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Armenians shocked by Obama’s words

Written by The Sarcasmist on April 24, 2012 - Comments (4)

President Barack ObamaIn 2008, as part of his presidential campaign, Barack Obama promised Americans of Armenian descent that he would, as President, he would recognize the Armenian Genocide. In a letter, from then candidate Obama, he wrote…

“my firmly held conviction that the Armenian Genocide is not an allegation, a personal opinion, or a point of view, but rather a widely documented fact supported by an overwhelming body of historical evidence.”

Later in the same letter he promised…

“As President I will recognize the Armenian Genocide.”

Today, April 24th, is the Armenian Remembrance day, and oddly enough, Obama has not used the word ‘genocide’ to describe the events of 1915 which resulted in the extermination of 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire (Turkey).

This should come as a big surprise because up until now all politicians have delivered on every single campaign promise. It is highly unusual that Obama would avoid using the word he promised he would just because Turkey  (a close ally of the United States in the Middle East) has said that an official recognition by the United States would hamper relations.

This kind of stuff makes me wonder if Obama and Romney are, as part of their presidential campaign, just saying things people want to hear.

Comments

  1. Suckers. All he does is campaign and make promises. He’s buying your votes with rhetoric and piles of BS. I hope you like the sh*t sandwich you a**hats have force fed the rest of us. Don’t forget to vote ABO(Anybody But Obama) in Nov!

    http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/obameter/rulings/promise-broken/?page=1

    Bahahahahahaha.

    Promise:Allow five days of public comment before signing bills:Broken

    Promise:Tougher rules against revolving door for lobbyists and former officials:Broken

    Promise:Increase the capital gains and dividends taxes for higher-income taxpayers:Broken

    Promise:Expand the child and dependent care credit:Broken

    Promise:Create a foreclosure prevention fund for homeowners:Broken

    Promise:Require automatic enrollment in 401(k) plans:Broken

    Promise:End income tax for seniors making less than $50,000:Broken

    Promise:End no-bid contracts above $25,000:Broken

    Promise:Repeal the Bush tax cuts for higher incomes:Broken

    Promise:Phase out exemptions and deductions for higher earners:Broken

    Promise:Sign the Employee Free Choice Act, making it easier for workers to unionize:Broken

    Promise:Forbid companies in bankruptcy from giving executives bonuses:Broken

    Promise:Allow imported prescription drugs:Broken

    Promise:Double federal funding for cancer research:Broken

    Promise:Reduce the threshhold for the Family and Medical Leave Act from companies with 50 employees to companies with 25 employees:Broken

    Promise:Require employers to provide seven paid sick days per year:Broken

    Promise:Close the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center:Broken

    Promise:Allow bankruptcy judges to modify terms of a home mortgage:Broken

    Promise:Double the Peace Corps:Broken

    Promise:Develop an alternative to President Bush’s Military Commissions Act on handling detainees:Broken

    • nightingale801

      @JDNappers Don’t forget that He himsElf killed Bin Laden:D also . . . it was his very first time(1 st presidency) he was practically a “virgin” but not anymore :D I hope he enjoyed it as much as you recording it. . .

    • Phew. I’m glad someone came forth. Because up until now all other presidents were honest, straightforward and upstanding guys. Man why can’t they be saints like Nixon?

  2. nightingale801

    Dear Sarcasmist your text gave me the giggles:D

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