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From the ABC News blog comes this bit of news:

The headline of the morning is that President Obama is planning on bringing back those military commission trials for detainees at Guantanamo Bay.

This is in spite of the fact that during his campaign he was quite vocal about NOT doing that.  Of course I suppose that you have to allow for what I think is likely questions for the pre-employment screening it seems that political candidates have to take before they run for any office.  It would include such gems as "how much bullshit can you generate per speech?  Can you promise one thing and deliver it's opposite? .. and so on.

This brings me to political promises in general and I am not a hamster, the fact that most of them are pure bullshit intended to get votes and nothing more is something that I would hope that most people are well aware of.

That begs the question, "Why vote for somebody when you know his promises are bullshit?".  Well, I don't know the answer to that one either.  Frankly I knew that most of what Obama talked was bullshit from the word go.  During his campaign he made over 500 promises and according to The Obameter Scorecard things aren't looking good.  I seriously doubt that he'll even come close to half of them by the time his four years are up.

* Promise Kept 29

* Compromise 7

* Promise Broken 6

* Stalled 5

* In the Works 63

* No Action 404

I realize that he's still only just over 100 days in office but still, it seems to me that anybody who can flap his mouth into over 500 promises ought to be really busy about keeping them.  Especially early in their term of office, I can understand how they'd slow down as they reached the end but this guy's not at the end and there's over four hundred promises that are sitting in the "no action" category.

Technorati Tags: promises, campaign promises, no action, broken promises, obama

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