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Obama, while pledging to change the rules in Washington, is playing many of the same old games. Most notably has been the effort by his administration to buy off political challengers to the president's favored candidates with promises of jobs. First it was the failed bid to get Rep. Joe Sestak not to challenge Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter, who lost to Sestak in a rare primary failure. Then it was revealed that the administration tried it again with former Colorado state house speaker Andrew Romanoff who is challenging Sen. Michael Bennet in the Democratic primary.
Amid promises of transparency, Obama is running secret wars a la Nixon and Bush. The Washington Post, for example, reveals that the administration, which arrived with plans to cut back on the wars, is expanding "a largely secret U.S. war against al-Qaeda and other radical groups" in Yemen, Africa, Central Asia, and the Middle East.
I'm not posting this to bash Obama, but to point out that no matter which side of the aisle is in power, the results are usually the same.
Originally posted by whatukno
reply to post by TheAssociate
know that they will lie to you, spot the lies they tell, and make your choices for your candidate accordingly.