Obama Dares Question Palin’s Experience to by VP … Isn’t the President the Head of the Ticket?


Does Obama even know what job he is running for? EXPERIENCE???

Does Barack Obama really want to get into a debate regarding Sarah Palin’s qualifications and lack of experience to be Vice President? The lst time I checked Obama was running for President against John McCain. Interesting how the Obamamessiah cannot debate McCain on that experience question, after all it is McCain who is his opponent, not Palin.

However, Obama, Biden the media and every other Democrat know that the one term US Senator who has spent more time campaigning than doing the job of a Senator has no experience or qualification to be President. The fact that Obama compares himself to Palin points out the fact that he does as well.  It is actually laughable that Biden thinks one year later after he said Obama was not qualified now thinks he is because Obama has campaigned for the office. Oh yea, because that makes one qualified. What a farce!

 (Hat Tip: Maggie)

UPDATE I: Co-Workers: Obama Inflated His Resume

Indeed, there would seem to be an especially conspicuous absence of witnesses to the years after graduated from Columbia and before he moved to Chicago to work as a community organizer.

Well, it turns out that one of his co-workers, Dan Armstrong, has in fact written about Mr. Obama during those days. And while he is an admitted fan of Obama’s, he claims that he has inflated his resume considerably.

Others who worked with Obama at Business International have subsequently chimed in.


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  • Comments

    35 Responses to “Obama Dares Question Palin’s Experience to by VP … Isn’t the President the Head of the Ticket?”

    1. brenda on September 15th, 2008 11:38 am

      When are the idiots in Obama’s camp going to realize Palin has MUCH more experience than Obozo??

      Let’s get started here:

      OBAMA’s executive experience…NONE

      PALIN’s executive experience…Gov of Alaska/2 yrs.; mayor for 10 yrs.

      OBAMA’s military experience…NONE

      PALIN’s military experience…Commander in Chief of Alaska’s National Guard (they boarder 2 countries by the way (hint: Canada and Russia)
      OBAMA’s other public positions…Illiois State Senator 2 yrs.; lecturer at Univ. Chicago Law School (NOT a professor); ACORN community organizer.

      PALIN’s other public positions…Chair of the Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission; Chair of the National Governor’s Assoc Natural Resources Committee; Chair of the Alaska Oil & Gas Conservation Commission; President of Alaska Conference of Mayors; Wasilla City Council Member

      I figure that is enough to prove she’s MUCH MORE experienced that Obozo the clown.

    2. Justice Born Allah on September 15th, 2008 12:21 pm

      I can’t believe this. Are we still debating the abilities of Obama. We have had numbers of ex-presidents that were not qualified for the job and got a lot of on the job training, but Palin… are you even listening to her speak she sound like my 16 year old daughter. Does she even have the presence to hold such a seat. No doubt she does have some experience, but for the VP seat??? And yes any strategist involved with his camp should have their sites on Palin after all he already has McCain beat… Palin is the life of that ticket and the only thing that has given McCain any electability.

    3. minnesota dad on September 15th, 2008 1:18 pm


      Come on. The left ripping Palin is almost comical. She has more executive experience than McCain, Biden, and Obama combined.

      Senators are legislators…paper pushers. Governors are leaders, visionaries. She has proven herself way beyond Obama —- why won’t you accept this like the American people are? and Obama is running for President!

      Folks like you are running scared because she:
      1) despite being a VP selection, would be a better candidate than Obama.
      2) She is getting the woman vote. Women are ticked about how your party and Obama treated Hillary. They are leaving in droves.
      3) She is getting the independent vote.
      The middle can identify with her. She is a ‘Sam’s Club’ Republican…not a stuffy elite empty suit.
      4) She is stealing the ‘Reagan Democrat’ vote.
      5) She has an established record of leadership.
      6) America likes her.

      So now you are going to state she is inexperienced because she speaks with an Alaskan accent? Come on now!

      Keep on smearing….but this one is over (especially in light of the revelation today that Obama was secretly negotiating with Iraq NOT to negotiate a troop withdrawal until after he gets into office!).

      Watch for Republicans to pick up a lot of unexpected Democrat seats due to the bungling of this campaign season.

    4. Maggie on September 15th, 2008 1:47 pm


      Sen. John McCain’s record of working with Democrats easily outstrips Sen. Barack Obama’s efforts with Republicans, according to an analysis by The Washington Times of their legislative records.

      Whether looking at bills they have led on or bills they have signed onto, Mr. McCain has reached across the aisle far more frequently and with more members than Mr. Obama since the latter came to the Senate in 2005.

      In fact, by several measures, Mr. McCain has been more likely to team up with Democrats than with members of his own party. Democrats made up 55 percent of his political partners over the last two Congresses, including on the tough issues of campaign finance and global warming. For Mr. Obama, Republicans were only 13 percent of his co-sponsors during his time in the Senate, and he had his biggest bipartisan successes on noncontroversial measures, such as issuing a postage stamp in honor of civil rights icon Rosa Parks.

