The Broken Promises of Barack Obama

With exactly three weeks to go until Election Day, there is more than enough evidence to decide who should be elected President on November 6th. The last four years have been choc-full of controversy, decisions and rhetoric like this nation has never seen before. With the new addition of the Libya cover-up, the fact that the race remains as close as it has is a great mystery. However, one key factor regarding whether or not to re-elect an incumbent often comes down to this: what did they say they would do as President and did they accomplish it? Well…this list speaks for itself.

The Obama Promise
Close Guantanamo Bay

The Result
Guantanamo Bay is still open for business. In 2008, President Obama ran against the War on Terror and its techniques, shilling directly to his anti-war base. As president, he has sent in drones to kill suspected terrorists without question. He argued that he would end waterboarding, calling it inhumane, yet he now has a “kill list” and uses deadly force instead. He and Eric Holder sought to bring top-level terrorists, including the mastermind of the September 11th attacks, to New York City for civilian trials, receiving the same rights as American citizens. After massive public outcry spread across the nation, those plans were scrapped. Senator and candidate Obama did not understand the world of terrorism, and still does not (see Libya, Muslim Brotherhood, Iran, Syria, etc), but when he put on his President pants, he realized all that he argued against is a necessary part of our national security.

The Obama Promise
Be The Most Transparent Administration In History

The Result
This administration has been the opposite of what was promised. Starting with the healthcare debate, President Obama said the Congressional hearings on the bill would be televised for all to see. That never happened. He promised that the bill would be available online at least five days before it was to be voted on. Again, that didn’t happen. Not even the Democrats voting on Obamacare knew what the bill contained, but passed it anyways. President Obama used executive privilege to prevent documents regarding the Fast & Furious gun-running program from being available for investigation. Now the events in Libya are being covered up, with facts being withheld from the public and blame laid upon an obvious lie. Not even the mother of Sean Smith, one of the American’s killed in the Libya attack, can get answers from the Administration ( The most transparent part of the Obama administration has been the lack of transparency.

The Obama Promise
Cut The Deficit In Half

The Result
Obama said President George W. Bush was unpatriotic for adding $4 trillion to the national debt over his eight-year presidency, which included September 11th and two wars. President Obama has added nearly $6 trillion to the national debt in less than four years – the most rapid increase in debt in U.S. history. Since President Obama’s plan for the next four years is the same as the first four years, it is easy to see that another $6 trillion-plus would be added during a second term.

The Obama Promise
Would Fix The Economy

The Result
Nearly half a million jobs have been lost since President Obama was inaugurated in January 2009. Unemployment remained over 8% until last month (read the real truth about the unemployment numbers here: ). Also take into account that over 20,000,000 workers are either underemployed or have given up looking altogether. Things have not improved. Over 46,000,000 Americans are now on food stamps – an all-time record – and up from 31,000,000 in 2008. Early on, President Obama said if the economy was not turned around during his first four years in office, it would be a “one-term proposition.”

The Obama Promise
Would Not Raise Taxes On The Middle Class

The Result
“I can make a firm pledge: Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.” That was a promise from President Obama, directly affirming that no taxes would be raised on his watch. Well, guess what, another broken promise. On September 19, the Congressional Budget Office released a report showing that 6,000,000 people would be subjected to the Obamacare Tax. The majority of those 6,000,000 individuals are members of the middle class. One additional fact to remember about Obamacare is that 30,000,000 will still be left uninsured even after the law goes into full effect. Taxes on the middle class will continue to rise as Obamacare continues to be implemented piece by piece.

The Obama Promise
Obamacare Would Bring Down Insurance Premiums $2500

The Result
Insurance premiums have increased an average of $2500 per family – and Obamacare hasn’t even been fully implemented yet. Employers across the country are informing their employees of the rising costs they’ll be met with at the start of 2013. Not only will employees be paying more; so will the businesses that employ them. This will cause the loss of jobs, as businesses will not be able to afford the rapid increases of providing benefits. If they choose not to cut jobs, they will instead drop coverage for the employees, leaving it to the individuals to take on the cost of their own personal insurance and that of their families. As Obamacare is implemented over the coming years, the prices will continue to rise. This will cause the desired result: create additional dependency on the government.

The Obama Promise
Would Create 5,000,000 New Energy Jobs

The Result
Instead of creating energy jobs, President Obama decided to throw $535 million taxpayer dollars at failed energy company Solyndra, who went bankrupt, and with it, lost every last penny of our money. They are one of several known green-energy companies who have filed for bankruptcy after receiving tax-funded loans. Many of these companies were also run by major donors to the Obama campaign. GM put millions of tax-payer dollars into producing the electric-powered Chevy Volts, which cost more to build than they are able to sell them for. Obama sent millions of dollars to Brazil for their own oil exploration, but continues to ban oil drilling on all U.S. coastlines and refused the Keystone Pipeline. This has been an anti-energy administration, refusing to use our own natural resources at-hand and instead fund failed attempts at green energy. Gas prices have doubled since Obama took office and will continue to rise if we do not take advantage of the plethora of resources on our own soil.

Add to the list his promises to lift 2,000,000 Americans out of poverty and that the nearly one trillion-dollar stimulus would keep unemployment under 8%.

Put all of them together and what do you get?

A one-term proposition.


About theruminatingconservative

Politics is my absolute passion - bordering on obsession...alright, fine, it's an obsession. For years, I have made a study of all aspects of the political world - both sides of the aisle - on a mission to accumulate a mountain of facts and evidence to show why both sides just can’t be right. We live in a time where too many are too afraid, too under-informed or just too lazy to stand up for their beliefs. That time needs to end. Fantasies, half-truths, lies, emotionally-driven rhetoric and political correctness all stop here. This is education by facts, intelligent debate and gaining an understanding of what is truly at stake each and every day in the greatest nation this planet has ever witnessed. Come with me... This is The ARC.
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