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Obama says his is ‘most transparent administration' ever (Blatant lie)
The Hill ^ | February 14, 2013 | Jonathan Easley

Posted on 02/14/2013 3:57:42 PM PST by jazusamo

President Obama on Thursday hailed his administration for its transparency.

“This is the most transparent administration in history,” Obama said during a Google Plus “Fireside” Hangout.

“I can document that this is the case,” he continued. “Every visitor that comes into the White House is now part of the public record. Every law we pass and every rule we implement we put online for everyone to see.”

The president said this holds true even on the issue of Benghazi, a controversy which he said was “driven by campaign” year politics and one that Congressional Republicans were clinging to even though they’ve “run out of questions.”

“Benghazi is not a good example,” Obama said. “We’ve had more testimony and more paper than ever before.”

The president has also been criticized – even by some liberals – for his use of drones to target terrorist suspects abroad, some of who have been U.S. citizens. Obama said there are “a handful of issues, mostly surrounding national security,” that require some confidentiality.

However, the president pledged to be open about how drones are used, saying the public will “know the parameters” around the program.

“What I think is absolutely true is it’s not sufficient for citizens to just take my word for it that we’re doing the right thing,” Obama said.

The president added that there are different policies on how drones are used abroad, compared to how they’re used in the U.S.

“I think there’s never been a drone used on an American citizen on American soil,” Obama said. “We respect and have a whole bunch of safeguards into how we conduct counter-terrorism outside the United States…the rules are different inside the United States.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: liar; obama; transparency
Most transparent administration?

Obama...Holder...Napolitano...Need any more?

1 posted on 02/14/2013 3:57:46 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

This is Obama’s Richard Nixon moment........”I am not a crook” Now shares top spot with Obama’s claim today.


2 posted on 02/14/2013 4:12:19 PM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: blackdog

If a POTUS lies like a rug and the MSM covers for him 24/7/365 is it really a lie?


3 posted on 02/14/2013 4:14:52 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: jazusamo
The Great Reneger
4 posted on 02/14/2013 4:17:57 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: SERKIT

That is a Great video!


5 posted on 02/14/2013 4:19:39 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

“Fast and Furious” - still waiting for “Just-Us” Dept. cooperation in Congressional investigation (2 Years )
..”Benghazi Murders “- no response from State Dept. regarding Congressional committee investigation ( 5 Months,and counting)
..”Benghazi Arms Sales” - still waiting for information ( At this point , what’s the difference”)
..”Fireing 20,000 US Armed Sevices , and sending $700 million to Islamic terrorists”
etc. , etc, etc.,...


6 posted on 02/14/2013 4:22:45 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: jazusamo
President Obama on Thursday hailed his administration for its transparency.

Sounds like he just finished a bong or snorted a couple lines of coke. I guess it all depends on what your definition of "tranparency" is.

7 posted on 02/14/2013 4:23:02 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Now Playing. Obama II - The Revenge of My Father.)
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To: jazusamo
May as well forget about holding any of these crooks to the truth. The people that support this administration and their ilk are not interested in the truth about their "team".

The usual media hacks will continue with the protection racket.

Ridicule and social torment is the only thing that will work in a society that so highly values the valueless musings of other vapid shallow minds 24/7.

We should have all seen this trend when Clinton was not hounded from office for (at least) stuffing cigars in an interns hoo-hoo.

8 posted on 02/14/2013 4:25:00 PM PST by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: jazusamo
“I can document that this is the case,” he continued. “Every visitor that comes into the White House is now part of the public record. Every law we pass and every rule we implement we put on line for everyone to see.”

I think I see the problem. Obozo is using the loony left dictionary of ordinary words. Everyone else is using a regular dictionary.

It staggers the imagination that he gets away with defining government transparency as making the visitor log public. Or that the rules (he illegally promulgated) are made public on the INTERNET.

9 posted on 02/14/2013 4:26:32 PM PST by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: jazusamo
“I think there’s never been a drone used on an American citizen on American soil,” Obama said.

I think? He thinks he's so dang clever.

10 posted on 02/14/2013 4:30:24 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: jazusamo
So transparent that not even the Secretary of Defense knew where he was on the evening of 9/11/12.
11 posted on 02/14/2013 4:31:18 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: jazusamo
He opened his mouth.

He lied.

It's really as easy as mouth-breathing to him.

12 posted on 02/14/2013 4:32:19 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Here’s a few he forgot to tell us. Who was aboard the plane when the fake Air Force one buzzed New York? What are the names of the people who were in the Benghazi consulate when the attacks started and when can we speak to them.what is the name of the highest ranking official who ok’d Fast and Furious, or Susan Rice’s TV appearance?


13 posted on 02/14/2013 4:36:27 PM PST by bt-99 ("Get off my Lawn")
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To: NativeSon
An excellent post and all too true.

The value of a free press is not and has not been been exercised with liberal leaders for some years. They cover for Dems no matter how blatantly corrupt and skewer the GOP.

It would be understandable the media would report this way in a country run by a dictator...but then it looks like we may be going that way.

14 posted on 02/14/2013 4:37:22 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: Flycatcher

You’ve got that exactly right, lying comes second nature to him.


15 posted on 02/14/2013 4:40:21 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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16 posted on 02/14/2013 4:41:49 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo
“Every visitor that comes into the White House is now part of the public record”... Didn’t thet get caught using a building across Pennsylvania Ave to meet with everyone they wanted to keep out of the “public record”?
17 posted on 02/14/2013 4:47:21 PM PST by RedEyeJack
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To: jazusamo
“Every visitor that comes into the White House is now part of the public record”... Didn’t thet get caught using a building across Pennsylvania Ave to meet with everyone they wanted to keep out of the “public record”?
18 posted on 02/14/2013 4:47:34 PM PST by RedEyeJack
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To: Flycatcher

Satire?


