As Barack Obama's supporters continue to lose their jobs in record numbers, Obama's key campaign promises are falling by the wayside.
GONE is Obama's promise to raise taxes on the wealthy in America.
GONE is Obama's promise to tax big oil companies like Exxon and Mobil that earn insane profits from oil and gas.
Remember when Obama promised:
I'll make oil companies like Exxon pay a tax on their windfall profits, and we'll use the money to help families pay for their skyrocketing energy costs and other bills," the Illinois senator said.
Well now his aides say President-elect Barack Obama is not planning to implement a windfall profit tax on oil companies because prices have dropped below $80 a barrel.
Isn't that convenient? There goes that $1,000 tax break that Obama promised Americans -- that he can't pay for without the earnings form that windfall profit tax.
GONE is Obama's promise to withdraw troops from Iraq.
Remember when Obama said:
I intend to end this war. My first day in office I will bring the Joint Chiefs of Staff in, and I will give them a new mission, and that is to end this war — responsibly, deliberately, but decisively.
Well on Monday Obama backtracked from that promise:
I said that I would remove our combat troops from Iraq in 16 months, with the understanding that it might be necessary — likely to be necessary — to maintain a residual force to provide potential training, logistical support, to protect our civilians in Iraq.
We have that many civilians in Iraq?
Still, Obama didn't say how large that "residual force" would be.
But one of his national security advisers, Richard Danzig, said during the campaign that the final figure could amount to 30,000 to 55,000 troops. That's a lot of troops to protect a few of "our" civilians.
Obama's aides suggested that Obama could achieve his goal to withdraw all troops by relabeling -- or renaming some of the units from combat soldiers to, say, chefs.
That way, Obama can say we no longer have 30,000 to 55,000 combat soldiers in Iraq, we have 30,000 to 55,000 chefs who are there to teach the Iraqis how to cook pasta.
And the chefs will carry their assault rifles slung low over their shoulders as they stir their pasta. And instead of crisp white chef uniforms, the chefs will be wearing army fatigues and combat boots.