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Friday, February 15, 2008

Experience? Hillary's Legislative Record Exposed

Hillary Clinton loves phrases. "35 Years of Experience", "Day One", "Solutions". Who is this person who must define herself with catch-phrases and who changes themes like many change their shorts? She refuses to release the presidential documents that show what she actually did while First Lady. She now refused to release her tax records, although Obama and McCain have released theirs. She claims to be a populist and "for the people", yet sat on the Board of Directors at WalMart for six years and did NOTHING to benefit the workers, referred to as "blood-sucking parasites" by company attorneys. Now, she criticizes Obama for his oratory skills. I guess she'd prefer to run against George W Bush, for whom two syllables are a challenge, and three, Mt. Everest.

I have found many of Hillary's claims to be not true, such as is illustrated in the ad she is running in Wisconsin. Let's take a closer look at who's really qualified and or who's really working for the good of all of us in the Senate, Obama or Clinton.


Senator Clinton, who has served only one full term – 6 years - and another year campaigning, has managed to author and pass into law 20 pieces of legislation in her first six years.

These bills can be found on the website of the Library of Congress www.thomas.loc.gov, but to save you trouble, here they are:

1. Establish the Kate Mullany National Historic Site.

2. Support the goals and ideals of Better Hearing and Speech Month.

3. Recognize the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

4. Name courthouse after Thurgood Marshall.

5. Name courthouse after James L. Watson.

6. Name post office after Jonn A. O'Shea.

7. Designate Aug. 7, 2003, as National Purple Heart Recognition Day.

8. Support the goals and ideals of National Purple Heart Recognition Day.

9. Honor the life and legacy of Alexander Hamilton on the bicentennial of his death.

10. Congratulate the Syracuse Univ. Orange Men's Lacrosse Team on winning the championship.

11. Congratulate the Le Moyne College Dolphins Men's Lacrosse Team on winning the championship.

12. Establish the 225th Anniversary of the American Revolution Commemorative Program.

13. Name post office after Sergeant Riayan A. Tejeda.

14. Honor Shirley Chisholm for her service to the nation and express condolences on her death.

15. Honor John J. Downing, Brian Fahey, and Harry Ford, firefighters who lost their lives on duty. Only five of Clinton's bills are, more substantive.
16. Extend period of unemployment assistance to victims of 9/11.

17. Pay for city projects in response to 9/11 18. Assist landmine victims in other countries.

19. Assist family caregivers in accessing affordable respite care.

20. Designate part of the National Forest System in Puerto Rico as protected in the wilderness preservation system.

There you have it, the facts straight from the Senate Record.



Now, let's compare that to Obama's Senate record. Unfortunately, but the list of his legislative accomplishments is too WAY TO LONG, so I'll categorize. During the first 8 years of his elected service he sponsored over 820 bills. He introduced

233 regarding healthcare reform,

25 on poverty and public assistance,

12 crime fighting bills,

97 economic bills,

60 human rights and anti-discrimination bills,

21 ethics reform bills,

5 gun control,

6 veterans affairs and many others.


His first year in the U.S. Senate, Obama authored 152 bills and co-sponsored another 427. These included **the Coburn-Obama Government Transparency Act of 2006 - became law, **The Lugar-Obama Nuclear Non-proliferation and Conventional Weapons Threat Reduction Act, - became law, **The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act, passed the Senate, **The 2007 Government Ethics Bill, - became law, **The Protection Against Excessive Executive Compensation Bill, In committee, and many more.


In all, since entering the U.S. Senate, Senator Obama has written 890 bills and co-sponsored another 1096.

An impressive record, for someone who supposedly has no record according to Hillary Clinton, who would prefer that this comparison not be made public.

Barack Obama is not just a talker. He's a doer. Just compare how they have managed their campaigns. Hillary dumped all her money and pinned all her hopes on winning the nomination by Super Tuesday. She failed. BAD JUDGMENT. She had no plans beyond that.

Barack Obama out-strategized her, outmanaged her, and out-financed her. His judgment appears impeccable. He OPPOSED the Iraq War. She voted to authorize it. He seems to be a step ahead of her at every turn. That is the kind of brilliance we NEED in the White House.

Oprah said it best: "I'm voting for Barack Obama, not because he is black, but because he is brilliant."

Yes we can!

1 comment:

  1. BARACK OBAMA VS. HILARY CLINTON - LEGISLATION STATISTICS: WHO IS MOST QUALIFIED TO BE PRESIDENT BASED ON EXPERIENCE & ISSUES?

