Skip to comments.Obama, in S.F., decries Bush policies(nation's crisis; division between between people, government)
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.
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U.S. Senator Barack Obama gives a speech at the Saint Francis Hotel in San Francisco.
Obama's calling for an end to elections?
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)
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)
Yes, the Republicans are un-American, and how dare they question our patriotism?!
What utter drivel. This empty suit gives Edwards a run for the money in the airhead category. Thats not easy to do.
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)
I'm looking forward to the debates myself.
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?
I'm getting a bad case of Obama fatigue.
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.
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.
Shrillary, Ears Obama, Ears Kucinich, Silk Pony, Hairplugs Biden, Chris Dodd. Yikes.
Richardson, if he plays his cards right will be the nominee.
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..
I'm scratching that visual from my memory as I type this.
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)