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The Jack Ryan Files One man's playbook for defeating state Sen. Barack Obama

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posted on Sep, 25 2012 @ 10:35 AM
Interesting story and detailed files regarding Obama's old voting record. It speaks volumes

Back Story

CHICAGO — “Obama Research,” reads the front covers of 22 three-ring binders containing every ounce of opposition research prepared in 2004 by Republican Jack Ryan’s campaign in his effort to stop then-Illinois state Sen. Barack Obama from ever rising to the ranks of the U.S. Senate — and perhaps, by extension, to the presidency.

But Ryan’s campaign never made it off the ground, dragged to its knees by a Chicago Tribune-led lawsuit that publicly revealed Ryan’s messy 1999 custody proceedings with actress and ex-wife Jeri Ryan. Those documents showed that Jeri Ryan claimed her wealthy husband, a former investment banker, had brought her to sex clubs around the globe, which led her to fall in love with another man.

Jack Ryan’s presumed engagement in strange sexual activities with his own wife wasn’t a typical sex scandal, but it was enough to doom his campaign. Under bipartisan pressure to leave the race, and with collapsing poll numbers, he soon stepped aside.

The Goods

The little-seen information within the binders represents a comprehensive documentation of Obama’s voting record in the state Senate; his many political donors, endorsers and affiliations; a list of the known clients represented by the law firm where he worked; known details about Obama’s life derived from his books; and a litany of press clippings that include quotes from the Democrat dating back to 1992.

The information reveals what Ryan’s line of attack might have been, had he taken the chance to fight, and brings to light the most exhaustive study of Obama’s voting record before he came to Washington, D.C.

Perhaps Obama’s best-known and most controversial votes during his time in the state Senate were the ones he cast against the Infant Born Alive Protection Act, which would have mandated care for children who were delivered after an unsuccessful late-term abortion.

Votes against crime control...

In 1998, Obama’s first year in office, he was of only three legislators to vote against a bill creating a misdemeanor offense for persons on probation, on conditional discharge, on supervision for a criminal offense or on bail to “knowingly or unknowingly” have contact with a gang member if that is a condition of their release.

After a gang murder in 2001, Obama was one of only nine senators to vote against a bill that aimed to toughen penalties against those who commit crimes “in furtherance of gang activity,” and took to the floor to question what the term “in furtherance of gang activity” meant.

Republican Gov. George Ryan later vetoed the bill, which would have made gang-related murder a capital offense. Ryan, a staunch death-penalty opponent, would later go to prison on corruption charges.

Obama's true thoughts

Obama also voted “present” for a Columbine shooting-inspired bill written to require the state to try as adults teens age fifteen and older who fired guns in schools. However, he voted against a law allowing persons under a protection order from carrying a gun, against a bill permitting police officers to carry guns while off-duty, and against a bill aiming to authorize lawful gun owners to shoot intruders in their homes.

Look at the escalating violence in Chicago today.... A city with some of the strictest firearm ownership laws....

The empty chair...

n 1999, Obama was the only member of the state Senate to vote against a bill that would have prohibited convicted sex abusers who had targeted family members or persons younger than 18 from getting out of jail early for “good behavior.” Two years later, he would vote “present” on the Sexually Violent Persons Commitment Act, which was designed to toughen laws on prisoners and criminals.

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So there you have just a brief glimpse of Obama's voting record. A record that was barely covered back in 2008. More to come on Obama's record. This should help paint a far brighter picture of what Obama wants to do with a second term.

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posted on Sep, 25 2012 @ 10:58 AM
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Originally posted by jibeho
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Ah, no thanks. I'd rather look at a COMPREHENSIVE list of his voting record, not just a few controversial ones without any background information.

So there you have just a brief glimpse of Obama's voting record. A record that was barely covered back in 2008.

WHAT??? Where were you in 2008? His voting record was HIGHLY debated here. Many times. In many threads.

And if I remember correctly, you were there.

posted on Sep, 25 2012 @ 11:25 AM
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If this amazing file wasn't any use in 2008, how do you expect it to be in 2012?

posted on Sep, 25 2012 @ 12:26 PM
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Just the tip of the iceberg BH... Please share those old threads with me. Because none of them came up on my search for them. One that did was before my time... It's nice to reflect on Obama's past as it directly correlates to his direct actions as Pres. We now have a linked path between the two in full detail....

There is a big contrast between Obama based on his rhetoric ("Obama 1") and Obama based on his record ("Obama 2").

Time to put all of the pieces together.

Hopefully these binders will reveal information that was "thrown out" by Obama and his staff after his state senate term was over.

Remember that from Mr. transparency...

posted on Sep, 25 2012 @ 02:59 PM
Crying shame old Jack got "railed roaded".

Chicago style politics strikes agian pretty sure an Obama bundler leaked that Alan Keyes? lool as if.

Imagine how the last 4 years would have played out.

Jeri Ryan, 7 of 9 was hawt!!

posted on Sep, 25 2012 @ 03:02 PM
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Now I am wondering how much of this Ryan scandal was true??

What if this was enough to keep Obama from winning and this was all staged??

Sounds like a great conspiracy if you ask me!!

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