~~~~“I’m a strong believer that the earmarking process in Congress isn’t what the American people really want to see when it comes to making tough decisions about how taxpayer dollars are spent,” the president said. “And I, in the rush to get things done, had to sign a bunch of bills that had earmarks in them, which was contrary to what I had talked about. And I think folks look at that and they said, ‘Gosh, this feels like the same partisan squabbling, this seems like the same ways of doing business as happened before.’”~~~~
Breaking his own campaign promises using the excuse he was "in a rush to get things done" by signing bills into law that included billions of earmarks, is laughable.
Now, hours before the SOTU (State of the Union) address, Obama is expected to repeat his same promises and expects the American public to believe he actually means them this time!!!!
After the SOTU, the official Republican response will be made by the new chairman of the House Budget Committee, Representative Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and there will be an unofficial rebuttal as well from Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) which will be aired online by the Tea Party Express.
For entertainment and comparison purposes, below is the one hour and nine minute YouTube video of Barack Obama's 2010 SOTU address.
Tonight will be the first major kickoff of Obama's 2012 election bid and campaign promises. We can see if he keeps his promises by viewing last year's SOTU (above) and comparing it with his actions this past year.
I am sure any promises Obama makes tonight that he doesn't keep will be for no other reason that he is in "a rush to get things done."