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Old 09-16-2008, 01:25 AM
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What are Obama's top ten professional accomplishments? Or top 5 if there aren't 10 to be counted.

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Old 09-16-2008, 01:41 AM
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Only one, sorry not 10 or even 5. The one? Self serving himself.
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Old 09-16-2008, 01:47 AM
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Ask this guy he knows

YouTube - Obama campaign rep STUMPED on legislative accomplishments
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Old 09-16-2008, 01:52 AM
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Guys I have breaking news. I googled Obama accomplishments...get ready to be amazed at what I found...


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Old 09-16-2008, 01:57 AM
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Originally Posted by CarolinaCowboy View Post
Only one, sorry not 10 or even 5. The one? Self serving himself.
He got elected to the Illionois senate when there was a scandal involving his republican opponent and the GOP did an ill advised move by putting Alan Keyes in the race.

He spoke at the Democratic convention in 04 and was immediately dubbed by the media as the new star in the democratic party.

He spent most of his time as a senator campaigning for presidency, largely boosted into that spotlight by Oprah's beaming endorsement.

He has been the darling of the Hollywood community and the media, getting an easy pass on most issues in a campaign that was supposed to be Hilary's coronation.

He belonged to a church that doesn't preach the bible but a liberal black agenda and only left the church after the pastor's views were made public.

He went to a tony ivy league school and was editor of something that democrats think is impressive.

He worked as a community organizer in Chicago instead of taking a better paying job in law.

He married a lady who hasn't been proud of being an American until this year.

He has two cute daughters.

He has a Kenyan father who doesn't seem to have been in the picture and a white mother and white grandparents that seem to have done most of the rearing.

He is suave when he gives a speech but stumbles and uhms and ahs profusely when off the teleprompter.

He has said the word "change" more than anyone in the history of the English language.

Being the poster child for "change" he chose one of the most entrenched Washington career politicians for a running mate.

He never served in our military.

He plays a good game of basketball.

He is going to cut everybody's taxes (except for the rich) and provide us with a myriad of goodies: health care for all, jobs for all, food for all, love for all and erase our national debt all at the same time.

He is the first African American to be nominated by a major American party for the office of President.

In a couple of months he will be the first African American to lose an election for President of the United States.

I think that pretty much sums it up.
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Old 09-16-2008, 01:59 AM
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Any Obama supporters willing to pitch in on this one? We're looking for something other than silence from you guys...
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Old 09-16-2008, 02:06 AM
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I don't see him thinking we have 57 states in that list.

Oh yeah I like how he wants to cut everybody's taxes. You forgot to mention he's for drilling..drilling in our wallets!
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Old 09-16-2008, 02:30 AM
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Oh you forgot his new accomplishment : treason.
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Old 09-16-2008, 02:45 AM
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Obama holds assignments on the Senate Committees for Foreign Relations; Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs; and Veterans' Affairs, and he is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus.


As a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Obama made official trips to Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. In August 2005, he traveled to Russia, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan. The trip focused on strategies to control the world's supply of conventional weapons, biological weapons, and weapons of mass destruction as a first defense against potential terrorist attacks.<61>

Following meetings with U.S. military in Kuwait and Iraq in January 2006, Obama visited Jordan, Israel, and the Palestinian territories.

He left for his third official trip in August 2006, traveling to South Africa, Kenya, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Chad. In a nationally televised speech at the University of Nairobi, he spoke forcefully on the influence of ethnic rivalries and corruption in Kenya.

Obama worked with Russ Feingold (D–WI) to eliminate gifts of travel on corporate jets by lobbyists to members of Congress and require disclosure of bundled campaign contributions under the "Honest Leadership and Open Government Act", which was signed into law in September 2007.

He joined Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in sponsoring S. 453, a bill to criminalize deceptive practices in federal elections, including fraudulent flyers and automated phone calls, as witnessed in the 2006 midterm elections.

Obama also introduced the "Iraq War De-Escalation Act", a bill to cap troop levels in Iraq, begin phased redeployment, and remove all combat brigades from Iraq before April 2008.<68>

Later in 2007, Obama sponsored with Kit Bond (R-MO) an amendment to the 2008 Defense Authorization Act adding safeguards for personality disorder military discharges, and calling for a review by the Government Accountability Office following reports that the procedure had been used inappropriately to reduce government costs.

joined Chuck Hagel (R-NE) in introducing legislation to reduce risks of nuclear terrorism.A provision from the Obama-Hagel bill was passed by Congress in December 2007 as an amendment to the State-Foreign Operations appropriations bill.

