My point today is ... the double standard and hypocrisy of Politicians condemning others of serious violations and malfeasance which they themselves then turn around and do twice as much of the same infraction.
During the 2008 Presidential campaign, Mr. Obama was extremely critical of practically all of President Bush's policies which he turned around and repeated, except ... even worse. He promised to end war but increased war. He promised an open, transparent government but has cloaked it in secrecy. He promised to balance the budget but has spent, in three years, more than Bush did in eight years. Here is an example:
In a Campaign speech, Candidate Obama said....
"The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up the national debt from 5 trillion for the first 42 presidents — number 43 added $4 trillion by his lonesome, so that we now have $9 trillion of debt that we are going to have to pay back — $30,000 for every man, woman and child. That’s irresponsible. It’s unpatriotic."Video of Candidate Obama's accusation:
So, a "responsible, patriotic" Obama (President number 44), in his first year, wouldn't even wear a stars and stripes lapel pin or put his hand over his heart as our flag passed by and even more contradictory, has already outspent his predecessor's eight years in his first three years.
CBS News reported recently:
"The latest posting by the Treasury Department shows the national debt has now increased $4 trillion on President Obama’s watch. The debt was $10.626 trillion on the day Mr. Obama took office. The latest calculation from Treasury shows the debt has now hit $14.639 trillion."The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart...." Psm.55:21.
It’s the most rapid increase in the debt under any U.S. president."
Pass it on. RB