Oh, but shucksdarnitalltohell, it turns out that on the ground, he’s exactly the same old rotten politician SOB, made worse by generous ladlings of Chicago strongarm mentality and arrogance.
But you’ll have that.
Nevertheless, if you remember anything our esteemed president promised, you’ll probably remember this:
“I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.” – Barack Obama, September 12, 2008
Now, here he is discussing deficit reduction in a recent interview with BusinessWeek:
“The whole point of it is to make sure that all ideas are on the table. So what I want to do is to be completely agnostic, in terms of solutions.” – Barack Obama, February 9, 2010
If you just weren’t feeling the hope and change yet, sports fans, here it comes. Bend over.