Obama Criticizes Bush Administration

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    I swear the Democrats all sound like programmed robots... They just keep spewing the same old tired shit over and over and over and........And just who the hell does this little snot nosed wet behind the ears nobody Sen. think he is?? :lame2:

    Senator Spoke To 1,000 People In Nebraska
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    (AP) OMAHA, Neb. U.S. Sen. Barack Obama took aim at the Bush administration Saturday, telling a crowd of party faithful that Americans should be disturbed by what's happening in Washington.

    "Folks are feeling like they've had enough," Obama told about 1,000 people at Salem Baptist Church in Omaha. "I've had enough of folks not telling the truth. I've had enough of people manipulating intelligence, fudging numbers and distorting what's happening. I've had enough of three-dollar something gasoline."

    The Illinois Democrat cited what he said were lies about the use of wiretaps on U.S. citizens and violations of civil liberties.

    In remarks prepared for 850 Nebraska Democrats at a fundraiser later in the day, Obama was even more pointed in his criticism of President Bush.

    "We all remember that George Bush said in the 2000 campaign that he was against nation building," Obama said. "We just didn't know he was talking about this one."

    Obama said he was eager to argue with the president and Republicans over "what this country is about. Because I think this is our moment to lead."

    At a news conference, Obama said that in order for the Democratic Party to be successful, it must articulate what the American experience and dream is about. Those ideals, Obama said, include upward mobility, protecting the country and caring for the vulnerable.

    Obama was in Omaha to speak at the annual Morrison-Exon dinner, a fundraiser that this year will generate $150,000 for the party.

    Obama's appearance came just three days before Tuesday's primary in Nebraska, which has several hotly contested races for the Republicans but no high-profile ones for Democrats.
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    Serious question. Is it not the place of the party in opposition to critique government in the US political system?

    I know that the US political system isn't a strictly parliamentary system and that's why I ask. From my perspective there's nothing wrong or unusual about this. In fact it's required to make government work properly in my country.

    I'm not putting a hook out there - just asking a question. I'm not commenting about Obama's claims. Nor do I intend to.
     
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    Obama is one of the very few in the Senate who is a decent Senator...
    I know ...I voted for him...
    He has worked very hard for the people of Illinois..when he was just a state rep...he didn't follow party lines.. Do some research because he is not your average politician
    You may not agree with him...but he is one of the good guys...He's just out there stumping for his party to raise funds...they want tto win either the house or the Senate this fall
    Plus he has a right like every person in America to speak his grievances...

    How about being from Alaska your rep...the big mouthed one who insists on having a bridge instead of using what is there...when all of us were asked to sacrifice for our fellow countrymen...after Katrina hit...when asked to give his bridge money back he said clearly and quite loudly...NO...
    I'd rather have Obama out there then Rostenkowski or Fiitzgerald who had the place before him..
     
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    Critiqueing if fine. It's just that it would be good if the other party had something of substance that they were running on, instead of just trashing the other party, or running a campaign on scare tactics, , race baiting and economic envy baiting(when most of the Democarts and a lot of the Rebulicans are all multi millionaires). My two cents of the Democratic party of today, and I've been around a few yrs, their so out of touch with reality, their a hopeless party because they allow all the special intrest groups too dictate how they WILL RUN THE PARTY(read up on George Sorros)... They've lost the Democrats of the old values and have taken on the socialist values becasue thats one way they keep power(and thats what they want) is to rule all the people through goverment.. It's us conservative who are standing in their way and I will be one of those until I breath my last breath on this earth...
    Now let the flames begin.......... :laugh: :flameth:
     
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    Whatever. I never agreed with this stupid bridge. And if this had been presented to the Alaskian people they wouldn't of gone for it either.

    And I grew up in Ill so I can speak a little about the politics there. I went back for awhile in 1999, but couldn't take the politics there so I moved back up here. Ok that really wasn't the reason, but it sounded good, no?

    You can defend Obama, but he's still just a junior with no standing as yet in anything. Just because he has a Sen. title doesnt make him something special.
    Yeah, I had thought he might be something different, but he's starting off sounding just like the parrots of the Dems today... He's still a junior Sen, maybe when he gets a few yrs under his belt? But it's not looking hopeful..
    Hey he looks good for the camera: and he's getting down the same old tired dems. spin about hating Bush, but we have no other plan for ya :thup:
     
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    Thanks Stephanie - I wondered about it. It's one thing reading about the political process in a textbook, it's a completely different proposition seeing it as it plays out in the real world.
     

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