Barack Obama

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Barack Obama (born 04.08.1961)
Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States and is of the Democratic political party.

Barack Obama: Childhood
Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. His parents were American anthropologist Stanley Ann Dunham, and Kenyan governmental economist Barack Obama, Sr. They divorced in 1964.
After his father moved back to Kenya, Barack was only visited by him once before he died in a car accident in 1982.
When his mother remarried, they moved to his stepfather's home country of Indonesia where Barack went to language schools St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School and Besuki Public School, English-language Calvert School, and was also homeschooled by his mother.
He returned to Honolulu in 1971 to live with his grandparents and attended Punahou School where he graduated. He lived with his mother again when she returned for three years, but stayed with his grandparents when she went back to Indonesia.
He had a group of friends called the 'choom gang' with whom he hung around and smoked marijuana.
He attended Occidental College where he campaigned for the divestment from South Africa due to the apartheid. He later transferred to Columbia University studying political science and graduated with Bachelor of Arts.

Barack Obama: Career
Barack Obama became director of the church-based Developing Communities Project in Chicago after graduating where he helped set up a job training program, a college tutoring program and a tenants' rights program.
In 1988, he went to Harvard Law School and became the first black president of the Harvard Law Review which made national press and landed him with a publishing deal for his memoirs 'Dreams from My Father' which he released in 1995.
In 1991, he became a Visiting Law and Government Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School while working on his book, before becoming a lecturer there for 12 years.
In 1992, he was a director for Illinois's Project Vote, and oversaw the registering of 150,000 out of 400,000 African Americans to vote in Illinois.
In 1996, he succeeded Alice Palmer as Illinois's 13th district State Senator. He supported a law for more tax credits for workers on a low income and a welfare reform. He was re-elected in 1998 and 2002 but lost the position for the 1st district.
In 2003, he became chairman of the Senate's Health and Human Services Committee and enforced the monitoring of racial profiling in the police force. He resigned from the Illinois Senate in 2004 after being elected to the US Senate.
He opposed George W. Bush's 2003 invasion of Iraq.
His election led to the reissue of his memoir, 'Dreams from My Father' and he delivered the keynote address at that year's Democratic National Convention which was extremely well-received. He resigned from the Senate in 2008.
After announcing that he was running for Presidency in 2007, he emphasized issues of ending the Iraq War, increasing energy independence and providing health care for all.
In 2008, he won the presidency with 365 votes to 173 for John McCain and became the first African American president.
In 2011, he began his re-election campaign for 2012 with a video entitled 'It Begins with Us'. He was almost unopposed with other democrat candidates. At the Democratic National Convention, Bill Clinton nominated Obama and Joe Biden as the Democratic candidates for president and vice president with Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan as their republican opponents.
In 2012, he won 332 electoral votes and was subsequently re-elected with 51% of the vote.
Throughout his Presidency, he has attempted to close the controversial detainment camp Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, he has signed a Hate Crimes Prevention Act, appealed for homosexual people to be allowed to join the Armed Forces and supported the legalisation of same-sex marriage.
In 2009, he won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Barack Obama: Personal life
Barack Obama married Michelle Robinson in 1992 and had two daughters; Malia Ann and Natasha. They have a Portuguese Water Dog named Bo, which they were given by Senator Ted Kennedy, and they live in Kenwood, Chicago.
He is a Christian.
He supports the baseball team, Chicago White Sox.
He plays basketball and he is left-handed.
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Obama is not what he appears to be, look beneath the surface.If he is elected President he will destroy this country.Wake up before it is too late

6 years 7 months ago
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If this man gets elected will we all need to fly the american flag upside down. We'll be in some serious trouble. People in the military will know what this mean. Only children who don't know any better would vote for this person.

