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Obama's Credentials

Original post made by Alice Smith, Green Acres, on Oct 8, 2008

In one of the long-winded articles re Obama, someone stated that he had not written any law review articles at Harvard. That claim has been refuted:
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Being an editor of a law review is very prestigious. Being the editor of the Harvard Law Review speaks for itself. Editors use judgment and often do not write the articles, but edit or commission the same. Web Link

The common sense shown plus Senator Obama's obvious ability to answer the questions asked of him directly coupled with the straight-forward and articulate answers of Senator Biden should be reassuring in this very highly charged times.

Let's concentrate on the relevant differences in policies of these candidates: foreign policy, health care, social security, education, environment, energy. The discussion of someone's bangs (Palin Ditches Bangs) trivializes these pages and should stop. Let's talk about their mission statements and key results if they are elected.

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Posted by Paul
a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 9, 2008 at 3:08 pm

"The common sense shown plus Senator Obama's obvious ability to answer the questions asked of him directly coupled with the straight-forward and articulate answers of Senator Biden should be reassuring in this very highly charged times."

Hear, hear!

"The discussion of someone's bangs (Palin Ditches Bangs) trivializes these pages and should stop."

I must disagree here. Ms Lipstick is trivial to the core, and that's on a good day. On-the-mark satire does not trivialize a forum.

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Posted by pam
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Oct 9, 2008 at 3:21 pm

paul, what if someone made a comment about certain qualities of obama's physical appearance that create bias? i think you know where i'm going...stop it.

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Posted by shaun
a resident of Palo Alto Hills
on Oct 9, 2008 at 4:25 pm

One anonymous case note? That's the extent of his legal scholarship? How did he get a job teaching law at a top law school? He may be the only law lecturer in the country who got a faculty position without a single article to his name. Who pulled the strings? Has there been an investigation of Chicago Law School?

But it does fit a pattern. With neither knowledge nor achievements to his name, he indeed was appointed to the Presidency by the Democratic Party. America finally has reached the standards of governance by personality like Jong-il, Stalin and Castro.

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Posted by Sharon
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 9, 2008 at 4:39 pm

Obama may well turn the USA into a banana republic with help from his clients and grantees in ACORN

From Bloomberg:

Zimbabwean inflation soared to 231 million percent in July from 11.2 million percent a month earlier, the Herald reported, citing the Central Statistics Office.

Prices rose 1,760 percent in the month, mainly because of higher bread and cereal prices, the Harare-based newspaper said today. The government blames hyperinflation on sanctions imposed by western governments, it said.

Zimbabwe's economy has shrunk almost 50 percent in the last decade, the newspaper said.

Why not look on the bright side? Zimbabwe's economy is the fastest-growing in the world--in nominal terms.

There is always Hope and the Power of Now I suppose

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Posted by solon
a resident of Professorville
on Oct 9, 2008 at 11:17 pm

A case comment from staff? is now a "LAW REVIEW ARTICLE?"

A 'lecturer' at University of Chicago is now a "PROFESSOR" and "COMMONLY REFERRED TO BY OTHER [sic] FACULTY MEMBERS AS 'PROFESSOR'" Pleaseeeeee!!!!

Thgat is one of the most protected and jealously guarded titles in America, it is never used casually, and a pretentious or false use of it, as here, is a subject or derision and status loss.

It is possible that it is different at Chicago, unlikely, where is the evidence, say, in U of Chicago's Law Review, its law school magazine, its press releases, etc. The formal U of C statement seems incredibe on its face, Richard Badger is a man of considerable reputation, capable of a good discussion, so, he deserves some deference, but where is the evidence that a 'lecturer' is a "PROFESSOR" anywhere?

Just another Obama lie, as in "didn't regulat;ly share ideas" with Bill Ayers, one of his key mentor, launching his campaign in Ayers' living roo, Obama's lies "Rezko had no role in helping me buy my house" but ater he admitted, he got a $300,000 price drop due to full price for adjacent property closing on same day through Rezko's WIFE, who was then apparenty paid back by M, Obama "fulfilling my lifetime dream to have a patio" [quote a paraphrase] because Mr. Rezko was already facing lega and financial problems from his slumlord activites with B, Obama.
Obama later ADMITTED he was "less than truthful" in an interview with board of editors of Chicago Tribune, when asked why he "lied": so to speak "because I wanted to control the narrative" at that time in his political career. In fact, Rezko even tortured the house with Obama before purchase! Chicago Tribune, about March 11 or 14, 2008, editorial page, upper left hand corner, per my memory

Rezko and Ayers appear to have roles RECRUITING Obama to Chicago as a front bag man. Not clear, and O won't say

Will Obama no go visit Reko at HIS house? Oh, yeah, that would be the Federal Pen or a holding cell in Chicago.

Probably just thrwo him under th bus, like Farakan ) O. helped with the Million Man March, is F. neighbor!) like his grandmother "typical white person" his pastor, his staff member who called Hillary a "monster" in Ireland, the aide who let out his lies to the Canadian consulate in Chicago about NAFTA ( admitting he was not really opposing Nafta in oriavte reassurance to Canada, then lying about conversations when they were revealed, I GUESS NOT KNOWING JUNIOR DIPLOMATS WRITE MEMOS CIRCUATED) etc. etc. etc.

He is superficialy, well spoken, as in a practiced cadence, and soft theater voice, but has trouble with core ideas "57 states" in America, thanking John McCain for "not attacking his Muslim faith"
,calling Sen, McCain, "John" "Jim" and "Tom" -- who makes mistakes like this? Is a syndrome, or lack of sleep, it has been a rough campaign, but these are really excessive.
Question Authority. Question Obama and his lawyer hit team.

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Posted by OhlonePar
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 10, 2008 at 2:33 am

Obama was the *editor* of the Harvard Law Review--that's a big deal in legal circles. Interestingly, he made a point of featuring pieces from a wide range of political views.


Turn off Fox. The Dow has dropped 47 percent this year. There is a global financial panic. The ins and outs of Chicago's politics aren't important.

Wise up and start focusing on the very real problems an incoming president will face and figure out which one will do a better job.

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