Obama a stellar record!!

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    I had the chance to see this Video of this poor state Senator trying to tell Chris Matthews the list of accomplishments of Barack Obama in the State Senate and the best answer he could come up with was " He's inspirational" . Had I known that would get me a job in the US Senate, I would have applied a long time ago. So after watching it a few times, I decided to hit some of his more notable State Senate legislative highlights.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGqauDMD_6o&feature=related[/ame]

    * Voted *present* more than 130 times*

    *hit the wrong button 6 times, once voting yes on a bill to strip millions from a chid welfare program*

    On March 19, 1997, he announced he had fumbled an election-reform vote the day before, on a measure that passed 51 to 6: "I was trying to vote yes on this, and I was recorded as a no," he said. The next day, he acknowledged voting "present" on a key telecommunications vote.

    Obama was the lone dissenter on Feb. 24, 2000, against 57 yeas for a ban on human cloning. "I pressed the wrong button by accident," he said.

    The measure, pushed by the gambling industry and fought by church groups whose support Obama was seeking, passed with two "yeas" to spare -- including Obama's. Moments after its passage he rose to say, "I'd like to be recorded as a no vote," explaining that he had mistakenly voted for it.
    Obama would later develop a reputation as a critic of the gambling industry, and he voted against a similar measure two years later.
    (Source LA TIMEs and Chicago Tribune)

    *He also opposed letting people use a self-defense argument if charged with violating local handgun bans by using weapons in their homes*

    *He voted against requiring medical care for aborted fetuses who survive*

    *Voted against the death penalty for gang members*

    The list is long and distinguished, perhaps this is why the Senator didn't remember it when asked?
     
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    Navy, I respect you but you really need some new talking points.

    That's at least the 10th time I've seen the 130 times voted present.

    And at least the 5th time for the rest of the stuff.

    This has been debated to death already.

    "One of McCain's ads casts Obama as "the one," implying he thinks he's the Messiah. Good, maybe he can raise McCain from the dead." - Bill Maher
     
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    Maybe the Senator is like a lot of other people who aren't really familiar with everything Obama has done. Or it could be these things aren't really important.
     
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    I appreciate that Robert, I would say the same thing of us all? However, I did like the video, and felt it was my duty to help the guy out being the mean old republican I am lol. However, let's not get into a counting games on talking point here shall we? How may times Have I heard McCains too old, or McCains just like Bush, or the continued regurgatation of the same stuff about Sarah Palin ? I will keep my *talking points* to a minimum I swear if you promise to do the same how's that? , but hey was a great video you had to love that deer in the headlights look on that guy if even from a humor point of view
     
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    My only points aren't about McCain being too old (I actually haven't brought that point up as a serious thing against him. Though I have made jokes about it). I also don't just make points about McCain being the same as Bush though I do bring it up.

    Though btw, the only reason why you hear the same points about Sarah Palin is because she was announced as VP two weeks ago, hasn't given out any interviews or solo appearances, and we don't know that much about her.

    When Sarah Palin stops hiding from the media, we'll have more to talk about when it comes to her.

    I'm always talking about different points, topics,etc on this board.
     
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    You know , If I were the McCain campaign, I would milk this media freenzy over Sarah Palin for all it worth, look at the polls? USA Today Poll for example has McCain up. Honestly, I think as long as the democrats are precieved by the hard right base of my party as being unfair and biased and treating her unfairly, they are playing right into the hands of the McCain campaign. If she hasn't done a thing , she has succeeded in getting that base that was luke warm completely energized. I heard yesterday that her frist interview was going to be with Charlie Gibson if i'm not mistaken.
     
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    How about the way he treated his first wife. I mean his divorce wasn't even final when he applied for a wedding license to marry Cindy. Ross Perot who helped pay for Carol's medical bills while McCain was a POW doesn't even have a good view of him anymore.McCain's broken marriage and fractured Reagan friendship - Los Angeles Times
    John McCain's First Wife Speaks Out
     
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    This is what the McCain Campaign was hoping for. The Democrats attack her on the issues and she plays the "victim" card and gains sympathy.

    Honestly, she came out swinging against Obama in her few speeches, she shouldnt be treated with kids gloves. If anything, she is setting women back who want to run in the future.

    I first mentioned the Charlie Gibson interview on here yesterday. It's Charlie Gibson though, he won't ask her any tough questions. She'll get a couple softball questions in a scripted interview.

    This is the same Charlie Gibson who hosted that now infamous ABC debate where they basically went after Barack Obama. Even the crowd was booing him by the time it was over.
     
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    Of course she should be asked tough questions as should any candidate that runs for high office. I wasn't aware you had posted that yesterday, sorry about that Robert. I did see the debate, but the point is, if you want to be president, you need to be able to handle yourself, and that goes for Palin and Obama and McCain or whoever it is.
     
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    Do you or can you even understand the state of mind he was in when he returned? We all have bad days and make the mistakes in our lives... but as for McCain's infidelity and personal actions with his first wife when he returned, he has been thru the explanations of this before... was he the perfect man in his personal life when he returned? Hell no... But his service to his country and the effort he has put into his job in public service is almost unquestioned....
     

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