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Lieberman not honest about Obama’s legislative past?

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Subjective Statement: +0 Lies.

Should we start pronouncing his name Lie-berman after this truth bender at the RNC?

In the Senate, during the three-and-a-half years that Senator Obama has been a member, he has not reached across party lines to get accomplished anything significant.

Obama helped draft legislation on nuclear arms proliferation, ethics reform, and more:

http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/gop_convention_spin_part_ii.html
http://mediamatters.org/items/200801110003

From Factcheck.org:

Obama and Republican Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana, for instance, teamed up on an initiative to lock down and secure both nuclear and conventional weapons worldwide, such as the shoulder-fired, anti-aircraft missiles that have been proliferating in recent years….Another example: Obama worked with Sen. Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma Republican, to write the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006, which created a searchable database the public can use to look up details on federal grants and contracts. (McCain was also among the original co-sponsors of that bill, so Lieberman may have been tarring his own candidate when he disparaged Obama’s legislative accomplishments). Obama and Coburn also got together on a bill to prohibit the Department of Homeland Security from issuing open-ended, no-bid contracts for emergency response activities after abuses were found in post-Katrina contracting.

But since “significant” is a subjective term, we cannot deem this an official lie. It could be argued that not all of these passed, and the ones that did were not groundbreaking. But we’re keeping an eye on you, Lieberman…

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