Obama Breaks Yet Another *Key* Campaign Promise

Obama Breaks Yet Another Key Campaign Promise

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Monday, February 15, 2010

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In the face of rapidly growing populist anger, the Obama administration has signaled that it will fall back on a form of power well known to all successful dictators – rule by decree – and that Obama will use the very instrument he campaigned against to ram through the new world order agenda – Executive Orders, and lots of them.

“With much of his legislative agenda stalled in Congress, President Obama and his team are preparing an array of actions using his executive power to advance energy, environmental, fiscal and other domestic policy priorities,” reports the New York Times.

Despite the fact that Obama campaigned on the platform of eliminating abuse of executive powers which occurred under Bush, he is on course to pass more executive orders than Bush did during his eight years in the White House.

During a May 2008 campaign event in Colorado, Obama promised to “not use signing statements as a way of doing an end run around Congress,” and yet the administration’s announcement that they will use not merely signing statements, but wholesale Executive Orders, as a means of enforcing what Congress refuses to pass, is exactly that – an end run around the Constitution.

The government is keenly aware of the depth of unpopularity for measures like cap and trade, health care, bailouts, and other big government initiatives, which is why they are moving to rush them through by authoritarian decree before we see mass national strikes, protests and civil unrest.

Obama’s promise on signing statements was completely contradicted by his aides last month, who said that he “still reserves the right to ignore sections of bills he considers unconstitutional if objections have been lodged previously by the executive branch,” reports the NY Times.

Indeed, back in August the Times‘ Charlie Savage wrote that Obama “has issued signing statements claiming the authority to bypass dozens of provisions of bills enacted into law since he took office,” thereby doing exactly what he promised not to.


Over the course of his two terms in office, Bush had a total of 289 Executive Orders. After a little over a year in office, Obama has already passed 39 Executive Orders, meaning he is on course to be in the 300’s presuming he is re-elected in 2012.

Perhaps Obama’s most notorious Executive Order is the Establishment of the Council of Governors, which creates a body of ten state governors directly appointed by Obama who will work with the federal government to help advance the “synchronization and integration of State and Federal military activities in the United States”.

Critics have expressed fears that the order further blurs the lines between state and federal power, as well as greasing the skids for more military involvement in domestic affairs, and has stoked fears that Obama may be laying the groundwork for his promised “national civilian security force”.

Hopefully, since Obama has broken just about every major promise he made during the campaign, while not scaling back but expanding U.S. military operations abroad, his agenda to create what many have denounced as a brown shirt domestic cadre, not too far removed from the ominous “green police” depicted in the recent Audi commercial, will also fall by the wayside in the face of vociferous populist anger towards his policies.

3 thoughts on “Obama Breaks Yet Another *Key* Campaign Promise

  1. brandy1602

    What else is new? It’s not like Obama keeps his promises. Amongst all the numerous promises he made only a handful has been fulfilled.

    1. Jeff Fenske


      You’re absolutely right. What struck me about this particular broken promise is the video of Barack showing that he TOTALLY knows what Bush was doing through executive orders, and how he clearly promised he would not use this method of dictatorship. He says how he taught the Constitution….

      So he’s not breaking these promises out of ignorance.

      It seemed like he was sincerely telling the truth.

      Why would he do such a complete 180°?

      a) He wasn’t telling the truth to begin with — just saying what the people wanted to hear in order to get in?

      b) He was telling the truth, but these executive orders are so easy, tempting and powerful that how can he refuse?

      c) He was telling the truth, but he doesn’t have much of a conscience and is now doing whatever he wants to, not letting broken promises bother him?

      d) He was telling the truth, but he has to do what his handlers tell him to, because he’s bribable, just like all recent Presidents have been.

      I think all four points are possible, but probably the main one is ‘d.’ The globalists won’t let someone into office they can’t control. Their candidates need to have dirt in their past which the globalists, who control the media, can expose if their man doesn’t go along with their agenda.

      And Barack has a number of skeletons. The most widely known is the birth certificate issue. It just takes one skeleton and they can control the congressman or President — such is the integrity of many of those in office today.

      Many politicians really are slick con-artists. John Edwards is a clear, current example. Apparently, he denied each allegation until they were proven, and then “Oh well….”

      But many Americans just go “Oh well…” too, because it seems we’re becoming a nation of liars, electing mostly liars.

      Jeff Fenske

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