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Reposting Obama’s ‘Disappeared’ Agenda

As we have previously reported, Mr. Obama chose to expunge his program priorities from his Change.Gov site, once we began to discuss them.

So we thought it would be a public service to replicate them from an earlier source:


Turn Our Country Around

A new day is dawning. Our country is at a turning point. This is a time of great possibility. Across the land, people are coming together to reshape our nation’s priorities to make government “of, by and for the people” a reality.

From the Midwest to the South, from coast to coast, in big cities and rural communities voters have turned out in record numbers for change.

There is a crisis in every critical area of national life. Profits at the top are record high, but families can’t make ends meet. Trillions are squandered in Iraq, but 45 million are without health care. Billions are spent on tax breaks to the super rich, but working families are losing their homes and young people can’t afford higher education.

Working people want bold new policies to end war restore democratic traditions and create green living wage jobs, affordable housing, healthcare and quality education for everyone.

Voters are demanding a new kind of politics to rebuild our country for the common good. A democratic spirit of unity and hope is inspiring millions to get involved.

During the Great Depression of the 1930’s, unemployed workers and their allies marched and organized until public works jobs, Social Security and New Deal programs were won. In the 1960’s the great civil rights movement won the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act.

EMERGENCY PROGRAM TO REPAIR, RENEW AND REBUILD

We offer these proposals as a contribution toward the bold policy changes necessary to meet the immediate needs of working people, eliminate poverty and move our country forward with a new President and Congress. Funding to come from monies now being spent on the Iraq war, military budget and tax breaks to the super rich.

1. Immediate Relief

A moratorium on foreclosures and evictions. Reset mortgages so payments are affordable. No bail outs for banks.

Extend unemployment compensation, increase payments and eligibility. Increase food stamps, WIC, children’s health insurance, and low income energy assistance.

Assist deficit-ridden state and local governments so they can preserve services and jobs. Fund “ready-to-go” infrastructure projects.

2. A Peacetime, Green Jobs Economy for All

Enact massive public works job creation to make existing buildings energy efficient, construct new schools, hospitals, affordable housing, mass transit and bridges. Priority to areas hurt by loss of manufacturing, loss of family farms and highest unemployment areas including the Katrina-devastated Gulf Coast.

Major clean, affordable energy development project for solar, wind and biomass electricity generation. Immediate program to cut greenhouse gas emissions and for environmental cleanup. Restore Federal energy regulation and encourage public ownership of utilities.

Enact the Employee Free Choice Act to enable workers to form unions without intimidation and win higher wages and benefits, dignity and respect.

Enact HR 676 the US National Health Insurance Act to provide universal health insurance with single-payer financing. Fully fund public education from pre-school through higher education and technical training. No privatization of Social Security or Medicare. Expand and improve benefits.

3. Restore Civil Rights, the Bill of Rights and Separation of Powers

Restore Civil Rights Act enforcement, affirmative action in employment, education, and housing. End the “school to prison” pipeline. Outlaw hate crimes. Preserve Roe v. Wade.

Pass immigration reform with legalization, a path to citizenship, due process, no militarization of the borders, and no exploitative guest worker programs. No human being is illegal.

Repeal Patriot Act. Restore Habeas Corpus rights. No more torture. Investigate and prosecute Bush administration violations of the Constitution.

Expand voting rights. Enact publicly financed elections, same day registration, voting rights for ex-felons, verifiable voting equipment, and instant runoff voting. Restore Fairness Doctrine in media.

4. Strength through Peace

Withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq with no bases or U.S. corporations left behind. Full care for returning veterans. No war on Iran or expansion of troops in Afghanistan. Assistance to Iraqi people to rebuild their country.

Adopt a new foreign policy of diplomacy and respect for all nations, instead of preemptive war for corporate interests. Renew commitment to UN peace role.

End trade policies that enrich corporations while destroying jobs. Ratify Kyoto Treaty and other climate change agreements.

Enforce nuclear non-proliferation, work to abolish nuclear weapons. Cut Pentagon spending in half, close down US bases around the world.

Oops.

Sorry. This is actually not from Mr. Obama’s campaign site.

  

(Click on images to enlarge)

It is from the ‘Election 2008′ brochure from the Communist Party Of The United States (a pdf file), which we have posted previously here.

But it’s an honest mistake, is it not?

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, November 12th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

28 Responses to “Reposting Obama’s ‘Disappeared’ Agenda”

  1. VMAN says:

    Coulda fooled me

  2. DEZ says:

    skeptictoo, From the number of neurons firing in your brain, I am impressed you were able to even type a message.

  3. 1sttofight says:

    Au Contraire skeptictoo, This stuff is read by many.

  4. JohnMG says:

    skeptictoo; aka (s**t-for-brains)

    What DEZ said.

