Is Barack Obama a Republican or a Democrat?
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Barack Obama is a Democrat. By some accounts, his maternal grandparents, who raised him, were moderate Republicans, but he has always identified as a member of the Democratic party since his first run for office in 1996.
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Republicans were always mostly in the Northern states ever sincethe Civil war. Also republicans favored a strong centralgovernment, hence Abraham Lincoln using the most federal power inhistory. The democratic party was always mostly in the southernstates ever since the civil war because many Democra…ts supportedslavery which was mostly in the South. Up unitl 1976 did democratsstart to be mostly in the northern states and republicans in thesouthern states like it is today. They basically flip floppeddemographics and ideas over 150 years. Though the demographics have changed republicans have always had aconservative base. Conservatives lost power in the Democratic partyduring the 1960s. They struggled to survive during the next fewdecades, many of them switching to Republicans along the way.Eventually with both Obama's victories unfortunately theconservative democrats are now barely existent, everyone left hasnow switched party affiliation. ( Full Answer )
he was a republican when he was president. he switched from being a democrat in 1962.
Barack Obama won the seat of the Presidency in 2008. He chose Hillary Clinton to be his Secretary of State, which she accepted.
The democratic- republican government is a government that can either have a democratic president or a republican president. It is the exact opposite of a Federal Government.
Yes. President Obama is a Democrat, i.e., a member of the Democratic party in the US political system. By most objective accounts, he is considered a moderate or centrist Democrat in his political philosophy. He also is a democrat, i.e., a member of the citizenry of a democracy within a philosophy o…f a democratic government, such as in the US. ( Full Answer )
No, he is a centrist Democrat; he leans left on social issues, and right on issues of national security. By all accounts, he has always been a Democrat.
yes . Obama will win!!! and if u cared about the enviorment and the economy than you would vote for him!!!!!
Republicans like this country because it's a constitutional republic, the Democrats like this country because it's a democracy. -> You can't have it both ways. It's either a Constitutional Republic or it's a Democracy. The United States was created as a Constitutional Representative Republic no…t a Democracy. The Founders hated and detested Democracy more than Monarchy. Some of them preferred Communism to Democracy. The names are based on differing forms of government. ( Full Answer )
The Democratic-Republicans was one of the first political parties in the United States , founded by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison around 1792. They originally called themselves the Anti-Federalists in opposition to the dominant Federalist Party that founded the new United States government. Th…e Federalists favored a strong central government and held elitist values. The Democratic-Republicans supported states' rights, limited government, and a strict interpretation of the Constitution. In 1800, the Democratic Republicans won both the Presidential (Jefferson) and Vice-Presidential offices, as well as the majority of seats in Congress, causing a shift in the direction of government. The Judicial branch was still dominated by Federalists, however, and most heavily influenced by Chief Justice John Marshall, who ensured the federal government retained dominance over the states. The party split into the Democrats and Republicans in 1824, but were not the same as the Democrats and Republicans of the 21st century. The Republican Party mutated quite a few times over the years, becoming the Whig Party from 1833-1856, which then split into the Free Soil and Know-Nothing parties, as well as a new incarnation of the Republicans. ( Full Answer )
44th President of the United States Barack Obama (born August 4, 1961), is the current president of the United States of America. He was the Democratic US Senator from Illinois who beat Republican rival Senator John McCain in the 2008 race for the US presidency. He was also re-elected after winnin…g the 2012 election. President Obama is also the first African-American President in US history and a Nobel Prize Winner. Elected in November 2008, he ran as the nominee of the Democratic party. Prior to the Office of US President, Barack Obama served as the Junior Senator of Illinois, having been elected to serve as such in 2006. His rise to prominence mirrored that of the 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, whom also was elected as an Illinois Senator and became President two years into his first Senate term. Barack Obama wrote a best seller titled 'The Audacity of Hope'. The following is taken from Obama's official website bio (see Related Links for more): Barack Obama was raised by a single mother and his grandparents. They didn't have much money, but they taught him values from the Kansas heartland where they grew up. He took out loans to put himself through school. After college, he worked for Christian churches in Chicago, helping communities devastated when steel plants closed. President Obama turned down lucrative job oï¬ers after law school to return to Chicago, leading a successful voter registration drive. He joined a small law ï¬rm, taught constitutional law and, guided by his Christian faith, stayed active in his community. Barack Obama and his wife Michelle are proud parents of two daughters, Sasha and Malia.. Early Years Barack Obama was born in Hawaii on August 4th, 1961. His father, Barack Obama Sr., was born and raised in a small village in Kenya, where he grew up herding goats with his own father, who was a domestic servant to the British. Barack's mother, Ann Dunham, grew up in small-town Kansas. Her father worked on oil rigs during the Depression, and then signed up