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Democrats Introduce Bill to Seal Up Obama’s Presidential Records
Pajamas Media ^ | 05 October, 2011 | Bryan Preston

Posted on 10/06/2011 12:57:32 AM PDT by Watchdog85

According to Judicial Watch, Rep. Edolphous Towns (D-NY) has introduced the Presidential Records Act Amendments of 2011. That bill would do with Obama’s presidential records what Obama has already done to his personal and collegiate records: Seal them up.

In an obvious effort to protect President Barack Obama, a group of congressional Democrats has introduced legislation to create an official process that will allow the commander-in-chief to keep presidential records secret after he leaves office.

Ironically, Obama revoked a similar George W. Bush order in one of his first official acts as president. In 2001 Bush penned an executive order severely limiting public access to his presidential records. Shortly after swearing in, Obama killed it as part of his much-ballyhooed commitment to government transparency. At the time, the new president claimed that he was giving the American people greater access to “historic documents.”

If the Democrats’ proposed measure (Presidential Records Act Amendments of 2011) becomes law, former presidents will be allowed to assert a new “constitutionally based privilege” against disclosing records of their liking. Here is how it would work; the Archivist of the United States would be required to notify the former president, as well as the incumbent, of intentions to make records public. Anything that either the former or current president claims should be kept private won’t be released.

The veteran Brooklyn congressman (Edolphus Towns) who recently introduced the law in the U.S. House has yet to explain why it’s necessary.

This looks like a sign of surrender to me. Why seal up Obama’s records now, if you think he’s strong to get re-elected next year?

And, how many Solyndras and executive directives to punish various enemies may be lurking in those records?


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: edolphustowns; executiveorders; obama; obamarecords; presidentialrecords; records; secrecy; towns
Nothing to see here. Pay no attention to the slime covering his tracks.
1 posted on 10/06/2011 12:57:37 AM PDT by Watchdog85
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To: Watchdog85

There is no constitutional basis.


2 posted on 10/06/2011 1:02:56 AM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: Nachum

ping


3 posted on 10/06/2011 1:05:47 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Watchdog85

Since the Republicans control the House, this bill will go nowhere!


4 posted on 10/06/2011 1:06:33 AM PDT by trumandogz
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To: trumandogz

Since the Republicans control the House, this bill will go nowhere!
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It had better not!


5 posted on 10/06/2011 1:11:46 AM PDT by Irenic
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To: Watchdog85

The little criminal thug string bean has a lot he needs to cover up no doubt.


6 posted on 10/06/2011 1:15:50 AM PDT by Bullish (Recovery won't begin until Obama loses HIS job.)
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To: Bullish

Oh yes, they call him the sneak....


7 posted on 10/06/2011 1:32:03 AM PDT by Bowtie52
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To: Bowtie52
While the good guys are thinking, the DemocRats are scheming!
8 posted on 10/06/2011 1:38:09 AM PDT by Does so ("Drill-Baby-Drill" is NOT a new Government entitlement for "Free Dentistry".)
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To: Does so

Sure. Beelzebama is giving his “I have a scheme” speech on a daily basis..


9 posted on 10/06/2011 1:54:49 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: trumandogz
Since the Republicans control the House, this bill will go nowhere!

You may be right....or maybe not. "Compromise" and "Partisanship" have screwed us before. Constant vigilance over the vermin, both D & R, that infest Congress is essential.

10 posted on 10/06/2011 2:04:58 AM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: trumandogz
this bill will go nowhere!

It better be "Reid-ified". That is, DOA, just like house republican bills sent to the senate.

11 posted on 10/06/2011 2:07:50 AM PDT by C210N
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To: Watchdog85

They should have done this before 2010. Too late now.


12 posted on 10/06/2011 2:17:05 AM PDT by HarleyD
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To: Watchdog85

What? You mean he may be from Kenya after all, or a Soviet plant?


13 posted on 10/06/2011 2:18:53 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: Watchdog85; Liz
Anything that either the former or current president claims should be kept private won’t be released.

