Barack Obama will take a backseat to no one when it comes to (promising) Network Neutrality

Back before Barack Obama appointed a Net Neutrality-destroying cable lobbyist to run the FCC, he was clear: "I will take a backseat to no one when it comes to Network Neutrality."

President Obama and Big Telcoms: delivering high-speed fiber to the campaign promise every election cycle!

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  1. right. it's all Obama's fault.

    this never happened:

    A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down regulations that require Internet providers to treat all traffic the same, dealing a potentially fatal blow to President Obama’s push for “net neutrality.”
    Opponents of the rules, led by plaintiff Verizon, hailed the decision from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals as a victory over government meddling in the marketplace. “The court’s decision will allow more room for innovation, and consumers will have more choices to determine for themselves how they access and experience the Internet,” said Randal Milch, Verizon’s executive vice president of public policy. 
    Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), one of the biggest opponents of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules in Congress, applauded the court for striking down “socialistic regulations.”

  2. Is he or is he not in the fight? By the looks of things he not in the fight. Did he or did he not nominate this head of the FCC? If he was for net neutrality why isn't the head of the FCC for net neutrality?

    There is an election coming up and it looks like the Dems are throwing it.

  3. Missing the point. The president has the power to support net neutrality by executive means and he's not doing it. We all know the congress is locked up and the Reps are foretasted to get more seats in the house and gain control of the senate. We are at war and the Dems response? - "meh."

  4. I really liked lots of things Candidate Obama said when he was running for president. Unfortunately the dude who showed up to actually do the job had a much different set of priorities, which didn't include fair trials for prisoners at Gitmo, or ending the Iraq War quickly, or spending 15 minutes to fix Don't Ask Don't Tell before the courts forced him to, or appointing a Justice Department head who'd prosecute war criminals instead of medical marijuana dispensaries, or putting a public option into the health care system he was giving away to big insurance companies, or following the Constitution's rules on whether you can assassinate American citizens without a fair trial.

    I'm a Libertarian, so I wasn't expecting Obama to be able to fix Bush's economic damage overnight, but I was looking forward to at least some hopey changey stuff, and a lot more "not being George Bush" than we got.

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