Sunday, March 08, 2009

Earmarks. Obama talks a game, but fails to man up when it counts.

Obama talks about fiscal responsibility, but this says it best.
From the Washington Times

President Obama, who repeatedly criticized earmarks while campaigning last year, is supposedly not happy with the 9,000 projects individual legislators tacked onto the $410 billion spending bill, but his boss will sign the bill anyway, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel says.

When it comes to spending, meet the new boss, even worse than the old boss.


bluzie said...

I totally agree with you!
Several years ago, (2000, I think) some Pinckney people changed the look of the Pinckney Pirate to look less menacing, I thought that too was ridiculous! They were successful, the Pirate now has a bit softer look.
I will never understand why this is so important to some people.

Red Or Dead said...

Flashback: 2006 Poll Showed Most Democrats Wanted Bush to Fail
An August 2006 poll conducted by FOX News/Opinion Dynamics showed 51 percent of Democrats did not want Bush to succeed.

Rush Limbaugh took a lot of heat for saying he wants President Obama to fail -- but a lot of Democrats felt the same way about former President George W. Bush during his second term.

An August 2006 poll conducted by FOX News/Opinion Dynamics showed 51 percent of Democrats did not want Bush to succeed. Thirty-four percent of independents also did not want Bush to succeed.

By comparison, 90 percent of Republicans said at the time that they wanted Bush to succeed, and 40 percent of Democrats said the same.

Conservative radio talk show host Limbaugh says he doesn't want the economy to fail -- just Obama's policies. But his comments last month at the Conservative Political Action Conference drew sharp criticism from the White House.

After CPAC, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel told CBS' "Face the Nation" that Limbaugh's stance was the "wrong philosophy for America."

Typical outraged at the other party for doing the same your own party does. Just politics as usual.

bluzie said...

I don't know why you are posting off topic, but as a Democrat I never was hoping Bush would fail nor were any of my friends.
I would never have wished for our 401K to tank and the wars to take so many of our young men and women, my friends have kids there too!
I always hoped Bush would have reworked our trade agreements that hurt our manufacturing.
In the end, we are all Americans who want the best for our country.
I never once heard a Democrat say failure was their wish for our country, have you?