Friday, November 30, 2007

Barack Obama Biography

Barack Obama was born on Aug. 4, 1961 to Barack Hussein Obama of Kenya and Ann Dunham of Kansas. His parents met in Hawai'i and divorced when Barack was still young. Barack's father was from the Luo people of Kenya coming as a scholar to study in the United States. His mother was also an intellectual, an anthropologist by training.
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His mother remarried to Indonesian Lolo Soetoro and the family moved to Indonesia when Barack was six years old. He has one sister, Maya, the daughter of Lolo and Ann. At the age of 10, Barack returned to live with his grandparents in Hawai'i.

He became a student at the prestigious Punahou School in Honolulu and after graduating studied at Occidental College in California before transferring to Columbia University in New York. He graduated with a B.A. in political science and specialization in international relations.

After working a short while with a corporation, Barack decided to follow his calling and took a low-paying job as a community organizer in Chicago, a city he had never lived in before.

After working a few years at community organizing, he entered Harvard Law School in 1988. Obama has stated that he believed that in order to effect real change, someone had to work at the political level. He became the first African American president of the prestigious Harvard Law Review and completed his J.D. degree with magna cum laude honors in 1991.

Rather than accept corporate job offers, Obama became a civil rights lawyer with Miner, Barnhill & Galland from 1993 to 1996. In 1996, he was elected to the Illinois State Senate. He also was a lecturer in constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1994 until his election to the U.S. Senate in 2004.

In the Illinois State Senate, Barack worked on ethics and health care reform, and sponsored legislation improving tax credits for low-income workers. He negotiated welfare reform, and better subsidies for child care. Obama also played the key role in legislation requiring videotaping of homicide interrogations, and a law to monitor racial profiling.

In 2004, during his bid for the U.S. Senate, Obama gave the keynote address at the 2004 Democratic Convention.

As a U.S. Senator, Obama is a Veteran Affairs Committee member. He has championed legislation on redeployment of troops out of Iraq, increased government accountability, veteran's benefits and care, nuclear non-proliferation, energy independence and global warming action.

In 2007, Barack Obama announced his candidacy for President of the United States. He has mounted an impressive grassroots campaign up to Nov. 2007.

He married his wife Michelle in 1992 and has two daughters, Malia and Sasha. In 2004, he published an autobiography, Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance. His second book, The Audacity of Hope, was published in 2006.

Barack lives with his family on Chicago's South Side where they attend Trinity United Church of Christ.

17 comments:

concerned about America said...

Barack is not a practical choice and here is my argument in a nutshell. Anyone who knows anything about democratic politics knows that if a lot of "pricey" celebs are backing you its for a reason. For those of you who may be a bit in the dark, I thought I should remind you that Oprah and the many, many others who are dishing out the cash aren't exactly the working class citizens and tend to like Barack's policies for a reason....not because he plans to tax the hell out of them..that's for sure. Lets face it, the desparity between poverity and middle class is closing and Barack, aside from oweing favors to many people who may have gotten him in office, is not going to help the desparity. A good speaker yes.. I fully agree;however,I'll take Hillary because she is clearly the better of the two. Please, before you vote, do some research and don't get caught in the above average media coverage. Our national media also follows Brittney Spears close, so would you vote for her?

Anonymous said...

?. are you saying that barack obama's presidency will owe favors to oprah? hillary is looking more ridiculous and less presidential every day with her bitterness and ill-wrought reactionary campaign. "don't get caught in the above average media coverage"...what in the world do you even mean? barack is smarter, more appealing, more electable, has more forward thinking policies, and would actually beat mccain in a general election, whereas hillary would not. i'd encourage you to not be caught up in the press the clinton campaign churns out, and look objectively at all factors. as far as a "practical choice" goes, if you're interested in your candidate winning the white house, the answer is obama.

ed said...

What is obama's religious affiliation? I hear he is muslim. Is this true?

Anonymous said...

Why OBAMA not qualify to be a president!

He can’t even tell anything about his pastor for which he associated with for over 20 years. How can he make dicision as a commander and chief of the US? not to mention he can make a good one. A poor dicision to stick with a bunch of physcos and just simply said I didn’t know anything about it –is no the kind of person anyone want to rule or run the country. It is plain STUPID! the world will be burning b/c we vote a stupid person to be a president.

