The REAL Truth About Barack Obama!

Over on the forbidden site, a bunch of us got together and produced the email below. It is an attempt to speak truth against the viral email lies that are being spread against Barack Obama. It has been converted to web sites, squiddoo lenses, over 3000 emails, and more. I thought I'd post it here to give the Obama supporters in this audience a chance to send the email or distribute it in any way they'd like. The original project along with html and text versions of the final email can be found here.

Subject: The Real Truth About Barack Obama!

As enthusiastic volunteers in the Barack Obama campaign for the Presidency, we have put together a list of facts about Barack so that you will know the truth about him. Please follow the links we have included for documentation of these facts. If you value the truth as we do, please spread this information via email, blog, or any other means, to everyone you know.

  1. Did you know that Barack Obama is a devout Christian? He has been a member of the same United Church of Christ congregation for 20 years, and was married there to his wife Michelle in 1992.

  2. Did you know that Barack Obama often leads the US Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance?

  3. Did you know that Barack Obama is a strong friend of Israel and has spoken out strongly against anti-Semitism?

  4. Did you know his grandparents from Kansas were part of the "Greatest Generation?. His grandfather served with Patton's Army during World War II, and his grandmother, a real "Rosie the Riveter", worked in a bomber assembly plant back home.

  5. Did you know that Barack Obama was opposed to the war in Iraq from day one, before we invaded, even while he was running for the Senate, and knowing his opposition might be politically unpopular?
       
    "I know that even a successful war against Iraq will require a U.S. occupation of undetermined length, at undetermined cost, with undetermined consequences. I know that an invasion of Iraq without a clear rationale and without strong international support will only fan the flames of the Middle East and encourage the worst, rather than best, impulses of the Arab world and strengthen the recruitment arm of al Qaeda. I am not opposed to all wars. I'm opposed to dumb wars." --Barack Obama, 2002

  6. Did you know Obama favors transparency over secrecy in our government?  Did you know that Obama worked with Republican Senator Tom Coburn to pass one of the strongest government transparency bills since the freedom of information act? He's calling it Google for Government and you can see the results at www.usaspending.gov. Sen. Obama has also released his own tax returns for public review.

  7. Did you know that after graduating with honors from Harvard Law School, Barack practiced civil rights law and also taught Constitutional Law for 10 years at the University of Chicago, one of the nation's best law schools, where he was consistentl y rated by his students as one of their best instructors? Did you also know that he was the first African-American elected pres ident of the prestigious Harvard Law Review?

  8. Did you know that Barack Obama is an outspoken advocate for women's rights and has been a principled defender of the civil rights of women?

  9. Did you know that despite the grueling schedule of running for President, Senator Obama remains a devoted family man, making time to do things like pick out a Christmas tree with his wife and two young daughters, or hurrying home to spend Valentine's Day with them? Did you know he hasn't missed a single parent-teacher conference while running for President?

  10. Did you know that Barack Obama has a stellar environmental record, including having the highest rating from the League of Conservation Voters (96%) of any Presidential candidate, Democrat or Republican?

  11. Did you know that Barack Obama has been an elected legislator longer than Senator Clinton?

  12. Did you know that Barack is a member of all of these Senate Committees: Foreign Relations; Veteran's Affairs; Health, Education, Labor & Pensions; Homeland Security and Government Affairs?

  13. Did you know that Senator Obama has sponsored or co-sponsored 15 bills that have become law, and has introduced amendments to 50 bills, of which 16 were adopted since he joined the Senate in 2005?

  14. Did you know that Senator Obama sponsored legislation working together with Indiana Republican Senator Richard Lugar, to keep Americans safe by keeping dangerous weapons out of terrorist hands? The two senators also visited the former Soviet Union to inspect the decommissioning of nuclear weapons. Sen. Lugar said of Sen. Obama, "He does have a sense of idealism and principled leadership, a vision of the future."

