Pres. Barack Obama

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Sparhawk2k 01/17/2008 7:34pm

Some of the things mentioned in the technology and innovation document would be amazing for a site like this. I would love to see what could be done when the government is actively working to get more information out there. I think it would actually get more people excited about the idea of participating too.

kgotjesus2001 03/02/2009 7:54am


1. Lincoln placed his hand on the Bible for his inauguration. Obama used the
same Bible.
2. Lincoln came from Illinois . Obama comes from Illinois .
3. Lincoln served in the Illinois Legislature. Obama served in the Illinois
4. Lincoln had very little experience before becoming President. Obama had
very little experience before becoming President.
5. Lincoln rode the train from Philadelphia to Washington for his
inauguration. Obama rode the train from Philadelphia to Washington for his
6. Lincoln was a skinny lawyer. Obama is a skinny lawyer.
7. Lincoln was a Republican. Obama is a skinny lawyer.
8. Lincoln was highly respected. Obama is a skinny lawyer.
9. Lincoln was born in the United States . Obama is a skinny lawyer.
10. Lincoln was honest, so honest he was called Honest Abe. Obama is a
skinny lawyer.

scallen 11/01/2008 11:22pm
in reply to Sparhawk2k Jan 17, 2008 7:34pm

I am more concerned with his Tax Policy S.2433, If it gets passed all our money is going to Africa, via the United Nations. It also gives the United Nations the right to tax American Citizens. Anyone care to give their money to Africa and leave us broke, go ahead and vote for Obama, and doom us all. When A U.S. Senator introduces a Bill into the Senate allowing non=Americans to tax us I have serious issues.

Obamas Golbal Poverty Tax 2007

bkoppe 02/08/2008 8:27pm

The reason for so many “abstain” votes is because he’s out on the campaign trail. The records for Clinton and McCain aren’t much different.

kjnelan 06/17/2008 11:05am
in reply to bkoppe Feb 08, 2008 8:25pm

While I may not agree with your issues, thank you so much for giving us your reasons and needs rather than rhetoric and junk.

Anonymous 02/08/2008 2:38am

interesting voting history :-)
Does this guy have any opinions at all?

Anonymous 02/10/2008 3:25pm

I support Obama’s candidacy. It is time everyone is able to witness and participate in a changing process. I offer my services translating into Spanishdocuments for the campaign. Counsel advisers to remind him that he needs to secure Puerto Rican votes by addressing the island leaders. Leonora

bkoppe 02/08/2008 8:32pm

Not exactly on the topic of Obama, but I think there’s an interesting question to be asked here:

Why isn’t there an accepted way for senators and representatives to vote while away from Washington? There are clearly important benefits to being in Washington for debating as well as voting, but there must be some way to find a balance here.

adelie 03/13/2008 12:07pm
in reply to Anonymous Feb 24, 2008 11:04am

That article was such a fantastic record. It is kinda funny that this was (likely) inspired by all of Hillary’s talk about “look at my record”. Guess she never thought someone would ACTUALLY do the research. Oops!

PinnCrawford 03/02/2008 5:29pm
in reply to bkoppe Feb 08, 2008 8:32pm

Good point, people can absentee vote in elections and the internet will eventually become part of democracy, why not start with the Senators on campaign. They are not doing their job while they are stumping and debating on TV.

Anonymous 11/15/2008 1:22pm
in reply to bkoppe Feb 09, 2008 11:14am

lol…everyone knows that white people voted for obama based on that single reason…so no one would think they were racist.

Bud9342 06/17/2009 4:58am

One thing I agree with is we need Change, however I think we need a big change from the Dem/GOP limitations imposed on us. What is the difference any more between the dems and gop? Both want power and control, Obama is no different. The only change he offers is to bankrupt this country faster and to redistribute what wealth is left isn’t that what his policies for health care, morrtgage reform etc. are doing?

msclaudia 07/19/2009 9:57pm
in reply to Anonymous Feb 08, 2008 2:38am

His opinion is that he is ‘present’….and then only physically.

Bud9342 06/17/2009 5:18am

Hitler promised change too… and Germany got it, now we are going to get it too. Change can be wanted or not. I spent 20 years defending this country and really feel sad to see what this country has elected to represent us. A president whose primary qualifications are that he was black and could present a good front person for radical socialists. Not to mention a group of lemmings for congress and the senate that are more worried about the politics of staying in power rather then that of “representing” their constituents. And to top it off these representatives get to retire after 1 term in office with 100% of their pay and benefits… our servicement who put their lives on the line can only retire if they live 20 years in the service ans then only get half their pay. We do need change.

Anonymous 10/11/2008 8:22am
in reply to Anonymous Mar 31, 2008 7:11am

6 months later – we’re still unemployed and hungry. Good job, Obama – thanks loads.
Kennedy’s bill would have helped us.

kjnelan 06/17/2008 10:48am

I think Senator Obama needs to remember he is a Senator. He needs to vote on issues more often!!!!!! Please check his voting record. Not too good lately.

Anonymous 10/11/2008 8:16am
in reply to adelie Mar 13, 2008 12:14pm

I agree – everyone in Congress should have to cast a vote on every bill so his constituents know how they’re represented.
Also, those campaigning should have to vote in absentia on all bills if they’re still drawing their salary – double dipping!

myopencongress 01/26/2009 6:35am

President Obama, Repealing the “Mexico City” Abortion Funding Policy is truly a tragedy for our nation. Promoting, encouraging, and funding the murder of innocent children is wrong. Using my tax dollars for this crime is not only an insult, but robbery. I am ashamed that you are representing our nation.

