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Originally posted by nixie_nox
For one,I find it so funny that the only thing the antiobamamites can gripe about is transperency. He didnt' reveal what he ordered for lunch, oh no he is going back on his campaign promise!
Yet he has been far more transparent then any other president.
The fact is, with problems with N. Korea looming, the new election in Iran, the problems between Palestine and Isreal, and the economy, this is what your griping about. The least of my worries is who is visiting the white house.
Fact is, it doesnt' matter. In the information age, where you can connet with people by internet, phone, fax, or whatever, you dont' know who he is talking too, and you shouldnt'. I dont' know who calls, and I dont' know who visits.
And it works both ways, not only could people of questionable intent be visiting, it coudl be people of noble intent. It works both ways. It coudl be MIchael J. Fox on parkinsons research, you don't know. It could be my grandma, either way, you don't know.
Most likely it is to protect the identities of the people and has nothing to do with transparency.
Originally posted by mapsurfer_
I would think it would be really tough to be president with people and press constantly up your arse... Maybe it would remind him how important privacy really is to anyone. Does the public and press really need to who visits the White House? Reminds me of Fringe... remember the newpaper article about Obama moving to new White House? Living in a govt. building probably costs him a ton of personal freedoms.
Originally posted by killuminati2012
Obama blocks list of visitors to White House
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The Obama administration is fighting to block access to names of visitors to the White House, taking up the Bush administration argument that a president doesn't have to reveal who comes calling to influence policy decisions.
Despite President Barack Obama's pledge to introduce a new era of transparency to Washington, and despite two rulings by a federal judge that the records are public, the Secret Service has denied msnbc.com's request for the names of all White House visitors from Jan. 20 to the present. It also denied a narrower request by the nonpartisan watchdog group Citizens for
Originally posted by Maxmars
It has never been "OK" for our Executive, Senatorial, Congressional, or other elected leaders to have secret associations.... Ever.
Worker and Visitor Entry System (WAVES). This Secret Service database includes information submitted to the Secret Service about individuals who have a planned visit to the White House. This information includes the name of the pass holder submitting the request, the date of the request, the time and location of the planned visit and the nature of the visit or the person to be visited.