CHANGE? More Obama Change You Can Believe in … Emanuel, Holder, Daschle … WHERE’S THE BEEF?




Is Barack Obama’s idea of change a political reunion of the Bill Clinton Administration? Are you telling me that there is not one capable fresh Democratic face that is able to hold a cabinet position? Wasn’t part of the Obama change to rid Washington of “insiders”? Remember this promise of change from The Chosen One?

“no political appointees in an Obama administration will be permitted to work on regulations or contracts directly and substantially related to their prior employer for two years.”

Barack Obama promised America change while campaigning for the presidency. For 2+ years all we hear about was a campaign slogan of “change you can believe in.” We could not discuss his associations with questionable characters although all the cockroaches seem to be coming out of the wood work after the election. Change, Change Change. What happened to those promises? If Obama’s promises of change are any indications of his picks for his White House staff and cabinet members all we can say is … Where’s the Beef? If only Clara Peller was alive today.

Welcome to Obama’s new Ad best describing his Campaign Promises of CHANGE

First we were presented with the Obama selection of hard charging Illinois Rep. Rahm Emanuel as White House chief of staff. Emanuel, a Clintonite who hardly embraces the qualities of “can’t we all get along” that Obama professed during the campaign. Eric Holder as Attorney General? Holder, another Clintonista who was infamous for the Bill Clinton Marc Rich pardon. Are you joking? The list goes on and on as the Obama cabinet looks less like change and more like the same old same old and a political reunion of the Bill Clinton White House.

More change in the choice of Democratic Bill Clinton era retread Tom Daschle. Obama is touting former Senator Tom Daschle for secretary of health and human. Ah President-elect Obama what happened with your promise of changing the Washington DC environment of lobbyists and conflicts of interest? Obama’s choice of Tom Daschle smacks in the face of all that Barack Obama held dear and promised Americans prior to the election. It was all about change and the end of lobbyists in DC. As Red State puts it, “Oh, and Tom Daschle is yet another un-fresh face with close associations with the Clintons. I keep waiting for Change I Can Believe In to kick in at some point, but thus far, that hope appears to be forlorn.”

President-elect Barack Obama’s selection of former Senator Tom Daschle for secretary of health and human services posed new questions on Wednesday about how broadly the new administration would apply Mr. Obama’s campaign promises to limit potential conflicts of interest among his appointees.

At issue is Mr. Daschle’s work since leaving the Senate four years ago as a board member of the Mayo Clinic and a highly paid adviser to health care clients at the law and lobbying firm Alston & Bird.

In a detailed list of campaign promises, Mr. Obama pledged that “no political appointees in an Obama administration will be permitted to work on regulations or contracts directly and substantially related to their prior employer for two years.”


Another Insider Named to Obama Cabinet

If you think Tom Daschle has been hanging out in South Dakota since his Senatorial defeat, think again. He’s been in Washington DC working for the firm Alston & Bird. The WaPo says he’s never been a lobbyist but admits that Alston & Bird have a lobbying arm. Of course it tends to stretch credulity that a powerful and well-connected former Senate leader would be employed by such a firm, with such an “arm” and never be called to aid in any Captiol Hill lobbying effort.

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    40 Responses to “CHANGE? More Obama Change You Can Believe in … Emanuel, Holder, Daschle … WHERE’S THE BEEF?”

    1. on November 20th, 2008 8:20 am

      Starting to look like a 3rd Clinton term. Of course that wouldn’t be near as bad as what we expect could happen under Obama. After all, we could have had (and still might, who knows) William Ayers as Secretary of State instead of Hillary.

    2. mojo on November 20th, 2008 8:59 am

      wonder who’ll be signing off on scooter’s pardon….alleged tax fraud vs. convicted felon. a tough call, no doubt. LOL

    3. Michelle on November 20th, 2008 9:02 am

      That’s some change alright!!!!! Democratic controlled country. Oh Boy!

    4. scott on November 20th, 2008 9:53 am

      If anybody can not see the train coming from the FAR LEFT then they are getting going to get run over..Be prepared people. People like Barney Frank are stating the government should decide the wages of autoworkers as well as what type of retirement plans, etc….to implement. Did you hear that? He wants THE GOVERNMENT to DICTATE WAGES to workers! Ahem….socialism….

    5. Richard on November 20th, 2008 10:26 am

      Imagine what the media would do if Bush or Cheney were settling terms for the appointment of one of their cronies to an important federal position.

      There would be no end to the yelling and screaming.

      Yet Bill Clinton is making concessions (which, of course, will be unwaveringly followed; nobody can doubt the integrity of ‘slick Willie,’ can they?) so that his wife can be secretary of state.

