Obama's top three priorities

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    1. Ending the war in Iraq
    2. Developing American energy independence
    3. Universal healthcare for all Americans

    Works for me......

    "My top priority as president will be ending this war in Iraq, a war that should have never been authorized and never been waged. In doing so, I will work to keep our country safe from terrorists and to restore American credibility around the world. Providing universal health care to the 47 million Americans who currently do not have it will be another top priority of my administration, as will combating global warming and putting our country on the path toward energy independence. But all of the issues that I have focused on in this campaign -- whether it's creating a 21st century education system and fighting poverty or achieving comprehensive immigration reform and strengthening our economy -- are vitally important and must be prioritized by the next president. And all of these issues share one thing in common: in order to fully address them, we have to do more than change political parties. We have to fundamentally change our politics and transform the way business is done in Washington."

    Barack Obama on the Issues | Campaign 2008 | washingtonpost.com
     
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    *snark*

    How many Obama Points was that worth?

    :razz:
     
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    Is there a politician who doesn't say this?

    Every election cycle?

    And could anything be more constant than "the way business is done in Washington"?
     
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    :confused: Priorities :confused:

    I got some Presidential Campaign Slogans that are better than those!!! :slap:

    :eek: Some of them never even made it to the WHITEHOUSE!! :eek:


    1840 William Henry Harrison ... Tippecanoe and Tyler Too
    1844 James K. Polk ... 54-40 or fight
    1844 James K. Polk ... Reannexation of Texas and reoccupation of Oregon
    1844 Henry Clay ... Who is James K. Polk?
    1848 Zachary Taylor .... For President of the People
    1856 John C. Fremont .... Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Speech, Free Men, and Fremont
    1860 Abraham Lincoln .... Vote Yourself a Farm
    1864 Abraham Lincoln .... Don't swap horses in the middle of the stream
    1884 Grover Cleveland .... Blaine, Blaine, James G. Blaine, The Continental Liar from the State of Maine
    1884 James Blaine .... Ma, Ma, Where’s my Pa, Gone to the White House, Ha, Ha, Ha
    1888 Benjamin Harrison .... Rejuvenated Republicanism
    1896 William McKinley .... Patriotism, Protection, and Prosperity
    1900 William McKinley .... A Full Dinner Pail
    1916 Woodrow Wilson .... He kept us out of war
    1920 Warren G. Harding .... Return to normalcy
    1920 Warren G. Harding .... Cox and Cocktails
    1924 Calvin Coolidge .... Keep cool with Coolidge
    1928 Herbert Hoover .... A chicken in every pot and a car in every garage
    1952 Dwight Eisenhower .... I Like Ike
    1956 Dwight Eisenhower .... Peace and Prosperity
    1960 Richard Nixon .... For the future
    1964 Lyndon B. Johnson .... The stakes are too high for you to stay at home
    1964 Barry Goldwater .... In your heart you know he’s right
    1968 Richard Nixon .... Nixon's the One
    1976 Gerald Ford .... He’s making us proud again
    1976 Jimmy Carter .... Not Just Peanuts
    1976 Jimmy Carter .... A Leader, For a Change
    1980 Ronald Reagan .... Are you better off than you were four years ago?
    1984 Ronald Reagan .... It’s morning again in America
    1984 Walter Mondale .... America Needs a Change
    1988 George Bush ... Kinder, Gentler Nation
    1992 Bill Clinton .... Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow
    1992 Bill Clinton .... Putting People First
    1992 Ross Perot .... Ross for Boss
    1996 Bill Clinton.... Building a bridge to the 21st century
    1996 Bob Dole .... The Better Man for a Better America
    2000 Al Gore .... Prosperity and progress
    2000 Al Gore .... Prosperity for America's families
    2000 George W. Bush.... Compassionate conservatism
    2000 George W. Bush .... Leave no child behind
    2000 George W. Bush .... Real plans for real people
    2000 George W. Bush .... Reformer with results
    2000 Ralph Nader.... Government of, by, and for the people...not the monied interests
    2004 John Kerry .... Let America be America Again
    2004 George W. Bush .... Yes, America Can!

    2008 Obama's :confused:
    2008 McCains :confused:




    Presidential Campaign Slogans
     
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    It is hard to knock down those goals with anything but insults.

    You have my sympathies.
     
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    Well, it works for me too. With 2 sons recently joining the military, 1 in the Army and 1 in the Marines, they can't leave Iraq soon enough for me. We already had 1 son who did a tour and 1/2 in Iraq, thanks to the back door draft, and I'm not looking forward to possibly sending 2 more to fight in a war where we shouldn't have been in the first place as far as I'm concerned.

    I'm all for energy independence. I'd be thrilled if anyone could at least put forth a good effort to accomplish it.

    Being a baby boomer myself healthcare is a big issue also. I can deal with the minor aches and pains of getting older but if I were to pay out of pocket for a major illness I'd be screwed. Heathcare reform would be great start.
     
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    These three priorities will save us a ton of money.

    $200 billion dollars a year saved, if we pull out of Iraq.

    $200 billion dollars a year saved, if we have universal healthcare.

    And the entire country saved if we become energy independent.
     
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    how much does it cost when a plane crashes into nyc?

    how much does it cost when doctors quit because they are not going to work because they are making half what they used to make?

    how much does it cost when my pay check goes to people who don't work?

    how much does it cost to drill our own oil?
     
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    You really need to do more reading.

    59% of U.S. doctors now favor universal healthcare....

    US doctors support universal health care - survey | Reuters
     
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