      With calls for change in Washington dominating the campaign, both Mr. Obama, the Democrats’ presidential nominee, and Mr. McCain, his Republican opponent, have claimed the mantle of bipartisanship.

      But since 2005, Mr. McCain has led as chief sponsor of 82 bills, on which he had 120 Democratic co-sponsors out of 220 total, for an average of 55 percent. He worked with Democrats on 50 of his bills, and of those, 37 times Democrats outnumber Republicans as co-sponsors.


      By: WiserNow
      SD is so Kool-Aid drunk, he can’t help it. Just follow the money, and forget all the non-sensical”logic” pretzel twists. The top four Senators, by $, in campaign funds received from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over the last 20 years are:

      1) Chris Dodd
      2) John Kerry
      3) Barack Obama
      4) Hillary Clinton

      In the last 20 years, McCain got about 15% of what Obama took from them in just 3 years. Am I saying the Democrats are all to blame? No. But the Kool-Aid folks are as clueless as a newborn babe, and couldn’t give a rat’s rear end about the truth. Just “Blame Bush”.

    5. Tumbleweed on September 15th, 2008 2:26 pm

      Justice Born Allah,

      The question was more one of is Obama ready for the Presidency more than is Palin ready for the VP.

      Obama burst on the scene at the DNC in 2004 when he made a speech that made the Dems think he is the Messiah. In 2005 he decided to run for President and if the truth be known he had his mind made up right after he found out he was the darling of the Democratic Party. So for three years now he has run for the highest office in the land and arguably the world. Does the fact that he knows how to speak well with or without a teleprompter and knows how to campaign make him fit for the position of President? HELL NO, he is nothing more than a do nothing politician with a sack of lies and the backing of his partisan party. If he did not know what the Ayres, and Wrights, and Rescoes were about then he isn’t ready to lead free people. As a matter of fact he hasn’t done anything significant as a Senator. He will not be able to reach across Isles as he is a socialist with nothing more than a socialist take from one group and give to another plan. We will resist him and fight him every inch of the way if elected and beat him in the end. Taking money from one group and giving to someone else is not Neighborly to quote Obama; it is stealing.

      Let people have less taxation and we can take care of our own retirements and every other need and can be very generopus with our neighbors that are not as fortunate. Certainly a lot more generous than Obama and Biden.

      Where is Obama or Biden’s adopted child? Where is there big contributions to help their neighbors Obama doesn’t even give ten percent of his annual income and Biden gives less than 2% of his income to charities.

      We don’t want a Robin Hood, we want a leader to guide us and get out of our way so we can take care of ourselves.

    6. SUPER DAVE on September 15th, 2008 3:26 pm


    7. dennisintn on September 15th, 2008 4:28 pm

      today, obama is again showing his inexperience and lack of backbone with his screeching “the sky is falling” assessment of what’s happening with the stock market, merrill lynch, and aiga. chicken little obama doesn’t have a clue about economics or foreign relations or even managing a lemonade stand. his attacks on palin are plain ridiculous because palin has excelled at every job she’s ever had, and wasted no time in getting up to speed at them after she took each job. the dems keep harping on the fact that she built the sports center in wassila and the city had to raise the sales tax to pay for it. palin was smart enought to put the proposal for the sports center and the tax hike on a referendum and the voters decided whether they wanted it bad enough to pay for it. sounds like good financial and political policy to me.

    8. dennisintn on September 15th, 2008 4:33 pm

      roflmao, i just heard lindsey lohan’s blistering attack on sarah palin on fox. i can’t think of a better endorsement of palin than that.

    9. Brenda from Virginia on September 15th, 2008 5:46 pm

      Dennis, I am sure the fact the left is unable to intimidate either Palin OR McCain has them squirming in their sleep. They do not know how to handle strong men and women since the liberal left doesn’t have men….only women and whimpy men without backbones.

      My husband and I also are handling our OWN retirement. The hell with social security…it will not exist when we are old enough to need it anyway. I need no gov’t to make sure I’m OK…we do that OURSELVES!!!

    10. Maggie on September 15th, 2008 6:02 pm

      This is funny..

      Obama on GMA talking to Chris Cuomo..

      Taken from the site.. first paragraph is funny.. Wasn’t it Obama who said words do matter?

      “If we’re going to ask questions about, you know, who has been promulgating negative ads that are completely unrelated to the issues at hand, I think I win that contest pretty handily,” Obama said.

      Despite his complaint that the campaign was veering away from issues that concern voters and concentrating on unimportant controversies, Obama rebuffed Cuomo’s suggestion that he accept McCain’s offer to hold a series of town halls together.

      “This whole thing about town halls I think is a little bit of a gimmick,” Obama said. “We’ve got three debates coming up.”

