Welcome to Obama’s Animal Farm


Animal Farm. This is from a Slate article re-doing literary classics as pulp fiction covers. Pretty cool.

Animal Farm. This is from a Slate article re-doing literary classics as pulp fiction covers. Pretty cool.

Where “change” means never having to spell out your agenda.

Very strange hopey-changey stuff going on at Obama’s www.Change.gov website. 

It used to have several pages of specific policy stuff. Not perfect–lots of broad strokes were ugly stuff could be lurking in the details–but it was something.

Not anymore! Now all the Agenda page says is:

President-Elect Obama and Vice President-Elect Biden have developed innovative approaches to challenge the status quo in Washington and to bring about the kind of change America needs.

The Obama Administration has a comprehensive and detailed agenda to carry out its policies. The principal priorities of the Obama Administration include: 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.

Of course, there’s the Google Cache. And I thought the Obamaramas were so Internet savvy and so much smarter than any politician that has ever existed before. More motivated bloggers than me are making sure they got copies of everything that was on Obama’s hope-and-changey site. Why in the world did they pull it down? 

Nothing I saw was that bad. Especially for liberals. If this is how they’re going to react to every criticism, welcome to Clinton II. 

Remember in Animal Farm, where at the beginning they painted a bunch of rules and rights for animals on the barn wall, and then slowly each rule got painted out? Does that sound familiar? Or am I smoking the green crack?

2 Responses to “Welcome to Obama’s Animal Farm”

  1. 1 NIck P November 9, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    to his defense… the pdf of the blue print is still available from the main barack obama site last time i checked it was there…
    otherwise there’s also some cool info about him, palin and mccain at http://www.spinwhip.com/obama

  2. 2 memetrics November 9, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    Just not sure why they bothered to redact it in that manner at all. What was so objectionable or unusual about their agenda? Nothing. What good does it do to take it down at this point? It just provides fodder for the chattering classes. All I’m saying.

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