It’s not surprising that the Obama administration will disagree with every aspect of this story. They base reality on their rhetoric instead of, well, reality:

A minute after he took office, the White House website declared his administration would become “the most open and transparent in history.” By the end of his first full day on the job, Obama had issued high-profile orders pledging “a new era” and “an unprecedented level of openness” across the massive federal government.

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.”

David Sobel, senior counsel at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said that “despite the positive rhetoric that has come from the White House and the attorney general, that guidance has not been translated into real world results in actual cases. … Basically, the reviews are terrible.”

It’s almost as if Sheriff Joe Biden knew the above story was going to be published, because the Veep’s schedule today chimed in right on cue:

“At 1:00 PM, the Vice President will attend a meeting of the Government Accountability and Transparency Board in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. At 2:30 PM, the Vice President will meet with representatives of the National Sheriffs’ Association in the Roosevelt Room. These meetings are closed press.

This calls for the administration to be be given yet another transparency award… behind closed doors.


11 Responses to “‘Most Transparent Administration in History’ is Possibly the Least Transparent in History”

  1. SignPainterGuy on March 5th, 2012 3:00 pm

    At least John F`n Kerry was snort worthy when he said (in effect), "Look at my service in Vietnam, but don`t LOOK at it !"

    The current admin. is so "1984", so Soviet Union, so "Nothing to see here" ! You`ve seen pictures of the rug in the Oval Office; how DOES that thing lay so flat with everything that`s been swept under it ?! I cannot take a single word they say on face value !

  2. Joe Redfield on March 5th, 2012 3:11 pm

    The statement about being the most transparent administration in history is true, but only because the Obamanistas believe history did not begin until El Presidente took office; everything before that is 'pre-history'.

  3. SignPainterGuy on March 5th, 2012 3:13 pm

    Excellent point and SO True ! It could also be said that, at this point, we`ve learned to see right through them !

  4. will on March 5th, 2012 3:38 pm

    I have been around a long time and have learned that the left campaigns on what they think you want to hear and govern the dictatorial way they want. You can call them a liar and they will laugh and call you a fool for believing or trying to hold them to anything they have said. The right should have long ago developed a media outlet that is truly balanced (Fox News falls far short and now under attack by the Admin will cave even more.) Talk radio while entertaining is too biased to appeal to general under educated casual voters called independents, I fear it maybe too late now.

  5. ChapBix on March 5th, 2012 5:04 pm

    In the world of the regressives, libtards and evil:

    "That which is up is actually down;
    That which is left is actually right;
    That which is inside is actually outside."

  6. Dexter_Alarius on March 5th, 2012 5:48 pm

    I've said before that the statement is true because their *objective* is transparent: the total destruction of the American economy, and the institution of Marxism/Socialism.

  7. Dexter_Alarius on March 5th, 2012 6:23 pm

    Is there a problem with this site, or was my comment here a little while ago that offensive?

  8. SignPainterGuy on March 5th, 2012 9:01 pm

    Sometimes at random and for unknown reasons, some comments will be sent to moderation. Doug is usually very good about springing them free. Be patient or post a reminder if it takes a while !

    If the little busy wheel spins interminably, click refresh; the comment will usually post. Be careful NOT to click previous page, or your comment will become cyber lost. I speak from experience ! Instead, immediately after submitting, scroll up and click home. That usually works.

  9. Marshall_Will on March 5th, 2012 9:04 pm


    When you really think/thought about it ( this was a total red herring from the very start! ) Ahem, even the marginally informed were acutely aware there was a Housing Bubble, it busted and there was going to be HELL to pay!

    Ben Bernanke was furiously printing funny money to stem the bleeding and we were baling out everyone from banks to insurance co's to auto mfrs. Kind of like the Keystone Cops claiming they were being 'overt' in an effort to place someone under arrest.

    It bought them TIME. Precious time to perpetrate Dealergate and dozens of other black ops under cover of darkness. Now they're regretting having said that bs and probably find it as annoying as we do.

  10. Granny55 on March 5th, 2012 9:33 pm

    I know all the loyal posters here have probably read Andrew Brietbart's first article on the vetting of Ozero. It was excellent. Can't wait for more – along with our saviours Doug and MM and their excellent posts in an effort to save our great nation.

  11. SignPainterGuy on March 6th, 2012 3:49 pm

    I`ll surely pull more hair out in the mean time, but the next nearly 8 months are gonna be very interesting ! Breitbart`s crew are off to an excellent and daring start !

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