Obama's Accomplishments


Somebody sent me an email asking about Obama's "Actual Accomplishments'. Here's what I wrote:

Well, first off he was raised by a single mother and wound up a Harvard graduate and member of the U.S. Senate. People don't realize how difficult an accomplishment this is. We've got a guy who actually made it based entirely on ability alone. No silver spoon (or heiress wife) required.

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Photo from the 9th CD Rally for Obama


I saw a lot of old friends at the big and lively rally for Obama at the Broadway Armory on Sunday. Here's a shot of Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky addressing the audience early on.

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Obama Campaign: Unite for Change (6/28)


unite4change.jpg One of the easiest and most pleasant ways to get involved with the Obama Campaign (if you're not already) is by attending one of the volunteer events listed on

A big date coming up is the "United for Change" day.

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Super Abbreviated form of the Senate Intel Committee's Phase II Report


For slow learners or readers who scan:

"...were not substantiated by the intelligence."

"...were contradicted by available intelligence information."

"...did not reflect the concerns and uncertainties expressed in the intelligence products."

"...did not reflect the intelligence community’s uncertainties as to whether such production was ongoing.

"...was not substantiated by available intelligence information."

"The Intelligence Community did not confirm..."

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Hope of Humanity: Barack Obama


You've got to be a citizen to vote in this country but interest in the success of Barack Obama goes beyond our own citizens; it goes beyond our own borders and extends to all people of good will throughout the world.

What 8 years of Republican Ascendancy have made us forget is that the vast majority of people on this planet mean us well and want us to succeed. They admire what we've accomplished and are willing even to accept our leadership provided we remember to lead by example.

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Your Pastor Sinks Worse Than My Pastor


Reaction in the Media to John McCain's relationship with Reverend Hagee has been almost diffident -- especially when you compare it to the grief Obama got for Jeremiah Wright. Nothing new here.

Now finally McCain has had to "reject" Hagee, but he only does so by setting up an almost farcical distinction between his pastor and Obama's pastor:

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My Prediction on the Democratic Primary Race for President


Okay, you heard it here first: DNC Chair Howard Dean wants this over by July. I say it'll be over by the end of this month.

That's right, by the end of this month, we will have a Democratic Nominee.

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For Bush Everything is National Security


Even trade packs with countries like Columbia:

"This agreement will advance America's national security interests in a critical region. It will strengthen a courageous ally in our hemisphere. It will help America's economy and America's workers at a vital time. It deserves bipartisan support from the United States Congress."

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Reason #5,157 Why John McCain Won't Win



The oratory would just kill us:

"The most important lesson I learned here was that to sustain my self-respect for a lifetime it would be necessary for me to have the honor of serving something greater than my self-interest..."


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Chicago Tribune: Presidential Libraries Bad, Freedom Museums Good


I agree with there being a conflict of interest in U.S. Presidents setting up their own libraries. It's just ironic to see the point being made in a newspaper that has its own "Freedom Museum":

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