Public records become his private life. Bubba *Squirt is jealous.

14 posted on 10/06/2011 2:20:06 AM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: trumandogz

the GOP is complicit in this coup by an incompetent affirmative action identity-questioned marxist

Otherwise barry sutoro would not be sitting on the crapper at 1600 Pensnylvania Avenue


15 posted on 10/06/2011 2:37:28 AM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: broken_arrow1

Soviet plant?

My little conspiracy theory: Read this and see what you think.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2344042/posts


16 posted on 10/06/2011 2:38:43 AM PDT by Watchdog85
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To: Roccus; trumandogz

“Partisanship” S/B “Bi-Partisanship”

(It took a second cup to spot that. lol)


17 posted on 10/06/2011 2:58:25 AM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: Watchdog85
Soviet plant?

I have seen that information before, and I was not being sarcastic. This guy is a Communist menace - the perfect ‘Manchurian Candidate’.

His father was a known Communist. I think there is a lot that has been swept away from the eyes of the American public on this Treasonous Traitor named Obama. Most would be aghast if they knew half of the truth in who and what they voted for in 2008.

18 posted on 10/06/2011 3:02:50 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: Watchdog85

It wasn’t Bush’s records that Bush was protecting but Clinton’s. This was part of Bush’s “it’s nice to be nice” campaign, because many people wanted an examination of things Clinton had done in the WH but Bush didn’t want people to focus on Clinton anymore and possibly accuse him (Bush) of vindictiveness.


19 posted on 10/06/2011 3:06:10 AM PDT by livius
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To: broken_arrow1

The majority of his 2008 voters know EXACTLY what they voted for - a wanna-be street thug gangsta rapper. Meanwhile, The Wookie continues collecting reparations.


20 posted on 10/06/2011 3:13:00 AM PDT by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger......)
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To: Watchdog85

This is going nowhere. He may be able to seal his education records, BC, early legal cases...but his time as President (shudder) belongs to the people of the United States. They are a matter of public record, abysmal as it may be. I can see why the Left would want to bury them but no way, warts and all, they are the PUBLIC’s records.


21 posted on 10/06/2011 3:14:22 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Watchdog85

The dictator that won’t be re-elected, kinda doesn’t make sense, dictators DON”T get re-elected.

They are in like an Alabama tick.


22 posted on 10/06/2011 3:17:42 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Sarah Palin and John Bolton--- 2012)
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To: Watchdog85

Seal them up from the air getting into the papers.

23 posted on 10/06/2011 3:24:38 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Obama is a Communist, a Muslim, and an illegal alien)
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To: silverleaf

Otherwise barry sutoro would not be sitting on the crapper at 1600 Pensnylvania Avenue

Well he doesn’t sit there very often now.

He has one on Air Force One and his new bus , and he uses them all over the country as he goes campaigning on our dime, a special one at Andrews where he plays golf, and of course at all of his various and sundry vacation havens, including Camp David.

The most traveled President in history, he doesn’t stay in the White House long enough to take a dump.If the Wookie is there I can’t say as I blame him.


24 posted on 10/06/2011 4:34:51 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Watchdog85

If they seal-up nobama’s records with him in a Leavenworth cell, I’d have no complaint.


25 posted on 10/06/2011 4:41:31 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Watchdog85

This would, no doubt, include any and all references to Fast and Furious, as well as Solyndra and all the other “stimulus” giveaways with their corresponding “contributions” to Dems and Idi Obama.


26 posted on 10/06/2011 4:41:37 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Obama - Wear The Fail!)
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To: trumandogz
Since the Republicans control the House, this bill will go nowhere!

But what about the new "Pelosi Policy" of having to "pass the bill first to see what's in it?"

27 posted on 10/06/2011 5:08:30 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: N. Theknow
Yep, have to keep that hidden until the statute of limitations runs for all the crimes obama committed there.
28 posted on 10/07/2011 4:23:30 AM PDT by tdscpa
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