What has Obama accomplished?

    Since the GOP is making the point that no one knows anything that Senator Obama has accomplished in his 47 years on this planet, I thought it might be a good time to enlighten people as to what exactly are some of the things that he has accomplished.

    He earned a law degree from Harvard in 1991 and was the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review. After graduation he practiced and taught Constitutional Law.

    He served 8 years in the Illinois State Senate before being elected to the Senate in 2004 with 70% of the vote, becoming the third African American since Reconstruction to be elected to the U.S. Senate.

    His first law was passed with Republican Tom Coburn, a measure to rebuild trust in government by allowing every American to go online and see how and where every dime of their tax dollars is spent.

    Since becoming a Senator in 2004, Obama had sponsored or co-sponsored 570 bills in the 109th and 110th Congress, of which 15 have become law.

    The following information was sent to me by a comrade about Obama’s accomplishments.

    “To which I’d add that in the Illinois State Senate, he accomplished an awful lot. He passed a fairly strong ethics bill in a state that’s known for being the Wild West of political ethics rules. He passed a bill expanding health insurance for kids. And he passed a bill mandating that interrogations in potential death penalty cases be videotaped, to ensure that people don’t get sentenced to death because they’ve had a false confession beaten out of them.

    On that last one, in particular, Obama had to navigate some tough political waters, since the police department had initially been opposed. But Obama convinced them to stay neutral, with the argument that the bill would actually protect police officers from false accusations of abuse.

    Also, don’t forget that he was a community organizer for a couple of years, working with lower-income people — not at a distance on their behalf, but directly with them — to secure job training centers and other things to improve their lives. He was a civil rights lawyer as well.

    So this notion that Obama’s never done anything is simply not true. True, most people can’t name his accomplishments. But most people can’t name any of Hillary’s, either, and no one slams her for it.”

    As an after thought, I would like to point out that Obama has MORE EXPERIENCE in govt than GW Bush had. Obama has 8 years in State Govt. Bush only had 6 years.

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