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Can You Trust An Obama Promise? I'd Have To Say No.

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posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 08:53 PM
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Wonder if this is how he honors all his promises?

Barack Obama's broken promise to African village


At that historic homecoming in August 2006 Obama was greeted as a hero with thousands lining the dirt streets of Kogelo. He visited the Senator Obama Kogelo Secondary School built on land donated by his paternal grandfather. After addressing the pupils, a third of whom are orphans, and dancing with them as they sang songs in his honour, he was shown a school with four dilapidated classrooms that lacked even basic resources such as water, sanitation and electricity.

He told the assembled press, local politicians (who included current Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga), and students: "Hopefully I can provide some assistance in the future to this school and all that it can be." He then turned to the school's principal, Yuanita Obiero, and assured her and her teachers: "I know you are working very hard and struggling to bring up this school, but I have said I will assist the school and I will do so."

Obiero says that although Obama did not explicitly use the word "financial" to qualify the nature of the assistance he was offering, "there was no doubt among us [teachers] that is what he meant. We interpreted his words as meaning he would help fund the school, either personally or by raising sponsors or both, in order to give our school desperately-needed modern facilities and a facelift". She added that 10 of the school's 144 pupils are Obama's relatives. Obiero was not the only one to think that the US Senator from Illinois, who had recently acquired a $1.65 million house in Chicago, would cough up. Obama's own grandmother Sarah confidently told reporters before his visit: "When he comes down here, he will change the face of the school and, believe me, our poverty in Kogelo will be a thing of the past."


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posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 09:20 PM
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Great find, sounds like Obama's revamping of his Chicago District housing projects, which never happened.



CHICAGO - The squat brick buildings of Grove Parc Plaza, in a dense neighborhood that Barack Obama represented for eight years as a state senator, hold 504 apartments subsidized by the federal government for people who can't afford to live anywhere else.

But it's not safe to live here.

About 99 of the units are vacant, many rendered uninhabitable by unfixed problems, such as collapsed roofs and fire damage. Mice scamper through the halls. Battered mailboxes hang open. Sewage backs up into kitchen sinks. In 2006, federal inspectors graded the condition of the complex an 11 on a 100-point scale - a score so bad the buildings now face demolition


I guess he'd rather pocket that money than make repairs to the buildings of these "poor folks".



posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 09:34 PM
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Basically depends on what type of promise he is talking about.

If it his promise to provide healthcare for every American then I will say no.

If it his promise to raise taxes I would say yes.


Sometimes he will be forced to break a promise because of Congress.

Remember Read my lips...



posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 09:43 PM
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He is an alien here to divide us... indeed a very spooky charactor that I wouldn't trust for a second. Two years in the senate qualifies this man above McCain's 30 years in the senate, being a Navy Captain, hero, and POW, I don't think so. Good luck to all the weak-hearted and misguided liberals who think if they leave people alone they will leave us alone... not a chance! Over 2000 documented wars with the Arabs destroying Rome over 2 thousand years ago... it ain't going to stop now and to have a president who won't even wear the flag of this country on his body or airplane is exactly what's going to get us killed. This propped up clown and his parade of propaganda can take a long walk off a short peer... McCain gets my vote!



posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 11:31 PM
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Nice try, guys!

First of all, the "victims" in his fathers home town in Kenya acknowledged that he never said financial, so for them to make an assumption and then blame him for that is kind of silly if you ask me. Second, why is it expected of Obama to help family members who live in a Muslim village in Africa? If he had given them ten dollars, Corsi would be writing about his donations to Muslim interests overseas. You guys just won't be pleased with any result.

As far as those apartment buildings that Barack tried to help when he was a community organizer, the asbestos removal project got seriously bogged down with things that were completely beyond Obama's control as a community organizer. This is actually what prompted him to get more involved with politics and become a state senator, so he could do things rather than sit and wait for other people to mess them up.



posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 12:00 AM
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First of all, the "victims" in his fathers home town in Kenya acknowledged that he never said financial, so for them to make an assumption and then blame him for that is kind of silly if you ask me. Second, why is it expected of Obama to help family members who live in a Muslim village in Africa? If he had given them ten dollars,


Ummm, maybe because he said he'd help them out? How else do you revamp a ravaged school with no electricty etc., without money for repairs? I'd like to see how that's done.



As far as those apartment buildings that Barack tried to help when he was a community organizer, the asbestos removal project got seriously bogged down with things that were completely beyond Obama's control as a community organizer. This is actually what prompted him to get more involved with politics and become a state senator, so he could do things rather than sit and wait for other people to mess them up.


What? Those apartments are in his district had funding for repairs. How is it he was bringing in nearly 4 million$ /yr. as his personal income (even then)? He was taking money that was supposed to be used for those repairs as kickbacks, that's how. Taxpayer money went right into his pockets.

You guys will come up with any excuses to get him off the hook.



posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 12:01 AM
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OK.

#1: Did I say anything about financial? No.

#2: From article:

He then turned to the school's principal, Yuanita Obiero, and assured her and her teachers: "I know you are working very hard and struggling to bring up this school, but I have said I will assist the school and I will do so."


And what has he done to assist? Nothing.

Point made.






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