Obama habit of telling untruths

Reason
by Matt Welch

Here’s how predictable the president’s slippery relationship with the truth has become: Hours before the State of the Union address, Washington Examiner reporter Timothy P. Carney posted a ‘pre-emptive fact check’ that, among other things, prebutted any presidential claim to have ’stopped the revolving door between government and corporate lobbying.’ As it happened, that night Barack Obama made an even bolder (read: less truthful) claim: that ‘we’ve excluded lobbyists from policymaking jobs.’ In fact, more than 40 former lobbyists work in the administration, including such policy makers as Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn (who was lobbying for Raytheon as recently as 2008), Office of the First Lady Director of Policy and Projects Jocelyn Frye (National Partnership for Women and Families), White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Cecilia Munoz (National Council of La Raza), and Treasury Secretary Chief of Staff Mark Patterson (Goldman Sachs)... (for publication 04/10)

//reason.com/archives/2010/03/09/obama-and-the-l-word



Cindy Sheehan back on the barricades

USA Today

03/15/10

Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan is restarting her campaign against wars in Iraq and Afghanistan today, setting up tents and teaching protest seminars near the Washington Monument. Dubbed ‘Camp OUT NOW,’ the protest is geared to pressure President Obama and Democrats, whom Sheehan says have abandoned the anti-war cause now that they have control of the White House and Congress. ‘Obama said there’d be one combat battalion coming home per month, and that has not happened,’ Sheehan says. ‘We still have significant troops in Iraq, and he’s ramped up in Afghanistan. I don’t think this is what people understood they were voting for. I think they were voting for a change’...

//www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2010-03-14-cindy-sheehan_N.htm


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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Sheehan turning attention to Obama, camping out at Washington Monument

Her new coalition, Peace of the Action, is launching the Camp OUT NOW! tent city at the base of the Washington Monument next week in an effort to get President Barack Obama to pull troops out of Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan immediately.

//thehill.com/capital-living/cover-stories/86083-giving-peace-another-chance


From Information Clearing House

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Sanders: Obama Has Tragically Lost the Youth, Antagonized Unions
//www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/03/11-4



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