reply to post by WhatTheory
About Barack Obama
United States Senator for Illinois
Barack Obama has dedicated his life to public service as a community organizer, civil rights attorney, and leader in the Illinois state Senate. Obama
now continues his fight for working families following his recent election to the United States Senate.
Sworn into office January 4, 2005, Senator Obama serves on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, which oversees our nation’s health
care, schools, employment, and retirement programs. He is a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, which plays a vital role in shaping American
policy around the world, including our policy in Iraq. And Senator Obama serves on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, which is focused on providing
our brave veterans with the care and services they deserve. In 2005 and 2006, he served on the Environment and Public Works Committee, which
safeguards our environment and provides funding for our highways.
During his eight years in the Illinois state Senate, Obama worked with both Democrats and Republicans to help working families get ahead by creating
programs like the state Earned Income Tax Credit, which in three years provided over $100 million in tax cuts to families across the state. Obama also
pushed through an expansion of early childhood education, and after a number of inmates on death row were found innocent, Senator Obama enlisted the
support of law enforcement officials to draft legislation requiring the videotaping of interrogations and confessions in all capital cases.
Obama is especially proud of being a husband and father of two daughters, Malia, 9 and Sasha, 6. Obama and his wife, Michelle, married in 1992 and
live on Chicago’s South Side where they attend Trinity United Church of Christ.
Barack Obama was born on August 4th, 1961, in Hawaii to Barack Obama, Sr. and Ann Dunham. Obama graduated from Columbia University in 1983, and moved
to Chicago in 1985 to work for a church-based group seeking to improve living conditions in poor neighborhoods plagued with crime and high
unemployment. In 1991, Obama graduated from Harvard Law School where he was the first African American president of the Harvard Law Review.
apparently, you seem to think that Obama is an "idiot"...4 year degree from columbia, masters degree from harvard law school, and president of the
harvard law review....yeah...nothing but "idiots" accomplish that, right?
might it be?...uhmm...no, no, ...your a "proud american" with a GIF. waving american flag as your avatar...that certainly proves to me that you're
for the freedom for anybody to become president...right?
[edit on 10-6-2008 by jimmyx]