Also if he didnt distance himself from these physcos b/c he kind of believe them. Then why would we want this kind of person to be a president? This the hightest of honor and the most important job of all. Why would someone with this kind of background or story deserve to be in such important position?

If he only hang out with these phsycos for 20years and now he is not or that he didnt know anything about it –then you just simply said those people who hang out the Osama Bin Leden one time can simply come back and be our presient b/c he didnt know anything about bin Leden??

The OBAMA guy is jut too much. With this kind of credential — I dodn’t know how he got to be a US senator.

American people WAKE UP, don’t be stupid about this.

Patricia said...

I heard that Barack Obama is actually an Irish citizen or is at least of partial Irish descent, and that he changed his name from Bearach O'Bama to make him sound more ethnically appealing in the United States. Does anyone have more information about this?
Patricia in Dublin, Ireland

united we stand? said...

I have not heard about him being "Irish" and I am not concerned about his heritage. I believe everyone in America should have their chance to make their dreams come true..black, hispanic, white, indian etc as long as they abide by the country's laws (including paying taxes which means working for a living!) Race should not matter if we are all united but unfortunately we are not. My ? is WHY? This is where I find fault in Obama. In a debate with Mrs. Clinton, Obama could not bring himself to say the word white. Charlie Gibson actually called him out on it saying "you mean white people". How can we vote a man or woman in as president of the United States of America if he/she cannot overcome their own racism. Which brings me to Oprah..someone who would never "allow" herself to go public on her policital choice UNTIL a partial black man was on the ticket!?!? Interesting..don't you think?

Anonymous said...

I will vote and support any candidate that does the following (In this order):
1.) Stands for the underpriveleged, the children, the infants, the ones that can't protect themself.
2.) Clearly and distinctly states their beliefs, and does not sway from that belief.
3.) Will support and honor a belief in the Christian faith and will uphold the entire scripture as the word of God.

Unfortunately, Obama has none of these qualities.

There are better candidates.

Anonymous said...

I thought I would point out a few areas of Change that we should expect with the new presidential candidate.

Since we hear we need a CHANGE, I did some easy research to understand what change we were looking at…..

I don’t know that I discovered the real change we are to receive, but I did walk away with a few questions that I had after doing some light reading are noted below:

1) What religion is Barrack Obama?

2) Does he stand for and defend America (the United States)?

3) What is likely to really Change?

4) What Real Qualifications does he have?

I couldn’t find answers to all of these, but found some easy indicators and noted some information below for the interested voter.

Answers

1 &2) He is not a Christian, as I was raised to know all true Christian would not debate truths of the bible. You stand on the Jesus' salvation and the bible as the cornerstones of a religious Christian faith. Obama has defiled this belief in only accepting portions of the bible as truth, so I will just ask, what religion does he place his foundation.

Apparently a belief that life is not precious and made by God ... he clearly states on his own web page that he is an abortion supporter (url:http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/womenissues).

Therefor life is not precious, and God's creation is not precious.

REPRODUCTIVE CHOICE
Supports a Woman’s Right to Choose:
Barack Obama understands that abortion is a divisive issue, and respects those who disagree with him. However, he has been a consistent champion of reproductive choice and will make preserving women’s rights under Roe v. Wade a priority as President. He opposes any constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's decision in that case.
He proclaims he has stayed with his Christian church (and pastor) for 20 years, but he just recently turned on this pastor as the vulgar and racist pastor to have used curse words toward his the USA (http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/DemocraticDebate/story?id=4443788&page=1).

Sen. Barack Obama's pastor says blacks should not sing "God Bless America" but "God damn America."

He admits to staying with this church for 20 years and sitting in the pulpit as his pastor continued this preaching. He compares him to an uncle that you let rant.

I wouldn’t sit in a church that talked about my country, my god, and the races of the world in this manner. But, I will admit I am not presidential.



So, is his faith built upon this pastor, since he is using him as a reference for his relationship with Jesus? Does he represent this reference to help us believe he is a Christian and then turn against it because he doesn't want us to believe he is anti-American?



3) What change is he going with? Should we be ready to accept his doctrine as truth, since it "Changes" when it suits him?