      During his interview with “GMA,” Obama indicated the big shift of white women voters to McCain was part of a “cycle” in a long campaign rather than McCain’s selection of Palin as his running mate.

      Obama said he wasn’t having second thoughts about snubbing Sen. Hillary Clinton for Sen. Joe Biden as his running mate, despite the surge in white women for McCain and Biden’s comment over the weekend that Clinton “quite frankly … might have been a better pick than me.”

      Read the rest..


    11. rob gundic on September 15th, 2008 6:51 pm

      Alaska borders russia now? LOL someone better run and grab a map, globe or something or hey I know go to alaska and see how long it takes to walk to russia. LOL alaska borders russia the same way new york borders London. Palin is unexperienced. She was picked for nothing more than a ploy to steal uninformed women voters.

    12. Cinderella on September 15th, 2008 7:16 pm

      Not that I enjoy quoting Father Pfleger, one of Obama’s self-described “spiritual mentors”; but didn’t Pfleger mock Hillary’s reaction to Obama:


      Ironically, THIS seems to also be Obama’s reaction to Sarah Palin!!

    13. minnesota dad on September 15th, 2008 7:46 pm

      Rob, #11,

      What is Obama’s experience (come on…stating that running his campaign is his ‘leadership experience’ is beyond weak).

      Please provide a list of all bills he has personally put up in the Senate or in the Illinois state Senate.

      Please explain his experience and enlighten me.

      If anything, the pick of Palin overwhelmingly shows just what a rookie Obama is.


    14. yoyo muffintop on September 15th, 2008 7:49 pm

      “She was picked for nothing more than a ploy to steal uninformed women voters.”
      Yep, pretty much sums it up. Republicans think that Palin is some ass-kicking reformist who’s ready for Washington. That’s clearly not the case (her record supports the opposite)…and they all admit it behind closed doors.

      Palin has no clue what the “Bush Doctrine” is. Not one single clue. Frightening.
      Palin is anti-intellectual, incurious, shallow and completely ignorant of foreign policy and the higher workings of government. There is more than enough in the public record to back this up.
      Just ask her about the “Bush Doctrine” and you pretty much have your back-up.

    15. Informed woman voter on September 15th, 2008 8:04 pm

      Rob gundic said
      ” Alaska borders russia now? LOL someone better run and grab a map, globe or something or hey I know go to alaska and see how long it takes to walk to russia. LOL alaska borders russia the same way new york borders London. Palin is unexperienced. She was picked for nothing more than a ploy to steal uninformed women voters.”

      Well I guess that depends on the tempeature and the ice whether or not you want to walk it or paddle it.

      At their closest Alaska and Russia are 2.5 miles apart – the distance between Little Diomede Island, Alaska, and Big Diomede Island, Russia.

      By the way the military instalations in Alaska including the one that is responsible for spying on Russia is guarded by the Alaskan National Guard, whose Commander in Chief is non other than Sara Palin. As the person responsible for the security of our nation’s primary spy station(yeah it exists) it stands to reason Sarah Palin has more experience in national security and foreign policy than Barrack Obama could ever hope to achieve as measley little Senator.

    16. minnesota dad on September 15th, 2008 8:12 pm

      ….ummmmm Yoyo,

      I thought you were more intelligent than that.

      Regarding ‘Bush Doctrine’, that is a term made up by the Mainstream Media (Charles Krauthammer originally coined the term). There have been no less than 4 different ‘Bush Doctrines’ as determined by the media over the last several years. Her answer of ‘In what respect, Charlie’ was perfect as Charlie was being cute.

      Wikipedia ‘Bush Doctrine’ and do some homework before spewing ‘Daily Kos’ stuff.

      As I asked in post #13….please provide Obama’s experience that qualifies him for President. Laws he personally proposed (not ones where his name was tacked on for political purposes), actual leadership positions he has held, leadership actions that he has taken, evidence of bi-partisan conduct. The list goes on. Please educate me.

      In the meantime, I will just wait and listen to the crickets.


    17. yoyo muffintop on September 15th, 2008 8:35 pm

      Senator Obama has sponsored or co-sponsored 570 bills in the 109th and 110th Congress.
      Senator Obama has sponsored or co-sponsored 15 bills that have become Law since he joined the Senate in 2005.
      Senator Obama has also introduced amendments to 50 bills, of which 16 were adopted by the Senate.

      Carl Rove: “With all due respect again to Governor Kaine, he’s been a governor for three years, he’s been able but undistinguished. I don’t think people could really name a big, important thing that he’s done. He was mayor of the 105th largest city in America.
      So if he were to pick Governor Kaine, it would be an intensely political choice where he said, ‘You know what? I’m really not, first and foremost, concerned with, is this person capable of being president of the United States? What I’m concerned about is, can he bring me the electoral votes of the state of Virginia, the 13 electoral votes in Virginia?’”

      Take out “three”, insert “two”.
      Take out “105th”, insert “5000th”.
      Take out “state of Virginia…” insert women.
      Take out “Kaine”, insert “Palin”.

