Mike Graham: Sen. Obama fails on Indian issues
"Native Americans Against Obama came about for two good reasons. The first reason covers Obama's total lack of knowledge concerning world issues as to how an American president should respond to a global issue. The second reason covers Obama not standing behind his word to meet with Native American leaders. Obama it seems also made it a point not to attend a meeting with the National Congress Of American Indians held in Reno Nevada during the primary.

Obama, during the democratic primary campaign, stated he supported Native American issues. Obama even stated he supported bringing about a national holiday that recognizes Native Americans, but to date Obama has not seen fit as a U.S. senator to add his name to the national Native American Holiday Bill, currently before the U.S. Senate.

Not only has Obama failed to support Native American Indian issues, Obama has not supported the Native Hawaiian Government Recognition Bill before the U.S. Senate during his first term in office as a U.S. Senator. Obama should be front-and-center of this issue as he proudly claims Hawaii as his home state.

Obama says he will bring about universal health care for all Americans. Obama made no commitment to Native Americans that he would increase federal funding of their health care facilities and programs to upgrade them to all other national health care standards. The political realism that Obama could bring about universal health care in a four year term is unrealistic. Obama's national health plan would leave Native Americans where they are now; at the bottom of the list for federal health care funding."

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Mike Graham: Native Americans Against Obama For Good Reasons (The American Chronicle 8/26)

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