19 posted on 02/14/2013 4:52:59 PM PST by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: RedEyeJack

I’ve read that people in the administration were meeting in (coffee shops?) or some such places to avoid the meetings with supporters being put on record.

I can’t remember who was involved.


20 posted on 02/14/2013 4:54:43 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

LOL, the guy is a sociopath.


21 posted on 02/14/2013 4:58:20 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: jazusamo

He meant that his administration’s lies are the easiest to see through ...


22 posted on 02/14/2013 5:01:36 PM PST by x
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To: jazusamo
1) (Evading legal transparency requirements is, like persecuting whistleblowers, a standard practice for the Most Transparent Administration Ever™: recently disclosed emails revealed that Jim Messina — then-former White House deputy chief of staff, now the Obama campaign manager – deliberately met with lobbyists for the pharmaceutical industry at coffee houses rather than the White House when drafting the health care bill, and used his personal rather than official email account to communicate with them, in order to evade record-preservation and transparency obligations).

2) The drama is unfolding as Congress debates whether to toughen anti-leak laws to crack down on classified information being provided to the news media. The Obama administration has responded by ordering that thousands of U.S. intelligence and law enforcement employees be questioned about media leaks when they’re polygraphed during security clearance screenings. In an unprecedented move, the administration also has criminally prosecuted numerous government employees for leaking. Whistleblower and media advocates fear that the aggressive efforts will have a chilling effect on the reporting of government wrongdoing but won’t stop classified information from being leaked when it’s politically advantageous to administrations.

3) The attack on whistleblowing, by design, seriously impedes investigative reporting; as Jane Mayer put it recently: “when our sources are prosecuted, the news-gathering process is criminalized, so it’s incumbent upon all journalists to speak up.” Worse still, allowing the Executive Branch to leak at will information that glorifies the President and his policies, while aggressively suppressing all information that does the opposite, is the classic recipe for propagandizing without limit.

source

23 posted on 02/14/2013 6:07:18 PM PST by grandpa jones (obama delenda est)
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To: grandpa jones; RedEyeJack
Thanks, the meetings in the coffee houses with Jim Messina and lobbyists for the pharmaceutical industry must be what I remembered.
24 posted on 02/14/2013 6:34:02 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

I think he is perfectly transparent. I very clearly see who he is and what his agenda is.


25 posted on 02/14/2013 7:10:00 PM PST by informavoracious (God help us.)
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To: Fzob
I think I see the problem. Obozo is using the loony left dictionary of ordinary words. Everyone else is using a regular dictionary.

That's got to be it. It's clear Barry the Boob really doesn't know the commonly accepted definition of "transparent." I guess he thinks it means "furtively darting about for the purpose of concealing or obscuring pertinent information, thereby preventing its dissemination."
26 posted on 02/14/2013 8:47:52 PM PST by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: jazusamo

Well, he told Joe Wilson that illegals would not be covered under Obamacare causing ol’ Joe to call him out during one SOTU address, when it was really Napolitano’s fault, somehow, and he assured all of us that his `Affordable Care Act’ would be debated extensively on CNN, but it was not, in fact, due to an oversight by an aide, one of his minions suggested that we must pass it in order to blah blah blah, and of course Holder `turtled-up’ on `Fast and Furious’ and Clinton, Benghazi, I believe his illegal alien relatives are still under the radar breathing American air, but that’s INS’s fault
um,
we still don’t have an explanation for why he claimed to be an Indonesian at one time during his career as a professional student, like his Marxist father who suggested in one scholarly paper that people could be taxed at 100%—sure, we don’t hear about those things, but that’s his MSM butt-buddies fault, ‘That’s not his!’—and it’s a little unclear why he was shown in print as having been born in Kenya or why his campaign committee (again, not on him) supplied a fake birth certificate, his wife is apparently now in helmet defilade after making a complete chump of herself for four years, his staff makes him trot the kids out regularly to make political hay but otherwise they are strictly off-limits at Sidwell school, protected by armed guards, eating complete, nutritious meals or on million dollar vacations with the dam, he hasn’t started his own vacation bingeing yet (except for golfing with red balls), but `the day ain’t over yet’, and we’d all like to be a fly on the wall at certain
(clearing throat)
Chicago “mens’ clubs”, although cavorting for most of his life with homosexuals is probably all perfectly innocent, Carney makes him stage fake photo ops, we haven’t had a budget for four years, that’s on Bernanke, he has done every thing he can to frustrate domestic energy production (for completely transparent reasons per the Dept. of Energy and, I suspect, blowhole algore while saying that he wants to create jobs, et cetera and so on ... Geitner in the woodpile?, his Secret Service detail, those bad boys, are completely above-board although I suppose there really is no telling how much we haven’t heard about their top-down shenanigans, but that’s not him.
(taking a deep breath)
political payoffs (see: “bailouts”, TARP) to unions and fake `green’ outfits and others—a masterful exercise in Beltway 3-card Monte, but carried out by others, to be sure, his cabinet consists of World-class Weasels—If it matters!—but make no mistake about it: That’s not on him ... so off the top of my head, I really can’t really think of any failures on his part to be anything other than perfectly honest and transparent with the American public.
It must still be Bush’s fault.


27 posted on 02/14/2013 9:03:50 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: tumblindice

Very well said and I’d bet he agrees with every word. The turkey couldn’t tell the truth if his life depended on it.


28 posted on 02/14/2013 9:19:43 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

It has never been so transparently clear that our government is so intent on destroying America and the Freedom She stands for.


29 posted on 02/15/2013 3:47:59 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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