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Agenda Airbrushed From Obama’s Website

A Washington Times “exclusive” of something we posted yesterday:

EXCLUSIVE: Agenda disappears from Obama Web site

Stephen Dinan

Over the weekend President-elect Barack Obama scrubbed Change.gov, his transition Web site, deleting most of what had been a massive agenda copied directly from his campaign Web site.

Gone are the promises on how an Obama administration would handle 25 different agenda items – everything from Iraq and immigration to taxes and urban policy – all items laid out on his campaign Web site, www.BarackObama.com.

Instead, the official agenda on Change.gov has been boiled down to one vague paragraph proclaiming a plan “to revive the economy, to fix our health care, education, and social security systems, to define a clear path to energy independence, to end the war in Iraq responsibly and finish our mission in Afghanistan, and to work with our allies to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon, among many other domestic and foreign policy objectives.”

“We are currently retooling the Web site,” said Obama spokesman Nick Shapiro.

The site went active on Wednesday and was available to the public Thursday. The agenda items, which were active for at least part of the weekend, appear to have been deleted by late Saturday.

The site still contains pages about how to apply for jobs in the Obama administration, biographies of top transition team members and a call for Americans to serve in volunteer jobs and for students to do 50 hours of community service. The site also has press releases and a transition blog.

The 25 agenda items are still available on Mr. Obama’s campaign site.

Indeed, not only did we first report the airbrushing, we may very well have caused it.

Oh well, what does this say about Mr. Obama’s promises about a more open and honest government?

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, November 10th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

12 Responses to “Agenda Airbrushed From Obama’s Website”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    Out of sight out of mind. Don’t worry kiddies, They will be back. OH, you won’t see them in the light of freedom but they’ll be back. Right around the midnight hour when we are asleep and Congress passes themselves a pay raise. I call this the time of La Cocaracha!!
    How nice of Harry to show us his “COFFIN” pose!!

  2. BatK says:

    The site still contains pages about how to apply for jobs in the Obama administration, biographies of top transition team members and a call for Americans to serve in volunteer jobs and for students to do 50 hours of community service

    Pray tell, how does one apply for jobs in the Obama administration? I can’t seem to find a job anywhere else right now.

  3. GL0120 says:

    Why in the world are Obama canvassers expecting to be paid?
    Didn’t they understand that they were working for a cause?
    The original apostles didn’t ask to be paid.

  4. proreason says:

    It was not the agenda he thought he knew.

  5. wardmama4 says:

    SG – I guess this means that you are going to have to set up a section – This Weeks Socialist Legislation – so that we can be on top of all the ways this election cycles crapweasels will attempt to socialize even more of America. . .Between you and Rush – not to mention all the second & third tier both on Talk Radio and the Internet – the next 2 months are going to be rough on B. Hussein Obama & the 110th Do Less Than Nothing Congress. Keep up the good work. An Informed America will hopefully keep America going into the future.

  6. loneconservative says:

    I went to the campaign website and downloaded the manifesto or “Blueprint For Change” while it was still available and emailed it to everyone I know before it disappears too. It wasn’t exactly the same as the Change.Gov but close enough. On November 4, war was declared on our Constitution and Bill of Rights. It is important to know the enemy’s plans and if they are willing to give it to us ahead of time- why not?

  7. JohnMG says:

    Why is it that every time I see a picture of Harry Reid he looks as though he’s suffering from a flare-up of his hemorrhoids? I’ve always considered him to be a perfect a**hole.

  8. Professor_Repulso says:

    The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men. Samuel Adams 1771


  9. sheehanjihad says:

    Professor…that should be OUR manifesto. It’s so true, and we should all follow it.

  10. Professor_Repulso says:

    SJ, my friend, I can faithfully say that your presence on this forum gave me the necessary rejuvenation to return to post again. The appalling nature of the present situation had taken a heavy toll. You much remind me of my old pal Gernansky from the OU football board – don’t laugh, it gets really nasty there – he’s an old gyrene who won’t take any guff. Keep your guns blazing and take no prisoners!

  11. sheehanjihad says:

    I does my best! Thank you my friend…and Semper Fi

  12. imnewatthis says:

    “It was not the agenda he thought he knew” – hysterical!

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