for World War II after Pearl Harbor, where he marched across Europe in Patton's army. Her mother went to work on a bomber assembly line, and after the war, they studied on the G.I. Bill, bought a house through the Federal Housing Program, and moved west to Hawaii. It was there, at the University of Hawaii, where Barack's parents met. His mother was a student there, and his father had won a scholarship that allowed him to leave Kenya and pursue his dreams in America. Barack's father eventually returned to Kenya, and Barack grew up with his mother in Hawaii, and for a few years in Indonesia. Later, he moved to New York, where he graduated from Columbia University in 1983. The College Years Remembering the values of empathy and service that his mother taught him, Barack put law school and corporate life on hold after college and moved to Chicago in 1985, where he became a community organizer with a church-based group seeking to improve living conditions in poor neighborhoods plagued with crime and high unemployment. The group had some success, but Barack had come to realize that in order to truly improve the lives of people in that community and other communities, it would take not just a change at the local level, but a change in our laws and in our politics. He went on to earn his law degree from Harvard in 1991, where he became the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review. Soon after, he returned to Chicago to practice as a civil rights lawyer and teach constitutional law. Finally, his advocacy work led him to run for the Illinois State Senate, where he served for eight years. In 2004, he became the third African American since Reconstruction to be elected to the U.S. Senate. Political Career It has been the rich and varied experiences of Barack Obama's life - growing up in different places with people who had differing ideas - that have animated his political journey. Amid the partisanship and bickering of today's public debate, he still believes in the ability to unite people around a politics of purpose - a politics that puts solving the challenges of everyday Americans ahead of partisan calculation and political gain. In the Illinois State Senate, this meant working with both Democrats and Republicans to help working families get ahead by creating programs like the state Earned Income Tax Credit, which in three years provided over $100 million in tax cuts to families across the state. He also pushed through an expansion of early childhood education, and after a number of inmates on death row were found innocent, then Senator Obama worked with law enforcement officials to require the videotaping of interrogations and confessions in all capital cases. In the U.S. Senate, he has focused on tackling the challenges of a globalized, 21st century world with fresh thinking and a politics that no longer settles for the lowest common denominator. His first law was passed with Republican Tom Coburn, a measure to rebuild trust in government by allowing every American to go online and see how and where every dime of their tax dollars is spent. He has also been the lead voice in championing ethics reform that would root out Jack Abramoff-style corruption in Congress. As a member of the Veterans' Affairs Committee, then Senator Obama has fought to help Illinois veterans get the disability pay they were promised, while working to prepare the VA for the return of the thousands of veterans who will need care after Iraq and Afghanistan. Recognizing the terrorist threat posed by weapons of mass destruction, he traveled to Russia with Republican Dick Lugar to begin a new generation of non-proliferation efforts designed to find and secure deadly weapons around the world. And knowing the threat we face to our economy and our security from America's addiction to oil, he's working to bring auto companies, unions, farmers, businesses and politicians of both parties together to promote the greater use of alternative fuels and higher fuel standards in our cars. Whether it's the poverty exposed by Katrina, the genocide in Darfur, or the role of faith in our politics, Barack Obama continues to speak out on the issues that will define America in the 21st century. But above all his accomplishments and experiences, he is most proud and grateful for his family. His wife, Michelle, and his two daughters, Malia, and Sasha are with him in the White House, along with Bo, the First Dog, a Portuguese Water Dog. Obama is the current president of the United States. Also known asBarack Obama, he is best known for his push on healthcare reform. barack O'Bama is the 44th president of America. He is also the first elected Coloured person to take the seat of the president. He won his election '09 against Mc Cann. he is the 44th and first African American President of the US. He is a puppit for our twisted government ( Full Answer )
It is difficult to answer this question without knowing what specifically you are asking about: Barack Obama has done many things in his life. These include graduating from Harvard Law School with academic honors, being the first black editor of the Harvard Law Review, writing two best-selling non-f…iction books, and being elected the 44th president of the United States in 2008. In achieving that, he also became the first African-American president the country has had. He also won re-election in 2012. He was a US senator for four years and served three terms in the Illinois legislature. He won a Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 (and donated his winnings to a number of charities). Even his political opponents praise him for being a role model as a husband and father. Not everyone agrees with his politics, but he is widely seen as an inspirational figure among many young people, especially members of minority communities. I enclose a link to a very thorough biography of President Obama, so you can see his other achievements. ( Full Answer )
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Barack Obama was born on August 4, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii, which makes him a natural born US citizen.
