U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies > Elections
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 03-25-2008, 06:18 PM
 
206 posts, read 566,957 times
Reputation: 104

Advertisements

Mr. Obama scolded Exelon and federal regulators for inaction and introduced a bill to require all plant owners to notify state and local authorities immediately of even small leaks. He has boasted of it on the campaign trail, telling a crowd in Iowa in December that it was “the only nuclear legislation that I’ve passed.”
“I just did that last year,” he said, to murmurs of approval.
A close look at the path his legislation took tells a very different story. While he initially fought to advance his bill, even holding up a presidential nomination to try to force a hearing on it, Mr. Obama eventually rewrote it to reflect changes sought by Senate Republicans, Exelon and nuclear regulators. The new bill removed language mandating prompt reporting and simply offered guidance to regulators, whom it charged with addressing the issue of unreported leaks.
Those revisions propelled the bill through a crucial committee. But, contrary to Mr. Obama’s comments in Iowa, it ultimately died amid parliamentary wrangling in the full Senate. ... ..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-25-2008, 06:21 PM
 
206 posts, read 566,957 times
Reputation: 104
Oh, and about that civil rights love story he spun regarding his mother and father, false, as well:
[CENTER]Mr. Obama relayed a story of how his Kenyan father and his Kansan mother fell in love because of the tumult of Selma, but he was born in 1961, four years before the confrontation at Selma took place. When asked later, Mr. Obama clarified himself, saying: “I meant the whole civil rights movement.”
[/CENTER]
Hey, but let's not nitpick.
[CENTER]White House hopeful Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) was forced to revise a critical stump line of his on Saturday -- a flat declaration that lobbyists "won't work in my White House" after it turned out his own written plan says they could, with some restrictions. ... ..
Obama softens stump speech pledge not to employ lobbyists
[/CENTER]
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-25-2008, 06:40 PM
 
Location: San Antonio North
4,147 posts, read 7,104,308 times
Reputation: 1008
But he's a good speaker. He is running a clean and different campaign.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-26-2008, 12:00 AM
 
13,513 posts, read 14,515,550 times
Reputation: 7690
Good dancer too. I saw him on Ellen. It was dreamy.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-26-2008, 12:05 AM
 
2,215 posts, read 3,216,966 times
Reputation: 502
Nah, he wouldn't lie would he?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-26-2008, 12:49 AM
 
9,715 posts, read 12,979,330 times
Reputation: 3315
There was a radio show the other day (can't tell you which one because I don't usually listen to talk radio). They had a copy of Obama's book "Dreams of my Father" and his audio book for "Dreams of my Father" and they were playing parts of it and comparing the book to the audio book.

There is a wealth of material in it about Obama and white people and black people. I'm surprised Hillary hasn't used any of it but I don't believe McCain will feel the need to "not touch the book."
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-26-2008, 01:32 AM
 
Location: CO Springs
149 posts, read 287,944 times
Reputation: 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by UB50 View Post
There was a radio show the other day (can't tell you which one because I don't usually listen to talk radio). They had a copy of Obama's book "Dreams of my Father" and his audio book for "Dreams of my Father" and they were playing parts of it and comparing the book to the audio book.

There is a wealth of material in it about Obama and white people and black people. I'm surprised Hillary hasn't used any of it but I don't believe McCain will feel the need to "not touch the book."
I believe it was the Hugh Hewitt show.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies > Elections
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top