The Obama Administration's Record of Broken Promises and Unconstitutional Behavior

While Barack Obama's time in office was marked by many instances of scandal, the following instances of lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, hypocrisy, and waste are just a few of the most egregious and well-sourced examples.

  1. Military Interventionism in Libya: In 2011, Obama ordered military intervention in Libya without Congressional approval, in violation of the Constitution. This intervention led to the deaths of thousands of people and the destruction of Libya's infrastructure.
  2. No-Bid Contract to Halliburton Cronies: The Obama administration awarded a no-bid contract worth up to $568 million to KBR, a former subsidiary of Halliburrige, hours after the Justice Department announced it would sue the company for using kickbacks to get foreign contracts.
  3. Lobbyists in the Administration: Obama promised that he would not have any lobbyists in his administration, but by February 2010, he had hired over 40 lobbyists.
  4. Promise to Close Guantanamo Bay: Obama promised to close down the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, but he failed to do so despite there being enough Democrats in the House and Senate to achieve this.
  5. Support for the $700 Billion TARP Bailout: While he was a senator, Obama voted in favor of the $700 billion TARP bank bailout bill that rewarded irresponsible and illegal behavior and punished hard-working taxpayers.
  6. War on Medical Marijuana: Obama's War on Medical Marijuana was worse than Bush's. He raided medical marijuana facilities and punished people with AIDS, cancer, and other illnesses who had prescriptions from their doctors.
  7. Nomination of Six-Time Tax Cheater: Obama nominated Timothy Geithner, a six-time tax cheater, to head the government agency that enforces tax laws.
  8. Giving Tax Dollars to AIG Executives: Obama signed a stimulus bill that spent money on bonuses for AIG executives, then pretended to be outraged about it.
  9. Expanded Bush's Unconstitutional Faith-Based Programs: Obama expanded faith-based programs started by Bush, which were unconstitutional.
  10. Support for Bush's Unconstitutional Patriot Act: Obama signed a renewal of the Patriot Act in 2011, claiming it was necessary for national security.
  11. Increased National Debt More Than Bush: Obama increased the national debt more in one term than Bush did in two.
  12. Agrees with Bush on Indefinite Detention of US Citizens: Obama signed a bill that gave the government the power to detain US citizens indefinitely without charging them with a crime.
  13. Agrees with Bush on Unconstitutional Warrantless Wiretapping: Obama defended warrantless wiretapping and surveillance programs.
  14. Avoided Prosecuting Wall Street Criminals: Despite promises to prosecute Wall Street criminals, Obama's administration did not file any criminal charges against top financial executives during his first term.
  15. Killing of US Citizens Without Judicial Process: Obama ordered the extrajudicial killing of four US citizens.
  16. Ordered Private Company to Fire 1,000 Employees: After Boeing hired 1,000 new employees for a new factory in South Carolina, the Obama administration ordered the company to shut down the factory because it was non-union.
  17. Stole Money from Retired Teachers and Police Officers: Obama violated the Fifth Amendment and bankruptcy law by treating secured creditors worse than unsecured creditors during the Chrysler bankruptcy, stealing money from retired teachers and police officers. Moral of the story is to vote. If you don't like what you see, vote them out. These people only fear the vote, and if we all vote, we can make the changes we want to see. It starts locally. If you don't like your mayor, vote them out. If you don't like your councilperson, vote them out. If you don't like your state legislature, vote them out. If you don't like your governor, vote them out. If you don't like your president, vote them out. It's that simple. Vote them all out. Vote vote vote!

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