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Obama: Can’t Stop Lying, or Quit Smoking

Liberals are growing increasingly nervous – and some just flat-out angry – that President-elect Barack Obama seems to be stiffing them on Cabinet jobs and policy choices.

Obama has reversed pledges to immediately repeal tax cuts for the wealthy and take on Big Oil. He’s hedged his call for a quick drawdown in Iraq. And he’s stocking his White House with anything but stalwarts of the left.

Now some are shedding a reluctance to puncture the liberal euphoria at being rid of President George W. Bush to say, in effect, that the new boss looks like the old boss.

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This isn’t the first liberal letdown over Obama, who promptly angered the left after winning the Democratic primary by announcing he backed a compromise that would allow warrantless wiretapping on U.S. soil to continue.


I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: democracy sucks. Maybe 1% of the population has the focus and interest to make meaningful political decisions.

Everyone else just acts emotionally. “We hate George Bush, so we’ll elect the anti-Bush, and that’ll send a message.”

But Obama is a politician, which means his goal isn’t to have pure liberal dogma. It’s to get elected and stay popular, however he has to. He’s not Che Guevara — more like Paris Hilton.

And now the delusional disaffected underachievers and arrested development cases are learning again about the difference between promises/appearance and reality/effects. Luckily for our leaders, they’ll forget in two weeks when they move on to something else.

Noting that the White House was a no-smoking zone, Brokaw asked Obama, “Have you stopped smoking?”

“I have,” Obama replied, smiling broadly. “What I said was that there are times where I have fallen off the wagon.”

“Wait a minute,” Brokaw interjected, “that means you haven’t stopped.”

“Fair enough,” Obama said. “What I would say is that I have done a terrific job under the circumstances of making myself much healthier. You will not see any violations of these rules in the White House.”

Obama was often observed on the presidential campaign trail chewing Nicorette gum, which helps ease the craving for nicotine. He has tried several times to quit.


This guy is a joke. He’s completely evasive.


…and then you get vacillation about the definition of “smoking.”


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