Barack Obama

Barack Obama

Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. He is the first African American to have served as president, as well as the first born outside the contiguous United States. He previously served in the U.S. Senate representing Illinois from 2005 to 2008, and in the Illinois State Senate from 1997 to 2004.

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If you're looking for the safe choice, you shouldn't be supporting a black guy named Barack Obama to be the next leader of the free world.

Americans still believe in an America where anything's possible - they just don't think their leaders do.

If the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists - to protect them and to promote their common welfare - all else is lost.

What is a danger is that we stay stuck in a new normal where unemployment rates stay high, people who have jobs see their incomes go up, businesses make big profits. But they're learned to do more with less and so they don't hire.

Now you have a choice: we can give more tax breaks to corporations that ship jobs overseas, or we can start rewarding companies that open new plants and train new workers and create new jobs here in the United States of America.

I'm a Christian by choice.

I think same sex couples should be able to get married.

And we have done more in the two and a half years that I've been in here than the previous 43 Presidents to uphold that principle whether it's ending "don't ask don't tell " making sure that gay and lesbian partners can visit each other in hospitals making sure that federal benefits can be provided to same-sex couples.

The thing about hip-hop today is it's smart it's insightful. The way they can communicate a complex message in a very short space is remarkable.

Take off your bedroom slippers. Put on your marching shoes " he said his voice rising as applause and cheers mounted. "Shake it off. Stop complainin'. Stop grumblin'. Stop cryin'. We are going to press on. We have work to do.

It was not a religion that attacked us that September day. It was al-Qaeda. We will not sacrifice the liberties we cherish or hunker down behind walls of suspicion and mistrust.

We can't get to the $4 trillion in savings that we need by just cutting the 12 percent of the budget that pays for things like medical research and education funding and food inspectors and the weather service. And we can't just do it by making seniors pay more for Medicare.

I opposed the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. It should be repealed and I will vote for its repeal on the Senate floor. I will also oppose any proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban gays and lesbians from marrying.

We've protected thousands of people in Libya, we have not seen a single U.S. casualty, there's no risks of additional escalation. This operation is limited in time and in scope.

We worship an awesome God in the Blue States and we don't like federal agents poking around our libraries in the Red States. We coach Little League in the Blue States and have gay friends in the Red States.

I think that there's no doubt that as I see friends families children of gay couples who are thriving you know that has an impact on how I think about these issues.

The future rewards those who press on. I don't have time to feel sorry for myself. I don't have time to complain. I'm going to press on.

To avoid being mistaken for a sellout I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets.

I just miss - I miss being anonymous.

Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and the war on terrorism have reduced the pace of military transformation and have revealed our lack of preparation for defensive and stability operations. This Administration has overextended our military.

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