Funny, how every bill of significance President Obama has signed was accompanied by a big press production.
Not this time.
This time, Barack Obama signed the latest Porkulus bill in the back, in a corner, in a booth, in the dark.
That’s because Barack Obama is embarrassed, because he knows this bill is just riddled with corrupt crap, both figuratively and literally (Pig shit smell and human waste study (I do hope the volunteers won’t be paid to do what they do anyways if left alone long enough)).
This is the kind of crap in economic times like this that take-charge president would have removed.
The other reason he signed this bill without any fanfare is: it appears more and more apparent every day that Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are driving a bulldozer over Barack Obama. They are clearly in charge. If they weren’t, Barack Obama would have demanded the right to Line Item Veto. Or he would have sent them a message to clean up that bill or he will veto it. Instead…………. :::Crickets:::.
Barack Obama is looking a lot like Nancy’s poodle these days. Just saying.
WASHINGTON – Calling it an “imperfect” bill, President Barack Obama signed a $410 billion spending package Wednesday that includes billions in earmarks like those he promised to curb in last year’s campaign. He insisted the bill must signal an “end to the old way of doing business.” The massive measure supporting federal agencies through the fall contains nearly 8,000 pet projects, earmarked by sponsors though denounced by critics.
President Obama, Presidents have the ability to correct “imperfect” bills. That is, if the President is actually the person in charge. I’m afraid it’s not looking that way these days. You had the power to clean up this bill but you didn’t. And it bothered you enough to hide out when you signed it.
First earmarks were very bad. Now earmarks are good.
Obama defended earmarks when they’re “done right,” allowing lawmakers to direct money to worthy projects in their districts. But he said they’ve been abused, and he promised to work with Congress to curb them.
You promised us you would be doing that with the last porkulus bill, Mr. President. This is twice that you basically said, “I really mean it this time”. The children in Congress don’t believe you. You can’t even say to the children in Congress, “What till your father gets home”. That’s you and they are not well-behaved under your stewardship. In other words, they don’t care what you think. You made the same earmark promise dozens of times on the campaign trail. And here you have been hoodwinked. Twice.
But of course you can’t keep your promise because you are being run over by Nancy and Harry. You can’t “work with congress” because they are in charge and they are using you as their conduit–and so is “never waste a crisis” Rahm. They are making you appear secondary and you know it– Which is why you signed that bill in a broom closet.
Come on, admit it. They are pushing you around. Or don’t admit it and actually keep your promise by showing America that you are in charge. Unless of course, you never intended to do anything about pork to begin with and just said that to placate voters.
So which is it?
You are the President of the United States, Barack Obama. Not Nancy Pelosi. Now you need to inform Nancy of that fact. Take charge or be taken over. Unless of course, you didn’t mean what you said about “fiscal responsibility”.
Sometimes, real leaders need pull away from the pack even if it’s uncomfortable. I guess you were absent during that management seminar. But this is especially important when the pack consists of ravenous, opportunistic, insatiable self-serving wolves, hungering for power, control and more and more and more money. They are pigs at a trough. This is the change THEY believe in. And you?
Nancy has said that we need yet “another” spending bill, Mr. President. Will a “No You Can’t!” pattern emerge and will you be signing that one in the broom closet as well–or will you take charge?
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