I would ask each of you one serious question:



4) If you were going to hire a CEO of your company, and you could be the HR screener of this resume.... Would the following resume impress you to hire Obama as your CEO (or Chairman of the Board/President... etc)?



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Barack Obama’s Experience
http://www.linkedin.com/in/barackobama
US Senator
US Senate (IL-D)
(Government Administration industry)

January 2005 — Present (3 years 7 months) (WOW 3 & ½ Years of US Senator Experience - Couldn't make it through one entire term in DC)

In the U.S. Senate, I have sought to focus on tackling the challenges of a globalized, 21st century world with fresh thinking and a politics that no longer settles for the lowest common denominator.

(WHAT DOES THAT MEAN??)
·

Senior Lecturer in Law
University of Chicago Law School
(Educational Institution; 501-1000 employees; Law Practice industry)

1993 — 2004 (11 years) (Well he taught for 11 years – that seems equivalent to running the largest power on the GLOBE)

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State Senator
Illinois State Senate
(Legislative Office industry)

1997 — 2004 (7 years) (7 Years of STATE Senator Experience)

Proudly representing the 13th District on Chicago's south side.



>>>>>>>>>>AND YES IT ENDS THERE>>>>>>>>

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Consider an Opposing (and Intelligent) View on Abortion (John McCain's view) http://www.johnmccain.com/Informing/Issues/95b18512-d5b6-456e-90a2-12028d71df58.htm



Overturning Roe v. Wade

John McCain believes Roe v. Wade is a flawed decision that must be overturned, and as president he will nominate judges who understand that courts should not be in the business of legislating from the bench.

Constitutional balance would be restored by the reversal of Roe v. Wade, returning the abortion question to the individual states. The difficult issue of abortion should not be decided by judicial fiat.

However, the reversal of Roe v. Wade represents only one step in the long path toward ending abortion. Once the question is returned to the states, the fight for life will be one of courage and compassion - the courage of a pregnant mother to bring her child into the world and the compassion of civil society to meet her needs and those of her newborn baby. The pro-life movement has done tremendous work in building and reinforcing the infrastructure of civil society by strengthening faith-based, community, and neighborhood organizations that provide critical services to pregnant mothers in need. This work must continue and government must find new ways to empower and strengthen these armies of compassion. These important groups can help build the consensus necessary to end abortion at the state level. As John McCain has publicly noted, "At its core, abortion is a human tragedy. To effect meaningful change, we must engage the debate at a human level."

Anonymous said...

Well, the big day is here.

The big day when Obama, in concert, literally, with the Leftist Media, tries to make his
case for why we should vote for him.

He still expects so many of us to believe him, even after him being one of the biggest
LIARS, on the face of this planet, in ALL of human history.

Now that there's been uncovered, yet ANOTHER, of his Blatant and Obvious examples
of his root and core Socialist ideological beliefs, and no doubt why they will NOT
reveal his writings from his College / University years, he has more 'splaining to do.

Can ANY amount of Obama bought air time, be enough for him to explain how it is
possible that, since he has, from at least 2001 or before, held the beliefs, as he was
eager to explain in the 2001 radio interview, in which he SAID there should be MORE
Redistribution ( of wealth ), and the SUPREME COURT ( probably other courts too )
SHOULD be MORE involved. And, in CONTRADICTON to the Constitution, AND he
STILL expects us to NOT think he IS a Socialist? Not to mention, him apparently
being hell bent on our Constitution NOT being followed, which he MUST take an Oath
TO Uphold and Protect. HOW and WHY would / could, We The People, believe ANY
oath HE would take, under ANY circumstances?

Obama is either sooooo INCOMPETENT, or it's ANOTHER of his BIG LIES.

SO, just as has been asked in many ways, in cross examinations, and by those who
REALLY want to know, was he LYING, LYING, LYING THEN, or, is he LYING, LYING,
LYING Now? Or, is he just a CONSTANT Psychopathic Lying Sociopath? In ANY case,
Obama is either sooooo INCOMPETENT, or it's ANOTHER of his BIG LIES.

Or, BOTH? It sure looks like it, more, and more, and more.

Can ANY amount of Obama bought air time, be enough for him to explain how
it is possible, that 20 years in front of a "mentor" / Wright, was not enough for
Obama to KNOW what Wright was all about, and hear and see the divisive
anger and rage, which was demonstrated a number of times in sermons?
Obama is either sooooo INCOMPETENT, or it's ANOTHER of his BIG LIES.

