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Vanity - Listing of the actual bills Barack Obama sponsered or co-authored. (Long)
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Posted on 09/07/2008 11:22:13 PM PDT by Brytani

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1 posted on 09/07/2008 11:22:14 PM PDT by Brytani
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To: Brytani
He's screwed and still has the same problem: no notable accomplishments and/or substantive reform. His resume suitably fits that of a "Community Organizer". Photobucket
2 posted on 09/07/2008 11:26:33 PM PDT by xuberalles (The Best Anti-Liberal Novelties On The Net! http://www.cafepress.com/titillatingtees)
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To: Brytani
A bill to provide a mechanism for the determination on the merits of the claims of claimants who met the class criteria in a civil action relating to racial discrimination by the Department of Agriculture but who were denied that determination.

This one is unintelligible. It looks like the only ones that passed, were passed by unanimous voice vote.

3 posted on 09/07/2008 11:28:21 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: xuberalles

Sitting down and actually reading for myself the bills he introduced showed me that not only is he not experienced enough to be president, but he is a radical of the Cynthia McKinney kind (minus swinging at a cop).

Most of his bills are racially based.

Country first? Sure.


4 posted on 09/07/2008 11:28:44 PM PDT by Brytani ("The First Amendment doesn't say anything about giving you a hug if you're offended.")
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To: Brytani
I'm seeing a lot of "fluff" bills (commendations to people) and "Status: Submitted to senate" and such.

Not a lot done for someone who is in one of the most powerful bodies in the world.

5 posted on 09/07/2008 11:30:40 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Sarah Palin--the man Biden and Obama wish they could be.)
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To: hsalaw

We obviously do not understand the nuance, being ignorant republicans and all.

Yea, that one made my head swim too...


6 posted on 09/07/2008 11:32:04 PM PDT by Brytani ("The First Amendment doesn't say anything about giving you a hug if you're offended.")
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To: Darkwolf377

Fluff and racially centered legislation.


7 posted on 09/07/2008 11:33:17 PM PDT by Brytani ("The First Amendment doesn't say anything about giving you a hug if you're offended.")
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To: Brytani

Most of these are bull$hit, phoney-baloney politically-correct bills-to-nowhere;
But the S.117 veterans’ benefits isn’t too bad. I think it will be abused by the mental-health industry (and the sop to them is probably the major reason for barfraq’s interest in it); but nothing, no amount of post-deployment benefit, is too good for our servicemen and women. So barfraq did OK on this one.


8 posted on 09/07/2008 11:36:45 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great (until it happens to YOU)...)
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To: Brytani

I guess if I were planning to run for POTUS and had no record of accomplishment, I might obfuscate and confuse that fact by sponsoring or co-sponsoring a slew of worthless bills, too.


9 posted on 09/07/2008 11:38:41 PM PDT by papasmurf (I ain't your Daddy's Conservative, OK?)
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To: Migraine

Ok, one legislative bill that can be abused but seems to the otherwise sound.

I was honestly stunned at the lack of important legislation the Jr. Senator has written.

I’m even more shocked that other Senators are claiming he has the experience and/or ability to by our commander and chief.

Either their expectations of themselves are at an all time low, or the publics is.


10 posted on 09/07/2008 11:43:04 PM PDT by Brytani ("The First Amendment doesn't say anything about giving you a hug if you're offended.")
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To: Brytani

The majority of the bills reflect a senator who represents primarily African Americans, not all Americans.


11 posted on 09/07/2008 11:43:07 PM PDT by counterpunch (Country First)
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To: Brytani

It makes me feel good that this what our esteemed legislators spend their time on.../s


12 posted on 09/07/2008 11:44:17 PM PDT by SMCC1
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To: counterpunch

ding Ding ding!!! We have a winner!!!!!


13 posted on 09/07/2008 11:45:50 PM PDT by Brytani ("The First Amendment doesn't say anything about giving you a hug if you're offended.")
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To: SMCC1

Personally I’m one who believes the less the Sentate does the more money I get in my paycheck - but this is ridiculous.

Where are his bills to pull us out of Iraq?

Were are the bills to help us achieve energy independence?

Where are the bills to help secure our borders?

Where are the bills that even look out for the best interest of the country in foreign affairs?


14 posted on 09/07/2008 11:48:23 PM PDT by Brytani ("The First Amendment doesn't say anything about giving you a hug if you're offended.")
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To: Brytani
This reminds me of the AT&T practice of patenting everything in sight, no matter how trivial, in hopes that something of value will appear...eventually. If you throw enough at the wall, something might stick. It's all fluff. Perhaps he's hoping the sheer number of bills will be impressive. No more so than his penchant for seeking one position after the next...just to say he did. After achieving the position, he accomplishes precisely nothing of value. POTUS isn't a prize at the carnival. It's a critically important position. An empty suit just won't do.
15 posted on 09/07/2008 11:56:55 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Brytani

Bookmark for later


16 posted on 09/08/2008 12:00:49 AM PDT by PowerPro (McCain/Palin FTW)
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To: Myrddin
Honestly, the size isn't even that impressive!!

