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After Obama Criticized Bush Administration for Awarding No-Bid Contracts, He Awarded a No-Bid Contract to a Democratic Campaign Donor

This is what then candidate Barack Obama said about no-bid contracts:

As a candidate for president in 2008, then-Sen. Obama frequently derided the Bush administration for the awarding of federal contracts without competitive bidding.

"I will finally end the abuse of no-bid contracts once and for all," the senator told a Grand Rapids audience on Oct. 2. "The days of sweetheart deals for Halliburton will be over when I'm in the White House."

Those remarks echoed an earlier occasion, during a candidates' debate in Austin, Texas on Feb. 21, when Mr. Obama vowed to upgrade the government's online databases listing federal contracts.

"If (the American people) see a bridge to nowhere being built, they know where it's going and who sponsored it," he said to audience laughter, "and if they see a no-bid contract going to Halliburton, they can check that out too."

Less than two months after he was sworn into office, President Obama signed a memorandum that he claimed would "dramatically reform the way we do business on contracts across the entire government."

One year into his presidency, Obama's administration awarded a no-bid contract to a Democratic campaign contributor:

Despite President Obama's long history of criticizing the Bush administration for "sweetheart deals" with favored contractors, the Obama administration this month awarded a $25 million federal contract for work in Afghanistan to a company owned by a Democratic campaign contributor without entertaining competitive bids, Fox News has learned.

The contract, awarded on Jan. 4 to Checchi & Company Consulting, Inc., a Washington-based firm owned by economist and Democratic donor Vincent V. Checchi, will pay the firm $24,673,427 to provide "rule of law stabilization services" in war-torn Afghanistan.

Another campaign promise broken. Change you can believe in, baby!

Read the entire report at Fox News.

Read the no-bid contract here.

Hat tip: The Daily Caller


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Comments (10)

I ran my "Surprise Meter... (Below threshold)
Justrand:

I ran my "Surprise Meter" over the story...it didn't even register! I checked the batteries and even ran it over the "Republican wins Teddy's Seat!" story to check it was still working...and the needle flew across the meter!!

Thus far 0% of the Hope & Change rhetoric has come to pass...and THAT is no surprise!

"The days of sweetheart dea... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

"The days of sweetheart deals for Halliburton will be over when I'm in the White House."

Is that the same "Halliburton" that got no-bid contracts in Bosnia from the Clinton Administration?

What else can we ever expec... (Below threshold)
Flu-Bird:

What else can we ever expect from a two faced liberal demacratic scoundrel

"rule of law stabilization ... (Below threshold)
Tom:

"rule of law stabilization services"

I wonder if they'll be called mercenaries?

But, but, they didn't award... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

But, but, they didn't award it to Halliburton! Don't you see? Halliburton didn't get the contract! /sarc

Has anyone checked to see if Checchi is behind on their taxes?

All Siezer Alinski represen... (Below threshold)
914:

All Siezer Alinski represents is one gigantic tax sucking front man for ACORN..

Such a proven liar. Only on... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Such a proven liar. Only one year and he is unbelievable. Other presidents have taken years to reach this level of untrustworthyness. ww

Well, my sympathies are wit... (Below threshold)
Hank:

Well, my sympathies are with the MSM.

They really do have a difficult job, each day having to ignore yet another lie, broken campaign promise, or plain old corruption.

Yeah, but Bush was pure evi... (Below threshold)
Tsar Nicholas II:

Yeah, but Bush was pure evil, whereas Obama has sent magic unicorns to deliver money, jobs, candy and happiness to poor people arouned the globe.

i think both of them are no... (Below threshold)

i think both of them are not bad ,as a presdent ,he have the responsebility to make hie country people live a good life .




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