      Pretty much sums it up why Palin was picked.
      SM: Her pick has changed the political lanscape of America … maybe that is why she was picked

    18. yoyo muffintop on September 15th, 2008 8:47 pm

      If the “Bush Doctrine” can basically mean four or five different things, then that means she couldn’t identify ONE of them. Not One!

      MnDad – your understanding of foreign policy is seemingly formed by rightwing talk radio and the Fox News Network.
      Charlie Gibson asked McCain and Ron Paul the same question during a Republican primary debate, and they didn’t have any trouble answering him. Few, if any, informed politicians would.

      You find that cute, I find that troubling.

    19. Maggie on September 15th, 2008 8:51 pm

      Re: Regarding TrooperGate..as posted on Gretawire

      All: Please see attached and below an interested parties memo regarding today’s developments with Walt Monegan’s emails, as well as a PDF containing the motion and the text of the emails at the end. Thanks

      TO: Interested Parties

      RE: Emails Prove Monegan Insubordination

      DATE: September 15, 2008

      “With so much opportunity in Alaska, let’s look at challenges like we do in our own families: save money, spend wisely, and we will secure our tomorrow.” – Governor Sarah Palin, January 15, 2008

      Today, evidence was revealed that clearly demonstrates Governor Palin’s decision to replace the Department of Public Safety (DPS) Commissioner Walter Monegan was based entirely on his repeated refusal to execute her administration’s policy on fiscal and budget matters.

      After months of swirling rumors and partisan politics, this evidence confirms what the Palin Administration has stated from Day One: the decision to replace Walt Monegan had nothing to do with concerns about the continued employment of state trooper Mike Wooten.

      Government emails made public today show a pattern, from late 2007 through the middle of 2008, of Mr. Monegan’s refusal to comply with Administration policy. Despite repeated calls for budget discipline in the major state agencies, Mr. Monegan continued to press his own agenda without regard for either the formal budgeting process or the Governor’s clear policy

      Shushannah Walshe
      Fox News Channel

    20. yoyo muffintop on September 15th, 2008 9:13 pm

      Member, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
      Chairman, Subcommittee on European Affairs
      Member, Subcommittee on African Affairs
      Member, Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs
      Member, Subcommittee on International Development and Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs and International Environmental Protection
      Member, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
      Member, Subcommittee on Children and Families
      Member, Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety
      Member, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
      Member, Subcommittee on Ad Hoc Subcommittee on State, Local, and Private Sector Preparedness and Integration
      Member, Subcommittee on Investigations
      Member, Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security
      Member, Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
      SM: You forgot the subcommittee on acepting real estate deals from convicted felon Tony Rezco.

    21. yoyo muffintop on September 15th, 2008 9:18 pm

      MnDad – ok, McCain’s then Obama’s for the 110th Congress:

      Apr 10, 2008 S. 1304: Arizona National Scenic Trail Act
      Sep 17, 2007 S. 722: Walnut Canyon Study Act of 2007
      Apr 10, 2008 S. 86: Fossil Creek Wild and Scenic River Act of 2007
      Mar 1, 2007 S. 84: Professional Boxing Amendments Act of 2007
      Apr 17, 2008 S. 2890: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a highway fuel tax holiday.
      Oct 16, 2007 S. 2172: Saffron Revolution Support Act of 2007
      Jul 30, 2007 S. 1900: A bill to authorize appropriations for the United States Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution.
      May 1, 2007 S. 1255: Indian Arts and Crafts Amendments Act of 2007
      Mar 21, 2007 S. 952: A bill to amend the Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental and Native American Public Policy Act of 1992 to provide funds for training in tribal leadership, management, and policy, and for other purposes.
      Mar 1, 2007 S. 744: SAVE LIVES Act
      Feb 16, 2007 S. 663: A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to repeal the statutory designation of beneficiaries of the $100,000 death gratuity under section 1477 of title 10, United States Code, and to permit members of the Armed Forces to designate in writing their beneficiaries of choice in the event of their death while serving on active duty.
      Feb 8, 2007 S. 531: A bill to repeal section 10(f) of Public Law 93-531, commonly known as the “Bennett Freeze”.
      Feb 7, 2007 S. 519: SAFE Act of 2007
      Feb 1, 2007 S. 478: Federal Election Administration Act of 2007
      Jan 31, 2007 S. 463: 527 Reform Act of 2007
      Jan 17, 2007 S. 327: Cesar Estrada Chavez Study Act
      Jan 4, 2007 S. 192: Lobbying, Ethics, and Earmarks Transparency and Accountability Act of 2007
      Jan 4, 2007 S. 166: Cell Phone Tax Moratorium Act of 2007
      Jan 4, 2007 S. 85: Indian Tribes Methamphetamine Reduction Grants Act of 2007
      Jan 4, 2007 S. 83: Rail Security Act of 2007
      May 22, 2007 S. 32: Defense Acquisition Reform Act of 2007
      Feb 5, 2007 S.Res. 70: Iraq War Policy resolution