The south wasoriginally a Democratic stronghold, upon the Democratic Partyannouncing their support for the prospect of Civil Rights, a numberof Southern Democrats broke off from the national party and formedtheir own segregationist Dixiecrat Party. This schism inthe Democratic Party was mostly heal…ed after the 1948 Presidentialelection when Truman won the election despite the Dixiecratssplitting the Democratic vote. Truman made moves during hisPresidency to eliminate the threat of the Dixiecrats competingagain in 1952. Upon the passageof the Civil Rights Act, many southern Democrats again becamedisillusioned with their party after the implicit support for thelaw by Lyndon Johnson. The southern Democrats nominated GeorgeWallace in 1968 on a platform of re-instating segregation andopposing the continued implementation of the Civil Rights Act. Uponthe shooting of Wallace, the energy mostly left what was left ofthe southern Democrats rebellion. With thenomination of Ronald Reagan for the election of 1980, manysoutherner's, loyal Democrats since the days of FDR, were moved tosupport the charismatic Reagan. After the fallout of the infightingof the Democratic Party, many formerly Democratic southerners foundthe message of the Republican Party to resonate more with theircore values, as the traditional Democrat Party moved further to theleft in an effort to solidify their support among labor unions,environmentalists, and the vestiges of the Vietnam War protestmovement that now made up their base. ( Full Answer )
No.. Hiram Revels was the first black senator.. He was in office from February 23, 1870 to March 3, 1871 for the state of Mississippi. . He was a member of the Republican party.
Well we are a republican form of government controlled by the Democart party.. The Democrats have been in charge of congress for the last two years.
Barack Obama is a Democrat . By some accounts, his maternalgrandparents, who raised him, were moderate Republicans, but he hasalways identified as a member of the Democratic party since hisfirst run for office in 1996.
By most accounts, Barack Obama was always a Democrat. He first ranfor office in 1996 as a Democrat, and has never run for office as amember of any other party.
The President, Barack Hussein Obama, II, was named after his father, Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. Hussein was a traditional family name passed down to him.
President Obama is not a party. He is a member of a party. In America, there are two major (and several other minor) political parties. Mr. Obama is a member of the Democratic Party-- so, we would say he is a Democrat.
