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aein Donating Member (262 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-25-08 07:48 PM
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Factcheck.org: "As for Obama’s list of his accomplishments, he’s right on every count."
http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/clinton-obama_p...

As for Obama’s list of his accomplishments, he’s right on every count. A Washington Post editorial credited Obama for helping to create "the strongest ethics legislation to emerge from Congress yet," and the Coburn-Obama Act created a new Web site, USAspending.gov, which allows anyone to see where federal contracting and grant money is being spent. Moreover, it was an Obama-sponsored amendment that ended Walter Reed's practice of requiring outpatient military personnel to pay for their own meals. And as a state senator in Illinois, Obama championed a bill requiring the police to videotape prisoner interrogations. Although initially controversial, the measure passed the Senate unanimously; even Republicans conceded that the turnaround was largely Obama’s doing. Finally, while Obama didn’t mention this one, we think it’s worth noting that the Lugar-Obama non-proliferation initiative provided funds for destroying nuclear weapons and for intercepting weapons of mass destruction.

In short, Clinton is wrong to suggest that Obama lacks a substantive legislative record.
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K Gardner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-25-08 07:49 PM
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1. Oops?
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liberalnurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-25-08 07:52 PM
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2. His resume' pales to Biden's, Dodd's
Kucinich and Clinton's. He is still just a baby in the Congress.....He still needs his training wheels. You can't make him a god until he has earned it.
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aein Donating Member (262 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-25-08 07:54 PM
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4. I'm not trying to make him a "god." If you're implying that I somehow revere him, or have an over-
-inflated opinion of him without research is wrong. I know his record well, I've read both of his books. I believe he would make a good president. I also know Clinton's record, and I don't like it.
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Window Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-25-08 09:04 PM
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13. ..
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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-25-08 08:15 PM
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10. Agree with all of those except Clinton.
His record matches nicely against hers. And yes, I've looked at the full list of bills and amendments that they've gotten passed.
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Window Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-25-08 09:06 PM
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14. Seems to me it's the media and Hillary supporters who have
labeled him some type of messiah.
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gerrilea Donating Member (610 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-25-08 07:52 PM
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3. I suggest some "light" reading, Library Of Congress and Senator's Bills
Here's the link to Hillary's Bills...she's introduced 29+ on Healthcare, Diseases, etc...a wide variety all based on Healthcare for all beliefs...HUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!

Now Senator Obama claims he for Healthcare...

While you are there look up Obama's Bills, you'll then see what his priorities are!


http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-25-08 08:00 PM
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5. Already done and very telling:
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gerrilea Donating Member (610 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-25-08 08:11 PM
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8. I suggest you scan through them yourself
I followed that same link and came to a different conclusion.

She introduced 150 and 29+ were Health related

Obama introduced 131 and I will not say more, make up your own minds, please...
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-25-08 08:19 PM
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11. I did make up my own mind, which is why I posted the link.
I also like this one from 06, if you're interested:

http://obsidianwings.blogs.com/obsidian_wings/2006/10/b...

Their healthcare plans are so close as to be silly, though Clinton's requires people to buy it while Obama's doesn't (except kids). Clinton also has that nasty legacy of being in bed with the pharmas, but that's another topic.
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gerrilea Donating Member (610 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-25-08 09:03 PM
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12. Good luck
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-25-08 08:02 PM
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6. Thanks for finding that, aein! nt
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UndertheOcean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-25-08 08:11 PM
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7. Great Find !
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Freida5 Donating Member (649 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-25-08 08:12 PM
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Wow created a new website!
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Freida5 Donating Member (649 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-25-08 08:12 PM
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9. Wow created a new website!
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