      Jun 26, 2007 S.Con.Res. 25: A concurrent resolution condemning the recent violent actions of the Government of Zimbabwe against peaceful opposition party activists and members of civil society.
      Jun 24, 2008 S.Res. 600: A resolution commemorating the 44th anniversary of the deaths of civil rights workers Andrew Goodman, James Chaney, and Michael Schwerner in Philadelphia, Mississippi, while working in the name of American democracy to register voters and secure civil rights during the summer of 1964, which has become known as “Freedom Summer”.
      Jul 13, 2007 S.Res. 268: A resolution designating July 12, 2007, as “National Summer Learning Day”.
      Mar 28, 2007 S.Res. 133: A resolution celebrating the life of Bishop Gilbert Earl Patterson.
      Apr 24, 2008 S. 2433: Global Poverty Act of 2007
      Oct 4, 2007 S. 453: Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act of 2007
      Jul 29, 2008 S. 3358: Improving Food-borne Illness Surveillance and Response Act of 2008
      Jun 17, 2008 S. 3142: Preventing Stillbirth and SUID Act of 2008
      Jun 3, 2008 S. 3077: Strengthening Transparency and Accountability in Federal Spending Act of 2008
      May 21, 2008 S. 3047: Enhancing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Act of 2008
      Dec 19, 2007 S. 2519: Contracting and Tax Accountability Act of 2007
      Dec 6, 2007 S. 2428: National STEM Scholarship Database Act
      Nov 16, 2007 S. 2392: National STEM Scholarship Database Act
      Nov 13, 2007 S. 2347: Prevention Through Affordable Access Act
      Nov 8, 2007 S. 2330: Veterans Homelessness Prevention Act
      Oct 24, 2007 S. 2227: Success in the Middle Act of 2007
      Oct 24, 2007 S. 2224: Nuclear Release Notice Act of 2007
      Oct 18, 2007 S. 2202: Renewable Fuel Standard Extension Act of 2007
      Oct 4, 2007 S. 2147: Security Contractor Accountability Act of 2007
      Oct 3, 2007 S. 2132: A bill to prohibit the introduction or delivery for introduction into interstate commerce of children’s products that contain lead, and for other purposes.
      Sep 27, 2007 S. 2111: Positive Behavior for Effective Schools Act
      Sep 18, 2007 S. 2066: Back to School: Improving Standards for Nutrition and Physical Education in Schools Act of 2007
      Sep 12, 2007 S. 2044: Independent Contractor Proper Classification Act of 2007
      Sep 6, 2007 S. 2030: A bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to require reporting relating to bundled contributions made by persons other than registered lobbyists.
      Aug 3, 2007 S. 1989: Pigford Claims Remedy Act of 2007
      Aug 2, 2007 S. 1977: Nuclear Weapons Threat Reduction Act of 2007
      Jul 26, 2007 S. 1885: Military Family Job Protection Act
      Jul 25, 2007 S. 1873: Improving Emergency Medical Care and Response Act of 2007
      Jul 19, 2007 S. 1824: Hospital Quality Report Card Act of 2007
      Jul 19, 2007 S. 1818: Missing Mercury in Manufacturing Monitoring and Mitigation Act
      Jul 19, 2007 S. 1817: A bill to ensure proper administration of the discharge of members of the Armed Forces for personality disorder, and for other purposes.
      Jul 18, 2007 S. 1811: Lead Poisoning Reduction Act of 2007
      Jul 16, 2007 S. 1790: Communities of Color Teen Pregnancy Prevention Act of 2007
      Jun 27, 2007 S. 1713: A bill to provide for the issuance of a commemorative postage stamp in honor of Rosa Parks.
      Jun 7, 2007 S. 1574: Teaching Residency Act
      May 24, 2007 S. 1513: Predominantly Black Institution Act of 2007
      May 17, 2007 S. 1430: Iran Sanctions Enabling Act
      May 14, 2007 S. 1389: Climate Change Education Act
      May 7, 2007 S. 1324: National Low-Carbon Fuel Standard Act of 2007
      May 3, 2007 S. 1306: Lead Free Toys Act of 2007
      May 2, 2007 S. 1271: Homecoming Enhancement Research and Oversight (HERO) Act
      Apr 25, 2007 S. 1222: STOP FRAUD Act
      Apr 20, 2007 S. 1181: Shareholder Vote on Executive Compensation Act
      Apr 18, 2007 S. 1151: Health Care for Hybrids Act
      Apr 10, 2007 S. 1084: Homes for Heroes Act of 2007
      Mar 29, 2007 S. 1068: Healthy Communities Act of 2007
      Mar 29, 2007 S. 1067: Healthy Places Act of 2007
      Mar 23, 2007 S. 976: Genomics and Personalized Medicine Act of 2007
      Mar 15, 2007 S. 906: Mercury Market Minimization Act of 2007
      Mar 8, 2007 S. 823: Microbicide Development Act
      Mar 7, 2007 S. 795: Citizenship Promotion Act of 2007
      Mar 6, 2007 S. 768: Fuel Economy Reform Act
      Mar 6, 2007 S. 767: Fuel Economy Reform Act
      Mar 1, 2007 S. 737: Voter Advocate and Democracy Index Act of 2007
      Feb 28, 2007 S. 713: Dignity for Wounded Warriors Act of 2007
      Feb 27, 2007 S. 692: VA Hospital Quality Report Card Act of 2007
      Feb 16, 2007 S. 674: Transparency and Accountability in Military and Security Contracting Act of 2007
      Jan 30, 2007 S. 433: Iraq War De-Escalation Act of 2007
      Jan 4, 2007 S. 133: American Fuels Act of 2007
      Jan 4, 2007 S. 117: Lane Evans Veterans Health and Benefits Improvement Act of 2007
      Jan 4, 2007 S. 116: STEP UP ACT OF 2007
      Jan 4, 2007 S. 115: Oil SENSE Act
      Jan 4, 2007 S. 114: Innovation Districts for School Improvement Act
      Jul 29, 2008 S.Con.Res. 96: A concurrent resolution commemorating Irena Sendler, a woman whose bravery saved the lives of thousands during the Holocaust and remembering her legacy of courage, selflessness, and hope.
      Sep 17, 2007 S.Con.Res. 46: A concurrent resolution supporting the goals and ideals of Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month.
      Sep 12, 2007 S.Con.Res. 44: A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that a commemorative postage stamp should be issued honoring Rosa Louise McCauley Parks.
      Jan 31, 2007 S.Con.Res. 5: A concurrent resolution honoring the life of Percy Lavon Julian, a pioneer in the field of organic chemistry and the first and only African-American chemist to be inducted into the National Academy of Sciences.
      Nov 1, 2007 S.J.Res. 23: A joint resolution clarifying that the use of force against Iran is not authorized by the Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against Iraq, any resolution previously adopted, or any other provision of law.
      Jul 25, 2008 S.Res. 628: A resolution expressing support for the designation of Disability Pride Day and recognizing that all people, including people living with disabilities, have the right, responsibility, and ability to be active, contributing members of society and fully engaged as citizens of the United States.
      Nov 15, 2007 S.Res. 383: A resolution honoring and recognizing the achievements of Carl Stokes, the first African-American mayor of a major American city, in the 40th year since his election as Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio.

