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Obama Uses The White House Website To Slam Bush

Posted by Joanne On January - 20 - 2009

Obama’s new White House website takes a parting shot at Bush. Very classy Obama…you’re off  to an impressive start. I expected more tact and grace from you after being President for only a few hours. Well, what can you expect…he’s a politician…just like all the others. So much for moving forward, common good and all that crap. *yawn*

President Obama will keep the broken promises made by President Bush to rebuild New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. He and Vice President Biden will take steps to ensure that the federal government will never again allow such catastrophic failures in emergency planning and response to occur.

President Obama swiftly responded to Hurricane Katrina. Citing the Bush Administration’s “unconscionable ineptitude” in responding to Hurricane Katrina, then-Senator Obama introduced legislation requiring disaster planners to take into account the specific needs of low-income hurricane victims. Obama visited thousands of Hurricane survivors in the Houston Convention Center and later took three more trips to the region. He worked with members of the Congressional Black Caucus to introduce legislation to address the immediate income, employment, business, and housing needs of Gulf Coast communities.

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William J. Lynn III Named As Deputy Secretary Of Defense

Posted by Billy On January - 9 - 2009

Barack Hussein Obama has gone ahead and appointed William J. Lynn III to be Deputy Secretary of Defense. A man who has served as under secretary of defense and comptroller in the Clinton Administration as well as the Pentagon’s CFO (chief Financial Officer).

Lynn has the experience to do the job that he was appointed to, but my problem is that William Lynn III is presently the Senior Vice President of Raytheon Co.

Why is that a problem? The problem is that Raytheon has defense contracts with the United States. In my opinion, that makes it a conflict of interests. How can this be allowed that Obama can go ahead and appoint a person who might not hold the American taxpayer’s interest as his main concern.

How can you expect a man to do the right thing with the protection of the American people when he also has responsibilities to the company that he works for to make money? You can’t. He makes his bonuses by the amount of money the company makes. If he has to choose between protecting this country the best way possible or making his multi-million dollar bonus, how can you expect him to put himself second?

If he wants to take the position of Deputy Secretary of Defense, he must resign from his position at Raytheon Co. He is human and is bound to make mistakes, but to avoid a defense issue he must do the right thing first, which is to leave Raytheon and all his responsibilities to the company

Another kick in the pants is that the Democrats had a problem with Dick Cheney getting elected to office while he still had interests in Halliburton, but have not problem of William J. Lynn III being given the position. The American people didn’t get the right to vote for this man to be put into this office. I know that it’s two different position, but isn’t the President’s job to serve this country? Or is it his duty to go ahead and give positions to people who helped get him into office?

Just as a side note, Goldman Sachs has upgraded the the stock of Raytheon to a buy from a hold. What does that tell you?

I don’t know what’s to come of this, but I will say that I will be keeping an eye on it and posting about here on this blog.

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Gov. Rod Blagojevich Arrested

Posted by Billy On December - 9 - 2008

Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested today on charges of trying to sell the Illinois Senate seat vacated by Barack Hussein Obama. The FBI have been collecting evidence for sometime including wiretaps that started about a month ago. They also say that there’s was no wrong doing on the part of Obama. Obama may not be involved in wrong in regards to this issue, but I believe that he’s guilty of other wrong doing during the last two years of him running for President.

The soon-to-be-former Governor has obviously been up to no good for sometime, but it took this issue to actually charge him for wrong doing. My question is why didn’t they do something quicker? Blagojevich has been shaking down companies as well a children’s hospital for money to benefit his own personal gains as well as his wife’s.

This is the type of government corruption that inspired the birth of this website. This man should have never been in politics, but because of the way politics are, he’s become successful at it. This site started when the former Senator Ted Stevens was charged with taken bribes from companies in Alaska. I know that there is a lot more of these types of politicians out there, but the problem is that they most likely won’t get caught.

Our government has been taken over by corrupted politicians that will cause this great country to fall flat on it’s patriotic face. We as Americans need to research the candidates when they are running for office. There has to be more responsiblilty on the part of the American voters to put the right person in those positions.

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Liberals Have Concern About Obama

Posted by Joanne On December - 8 - 2008

Just like we PUMA‘s have been saying all along…..Obama’s only in it for himself. He said whatever he needed to say and used whoever he needed to use to get himself elected.

FromPolitico:

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.

“He has confirmed what our suspicions were by surrounding himself with a centrist to right cabinet. But we do hope that before it’s all over we can get at least one authentic progressive appointment,” said Tim Carpenter, national director of the Progressive Democrats of America.

Even supporters make clear they’re on the lookout for backsliding. “There’s a concern that he keep his basic promises and people are going to watch him,” said Roger Hickey, a co-founder of Campaign for America’s Future.

The central premise of the left’s criticism is direct – don’t bite the hand that feeds, Mr. President-elect. The Internet that helped him so much during the election is lighting up with irritation and critiques.

“There don’t seem to be any liberals in Obama’s cabinet,” writes John Aravosis, the editor of Americablog.com. “What does all of this mean for Obama’s policies, and just as important, Obama Supreme Court announcements?”

“Actually, it reminds me a bit of the campaign, at least the beginning and the middle, when the Obama campaign didn’t seem particularly interested in reaching out to progressives,” Aravosis continues. “Once they realized that in order to win they needed to marshal everyone on their side, the reaching out began. I hope we’re not seeing a similar ‘we can do it alone’ approach in the transition team.”

Read the rest at the above link.

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