I think an old saying applies here: "Don’t piss on my head and tell me you’re R. Kelly" (er something like that).
The most recent, "Do as I say not as I do…"moment of the Obama administration (and there have been many) is his use of signing statements…
"The problem with this administration is that it has attached signing statements to legislation in an effort to change the meaning of the legislation, to avoid enforcing certain provisions of the legislation that the President does not like, and to raise implausible or dubious constitutional objections to the legislation," Obama answered. But, he added: "No one doubts that it is appropriate to use signing statements to protect a president’s constitutional prerogatives."
I always love the "BUT", cause with Obama it’s always the "BUT", you should pay attention to, not the lying gobbledegook he says before the "BUT". (*whispers* That’s just for the brain dead followers he’s bamboozled.)
I think there needs to be a gadget called the Obamatron which translates his doublespeak into something more truthful. Like the above example translates to:
Bush did stuff that I’m going to do, but I just want you to focus on your anger and Bush while I do the same thing. Say it with me, ‘Bush bad Obama gooooooood….Bush bad, Obama gooooooood.’
Same effect, fewer words…his supporters won’t mind, cause they’re not paying attention to what the man says anyway…they’re too busy marveling at his being able to read a teleprompter without stumbling (too much). As for the rest of us, who are you kidding? He doesn’t give a shit about us.
First: Denounce your presidential predecessor for a given policy, energizing your party’s base and capitalizing on his abiding unpopularity. Second: Pretend to have reversed that policy upon taking office with a symbolic act or high-profile statement. Third: Adopt a version of that same policy, knowing that it’s the only way to govern responsibly or believing that doing otherwise is too difficult. Repeat as necessary.