Originally posted by VDOG.45
I would like to ask a few questions for those that voted for the Obama...
1. Did you read any of his books?
2. Do you have any clue as to his Radical associations?
3. Name me 1 piece of legislation he wrote in the US Senate?
4. Was he really born in the United States? How do you know?
5. Why do you worship him so much?
Well, I didn't vote for Barak Obama but I most certainly wanted him to win over McCain since I knew that (sadly so) Ron Paul didn't have a chance of
winning (but I voted for him anyways).
So I think that your questions somewhat apply to me.
1. No. I didn't read any of his books. What your point though? Is it a prerequisit to read the books of every single politician you've ever
supported in order to say you made a good decision?
2. I have many friends who have VERY radical ideas. But I don't buy into them one bit. They are allowed to have the ideas they do and as long as
they don't make me feel less of a person for not buying into them (which none of them do) then they are just fine with me.
Some of them have done bad things in their pasts but they have become better people and have been some of the best friends I have ever known. I
don't preform background checks on all of my friends and disqualify them as a friend after learning of nefarious things they may have done in the
past. In most cases, they have proven that those acts mean nothing since I have experience, first hand, the kinds of people they are now that I know I
can lean on in times of need.
3. What does it matter if he hasn't written any legislation? Did Bush write any legislation? Did Reagan, for that matter? Your point is?
But just for fun, I'll name a few:
He wrote the ''Democratic Republic of the Congo Relief, Security, and Democracy Promotion Act of 2005" (S.2125) in the 109th Congress.
He was co-sponsor of the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (S.2590) in the 109th Congress.
Here's more. This is just a few out of 55 bills he was PRIMARY sponsor of:
Source (with references)
In the 110th Congress, Obama has so far been the primary sponsor of 55 bills, including:
* The Lane Evans Veterans Health and Benefits Improvement Act of 2007 (S.117), "to improve benefits and services for members of the Armed Forces,
veterans of the Global War on Terrorism, and other veterans, to require reports on the effects of the Global War on Terrorism."
* The American Fuels Act of 2007 (S.133), "to promote the national security and stability of the economy of the United States by reducing the
dependence of the United States on oil through the use of alternative fuels and new technology."
* The Voter Advocate and Democracy Index Act of 2007 (S.737), "to measure, compare, and improve the quality of voter access to polls and voter
services in the administration of Federal elections in the States."
* The STOP FRAUD Act (S.1222), "to stop mortgage transactions which operate to promote fraud, risk, abuse, and under-development."
* The Nuclear Weapons Threat Reduction Act of 2007 (S.1977), "to provide for sustained United States leadership in a cooperative global effort to
prevent nuclear terrorism, reduce global nuclear arsenals, stop the spread of nuclear weapons and related material and technology, and support the
responsible and peaceful use of nuclear technology."
Those are all some pretty noteworthy pieces of legislation. Especially one that could have helped avert the crisis we are in. The STOP FRAUD act.
4. How do you know I was born in the US? Apparently, even if I showed you my birth certificate it wouldn't be good enough proof to you anyway. How
do you know Bush was born in the US. McCain? How about Abraham Lincoln?
Fact Check.org has clear photos of the birth certificate itself showing even the raised seal that every one claimed was non existent.
5. This last question has a heck of a lot of assumption in it. And you know what they say about when you ASS-U-ME something.
First your question doesn't even leave room for that fact that someone doesn't worship him. You automatically put anyone on the defensive by asking
a question like that in such a way. First you should ask, "Do you worship him? If so, why?" Consequently my answer would be, "No, I do not
worship him" and there would be no need for further discussion.
However, since you ASSUME that any one who would have the AUDACITY to vote for Obama must have a shrine and a cardboard cutout of the man in a dark
room in there house somewhere I will entertain your question.
I don't worship him. Believing that someone is the right person to take the country in the direction that you have been so wanting all of your adult
life is not worship. It's called support. He's not perfect by any means. And I can guarantee that he WILL make decisions that I do not agree with
but that's life. And that's the presidency, and that our government. He has his ideas. I have mine. Yet, I think that he was the better man for
the job than the other choice we were led to believe was pretty much the only other one and therefore, only one of the two had the best chance of