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Obama Administration Eclipsing Bush Administration in Secrecy?
Flopping Aces ^
Posted on 03/17/2010 7:54:17 AM PDT by Starman417
The shadow of the head of U.S. President Barack Obama falls upon a copy of the U.S. Constitution as he makes a speech on America's national security at the National Archives in Washington, May 21, 2009. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
"This is the most secretive administration I have ever covered." - Helen Thomas, 2006
And in post-Bush Obama nation? How is that sunlight before signing and transparency-thingie going?
While there have been successes, there also have been some outrageous abuses of the public's right to know, perhaps most notably in the Department of Justice's refusal to disclose documents concerning the handling of the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case.
Read more at floppingaces.net...
KEYWORDS: bush; obama; panther; secrecy
Since when was W anything but transparent?
posted on 03/17/2010 7:57:01 AM PDT
(The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
posted on 03/17/2010 8:04:23 AM PDT
("Congress is America's only native criminal class."- Mark Twain)
Obama may be a secretive, anti-American national socialist, but at least he's "the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy".
[- Joe Biden]
posted on 03/17/2010 8:11:20 AM PDT
(Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
“Then yesterday, the Associated Press published the results of its in-depth study of how federal agencies have responded to Obama’s directive instructing them to comply with the FOIA more aggressively than was done under President George W. Bush. Unfortunately, according to the AP analysis, agencies have instead responded by being even more restrictive, using the law’s vague “deliberative process” exemption at least 70,779 times in nine months in 2009, compared to 47,395 times during Bush’s last full year in office. Eisen countered that there were “problems” with AP’s counting, which the news service denied. But one thing is crystal clear this week: Much more sunshine is needed in government at all levels.”
posted on 03/17/2010 8:38:15 AM PDT
by WOBBLY BOB
(ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
Bush was at war with certain islamic groups and needed secrecy to protect America, Hussein is at war with the idea and reality of America, so he needs even more security to destroy it.
posted on 03/17/2010 9:05:59 AM PDT
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