Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Hypocrisy in the Age of Obama

Only 2 and a half weeks in office, Obama has already proved what a fraud and lying hypocrite he is. As Charles Krauthammer shows in the exceptional article, Crisis, Catastrophe: Are These Words of Hope?, his words 2 or 3 weeks ago don't matter at all today.

When he was elected he proclaimed that "we have chosen hope over fear". 2 weeks later he said that "a failure to act, and act now, will turn crisis into a catastrophe". So it's hope over fear, until you need fear to pass an abominable bill.

Also he promised to get lobbyists out of the administration. Not even a week later, he started filling his cabinet positions with former lobbyists. You'd think tax cheats are the biggest group in his cabinet, but it's not true. Lobbyists are.

As for Tom Daschle, the reason he withdrew and Tim Geithner didn't is because he didn't want his income to be investigated. The money he didn't pay taxes on, about $1 million/year, was from a Washington law firm. But he is neither a lawyer, not a register lobbyists. As Mr. Krauthammer says, "you don't get paid this kind of money to instruct partners on the Senate markup process. You get it for picking up the phone and peddling influence."

1 comment:

  1. Never let Rachel see this post! HIDE it Chris! My lips are zipped on politics, quick, change the subject...

    YES, kainoa is getting HUGE!
    Hope all is good with you :)