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July 27, 2013 - 11:27 am

Two days after the National Security Agency’s PRISM program made headlines, President Obama’s Change.gov campaign website underwent a stealth makeover. The Sunlight Foundation noticed the change after June 8th. That was the last time that this Obama promise and others saw the light of day on on the president’s website.

Protect Whistleblowers: Often the best source of information about waste, fraud, and abuse in government is an existing government employee committed to public integrity and willing to speak out. Such acts of courage and patriotism, which can sometimes save lives and often save taxpayer dollars, should be encouraged rather than stifled. We need to empower federal employees as watchdogs of wrongdoing and partners in performance. Barack Obama will strengthen whistleblower laws to protect federal workers who expose waste, fraud, and abuse of authority in government. Obama will ensure that federal agencies expedite the process for reviewing whistleblower claims and whistleblowers have full access to courts and due process.

Just like that, Obama no longer promises to protect those who blow the whistle on government misdeeds.

According to Sunlight’s blog:

While the front splash page for Change.gov has linked to the main White House website for years, until recently, you could still continue on to see the materials and agenda laid out by the administration. This was a particularly helpful resource for those looking to compare Obama’s performance in office against his vision for reform, laid out in detail on Change.gov.

According to the Internet Archive, the last time that content (beyond the splash page) was available was June 8th — last month.

Now Change.gov is just a splash page.

The timing of that web scrub is interesting. The at first anonymous leak revealing the NSA’s PRISM program came on June 6, 2013.

Snowden is far from the only so-called whistleblower to come under fire from the Obama administration. The most notorious case of the administration harassing a whistleblower is probably Aurelia Fedenisn, who says the State Department even threatened her kids when she went public about her findings as an inspector general investigating eight serious cases of wrongdoing within the then Hillary Clinton-run department.

h/t Huffington Post

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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ANYONE who believes, regardless of previous promises, that Obama Inc. will protect whistle blowers is, frankly, smoking crack.
They have so many encircling scandals, ones which can land the main players in jail for life, in no way will they allow the truth to come forth - http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/07/05/the-snowden-affair-nsas-outing-what-is-obama-inc-really-afraid-of-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/

Anyone who comes forward should do so with the full knowledge that they have to protect their own backs!

Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
irony: a guy with no legitimate personal documents/credentials is outraged and using the power of the u.s. government to track down whistleblowers for exposing his ever more secretive, slimy snooping on Americans. what's next, chasing down those who exposed fast & furious? putting in prison those who testify about benghazi? the rack for all birthers? he's already reportedly got the benghazi survivors signing non disclosure agreements. we are expected to honor agreements made to protect those w/ no honor.

move over Snowden. vodka is good stuff. lotsa pretty ladies. great hunting and fishing too while writing that million $$ book. wonder does he need any help?

lesson learned: when you choose to follow a loser for a leader you can easily lose the right to choose. (once known as using common sense)
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
After five years of broken promises, Obama's promises are jokes!

Anyone dumb enough to rely on them, deserve what they get.
1 year ago
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my classmate's sister-in-law makes $70 an hour on the laptop. She has been without a job for 8 months but last month her check was $13520 just working on the laptop for a few hours. Go to this web site and read more http://www.wep6.com
52 weeks ago
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Promises change. Changes promise.
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
ANYONE who believes, regardless of previous promises, that Obama Inc. will protect whistle blowers is, frankly, smoking crack.
They have so many encircling scandals, ones which can land the main players in jail for life, in no way will they allow the truth to come forth - http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/07/05/the-snowden-affair-nsas-outing-what-is-obama-inc-really-afraid-of-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/

Anyone who comes forward should do so with the full knowledge that they have to protect their own backs!

Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
irony: a guy with no legitimate personal documents/credentials is outraged and using the power of the u.s. government to track down whistleblowers for exposing his ever more secretive, slimy snooping on Americans. what's next, chasing down those who exposed fast & furious? putting in prison those who testify about benghazi? the rack for all birthers? he's already reportedly got the benghazi survivors signing non disclosure agreements. we are expected to honor agreements made to protect those w/ no honor.

move over Snowden. vodka is good stuff. lotsa pretty ladies. great hunting and fishing too while writing that million $$ book. wonder does he need any help?

lesson learned: when you choose to follow a loser for a leader you can easily lose the right to choose. (once known as using common sense)
1 year ago
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The US has become the monsters they claim to fight.
1 year ago
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Sorry, that's silly. Russia's people are either (1) laughing their heads off that this is considered a scandla, (2) jealous, or (3) both.
1 year ago
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Sorry, File Not Found: 404

Invalid URL /content/home

http://change.gov

Reality? We can make our own reality?
1 year ago
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I get the transition project.
1 year ago
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You're surprised when Mr. "say what sounds good in the moment" does an about face ?
I
f you started right now, you couldn't count the number of Obama about faces where expedience trumps (alleged) principle.
1 year ago
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On that theme, here's a little summary our first post-racial president (gag me with a spoon) at work:

http://frontpagemag.com/2013/arnold-ahlert/how-obama-poisoned-race-relations-in-america/

1 year ago
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After five years of broken promises, Obama's promises are jokes!

Anyone dumb enough to rely on them, deserve what they get.
1 year ago
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