  5. sheehanjihad says:

    DEZ….there appears to be a strong need for Zoloft, or Paxil, but there is an extreme need for some intervention therapy. Or, there are way too many psychotropics in his system now. Such issues! And on a site where he doesnt belong too! Bet he’s gonna threaten to hold his breath now if we dont praise the chosen one. Skeptictool is suffering from Compulsory Obama Disorder.

  6. JohnMG says:

    Intervention? You thinkin’ a ‘taterstickin’ sj?

  7. sheehanjihad says:

    That was my thought from the beginning John…..

  8. Icarus says:

    End of Days!

    …and the “one” has yet to take office.

    I know I mentioend it before… never-the-less; the film “into the mouth of madness” hasn’t go a thing on the scary reality going on out there!!!!

    Catacombs-renaissance?????

  9. Steve says:

    “This stuff is read by many.”

    It’s kind of amazing, actually…

    Alexa – Top Sites: News and Media
    http://www.alexa.com/browse?&CategoryID=29409

  10. DEZ says:

    A tatering stick to a braindead moonbat?
    I will have to ponder that.

  11. sheehanjihad says:

    We made the “Top Ten”! Way to go SG~! There is no mistaking S&L’s placement.

  12. DW says:

    Interesting that Greece and Germany are numbers 2 and 3 respectively on the readers’ list. Germany I can understand because of the military bases there, but Greece? I don’t recall anyone ever postng here that they were in Greece.
    I wonder what that’s all about…

  13. 1sttofight says:

    A little trivia question,

    What name did SG used to post under?

  14. JohnMG says:

    Way to go, Steve.

    The site is well read either for the sagacity of the content or for the curiosity of so many conservative thinkers congregating in one spot. Whichever, that means that some of our stuff has been read ’round the globe. Cool!!

  15. DW says:

    A little trivia question,

    What name did SG used to post under?

    DB – I thought it was great. My posts generally slid in under the radar because everyone thought they were coming from Steve.

  16. Steve says:

    “I wonder what that’s all about…”

    Well, to be honest all of Alexa’s statistics seem to be a bit flakey.

    In fact, a couple of days ago S&L was third on that list.

    So who knows what is going on.

  17. 1sttofight says:

    We have a winner!!!
    As the first placer winner, handsome DW is eligible to wed my niece, now that I know where he lives I will put her on the bus first thing tomorrow.
    Congratulations DW.

  18. JohnMG says:

    If Obama’s agenda includes free college tuition, extended unemployment benefits, extended food stamps, a moratorium on foreclosure, free healthcare, free housing, flexible mortgage payments, and expanded employment opportunities, why do we need the last item on the list?

  19. DW says:

    In fact, a couple of days ago S&L was third on that list.

    So who knows what is going on.

    Steve, I sincerely hope you have a fall-back position in case all this paranoid nonsense about the “fairness doctrine” turns out to be not so much paranoid nonsense after all.
    I’ll always have room here for you and whomever.

    As the first placer winner, handsome DW is eligible to wed my niece, now that I know where he lives I will put her on the bus first thing tomorrow.
    Congratulations DW.

    Dammit, First! The last time it was your cousin – I remember the photo of a four-hundred pound woman with a half-gallon wine bottle stuck in her navel…
    Where are the archtypical southern belles???
    C’mon man -the honor of the south is at stake here!

  20. 1sttofight says:

    I remember the photo of a four-hundred pound woman with a half-gallon wine bottle stuck in her navel…

    Uh, That was not her navel…

  21. DEZ says:

    Sorry DW, Obama threw all the Daisy Duke’s under a buss.
    He is bringing in tanks for the fat ones at the end of January.

  22. Professor_Repulso says:

    JohnMG – a random thought on Obama’s civilian security force:

    “To ensure that his own army was in fear of him, Duvalier raised a secret police force, the Ton Ton Macoute – voodoo bogeymen who swore allegiance to him as the supreme witch doctor. The 10,000 members of the Ton Ton were given the task of killing hundreds of army officers who were threatening rebellion against the bloodthirsty tyrant. In return they were given free rein to terrorise the countryside, looting and stealing from the starving peasants, carrying out murders which were always staged to bear the hallmarks of terrifying religious ritual.”

    From The World’s Most Infamous Crimes and Criminals

    The looting and stealing part, anyway.

  23. Sharps Rifle says:

    1st: NOT an image I needed…*shudder*

  24. DW says:

    Oh yuuuuuck!

    Hey, try and remember that this is an internationally read an renowned site, eh.

    (shudders)

  25. Liberals Demise says:

    Hey 1st…take the muzzle off the 400 pounder and refill that bottle, man! I know a Clinton who needs a date and it ain’t too picky!!!

