Why I Voted For Barack Obama

May 29, 2008 at 5:04 am | Posted in American politics | 1 Comment

can’t be any clearer than this.

If elected president, Democratic White House hopeful Barack Obama said one of the first things he wants to do is ensure the constitutionality of all the laws and executive orders passed while Republican President George W. Bush has been in office.

Those that don’t pass muster will be overturned, he said.

During a fund-raiser in Denver, Obama — a former constitutional law professor at the University of Chicago Law School — was asked what he hoped to accomplish during his first 100 days in office.

“I would call my attorney general in and review every single executive order issued by George Bush and overturn those laws or executive decisions that I feel violate the constitution,” said Obama

Thank you, Mr. Obama.

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  1. Ditto that quote why I voted for him…but man, something nervous in my gut just fears he’ll get in office and suddenly like so many other politicians he and/or his entourage of advisors are going to decide that a lot of those orders are useful for them or they won’t have the guts to overturn a lot of things that need to be overturned for fear of being politically skewered. I voted for him because I think he’s far more likely than any of the rest of the lot (the viable lot of candidates anyways) to actually do this, but I still have to say I’m not getting my hopes up too high. Power has a way of corrupting even the good…witness Obama and his racist Palestinian-thrashing in the campaign despite the fact that he knows better having engaged in lots of discussion with Palestinian activists like Rashid Khalidi and expressed what appeared to be genuine sympathy in the past for the plight of their people. Gone now and replaced with unvarnished admiration for Apartheid in Israel now that votes are on the line back home (more than a little parallel to Clinton’s ugly history of the same).


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