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(The Hill)   Obama absolutely the most transparent president ever, White House spokesman joshed in earnest   (thehill.com) divider line 252
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2014-07-13 01:50:07 PM
Well, he is the most transparently criminal....
 
2014-07-13 01:54:42 PM

LordZorch: Well, he is the most transparently criminal....


Sure he is, precious.
 
2014-07-13 02:46:46 PM

LordZorch: Well, he is the most transparently criminal....


At least you tried.
 
2014-07-13 02:57:36 PM
Lack of skill met opportunity.Can we go back and enlist Condy Rice?
 
2014-07-13 03:07:30 PM

clancifer: LordZorch: Well, he is the most transparently criminal....

At least you tried.


did he really?
 
2014-07-13 03:16:57 PM

ManateeGag: clancifer: LordZorch: Well, he is the most transparently criminal....

At least you tried.

did he really?


He tried to try.
 
2014-07-13 04:18:51 PM

LordZorch: Well, he is the most transparently criminal....


More than Warren G. Harding?
 
2014-07-13 04:50:00 PM
I like the president. I think he's mostly done a good job.

But I definitely don't feel that the administration is particularly transparent and open.
 
2014-07-13 05:13:25 PM
asks Obama "issue a clear directive telling federal employees they're not only free to answer questions from reporters and the public, but actually encouraged to do so."

img.fark.net
 
2014-07-13 05:26:14 PM

LordZorch: Well, he is the most transparently criminal....


img.fark.net
 
2014-07-13 05:30:06 PM
Has anyone tried to record hoe all these refugees are being treated?

As a matter of fact they have, but keep getting denied access.
 
2014-07-13 05:30:39 PM
Is the Politics Tab going to be all Obama all the time today?
 
2014-07-13 05:30:48 PM
Transparent as lead to superman.
 
2014-07-13 05:31:48 PM

fusillade762: Is the Politics Tab going to be all Obama all the time today?


Well, there are a lot of scandals he's covering up that need to be discussed.
 
2014-07-13 05:34:41 PM
I'm sure that the Heritage Foundation's involvement in this request is not motivated by partisan political considerations. The Foundation is only interested in what is best for America.
 
2014-07-13 05:40:14 PM
When are we going to have that discussion on the shenanigans the Snowden leak revealed?
 
2014-07-13 05:46:43 PM

Brick-House: fusillade762: Is the Politics Tab going to be all Obama all the time today?

Well, there are a lot of scandals he's covering up that need to be discussed.


I know this is in vain, but that's not true.  The only actual scandals are the VA, NSA, and transparency issues in the first place.  For some reason President B. Hussein Obama's opponents won't go after the actual scandals.  They would rather make up fake ones over nothing to fool stupid people.  Why don't they go after the REAL SCANDALS?

The NSA and transparency issues are my biggest issues with President B. Hussein Obama's time in office.  If the GOP beyond their fringe tried to take those issues on, I'd have a lot more sympathy for them.  Instead, they make fake scandals out of mustard, out of tragic American deaths, out of "act of terrorism =/ terror," etc.  It's to the point where President B. Hussein Obama could shoot 1,000 white 6 year old girls in the gut at noon in Times Square then drink a cocaine slushy in a lawn chair while he watched them die and my reaction would be, "well, the GOP is over exaggerating... again."  It's the boy who cried wolf problem.  I am at the point where I assume anything a GOPer says about President B. Hussein Obama is a lie.  It's my default position, because that's all they ever do is lie, or at least it's such a high percentage of the time, the truth telling is statistically insignificant.

/I'm using his middle name to annoy the third little pig here, since we all know the main issues behind the opposition
//one is that he's a Democrat
///we all know the other reason
 
2014-07-13 05:48:00 PM

Brick-House: fusillade762: Is the Politics Tab going to be all Obama all the time today?

Well, there are a lot of scandals he's covering up that need to be discussed.


Why are Republicans so incompetent at prosecuting one of these scandals?

Why are they incapable of pushing at least one of these scandals into our daily discourse?

Why are Republicans unable to make middle-class voters care about any of these scandals?

Maybe they're just lazy? At the very least, they aren't up to the job -- they can't even reign in Obama. Why trust them to lead?

Why hire someone to be the principal when they can't even handle hall monitor?
 
2014-07-13 05:49:48 PM

Brick-House: fusillade762: Is the Politics Tab going to be all Obama all the time today?

Well, there are a lot of scandals he's covering up that need to be discussed.


Benbarbeqtransparenphotopirsapspybigbirghazi!
 
2014-07-13 05:51:56 PM

Savage Belief: Brick-House: fusillade762: Is the Politics Tab going to be all Obama all the time today?

Well, there are a lot of scandals he's covering up that need to be discussed.

Benbarbeqtransparenphotopirsapspybigbirghazi!


This is the TL;DR version of what I posted above.  I think I like yours better, considering who we're talking to.
 
