Who is Barack Obama?

Can Barack Obama be a Socialist, Marxist, Communist, Muslim who attended a Christian church for 20 years headed by an un-American white people hating pastor? And does he have to be all that in order for people not to vote for him?

Is it possible for Barack Obama to embrace all of these ideologies and religions and still have been able to be elected a senator of the United States with 70% of the vote in the state of Illinois, just four years ago?

Couldn’t he just be a Socialist and then people wouldn’t vote for him? Or couldn’t he just be a Muslim? How did we get this far into a presidential election where Republicans and the “other” Democrats are using deceptive words to stop this election of a black man? What is wrong with people who would rather be homeless, jobless and penniless rather than vote for a black man for president?

America will perish....................... divided.

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The Truth

1) (Ayers) - McCain’s accusation that Obama “lied” is groundless. Obama never denied working with Ayers. There’s still no evidence of a deep or strong “friendship” with Ayers, a former radical anti-war protester whose actions in the 1960s and ’70s Obama has called “detestable” and “despicable.” Obama specifically acknowledged working together with Ayers on a charitable board, and didn’t deny getting some early political support from him. This is what Obama said, “This is a guy who lives in my neighborhood, who’s a professor of English in Chicago, who I know and who I have not received some official endorsement from. He’s not somebody who I exchange ideas from on a regular basis.

And the notion that somehow as a consequence of me knowing somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago when I was 8 years old, somehow reflects on me and my values, doesn’t make much sense.”

2) (Wright) - Rev. Wright is not anti-American. For one thing, the church welcomes whites, according to a University of Chicago professor of divinity who says he has attended. And while its controversial pastor is a fiery advocate for blacks and liberal causes and a fierce critic of anti-black discrimination, there is no evidence that he preaches hatred of or discrimination against whites.

3) (Anti-2nd Amendment) - Barack Obama believes the Second Amendment creates an individual right, and he respects the constitutional rights of Americans to bear arms. He will protect the rights of hunters and other law-abiding Americans to purchase, own, transport, and use guns.

Obama and Biden also favor commonsense measures that respect the Second Amendment rights of gun owners, while keeping guns away from children and from criminals who shouldn’t have them. They support closing the gun show loophole and making guns in this country childproof. They also support making the expired federal Assault Weapons Ban permanent, as such weapons belong on foreign battlefields and not on our streets.

4) (Experience) - From the time Obama was sworn in on Jan. 3, 2005, until the day he announced his exploratory committee on Jan. 16, 2007, the Senate was in session 304 days.

In the Illinois State Senate, this meant working with both Democrats and Republicans to help working families get ahead by creating programs like the state Earned Income Tax Credit, which in three years provided over $100 million in tax cuts to families across the state. He also pushed through an expansion of early childhood education, and after a number of inmates on death row were found innocent, Senator Obama worked with law enforcement officials to require the videotaping of interrogations and confessions in all capital cases.

In the U.S. Senate, he has focused on tackling the challenges of a globalized, 21st century world with fresh thinking and a politics that no longer settles for the lowest common denominator. His first law was passed with Republican Tom Coburn, a measure to rebuild trust in government by allowing every American to go online and see how and where every dime of their tax dollars is spent. He has also been the lead voice in championing ethics reform that would root out Jack Abramoff-style corruption in Congress.

As a member of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Senator Obama has fought to help Illinois veterans get the disability pay they were promised, while working to prepare the VA for the return of the thousands of veterans who will need care after Iraq and Afghanistan. Recognizing the terrorist threat posed by weapons of mass destruction, he traveled to Russia with Republican Dick Lugar to begin a new generation of non-proliferation efforts designed to find and secure deadly weapons around the world. And knowing the threat we face to our economy and our security from America’s addiction to oil, he’s working to bring auto companies, unions, farmers, businesses and politicians of both parties together to promote the greater use of alternative fuels and higher fuel standards in our cars.

Whether it’s the poverty exposed by Katrina, the genocide in Darfur, or the role of faith in our politics, Barack Obama continues to speak out on the issues that will define America in the 21st century.

Obama has more than enough credentials! Vote Change, Vote Obama!

(Info was taken from http://www.FactCheck.org)

bishop you said "Rev. Wright is not anti-American. " then you go on to talk about how his church allows white. Well maybe you should have said Rev. Wright is not anti-white. Because you made no case for him not being anti-american. Do I feel he's anti-american? Yes. Why? Because he said that my friends who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan are "American's chickens coming home to roost."

Anti-2nd Amendment: It was Obama's comment about people in Pennsylvania getting guns that opened up this question. He has no one to blame but himself.

