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Agenda Disappears From Obama Web Site

obb.jpgA Washington Times Exclusive: Over the weekend President-elect Barack Obama scrubbed, 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.

Instead, the official agenda on 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.

16 Responses

  1. WHO EXPECTED ANY MORE FROM THIS LIAR. he changes his mind every other day. we already see where this is heading. NEBACH. say tehillim

  2. Shows good management skills. Partisan politics don’t belong an a website being used for government business. It is a bit early for an “Obama 2012” website (he already bought” which is linked to the current website). All the partisan ramlbings are still up at the campaign website, where it belongs.

  3. to #1,

    I don’t quite see why having only one website with a detailed campaign agenda instead of two warrants freaking out…

    if you really want to see it at two locations I recommend looking up the website on the internet archive (google “wayback machine”) and then you can see the all the archived copies at once. You can even open it in several windows at once and view it as many times as you want at once.

    how exciting….

  4. Not surprising. He got his first set of classified intelligence briefings on Thursday. And those were only at the top level…he still has to get the detailed briefings when he’s in Washington.

    A friend of mine was told by someone who was there that afterward BHO rubbed his head and asked for SIX aspirin.

  5. Attention Give Me a Break!!
    Give yourself a BIG break… stop sticking up for someone who can’t even stick up for himself!! He is defiantly not coming through with anything he has said thus far!

  6. If this is the kind of journalism this site will produce for the next 4 years, that’s pretty sad.

    And #8 – “defiantly not coming through with anything he has said”?? He’s not the President yet. He hasn’t even been President-elect for a week. What is the matter with you?

  7. Starting with everyone totally bonkers about an Obama presidency before the elections, continuing with the passport offices being overcrowded after the elections, and now this one sided, meaningless
    story, I am embarassed to be associated with the frum oilam that is coming off as being very ignorant–and I didn’t vote for Obama! At least as journalists, you can set a more educated tone!

  8. I agree with number 11.
    everyone calm down-yes get ur passports and please do say tehillim but relax, everyone can freak out once obama becomes president and our fears are confirmed (god forbid) until then everyone calm down-such panic is not going to make the situation any better!

  9. lakewoodbubby,

    Journalists taking a more educated tone?! You must mean the drive by media which was clearly in the tank for Obama. At least the Washington Prust admitted to it already! What about the MSNBC Obama Network having a “mission accomplished” banner strung across their set on Election Night? You call that educated??

    Must be the glasses.

  10. OK, Mark Levin, so all journalists are one sided.But my main point is that the frum world is acting in such an ignorant manner, it’s embarassing.And #12,we don’t agree. I think that even though I don’t agree with Obama’s views and I am afraid as far as Israel is concerned, I don’t think he’s a monster or Hitler! It’s ridiculous to run and get passports because Obama won.. We’ve all had politicians we didn’t agree with, win elections. We even survived Jimmy Carter who has proven to be scarier than anybody.

  11. This is no surprise, as Obama has made some pretty incredible comments during this campaign (like to TOTALLY rid our selves of foreign oil in 10 years), which he no doubt is now realizing may be difficult to keep.

    #14, I agree that the “hitler” garbage is ridiculous, even though I disagree with Obama on almost every issue.

  12. For those without the memory of history, Lenin and company forecast Saul Alinsky, Marxist and atheist- whom Obama AND Hilary Clinton admired and copied – agitating the masses, promising them “redemption” and then using the usurped power to subjugate them. Not a pretty thought, but something to ponder, especially when we see R. Emanuel named Chief of Staff (aka Party Secretary). Not so extreme a thought, considering the no-holds-barred campaign of lies and mud-slinging.

  13. lakewoodbubby,

    The good news is that the midterm elections are coming up before we know it.

    Also, in his acceptance speech he spoke about 8 years which means he wants to run again. That tells me that he may BH be more centrist for the first 4 years. If thats the case, the Republicans BETTER put up a good Conservative candidate to run against Obama instead of a RINO like McCain.

    We will see.

  14. Nothing is ever black and white. Although I voted for McCain because of Israel and because of his conservative views, I look forward to see what the Dems can do for the economy, which the Republicans made a mess of. Yes, The Dems in Congress were no help at all,but as Reagan said, it happened on Bush’s watch–and he wasn’t watching at all as the people who made big money that was supposed to “trickle down” to the rest of us, went into their deep pockets. And now WE have to rescue all of us while they float away on their golden parachutes. Let’s see now if someone else on the watch can get us out of this.

  15. If it is being used for government business (solicitation of job application for “plum book” positions), it is inappropriate if not illegal to use it for partisan purposes. Given that most of the Obama time are experienced Washington insiders (the more things change, the more they stay the same), it isn’t surprising they noticed the problem. All the partisan stuff is at this non-government site, which will probably stay active (he’s already bought the domain for 2012).

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