Barack Obama His Own Words!!

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    Immigration;

    May 23, 2006

    One of the central components of immigration reform is enforcement, and
    this bill contains a number of important provisions to beef up border security.
    But that's not enough. Real enforcement also means drying up the pool of jobs that encourages illegal immigration. And that can only happen if employers don't hire illegal workers.


    Marriage;

    June 5, 2006

    Today, we take up the valuable time of the U.S. Senate with a proposed amendment to our Constitution that has absolutely no chance of passing. We do this, allegedly, in an attempt to uphold the institution of marriage in this country. We do this despite the fact that for over two hundred years, Americans have been defining and defending marriage on the state and local level without any help from the U.S. Constitution at all.


    Energy;

    Energy Independence and the Safety of Our Planet
    April 3, 2006

    For decades, we've been warned by legions of scientists and mountains of evidence that this was coming - that we couldn't just keep burning fossil fuels and contribute to the changing atmosphere without consequence. And yet, for decades, far too many have ignored the warnings, either dismissing the science as a hoax or believing that it was the concern of enviros looking to save polar bears and rainforests.

    August 1, 2006

    Every one of us in Congress has heard from our constituents about the high cost of gas. A gallon is now $3 or more in most parts of the country, and there is every reason to believe that figure will continue to climb throughout the rest of the summer



    Security;

    December 15, 2005

    Four years ago, following the most devastating attack in our history, this body passed the USA PATRIOT Act in order to give our nation's law enforcement the tools they need to track down terrorists who plot and lurk within our own borders and all over the world - terrorists who, right now, are looking to exploit weaknesses in our laws and our security to carry out
    even deadlier attacks than we saw on September 11th.

    Campaign;

    "It's not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or antitrade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations." --explaining his troubles winning over some working-class voters San Francisco

    "In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died -- an entire town destroyed."
    --on a Kansas tornado that killed 12 people

    "Hold on one second, sweetie, we're going to do -- we'll do a press avail." --to a female reporter for ABC's Detroit affiliate who asked about his plan to help American autoworkers


    These are just a few of the word's of Barack Obama from the campaign and from his career as a US Senator. I will let you make up your own mind here without adding any editorial on this one, as it pretty much speaks for itself.
     
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    Thanks, Navy. Those words were a refreshing change of pace from the "politics as usual" crowd in DC. Let's elect this guy president, shall we?
     
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    Caligirl Oh yes it is too!

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    LOL that's pretty funny.
     
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    To be honest ignatov im going to have to take a pass on this guy. I just can't see the attraction other than he is different. Well so is my daughter in college, but she sure is not qualified to be president and I personally don't think he is either. To me Barack Obama is a great speaker and a lot of people are taken with him, but it's rather like getting caught up in a movie and never reading the book. For example, the movie "300" okay movie, good graphics very loosly based on a historical event but great to look at. However, when you read the book you get a whole different story. Again, though it should be interesting one way or the other. good luck.
     
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    He had a depth to his answers when he started campaigning that made him authentic. Like at one of the debates. Remember when Edwards and CLinton and Obama were still standing, and the question was "What is your greatest weakness" and Obama went first - and actually presented a weakness. He said that he doesn't remember details (or something) very well and has to have staff to keep track of those details (or something like this.)

    Then HIllary says her weakness is that she loves her country so much (or something) and Edwards says his weakness is that he cares about the working class so much (or something).

    I mean good god.

    He was like that in other situations too. When asked about the education system he didn't give a pat answer, but answered from the perspective of a parent, I don't remember the response but it gave a depth to his answer that was refreshing and honest, period.

    One of the reasons that he is a good speaker is because that honesty still comes through. Sure, he is politicking more now than then, but there is still an authenticity to his presentations.

    McCain has been staged more and more. The free-wheeling reporter sessions were good, but have been cancelled. He has changed his message from leadership to reform, he has picked his running mate as what appears to be a political ploy, he has done many things that are designed to win (has ditched policy for 'narrative' which does NOT put country first), and I don't know where he stands anymore.

    If he opposes earmarks, why did he take on Palin? If SHE oppposes earmarks why did she take them? Or s it that he had to pick her to rally the base, and he had to say the reform stuff because he needed to tie it all together and repackage himself?

    Obama is authentic, organized, disciplined, (and I tend to align with many of his views)--- and McCain is politicking (and selling out to some extent, ie picking Palin over Lieberman) to get into the whitehouse.
     
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    Now remind me again, was Kansas the 56th state or the 57th. :D
     
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    Oh, please. Are we playing that game? McCain thinks that Checkoslovakia is still a country. McCain thinks that (Shi'ite) Iran is harboring and training (Sunni) al Qaeda members.

    Ask yourself which is more likely: that McCain doesn't understand the intricacies of the Middle East or that Obama doesn't know how many states are in the Union.
     
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    (I think he was just being funny....)
     
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    I think it is more likely that we need a little more humour and a lot less animosity.

    Have you noticed that no one is changing any minds on here?

    We're either preaching to the choir, trying to zig the other side or cussing each other out.

    Everyone needs to relax alittle and keep in mind that although we may not agree, that's ok. Come November 4th, no matter who wins the election, we'll all still be Americans.
     
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    Ya like after Bush won in 2000 and again in 2004 we were all still just Americans. How for 8 years we have listened to how Bush the genius stole 3 elections and then Bush the Idiot invaded Iraq.

    And now we have Liberals demanding a President be arrested after he leaves office based on nothing more than spiteful anger because their guy got impeached and they haven't gotten even yet.

    There is a major disconnect between the far left and the rest of the Country. And the Democrats are happy to be drug around by the nose ring by that Far Left.

    After 8 years of listening to the left claim Bush was not their President the Conservatives need to LAUGH a little? After 8 years of listening to lies, misinformation and fabricated stories about a sitting President, WE need to relax?
     

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