While I agree that Obama didn't lie about Ayers I feel the media is to blame for this controversey. They brushed over it in the primaries and it's hurting him now because now we want a full explaination. I don't think fully vetting a potential President's ties to terrorists are unfounded. If McCain were linked to a group that has bombed abortion clinics I'd want to know the full extent of their relationship.

Back to purnht's question of "Is it possible for Barack Obama to embrace all of these ideologies and religions and still have been able to be elected a senator of the United States with 70% of the vote in the state of Illinois, just four years ago?"

The answer is yes. That's what makes this country so great. Everyone has the equal chance to be who they want to be as long as it doesn't affect others. I don't believe these are true of Obama but if he's elected as President I'd feel no less proud of our country for having elected him one way or another.

Either way we will have a first in this election. First black president, first female vice president. I thank God that I was alive to be there when it happened.

MikeyA

MikeyA

the first or having the best? I vote for the best because I just can't see in my line of vision McPalin as president.

I would rather Senator Obama and Governor Palin drop out and McCain win by default than have there be ANY possibility that Sarah Palin would EVER become president.

And that is your right as an american. Yet another reason I'm proud to be one.

My personal choice would have been to have a Clinton vs McCain matchup. I think that would have been an election where whichever way I voted I wouldn't have doubted my vote on any level.

MikeyA

MikeyA

My problem is not that BHO was only 8 years old when Ayers did his dastardly deeds. It's the fact that when he was old enough to make rational decisions he choose to sit on the board of a committee with an admitted terrorist. BHO should have done due diligence in his background checks of other members and outright refuse to sit on any board with Ayers. Obama, with his knowledge, political aspirations and vast resources could have and should have dug up skeletons of his associates beforehand. This crap that somehow Ayers is now a Professor of English and that it somehow negates his terrorist activities is pure Bullshit. The fact that Obama is only now calling Ayers actions “detestable” and “despicable” when it threatens his campaign is not enough for me.

BHO says "And the notion that somehow as a consequence of me knowing somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago when I was 8 years old, somehow reflects on me and my values, doesn't’t make much sense.” Sorry BHO, I personally think it speaks volume for your character and values.

- Just the KAT, thinking out loud again.

If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth. ~Japanese Proverb

there is absolutely nothing that BHO could do to secure your vote. You are one of those I'd rather be homeless, penniless and jobless than vote for BHO. And that is alright.

there is absolutely nothing that BHO could do to secure your vote. You are one of those I'd rather be homeless, penniless and jobless than vote for BHO. And that is alright.

actually if he were homeless and penniless and jobless I'd be bused in to vote by ACORN

MikeyA

MikeyA

means stealing from those more fortunate then me so I could live a lifestyle I did not earn and therefore deserve then I rather be homeless, penniless and jobless. At least I know my moral judgments and honesty are in tact. I have the fortitude to weather these misfortunes. Fortunately I stayed in school, recieved my diploma/degree, and continue to this day my education (even if I have to do it myself) so that I will not end up homeless, penniless and jobless. It's a personal choice I have made.

- Just the KAT, thinking out loud again.

If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth. ~Japanese Proverb

Amen to that!

Before purnhrt corrects me...
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If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth. ~Japanese Proverb

KK, what about the money that's being "stolen" from you and given to corporations? No concerns with that?

Pink Slip
A "threat to our political system"

Pink Slip

FYI

I am against the bailout. I have three words for Big Government...

"Leave me alone!"

If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth. ~Japanese Proverb

Yeah, most people are against the bailout--myself included. But what about the tax breaks and taxpayer handouts for corporations that happen regularly?

Pink Slip
A "threat to our political system"

Pink Slip

Which is exactly the same reason we should vote NO on the COSI levy. If a Company cannot operate on their own they should fold. If a municipality has to offer tax abatements to lure a business to locate then let them go elsewhere. I am not sure how or where all these tax incentives for a business to locate in a state or city started but if everyone would just stop it then the companies would locate based on merit...not through a bribe. Of course they may move to India.

Oh...and before you say that this goes against my support for McCain, I have never said I did support him. I have only referenced that I cannot back BHO.

- Just the KAT, thinking out loud again.

If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth. ~Japanese Proverb

you are just so much better than the average joe. Everyone who is jobless at this moment in time did nothing wrong. They did the same things that you did/are doing. Still they are unemployed, losing their homes and their pensions/savings.

How about some of that money going to Iraq that could be used to build up the infrastructure of America. That money will put a lot of people to work. People don't want something for nothing. People want to put in an honest days work for an honest day's pay.

As I said there is nothing that Barack Obama could do or say to make you even consider voting for him.

when have I ever corrected your spelling? You amaze me.

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