Friday, May 16, 2008

The Barack Obama Record

The Barack Obama Record

US Senator (2004-present)
Illinois State Senator (1996-2004)

US Senate:

Notable Quotes
"You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and ... the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them.
"And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."


Obama favors abortion on demand. He defends partial birth abortion. As an Illinois state senator, he voted several times against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, which would prevent born babies from being killed outside the womb.
Terry Jeffrey: Obama is the Most Pro-Abortion Candidate Ever
Terry Jeffrey: More on Obama and Babies Born Alive

Civil Rights
Obama supports racial preferences, and he opposed the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative. He supports "hate crimes" laws that punish people for their thoughts. He supports "comparable worth" legislation that would allow government to regulate people's salaries. He opposes racial preferences. He opposes laws to prevent voter fraud that require showing identification to vote.
Steve Sailer: Obama's "Civil Rights" Vision: Quotas, Increased Crime, More Socialism
Marcus Epstein: Obama Oppose Quotas? Fat Chance!

Foreign Policy
Obama has criticized the war in Iraq, but has been vague about how many troops he would withdraw, and when. He has threatened to invade Pakistan. He opposes spending for defense against nuclear ballistic misslies. He opposes spending for new weapons systems.
Robert Maginnis: Obama Promises to Dismantle Our Armed Forces

Gun Rights
Obama filled out a survey in 1996 saying that he supported banning all handguns. Obama has refused to oppose the Washington DC gun ban. He wants to ban all concealed carry. In the Illinois legislature, he voted against protecting the right to self-defense with a handgun. He supports banning semi-automatic 'assault weapons'. He was on the board of the Joyce Foundation, which financially sponsored many gun control efforts. He is rated F by the National Rifle Association and Gun Owners of America.
Erich Pratt: Obama to Get the Dems 'Barack' into the Business of Gun Control
Robert Novak: Obama's Gun Dance
John Lott: Obama and Guns: Two Different Views
Amanda Carpenter: Obama Comes Out Against Concealed Carry
Kenneth Vogel: Obama linked to gun control efforts

Obama supports amnesty for illegal aliens. He voted in favor of the McCain-Kennedy amnesty bill. He voted for the DREAM Act, which would give amnesty to several million illegal aliens. He supports giving in-state tuition to illegal aliens. He has voted against border security and interior enforcement. He supports giving drivers licences to illegal aliens.
Obama supports larger numbers of legal immigration. He supports chain migration. He supports importing more foreign workers through H1B visas.
Americans for Better Immigration: Barack Obama's Immigration Grade
Americans for Better Immigration: Barack Obama's Immigration Record
Terry Jeffrey: When Obama, Clinton and McCain Decisively Agreed

Obama supports "civil unions", which are the same as "gay marriage" in all but name. He also supports homosexual adoption. He advocates repealing the Defence of Marriage Act. He supports the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would force religious organizations to hire homosexuals. He supports homosexuals in the military. He supports "hate crimes" laws that would punish certain thoughts and speech.
Terry Jeffrey: The Problem With Obama's -- Not Wright's -- Vision
WorldNetDaily: Obama promises 'gays' 'strongest possible bill'

Obama voted against confirming both John Roberts and Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court. He advocates that judges should favor some parties over others rather than apply the law when deciding cases.
Terry Jeffrey: Obama's Class-War Court

Obama "voted for price controls on prescription drugs,[79] to prohibit oil drilling in ANWR,[80] and for minimum wage increases.[81]". He has also supported major regulation of the economy in the name of civil rights, including racial preferrences, "hate crime" laws, and "camparable worth" legislation.
Club for Growth: Barack Obama's Economic Record
Steve Sailer: Obama's "Civil Rights" Vision: Quotas, Increased Crime, More Socialism

Obama supports the United Nations. He is sponsoring the "Global poverty Act", which would cost taxpayers 845 billion dollars. This would be part of the UN's Millennium Development Goal. Obama has sent mixed signals on NAFTA, criticizing it often while also criticizing Pennsylvanians for "anti-trade sentiment". Obama supported the McCain-Kennedy amnesty bill, which contained an endorsement of the Security and Prosperity Partnership.
Phyllis Schlafly: Congress Contemplates Giving Cash to Foreigners
Cliff Kincaid: Will McCain Oppose $845 Billion Earmark?

Obama has proposed major increases in government spending. The Club for Growth notes that Obama supported a "$50 billion "clean technology" venture capital fund" and a 1.5 billion dollar expansion of the Family and Medical Leave Act. He has sponsored a bill to spend 845 billion dollars on foreign aid through the United Nations. Obama has also proposed "(1) his 10-year, $150 billion program to "establish a green energy sector," (2) his 10-year, $60 billion "National Infrastructure Reinvestment Bank," (3) his nearly universal health care plan (whose annual price tag he low-balls at $50 to $65 billion) and (4) a host of refundable tax credits ranging from $4,000 per year for college students to a tripling of the Earned Income Tax Credit for minimum-wage workers".
Club for Growth: Barack Obama's Economic Record
Washington Times: Obama's spending plan
Phyllis Schlafly: Congress Contemplates Giving Cash to Foreigners

Obama has take positions opposing "the extension of the Bush tax cuts;[5] in opposing the extension of decreased tax rates for capital gains and dividends;[6] and in support of the cigarette tax hike contained in the SCHIP bill.[7]". Obama supports letting the Bush tax cuts expire, supports "raising taxes on private equity firms and hedge funds.[10]", and supports "raising the amount of income subject to Social Security taxes,[11]".
Club for Growth: Barack Obama's Economic Record


Obama has had a number of troubling influences and disreputable contacts. His mother was a radical leftist, and his father was a Marxist. Obama's pastor of twenty years, Jeremiah Wright, is a believer in Marxist black liberation theology, which is a perversion of Christianity that is anti-white and anti-America. Obama wrote an autobiography, Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, that is obsessed with race and perceived racial slights. He is married to Michelle Obama, who wrote a thesis about her racial resentment and said that the 2008 campaign was the first time she felt proud of America. Obama is connected to Tony Rezko, a disreputable developer who is under indictment. Obama was friends with Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, who are unrepentant former terrorists with the Marxist Weathermen group.

Pat Buchanan: Obama In Darkest Pennsylvania
Andy McCarthy: The Company He Keeps
Steve Sailer: Barack Obama Sr.’s Mugabeist plan for Kenya
Steve Sailer: Will President Obama Wreck America? Not If Confronted By An Informed Citizenry
Steve Sailer: Obama’s Radical Background: More Questions Only VDARE.COM Will Ask
Steve Sailer: Michelle Obama And The Rage Of A Privileged Class
Steve Sailer: MainStream Media Won’t Ask Obama Those Nasty Paul-Type Questions. But Shelby Steele Could!
Ann Coulter: Obama's Dimestore 'Mein Kampf'
Allan Ryskind: Obama and His Weatherman Friends
Steve Sailer: Rezko and Wright: The Two Sides of Obama's Chicago
John Batchelor: The Obama Files
John Batchelor: Rezko Connections: More Questions for Obama
John Batchelor: Rezko Connections: More Reasons Obama Should Worry
Erick Erickson: Obama and the New Party
Jerome Corsi: Report: Obama mentored by Communist Party figure

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