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Obama, in S.F., decries Bush policies(nation's crisis; division between between people, government)
Mercury News ^ | 2/20/07 | Mary Jane Ostrom

Posted on 02/20/2007 11:23:18 AM PST by NormsRevenge

U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, on his first Bay Area swing since announcing his bid for the presidency, said Monday that the nation's most vital division is ``between the American people and their government.''

And he warned that if government doesn't address such issues as global warming, the federal deficit and lack of investment in education, ``We may be consigning the next generation to an America that is a little meaner and a little poorer than the one we inherited.

``That is un-American,'' he told a crowd of about 1,000 people gathered in San Francisco for a fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer.

The audience saved its biggest applause for Obama's blunt assessment of the war in Iraq.

``We're in the midst of a war that should have never been authorized,'' he said. ``As a consequence of our misguided policies in Iraq, we find ourselves less safe.''

Obama had agreed to appear at the Boxer fundraiser last year, before he announced his bid to become the Democratic nominee. He planned to end his evening at a party in Portola Valley where more than 200 people -- many who had already given the maximum $2,300 contribution to Obama's campaign -- were expected.

Earlier in the evening, a glowing Boxer announced to reporters that she will run for re-election in 2010. She added that she expected to raise $350,000 from the Obama event.

(Excerpt) Read more at mercurynews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; US: California; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: boxer; bush; california; decries; obama; policies

1 posted on 02/20/2007 11:23:21 AM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Nhat V. Meyer / Mercury News

U.S. Senator Barack Obama gives a speech at the Saint Francis Hotel in San Francisco.


2 posted on 02/20/2007 11:24:17 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama's calling for an end to elections?


3 posted on 02/20/2007 11:25:51 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: NormsRevenge

This photo provided by Harvard University Law School shows Barack Obama as a student at the school in Cambridge, Mass., Feb. 6, 1990. Obama came to Harvard in the fall of 1988 after graduating from Columbia University and spending four years as a community organizer in Chicago. At the end of his first year, Obama was selected to serve on the Law Review as one of 80 'editor'-students; midway through his second year, on Feb. 5, 1990, Obama was elected president, becoming the first black president of the prestigious Harvard Law Review. (AP Photo/Harvard University, Joe Wrinn)


4 posted on 02/20/2007 11:26:22 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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To: NormsRevenge
U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, on his first Bay Area swing since announcing his bid for the presidency, said Monday that the nation's most vital division is ``between the American people and their government.''

Any division in the country is because of YOUR party, you fricken moron. YOUR party has done more to divide Americans, play class against class and race against race than ANY OTHER FORCE

(G-d how I despise these people)

5 posted on 02/20/2007 11:27:28 AM PST by rightandproud
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To: NormsRevenge
``That is un-American,''

Yes, the Republicans are un-American, and how dare they question our patriotism?!

6 posted on 02/20/2007 11:29:06 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (] Tagline Under Construction [)
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To: NormsRevenge

What utter drivel. This empty suit gives Edwards a run for the money in the airhead category. Thats not easy to do.


7 posted on 02/20/2007 11:29:17 AM PST by pissant
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To: NormsRevenge
"We may be consigning the next generation to an America that is a little meaner and a little poorer than the one we inherited. ``That is un-American,..."

PAAAALLLEEESSSS...Robespierre DIED already!!!! Any one who wants to talk to me about the 'people' and Uh OH..!!! Red flags folks!!
8 posted on 02/20/2007 11:30:58 AM PST by SMARTY ("Stay together, pay the soldiers and forget everything else." Lucius Septimus Severus)
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To: rightandproud

Boy, howdy!


9 posted on 02/20/2007 11:31:18 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: NormsRevenge

Presidential candidate Barack Obama , D-Ill., kisses Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., during her re-election campaign reception in San Francisco, Monday, Feb. 19, 2007. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)


10 posted on 02/20/2007 11:31:24 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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To: pissant

I'm looking forward to the debates myself.


11 posted on 02/20/2007 11:32:13 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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To: NormsRevenge
"That is un-American,''

Interesting coming from the party that has whined for the past, I don't know, ten years or so that we were unfairly calling them unpatriotic. Rather hypocritical, don't you think?

12 posted on 02/20/2007 11:33:07 AM PST by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light..... Isaiah 5:20)
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To: NormsRevenge

I'm getting a bad case of Obama fatigue.


