Sunday, June 29, 2008

ZERObama Credit Where NO Credit is Due

A good place to begin Your own personal search for Truth, from our 110th Congress is
http://www.govtrack.us/.

You can type in any national legislator's name, and find all the pieces of legislation that he or she has authored, has had passed, and that person's voting record.

For example, let's select (not elect) a random legislator, Junior Senator Barack Hussein Obama, 2005-2011, from Illinois.

Following the steps above, we come to this page listing his spotty legislative record in the Senate. Clicking on "Bill Sponsorship" at the top, reveals the following skimpy record:

Sixty-seven bills authored or co-authored (62 in 2007, 5 in 2008) by Barack Obama.
ONLY four, all of them mere Resolutions, have been passed by the Democratic Senate:


1) S. Res. 133, A resolution celebrating the life of Bishop Gilbert Earl Patterson.

2) S. Res. 268, A resolution designating July 12, 2007, as "National Summer Learning Day".

3) S. Res. 600, A resolution commemorating the 44th anniversary of the deaths of civil rights workers Andrew Goodman, James Chaney, and Michael Schwerner in Philadelphia, Mississippi, while working in the name of American democracy to register voters and secure civil rights during the summer of 1964, which has become known as "Freedom Summer", and

4) S. Res. 25, A concurrent resolution condemning the recent violent actions of the Government of Zimbabwe against peaceful opposition party activists and members of civil society.

Surely this isn't all that he has done in the 110th Congress, is it? Yeah, but he has been really creative in naming some of his bills, such as S. 1067 and S. 1068, "The Healthy Places Act", and "The Healthy Communities Act" of 2007.

Four resolutions out of 67 total.
Well, he has been busy elsewhere besides Washington, D. C.

But he probably did alot of stuff in the 109th Congress, didn't he??

NO. In the 109th Congress from 2005-2006, Zerobama sponsored 66 bills. Only five were acted upon: three more Senate Resolutions, and two which became "law", sort of...

Public Law No: 109-456, A bill to promote relief, security, and democracy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and
Public Law 109-333, Renaming a Post Office in East St. Louis, Illinois as the "Katherine Dunham Post Office Building".


And these three Senate Resolutions:

S. Res. 291, congratulating the Chicago White Sox for their 2005 World Series victory over the Astros.

S. Res. 516, To recognize the historical significance of Juneteenth Independence Day (??)

S. Res. 529, again with the "National Summer Learning Day" thing....

Juneteenth Independence Day also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is an official annual holiday in 29 states, according to Wikipedia.

9 comments:

MikeH said...

Personally, I prefer my congressmen under-active than over-active. It's the ones that want a hyper government and evermore laws that cause the most trouble.

Don Smith said...

Okay, that is it.


I am voting for John Wayne.


DS

Abouna said...

Well, at least he did something, which is more than I can say for Hillary.

The Localmalcontent said...

I could see adding a John Wayne for Prez bumpersticker to the truck, and then voting for the Duke. Good idea!!

Gayle said...

Or how about a Ronald Reagan bumper sticker?

Thanks for the link!

Jungle Mom said...

OH! I'd vote for John Wayne!

crazy4danes said...

I'd vote for John Wayne too! Great post and I didn't know there was a site to look stuff up like that...thanks for the information! Happy 4th!

GRANNY said...

Its not that I dont like Obama, I just dont like what his beliefs are, so now i have to vote on McCain, who i think is just as bad.

The Localmalcontent said...

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