May 09, 2008

Obama opposes punishing Cherokees

Obama weighs in against CBC legislation on CherokeesCBC lawmakers have proposed a number of provisions this year that would cut off federal funding to the tribe because of its decision in March 2007 to remove the Freedmen—descendants of freed slaves once owned by tribe members—from Cherokee membership.

But Obama disagrees with those measures. In a statement to The Hill provided by his Senate office, the Illinois Democrat said that although he opposes unwarranted tribal disenrollment, Capitol Hill should not get involved.

“Discrimination anywhere is intolerable, but the Cherokee are dealing with this issue in both tribal and federal courts . . . I do not support efforts to undermine these legal processes and impose a congressional solution,” said Obama. “Tribes have a right to be self-governing and we need to respect that, even if we disagree, which I do in this case. We must have restraint in asserting federal power in such circumstances.”
Comment:  Good to see the writer who implied Obama was guilty of double-talk was wrong.

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writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
Barack HUSSEIN Obama is about to punish the whole of the United States, should he receive the Democratic nomination for President. White America will then elect John McCain rather than have a Black man as their President. And McCain will enlarge the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and will set forth to invade Iran, and will ignore the world price of oil until it rises to $200 a barrel or more. Welcome to the 21st Century!
All Best
Russ Bates

Rob said...

Actually, Obama is about to finish off your candidate, Clinton. And both Democrats are looking good against McCain:,0,6816866.story

In a hypothetical matchup, the poll gave Illinois Sen. Obama 46% to McCain's 40%, with 9% undecided.

Clinton led McCain 47% to 38%, with 11% undecided.

Rob said...

Meanwhile, you're helping McCain by stupidly repeating Obama's middle name. Do you ever do anything but shill for the white man?