Remember all those lofty promises that then President wannabe Barack Obama made on the campaign trail? Most people will remember the hope-y change-y thing he promised us. But how many remember the specific promises he made – none of which he’s kept. The following dialogue was had between Bernie Goldberg and Bill O’Reilly during a recent episode of The O’Reilly Factor:
BERNARD GOLDBERG: Look, can I give you another — you like facts. Let me give you another example. There’s a piece in the current edition of The Weekly Standard by a very smart fellow named Pete Wehner, who’s on FOX from time to time. I’m going to just give you five facts. Just five.
Fact No. 1, as a candidate, Barack Obama promised to create five million new energy jobs alone. Just 5 million energy jobs.
Fact No. 2, he claimed that, by the end of the first term, his healthcare plan, would quote, “bring down premiums by $2,500 for the typical family.”
Fact No. 3, he guaranteed that his financial rescue plan would help stop foreclosures.
Fact No. 4, in the first year of his presidency, he pledged, quote, “to cut the deficit we inherited in the half by the end of my first term in office.”
Fact No. 5, he said he would, quote, “lift two million Americans from poverty” and, quote, “jolt our economy back to life.” Have you seen that any place in the mainstream media? That Barack Obama has failed to deliver on his promises?
BILL O’REILLY: No. Nobody has put that in. Except for The Weekly Standard, nobody has brought that up. But all politicians make promises, and few deliver, to be fair.
GOLDBERG: Yes. But it’s one thing to promise vaguely, “I promise you hope and change.” These are very specific promises. Listen, the same mainstream media that put Mitt Romney’s stupid stunt while he was teenager in high school all over page one and on several jump pages, and the same mainstream media that put on page one Ann Romney’s horse thing, you know, where she rides horses, which is a very expensive hobby, they found enough time and space to devote to that. Why can’t they find time to devote to this?
O’REILLY: Because they want President Obama to be reelected. As simple as that.
GOLDBERG: It is. It really is.
O’REILLY: All right. Bernie, thank you.