President Obama may be respectfully addressed or referred to asPresident Obama, Barack Obama, or Mr. President. I am sure thetitle by which you refer to him would depend on your personalfamiliarity with him, and the purpose of getting his attention. Most importantly, the method of address is releva…nt to the positionhe's currently occupying - that is, even a boyhood friend shouldaddress him as Mr. President, or President Obama, whenever he isacting in the capacity of the Office of the President. The proper way to address him by reference or in person by anyonenot an intimate friend is ALWAYS Mr. President, or President Obama.You can always call him President Barack Obama too. ( Full Answer )
definitely not, the two parties we have now should have expired a long time ago. their original values were mainly on the platform of slavery related topics, which isn't really an issue anymore
No, he was never Jewish (although interestingly, in a 2012 survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, 13% of respondents thought he was!). Mr. Obama was born to a mother who was a non-practicing Christian and to a father who had been a Muslim as a child but left the religion and became an atheist.… As a child, Mr. Obama was raised to be spiritual but not religious. He was introduced to Protestant Christianity by his maternal grandparents, who helped raise him. In the late 1980s, when he was dating Michelle and planning to marry her, he decided to re-commit himself to Christianity. But he has never practiced Judaism. However, it should be noted that he is related by marriage to someone Jewish-- Michelle Obama's cousin is a famous rabbi. ( Full Answer )
President Obama is a Democrat because he supports foreign, economicand domestic policy that traditionally aligns with the DemocraticParty. Barack Obama supports health care reform, increasing taxesfor the rich so they pay their fair share, energy policies tocreate alternative energy and cleaner ener…gy, and ending the wars.All of these policies align with Democratic ideals versus those ofthe Republican party. As for fair tax, Republicans would say that the top ten percent ofwage earners paid nearly 70% of the income tax, while earning just45% of the total income. The bottom 10 per cent paid only 3%, whileearning 12% of the income. Thus, they would disagree with theinterpretation stated by the Democrats. ( Full Answer )
First of all, what makes it "radical"? Second they support the right to build a building, religious or otherwise anywhere people want (as long as they own the land). This question is stupid. Where would you "allow" them to build it, four block from the site, five, ten, 25, different country?
While most of us think inspiration refers to people who do positive things, sometimes we can be deeply affected by someone who did negative things, and vow not to be like that person. President Obama, as he writes in "Dreams from my Father," was very much affected by the absence of his father, who s…eemed totally uninterested in his life and only came to visit him once. While the lack of a dad was a great disappointment, the president has written that it actually made him determined never to repeat the mistakes his own father had made; he pledged that if he ever married, he would be an active presence in the lives of his children. And even his political opponents agree that he is an excellent father, with two very well-brought-up kids. ( Full Answer )
Because he is a Democrat. It seems like a simple answer, but I think it is nonetheless and accurate one, summarizing what is a mountain of mayhem based on how differently each party approaches the same issue.
The Democratic-Republicans originally called themselves the Anti-Federalists , to emphasize their differences of opinion with the Federalist Party, particularly during the constitutional ratification process.
By the time Barack Obama entered politics, the national Republicanparty had developed a reputation for being unfriendly to minorityvoters, and opposing the causes that mattered to them; theDemocrats, on the other hand, had the reputation of caring aboutthe black community. Thus, it is not surprising…, given thoseperceptions, that Barack Obama became a member of the Democraticparty. ( Full Answer )
If you mean does he admire someone or some thing, then yes, he talks about how he admires his family and his role models and many international and political figures. He admires former Presidents and looks to their work as guidance. He admires his mentors and professors, etc. But, if you mean is …he admirable, then the answer in my opinion is yes, very admirable for what he has done as president, for his Nobel Peace Prize award, his Grammy, and for the kind of leader he is, plus so much more. ( Full Answer )
No, he did not. Usually, people do not retire until they are in their 60s, and these days, some people work into their 70s. Since Mr. Obama is not anywhere close to retirement age, it is doubtful he plans to retire any time soon.
For him to be the President of the United States he would have to have been born in the USA. Before Hawaii was a State, it was an Annex of the United States, but he was born after Hawaii became a state.
President Obama is a Democrat. However, he has selected Republicans to work in his cabinet. One Republican in Obama's cabinet is Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood.
No, his father was born in Kenya (Africa) and his mother was born in Kansas (America). As far as we know, he has no Armenian relatives.
No, quite the opposite. He is a very generous supporter of a number of charities, as is his wife Michelle. According to his 2011 tax returns, posted to his official website, "The President and First Lady also reported donating $172,130 - or about 22% of their adjusted gross income - to 39 different …charities. The largest reported gift to charity was a $117,130 contribution to the Fisher House Foundation. The President is donating the after-tax proceeds from his children's book to Fisher House, a scholarship fund for children of fallen and disabled soldiers." I enclose a link to his 2011 tax returns. ( Full Answer )
No, there is no evidence of it. He did spend part of his youth living with his grandparents, but he was never in foster care.
