Inexperienced Candidate

Fri, 10/31/2008 - 8:37pm
By: Just Saying

Saw this in the Wall Street Journal...interesting.

You can’t get a job at McDonalds and become district manager after 143 days of experience. You can’t become chief of surgery after 143 days of experience of being a surgeon. You can’t get a job as a teacher and be the superintendent after 143 days of experience. You can’t join the military and become a colonel after 143 days of experience. You can’t get a job as a reporter and become the nightly news anchor after 143 days of experience. BUT from the time Barack Obama was sworn in as a United State Senator, to the time he announced he was forming a Presidential exploratory committee, he logged 143 days of experience in the Senate. That’s how many days the Senate was actually in session and working. After 143 days of work experience, Obama believes he is ready to be Commander In Chief and the Leader of the Free World. AND, strangely, a large sector of the American public is okay with this and campaigning for him. We wouldn’t accept this in our own line of work, yet some are okay with this for the President of the United States of America. Moreover, based on his dubious personal associations, is it unlikely he would qualify for a top secret clearance in U.S. federal service. Liberals obviously place ideology over experience, qualifications, and patriotism.

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Submitted by JeffC on Sat, 11/01/2008 - 1:13pm.

He threw away the "experience" issue with his choice of Palin. That and his "Country First" slogan were IMO his two best issues. His choice of Palin, picked to rally the base which he should have already solidified, destroyed both. Palin proved spectacularly unqualified and McCain was obviously endangering the country by selecting her.

To speak of Obama's 143 days in the Senate is just silly. He is obviously a policy wonk like Clinton who understands issues backwards and forwards and can speak at great length about them; in stark contrast to Palin.

Reagan Chief of Staff Ken Duberstein speaking of Palin, "Even at McDonalds, you're interviewed three times before you're given a job."

Reagan Chief-Of-Staff Slams McCain For Picking Palin

In the interview Duberstein mentions Lawrence Eagleburger, who served as Secretary of State under George H.W. Bush and who was interviewed this week on NPR (billed as "making the case" for a McCain presidency). Asked whether Palin could step in during a time of crisis, Eagleburger said, “Look, of course not. I don't think at the moment she is prepared to take over the reins of the presidency. I can name for you any number of other vice presidents who were not particularly up to it either. So the question, I think, is can she learn and would she be tough enough under the circumstances if she were asked to become president, heaven forbid that that ever takes place? Give her some time in the office and I think the answer would be, she will be [pause] adequate. I can't say that she would be a genius in the job. But I think she would be enough to get us through a four year... well I hope not... get us through whatever period of time was necessary. And I devoutly hope that it would never be tested."

Eagleburger Blasts Palin: Of Course She's Not Ready

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Submitted by hersheybear88 on Sat, 11/01/2008 - 2:10pm.

Obama wants to bring all of his relatives over here I think. They found this one. When are the others coming so we can use more tax dollars to keep them up?

Obama says he didn't know about his aunt living here in Boston illegally???????

Oh yeah, tell us another one Obama.

When he becomes President will he make her go home to Kenya or is this a ticket for all his relatives to come here for our tax dollars to keep up since he's the President?


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Obama Says He Didn't Know Aunt's Illegal Status
The Illinois senator's aunt has been residing in Boston public housing since her request for asylum was denied four years ago.

Saturday, 2008-01-306
Barack Obama said Saturday he was unaware that one of his relatives from Kenya was living in the United States illegally and added that believes the appropriate laws should be followed.

The Associated Press reported Friday that Obama's aunt had been instructed to leave the country four years ago by an immigration judge who rejected her request for asylum from her native Kenya.

The woman, Zeituni Onyango is living in public housing in Boston and is the half-sister of Obama's late father .

"Senator Obama has no knowledge of her status but obviously believes that any and all appropriate laws be followed," the Obama campaign said in a written statement given to FOX News.

The campaign said it was returning $260 that Onyango had contributed in small increments to Obama's presidential bid over several months. Federal election law prohibits foreigners from making political donations. Onyango listed her employer as the Boston Housing Authority and last gave $5 on Sept. 19.

