Obama Inflates his record

Rick Moran
This isn't very surprising given all politicians like to make it appear that they play a bigger role in events than they actually do. But this is just outrageous and goes way too far:

After weeks of arduous negotiations, on April 6, 2006, a bipartisan group of senators burst out of the "President's Room," just off the Senate chamber, with a deal on new immigration policy.

As the half-dozen senators — including John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) — headed to announce their plan, they met Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), who made a request common when Capitol Hill news conferences are in the offing: "Hey, guys, can I come along?"

And when Obama went before the microphones, he was generous with his list of senators to congratulate — a list that included himself.

"I want to cite Lindsey Graham, Sam Brownback, Mel Martinez, Ken Salazar, myself, Dick Durbin, Joe Lieberman . . . who've actually had to wake up early to try to hammer this stuff out," he said.   (Via The Campaign Spot)
Staffers who had been coming in early for 7:00 AM meetings where only 3 or 4 Senators showed up were flabbergasted because Obama was never at those early morningsessions nor was he present most of the time anyway.

Obama ended up voting against the immigration bill anyway.

Given the candidate's claim that he can "reach across the aisle" and change politics in America, it is a perfectly legitimate question to ask if he is so excited about bi-partisan agreements, why didn't he participate in in those meetings involving the few pieces of legislation where Democrats and Republicans tried to get a bi-partisan bill passed?

I guess we're supposed to trust him to change his tune once we elect him president.

HT: Ed Lasky
 
This isn't very surprising given all politicians like to make it appear that they play a bigger role in events than they actually do. But this is just outrageous and goes way too far:

After weeks of arduous negotiations, on April 6, 2006, a bipartisan group of senators burst out of the "President's Room," just off the Senate chamber, with a deal on new immigration policy.

As the half-dozen senators — including John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) — headed to announce their plan, they met Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), who made a request common when Capitol Hill news conferences are in the offing: "Hey, guys, can I come along?"

And when Obama went before the microphones, he was generous with his list of senators to congratulate — a list that included himself.

"I want to cite Lindsey Graham, Sam Brownback, Mel Martinez, Ken Salazar, myself, Dick Durbin, Joe Lieberman . . . who've actually had to wake up early to try to hammer this stuff out," he said.   (Via The Campaign Spot)
Staffers who had been coming in early for 7:00 AM meetings where only 3 or 4 Senators showed up were flabbergasted because Obama was never at those early morningsessions nor was he present most of the time anyway.

Obama ended up voting against the immigration bill anyway.

Given the candidate's claim that he can "reach across the aisle" and change politics in America, it is a perfectly legitimate question to ask if he is so excited about bi-partisan agreements, why didn't he participate in in those meetings involving the few pieces of legislation where Democrats and Republicans tried to get a bi-partisan bill passed?

I guess we're supposed to trust him to change his tune once we elect him president.

HT: Ed Lasky