Should we take him at his word?

Thursday our president said, “I don’t bluff.” later on that same day at one of four fund raisers held in Wall Street he said this: “But I promised you, but I promised you, I promised you back then that I would always tell you what I believe. I would always tell you where I stood.”

There is good reason to believe Obummer on this, at least in some areas. For instance,

He promised to bankrupt anyone who dared to build a new coal-powered energy plant (San Francisco, January, 2008)

His soon-to-be Energy Secretary, Steven Chu, promised to raise gasoline prices to European levels. (September, 2008, interview with the WSJ)

He vowed to ” ‘invest’ $15 billion a year in alternative energy projects and create 5 million new ‘green jobs’ “. The money was spent (the jobs creation part evaporated,but let’s blame Bush for that).

He promised “one million electric cars on our roads by 2015.”

He promised to repeal the Bush era tax cuts (2008 campaign).

Obama hasn’t lived up to his word, yet, on many of these threats but he seems to be gearing up to run for another four years in office when, without the threat of an election defeat that would toss him from office (and wouldn’t the Chief Vacationer be pissed off at that!), he’ll be free to try again. I believe him.

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  1. Balzac

    The Obama campaign hits out personally at the Koch brothers: “Cynical… emphasis on rolling back environmental protections and blocking a clean energy economy appears to be nothing more than an effort to promote the corporate interests of your employers and others who lavishly, and secretly, fund its operations. …Koch Industries has enriched itself by keeping oil off the market, storing it in offshore tankers and waiting to cash in when the cost of oil rises. The Koch brothers have also been vocal critics of the administration’s investments in clean energy alternatives. Our energy strategy cannot be set by what’s best for the pocketbooks of politically-connected oil and gas executives.”
    But on the topic of Sandra Fluke, Georgetown Law activist for subsidized birth control: Obama, said Jay Carney, Press Secretary, felt that, “the kinds of personal attacks that have been directed her way have been inappropriate. The fact that our political discourse has been debased in many ways is bad enough,” he added. “It’s even worse when it is directed at a private citizen who is simply expressing her views about public policy.”

    No liberal hypocrisy there……….