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January 7, 2010

The Silly Things They Say On The Campaign Trail

Filed under: Sick and Tired — Trever Bierschbach @ 8:43 am
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So we have grown used to hearing campaign promises over the years, and we have grown used to them being broken over and over again.  Sad thing this time around is so many people who voted for the President actually believed what he said.  They thought they were voting for change from politics as usual.  They thought they were voting for a ‘fundamental transformation’ of America, but the voter’s idea of transformation seems to be completely different from the President’s idea of transformation.  We were promised so much and one by one those promises are being shot out of the water.  The saddest part is when people look around and realize they have been lied to, their representatives just laugh at their naiveté.

Candidate Obama promised, on several occasions, that legislative decisions would be open to the public, shown on C-Span even.  One great video, full of more broken promises than you can shake a stick at here.  Let us comment?  Really?  Well, I guess they did, but if your comments don’t meet their ideology then you get called names.  Allowing us to have an impact, our comments weighed before decisions made?  Really?  Is that like the majority of Americans don’t want their health care bill but they are doing it anyway?  Here is another one that says it all about this particular broken promise.

Candidate Obama promised, on several occasions, that taxes wouldn’t be raised on the middle class.  Here.  This one is great, cause he says he will increase capital gains tax (directly opposite of what he said in the first one) and not because it will help the economy but to make our tax system fair.  Watch out for that word fair, who determines fair?  What is fair?  Who in their right mind things our tax system is even close to fair?  He wants to make it more progressive than it already it, and that is not fair.  A fair tax system would be one where everyone pays the same percentage, low, middle, upper class, business, homeowner, everyone.  So he promised no new taxes on the middle class, not even capital gains, oh but capital gains, that one will go up.  Also, in the health care bill, taxes on just about everything is going up, for everyone, including the middle class.

We could go on and on like this all day, and I know what you are saying “All politicians do this”, we will get to that.  First I want to show you the arrogant response that we get when we start to question these broken promises.  She thinks it’s funny that people would even ask that, like we should know that we were lied to.

So, “All politicians do this”.  Yes they do, and they will keep doing it until we hold them accountable.  We need to start letting our politicians realize we can’t be bought like they can.  We need to start demanding that they tell us the truth, even when they are trying to get elected.  If we stop letting it slide, and start holding their feet to the fire for this then maybe things will change.  Perhaps a candidate will stop saying “I will” and start saying “I will try”.  Oh sure, I bet they have advisers that tell them the American people want a resolute candidate, someone who knows what he is going to do, and is determined to do it.  You know what I would rather have?  One with honest intentions, and the honor to tell me that he knows he can’t do everything he wants to do in office, and the integrity to admit it to everyone.



  1. I cannot believe this is true!

    Comment by ρουλέτα που κερδίζει — January 10, 2010 @ 11:55 am | Reply

  2. Hey, ok, I get it, I guess – but does this really work?

    Comment by tricks — January 10, 2010 @ 7:31 pm | Reply

  3. Sorry, but neither of your posts make sense, could you please explain further?

    Comment by disgruntledpatriot — January 10, 2010 @ 10:46 pm | Reply

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