13 posted on 02/20/2007 11:33:51 AM PST by AU72
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To: rightandproud

In a discussion of George Washington's farewell address the point was brought up about political parties:

Washington also advocated national unity and warned against the formation of divisive political parties. But he was confident that "the common and continual mischiefs of the spirit of party are sufficient to make it the interest and the duty of a wise people to discourage and restrain it."

Where are the "wise people"? Apparently the Dem party is purely motivated on emotion.


14 posted on 02/20/2007 11:34:06 AM PST by griswold3
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To: NormsRevenge
Obama is anti-Bush and anti-war. Gee, that'll separate him from the rest of the Dem field.
15 posted on 02/20/2007 11:34:28 AM PST by colorado tanker
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To: NormsRevenge

someone should make one of those Hussein Obama Cliche Generator sites where you would take a normal sentence and then it would generate a Hussein Obama cliche soundbite.


16 posted on 02/20/2007 11:36:13 AM PST by sappy
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To: NormsRevenge

Shrillary, Ears Obama, Ears Kucinich, Silk Pony, Hairplugs Biden, Chris Dodd. Yikes.

Richardson, if he plays his cards right will be the nominee.


17 posted on 02/20/2007 11:36:39 AM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

too bad Teddy K didn't make one last run for old time sake.. Him and Dodd could make a sandwich out of
Andrea Mitchell or Katie Couric if they were moderating..


18 posted on 02/20/2007 11:38:49 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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To: NormsRevenge

I'm scratching that visual from my memory as I type this.


19 posted on 02/20/2007 11:41:42 AM PST by pissant
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To: pissant
Like the logo?

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Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., speaks to a crowd at the Clark County Government Center in Las Vegas on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

20 posted on 02/20/2007 11:44:46 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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To: AU72

I'm getting a bad case of Obama fatigue.

Another Freeper said it on Jan 2, 2007...."It's gonna be a really long 2 years".

I'm worried already; beginning to find waaaay too much comfort in My 1800Hrs Martini(s)....

21 posted on 02/20/2007 11:46:22 AM PST by GoldCountryRedneck ("God made liquor and God made brew, so ugly people could have sex too" - unknown)
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To: NormsRevenge

Good grief. 2 monkeys, 5 minutes.


22 posted on 02/20/2007 11:47:14 AM PST by pissant
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To: NormsRevenge

Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., speaks to a crowd at the Clark County Government Center in Las Vegas on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)


23 posted on 02/20/2007 11:47:18 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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"That is un-American"

Isn't it amazing how easily leftist scum slip into ranting about "un-American" ideas, activities, etc.??? I thought it was the depth of McCarthyite evils (sarcasm) to accuse anyone of being "un-American" or thinking "un-American" thoughts...... hell, we couldn't even call treasonous communist spies "un-American" without getting the political left into panty-wads....... but it's just fine for Obama to call Republicans "un-American" isn't it??
24 posted on 02/20/2007 11:50:15 AM PST by Enchante (Chamberlain Democrats embraced by terrorists and America-haters worldwide!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Obama was elected president, becoming the first black president of the prestigious Harvard Law Review.

What position did they elect his white half ?

25 posted on 02/20/2007 11:54:03 AM PST by COUNTrecount
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To: NormsRevenge
"Misguided," huh? The Democrats offer NO solutions - only carping criticism. And when pressed, what they have on offer is plain old-fashioned surrender. Barack Obama just whines about Iraq and doesn't offer voters anything inspiring. That's par for the course for his party today and even a Hallmark Card candidate has his limits.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

26 posted on 02/20/2007 12:25:42 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: rightandproud
The Democrats ARE partisan! They continually divide America even while decrying its divisions. These people loathe our military in their vote and they have the chutzpah to talk about the need for "healing." Spare me!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

27 posted on 02/20/2007 12:28:06 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Jeff Chandler
They can keep up a barrage of relentless criticism but we can't counter that? Oh my, I guess that's un-American!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

28 posted on 02/20/2007 12:30:10 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: NormsRevenge
Mullah Obama and the Burka Hildabeast celebrate their election victory. (Photo Nov 4, 2008 courtesy Reuters)



...I then woke up, screaming like a bimbo in a slasher movie.
29 posted on 02/20/2007 12:31:19 PM PST by GunnyHartman (The DNC, misunderestimating Dubya's strategery since 2000.)
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To: NormsRevenge

He has the courage to use any cliche in his arsenal.


30 posted on 02/20/2007 12:31:23 PM PST by Ieatfrijoles (Incinerate Riyadh Now.)
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