Most Jr. Senators desire to achieve leadership roles in the Senate leads them to author more then a few bills a month.

I guess running for president and writing him memoirs did really cut into his job of being a senator.

17 posted on 09/08/2008 12:08:00 AM PDT by Brytani ("The First Amendment doesn't say anything about giving you a hug if you're offended.")
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To: Brytani

Bookmark!!!

#11. caught my eye.

11. 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.
Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack [IL] (introduced 11/1/2007) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Foreign Relations
Latest Major Action: 11/1/2007 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Isn’t the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations “Plugs The Babysitter” ‘s outfit???

There’s a tag team CIC outfit for ya!!


18 posted on 09/08/2008 1:27:05 AM PDT by musicman (Sarah Palin Runs A STATE - Barack Obama Runs His MOUTH)
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To: Brytani

All these are purely sympathy vote-getting shenanigans. To recognize Afro-Americans uniquely, and not all worthy persons. Not that it is a bad idea, but if this is ALL you do, then it says a lot about your ideas about ‘race’. There are plenty of wonderful scientists among the black community, many of which are talked about in textbooks in our schools. They number among a large group of multi-racial inventors, whose names are never put forward for recognition. They go un-named and un-recognized. This is a sad day for all races, when only one can be identified as worthy.


19 posted on 09/08/2008 1:34:20 AM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Brytani

It’s not exactly a compelling list.


20 posted on 09/08/2008 1:49:30 AM PDT by screaming eagle2 (No matter what you call it,a pre-owned vehicle is still a USED CAR!)
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To: Brytani; All
I'd like to know who actually *wrote* these bills.
Did other Congressmen provide him with staffers, and or legal secretaries, council, or advice?

Because I will bet that Obama never even read the content of most of the bills that have his name on them.

21 posted on 09/08/2008 2:06:09 AM PDT by FBD (My carbon footprint is bigger then yours)
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To: screaming eagle2

I’m dazled by his legislative brillance, dazzled I tell you....snoooooooore


22 posted on 09/08/2008 2:29:56 AM PDT by Brytani ("The First Amendment doesn't say anything about giving you a hug if you're offended.")
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To: Shery

Well it does show he brought his “community organizer” mentality with him right into the Senate.


23 posted on 09/08/2008 2:30:39 AM PDT by Brytani ("The First Amendment doesn't say anything about giving you a hug if you're offended.")
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To: FBD

No defense of Obama here but most congress critters have their legilation written by aides and legal teams.

The idea is brainstormed by the office, ideas for the bill finalized, bill written then read and approved by the critter of record.

I’m perfectly going after Obama on the issues and his experience in Chicago and the Sentate. Only two problems exits.

1. His Senate records leads little to debate. He has done nothing.

2. Most of his activites in Chicago seemed to be kept in Fort. Knox. Nobody wants to release any information that would possibly be used against him.


24 posted on 09/08/2008 3:08:57 AM PDT by Brytani ("The First Amendment doesn't say anything about giving you a hug if you're offended.")
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From what I see, most of this either died in committee or is bouncing among them. A few were simply tabled. A couple were voice-voted (as being too inconsequential). Only one seems to have had a recorded vote (and lost).

Guess he really was too busy, running for his next job and all.

But the list is important. I wonder if there is a facility in FR for archiving data like this for permanent access.

After all, this thread will eventually stop being pinged and roll into obscurity.


25 posted on 09/08/2008 3:21:10 AM PDT by BelegStrongbow (what part of 'mias gunaikos andra' do Episcopalians not understand?)
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To: BelegStrongbow
No wonder he wants the electorate not to delve into his elected experience background. Not that he's worried we'll find anything to hang him on, we just won't find anything.
26 posted on 09/08/2008 3:44:51 AM PDT by Brytani ("The First Amendment doesn't say anything about giving you a hug if you're offended.")
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To: hsalaw

“...A bill to provide a mechanism for the determination on the merits of the claims of claimants who met the class criteria in a civil action relating to racial discrimination by the Department of Agriculture but who were denied that determination....”

This one is unintelligible. It looks like the only ones that passed, were passed by unanimous voice vote. >>>

40 acres and a mule.


27 posted on 09/08/2008 3:57:12 AM PDT by Islander7 ("Common sense and common decency are uncommon virtues among America's left.")
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To: Brytani

Bookmark bump


28 posted on 09/08/2008 4:03:11 AM PDT by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: Brytani

What did he do in 2006 before he started campaigning? It wouldn’t be hard to co-sponsor and let others do the work. Seems a lot of show for the black community and Africa.


29 posted on 09/08/2008 6:13:23 AM PDT by nclaurel (I think therefore I vote Republican.)
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To: Brytani

Thanks for the post. Only problem is I can’t get any of the links to work.


30 posted on 09/08/2008 7:20:32 AM PDT by Josh Painter ("I don't believe that people should be able to own guns." - Barack Obama)
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To: Brytani

Thanks for the post. Only problem is I can’t get any of the links to work.


31 posted on 09/08/2008 7:20:53 AM PDT by Josh Painter ("I don't believe that people should be able to own guns." - Barack Obama)
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To: Brytani

How about finding out what he actually studied and how he scored at Columbia, hmmm?