Can ANY amount of Obama bought air time, be enough for him to explain how
it is possible that, since he is supposedly so well educated from his college
and university years, that he is apparently NOT well read enough, or NOT in
touch with RECENT American History, that he has no clue of who Ayers was?
Obama is either sooooo INCOMPETENT, or it's ANOTHER of his BIG LIES.

Can ANY amount of Obama bought air time, be enough for him to explain how
it is possible that, IF he has any REAL sense of politics, or the REAL world
around him, how is it that when he started to get involved with Ayers, and
ESPECIALLY Ayers involved in Obama's political career, that Obama did
NOT properly do research about Ayers, to make sure of who or what he was?
Obama is either sooooo INCOMPETENT, or it's ANOTHER of his BIG LIES.

Can ANY amount of Obama bought air time, be enough for him to explain how
it is possible that, since he was so involved with ACORN, but he did NOT
apparently also know, or care about, the following:

( From http://pajamasmedia.com/ )

The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) is a community-based organization

that advocates for low and moderate income families founded in 1970 by Wade Rathke and Gary Delgado.

Rathke, one of the most powerful hard-Left activists in America, is a former member of a radical 1960s group,

the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). The Weathermen terrorist group split off from the SDS in 1969.

And,

Although the organization prides itself for its registration efforts, it also has a long history of scandal. In the

state of Missouri in 1986, 12 ACORN members were convicted of voter fraud. But that case was not an

isolated incident in the state. In December 2004, in St. Louis, six volunteers pleaded guilty of dozens of

election law violations for filling out registration cards with names of dead people and other bogus information.

Authorities launched an earlier investigation after noticing that among the new voters was longtime St. Louis

alderman Albert “Red” Villa, who died in 1990. The volunteers worked for “Operation Big Vote” — a branch of

ACORN — in St. Louis.
On February 10, 2005, Nonaresa Montgomery, a paid worker who ran Operation Big Vote during the run-up

to the 2001 mayoral primary, was found guilty of vote fraud. Montgomery hired about 30 workers to do

fraudulent voter-registration canvassing. Instead of knocking on doors, the volunteers sat at a St. Louis fast

food restaurant and wrote out names and information from an outdated voter list. About 1,500 fraudulent voter

registration cards were turned in.

In October 2006, St. Louis election officials discovered at least 1,492 “potentially fraudulent” voter registration

cards. They were all turned in by ACORN volunteers.

In November 2006, 20,000 to 35,000 questionable voter registration forms were turned in by ACORN officials

in Missouri. Most all of these were from St. Louis and Kansas City areas, where ACORN purportedly sought

to help empower the “disenfranchised” minorities living there. But the ACORN workers weren’t just told to

register new voters. The workers admitted on camera that they were coached to tell registrants to vote for

Democrat Claire McCaskill.

In 2007, in Kansas City, Missouri, four ACORN employees were indicted for fraud. In April of this year eight

ACORN employees in St. Louis city and county pleaded guilty to federal election fraud for submitting bogus

voter registrations.

And, that was just Missouri.

( The whole story: http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/the-complete-guide-to-acorn-voter-fraud/ )


So, since Obama is supposedly so smart, HOW can it be he did NOT know ANY of this
FRAUD history of ACORN?

Obama is either sooooo INCOMPETENT, or it's ANOTHER of his BIG LIES.

Can ANY amount of Obama bought air time, be enough for him to explain how
it is possible that, IF he is supposedly so smart, politically, or otherwise, HOW
is it, he did not make sure of the ethicalness of his relationship and deals with
Rezko? WHY did Obama not realize the potential, for even the appearance of
scandal, let alone the ACTUAL deals we're now aware of? Maybe because it's
so accepted in Chicago / Illinois corrupt street thug politics?

Obama is either sooooo INCOMPETENT, or it's ANOTHER of his BIG LIES.

Can ANY amount of Obama bought air time, be enough for him to explain how
it is possible that, IF he has ANY amount of understanding of economics, or
our country's financial mechanisms, he could NOT see the potential for disaster,
with the KNOWN mismanagement, CORRUPTION, and artificial housing
market success, being perpetrated by, and because of, Fannie, Freddie, and
BAD legislation and requirements, for banks to make HIGH risk mortgages?

