits tax for oil companies

"Will require oil companies to take a reasonable share of their record-breaking windfall profits and use it to provide direct relief worth $500 for an individual and $1,000 for a married couple. The relief would be delivered as quickly as possible to help families cope with the rising price of gasoline, food and other necessities. The rebates would be fully paid for with five years of a windfall profits tax on record oil company profits.">> More

Create cap and trade system with interim goals to reduce global warming

"Will set a hard cap on all carbon emissions at a level that scientists say is necessary to curb global warming - an 80% reduction by 2050. To ensure this isn't just talk, I will also commit to interim targets toward this goal in 2020, 2030, and 2040. These reductions will start immediately, and we'll continue to follow the recommendations of top scientists to ensure that our targets are strong enough to meet the challenge we face.">> More

Use revenue from cap and trade to support clean energy and environmental restoration

"A small portion of the receipts generated by auctioning [cap and trade] allowances ($15 billion per year) will be used to support the development of clean energy, invest in energy efficiency improvements, and help develop the next generation of biofuels and clean energy vehicles – measures that will help the economy and help meet the emissions reduction targets. It will also be used to provide new funding to state and federal land and wildlife managers to restore habitat, create wildlife migration corridors, and assist fish and wildlife to adapt to the effects of a warming climate. All remaining receipts will be used for rebates and other transition relief to ensure that families and communities are not adversely impacted by the transition to a new energy, low carbon economy.">> More

Require plug-in fleet at the White House

"Within one year of becoming President, the entire White House fleet will be converted to plug-ins as security permits.">> More

Require more flex-fuel cars for the federal government

"Government should lead the way here. I showed up at this event in a government vehicle that does not have a flexible-fuel tank. When I'm president, I will make sure that every vehicle purchased by the federal government does.">> More

Mandate flexible fuel vehicles by 2012

"Will work with Congress and auto companies to ensure that all new vehicles have flexible fuel (FFV) capability . . . by the end of his first term in office.">> More

Provide an annual report on "state of our energy future"

"I will report to the American people every year on the State of our Energy Future.">> More

Allow penalty-free hardship withdrawals from retirement accounts in 2008 and 2009

"Obama and Biden are calling for legislation that would allow withdrawals of 15% up to $10,000 from retirement accounts without penalty (although subject to the normal taxes). This would apply to withdrawals in 2008 (including retroactively) and 2009.">> More

Recognize the Armenian genocide

"Two years ago, I criticized the Secretary of State for the firing of U.S. Ambassador to Armenia, John Evans, after he properly used the term 'genocide' to describe Turkey's slaughter of thousands of Armenians starting in 1915. … as President I will recognize the Armenian Genocide.">> More

No family making less than $250,000 will see "any form of tax increase."

"I can make a firm pledge. 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.">> More

Negotiate health care reform in public sessions televised on C-SPAN

To achieve health care reform, "I'm going to have all the negotiations around a big table. We'll have doctors and nurses and hospital administrators. Insurance companies, drug companies -- they'll get a seat at the table, they just won't be able to buy every chair. But what we will do is, we'll have the negotiations televised on C-SPAN, so that people can see who is making arguments on behalf of their constituents, and who are making arguments on behalf of the drug companies or the insurance companies. And so, that approach, I think is what is going to allow people to stay involved in this process.">> More

Create a public option health plan for a new National Health Insurance Exchange.

"The exchange will require that all the plans offered are at least as generous as the new public plan and meet the same standards for quality and efficiency.">> More

Introduce a comprehensive immigration bill in the first year

"I cannot guarantee that it is going to be in the first 100 days. But what I can guarantee is that we will have in the first year an immigration bill that I strongly support and that I'm promoting. And I want to move that forward as quickly as possible.">> More

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anti-Republicon 5 years 26 weeks ago


Now that's what I call a legitimate list of grievances!

However, the vast majority of the items on the list are opposed by the right. This explains the absence of any of them on THISAA's list.

Alberto Ceras 5 years 26 weeks ago

The only hope might be a write in campaign for someone like Elizabeth Warren. But I've no idea if that would even be allowed.

I can't see how anyone, after reading this list of broken promises, and after scrutinizing his record, could vote for Obama.

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THISAA 5 years 26 weeks ago

So now we are arguing over whose list of failures of this bozo is the most correct. Everyone should understand that you can't pick up a turd by the clean end. Vote "no" for president.

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scriber1 5 years 26 weeks ago

THISSA, you have started with the Birther non-issue. really? Really? REALLY. I just have nothing to say in response except this is so not an issue. Really??????

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THISAA 5 years 26 weeks ago
Quote scriber1:

THISSA, you have started with the Birther non-issue. really? Really? REALLY. I just have nothing to say in response except this is so not an issue. Really??????

How do you "really" feel?

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scriber1 5 years 26 weeks ago

I really feel quite well thank you. Really.

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express 5 years 26 weeks ago

Absolutely. You can't pick it up by the middle either.

Alberto Ceras 5 years 26 weeks ago

Are you saying, express, that Obama's a man of the middle? He seems more the dirty right end to me. The Dems ought to pull his membership card. Enough of his charade. But then maybe I'm wrong and he really does represent today's Democratic party. If that's the case god help us all.

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