Barack Obama Resigning...From Senate

He won't be president until January, but Barack Obama will only be a senator until Sunday.

In a statement, Obama says that's when his resignation will take effect. He was elected to the Illinois Senate seat four years ago.

Under state law, the Democratic governor of Illinois will name Obama's replacement for the remaining two years of his term.

Obama's resignation reduces the Democratic majority to a bare minimum for the post-election session that begins next week. It's a majority that depends, for now, on Independent Sen. Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut siding with Democrats.

Several Democrats want to punish Lieberman for speaking at the Republican National Convention and campaigning for John McCain.

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  • by Sarah Location: fayetteville, NC on Nov 14, 2008 at 11:30 AM
    John from Mount Olive I agree with you. I give it 2 years then everyone who voted for Obama will wish they didn't. I hope he does surprise me anddo well but I doubt it.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Nov 14, 2008 at 05:45 AM
    Well voting present as many times as he did, makes him the best senator in the history of Illinois! He accomplishments are.....well.....I think.....nothing. That is what he brings the the country lots of nothing to look forward to. The democrats are vindictive to Lieberman? Really? Economy, Obama is partly due to the problem with Wall Street. Why do you think people are pulling their money out? But isn't Barrack dreamy?
  • by John Location: Mount Olive on Nov 14, 2008 at 05:39 AM
    Obama just as well resign; he hasn't be active as a Senator in the last 2 years. That leaves his experience to least than 2 years and the country was foolish enough to elect him as president with such little experience. And when he did vote in the Senate, he was the most Liberal voter of all times. They were taken in by 2 things; His smooth talking CHANGE speechs and that he appears to be black. Wake up America and hold on; you got what you wanted and it may not be all that you had hoped for. One thing for sure; if you are a tax paying citizen of the United States, you are going to be paying more while those that are not paying any taxes will benefit more.
  • by Blog Refuter Location: NC on Nov 13, 2008 at 08:50 PM
    "Penelope", Obama is not the divider. Tell me one thing that he has said that has divided this country. Now, tell me what you all have said. Let's determine who the real dividers are. Jesus had those who liked him and those who disliked him as well. Would you count him as the Great Divider? Just something to stimulate your thought process.
  • by oh boy Location: eastern NC on Nov 13, 2008 at 08:20 PM
    I am not prejudice. This IS my world. I do think that I along with so many others that feel the way I do will be missed if we drop off the face of the earth. Who will pay the taxes so you can get your piece of pie? May I remind you that you are a statistic too. Do you really think Obama cares about you? I'm prety sure there are many votes that didn't count in this election just as there were many people told how to vote and have no idea how your Messiah stands on any issues. Just like you I have an opinion and for now, I can speak. I really wonder how much longer we'll have that freedom. You speak your negative comments, why can't we? Why are our negative comments so touchy to you? Why should we kill ourselves, who's going to work to pay for everything you want then? I wonder how much better the world would be without you. You pray, we better all pray, we'll need it.
  • by Secret Location: Pitt on Nov 13, 2008 at 06:33 PM
    All you negative people and haters of the bi-racial president with some beautiful black in him and his beautiful family just as well get somewhere and sit your prejudice selves down! This is not your world and if you don't like the new President Elect Obama, drop off the face of the earth and see if the world will miss you! All of you are just statistics and what you should be doing if you think the wrong president was chosen just as I did when Bush came in to office because my vote did not count, and look at the the economy now, pray to the Good Lord Jesus Christ and keep your negative comments to yourself because just like this is my opinion that is yours and you can do absolutely nothing about but kill yourself and this world will continue to go on without you and it just might be better!
  • by Penelope Location: NC on Nov 13, 2008 at 05:38 PM
    Obama - The Great Uniter? Or Divider? Prior to November 4th, all we heard was the Change mantra, and how Obama would unite the nation, and of course, the world. Yet, all I see is how much he has divided our country. His victory seems to have ignited (or just outted the festering) race wars, class wars and political wars. Personally, I think this man will be the worst thing this country has EVER seen, and will do more damage than we can even conceive.
  • by Sgt.Cash Location: US Army on Nov 13, 2008 at 04:33 PM
    Shouldn't Obama have to fill this out this too? This is unbelievable. Prez-elect Obama can't come clean on a single thing in regards to his background, i.e. financial, college trans, medical, BC etc... He could not even get in the US Army without this informantion, but he can become President. Don't you think the Media would put a reporter on this to get some no spin info on this guy?
  • by Buddy Location: NC on Nov 13, 2008 at 04:21 PM
    King family seeks to cash in on MLK-Obama items Thursday, November 13, 2008 4:55 PM EST The Associated Press By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer ATLANTA (AP) — Zealous guardians of his words and his likeness, the family of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is demanding a share of the proceeds from the sudden wave of T-shirts, posters and other merchandise depicting the civil rights leader alongside Barack Obama. Isaac Newton Farris Jr., King's nephew and head of the nonprofit King Center in Atlanta, said the estate is entitled to hundreds of thousands of dollars in licensing fees — maybe even millions.
  • by WOLFGANG Location: CHOCOWINITY,NC on Nov 13, 2008 at 04:03 PM
    Good Barack Obama is resigning from the Senate. How he even got to the Senate. Who knows?. His 2nd resigning I hope comes real soon as President.

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