  26. Professor_Repulso says:

    “Anyone would think we had just elected a hip, skinny and youthful replacement for God, with a plan to modernise Heaven and Hell – or that at the very least John Lennon had come back from the dead.
    “The swooning frenzy over the choice of Barack Obama as President of the United State must be one of the most absurd waves of self-deception and swirling fantasy ever to sweep through an advanced civilisation. At least Mandela-worship – its nearest equivalent – is focused on a man who actually did something.
    “I really don’t see how the Obama devotees can ever in future mock the Moonies, the Scientologists or people who claim to have been abducted in flying saucers. This is a cult like the one which grew up around Princess Diana, bereft of reason and hostile to facts.
    “It already has all the signs of such a thing. The newspapers which recorded Obama’s victory have become valuable relics. You may buy Obama picture books and Obama calendars and if there isn’t yet a children’s picture version of his story, there soon will be.
    “Proper books, recording his sordid associates, his cowardly voting record, his astonishingly militant commitment to unrestricted abortion and his blundering trip to Africa are little-read and hard to find.
    “If you can believe that this undistinguished and conventionally Left-wing machine politician is a sort of secular savior, then you can believe anything. He plainly doesn’t believe it himself. His cliche-stuffed, PC clunker of an acceptance speech suffered badly from nerves. It was what you would expect from someone who knew he’d promised too much and that from now on the easy bit was over.
    “He needn’t worry too much. From now on, the rough boys and girls of America’s Democratic Party apparatus, many recycled from Bill Clinton’s stained and crumpled entourage will crowd round him, to collect the rich spoils of his victory and also tell him what to do, which is what he is used to.
    “Just look at his sermon by the shores of Lake Michigan. He really did talk about a ‘new dawn’, and a ‘timeless creed’ (which was ‘yes, we can’). He proclaimed that ‘change has come’. He revealed that, despite having edited the Harvard Law Review, he doesn’t know what ‘enormity’ means. He reached depths of oratorical drivel never even plumbed by our own Mr. Blair, burbling about putting our hands on the arc of history (or was it the ark of history?) and bending it once more toward the hope of a better day (Don’t try this at home).
    “I am not making this up. No wonder that awful old hack Jesse Jackson sobbed as he watched. How he must wish he, too, could get away with this sort of stuff.”

    From The night we waved goodbye to America… our last best hope on Earth by Peter Hitchens writing for the Daily Mail

  27. Professor_Repulso says:

    “And it was interesting how the President-elect failed to lift his admiring audience by repeated – but rather hesitant – invocation of the brainless slogan he was forced by his minders to adopt against his will – ‘Yes, we can.’ They were supposed to thunder ‘Yes, we can!’ back at him, but they just wouldn’t join in. No wonder. Yes we can what exactly? Go home and keep a close eye on the tax rate, is my advice. He’d have been better off bursting into ‘I’d like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony’ which contains roughly the same message and might have attracted some valuable commercial sponsorship.
    “Perhaps, being a Chicago crowd, they knew some of the things that 52.5 per cent of America prefers not to know. They know Obama is the obedient servant of one of the most squalid and unshakeable political machines in America. They know that one of his alarmingly close associates, a state-subsidised slum landlord called Tony Rezko, has been convicted on fraud and corruption charges.
    “They also know the US is just as segregated as it was before Martin Luther King – in schools, streets, neighbourhoods, holidays, even in its TV-watching habits and its choice of fast-food joint. The difference is that it is now done by unspoken agreement rather than by law.
    “If Mr. Obama’s election had threatened any of that, his feel-good white supporters would have scuttled off and voted for John McCain, or practically anyone. But it doesn’t. Mr. Obama, thanks mainly to the now-departed grandmother he alternately praised as a saint and denounced as a racial bigot, has the huge advantages of an expensive private education. He did not have to grow up in the badlands of useless schools, shattered families and gangs which are the lot of so many young black men of his generation.
    “If the nonsensical claims made for this election were true, then every positive discrimination programme aimed at helping black people into jobs they otherwise wouldn’t get should be abandoned forthwith. Nothing of the kind will happen. On the contrary, there will probably be more of them.
    “And if those who voted for Obama were all proving their anti-racist nobility, that presumably means that those many millions who didn’t vote for him were proving themselves to be hopeless bigots. This is obviously untrue.”

    The continuation of the above article.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1084111/PETER-HITCHENS-The-night-waved-goodbye-America-best-hope-Earth.html

  28. Wallaby says:

    SG –
    Check out the presidential oath of office that is provided at the website of the new extra-constitutional “Office of the President-Elect”:

    http://change.gov/learn/inauguration/

    The bare oath, mandated by the Constitution, is quoted. Perhaps tellingly, the traditional coda:

    …so help me God.

    is omitted.


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