Maybe because so many DEMOCRATS were ALREADY getting away with it.

Obama is either sooooo INCOMPETENT, or it's ANOTHER of his BIG LIES.

Can ANY amount of Obama bought air time, be enough for him to explain how
it is possible that, IF he had ANY inkling of Foreign Policy, or even reality in
general, that it would be OK, to sit down with a KNOWN adversary, of ANY
degree, to discuss, and TO NEGOTIATE, almost anything, would be done with
NO preconditions, AND that ANY one, with an ounce of IQ, would ANNOUNCE
ahead of time, their strategy, like, NO preconditions?

Obama is either sooooo INCOMPETENT, or it's ANOTHER of his BIG LIES.

Can ANY amount of Obama bought air time, be enough for him to explain how
it is possible that, . . ., well, I guess the list could go on and on. And, I probably
have missed some things in my above chronology.

It all just comes down to this,

Obama is either sooooo absolutely, totally, INCOMPETENT, or,
he just, LIES, LIES, LIES, LIES, LIES, LIES, LIES, LIES, LIES.

In EITHER case he WILL be one of the WORST presidents we'd EVER have.

Maybe that won't happen.

Navi Arora said...

Barack Obama's Official Blog

GMONEY said...

I guess what I find interesting about Obama's racial appeal is that, when I was growing up (I'm 44), African-Americans were anything BUT supportive of a man who's upbringing was not touched by an African-American (Uncle Tom, etc). Obama was raised strictly by white people (his mother, and grandparents), with the values AND AMBITION of those white people, etc. Further, he had little to no involvement with African Americans in his life as that population is next to zero in Hawaii. Coming from a white mother, and raised by (lets admit it, bigoted) white grandparents I think the real hidden story is NOT that whites accepted his candidacy, but that African Americans did! With that said, I hope the African American population realizes that "one of their own" has not been elected. That will take place when an individual who is brought up around, schooled by and raised by African Americans is elected President...and that has NOT taken place yet. Not even close. It is my hope that the African American community will not take Obama's election as some sort of accomplishment (as it is not for that ethnic group) but strive to achieve until one that is TRULY their own can call the highest office in the land their job. Now, what this SHOULD point out and signal is that we can now END affirmative action programs as the white population demonstrated en masse that we will actively participate in giving a job to the best man (or woman) for it. (Barrack, Hillary, Sarah, etc.) It has to happen sometime. If we are to see each other as equals (which is what Obama's election should signal) affirmative action HAS TO be eliminated...and lets get on to treating everything equally.

Anonymous said...

One thing everyone is forgetting, he's Mulatto-TERM FOR BIRACIAL/MIXED PEOPLE WITH HALF BLACK AND HALF WHITE BLOOD

SO, he should be for EVERY race.
The world needs to refer to him as Mulatto not African-American.

Cacá - Brazil said...

Vou dizer uma coisinha; que monte de discursos fedidos e sem fundamento.que bando de discursos perdido por quem não defende uma real mudança , uma real autonomia da população americana.Por quem não defende uma real igualdade do povo americano.
Gente pare de falar besteiras.... não importa nada do que disseram , tudo bobagem , o que importa mesmo é o HOMEM ; sua qualificação , seus desejo de transformar essa politica de merda dos presidentes americanos que o passado os levem , essa politica de merda dos estados unidos que só tem olhos para a guerra e a destruição do planeta.Só tem olhos pra cima e não vê o sofrimento do povo miserável do mundo.
VIVA OBAMA , O SALVADOR DOS ESTADOS UNIDOS.
E PRONTO.
ELE VENCEU E A MUDANÇA IRÁ PREVALECER.

Anonymous said...

He born in Malaysa. Sand Moslems is not eligable to be president. He need to resign and let Bill Clinton be president.

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Anonymous said...

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- Murk

Admin said...

I will vote and support any candidate that does the following (In this order):
1.) Stands for the underpriveleged, the children, the infants, the ones that can't protect themself.
2.) Clearly and distinctly states their beliefs, and does not sway from that belief.
3.) Will support and honor a belief in the Christian faith and will uphold the entire scripture as the word of God.


 

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