      Our tax dollars at work courtesy of the repub’s and dem’s…..:)

    22. minnesota dad on September 15th, 2008 11:15 pm

      Yoyo you idiot….

      Obama was tacked onto those bills as a co-sponsor for POLITICAL REASONS….you will note that they are all ‘co-sponsored’. This means the Dems threw him onto them so that he could pad his resume. Please note that all of them took place after he declared he was running for president.

      RESOLUTIONS mean little. They are feel good things to make a constituent or someone else happy. I have had resolutions and proclamations done up for me by some of my friends in the MN government. Its an easy process and is done for POLITICAL or ‘FEEL GOOD’ REASONS…..

      I am not amused Yoyo…I thought you were smarter than this.


    23. Brenda from Virginia on September 16th, 2008 6:17 am

      Rob Gundic…excuse me, but your ignorance is showing. Russia is even closer to Alaska than Cuba is to Florida. I grew up in Florida and know that is a huge concern since Castro hates America and could hit us easily with whatever kind of missle from that short distance away.

      Ever see the movie Red Dawn? Yes, it is fiction, but we live in dangerous times and with Russia already stating it “wishes to claim Artic oil for itself” I can see potential issue when we finally start drilling more and more up there…and they are there too! Not a good looking situation.

      By the way, what map are YOU looking at if you think Alaska and Russia are as far apart as NY and London? I think you mistook AUSTRALIA for Alaska on your “map” if you think they are that far apart.

    24. Maggie on September 16th, 2008 3:31 pm

      Read up about the sponsoring or co-sponsored bills.. 520?

      Records show McCain more bipartisan

      Sen. John McCain’s record of working with Democrats easily outstrips Sen. Barack Obama’s efforts with Republicans, according to an analysis by The Washington Times of their legislative records.

      Whether looking at bills they have led on or bills they have signed onto, Mr. McCain has reached across the aisle far more frequently and with more members than Mr. Obama since the latter came to the Senate in 2005.

      In fact, by several measures, Mr. McCain has been more likely to team up with Democrats than with members of his own party. Democrats made up 55 percent of his political partners over the last two Congresses, including on the tough issues of campaign finance and global warming. For Mr. Obama, Republicans were only 13 percent of his co-sponsors during his time in the Senate, and he had his biggest bipartisan successes on noncontroversial measures, such as issuing a postage stamp in honor of civil rights icon Rosa Parks.