Yes, there are. And there are also Republicans not voting for Mitt Romney. In every election, people cross party lines because they do not like a particular candidate's views or feel more closely aligned with the policy positions of the other party's candidate. This has happened many times in modern… history, and this year, you will absolutely seem some conservative Democrats (and some moderate or liberal Republicans) voting for the other side's candidate. ( Full Answer )
Mr. Obama has spoken about doing some cooking now and then (he enjoys making chili), but he has not said much about whether he does any baking. Given that he and his family live at the White House, they have an official chef, and the meals are made for the Obama family. But back in Chicago, Mr. Obam…a has said he sometimes helped with the cooking. ( Full Answer )
There is an old expression, attributed to a famous Massachusetts political figure and former speaker of the House of Representatives named Tip O'Neill: he said "All politics is local," and what he meant was that while a national race like the presidency can certainly draw more people to the polls, t…he local races often stand on their own or reflect specific local concerns. In the 2012 election, we may say the combination of increased turnout due to the presidential race and the current perception of the Republican party by many women and minority voters as extremist and too right-wing were factors in why some states voted for Democrats for Senate or for the House. A good example is Massachusetts, where Scott Brown, the moderate Republican, was running to be re-elected to the Senate. His challenger was well-known consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren. Brown was very popular and had a large base of fans, including some conservative Democrats. But Warren successfully tied him to the national Republican "brand," reminding voters that as moderate as he might be, his national party was not, and thus, a vote for him (or any Republican) increased the power of Republicans in congress and was a vote for advancing the extremist agenda of the national Republican party. Mr. Obama did campaign for, and advocate for, Democrats running for office, and his SuperPacs helped some of them with campaign commercials, especially in states where Republican candidates had said outrageous things about rape or about other social issues (Indiana and Missouri come to mind). However, the president also recognized that (a) he is a very polarizing figure in some states, and (b) local races needed a local focus. So some of his work for Democrats was behind the scenes, but political analysts agree that it was some of the controversial statements made by national Republican candidates that motivated certain voters (both Democrats and moderate Republicans) to come out and support Democratic candidates. ( Full Answer )
According to newspaper reports from January and February 2009 (President Obama took office on January 20th), the week after he was inaugurated (the last week in January), he had already begun to meet with prominent Republicans, including inviting several of them to join his cabinet. He also attended… at least one of their caucus meetings at the end of January. ( Full Answer )
When we think of migration, we often think of moving from one country to another, and Barack Obama's father certainly did that-- his dad (Barack Senior) moved from Kenya to Hawaii to study at the University. Perhaps we could say President Obama migrated when he went to Indonesia, but that was not hi…s choice-- he was five and his mom and new step-dad went to that country to live. He stayed there for four years before returning to Hawaii. Mostly, Barack Obama spent the majority of his life in the United States-- first in Hawaii, and then he moved temporarily to several other states (California, New York, Massachusetts) to go to college; and he also moved to Illinois for work. But I am not sure the word "migrate" would apply to going from one state to another. ( Full Answer )
For many years, the Democratic party has been committed to expanding access to health care. Some presidents, most recently Bill Clinton, tried and failed to get health care reform legislation passed. Barack Obama wanted to see legislation that would help more Americans to get affordable health care:… for example, many insurance companies refused to cover people who had pre-existing conditions (in other words, if you had been sick in the past, you could not get affordable health insurance). President Obama decided that if more Americans had access to health care, it would save them money and make their lives better. (It should be noted that most Republicans disagreed with the Affordable Care Act, and also disagreed with the notion that the government should be involved in health care.) But the Affordable Care Act (sometimes called "Obama Care) still passed, and was upheld by the Supreme Court. The new law is supposed to expand access to health care to millions of Americans, including those who had been denied before. And it provides many benefits not available previously. And while it is not perfect, for many Democrats and for the president, it was a good start. I enclose the link to the new law, so you can see for yourself what it has to offer. When insurance companies no longer care, someone has to! That person has to be influential and effective. Obama Care tries to achieve this goal with utmost earnestness! ( Full Answer )