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THE CALLOUS & OFTEN CRUEL TREATMENT OF THE POOR(ProVerse, Parables, Fables)www.freedomjournalpress.comcarlapatton@comcast.netPart 3: The Positive Nature of the Homeless, The Unemployed & Those with No Co-SignerEditors Notes: Has God already co-signed for the righteous? Who will be salvation and co-signer in the flesh for those poor and sometimes hungry? Treat not your brother with a deleterious spirit. It may come back to haunt you in your sleep and all the days that God giveth. Also see: The Rich Man Cried Parable of the Rich Man Poor Man Parable Of The Rich Pauper Parable of The Rich Po Man They Relish In ProsperityGreetings Brethren,Peace be unto you. To the Church and believing Christians everywhere. To those that believe in the Bible as the supreme authority that governs all of humankind. In this we give thanks to God the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit that leads and guides us the straightway.Beloved what is seen by the messengers the sages called upon to render a report on the nature and posture of the poor and the rich? As we go back in time and reflect on the times in which we live and note the days beyond we may find something many of you never thought about. However those that seek to live a wretched existence outside the Spirit realm know not of these things. They also refute reality as they pass by the saints and often render a cruel, hard, impenitent, indifferent and insensitive report on those that they believe to be homeless. This is also true of those that are unemployed and under-employed as they apply for loans to buy cars, houses etc. Meanwhile the dreaded Credit Bureau becomes the Death Bureau as they render capital sentences for alleged economic infractions. How could the un-employed and those with no co-signer have any good credit scores in a system designed to cause them to fail? The people now classified as poor also come up short as the money-spenders and lenders deny them assistance as they have no co-signer. Having No money is a crime by those that seek to further exploit the already poor. But little do they know of the many that came before them with no homes, jobs or any co-signer that they knew about.

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Where to start on president disaster? $5 trillion in new debt. They blame Bush. nearly 4 years later and it's still Bush's fault? Net job loss in the country. Obama blames everyone for his failed policies. Tax payer money to his bundlers and failed "green energy jobs." The continued tax payer support of Government Motors and their union trash. Michelle Obama telling us how, when, and what we WILL feed our children and how we are to raise them. Negative economic growth. A down grade of America's bond rating. First time in our country's history. Government takeover of our health care which brings billions in new taxes everyone will have to pay. The imminent destruction of America's energy industry thru crushing and unatainable EPA regulations. Most recently Obama has informed us that we cant and have not created anything for ourselves in this country. That it was everyone else around you and most importantly(to Obama anyway) the government. After all, he said the government created the internet and not private businesses and "computer geeks" who actually created it. I find President Obama to be a failure as a leader and as a deplorable human being. The first president in my lifetime who shows absolute hatred for this country and is doing everything he can, legal or not(mostly not legal) to bring this country down. In my opinion, based on his record to date, if 9/11 happened under his watch, he would have appologized to the terrorists for our arrogance. At least him and his liberal buddies wouldn't have to fight a war on terror. Finally, the opinions here are my own. Most of this, if not all, are fact. One thing is for sure, this country WILL NOT survive another 4 years of Obama, the Dictator and Chief.

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i hope WENTWOTH MILLER indorses barack obama!!!

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let us never forget 9/11 and the people whom died there in New YORK. The devels in human form must pay for their horrific crime. In Iraq, NO SURRENDER, The crusade againt these murderous killers must go on without cessation. I am an American residing for the time being in Norway and I intend to vote for mc,cain as my families choice. UNITED WE STAND

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Obama, Closer To The DreamThis is a feature-length documentary that charters the Obama campaign and movement through the stories of ordinary individuals from all across America.It is a great a film that is due out sometime this fall. Keep your eyes out! Follow us on Twitter to stay updated.ObamaDoc Let's remember this important time in history.

5 years 4 months ago
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Buy into it - pull the curtain and make your choice - if you're gullible enough to believe the american government gives a flying f about you pick the lesser of two evils - YOUR VOTE MEANS NOTHING! - DEMOCRAT, REPUBLICAN! - follow the blueprint - go to college, amass credit card debt, get a mortgage, have a family, die of cardiac arrest when you're 65 and keep your nose out of official government business - stick your head in the sand - but it's all okay because we have a voice in our government - we can change things - THEY CAN'T EVEN COUNT THE VOTES CORRECTLY - CORPORATIONS RULE THE WORLD - MONEY & POWER TIL THE END

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I'm not an American but I think that the American people needs a change enough war they should be at peace. Bush wants Mc Cain because he know that he's gonna follow after him and the war will never stop people's children,husbands, wives are going are going to die stupidly you guys need to put racism aside and deside what more important war or your families lives (peace) just think about this when you go out to vote today, Think about the futher you , your children, your grand children, your hold family there people whould love to come and see the good of America but fight now there's only hate and there afraid of that you need to stand up and make a change STOP THE WAR, it's up to you Americans. Pray before you go to vote and God will show you peace.

5 years 11 months ago
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Good Luck today, Barack! You are the best candidate for our country!Many blessings. Waiting to see you as President for 2008. We are ready for you!

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