This will not go over well for the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner. According to the new book “Double Down,” in which journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann chronicle the 2012 presidential election, President Barack Obama told his aides that he’s “really good at killing people” while discussing drone strikes.
Using a practice once derided as America’s shame by leftists, the Obama administration continues to snatch suspected terrorists from foreign lands in a process known as rendition. This is even though Mr. Obama, a lawyer, used to criticize the practice in the most scathing terms. That was before he became president. -Jen Gerson
I wanted to say I am sorry. I am sorry that, as a United States senator and presidential candidate, I was critical of you about so many things I now, myself, am doing. I am sorry about saying Guantanamo would be closed immediately and it was a blight on America. It is still wide open for business. I am sorry for criticizing you and your administration for intrusions on American's privacy and invasions into personal liberties. My NSA took what you did and put it on steroids. I am sorry for criticizing the way you waged the war on terror. I have personally approved a number of drone strikes and actually have said it is OK to kill an American on foreign soil without due process. -An Imagined Letter From One President to Another, Matthew Dowd
Democrat, Hypocrisy, Liberal, Obama, Financial, Corruption
In private meetings and phone calls, Mr. Obama’s aides have made clear that the new organization will rely heavily on a small number of deep-pocketed donors, not unlike the “super PACs” whose influence on political campaigns Mr. Obama once deplored.... Giving or raising $500,000 or more puts donors on a national advisory board for Mr. Obama’s group and the privilege of attending quarterly meetings with the president, along with other meetings at the White House.
Democrat, Hypocrisy, Liberal, Obama, Character, Financial
To the dismay of many of Obama's supporters, nearly four years after the disaster, there has not been a single criminal charge filed by the federal government against any top executive of the elite financial institutions... But according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a data-gathering organization at Syracuse University, financial-fraud prosecutions by the Department of Justice are at 20-year lows.
Democrat, Hypocrisy, Liberal, Obama, Bigbrother, Terrorism
Recently two retired four-star Marine generals called on the president to veto the bill in a New York Times op-ed, deeming it “misguided and unnecessary.”
Obama, Financial, Oops
The fact that we're here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. Leadership means 'The buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America's debt limit.
Obama, one senior military official said, has allowed "things that the previous administration did not."