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After I commented on an article posted called, “Progressives Cave to Obama,” I received a response that made me think that it was time to take a trip to Obama’s campaign website. Here’s my comment and its immediate response. I said:

"Lot of empty rhetoric in your post"

That would be kind of like Obama's speeches where he gets up and is haranguing on and on about "Change We Can Believe In" without defining the change.

I find it interesting from a political standpoint how convenient it is to a politicians to not define the kind of change for the public who generally supports you. You don't have to be courageous or brave in your stances. You just have to say vague dogmatic things like "I'm a uniter, not a divider" and "We are not a nation of red states and blue states." And then when you are challenged you just make up the details. If an opponent goes after you, well, they misrepresented what you said. If a supporter wants to learn more, well, go to my website and/or listen to me talk about the need for "change" in the way we handle that issue.


Somebody responded:

Interesting how a completely different standard is applied

to Obama vs every other Presidential candidate we have had. NO Presidential candidate has ever gone up and given a speech that was a laundry list of specifics of what he intended to do as President. Not even your beloved Kucinich. Much of what they say is vague rhetoric designed to inspire their supporters.

People like you act as if they are completely unaware that every candidate has a very detailed issues page on their website where you can find to the letter every thing that each candidate intends to do as President. Why that is, I have no idea. Perhaps you can enlighten me.

I was aware of Obama’s issues page because I visited it numerous times during Dennis Kucinich’s campaign for president. However, I had not been there since 2007 so I ventured over to check out how Barack Obama’s webmasters were dressing his campaign up.

As the front page loaded, I saw change I could believe in. His site had been renovated and it was like no website I had ever seen in my life. I could sign up for invitation to campaign events while Barack Obama talked to me in a video next that appeared next to the sign up sheet. The site was now powered by HOPE, a renewable green energy source that Exelon Corp wishes it could get its hands on. But I could not find the “ENTER” button to go inside. Apparently, you must be willing to fuel the Barack Obama campaign if you want to see what his campaign website has to say about Barack Obama.

I clicked around the website and found my way in by clicking a hotspot, a quote that said, “I’M ASKING YOU TO BELIEVE. Not just in my ability to bring change in Washington…I’m asking you to believe in yours.” The quote made me realize Obama’s greatest gift to America with his campaign of liberal evangelist rhetoric would be the empowerment of powerless Americans nationwide. He had empowered me to find a way to get to the home page of his website.

I moved my cursor to the Issues tab and was immediately hit by the words, “BLUEPRINT FOR CHANGE.” I decided to download it later and see what he had to say on the individual issues Americans are facing in the 21st century.

For civil liberties, Barack says:

“The teenagers and college students who left their homes to march in the streets of Birmingham and Montgomery; the mothers who walked instead of taking the bus after a long day of doing somebody else's laundry and cleaning somebody else's kitchen — they didn't brave fire hoses and Billy clubs so that their grandchildren and their great-grandchildren would still wonder at the beginning of the 21st century whether their vote would be counted; whether their civil rights would be protected by their government; whether justice would be equal and opportunity would be theirs. . . . We have more work to do.” — Barack Obama, Speech at Howard University, September 28, 2007

And so Barack would propose that more people get out in the streets and brave billy clubs and fire hoses for the future generations of America? No, Barack proposes that government enforce the laws and the people believe in him to get government to do what it is supposed to do.

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