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Originally posted by RealSpoke
Alright ring wingers, if you don't flag this thread you are doing yourself a disservice. This is bigger than left-right wing politics......
Probing Obama’s secrecy games
Mr. Obama campaigned for the presidency in 2008 by denouncing his predecessor’s secret prisons and brutal interrogations, which were public knowledge only because of leaks of classified information to the news media. He began his term by pledging the most transparent administration in history.
In office, however, he has outdone all previous presidents in mounting criminal prosecutions over such leaks, overseeing six such cases to date, compared with three under all previous administrations combined.
Obama reneges on secrecy pledge
There were no cameras around to record whether President Obama was winking when, on his first full day in office, he signed an executive order and two presidential memorandums declaring that “every agency and department should know that this administration stands on the side not of those who seek to withhold information, but those who seek to make it known.”
But surely he must have been. No White House in my lifetime — not even that of the infamously secretive Richard Nixon — has been more of an attack dog when it comes to preserving governmental secrecy.
President Obama's muddy transparency record
But three years into his presidency, critics say Obama’s administration has failed to deliver the refreshing blast of transparency that the president promised.
“Obama is the sixth administration that’s been in office since I’ve been doing Freedom of Information Act work. … It’s kind of shocking to me to say this, but of the six, this administration is the worst on FOIA issues. The worst. There’s just no question about it,” said Katherine Meyer, a Washington lawyer who’s been filing FOIA cases since 1978. “This administration is raising one barrier after another. … It’s gotten to the point where I’m stunned — I’m really stunned.”
Originally posted by GogoVicMorrow
reply to post by FlyersFan
..No Paul Ryan is not doing a good thing. He is doing a bad thing, but they want him to stop doing it so openly. They want the sneak attack to remain sneaky you see.
Originally posted by IndieA
reply to post by RealSpoke
The Federal Reserve Bank steals the most money from the people, yet they stay under the radar.
Mean while people fight over which type for tyranny we should have, right or left.
I'm going to be sick.
Originally posted by filosophia
The hedge fund guy just wants paul ryan to be creepier like all the other slug politicians, but still not a reason to vote for him. Ryan is running for VP need I remind you, not president, so paul ryan's opinion doesn't even matter. The establishment desperately wants people to fall in love with Wrong Paul, it's not going to happen. Quit while you are ahead, with your stolen elections and bought off media outlets, you may win the presidency, but never the hearts and minds, because people who blindly support the republicans have neithet heart (principles) nor mind (thinking skills) to win over in the first place.