Thursday, January 7, 2010

Where's that Change??? Jack Cafferty Rips Obama on Failed Openness Pledge: 'Just Another Lie Told for Political Expediency'

Courtesy of The Anchoress, this link showcases a rather astonishing rant from CNN's Jack Cafferty. It's a rare glimpse of honesty and forthrightness from the dying main stream media. The werewolf doesn't watch too much CNN, but Cafferty has always struck him as a weird hybrid of a poor man's Bill O'Reilly, crossed with the angry shabbily dressed deputy dean of nothing from junior high. Still, the candor and anger reflected in the tone, shows that liberals are beginning to understand that Obama is not a harbinger of "hope" and "change," but rather just another charlatan politician, who happens to be even more dishonest than his political kith and kin.

However, the lack of coverage about the outright lies and deception being pimped by the Democrats on the American people is shocking, because it is so apparent and easily traceable to claims they made ad nauseam. The werewolf vividly recalls the wicked witch of the West, Nancy Pelosi, bragging about a new era of transparency, inclusion, and ethics in government when the democrats retook the house and senate in 2006. Beyond the empty and vapid rhetoric of "hope" and "change" made by Obama during the 2008 campaign, the president explicitly promised that all health care discussions would be conducted in the full view of the American people via C SPAN.

Given that this health care legislation will be more expensive than the Iraq and Afghanistan engagements many times over, impact the entire population of the United States, and transform about 1/6 of the American economy, this is one the largest political scandals in the recent memory. Has "accountability" become a bad-word when progressives are in office? True outrage is permeating to the surface in certain corners, but where are all the so-called "watchdogs" and "advocates?" The silence of both most media outlets and activists on this issue is deafening. The werewolf thinks the Republic is on the cusp of some sort of Orwellian nightmare, when simple pledges get erased and blatantly ignored to cover-up legislation that rivals Johnson's "Great Society" fiasco of the 1960's.

This isn't a partisan shot. This is stating the obvious and asking that promises that were made to direct stakeholders in this society at least get consideration and air-time. So much for "hope" and "change."

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