  15. Did you know that Barack Obama is the only candidate running for president who voted against using cluster bombs in Iraq and the only candidate who supports banning the use of landmines?

  16. Did you know that, as an Illinois state senator, Barack Obama succeeded in passing legislation requiring the videotaping of police interrogations, gaining the respect and support not only of fellow legislators but that of the police, who had initially opposed the legislation?

  17. Did you know that Theodore Roosevelt, Grover Cleveland, Ulysses S. Grant, John F. Kennedy, and Bill Clinton were all younger when they took office than Barack Obama will be?

During election season many emails are circulated about the candidates. Some are true, some aren't. It's often difficult to determine the truth. We encourage you to visit the following non-partisan sites that do a good job of fact checking the candidates.

http://www.snopes.com/
http://www.factcheck.org/

Tags: 2008, Barack Obama, campaign, lies, Presidential, truth (all tags)

Comments

10 Comments

Re: The REAL Truth About Barack Obama!
You should add in Point # 2 the church website
www.tucc.org
by coolofthenight 2008-03-21 05:02AM | 0 recs
Thanks Travis!

Also make sure everyone gets to see the ACTUAL context of the Rev Wright clips.

http://www.jabberwonk.com/flinker.cfm?cl iid=19hk5x

turns out that whole "Chickens coming Home" was the Rev talking about Ambassador Peck's appearance on FOXNews.

CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC & Fox News LIED about pastor Jeremiah Wright. See 9/11 sermon in context

http://www.jabberwonk.com/flinker.cfm?cl iid=19hk5x

by Pissoff 2008-03-21 05:03AM | 0 recs
Someone gave me this great link this morning

to video of a bunch of Rev. Wright's sermons. Just what I wanted. Hell, I'd go to that church.

http://www.youtube.com/user/TRINITYCHGO

by Travis Stark 2008-03-21 05:10AM | 0 recs
Elected Office
Did you know that Barack Obama has been an elected legislator longer than Senator Clinton?

This statement could be stronger.  Obama has been an elected official longer than Senator Clinton period.   Senator Clinton's role as the first lady is treated as if it was true experience as an elected official.  However while that experience may prove useful in some ways, many of Bill Clinton's accomplishments are being temporarily reinvented as Hillary Clinton's.  
by PantsB 2008-03-21 05:46AM | 0 recs
Re: The REAL Truth About Barack Obama!

Did you know Obama did nothing to end the War in Iraq upon entering the Senate.

Did you know Obama did nothing to hold Bush and Cheney accountable.

by orionwest 2008-03-21 07:06AM | 0 recs
I beg to differ

He is doing a lot to end the war - getting elected President!

Once he is President he has more Vote over ending the war than the ENTIRE SENATE!

Stick that in your pipe and smoke it

by Pissoff 2008-03-21 07:23AM | 0 recs
Re: I beg to differ

I don't smoke, thank you.  Obama is saying the same thing as McCain concerning Iraq and in fact so is Hillary.  'Careful getting out as Careless getting in' means one thing, more time in Iraq.  I judge candidates by their records in office not rhetoric on the campaign trail.  If Hillary's votes as a Senator matter then so do Barrack's.  

by orionwest 2008-03-21 07:31AM | 0 recs
Re: I beg to differ

Really? McCain and Hillary are both saying "out in 16 months?" Really? I gotta check in with Fox News more.

by Travis Stark 2008-03-21 07:37AM | 0 recs
Re: I beg to differ

Out in 16 months represents a best case scenario.  I'll bet we're still there in four years regardless of who is preseident.  Remember Russert's question about getting the troops out before 2013?  Clinton and Obama went mute unable to answer the question yes or no.

by orionwest 2008-03-21 08:54AM | 0 recs
Re: The REAL Truth About Barack Obama!

The fact remains. Obama is the only one to set a date.

by Travis Stark 2008-03-21 09:56AM | 0 recs

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