Anonymous 03/11/2008 8:48am

Mr. Obama: We the American people need help, specifically that of the Senate Finance Committee to get the unemployment extension up and passed. It hasn’t moved since January 22nd in the Finance Committee. Our government is battling with itself (republic vs. democrat) while the people who helped build this nation (and put you all in office) are going down without any help. For years, we have ‘paid into the system’ only to find that when we are in trouble, about to lose all of our retirement dollars and our homes, that the ‘system’ does not work for us. 26 weeks at $350 a week supplements some of us, keeps some of us off the streets and in some cases prevents people from starving. What happens to us after the 26 weeks? Why can’t we get all the programs that immigrants get? We paid for those benefits ..

Anonymous 02/14/2008 10:50am
the republicans are voteing for obama so that he will get the nomination,i’v heard this on two talk shows ,bill oan c-span washington jurn.
Anonymous 02/24/2008 11:04am
in reply to Anonymous Feb 08, 2008 2:38am

A comprehensive listing of Clinton’s and Obama’s record. Chew on that for a little while.

Yes we can!

Anonymous 03/31/2008 7:11am

Barack Obama is our next president of the united states, and I’m proud to be an american again!!! please help the unemployed and hungry in the USA

rightsman123 06/12/2009 7:47pm

Obama supporters are not fools, but hopeful people who have yet to realize their insignificance in the eyes of their betters (politicians). This man lies to you as does all the former presidents, regardless of their political party. They were NEVER meant to be our friends. We were NEVER meant to idealize them. They are a necessary evil. A canker on society. A parasite feeding off us for the cash and power. I don’t blame them though. It’s only human.

gkdaw_usa 07/15/2008 3:10pm

I think if one or more of the senators have a vested interest in Oil or alterative energy, they should not be able to vote becouse they have a vested interest in one or the other and it will be the only way to get a real honest VOTE in Congress.

TeaPartyCitizen 03/13/2010 9:29am

You Lie!

Anonymous 06/11/2008 7:03pm

Wouldn’t you think that Barack could get back to work in the Senate and do SOMETHING concrete for this country?
He’s being paid for this job and doing nothing.
Why can’t he pass Kennedy’s bill (which he cosponsored)?
If he can’t get things done in the Senate, don’t EVEN make promises for when it’s too late!!!!!!!!!!!
Give up a photo op, Barack, and get some work done in the Senate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

maurene 07/19/2009 2:42pm
in reply to Anonymous Feb 08, 2008 7:20am

I’d stay anonymous too with that type of thinking.

Arius 09/24/2008 11:54am

BearDuck47 02/25/2009 11:25am

Dear Reader:

Let me tell you the real reason Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid pushed through the biggest spending bill in history – without proper debate, without Republican input, and without any public scrutiny at all.

Simply, they are trying to turn the United States into a one-party country and to put the Republican Party out of business once and for all.

The massive appropriation called a stimulus – some $787 billion of your money – is really a political war chest for the Democrats.

They want to change the face of American politics forever, and they want to use your taxpayer money to do it.

They want to use billions from our treasury to reward their political friends – and have huge amounts of cash to dole out before the 2010 and 2012 elections.

Some people have wondered why, if the country is in dire need of emergency “stimulus,” most of the money appropriated by this law will not even be spent this year.

Instead, spending will go on for five to 10 years.

There is no mystery here, as the answer is simple: These billions in taxpayer funds will fund the Democratic political machine for many years to come.

Chicago Machine Takes Over Washington
You must remember – the media won’t tell you this – that Barack Obama is a product of the corrupt political machine in Chicago headed by Mayor Richard Daley.

Chicago is run as a one-party city. The Democratic political machine and the government are one in the same.

Just like we saw recently in Congress, there is no real debate in Chicago. Deals are brokered in the back rooms among the ward leaders, the mayor and their cronies.

What the political machine decides, the public has to accept it. The city council serves simply as a rubber stamp – much the same way the Congress just acted for Obama.

And public money in Chicago is used to protect and serve the interests of the machine.

Obama – as I will reveal to you with the stimulus plan – is simply replicating the Chicago machine in Washington.

It is a frightening thought because our freedoms depend on a vibrant two-party system.

But that’s what you believe, not what Obama and his crew believe.

Barack Obama and his Chicago gang, which includes his Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, also a congressman from the Chicago machine, have a starkly different view.

They want a one-party system headed by a strong man.

We at The National Republican Trust PAC are deeply troubled not only by how much the stimulus plan spends but also the way it was implemented.

We just witnessed how the basic and open democratic process of our republic was flouted.

We fear that the actions by Obama and Congress that we just witnessed threaten the very foundation of our republic.

Consider that we have long believed America is the greatest democracy in the world.

Yet Congress passed the largest spending bill in its history – by essentially suspending vital democratic processes, including debate and public examination of the pending law.

We know that the Democrats, working late into the night, secretly agreed to a “compromise” bill among themselves – and then refused even to share it with Republicans or the public until just hours before the bill went to the floor for a vote.

The final stimulus bill was 1,079 pages long. We know Barack Obama never read the bill.

Many members of Congress have admitted not one senator or congressman even read the bill before they voted for it!

The Democrats say they suspended normal procedures because the country so desperately needed to avoid what Barack Obama said was an economic “catastrophe.”

The bill apparently was so urgent that the Democrats even excluded Republican leaders from any involvement in negotiations on it.

When, in our republic, does Congress simply vote on a bill when its members have no idea what it says?

And, how could congressional leaders like Pelosi and Reid, as well as President Obama, present a monumental law but not allow even one day of scrutiny by Congress, its staffs or the public?

freedom 09/23/2008 5:16pm

My second ammendment is very important to me,at this point it represents the cornerstone of my freedom and given the way this candidates voting record read during the primary election at which point I checked all prior voting records related to the second and each candidate I would be a fool to extend my vote to Obama and at the same time expect to keep and bear arms.


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