2014-07-13 05:52:25 PM

TwoBeersOneCan: I know this is in vain, but that's not true.  The only actual scandals are the VA, NSA, and transparency issues in the first place.  For some reason President B. Hussein Obama's opponents won't go after the actual scandals.  They would rather make up fake ones over nothing to fool stupid people.  Why don't they go after the REAL SCANDALS?


...probably because all three go back to one G. Walker Bush...
 
2014-07-13 05:53:16 PM

TwoBeersOneCan: Savage Belief: Brick-House: fusillade762: Is the Politics Tab going to be all Obama all the time today?

Well, there are a lot of scandals he's covering up that need to be discussed.

Benbarbeqtransparenphotopirsapspybigbirghazi!

This is the TL;DR version of what I posted above.  I think I like yours better, considering who we're talking to.


There were more, but it was starting to get a little incoherent.
 
2014-07-13 05:53:33 PM

TwoBeersOneCan: B. Hussein Obama


Oh, and to get the proper faux poutrage, you have to type it B. HUSSEIN Osbama.
 
2014-07-13 05:54:38 PM

IlGreven: TwoBeersOneCan: I know this is in vain, but that's not true.  The only actual scandals are the VA, NSA, and transparency issues in the first place.  For some reason President B. Hussein Obama's opponents won't go after the actual scandals.  They would rather make up fake ones over nothing to fool stupid people.  Why don't they go after the REAL SCANDALS?

...probably because all three go back to one G. Walker Bush...


I should have noted that I understand these issues predate President Obama's terms in office.  That doesn't mean they shouldn't be fixed or that a Republican who tried to take on legitimate scandals would get a more favorable reaction from me than the Benghazi style OUTRAGE.
 
2014-07-13 05:54:51 PM

fusillade762: Is the Politics Tab going to be all Obama all the time today?


Well, he is sorta an important figure in US politics.
 
2014-07-13 05:56:41 PM

IlGreven: TwoBeersOneCan: I know this is in vain, but that's not true.  The only actual scandals are the VA, NSA, and transparency issues in the first place.  For some reason President B. Hussein Obama's opponents won't go after the actual scandals.  They would rather make up fake ones over nothing to fool stupid people.  Why don't they go after the REAL SCANDALS?

...probably because all three go back to one G. Walker Bush...


Well 2 of those do. To deny that Obama wanted government to be transparent is just being dishonest.
 
2014-07-13 05:57:55 PM
If he isn't covering things up then why isn't there any evidence for all these scandals we made up?
 
2014-07-13 05:58:20 PM
TwoBeersOneCan:

I should have noted that I understand these issues predate President Obama's terms in office.  That doesn't mean they shouldn't be fixed or that a Republican who tried to take on legitimate scandals would get a more favorable reaction from me than the Benghazi style OUTRAGE.

That phrasing sounds awkward.  Basically, Republican who tries to fix real problems gets this :/
One who WHARGBLS about some bullshiat gets this :(

/it seems to me many decades will pass before the GOP gets a :) from me
 
2014-07-13 05:59:50 PM
If only the late Caspar were around for a transparency contest. Or is he?

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2014-07-13 06:00:32 PM

iwantmypsychodad: You were saying, partisans?


Visitor access records, please.
 
2014-07-13 06:02:14 PM

JerseyTim: LordZorch: Well, he is the most transparently criminal....

More than Warren G. Harding?


Harding at least had the decency to hide in a closet with his mistress.
 
2014-07-13 06:04:01 PM

LordZorch: Well, he is the most transparently criminal....


And he's such a scary black man, Boehner is afraid to bring him up on criminal charges, just a weak-ass little civil charge instead.
 
2014-07-13 06:04:13 PM

iwantmypsychodad: Destructor: iwantmypsychodad: You were saying, partisans?

Visitor access records, please.


And his school records, right? Anything else you feel you are entitled to?


That depends. Is he still the most transparent President evar?
 
2014-07-13 06:04:55 PM
valkilmer.com

"Joshed in earnest"? Who talks like that?
 
2014-07-13 06:11:20 PM
You know what, I want you Fark conservatives to name a more transparent presidency, we're waiting.
 
2014-07-13 06:15:46 PM

iwantmypsychodad: Destructor: iwantmypsychodad: Destructor: iwantmypsychodad: You were saying, partisans?

Visitor access records, please.


And his school records, right? Anything else you feel you are entitled to?

That depends. Is he still the most transparent President evar?


You can't make up things you want to know and when denied claim he isn't transparent. It doesn't work that way. Was there an impeachable offense that you need to learn more about by looking at private records?


Well I heard he was referred to as "The Swirlie King" back in high school. Surely that is an impeachable offense.
 
2014-07-13 06:17:13 PM
Give the 18th century printing presses the same ability to disperse information as we have now and I absolutely guarantee that there would be books about John Adams' secret conspiracies and connections to unnamed English radicals. Or how Thomas Jefferson is secretly a Prussian, hell bent on destroying the greatest nation on the planet.
 
2014-07-13 06:19:41 PM

Bith Set Me Up: [valkilmer.com image 627x325]

"Joshed in earnest"? Who talks like that?


