Another Broken Promise? Closing Guantánamo Fades as a Priority

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    Yeah Right.

    He just discovered, like Bush before him, that closing Gitmo is a lot easier to say than it is to do.

    Gitmo is the perfect place for these dirtbags and it should stay open and if the left wing idiots don't like it, well tough shit.
     
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    That Obamameter is not a ttue indicator of his campaign promises record
    A campaign promise refers to his platform as he campaigned. Not simply basic promises made at question and answer sessions.

    His campaign ran on the platform of:

    1) Stop the way things are done in Washington
    2) Create an atmosphere of Bipartisanship
    3) Pull out of Iraq in 6 months
    4) Close Gitmo

    As I see it, he is 0 for 4.
     
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    Ditto.
     
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    And thre irony?

    The one thing he said on the campaign trail that he had his PR people glaze over as "taken out of context" was ....spread the wealth.

    Now, THAT he ended up keeping.

    Go figure.
     
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    Ditto yet again.
     
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    They were all promises he made along the campaign - far more than the four you selectively listed. When it comes to #2 - he's certainly tried and earned the wrath of both sides. If neither side is willing, it's a bit tricky.

    They list the top 25 here: PolitiFact | The Obameter: Obama's Campaign Promises that are about PolitiFact's Top Promises

    Those were part of his platform.

    Edited to add: #1 and #2 are very vague and broad, you need specifics to rate "kept" or "broken" or whatever. Clearly 3 was not kept, and 4 is in the works. He's got 2.5 more years.
     
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    Plus he said this was going to be the most transparent of the most transparent governments ever... I don't call closed door meetings on health care transparency.... 0-5
     
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    Well.. that little link tries to list every small thing... I can list tying my shoes this morning as an accomplishment or promise kept... does not amount to a hill of beans

    His biggest stances and 'promises' he has done zilch on (thankfully he has not come thru with most of his promises, for the sake of this country)
     

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