Monday, March 3, 2008

PUT BARACK ON THE PHONE!


Ohio, Texas, Rhode Island, and Vermont - Vote for Barack so he can answer the call!! On the topic of EXPERIENCE, I've been waiting for the media to examine this a little more. but they haven't. So I'll do it my fine self.

First of all, on foreign policy experience, this is all we got - Hillary as first lady traveled to several countries. Let's not forget Barack lived and schooled internationally for several years. (See Dreams from my father). But more important to me, is his ability to relate to people internationally and nationally from Kenya to Kansas from Indonesia to Hawaii. You can't deny that it says something when your President has an intimate understanding of foreign life. It allows to them to communicate more effectively with other nations and like it or not, we in the US are not an island. But that's my opinion. I'm sure Clinton supporters would have something to say against that.

But U.S. Americans if that's not enough for you on the EXPERIENCE topic - compare the senatorial record between Clinton and Obama. the following is from an email I received:
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Senator Clinton, who has served only one full term - 6yrs. - and another year campaigning, has managed to author and pass into law - 20 - twenty pieces of legislation in her first six years. These bills can be found on the website of the Library of Congress http://www.thomas.loc/. gov, but to save you trouble, I'll post them here for you.
1. Establish the Kate Mullany National Historic Site.
2. Support the goals and ideals of Better Hearing and Speech Month.
3. Recognize the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.
4. Name courthouse after Thurgood Marshall.
5. Name courthouse after James L. Watson.
6. Name post office after Jonn A. O'Shea.
7. Designate Aug. 7, 2003, as National Purple Heart Recognition Day.
8. Support the goals and ideals of National Purple Heart Recognition Day.
9. Honor the life and legacy of Alexander Hamilton on the bicentennial of his death.
10. Congratulate the Syracuse Univ. Orange Men's Lacrosse Team on winning the championship.
11. Congratulate the Le Moyne College Dolphins Men's Lacrosse Team on winning the championship.
12. Establish the 225th Anniversary of the American Revolution Commemorative Program.
13. Name post office after Sergeant Riayan A. Tejeda.
14. Honor Shirley Chisholm for her service to the nation and express condolences on her death.
15. Honor John J. Downing, Brian Fahey, and Harry Ford, firefighters who lost their lives on duty. Only five of Clinton 's bills are, more substantive.
16. Extend period of unemployment assistance to victims of 9/11.
17. Pay for city projects in response to 9/11
18. Assist landmine victims in other countries.
19. Assist family caregivers in accessing affordable respite care.
20. Designate part of the National Forest System in Puerto Rico as protected in the wilderness preservation system. There you have it, the fact's straight from the Senate Record.

Now, I would post those of Obama's, but the list is too substantive, so I'll mainly categorize. During the first - 8 - eight years of his elected service he sponsored over 820 bills. He introduced 233 regarding healthcare reform, 125 on poverty and public assistance, 112 crime fighting bills, 97 economic bills, 60 human rights and anti-discrimination bills, 21 ethics reform bills, 15 gun control, 6 veterans affairs and many others.
His first year in the U.S. Senate, he authored 152 bills and co-sponsored another 427. These included **the Coburn-Obama Government Transparency Act of 2006 - became law, **The Lugar-Obama Nuclear Non-proliferation and Conventional Weapons Threat Reduction Act, - became law, **The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act, passed the Senate, **The 2007 Government Ethics Bill, - became law, **The Protection Against Excessive Executive Compensation Bill, In committee, and many more.
In all, since entering the U.S. Senate, Senator Obama has written 890 bills and co-sponsored another 1096. An impressive record, for someone who supposedly has no record according to some who would prefer that this comparison not be made public. He's not just a talker. He's a doer.
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So I say when that call at 3:00 am comes, I'm hoping Barack Obama answers the phone!!


9 comments:

TravelDiva said...

Hey TilShop,

LOL on the red phone. Yeah, I want Obama to answer. I'm so sick of this alleged "momentum" Clinton has. The media is full of crap. After Obama won Wisconsin, Clinton was leading by double digits in the polls in both Ohio AND Texas--because they are allegedly comprised of her base. Now they are in a dead heat, SHE has lost ground darnit! The media disgusts me. They're buying into the whole idea of Clinton as the victim. Jokers.

Demon Hunter said...

The media wants to play them against each other. I'm just glad that a Black man and a woman are running. Obama will win, I feel it! :*)

TILshopgirl said...

I agree with you demon hunter - and that's fair - it's a competition but present all the facts. Obama is not some dude off the street; he's been a state senator for years and is in the U.S. senate and done work and provided solutions! yet the media is not talking about it and only repeating Clinton's ad re experience.

PCD (Pretty Circle Drawer) said...

beside the fact that she is a do-anything-to-win dirty politician, she shot herself in the foot with her numerous emotional rants and displays. as president, you cannot get caught up in emotion and if you are crying, making threats, screaming and falling on the floor before you even get there...i have to question your ability to make educated decisions and not ones based on emotion or foolishness. barack has kept an even tone and demeanor thru it ALL, her lies, her screaming, her bulldoggish ways of debating, her mud-slinging, the laughable "scandals" they've tried ti stick on him and the jokes and vicious verbal attacks. he keeps focused and doesn't let her (or anyone) se ehim sweat...i like the ease he exudes...hillary would have us up the river without paddle when she finds bill getting "special attention" again in the oval office...we don't need that-LOL!

Don said...

Lets hope tonight is the night that makes Hillary Clinton her own woman again. She might need it.

TravelDiva said...

I agree with EVERYBODY!

James Tubman said...

WOW

I have to say my dear that was some expansive research my dear

thank yo for that

this is why i love your blog

and i'm super jealous of your crush on obama

maybe i should be a senator

would that make you happy lol

TravelDiva said...

James you are a trip.

Anonymous said...

there's a difference between proposing a bill and voting. some of the bills he proposed as state senator he ended up not voting on.

i'd rather research on the bills he voted on, than comparing what they proposed.

also, i can assure that hillary has proposed and supported more substantive policies in her years on the hill than barack has in his 2 years there.