Sunday, January 8, 2012

Fact check: Obama's 'Promises Kept' ad

Source: USAToday:

President Obama's reelection campaign is circulating a video of promises the then-candidate made during an Iowa caucus victory speech in January 2008, claiming he kept the promises he made that night. Not quite.

To be sure, the president signed a major health care law, ended the long war in Iraq and signed multiple "middle-class" tax cuts, just as his campaign boasts.

But the health care law isn't expected to make insurance "affordable and available to every single American," as Obama promised. And though he pledged to be a president who "brings our troops home" from Iraq, thousands of those U.S. troops are now stationed in neighboring Kuwait. Most glaringly, he has failed at "bringing Democrats and Republicans together" as he so optimistically promised four years ago.

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