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August 29, 2008

A Note On Barack Obama's Employment History

Over at Patterico's Pontifications, WLS notes that eight years as president would be the longest time that Barack Obama has held the same full-time job.

After Columbia he spent a year in a New York business, a year in a NY non-profit, and then headed to Chicago where he spent 3 years as a “community organizer.”

Then he went to law school, returning to Chicago in 1991. He did some community organizing, then was an associate for a Chicago law firm for three years. After that he was to the State Senate - a part time legislature — and served as a lecturer at the Univ. of Chicago law school — another part-time gig. He was involved in a variety of community organizations during this period.

His Senate seat is the first full-time job he has had since his law firm days — but he’s only been in that job for 4 years.

So, serving 8 years at POTUS would be his longest stint in any position of full-time employment in his life.

And notice, please, that little of his work experience really prepares him to be a competent president -- no executive experience, and no significant involvement with foreign policy or defense matters.

Which is why this quote from Obama's speech at last night's Nuremberg Rally at Invesco Field is particularly amusing.

“If you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from.”

Record, Senator? What record? You have accomplished nothing of significance in your life except for a couple of good speeches, a pair of over-rated books, and getting yourself nominated for a job that is well above your pay grade.





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How did he pay for Harvard??

|| Posted by Nan, September 26, 2008 10:53 PM ||

There is much unknown of Obama's past; how was the college education funded. Obama has stated that he was a poor boy growing up and then had two part time jobs and I believe also scholarships to fund collage, Harvard is not inexpensive. Then during his college education he went on a trip to Indonesia, funded too by part time jobs? Since completing college his record includes several non paying positions and he now has what appears to be an expensive home. Has the Chicago machine taken care of this once poor young man?

|| Posted by Mac, October 21, 2008 07:34 PM ||

Who paid his way to Occidental? Who paid for his stay there? Who paid for Harvard & Columbia? Who paid for his trip to Pakistan? Too little is known about this individual, and now all his records are hidden from view. You don't spend over 2 million dollars hiding your past unless there is something you don't want anyone to know. What's he hiding?

|| Posted by Harry, May 30, 2011 11:05 PM ||
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