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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)

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)

"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)

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

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

"rule of law stabilization services"

I wonder if they'll be called mercenaries?

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

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)

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

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

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)

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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