Saturday, January 24, 2009

Keith Olbermann

I must admit when I first started to watch his show it was nice to hear something from the other side, Olbermann was the ad hoc anti Limbaugh and O'Reilly, but he lost me during the primary when he and his pal Chris Matthews displayed so much blatant sexism and venom against Hillary Clinton. I will admit upfront that I supported Obama, but only after Clinton lost to him in the primary. Now yesterday before the heat in the Oval Office could reach 72 degrees Obama broke his first promise to the American people that voted him into office, here are Obama's words.

"I am in this race to tell the corporate lobbyists that their days of setting the agenda in Washington are over," he said this in November 2007 in Des Moines, Iowa. "I have done more than any other candidate in this race to take on lobbyists and won. They have not funded my campaign, they will not run my White House, and they will not drown out the voices of the American people when I am president." You heard it right from the horses mouth, so what happens next is hard to swallow because Obama chose to appoint a defense contractor's lobbyist this Thursday to become his No. 2 official at the Defense Department.

William J. Lynn III, Obama's choice for deputy defense secretary, was senior vice president for government operations at Raytheon Co. and lobbied as recently as last June on issues including missiles, sensors and radar, advanced technology programs and intelligence funding. This after Obama has vowed that no political appointees in his administration would be permitted to work on areas that "directly and substantially related to their prior employer for two years." During his presidential campaign, Obama took pains to tell voters he wouldn't tolerate influence-peddling. Under Obama's rules, political appointees also would be precluded from lobbying the executive branch after leaving government service during the remainder of his administration. The president like every other one before him sold us a bill of goods.

Well this is obviously a very disappointing choice to me on a personal level and I have already made calls to my state senators and to one congressperson in my district, asking that they vote against, and not confirm this choice.

As for Olbermann not a word, not a pip not question, no special comment on the first contradiction to the presidents own rule, nada, nothing on his show last night about this obviously blatant lie made by the new president to America. It just goes to show you that whether they are talking heads from the left or the right they will only speak to divisiveness, and stay on point for their man no matter what, and the politicians can always count on good old American apathy to let them get away with the business as usual in Washington, old style no change tired and dishonest politics.

5 comments:

Chris Wysocki January 28, 2009 at 8:55 AM  

And then there is George Mitchell, Obama's Middle East envoy. Up until his appointment he made quite a nice living representing Dubai in all sorts of legal matters within the US. Now he's going to negotiate in good faith with the Arabs?

The Law February 2, 2009 at 9:09 PM  

Rachel Maddow called Obama on it though, as I think she should've. Extedning special coniditions for some people create a slippery slope for Obama's credibility

Joseph M. Fasciana February 3, 2009 at 12:56 AM  

It seems like a trend with Obama, where is his vetting team ? A waiver for Sec. of Treas. and now it looks like another for Daschle. All I'm saying is it's going to be more of the same. hopefully I will get to eat my words.

Simon Bar Sinister February 7, 2009 at 12:43 PM  

....and then there is the unconstitutional appointment of Hillary Clinton. Not a word from anyone in the main stream media. Not a word from any politician, Democrat or Republican.

Like 99% of all MSM people and politicians in Washington, she's a CFR member.

Joseph M. Fasciana February 8, 2009 at 6:03 PM  

why was her appointment unconstitutional?

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