Onyango, 56, is part of Obama's large paternal family, with many related to him by blood whom he never knew growing up.

Obama's father, Barack Obama Sr., left the future presidential nominee when the boy was 2, and they reunited only once -- for a monthlong visit when Obama was 10. The elder Obama lived most of his life in Kenya, where he fathered seven other children with three other wives. He died in a car crash in 1982.

Obama was raised for the most part by his mother and her parents in Hawaii. He first met his father's side of the family when he traveled to Africa 20 years ago. He referred to Onyango as "Auntie Zeituni" when describing the trip in his memoir, saying she was "a proud woman."

Obama's campaign said he had seen her a few times since that meeting, beginning with a return trip to Kenya with his future wife, Michelle, in 1992. Onyango visited the family in Chicago on a tourist visa at Obama's invitation about nine years ago, the campaign said, stopping to visit friends on the East Coast before returning to Kenya.

She attended Obama's swearing-in to the U.S. Senate in 2004, but campaign officials said Obama provided no assistance in getting her a tourist visa and doesn't know the details of her stay. The campaign said he last heard from her about two years ago when she called saying she was in Boston, but he did not see her there.

Onyango moved into public housing a year before her request for asylum was rejected, a spokeswoman for the Boston Housing Authority told

"If there was a deportation order, we wouldn't have known about it," spokeswoman Lydia Agro said, explaining that there is no mechanism in place for her agency to get that information.

"We were unaware of her status until this morning," Agro said.

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Two separate sources, including a federal law enforcement official, disclosed and confirmed information to the AP about the deportation case. The information they made available is known to officials in the federal government, but the AP could not establish whether anyone at a political level in the Bush administration or in the McCain campaign had been involved in its release.

Onyango's refusal to leave the country would represent an administrative, non-criminal violation of U.S. immigration law, meaning such cases are handled outside the criminal court system. Estimates vary, but many experts believe there are more than 10 million such immigrants in the United States.

The AP could not reach Onyango immediately for comment. No one answered the telephone number listed in her name late Friday. It was unclear why her request for asylum was rejected in 2004.

A spokeswoman for U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, Kelly Nantel, told the AP the government does not comment on an individual's citizenship status or immigration case.

Onyango's case -- coming to light just days before the presidential election -- led to an unusual nationwide directive within Immigrations and Customs Enforcement requiring any deportations prior to Tuesday's election to be approved at least at the level of ICE regional directors, the U.S. law enforcement official told the AP.

The unusual directive suggests that the Bush administration is sensitive to the political implications of Onyango's case coming to light so close to the election.

One of the sources acknowledged he was not a supporter of Obama or John McCain and said he has no plans to vote on Tuesday. He said that was not a motive for releasing the information.

Kenya is in eastern Africa between Somalia and Tanzania. The country has been fractured in violence in recent years, including a period of two months of bloodshed after December 2007 that killed 1,500 people.

Obama Aunt Found Living in Boston Public Housing

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


Well I say if he let's her stay let's let anyone come. Fair is fair don't you agree? How much will that cost? Oh, but not with tax dollars.

After all he is Terrorist President Obama.
If you give money to a terror group what does that make you????

I am sure he is so grateful for all that corrupt money for ads a large portion coming from Oprah. I saw her on a show saying she cried her eyelashes off by what Obama had to say. How funny. What one person finds disgusting it brings money bags Oprah to cry off her eyelashes.

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Submitted by JeffC on Sat, 11/01/2008 - 3:04pm.

Oprah is limited to giving $2300 for the primary and $2300 for the general election.

And the fact that John McCain gave Rashid Khalidi $488,000 doesn't make McCain a terrorist no matter what you say.

Submitted by winer on Sat, 11/01/2008 - 5:43pm.

Oprah could use her credit card on Obama's website to charge lots more than $2300 of donations. Each one of her pets and every girl at her African school- as long as she lists them with an address in America. Each one of those cockers - dead or alive, can donate the $2300 amount. And Obama will spend every dollar- he reminds me of my irresponsible son - never met a dollar he couldn't spend 3 ways!

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