By Susan Dale
January 20, 2009 – President Obama made some big promises to the people. One year later has he kept his word? Let’s take a look at what he said and then what he did.
Barack Hussein Obama made a lot of promises during his two-year long campaign, and attempted to solidify these pledges in his inaugural address. True, these promises took a softer form (some might call it pap) in his inaugural speech, but those who supported him and voted for him in 2008 understood what he was meant to do on their behalf. This was, of course, before most of us, both on the left and on the right, knew what his real agenda was.
Well, has he delivered?
On his first day on the job, Barack Hussein Obama said about his administration:
“We will act, not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth:” Continue reading
By Newt Gingrich
January 21, 2010
Scott Brown gave a great victory speech last night after a tremendous victory.
He is an attractive, articulate, courageous, hard working candidate.
He had the courage to serve for years in a small minority in the Massachusetts legislature.
He had the courage to serve for 20 years and become a lieutenant colonel in the Massachusetts Army Reserve.
He had the courage to run for the Senate seat which no Republican has won since Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. in 1946 (in a state where the last Republican Senator, Ed Brooke, was elected in 1972).
He had the courage to run a positive, issues-oriented campaign (a lesson every Republican candidate should learn from this victory as well as the gubernatorial victories in Virginia and New Jersey).
Senator-elect Brown had the courage to cheerfully stick with his truck even under scornful ridicule from the President.
“The land of the free and the home of the brave” (as our national anthem suggests) has to start with bravery or it can’t remain free. Continue reading
By Rep. Paul Ryan
As we mark the first anniversary of President Obama’s administration, it is clear that the reality of his agenda bears little resemblance to the hopeful vision most Americans had when he was inaugurated last January.
Without question, our nation faced a particularly difficult economic and fiscal situation at that time — the economic recession, mounting job losses, unrelenting health care costs, and the unsustainable path of Federal spending and looming entitlement crisis.
But instead of pursuing bipartisan solutions to tackle our most urgent domestic challenges, Washington’s Democratic leaders chose to go-it alone, exploiting Americans’ genuine economic anxieties to justify an explosion of Federal Government spending, intrusion and control. Continue reading
By Rep. Tom Price
In the wake of the Christmas Day terror attack, President Obama made an important declaration, one that represents a startling departure from the stance he has offered since being sworn into office one year ago. He said, “Ultimately, the buck stops with me.” This is a remarkable reversal from a President, who at any hint of public criticism over the last twelve months, has erupted in finger-pointing. All of his problems were “inherited,” he regularly reminds us.
This new candor is welcome. With our national mood and prosperity sagging under the weight of his failed first year in office, it’s time for the President to take responsibility for his agenda and demonstrate some leadership in resolving our nation’s challenges. To hold the President to his words, we offer him five challenges for the New Year that, if met, can restore American confidence and prosperity. Continue reading