Holding Obama accountable

by thoughtfulconservative

PolitiFact.com has counted Obama’s campaign promises and categorized them,

Barack Obama made 510 promises when he was running for president, a list that is stunning in its scope and leaves almost no part of the executive branch untouched, according to a new analysis by PolitiFact. [Emphasis mine.]

So what are they going to do with this list? Introducing the Obameter. Yes that’s what they call it.

“I want you to hold our government accountable,” Obama said. “I want you to hold me accountable.”

Okay, we will.

PolitiFact is launching an unprecedented journalistic effort to track Obama’s campaign promises and measure the progress of his presidency. Using our new Obameter, we will track each promise — we’ve identified 510 of them — and rate whether it was kept, broken or compromised. Those ratings will be tallied on our Web site, creating an up-to-the-minute report card on the Obama White House. [Emphasis mine.]

Here’s the home page for the Obamameter (a sub-head to their Truth-Meter). Two have already been kept before he even takes office!

You may get weary of seeing the same Obama face, so here’s a couple of suggestions for PoliFact. For the promises kept, get a video of Obama dancing with Ellen. Find another appropriate video for “In the works.” I’d think of more, but do I have to do all their work for them?

Although, with Obama backing off campaign promises already, one wonders if PoliFact will have anything to do.

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