Obama’s Pledge to Reform Ethics Falls Flat

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  1. Revmitchell

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    .......................But the episode has already shown how, when faced with the perennial clash between campaign rhetoric and Washington reality, Mr. Obama has proved willing to compromise.

    Every four or eight years a new president arrives in town, declares his determination to cleanse a dirty process and invariably winds up trying to reconcile the clear ideals of electioneering with the muddy business of governing. Mr. Obama on his first day in office imposed perhaps the toughest ethics rules of any president in modern times, and since then he and his advisers have been trying to explain why they do not cover this case or that case.

    “This is a big problem for Obama, especially because it was such a major, major promise,” said Melanie Sloan, executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. “He harped on it, time after time, and he created a sense of expectation around the country. This is exactly why people are skeptical of politicians, because change we can believe in is not the same thing as business as usual.”

    And so in these opening days of the administration, the Obama team finds itself being criticized by bloggers on the left and the right, mocked by television comics and questioned by reporters about whether Mr. Obama is really changing the way Washington works or just changing which political party works it................


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    So Obama is already a miserable failure on ethics reform in government.
     
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    No intelligent person would bring a rattlesnake into their house and think that by the proper treatment and love, they would make it greet them at the door as they came in from work like a lovable dog would - but last Nov. America attempted to do just that!

    Now does anybody expect a snake to act like anything other than a snake? Will petting it, snuggling it in your lap, or taking it for a daily slither make it anything other than a snake?

    Neither will a new address, title, or fawning adulation make the big "O" anything other than a displaced Chicago politician. He's just practicing his wiles at a new location.

    Well America, you put him there, so now you're gonna have to live with the consequences.

    The only possibility of "POSITIVE CHANGE", Is the intervention of God Himself in the process.
     

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