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.

(Source)

  • SHANIASMOMMA

    i just wanna know how is he breaking promises ...he is not even our president YET ....dang !

  • http://myspace.com/erikamagaly Hermosa

    blah blah blah blah blah, that's what this saounds like

  • http://myspace.com/erikamagaly Hermosa

    *sounds

  • SHANIASMOMMA

    HE CAN DO NO WORSE THEM THE IDIOT THAT IS IN OFFICE NOW ....HELL PEOPLE HAVE BEEN LOSING THEIR LIVES FOR NO REASON AT ALL FOR 7YRS SO WHAT IS THE BIG DEAL ..I RATHER LOSE MY JOB THEN MY LIFE ....shyt happens

  • http://www.myspace.com/kymystrys Kymystry

    im with Hermosa .. all I hear is Charlie Brown's teacher

    whahhhhh whahhhhh wha whahhh whahhhhhhhhh

  • bloggergirlz

    hi everyone...i just found a free moment to jump on here, however i couldn't do the william/hudson posting today...

    sandra, stop speaking in riddles lol...i'll reserve my comments and wait until he's in office...

  • shunda

    Our Pres elect can do nothing but pick his team until January 20th and until then the slow one from Texas is still in charge. So let's just wait and see.

  • http://myspace.com/erikamagaly Hermosa

    Can we talk about something else?

    Did anybody see the Victoria's Secret Runway show last night?

  • BK2ATLMAN

    I missed the runway show.. dang
    lol, all that typing for a man thats not even in office yet. Plus why would you tax oil companies if their no longer making the windfall profits from inflated prices????

  • prynsexxx

    GONE is SANTA Claus. NOW WHAT?!?!?!?!?!

    Yes @ Hermosa, yes I did! *\o/*

  • Lala11_7

    While gas is $1.50 a gallon, why would he go after the companies for windfall taxes when currently, they're not making any windfall? It's more important for the President to figure out how to cut our dependency on oil PERIOD...so that our country won't be hijacked by shady a$$ Arabs...he made the windfall tax statement when gas was darn near $5 a gallon...that's not the case now...

    And of COURSE he's going to have to leave SOME military force in Iraq...it's beaucoup civillians working over there (I personally know two)...and BILLIONS of American dollars at work over there...those assets have to be protected...

    A good President is one that assess the changing landscape on a daily...to make staunch, ideological decisions that don't take into account those changes and allows no room for compromise...makes you George W. Bush...

    And how did THAT work out for this country?

  • shunda

    @Hermosa
    I missed it I was watching my son's class perform their Christamas concert. Next year I am bringing ear plugs lol. Did they have another million dollar bra?

  • PAGESINADIARY

    yata yata yata

  • http://myspace.com/erikamagaly Hermosa

    Yup, my girl Adriana Lima was wearing it!

    You know, after Gisele and Tyra left it ain't as exciting anymore and some of them girls a tad to skinny. I wanna see some a$$ and tittys when you modeling lingerie. Tyra used to work it!

  • DMNB

    Sandra not sure where you are getting all this, but some of this is not true. Watch the news where you can actually see Obama talking about alot of this stuff you are mentioning. Every President that I can remember has not fulfilled all that they said they would do. But the good thing about this is, that you can always go back home when things seem to be getting a little rough for you.

  • uptopgrl

    Sandra STOP IT!!!!! just like the heading stated he isn't in office yet so how is he going back on his promises.

    I can't take the NEGATIVITY!!!!!!! I guess I am pissed from the run off here in Georgia.......Errrrrrr

  • Terry .W

    He cant do nada till bush "packs his shit and gets the F**k out"

  • bloggergirlz

    damn i missed the VS show...hermosa, what channel did it come on?

  • http://myspace.com/erikamagaly Hermosa

    channel 2, Blogger.

  • Ielon

    You know what I didn't watch it (VS) ...I'm getting sick of the no curve crew on TV showing off lingerie. My girl isn't that thin nor does watching ribs walk down a run way entertain me..I’m like the old Wendy’s commercial “Where’s the Beef”

  • Anna

    BK2ATLMAN Says:

    all that typing for a man thats not even in office yet.
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    LOL. Remember when she left us with a cliffhanger and the next day we were asking where the rest of the story was. She told us she only types 15 words per minute.