Yes, many times. He was born in Hawaii, but when he was five, he mother and new step-dad moved to Indonesia, where young Barack lived for four years, before he returned to Hawaii to live with his grandparents. During his life, before he entered politics, he also did some traveling. In college, he… went to Pakistan with friends, and after graduating, he visited his relatives on his father's side who lived in Kenya. He also traveled to a number of states in the United States for work or study. After entering politics, he traveled to a number of places as part of his official duties. For example, he and several other senators visited Ethiopia and Israel before he became president. Since becoming president, some estimates say he has visited more than 30 countries. ( Full Answer )
I think his family and friends would say he is fun to be around. He is supposed to have a good sense of humor and a wide knowledge of popular culture (pop music, sports, hit movies, etc). But as president, his job is be serious and to present a professional image. So, we would not generally see the …"fun" side of him. ( Full Answer )
If you are asking who followed him as president, nobody yet, because he is still in office until the 2016 presidential election. Mr. Obama was elected first in 2008, and he followed President George W. Bush.
If you are asking who supports him, his supporters tend to be Democrats, although he also has some independents and moderate Republicans who agree with some of his stands on issues. If you are asking who follows him on social media (like Facebook or Twitter), he has many thousands of supporters w…ho keep up with the White House postings and also subscribe to his Twitter feed; demographically, the people who follow him on social media tend to be younger, and more politically active than the general population. ( Full Answer )
Interestingly, Barack Obama has won every political contest he has ever entered, except for one. He entered politics in 1996, winning a seat in the Illinois State Senate, where he ultimately served three terms. But in 2000, he tried to run for the US congress. By most accounts, he ran a poor campaig…n, and he lost badly to incumbent Representative Bobby Rush. It was the only campaign Mr. Obama lost, and in 2004, when he ran for congress again, this time he was successful and was elected a US Senator. ( Full Answer )
As far as we can tell, based on his writings, he was always a Democrat. However, he was raised by his maternal grandparents, and they were Republicans.
Barack Obama has always been a Democrat. Some sources say his maternal grandparents, who raised him, were moderate Republicans, but since he first ran for office in 1996, Mr. Obama has been identified with the Democratic party.
Obama is a Democrat. Democrats are the opposite of Republicans.Republicans generally disagree with abortion, support capitalismand a free market economy, like limited government, want lowertaxes, and support traditional marriage. Additional Information: Democrats are also capitalists, and they a…lso support a free marketeconomy. What differentiates the two parties on this issue are thespecifics on the extent and nature that the market should becontrolled to prevent harms to the people and society. Becausethese issues are politicized by some pretty harsh media campaignsduring each election, many people are led to believe that these twoviews are diametrically opposed, but the reality is that thesignificant differences between either of the two major parties inthe United States is quite small. Saying that Democrats and Republicans are "opposites" might be anoversimplification. In the political spectrum, they're almostidentical. When compared to either Socialists or Fascists (whichrepresent two very distant and opposite ends of the politicalcontinuum), Democrats and Republicans are both very near the centerof political ideologies. In modern politics in the United States, they are the two majorparties, and often seem to be opposites because of a lack of anysubstantial third parties, but they're not. They have far more incommon than not. Further, to specifically answer the question above, a "democrat" issomeone who believes in a democratic representation of the people.A "Democrat" (note the capital D), is a member of the Democraticparty in the United States. A "republican" is a person who expresses belief that governmentsare best run when members of the larger population are chosen torepresent them on a greater scale, and entrusted to act on theirwill and represent their interests to a larger body. A "Republican"(note the capital R), is a member of the Republican party in theUnited States. Punctuation matters, in this case it matters quite a lot. Barack Obama is a republican. He is also a democrat. He is also acapitalist. He is also a Democrat. He is not a Republican. ( Full Answer )