    ***Researched by PATRICK HILL, MBA, Author, World Peace Activist, Environmentalist, & Decorated Disabled Vietnam Veteran - San Francisco, CA
    Email worldpeaceispossible@comcast.n et
    * ALL BLESSINGS AND WEALTH ARE GOD GIVEN (NOT HUMAN GIVEN)
    *VISUALIZE WORLD PEACE & END ALL EVIL WARS
    *IMAGINE ALL THE PEOPLE LIVING LIFE IN PEACE
    *FACTS ARE MANY, BUT THE TRUTH IS ONE

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    ISSUES STANCE - ILLINOIS U.S. SENATOR BARACK OBAMA SOURCE www.barackobama.com/issues and http://obama.senate.gov/issues/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P olitical_positions_of_Barack_O bama

    ISSUES STANCE - NEW YORK U.S. SENATOR HILLARY CLINTON SOURCE www.hillaryclinton.com/issues and http://clinton.senate.gov/issues
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    ILLINOIS LEGISLATION RECORD – STATE SENATOR BARACK OBAMA

    SPONSORED an AMAZING 823 BILLS in the ILLINOIS SENATE from 1996 to 2004 SOURCE
    www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2007/07/29/us/politics/20070730_OBAMA_GRAPHIC.html

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    LEGISLATIVE EXPERIENCE for ILLINOIS U.S. SENATOR BARACK OBAMA - 11 YEARS TOTAL - SOURCE http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama

    *Eight (8) years total elected service to the Illinois Senate (1996 -2004)
    *Three (3) years total elected service to the U.S. Senate (2005 -2008)

    LEGISLATIVE EXPERIENCE for NEW YORK U.S. SENATOR HILLARY CLINTON - 7 YEARS TOTAL - SOURCE http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillary_Clinton

    *Seven (7) years total elected legislative service to the U.S Senate (2001 -2008)
    *U.S. First Lady DOES NOT COUNT as elected legislative service (1993 -2001)

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    BARACK OBAMA - U. S. SENATE LEGISLATION STATISTICS
    Since Jan 4, 2005 SENATOR BARACK OBAMA HAS SPONSORED 129 BILLS over 3-years of which 120 HAVE NOT MADE IT OUT OF COMMITTEE (partially due to Republican controlled Senate until 2006 when Democrats controlled U.S. Senate) and 1 was successfully enacted (Average to peers). SENATOR BARACK OBAMA HAS CO-SPONSORED 545 BILLS DURING THE SAME TIME PERIOD (Average to peers). SOURCE http://www.govtrack.us/congress/person.xpd?id=400629

    HILLARY CLINTON - U. S. SENATE LEGISLATION STATISTICS
    Since Jan 22, 2001 SENATOR HILLARY CLINTON HAS SPONSORED 354 BILLS over 7-years of which 307 HAVE NOT MADE IT OUT OF COMMITTEE (partially due to Republican controlled Senate until 2006 when Democrats controlled U.S. Senate) and 2 were successfully enacted (Average to peers). SENATOR HILARY CLINTON HAS CO-SPONSORED 1723 BILLS DURING THE SAME TIME PERIOD (Average to peers). SOURCE http://www.govtrack.us/congress/person.xpd?id=300022
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    SURVEY USA reports SENATOR BARACK OBAMA a 72% JOB APPROVAL RATING in 2007 (53% is average job approval rating for U.S. senators in 50 states).
    SOURCE www.surveyusa.com/client/PollReport.aspx?g=293c64d8-c9f4-4cc3-8d74-f6ffdde298d6

    SURVEY USA reports SENATOR HILARY CLINTON A 65% JOB APPROVAL RATING in 2007 (53% is average job approval rating for U.S. senators in 50 states).
    SOURCE www.surveyusa.com/client/PollReport.aspx?g=b48fe3bd-932d-499f-96b6-28b67aa86bf4

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    ILLINOIS SENATOR BARACK OBAMA sits on following 12 U.S. Senate committees
    SOURCE http://obama.senate.gov/committees

    Member, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    Chairman, Subcommittee on European Affairs
    Member, Subcommittee on African Affairs
    Member, Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs
    Member, Subcommittee on International Development and Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs and International Environmental Protection
    Member, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
    Member, Subcommittee on Children and Families
    Member, Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety
    Member, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
    Member, Subcommittee on Ad Hoc Subcommittee on State, Local, and Private Sector Preparedness and Integration
    Member, Subcommittee on Investigations
    Member, Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security
    Member, Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs

    NEW YORK SENATOR HILARY HILLARY CLINTON sits on following 12 U.S. Senate committees - SOURCE http://clinton.senate.gov/senate/committees/index.cfm
    Member, Senate Committee on Armed Services
    Member, Subcommittee on Airland
    Member, Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities
    Member, Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support
    Member, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
    Chairman, Subcommittee on Superfund and Environmental Health
    Member, Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety
    Member, Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure
    Member, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
    Member, Subcommittee on Children and Families
    Member, Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety
    Member, Senate Special Committee on Aging

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