"The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it comes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism - ownership of government by an individual, by a group." - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Conservative principles were added to Obama's health care bill?
CROUCH DOWN AND LICK THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU; MAY YOUR CHAINS WEIGH LIGHTLY UPON YOU; AND MAY PROSPERITY FORGET THAT YE WERE MY COUNTRYMEN. -SAMUEL ADAMS
whacky, out of touch---nelson, landrieu, lincoln, byrd, conrad, durbin...
durbin's the WHIP
Obamas campaign promises:
The Current Situation
The country that harnesses the power of clean, renewable energy will lead the 21st century. For too long, politicians in Washington have been beholden to special interests, but no longer. Our new, responsible energy policy recognizes the relationship between energy, the environment, and our economy and leverages American ingenuity to put people back to work, fight global warming, increase our energy independence and keep us safe.
Chart a new energy future:
President Obama has a comprehensive plan to chart a new energy future by embracing alternative and renewable energy, ending our addiction to foreign oil, addressing the global climate crisis and creating millions of new jobs that can’t be shipped overseas.
Invest in clean, renewable energy:
To achieve our goal of generating 25 percent of our energy from renewable sources by 2025, we will make unprecedented investments in clean, renewable energy – solar, wind, biofuels, and geothermal power.
Fight climate change:
We will invest in energy efficiency and conservation, two sure-fire ways to decrease deadly pollution and drive down demand. And we will hold special interests accountable as we finally work to address climate change and its potentially catastrophic effects.
Here was Obamas stand on energy before he was elected. No where does it say he would never allow offshore drilling. Looks like he is keeping his promises to me.
"This Administration will constantly strive to promote an ownership society in America. We want more people owning their own home. It is in our national interest that more people own their own home. After all, if you own your own home, you have a vital stake in the future of our country."" GWB
he promised never to tax med benefits
he promised unemployment would cap at 8%
he promised to cut the deficit in half in 4 years
he promised to close gitmo
he promised to end dadt
he promised to end the patriot act, detention, rendition...
he promised never to raise taxes on anyone under 200G
he promised to put legislation online
he promised openness and transparency
he promised to do health care on cspan
he promised no lobbyists (then sold out to phrma, aig, the seiu, the aaj, the uaw...)
he campaigned AGAINST mandating individuals buy private medical insurance (he criticized hillary for her stand)
PolitiFact | Force yes, but she wants it affordable