Obama also sponsored a Senate amendment to the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) to provide one year of job protection for family members caring for soldiers with combat-related injuries. After passing both houses of Congress with bipartisan majorities, SCHIP was vetoed by President Bush in early October 2007, a move Obama said "shows a callousness of priorities that is offensive to the ideals we hold as Americans."

Barack Obama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


** First legislation, the HOPE Act, which increased Pell Grants to $5100, and later joined Senator Kennedy on the Higher Education legislation that passed July 20, by a vote of 78-18. That legislation also included funding for Predominantly Black Colleges to assist with counseling, tutoring and other needs of low income students. It also creates the Teaching Residency Act which will create a school-based teacher preparation program in high needs schools to provide each teacher with a mentor, content instruction, classroom management skills, a master’s degree and state certification, and a 2 year follow-up program.

**The Coburn-Obama Government Transparency Act of 2006
is an act that requires the full disclosure of all entities or organizations receiving federal funds beginning in fiscal year (FY) 2007 on a website maintained by the Office of Management and Budget.

**The Lugar-Obama Nuclear Non-proliferation and Conventional Weapons Threat Reduction Act
Authored by U.S. Sens. Dick Lugar (R-IN) and Barack Obama (D-IL), the Lugar-Obama initiative expands U.S. cooperation to destroy conventional weapons. It also expands the State Department's ability to detect and interdict weapons and materials of mass destruction.
Signed into Law on January 11, 2007.

**The 2007 Government Ethics Bill
Common Cause Blog :: Bush Signs Ethics Bill (http://www.commonblog.com/story/2007/9/14/164837/331 - broken link)

** The “Democratic Republic of the Congo Relief, Security, and Democracy Promotion Act.
S. 2125 [109th]: Democratic Republic of the Congo Relief, Security, and Democracy Promotion Act of 2006 (GovTrack.us)

** S116 - Summer Learning demonstration project to provide summer learning grants and encourage new teaching methods.

and this one, moved out of committee just a few days ago:
Obama's Global Poverty Act of 2007, passed out of committee just a few days ago
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Barack Obama (D-IL), Chuck Hagel (R-NE), and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA) today hailed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's passage of the Global Poverty Act (S.2433), which requires the President to develop and implement a comprehensive policy to cut extreme global poverty in half by 2015 through aid, trade, debt relief, and coordination with the international community, businesses and NGOs. This legislation was introduced in December. Smith and Congressman Spencer Bachus (R-AL) sponsored the House version of the bill (H.R. 1302), which passed the House last September.
http://obama.senate.gov /

Amendments, that have all passed:

S.Amdt.159 to S.Con.Res.18 - To prevent and, if necessary, respond to an international outbreak of the avian flu.

S.Amdt.390 to H.R.1268 - To provide meal and telephone benefits for members of the Armed Forces who are recuperating from injuries incurred on active duty in Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom.

S.Amdt.670 to H.R.3 - To provide for Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) refueling capability at new and existing refueling station facilities to promote energy security and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

S.Amdt.808 to H.R.6 - To establish a program to develop Fischer-Tropsch transportation fuels from Illinois basin coal.

S.Amdt.851 to H.R.6 - To require the Secretary to establish a Joint Flexible Fuel/Hybrid Vehicle Commercialization Initiative, and for other purposes.

S.Amdt.1362 to S.1042 - To require a report on the Department of Defense Composite Health Care System II.

S.Amdt.1453 to S.1402 - To ensure the protection of military and civilian personnel in the Department of Defense from an influenza pandemic, including an avian influenza pandemic.

S.Amdt.2301 to H.R.3010 - To increase funds to the Thurgood Marshall Legal Educational Opportunity Program and to the Office of Special Education Programs of the Department of Education for the purposes of expanding positive behavioral interventions and supports.

S.Amdt.2605 to S.2020 - Expressing the sense of the Senate that the Federal Emergency Management Agency should immediately address issues relating to no-bid contracting.

S.Amdt.2930 to S.2349 - To clarify that availability of legislation does not include nonbusiness days.
S.Amdt.3144 to S.Con.Res.83 - To provide a $40 million increase in FY 2007 for the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program and to improve job services for hard-to-place veterans

S. Amdt 41 to S. 1 To require lobbyists to disclose the candidates, leadership PACs, or political parties for whom they collect or arrange contributions, and the aggregate amount of the contributions collected or arranged.


Barack has Written a total of 890 Bills and Co-sponsored Another 1096 since he started serving in the U.S. Senate.
Yeah I know it's over 10 but it should do.
****OBAMA Supporters! Here's a list of Barack's Accomplishments while in the US Senate!*** - Democratic Underground
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Old 09-16-2008, 03:17 AM
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I couldn't find all those accomplishments, again i'm still looking
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