      With calls for change in Washington dominating the campaign, both Mr. Obama, the Democrats’ presidential nominee, and Mr. McCain, his Republican opponent, have claimed the mantle of bipartisanship.

      But since 2005, Mr. McCain has led as chief sponsor of 82 bills, on which he had 120 Democratic co-sponsors out of 220 total, for an average of 55 percent. He worked with Democrats on 50 of his bills, and of those, 37 times Democrats outnumber Republicans as co-sponsors.

      Mr. Obama, meanwhile, sponsored 120 bills, of which Republicans co-sponsored just 26, and on only five bills did Republicans outnumber Democrats. Mr. Obama gained 522 total Democratic co-sponsors but only 75 Republicans, for an average of 13 percent of his co-sponsors.

      An Obama campaign spokesman declined to comment on The Times analysis.

      McCain campaign surrogate Sen. Lindsey Graham, though, said the numbers expose a difference between the two candidates.

      “The number – 55 and 13 – probably shows that one has been more desirous to find common ground than the other. The legislative record of Senator Obama is very thin,” said Mr. Graham, South Carolina Republican, who has teamed up with Mr. McCain probably more than any other senator.

      But foremost, his campaign cites his work teaming up in 2006 with Sen. Richard G. Lugar, Indiana Republican, on the Cooperative Proliferation Detection Act, a noncontroversial measure to secure weapons of mass destruction, and with Sen. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican, to force the administration to create a searchable database to track federal spending grants.

      Speaking to reporters during the Republican National Convention earlier this month Obama aide Robert Gibbs said Mr. Lugar and Mr. Coburn would back up Mr. Obama’s bipartisanship claims.

      Mr. Lugar’s spokesman said the senator is not doing interviews on the subject. Mr. Coburn, in an interview, said Mr. Obama is a good senator to work with, but said there’s no comparison to Mr. McCain’s long record.

      “Barack is a great guy, a nice guy, he’s a good friend of mine. He has passed two pieces of legislation since he’s been in the Senate – had his name on two,” Mr. Coburn said. He praised Mr. Obama’s staff for the work they did on the spending grants bill, but he said Mr. Obama hasn’t gone head-to-head against his leadership when it mattered: “Where have you seen him challenge the status quo?”


    25. Maggie on September 16th, 2008 3:39 pm

      Amazingly, the most sympathetic reactions to Palin’s predicament over the Bush Doctrine came from Dem operatives and pundits not known to be favorably disposed towards conservatives. Case in point: Shales quotes James Carville as saying he’s “not surprised” that Palin didn’t know what the Bush Doctrine was – and in the context of Shales reporting, his comment wasn’t meant to disparage Palin. What Carville meant was that the Bush Doctrine has morphed so many times that no one knows what, exactly, it encompasses anymore.

      WaPo columnist Dan Froomkin concedes, “I’m not sure anyone is entirely clear on what the Bush Doctrine is at this particular moment.” Froomkin quotes Jacob Weisberg, who enumerated six Bush Doctrines in his book “The Bush Tragedy”:

      Bush Doctrine 1.0 was Unipolar Realism (3/7/99-9/10/01); Bush Doctrine 2.0 was With Us or Against Us (9/11/01-5/31/02); Bush Doctrine 3.0 was Preemption (6/1/02-11/5/03); Bush Doctrine 4.0 was Democracy in the Middle East (11/6/03-1/19/05); Bush Doctrine 5.0 was Freedom Everywhere (1/20/05- 11/7/06); and Bush Doctrine 6.0 (11/8/06 to date) is the “absence of any functioning doctrine at all.”

      As WaPo columnist Charles Krauthammer – who coined the term “Bush Doctrine” to describe the earliest manifestation of this amorphous set of principles notes:

      If I were in any public foreign policy debate today, and my adversary were to raise the Bush doctrine, both I and the audience would assume — unless my interlocutor annotated the reference otherwise — that he was speaking about the grandly proclaimed (and widely attacked) freedom agenda of the Bush administration.

      Not the Gibson doctrine of preemption.

      Not the “with us or against us” no-neutrality-is-permitted policy of the immediate post-9/11 days.

      Not the unilateralism that characterized the pre-9/11 first year of the Bush administration.

      Presidential doctrines are inherently malleable and difficult to define. The only fixed “doctrines” in American history are the Monroe and the Truman doctrines which come out of single presidential statements during administrations where there were few other contradictory or conflicting foreign policy crosscurrents.

      Such is not the case with the Bush doctrine.

      Based on this information, if you go back and re-read Palin’s answers, she was clearly feeling her way through Gibson’s faulty premise to try to answer his question best she could – but not because she knew any less about the Bush Doctrine than her interviewer. Her first instinct to maneuver Gibson into being more specific was perfectly understandable, and her first answer to his first attempt at clarifying his inscrutable question – “his world view” – was actually dead-on.