  • bloggergirlz

    lol@ ielon..."no curve crew"...

    that old lady from the wendy's commerical used to be funny a$$ hell...

  • terika83

    "There always was a tension, if not a bit of a contradiction, in the two parts of Mr. Obama’s campaign platform to “end the war” by withdrawing all combat troops by May 2010. To be sure, Mr. Obama was careful to say that the drawdowns he was promising included only combat troops. But supporters who keyed on the language of ending the war might be forgiven if they thought that would mean bringing home all of the troops."

  • Ielon

    @uptopgrl'
    I'm in Colroado so what's the "run off in Georgia"

  • ecstracy

    Anyone else here thinkin' that Sandra might be taking them 48 Laws of Power too seriously?

  • Kymystry

    Ielon .. we had a senate runoff on 12/2 .. the good ole boys came out in force to make sure a repub got in office.

  • terika83

    If anyone has noticed gas began to go down as the race for election got closer and closer to Nov. 4th. Bush did that because he has a stake in these gas and oil companies. He lowered the prices because he knew Obama and his new admin. would prob. start to question and look into why the prices were STILL so high, so to save face...he lowered the prices. So obviously now they are no longer an issue with gas prices decreasing. I don't recall gas being this low since a few years ago!

  • Kymystry

    i'm sittin here coloring ... i have to make phone calls from time to time .. so when i'm on hold .. i color ... today it's a pic of Goofy ...

    i know Completely Random

    so to stay KINDA on topic ... My son says I hold my mouth like (see Pres Elec. Obama's Pic above) that when I'm PISSED or in Deep tought.

  • Ielon

    Okay that's when Jeezy, Luda and TI was on stage helping to get votes..Okay I'm familiar with that...thanks

  • ecstracy

    My mama said them YT's down in Warner Robins was caliing in to radio station an' ackin a fool cause he won. She said she hasn't never heard such racist remarks!

  • ecstracy

    Crayons or markers Kymy?

  • Ielon

    @Kymystry'
    I too hold my mouth like that to prevent myself from cussin someone out...

  • Caron02

    im with Hermosa .. all I hear is Charlie Brown’s teacher

    whahhhhh whahhhhh wha whahhh whahhhhhhhhh
    (CTFU)

    Give it a rest already Sandra. for serious.

  • Kymystry

    I have the crayola markers ... I am trying to find some really bright ... primary colored markers .. not neon bright .. just BOLD brite .. :-)

  • ecstracy

    See, I need the markers that don't bleed through the paper - I like to doodle on my projects sometimes before I hand them in. I think it just brightens peoples day! If not, phuck 'em...

  • Kymystry

    These washable caryola markers don't bleed ... :-)

  • Kymystry

    crayola^ ... u knew what I was trying to type

  • KAT

    why don't ya'll just NOT post on the obmama topics at all?

  • keely107

    Lets talk about how its ironic right before Bush leaves the scene gas is at an all time low. I dont need the 1k tax break, if I am gonna save $300 a month on gas, lets do the math $300 x 12 = 3600.00 Im good.

  • ecstracy

    (looking @ the package)...mine aren't washable, they're old school! I think I have been using this same box for about 3 years. Maybe I can spend lunch at the dollar store...do you think if Lindsey Lohan had covered herself in pine needles PETA would have been mad at her for wearing fir? Just a thought to ponder...

  • Tommykimon

    Is this the I hate Obama website? He hasn't even been sworn in yet please give the man some time to make some changes.