      Double standard?

    6. on November 20th, 2008 11:59 am

      You can bet that IF Scooter Libby gets a pardon (for lying), it will be done without walking around the Justice Dept. such as the Marc Rich pardon, nor will there be a transfer of $1 million dollars to Bush’s campaign accounts. Also recall that Libby didn’t hurt the American people by evading $42 million in taxes. And by the way – one doesn’t need a pardon for “alleged tax fraud”; they only need it when they’ve been found guilty

    7. txchic on November 20th, 2008 12:01 pm

      with all the dems on capital hill it’s beginning to look like dia de los muertos (day of the dead). tom daschle & harry reed could transcend into funeral directors at any time. add john kerry & alan colmes into the mix to spice it up. they could drain the botox from pelosi & biden for preservatives.

      it’s the same bunch recycled.

    8. scott on November 20th, 2008 12:39 pm

      If Obama would LIE on that campaign promise which encompasses his message of change, then what else do you think he LIED about?

      We all know the $250K number was a figure he pulled out of thin air. We know that bar will be lowered.

      He is just like every other politican out there.

    9. gail on November 20th, 2008 12:58 pm

      people of aruba clean up your house before you cast stone to our new president. FIND NATALEE

    10. gturner on November 20th, 2008 1:04 pm

      Scott, You are so RIGHT. The 250K will come down to $250. Anyone who makes under $250 a year can get a hand-out. In other words WELFARE. Lets spread the wealth !!!

    11. super dave on November 20th, 2008 1:54 pm

      the problem is that obama doesn’t know what to do or how to go about it. he’s grasping at any straw he can find. all these appointees are old news and bad news all in one bed.
      he wanted the presidency so bad that he bought it, now doesn’t know what to do with his purchase.
      i’m interested to see how he handles the slur that was thrown at him yesterday by the terrorists that he wants to “talk to”. is he going to back down and do what they want or will he finally prove himself an American ?

    12. yoyo muffintop on November 20th, 2008 2:43 pm

      I haven’t seen anyone yet that I would consider incompetent or corrupt. Yes there are some Clinton people, some people who were merely associated with the Clintons, as well as some who had no association with them. What I see is Obama finding who he thinks would be highly qualified. This is unlike the past eight years where the majority of Bush appointees seemed to have only one thing in common…loyalty to George W Bush above all else. This is a part of the change people are looking for.
      Competence above petty politics.


      President-elect Obama doesn’t even take office for 61 days. There’s no election, no “choice” to be made. Why would anyone not be a supporter of President-elect Obama?

      We all care about our country and want to be optimistic for the future, right?

    13. JT on November 20th, 2008 2:47 pm

      Can hardly wait to see in January with the oath of office is taken by the CHANGE man Obama which is a joke in itself. More like obama Communtiariansim Will Obama place his hand on an America bible or Quaran Muslin Bible or just the Koran which is the book for daily living for Muslins. Hope the Media covers it or someone finds out.

    14. rightknight on November 20th, 2008 2:53 pm

      Do we really think Obama is calling the shots
      on who these people will be???

      In the case of a very wealthy President Elect
      who just had a well financed ‘candidacy’ (big
      bucks from unknown/unpublished sources)
      it would do us well to recall that those who
      pay the piper call the tunes.

    15. JT on November 20th, 2008 2:54 pm

      Look up Communtiariansim

      Please tell me just how one changes anything with the same old people in DC. You believed him now live with it and what ever else comes. There will be lots coming that you won’t like or even realize it happened until it is over. Maybe bail out more car industries or more friends of Obama or his CEO friends??

    16. scott on November 20th, 2008 2:58 pm

      Don’t preach to us to relax.

      I am not a supporter because I don’t believe in his message; and his actions flies in the face of his campaign message, INCLUDING the selection of Daschle (sp?) who just finished his lobbyist job.

      Holder was the deputy to the worse AG in the history of the USA, Janet Reno. He was involved in questionable and suspect pardons.

      The list goes on….

      His appointees are not the CHANGE that the people thought he was talking about, just take a look at WHATGOTOBAMAELECTED.COM to see the dregs and druthers that voted for him. The people in that video I would be represent more than 60-70% of the people that actually voted for him. The proof is in the pudding.

      Tough to be optimistic when this is basically the Clinton Administration 3 and his appointees are all geared towards Obama implementing his Marxist ideology and policies.

      It’s no coincidence the way the stock market has reacted since he was elected. The ‘smart’ people are scared of what direction he is going and what he’s going to do.

      It’s amazing the spin the liberals are puttnig on his selections are being CHANGE when is plainly is NOT.

