Saturday, February 28, 2009

Dear President Obama: Are we supposed to be impressed? Obama Challenges lobbyists to a duel.

Mr. President, you have no credibility when it comes to lobbyists. You lied about earmarks; you lied about appointing lobbyists to positions in your Administration... in fact, you're lying like a rug on many things of importance to this country.

So spraying political testosterone all over the place over the issue of lobbyists is so much like so many of your moronic moves: a total joke.

It's not like you actually have kept your word on the lobbyist front... or the war... or taxes... or so many things that matter. And that's unfortunate, for had you actually kept your word, nonsense like the lies in this story could have actually made a difference.

Considering your butt-boy actions for the unions, you really have no right to speak about "special interests" with disdain, since every move you've made has been to pay off the special interests that own you and your presidency.

So, spare us your histrionics, Mr. President. You will do what the special interests controlling you tell you to do. You know it. I know it. And soon enough, most everyone alive will figure it out.

Washington, D.C.

Last updated February 28, 2009 12:39 p.m. PT

Obama challenges lobbyists to legislative duel


President Barack Obama's friend, Martin Nesbitt, steps out of the President's SUV as they return to the White House, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009, in Washington. Obama played basketball with friends and staff members at the gym at the Dept. of Interior. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama challenged the nation's vested interests to a legislative duel Saturday, saying he will fight to change health care, energy and education in dramatic ways that will upset the status quo.

"The system we have now might work for the powerful and well-connected interests that have run Washington for far too long," Obama said in his weekly radio and video address. "But I don't. I work for the American people."

He said the ambitious budget plan he presented Thursday will help millions of people, but only if Congress overcomes resistance from deep-pocket lobbies.

"I know these steps won't sit well with the special interests and lobbyists who are invested in the old way of doing business, and I know they're gearing up for a fight," Obama said, using tough-guy language reminiscent of his predecessor, George W. Bush. "My message to them is this: So am I."


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