  • http://highbridnation.com Mike Belgrove

    As a person who is a Iraq Freedom vet I must comment on a few things you said. First, there is a whole lot of US civilians in Iraq. At times there seemed to be as many civilians as troops. And those guys are not allowed to carry weapon so they are in mre need of protection. Secondly you can not just "re label" a unit. A combat unit is called a combat unit because they are trained for combat. A unit is labeled by the types of troops in it. So what you proposed would require retraining all of those troops to be something else, which would be kinda stupid. Lastly did anyone bother to watch CNN today? All parties have agreed to Obama's timetable and most troops will all be out in 16 months. Any remaining will be out within three years. Which is reasonable as I'm sure those people will likely be volunteers who want to stay over there to make extra money (trust me there are quite a few military who dont mind being in a Iraq because of the extra income)

  • Ielon

    We love Obama that's why we're not entertaining the thought of speaking on this topic until her gets in office

  • Anna

    ecstracy Says:

    …do you think if Lindsey Lohan had covered herself in pine needles PETA would have been mad at her for wearing fir? Just a thought to ponder…
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Been sniffing the markers again? LOL.

  • ecstracy

    @Anna - I'm bored as hell, sniffin' markers is helpin' me to make it through the day, I have a meeting at 4 and nothing to do but wait (loves it when plans come together)

  • ecstracy

    @ Mike - My nephew has volunteered for two tours and reupped for Afghanistan. He loves the money he's making and I think he was born to walk around with a gun! I give him props for finding a legal way to do it and not end up in jail ala Plaxico Burress

  • MUNCHOSGIRL

    ECSTRACY, I COULDN'T HELP BUT TO LAUGH AT YOUR PLAY ON WORDS. THAT WAS WORTH PONDERING IF FOR ONLY A SECOND.

  • Ielon

    I too have a step-brother that's served two tours over there and hates it to death. He has done his life insurance 3 times in two years. On top of that came back the second time to find his wife with another man. I had to get him an emergency flight out of Texas. His words “I’ve been over there for 18 months and didn’t kill no one, I come home and want to kill every body”…He goes to the psychologist every week now

  • ecstracy

    @MUNCHOSGIRL - I can't take credit, my daughter and I were flippin through a gossip mag last night and she asked me that. She's very quick-witted that one.

  • ReadTheBlog

    #48. If they don't have them yet, they should consider psych evaluations before taking the military oath, and again, upon release. I feel sorry for your brother - I see those types all day every day (when I ain't on SR . com)

  • kwallace577

    that is TERRIBLE @lelon. hate to say it but there was a story awhile in the jacksonville daily news and fayetteville observer (camp lejune, pope afb, and ft. bragg) about how military wives....pass their time....while their husbands are deployed. it gave some staggering statistic about how many step out. i was like dayum!

    not to say all...to any military wife who HAS NOT strayed.

  • shunda

    Ya'll I am so mad. Darn telephone guy coming over here to install a new PC phone on my computer while I am trying to comment with my fam. I think I might have jabbed the laptop into his ribs when I handed it to him.

  • kwallace577

    what kills me is you KNOW when your husband is coming back. if you gonna step out can't you at least tell the "othanegro" ahh....my husband coming home.. get lost?

    i have a homie who steps out on her husband who is a trucker like mine and she be having dudes calling THEIR house. one dude was like he not gonna stop calling just cause her husband there. she calls and asked me "what should i do?" i told her stop being a DUMB AZZ.

  • kwallace577

    shunda stop being so mean. LMAO.

  • shunda

    @kwall
    I just heard him telling his buddy I was mean lol. He walked over to my desk like Shunda right. Dummy how many black people do you see around here. He started off on the wrong foot.

  • ecstracy

    @ kwallace - that's happening a lot overseas too though, When you tear families apart for months, sometimes years, it takes it's toll. I've been married since my first year of college and it's all I know. I can't say what I would do if my hubby came in and said he had to go overseas for his job. I'd like to think with everything we got goin' we'd make it, but we have 20 years behind us. This is happenin' to such young families that don't get time to bond. It's really sad, but if you are not used to living with someone, how do you learn that you can't live without them? It's a catch-22

  • prynsexxx

    I'm bout ready to go over to the 270+ Atlanta Fold post. Sandra where are the post. I spent my lunchbreak on the phone with my sister. Rush back here. No new INTERESTING posts. What gives?

  • kwallace577

    it is sad. when my husband took the job he got now that takes him away 3-5 days (sometimes longer) we had to have a SERIOUS talk about it. it was terrible at that time to even think about it cause we haven't even hit out 5 year mark yet. so imagine those folks whose spouses are gone MONTHS at a time. yeah you right it is a catch 22. i can barely deal with days apart let alone months....

