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Originally posted by OldCorp
K. Here we go.
You promised that your administration would be "transparent." Is that why the very first thing you did upon taking office was to seal all of your college records; your scholarly articles from the Harvard Law Review and University of Chicago for instance.
Barry, you have to realize that as the President of the United States, the citizens of this country have a right to know about who is in charge. You gave up your right to privacy when you decided to seek public office just like any other celebrity.
Continuing with the theme of transparency for a moment I'd like to ask about Obama bi - excuse me - OSAMA bin-Laden. Why all the secrecy? Why no photos proving the death of the most hated man in America?
Why no trial?
Don't you think the American people deserved to see justice done, in an American courtroom, and THEN see him executed?
"I'm going to close Guantanamo Bay." Mmmmm, no.
Ummm, I'm pretty sure we're still in Iraq; and Afghanistan.
How exactly does that fit in with your promise to have pending legislation open to view on the Internet for 5 days before you signed it into law?
You said you were going to cut spending, yet since you've taken office your administration has spent more than TWICE that of every administration from George Washington to George W. Bush spent - COMBINED.
The price of gas has doubled under your watch.
You've claimed the authority to assassinate American citizens without benefit of a trial.
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