    17. Freebrid on November 20th, 2008 3:21 pm

      I will never be a supporter of Obama!!!! I do not trust him as far as U could throw him… Sounds like a snake, looks like a snake, must be a snake!! I have a problem sharing money I WORKED for with people who sit on there ASS and do nothing all day!!! Hell his name isn’t American either.. I’m sorry folks but I just can’t support someone I don’t beleave in.. the only thing I beleave is we R headed for deep trouble!!!!

    18. Fox Fire on November 20th, 2008 6:04 pm


      Think free…


      Today is my birthday.

      And… tomorrow will be someone else’s.

      Life goes on with or without politics.

      There are alot of people with their fingers

      on the pulse of this nation.

      We’re not at the end…

      But, we’re nearing it.


      Be thankful for everyday…

      … and don’t let anything

      take your freedom from you.


      I’m just glad that it’s him

      in that position…

      and not me.

      We have hit a MAJOR bump in the road.


      Be glad for today.

      For, Jehovah doesn’t want anyone destroyed.


    19. Fox Fire on November 20th, 2008 6:42 pm

      But, I do have a comment:

      Better ask Bush what happened to the BEEF!


    20. CC on November 20th, 2008 8:00 pm

      Foxy where are you? We all know where the beef is!!!!

    21. yoyo muffintop on November 20th, 2008 9:20 pm

      What – is Obama supposed to appoint 3rd graders (such as simpleton #16 and proven by #16′s second to last paragraph) just so he can say it’s “Change”?

      He has to appoint from available people with the required experience. That’s going to be, for the most part, people who worked in either the Bush or Clinton administration.

      You lookin’ for the change? It will be a change when Obama actually accomplishes something good for this country. That hasn’t happened in a while.

    22. yoyo muffintop on November 20th, 2008 9:50 pm

      Here was your dream VP giving an interview while turkeys are being slaughtered in the background:

      I’m trying to think of the last time I saw a politician stand in front of an animal getting slaughtered and campaign/talk politics.

      I can just see it – “Yeah, this is a good spot for the interview”.

      She is the gift that keeps on giving. A grammar nightmare.
      I loved the “building this team that’s being continually built” line.

      I can’t stop laughing

    23. Pat in Alabama on November 20th, 2008 10:23 pm

      I’m getting a kick out of this; his “transition team” are all picking each other for the jobs! Not so much the very top jobs, but the second tier jobs. They are all seasoned veterans of the Washington mess.

      Real change would have been Palin for President, and perhaps she would have brought more Washington outsiders in. But it was the fact that she WAS an outsider (and wanted to shake up the status quo) to begin with that caused her to be crucified the way she was.

      I love that video of how Obama got elected. It shows how clueless most of the public really is.

      “The beards have all grown longer overnight…”

      “Meet the new boss,

      same as the old boss…”

    24. Pat in Alabama on November 20th, 2008 10:31 pm

      I think Palin’s point in that video was for the “howobamagotelected” crowd. They probably don’t know that turkeys actually have to be slaughtered, and thus, this educational video.

      Or perhaps she was just trying to point out that some people actually do work…

    25. rightknight on November 21st, 2008 12:46 am

      It is hoped that Mr. Obama does not use confiscatory
      taxation to put the coal industry out of business. If
      businesses are taxed to death, the government
      will own them by default. The workers will work for
      the government. Government will take good care
      of those workers the same as any good herdsman
      would tend to his cattle. Life will be good! Be happy,
      don’t worry! Change is in the wind. The cattle are
      the beef that the government lives off of. Please
      pass the steak, thank you!

    26. brie. on November 21st, 2008 5:06 am

      So what is the problem with killing the turkeys for food, it’s been going on for a long time, millions of people serve turkey on their thanksgiving table…their are many turkey farms that raise turkeys for just that reason…

    27. super dave on November 21st, 2008 6:56 am

      what’s the matter yoyo ? don’t eat turkey ?

    28. Waterboy on November 21st, 2008 7:17 am

      Marco, Marco, Marco Polo.

    29. Waterboy on November 21st, 2008 7:19 am

      Hide the silver.

    30. Dolf on November 21st, 2008 8:21 am

      JT on November 20th, 2008 2:47 pm
      Can hardly wait to see in January with the oath of office is taken by the CHANGE man Obama which is a joke in itself. More like obama Communtiariansim Will Obama place his hand on an America bible or Quaran Muslin Bible or just the Koran which is the book for daily living for Muslins. Hope the Media covers it or someone finds out.

      this is a republican lie, Obama is a christian
      SM: Actually Dolf … Obama is a Democratic lie. America and the world will soon see. He is already pissing off the LEFT who gopt him into office by not doing what he claimed he would do during the campaign. The LEFT is upset that his cabinet looks like if Hillary Clinton had won, not The Chosen One.

