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Barack Obamas' Voting Record

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posted on Jun, 18 2008 @ 07:43 PM
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Barack Obamas' Voting Record


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OBAMA, Barack, a Senator from Illinois; born in Honolulu, Hawaii, August 4, 1961; obtained early education in Jakarta, Indonesia, and Hawaii; continued education at Occidental College, Los Angeles, Calif., and Columbia University, New York City; studied law at Harvard University, where he became the first African American president of the Harvard Law Review, and received J.D. in 1992; lecturer on constitutional law, University of Chicago; member, Illinois State senate 1997-2004; elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate in 2004 for term beginning January 3, 2005.
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posted on Jun, 18 2008 @ 07:43 PM
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The Washington Post has a Votes Database that shows how Congressmen have voted over their careers. This is a very important piece of information for all voters.

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posted on Jun, 18 2008 @ 07:49 PM
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I find it interesting that he opposed the following:



Vote 104: H R 1268: Motion to Table Coburn Amdt. No. 471; To reduce appropriations for the Iraqi embassy to reduce outlays expected to occur in fiscal year 2007 or later.


Other interesting votes:



"NO" Vote 232: H R 2862: Dorgan Amdt. No. 1665; To prohibit weakening any law that provides safeguards from unfair foreign trade practices.




"NO" Vote 253: H R 2863: Motion to Table Coburn Amdt. No. 2005; To curtail waste under the Department of Defense web-based travel system.




"NO" Vote 48: S CON RES 83: Grassley Amdt. No. 3073; To establish a reserve fund to allow for deficit-neutral legislation that would provide for an extension of the Medicare part D enrollment period.




"NO" Vote 81: S 2349: Ensign Amdt. No. 2980; To include Federal entities in the definition of earmarks.




"NO" Vote 82: S 2349: As Amended; Legislative Transparency and Accountability Act of 2006




"YES" Vote 250: H R 5684: H.R. 5684; United States-Oman Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act




"NO" Vote 4: S 1: Motion to Table Vitter Amdt. No. 6; to prohibit authorized committees and leadership PACs from employing the spouse or immediate family members of any candidate or Federal office holder connected to the committee.




"NO" Vote 5: S 1: Motion to Table DeMint Amdt. No. 11; To strengthen earmark reform.




"NO" Vote 72: S 4: Motion to Table Biden Amdt. No. 383; To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop regulations regarding the transportation of high hazard materials, and for other purposes.




[edit on 18-6-2008 by loam]



posted on Jun, 18 2008 @ 07:59 PM
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Here is another link that makes the record easier to follow.

Obama Voting



posted on Jun, 18 2008 @ 09:24 PM
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i really wanted to figure out why he voted the way he did, but honestly there is too little information offered in the first link to make a judgment. I wonder if there is another site such as this that would also offer a link to details on the bill?



posted on Jun, 18 2008 @ 09:36 PM
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How about missed votes? Obama statistically shows that he votes more then McCaine regardless of how they vote.


Washington Post
Barack Obama has missed 253 votes (42.7%) during the current Congress. See a list of his missed votes since 1991 or see a full list of vote missers.


Vs


Washington Post
John McCain has missed 361 votes (61.0%) during the current Congress. See a list of his missed votes since 1991 or see a full list of vote missers..


Obama shows considerably more accountability and his attendance to voting reflects that.

I have posted Hillarys record as a supplement.


Washington Post
Hillary Clinton has missed 194 votes (32.8%) during the current Congress. See a list of her missed votes since 1991 or see a full list of vote missers.



Peace


[edit on 18-6-2008 by HIFIGUY]



posted on Jun, 18 2008 @ 09:45 PM
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Originally posted by HIFIGUY
How about missed votes?


Washington Post
Barack Obama has missed 253 votes (42.7%) during the current Congress. See a list of his missed votes since 1991 or see a full list of vote missers.





Washington Post
John McCain has missed 361 votes (61.0%) during the current Congress. See a list of his missed votes since 1991 or see a full list of vote missers..


Obama shows considerably more accountability imo.


You're joking, right? Obama missed 42.7% of the votes, McCain 61.0%. Both of them suck!!



posted on Jun, 19 2008 @ 01:31 PM
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A missed vote doesn't mean they just didn't bother to show up. You vote present or not at all on bills that lack information, lack support, or ones where only pieces of the bill are good but others need to be worked on. There are legitimate explanations I'm sure for both Obama's and McCains records. You can't just say they both suck because they didn't throw their full support behind a bill that they knew little about, or that was full of potential deal breakers.

Go to your local Legislature and take a look at everything that happens there, ask questions. You'll see it's not all as black and white as you think.


[edit on 19-6-2008 by projectvxn]



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