    26. Maggie on September 16th, 2008 4:35 pm

      btw… if you think Sarah Palin don’t know what the Bush Doctrine is , Obama thinks we have 58 states..

      Over the last 15 months, we’ve traveled to every corner of the United States. I’ve now been in 57 states? I think one left to go.
      Barack Obama

    27. WillNotBeFooledByObamaNATION on September 16th, 2008 6:26 pm


      I wanted to draw your attention to this important petition that I recently signed:

      “Impeach Senator Barack Obama”
      http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/obamaimpeachment?e ….

      I really think this is an important cause, and I’d like to encourage you to add your signature, too. It’s free and takes less than a minute of your time.



    28. yoyo muffintop on September 16th, 2008 9:30 pm

      MnDad – why don’t you point out the bills that Obama was a co-sponsor on and not the sponsor? Good luck.

      You are 100% wrong that he co-sponsored on those bills. Those are the bills he sponsored. But let me guess, rather than admit you’re wrong you will find some lame fall back position – oh wait, you’ve practically have done that already.
      But, hey, that’s what you get from a partisan hack such as yourself I suppose.

      Go ahead…or do I hear crickets? haha.

      Show on each one of those that Obama was a co-sponsor not the sponsor…I’ll be waiting.

    29. minnesota dad on September 16th, 2008 10:23 pm

      Crickets chirping….my ass.

      Yoyo, let’s talk about partisan hacks. I just want the truth. Here are just a few examples I pulled in five minutes that you could have pulled:

      My first Query:
      Communities of Color Teen Pregnancy Prevention Act of 2007:

      Obama claims he introduced this bill on his website:

      However, when one pulls the bill up….low and behold he ain’t the sponsor, Rep. Hilda Solis [D-CA] is the sponsor……Way to take credit for it Obama!

      My second Query:
      Veterans Homelessness Prevention Act
      Obama claims he introduced this bill on his website:

      But once again, when one pulls the bill up….low and behold he ain’t the sponsor, Rep. Al Green [D-TX] is the sponsor…Way to take credit for it Obama!

      Next random selection: Global Poverty Act of 2007

      Once again….Obama takes credit for it,

      But once again, when one pulls up the bill up….low and behold, he ain’t the sponsor, Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA] is the sponsor.

      You see YoYo, it is very important for the Democrats to attempt to create a resume for Obama. This isn’t talk radio BS…its politics. Obama has nothing going for him. The Democrats prop him up by letting him co-sponsor (or often in politics…they even let a politician that needs ‘resume credit’ to SOLO sponsor bills they had little or nothing to do with – I have not searched deep enough to see if the Dems were letting him solo sponsor any bills, but wouldn’t be surprised).

      In the end Yoyo, you have still failed to answer the most important question:
      Please detail Barack Obama’s leadership experience (running a campaign doesn’t count by the way)…..crickets will chirp forever on this one.

      Game, set, match.


    30. yoyo muffintop on September 17th, 2008 6:20 am

      Nice try. Next time pull up the actual bills #’s sited.
      When you fall back, so to speak, make sure you fall back on the truth.


    31. Scared Monkeys on September 17th, 2008 6:57 am

      Obama going down like a sweet muffin”top”.

      Signing your name to something means “ZERO”.

      There is a reason why Obama is underperforming the Demoratic generic poll numbers and he is actually helping to bring them down.


    32. Brenda from Virginia on September 17th, 2008 7:38 am

      Dear #26, maybe Obama was trying to say he has been in 57 states of mind….

    33. txchic on September 17th, 2008 10:47 am

      so let’s see… palin has as more experience than the beloved ex-governor of arkansas. the left had no problem with billy-boy running for president but continues to attack the governor of alaska running for the v.p. spot. another priceless move on part of the dems.

      while palin’s extra work experience includes mothering 5 children & running a home, bill’s included chasing every bimbo in a skirt he came across.

    34. minnesota dad on September 17th, 2008 11:06 am


      Yoyo…..the bill numbers are right there in my links you bozo. For example:


      takes you to the bill and shows the main sponsor. You then can clikc on the co-sponsors….in this case 57 of them (including Obama)!

      Crickets still chirping my diversionary friend….please list off Barack Obama’s leadership experience (and yes, running a campaign does not count!).

      I thought you were sharper than this Yoyo…once again, game….set…match.


    35. yoyo muffintop on September 17th, 2008 11:53 pm

      I see, you just have reading comprehension issues.

      S. 1790: Communities of Color Teen Pregnancy Prevention Act of 2007 is the bill cited in my post.
      Please point out anywhere in my post where HR 468 is mentioned? I didn’t see it. Copy and paste it from my post in your response to my question below.


      Simple yes or no. Is S. 1790 sponsored by Obama?

      Yes or No?

      Tia for the “yes or no” and tia for the copy/paste from my post where I cite HR 468.

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