Obama hypocrisy

Even CNN is pointing out the President’s hypocrisy:

Can’t embed the video for some reason, so here’s the link.

Unfortunately, we are again asking the president to explain why exactly he announced, with great fanfare, new ethics rules if he had no intention of abiding by them.

The Obama administration is yet again asking for a waiver to its very own rules about hiring lobbyists.

This time, it is the new treasury secretary, Tim Geithner. He wants a former lobbyist for Goldman Sachs to be his top aide at the Treasury Department.

My view is simple: Mr. President, if you want to hire former lobbyists because you think they are the best people to do the job, then hire former lobbyists. Just don’t hold a big news conference first to tell us how your administration is going to be so different from previous administrations in that you won’t be hiring lobbyists.

Don’t make your disdain for lobbyists and your pledges that they won’t wield influence in your administration a centerpiece of your campaign.

It’s the hypocrisy and the double-talk that makes so many of us so cynical.

Do what you think is best for the country. Just be straight with us about how you’re going to do it.

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11 Responses to “Obama hypocrisy”

  1. Suprieta says:

    Wow, it is hard to hear of these types of things. I am a big supporter of Obama and have a lot of faith in his words. I believe that he wants to do the right thing. But, I think sometimes he is too ambitious up front without really knowing what the ramifications of his words are and how the things he vows to avoid may not prove to be completely unavoidable. But, I hope he learns quickly from his faux pas and will take the appropriate action so he does not make a habit of reneging on his ambitions in the future.

  2. Roadrunner says:

    (Mat 7:1) Judge not, that you may not be judged.
    please save your hypocritical judgment for all the republicans who have pandered to acquire “Christian” votes by claiming to be born again.Why didn’t they just say we want to kill a million innocent Iraqi’s so we can steel their oil to sustain Americas self indulgent lifestyle!

  3. casey says:

    I think you mean “steal” their oil, not “steel” it. I haven’t heard that argument in a while. And a million civilians? Wow. It’s nice to see that there are some kooks reading my blog. By the way, hypocritical was CNN’s choice of words.

    I’d also ask you to stop judging me. It’s not nice to judge, and yet you’re calling me hypocritical.

  4. Mike/Roadrunner says:

    :( Sorry for the misspelling I’m a welder not an editor I will truly be more careful next time.

    A “million civilians” see the Lancet Report.

    Kook thanks for the compliment I’m in good company. I believe the Pharisees crucified a kook.

    So you don’t agree with the article?

    In order to identify false teaching one must make a judgment, sorry.

  5. casey says:

    Oh, wait. So it’s okay for you to judge, but not for me. Isn’t that the definition of hypocrisy?

    Yes, the Lancet Report is for kooks.

  6. Mike/Roadrunner says:

    I didn’t say that, I said your being hypocritical because you don’t hold Republicans to the same standard as Democrats. I believe both parties are corrupt and hypocritical.

    That may be but if it is more fact than fiction how do you think God will judge us for ignoring the facts and not exposing the lies of an unjustified war?

  7. casey says:

    So it’s okay for me to judge, and we agree that CNN’s assessment was accurate? Why did you quote that verse, then? You couldn’t possibly be a troll, could you? As an aside, I agree with you that both parties are by and large corrupt. I do not, however, subscribe to conspiracy theories.

  8. Ash888 says:

    Here’s an article from the Anti Bush Channel discrediting the Lancet Report on Iraqi deaths: http://www.abcnews.go.com/PollingUnit/story?id=6799754&page=1

    Too bad that shock number is already burned into the minds of millions who won’t bother to dig deeper for the truth.

  9. Diane says:

    All I have to say about this article is that it could not have been told any better. Thank you for taking the time to write this one.

  10. casey says:

    Hi Diane, thanks for stopping by. I can’t actually claim credit for this, since it is a transcript of words spoken by Campbell Brown of CNN.

  11. TRS says:

    Now after only 30 days as our new President, you are proving to be a major, major disappointment!