"Could it also be that Obama is a typical politician who makes whatever
promises it takes to get elected, and then finds it easier to bend with the wind
afterward?"Absolutely. Just like every other politician both R
and D.But then, it wasn't me that made it sound like he was
doing something different then all the others.
JoeBlow,Could it also be that Obama is a typical politician who
makes whatever promises it takes to get elected, and then finds it easier to
bend with the wind afterward? He is not the first to do so, and certainly
won't be the last. Yes, he has been blocked by the opposition
regarding some of his promises. But I don't recall any of those promises
being made with conditional caveats based on what his opposition may or may not
do. Please keep in mind his own party had full control of Congress
(both Senate and House) during his first 2 years in office, which was ample time
to keep such promises as Guantanamo Bay, and others which didn't and still
haven't gotten done. Again, perhaps that's why keeping
this particular promise has been deemed somewhat newsworthy.
Tators,You cant keep any promise political promise when the
opposition blocks you at every turn.One example. Why did Obama not
close Guantanamo Bay?Could it be that he was blocked by the GOP?
It's interesting that even the AP finds it to be headline news that a
politician (especially Obama) actually kept one his promises.Go back and
listen to all the promises made during his first run at the presidency, compare
that list to how many were actually kept, and it's not hard to now
understand why keeping one of them is found to be headline newsworthy.
Wow . . . a politician who puts integrity and honesty ahead of partisanship. I
can't even begin to tell you how refreshing that is.One part of
me (the Democrat part) hopes that Gov. Christie does not end up being the
Republican presidential nominee in 2016, because he would be a formidable
opponent, who would attract a lot of votes from the independent middle, as well
as a significant number of disaffected Democrats. On the other hand, another
part of me hopes that he does get the nomination, because he is a good man, and
the odds of the country ending up with a good president, regardless of the
election outcome, would go up considerably.
This highlights the problem in today's politics.The "other
side" can do no right and should be blasted every step of the way.
Doesn't matter what they do. Find a way to blast them.While I
don't agree with Christie on everything, I admire him for putting politics
aside to get a job done. I would give him serious consideration if he were on
the ticket in 2016.However, this act of true governing was enough to
get him left off the CPAC speaking list.And would be used against
him in the presidential primaries. He has little chance with the far right.
Transparency, cutting the deficit, put it on C-Span, etc. etc.? Yawn.
We can make a list of broken promises.
Christy has "Buckley's Hope" of becoming the GOP nominee....and for
all you people still suffering in the wake Sandy, its no longer Obama's
fault you are suffering, Christy just absolved him! Chris Christy is the new
poster boy of the RINO Party!
Governor Christie first has to make it past the primaries. There's a
problem in that these are often dominated by the extreme wings. The Hatch /
Liljenquist primary, by being so exceptional, demonstrated this for Utah. The
moderates got prodded out to vote in a primary and the extremists saw their
person lose. Romney got through by appearing to be the sanest of the bunch (but
then forgot he wasn't pushing for the extremes anymore and lost the
hardship votes) Christie has the same issue. He's likely to be the
strongest general candidate, but has to make it past the extreme wings first to
get there. And the extremes don't like that whole 'represent the
entire spectrum of a democratic country' aspect of bipartisonship.
It's nice to see two statesmen working together--Barack Obama and Chris
We expected no less from a decent, honest President. Christie is the best
chance the GOP has at recapturing the WH because he would be their first
candidate since the Gipper to have the same qualities.