Saturday, January 24, 2009

President Obama and the lobbyist

CNN's Campbell Brown has an excellent commentary on how Barack Obama talked about breaking with "business as usual" by forbidding lobbyists in his administration from working in jobs related to their lobbying.

And then President Obama turns right around and wants to appoint William Lynn as deputy defense secretary even though Mr. Lynn was a "former lobbyist for a big defense contractor called Raytheon."

Ms Brown says that this "basically means they are saying, we will mostly put tough new restrictions on lobbyists, except when we won't." (Hat tip: Kevin)

I'm not sure why Ms. Brown should be so surprised. After all, President Obama won the election by breaking his promise on public financing. Like McCain, Obama publicly promised to work within the public financing rules but unlike McCain, Obama broke his promise when he found out how much more money he could make by opting out of public financing. Obama's broken promise pretty much provided him with the extra financial advantage he needed to buy the election.

When our President lies about something a huge as the election, why should we be surprised that he would break his own rules about something as comparatively insignificant as lobbyists?

We can only hope that Ms. Brown's commentary is the beginning of the media's awakening about the President they have been blindly worshiping.

3 comments:

Jason said...

MAYBE CNN will open their eye's a tad, but MSNBC worships the ground Obama walks on I don't expect them to say anything critical in awhile.

But the honeymoon for Obama won't last forever. It hasn't even been a week. Give it some time ;D

bsmartds44 said...

OBAMA IS THE PRESIDENT HE CAN BREAK AND MAKE RULES AS MUCH AS HE WANTS!!!!! AS BAD AS THE ECONOMY IS RIGHT NOW IF HE HAS TO ADJUST A RULE THAT WAS MADE DURING THE ELECTION OR THAT WAS MADE IN THE FIRST 9 DAYS THEN HE CAN... DONT BLAME HIM BLAME EX- PRESIDENT BUSH FOR PUTTING US IN THIS SITUATION!! THE ONLY WAY THAT THIS ECONOMY IS GOING TO REBUILD ITSELF, IS IF WE STAY POSITIVE, BELIEVE, AND WORK TOGETHER!!!!

Dennis said...

Obama "can break the rules as much as he wants"?! Isn't it amazing how quickly these leftists change the rules now that a Democrat is President! Can you imagine the uproar if a Republican had said that about any Republican President?