    31. Dolf on November 21st, 2008 8:22 am

      and you seem to think that been out of work and living on states money is so good.

      it was more easy back in the 70-80, now they check you, you have to actively search for jobs. If you don’t accept joboffers you will get fined.

      and the money is enough to keep you alive, nothing more nothing less

    32. Dolf on November 21st, 2008 8:23 am

      btw. I have a job, worked all my life.

    33. scott on November 21st, 2008 9:05 am

      Cowards don’t eat turkeys…

      What an assine and off topic comment!

      Last time I checked, Thanksgiving is next week. Last time I checked, the majority of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving.

      People need to be thankful for what they have currently because come January 20th someone is going to take it away from you to “SHARE” with those who do not deserve it.

      Oh and now CHANGE refers to just something being accomplished by the President. You are an idiot! No terror attacks since 2001, Iraqi and Afghans EMBRACING democracy and all the freedoms and goods that come with it.

      It’s amazing people forget that from 2000-2004, our economy was as strong as it ever was, but because of Jimmy Carter first and Bill Clinton laer creating the sub-prime mortgage mess with the help of Obama’s cronies, ACORN, destroyed the country, yet the last four years include the previous four?

      I would be willing to bet you increased your bank account during the housing bubble! I’d be willing to bet you weren’t complaining when you refied at a lower rate and were able to take out a chunk of money to buy your Escalade or 60 inch flat screen televisions, hypocritical a$$holes!

      You want us to stand behind Obama, yet you turned your back on your current President, even though he absolutely LOVES his country and believes he was doing the right thing. It’s easy for you douche bags to MMQB when you have no clue of the grueling decisions ANY President has to make while in office!

      No doubt that video represents a good majority that voted for Obama. I’m not saying there weren’t a good number of intelligent voters for Obama, just saying the MAJORITY were blubbering un-intelligent, too much TV watching idiots! Our country is in trouble!

      Take a look at Joe Biden and his three letter word J-O-B-S!

    34. scott on November 21st, 2008 9:10 am

      Dolf….Obama is no christian. NO christian sits in a church for 20 some years listening to his mentor preach hate for a country he supposedly loves and then LIES about it. No real christian participates in the million man march following a hate filled Muslim preacher. Real Christians do not preach hate period!

      Marxists can not be Christians.

    35. Dolf on November 21st, 2008 9:38 am

      well..I thought Christians áre not supposed to rape little children, steal and cheat and preach hate.

      everyday..I get disapointed in this.

    36. WTF? on November 21st, 2008 11:53 am

      “Cha-a-a-a-a-a-n-n-n-g-g-g-e is coming:

      Check this out, it’s guaranteed to make your day!!

      Unless you’re a liberal…..B-W-A-HA-HA-HA-HA!!!

    37. super dave on November 21st, 2008 12:12 pm

      no turkey ? try some ham! uh oh ! forgot, nation of islam doesn’t eat swine nor do muslims. i guess all the democrats will be eating tofu.

    38. Michelle on November 21st, 2008 1:26 pm


      Christians do not rape little children, they don’t steal and cheat or preach hate….

      Just because a person says they are a Christian doesn’t make it so….

      So do not judge all Christians by what others may or may not do.

    39. Maggie on November 21st, 2008 5:19 pm

      I can’t kill nothing, however as long as I eat meat, I don’t think I should complain about others who kill for food. Thousands of turkeys are slaughtered for Thanksgiving, along with pigs etc.. 40 years ago women killed and cleaned chickens all the time to feed the family. Some still do. Where do people think the turkeys on their Thanksgiving tables come from?

      It really gets silly watching all the people who eat meat, criticizing others who kill it to eat. I don’t really want to watch it, so I don’t. Still happens whether you watch it or not.

    40. Fox Fire on November 21st, 2008 8:09 pm

      I guess you just don’t get it…

      The ONLY reason why Palin was chosen was because of her oil connection. Hell, in between hunting Moose and killing turkeys, she is still pitching the commercial about Alaska and all that oil and natural gas! I wonder how much she’d be making on this little fiasco of boinking the natural beauty of the great state of Alaska in exchange for a receding hairline on the great planet… earth?

      … and she calls it Conservatism!


      Christians love all living things
      and with all the grain we can grow,
      there’s no reason to eat meat.
      It was a temporary provision for an ark
      that came to rest atop a rock
      surrounded by a flooded planet…
      and a rainbow!

      It’s not a sin to eat meat…


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