32 posted on 09/08/2008 8:51:29 AM PDT by BelegStrongbow (what part of 'mias gunaikos andra' do Episcopalians not understand?)
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To: From many - one.

SELF PING


33 posted on 09/08/2008 9:52:23 AM PDT by From many - one.
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To: BelegStrongbow

Don’t you know, the current talking points over his time at Columbia say “that time doesn’t matter, he went to Harvard!!”


34 posted on 09/08/2008 11:16:47 AM PDT by Brytani ("The First Amendment doesn't say anything about giving you a hug if you're offended.")
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To: Brytani

NO, I didn’t know that. But then the atmosphere on Barack’s planet must be getting thin.


35 posted on 09/08/2008 11:22:09 AM PDT by BelegStrongbow (what part of 'mias gunaikos andra' do Episcopalians not understand?)
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To: Josh Painter

Yea, I see that about the links. I copied the source code for all links but for some reason it’s redirected them to Free Republic but going no further.

Go to http://www.thomas.gov/ and fill in Obama’s name under the Senate field and the listing will come up from there.

I’m checking with the Mods to see why the links aren’t working.

Thanks


36 posted on 09/08/2008 11:44:22 AM PDT by Brytani ("The First Amendment doesn't say anything about giving you a hug if you're offended.")
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To: Brytani

The sheer volume of proposed legislation tells me he had no intention of shepherding through any of these bills, but rather, he was building a legislative portfolio for his presidential bid. And that helps explain your observation of the bills being racially based.


37 posted on 09/08/2008 2:58:20 PM PDT by VRWCtaz (McCain/Palin '08!!!)
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That was my initial thought as well. Propose a few good for some legislation just to get your name on it, then claim experience to be president.

I see no bills that are for the benefit of the United States or even for the benefit of Illinois.

While this may seem silly, I always thought the main unwritten job of a senator was to legislate for the country and secondly for their home state.


38 posted on 09/08/2008 3:37:43 PM PDT by Brytani ("The First Amendment doesn't say anything about giving you a hug if you're offended.")
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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.

Well, he got one right. Too bad she lost the Nobel to the Goron.

39 posted on 09/08/2008 3:59:14 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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I guess his handlers didn’t tell him she spent her life saving Jews and advocating for them.


40 posted on 09/08/2008 4:14:46 PM PDT by Brytani ("The First Amendment doesn't say anything about giving you a hug if you're offended.")
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To: Brytani

ummmmmmmmm so your point? Shows a bunch of useless and racially related bills and ammendments. If you are an Obama supporter I’d not show his record. It’s kind of embarrassing.


41 posted on 09/08/2008 6:07:51 PM PDT by KLT (NY Needs to be ClintonFree! Remove the RATS!)
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To: counterpunch

“The majority of the bills reflect a senator who represents primarily African Americans, not all Americans.”

Bump!


42 posted on 09/08/2008 6:12:31 PM PDT by 1035rep (McCain/Palin 08)
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To: Brytani
What about Israel? Should we start calling it Palestine before or after Obama is elected? I figure Bubah Clinton gave away most of Israel, Obama will give away the rest.

Don't see anything of any substance whatsoever, it was all one big waste of time.

43 posted on 09/08/2008 6:20:08 PM PDT by KLT (NY Needs to be ClintonFree! Remove the RATS!)
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To: counterpunch
You said it counter....guess those of us that aren't of African American heritage aren't considered Americans...

bumpity bump bump

44 posted on 09/08/2008 6:26:56 PM PDT by KLT (NY Needs to be ClintonFree! Remove the RATS!)
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To: Brytani; Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; MoJo2001; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; tongue-tied; ...
How are you all my good friends? I am now living in Mississippi and lovin it...Looking to find a chapter down here...any ideas?

BTW PING Y'ALL

45 posted on 09/08/2008 6:48:30 PM PDT by KLT (NY Needs to be ClintonFree! Remove the RATS!)
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To: xuberalles

Wow, is that an actual bumper sticker? Where can I get one?


46 posted on 09/08/2008 9:40:28 PM PDT by nutmeg (Imagine Commander-in-Chief Barack Hussein Obama... appointing US Supreme Court justices)
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To: Brytani

A listing of “accomplishments” outstanding for their absolute vapidity.


47 posted on 09/08/2008 10:00:50 PM PDT by mtntop3
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To: KLT

Thanks for the ping!


48 posted on 09/08/2008 10:07:16 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: nutmeg

Yep...it’s from my store....here’s the link: http://www.cafepress.com/titillatingtees.236080264


49 posted on 09/08/2008 11:47:07 PM PDT by xuberalles (The Best Anti-Liberal Novelties On The Net! http://www.cafepress.com/titillatingtees)
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To: xuberalles

Where are Obama’s records from the Illinois state senate??

http://www.amazon.com/Who-REAL-Barack-Obama-generation/dp/1438906056/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1220974606&sr=1-1


50 posted on 09/09/2008 10:34:45 AM PDT by bstein80 (Freedom Works)
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