  • kwallace577

    it is sad. when my husband took the job he got now that takes him away 3-5 days (sometimes longer) we had to have a SERIOUS talk about it. it was terrible at that time to even think about it cause we haven't even hit out 5 year mark yet. so imagine those folks whose spouses are gone MONTHS at a time. yeah you right it is a catch 22. i can barely deal with days apart let alone months....

  • terika83

    ....I lied when I said I didn't want to hear anything else about politics until Nov. 4th.

  • kwallace577

    okay double posts. technical difficulties.

  • http://myspace.com/erikamagaly Hermosa

    I come back from a meeting and there isn't a new post? Why is Sandra trying to make me doze off on Thursday afternoon?

  • ecstracy

    I think there should be much better family support networks @ home when you are going to be away for months. My life was hard when my spouse went away for 3 weeks of training a few times. I can't imagine him saying, "take over for the next year."

  • bloggergirlz

    did you guys see when beyonce met the guy from youtube (the single ladies dancing guy)? that was sooo cute...it's a slow news day, however that made my afternoon...beyonce and the guy were so humble to met each other...

    what about those sketches submitted for the inauguration ball? michelle is going to be HAWT...

  • Kymystry

    I am a military "girlfriend" kinda ... and i've been with dude on and off for 5.5 yrs... I was faithful for the first 2 .. that was until he told me he was with someone else while he was stationed abroad .. then we broke up ... he came back home about 2 yrs ago and we've been FWB's every since .. and I've not strayed in the 2yrs he's been back ..

    he's talkin about goin to Afghanistan in the new year for 2 possibly 3 yrs ... I don't know if I'll be around as just his "girlfriend" ...

  • http://www.myspace.com/lorettadivine DivineBrown

    I'm active duty right now. Based off the comments, there's much that the gen pop doesn't know about the military.

    Active duty has a high ops tempo...meaning. Every 15 months or sooner, you gon be gone. These women know that when they marry these cats. If your marriage aint strong to begin with, its not lastuing thru a 6 month deployment. Period. Military encourages infidelity because it is swept under the carpet for the most part. I've deployed twice and never cheated. Its not that hard...weak people have to get it.

    There are agencies in place in the Air Force that are widely under utilized because of lack of knowledge for military spouses

  • Kymystry

    @ Divine .. he's in AF ..in TX

  • http://www.myspace.com/lorettadivine DivineBrown

    Kym, the AF is tiny, you never know. Someone that knows me, knows him...it's always like that!

  • kwallace577

    oh no kym. that is TERRIBLE.

    and yessss dbrown. that is what i am talking bout. the article touched on that too. they KNOW that when they marry into the military. i think it is terrible (cheating) but the way they article made it seem just like you said...the military sweeps it under the rug. it said something along the lines of when there are deployments the bars in the towns are empty at first...but as the months go by the wives start trickling in and in a few months they are at capacity almost every night. i am gonna go see if i can find it.

  • http://www.myspace.com/lorettadivine DivineBrown

    That's Army, girl!

    The differences between the services are uncanny!

    Them Army dudes be marrying loose women...to be politically correct. You know what I mean...

    Handcuffin and marrying this chick that just wants the free medical care and the other benefits is how all this happens. There are too many damn housewives in the military. Too many...the stay at home while he brings home the little bacon he's getting.

    I tend NOT to date miltary dudes. I'm doing great sicking to that script!!

  • nali

    Sandra, you have hated on Obama from the beginning. Looking for something negative to say. Show us what you are doing. Anything is better than Bush. you must not have been effected, you must be sitting on top on top of cash. Give the man a chance for him to show us why we cannot trsut him. you let Bush do it.

  • uptopgrl

    @Ielon Says:What was the runoff

    Sorry so late I had work to do working on my Masters... Anyway, The runoff was between Saxby Chambliss (R) and Jim Martin (D) the Georgia race was the deciding factor if the Democrats would control the Senate (filibuster) here is a link if you would like to read more.
    http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/stories/2008/11/04/georgia_us_senate_election.html