Obama’s legislative votes indicate where he stands

Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Hussein Obama Obamination may have a lot of explaining to do about his past votes.

From the Illinois Journal Register:

He voted against requiring medical care for aborted fetuses who survive. He supported allowing retired police officers to carry concealed weapons but opposed allowing people to use banned handguns to defend against intruders in their homes. And the list of sensitive topics goes on.

With only two years in the U.S. Senate, Obama doesn’t have many controversial congressional votes political opponents can frame into attack ads. But his eight years as an Illinois state senator are sprinkled with potentially explosive land mines, such as his abortion and gun-control votes.

Key stands taken by Obama as a state senator

Budget and taxes

# Voted to raise the minimum wage in Illinois from $5.15 an hour to $6.50 an hour over two years. (2003)

# Helped pass a 5 percent earned-income tax credit for low-income working families in 2000; made the credit permanent in 2003.

# Voted to end $300 million worth of tax breaks for businesses. (2004).

# Voted against making permanent the repeal of the state’s 5 percent sales tax on gasoline. (2000).

Health care

# Voted for having Illinois endorse embryonic stem cell research. (2004)

# Successfully sponsored the Health Care Justice Act, a study of ways to implement a universal health care system statewide. (2004)

# Voted against restrictions on public funding of abortion. (2000)

# Successfully co-sponsored a prescription drug discount buying club program for seniors and the disabled. (2003)

Crime and gun control

# Voted against letting people argue self-defense in court if charged with violating local weapons bans by using a gun in their home. (2004)

# Voted to let retired police and military police carry concealed weapons. (2004)

# Successfully sponsored requirement that law enforcement videotape interrogations of suspects in some serious crimes. (2003)

# Successfully sponsored law enforcement study of the race of people pulled over for traffic tickets. (2003)

# Helped pass an overhaul of the state’s troubled death penalty system. (2003)

# Unsuccessfully sponsored measure to expunge some criminal records and create an employment grant program for ex-criminals. (2002)

# Unsuccessfully sponsored limit of one handgun purchase per month. (2000)

# Voted against making gang members eligible for the death penalty if they kill someone to help their gang. (2001)


# Unsuccessfully co-sponsored ban on discrimination based on sexual orientation. The measure became law after Obama was elected to the U.S. Senate. (2003)

# Successfully sponsored move to shield Illinois workers from federal rules that threatened overtime pay for some employees.

# Successfully co-sponsored major ethics reform called the Gift Ban Act. (1998)

# Voted against giving tax credits to parents who send their children to private school. (1999)

The Associated Press

Let’s be honest, the majority of people don’t know where he stands on the issues. However, that will change during the course of a campaign. This guy is like a blank slate people can put their hopes and dreams on at the moment, but what will happen when they learn how far left Obamination really is?

Well, the press love him, he has been on the front cover of every major news outlet since announcing his exploratory committee. Did any other candidates get this kind of exposure? I find it sickening how the MSM is falling all over themselves for this guy.

A 100% liberal rating and the MSM love him, hmm…

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