Obama's trail of broken promises

Ed Lasky
In Barack Obama's 60 Minutes interview to run tomorrow (how many of these free campaign ads has he had to date?) he responds to a question posed to him by Steve Kroft by answering that he "didn't overpromise."

How about this whopper from his speech on winning the Democratic nomination to be President?

Because if we are willing to work for it, and fight for it, and believe in it, then I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal;

Of course, this was just one of the more obvious and megalomaniac promises that have been broken.

There are pages more of his broken promises. In 2008, he also promised to cut the deficit and debt accumulation that he blamed on George Bush and repeated the promise in 2009; promised unprecedented levels of transparency and openness; that he would shun lobbyists as playing a role in formulating policy or having positions in his administration; and the list goes on and on. Here are some more broken promises or, in other words, examples of overpromising.

But he claims he did not overpromise.

I give him a pass on the promise of lower unemployment if the stimulus measure passed; that was promised by others in his administration.

 

In Barack Obama's 60 Minutes interview to run tomorrow (how many of these free campaign ads has he had to date?) he responds to a question posed to him by Steve Kroft by answering that he "didn't overpromise."

How about this whopper from his speech on winning the Democratic nomination to be President?

Because if we are willing to work for it, and fight for it, and believe in it, then I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal;

Of course, this was just one of the more obvious and megalomaniac promises that have been broken.

There are pages more of his broken promises. In 2008, he also promised to cut the deficit and debt accumulation that he blamed on George Bush and repeated the promise in 2009; promised unprecedented levels of transparency and openness; that he would shun lobbyists as playing a role in formulating policy or having positions in his administration; and the list goes on and on. Here are some more broken promises or, in other words, examples of overpromising.

But he claims he did not overpromise.

I give him a pass on the promise of lower unemployment if the stimulus measure passed; that was promised by others in his administration.