Obama Only “Sponsored” a Self-Defense Bill Because He Didn’t Know What Was In It

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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There are some arguments going around over whether the bill that Obama sponsored back in the Illinois State Senate really was a “Stand Your Ground” bill or not.

But it doesn’t really matter.

The bill, like the rest of Obama’s legislative history is fictional. It goes back to his Emil Jones deal in which his Senate prospects were boosted by giving him credit for cosponsoring a lot of legislation.

SHOMAN: President Jones was the godfather, and he likes that role. He relishes that role.

MALVEAUX: In 2002, Democrats took over the state senate. Jones, a former sewer inspector, was now the president of the Senate. Obama went to Jones with a proposal.

JONES: You have a lot of power. Tell me what kind of power I got, Barack. He said, you have the power to make a United States senator. I said, that sounds very interesting. I said, “If I got that kind of power, tell me anyone you know of that I could make a United States senator.”

And he said, “Me.”

HENDON: He owes it all. He owes everything to President Jones. I never let Barack forget that. And we shouldn’t let Barack forget that.

MALVEAUX: With help from on high, Obama got his name on hundreds of bills that he pushed through.

And

Jones appointed Obama sponsor of virtually every high-profile piece of legislation, angering many rank-and-file state legislators who had more seniority than Obama and had spent years championing the bills.

During his seventh and final year in the state Senate, Obama’s stats soared. He sponsored a whopping 26 bills passed into law — including many he now cites in his presidential campaign when attacked as inexperienced.

The date on the bill suggests that it was one of the Jones’ deal bills. Obama was signing off on the work of others and getting credit for it.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    “Obama was signing off on the work of others and getting credit for it.”

    Huh. Imagine that.

    But isn’t it racist to discuss this?

    • Gee

      Kind of like the Iran sanctions. Odumba opposed absolutely every single one of them that Congress passed and now takes credit for them.

      All the while opposing new ones

      • objectivefactsmatter

        Most politicians can’t resist spinning things in their favor. We expect that and can adjust for it. Outright lying is something more than spin. And many people can’t tell the difference.

  • OfficialPro

    Oh don’t tell me he pulled a Pelosi pre-obamacare.

  • mark josett

    So if obama dident know what was in the bill y did he put his name on it, becouse thats how he dose all his work then all he has ta say is I DIDENT KNOW ya know he dose that alot, so tell me y is he in office still if he dont know, did not understand,or was never told man this blind and stuped should never be in office.
    PLEASE IMPEACH HIM NOW

  • rangerrebew

    It is refreshing to know Obama’s total ignorance of what is going on in the government around him is not new. I also don’t believe for one second he “sponsored bills” and gave the credit to someone else. He is not psychological capable of sharing credit.