Friday, January 22, 2010

Juxtaposing promises and actions of President Barack Obama

When humanity is too much engrossed in sins,there comes a Krishna or Christ to sanctify it;when slavery becomes intolerable,then comes a Gandhi to show the path of freedom;and when cunning leaders exploit the gullible masses too much and people hope for a ‘change’ from monotony…then there is Obama.Bravo!!He is a fantastically rare mix of intelligence,consistency,inspiration,hope,charisma and humanity .And adding to the glut of my wonderment how Obama is this generation’s J.F.Kennedy.I have never seen such intense emotion surrounding a leader as that evoked by Barack Obama and people the world over are imbued with “hope” and chant Obama’s slogan “Yes,we can!”

Undoubtedly,I was a great admirer of Barack Hussein Obama until I was convinced that he has broken promises that he has made during his campaign,victory speech and oath-taking ceremony as the 44th president of the United States of America(America’s first Black President). Its quite disturbing when U.S.Presidents break their campaign promises;it is more disturbing to watch one behave as a puppet for Wall Street. If we look at the people that Obama had put on his appointments list, it's all Wall Street. It's government of Wall Street, by Wall Street, and for Wall Street. There's nobody from heavy industry. There's nobody from the auto sector. Nobody from Silicon Valley. Nobody from big oil. Nobody from defense. No labor, no women, no retirees, no small business, nothing. It's pure Wall Street. The only people who have a voice in Obama's councils are Wall Street finance oligarchs.It's the most extreme Wall Street administration America ever had.

Obama promised to "eliminate capital gains taxes for small businesses." People who invest in small businesses have only been allowed to exclude 50 percent of that gain from capital gains taxes. While Obama's $787 billion economic-stimulus package reduces that tax liability – raising the exclusion to 75 percent – it does not eliminate it. During his transition,he's promised to provide a $3,000 refundable tax credit to existing businesses for every additional full-time U.S. employee hired in 2009 and 2010. His promise was never included in the stimulus package.He pledged to make college "affordable for all Americans" when he announced his American Opportunity Tax Credit. While the American Opportunity Tax Credit was included in the recent stimulus bill, it offers a credit of only $2,500 for up to two years and requires no commitment to community service.He promised to offset the cost of his national service plan with tax law changes and savings from the Iraq war. But he hasn't done so.His promise to apply windfall taxes on big oil companies was also broken.Bear in mind there’s a load of “No Action” promises about taxes.

On the White House website, the Obama administration claims it will be "the most open and transparent in history. But the truth is too far from his claiming.Nonetheless,during his campaign and after he took office, Obama maintained that his administration would have an unyielding commitment to transparency. Obama promised America he would loosen the grip of lobbyists on Washington. It wasn't long before he allowed at least two dozen exceptions and broke his promise.
On his campaign website, Obama promised he would "remove one to two combat brigades each month, and have all of our combat brigades out of Iraq within 16 months." Even as combat troops are brought home, Pentagon officials have said fresh units will continue deploying to Iraq.He neither got US troops out of Iraq in 16 months nor brought charges against Bush admin(war crimes).The dismal litany of his broken promises is endless.

I still wonder Obama is convincing the U.S people that he is “The One” who’ll bring about transformation and change.But the bitter truth is he is the perfect Trojan Horse.He makes the people feel like they finally have a place at the table, even as he betrays them.His followers may have felt a jolt when the myth about the ‘change-agent’ met the reality. Sadly,there are still many Obama supporters who can't see what's right in front of their faces, because they've already invested their very identity in this artificially created cult movement.The monikers applied to Obama(‘The Saviour’, ‘The Messiah’), reflect a real spirit that has imbued millions, and this is why far scarier than Obama are his followers. They have deified the man, and you don’t question your god. I truly believe that just as many Germans followed Hitler during WWII, there are many Americans today who would follow Obama unquestioningly, unthinkingly, unknowingly — into the fires of Hell.

President Obama is working for the same interests that Bush served ,the very interest engineering the financial collapse and formation of a dictatorial.He says one thing and does another.He has no intention of keeping his moderate election promises.He may provide excuses, but he still would be deceiving.And I wont hesitate to epithet the Obama deception as ‘the greatest political deception’!!


  1. I give my complete agreement to the point you have brought into light here. Mr. President came into office with perhaps higher expectation than even President Lincoln, but all throughout his term, his policies have either shown him standing in disinterest, failure to execute or complete contraposition to his prior commitments. His getting the Nobel Peace prize and then his decision to increase both military and financial expense in Afghanistan and Iraq puts this contradiction in the lime-light. His Af-Pak policy has been, with all due respect, a complete disaster as Al-Qaida, Tehreek-E-Taliban and Lakshar-E-Taiba have been wreaking havoc in the Indo-Af-Pak region, ever more since his Presidency.

    It comes to me as no-surprise when Mr. President has lost half of his popularity in his very first year in Office. His handling of the economic crisis, health-care facility and his naivety in handling the ironic "War on Terror" has been completely exposed naked in the scorching sun of truth.

    If he has to retain his reputation as a man of "Change" then he has to show the change. May God Bless America.

  2. Diwesh said........January 31, 2010 at 2:56 PM

    This article presents Mr.Obama as an epitome of "the greatest political deception" only after of his one year of term.I am not in full endorsement of this.It is well known for us-when Mr.Obama became at the helm,the world (especially U.S.)was surviving badly due to economic slump down.Most of the conditions were against him in the Washington.Everybody can understand 'if the king doesn't give an optimistic assurance and promises to his people in such kind of worst situation ,then what will be the impact on their morale and hope to live'.I am not in complete disagreement that Mr. president has not kept their promises in first year in his office.But,it wouldn't be fair to address Mr. president as an "edifice of lying".
    After one year,in the first state of union address by Mr.President was highly devoted to domestic issues and repeated the mandatory mantras about loss of jobs to foreign market.He also accepted that "it is time to finally slash the tax breaks for companies and give those tax breaks to companies that create jobs in the U.S.A.Apart of these he set a target of doubling export over the forthcoming year which will increase the job opportunities for U.S. people.
    Regarding the international community Mr.Obama intended to ease its way out of Iraq and Afghanistan while securing itself at home through better home land and preventing terrorist getting hands on weapons of mass destruction.
    Regarding the comparison beetween BUSH and BARAC,Most of the Bush speech were only related to the war and terror ,in contrast -the assurance of Mr. Obama is highly dedicated to emphasis on job and better economy in the remaining three year of his term.
    So,the people of U.S. should take him not as a quitter because feisty president would deliver on the optimistic change he vowed to bring about in his rousing presidential campaign.All the best Mr.president and Good luck America.