I personally cringe whenever I hear somone state "My intentions were honorable."
Intentions are secondary(or lower) and results are key. The current example of huge deficit spending, coupled with tax increases during a depression, being the results of an 'intention' to help stop a recession. Look at the other day in Columbus, Ohio. Obama addressed the 25 jobs his spending bill helped create. but nobody knows it's just for one year. Not an impressive photo-op to me.
Our Preisdents Intentions are killing the Dow. The new bottom is being predicted at 3000 *shudder*. His intent to redistribute the wealth of the rich is on a proven path of hurting the middle class.
However, his intentions are good. So lets just cheer him on... ugh.