Do you know the name of the new White House Press Secretary?  Subby was holding onto this headline for over a week.
 
2014-07-13 06:22:30 PM

kronicfeld: ManateeGag: clancifer: LordZorch: Well, he is the most transparently criminal....

At least you tried.

did he really?

He tried to try.


Kinda like the video game company I'm going to start someday. And that book I mean to write, and then the screenplay.
 
2014-07-13 06:23:06 PM
Look, I'm gonna go there.  How can you be transparent when you're black?  The science just doesn't work.
 
2014-07-13 06:24:22 PM

SN1987a goes boom: You know what, I want you Fark conservatives to name a more transparent presidency, we're waiting.


Exactly.

The fact that he's not perfectly transparent--and is in fact quite opaque--says more about how NOT transparent every other administration has been up till now.

We've learned a lot more than ever about the presidency under Obama. Actually, I think that's hurt him more than it's helped.
 
2014-07-13 06:25:02 PM

Crotchrocket Slim: kronicfeld: ManateeGag: clancifer: LordZorch: Well, he is the most transparently criminal....

At least you tried.

did he really?

He tried to try.

Kinda like the video game company I'm going to start someday. And that book I mean to write, and then the screenplay.


And don't forget that hot chick you're going to marry. Eventually.
 
2014-07-13 06:27:04 PM

iwantmypsychodad: Was there an impeachable offense that you need to learn more about by looking at private records?


Many. But, its pointless to ask.

For example, I would be interested in the metadata--just the metadata--for communications between the White House and the IRS Exempt Organizations Unit. What do you suppose the odds are of the White House spending more than a tenth of a second before claiming Executive Privilege? (Huh. I wonder if the NSA can help out here.)

But, the appropriately named Josh Earnest is correct, I suppose. "Most Transparent"... That's a claim any president can make with complete impunity. There's no way to disprove it, is there?
 
2014-07-13 06:30:37 PM
It is entirely possible that the current administration is the most transparent in history.

The competition is not exactly strong.. and the amount of information requested and expected now is magnitudes more than at any time in the past. Many previous presidencies operated under what by modern standards would be seen as an almost total blanket of secrecy. And the only other two presidencies in the 'information age' were far less transparent by any sensible measure.

Nothing to do with whether it is good enough, just putting it in perspective.
 
2014-07-13 06:32:31 PM
Destructor:

For example, I would be interested in the metadata--just the metadata--for communications between the White House and the IRS Exempt Organizations Unit.

The fact that you give a shiat about that specific thing speaks volumes for the utter triviliaty of the media and politics today.
 
2014-07-13 06:34:23 PM

Destructor: -for communications between the White House and the IRS Exempt Organizations Unit.


Really?  That's what you'd like to see?
 
2014-07-13 06:35:04 PM

gaspode: Destructor:

For example, I would be interested in the metadata--just the metadata--for communications between the White House and the IRS Exempt Organizations Unit.

The fact that you give a shiat about that specific thing speaks volumes for the utter triviliaty of the media and politics today.


Exactly.  Life was so much better when the sausage was made in private.
 
2014-07-13 06:36:07 PM

Destructor: iwantmypsychodad: Destructor: iwantmypsychodad: You were saying, partisans?

Visitor access records, please.

And his school records, right? Anything else you feel you are entitled to?

That depends. Is he still the most transparent President evar?


By far. He's the most transparent of all United States' Presidents.  Not the most transparent of someone from your colorful imagination.

Here's the thing. If you are want to go into an interminable fishing exposition, you can always fall back to whining when your fishing exposition comes up with nothing. This is what is happening now. The GOP keep trying to find something in the White House, but they can't, so now they're reduced to biatching and moaning about the IRS losing years-ago emails of a lower tier manager in the Cincinnati IRS office, due to a computer recycling policy that has been in place for decades. It'd be laughable if it wasn't so stupid.

Meanwhile the hyper-leftists biatch and moan about the NSA, because somehow the U.S. having a signal intelligence program is something "new", and Obama isn't endangering U.S. national security like they hoped he would. I can't wait to read Greenwald's latest expose about how bad the FBI was back in the 2002-2008 timeframe (before it was reformed), and him trying to pretend that stuff is still going on now.

Every time you go out onto discussion groups, you find fringe nutcases writing their screeds, extremists from either end agreeing that "Obama is bad" and refusing to recognize that absolutely anyone else in the office would do the exact same thing - or do it far far worse.  And in fact, all other Presidents have done it far far worse. Hell, Abraham Lincoln put newspaper editors in jail because they disagreed with his politics, and he's called the best President ever by most historians!

Moronic teenage and/or hyper-partisan alienation doesn't trump historical fact.
 
2014-07-13 06:38:44 PM

gaspode: Destructor:

For example, I would be interested in the metadata--just the metadata--for communications between the White House and the IRS Exempt Organizations Unit.

The fact that you give a shiat about that specific thing speaks volumes for the utter triviliaty of the media and politics today.


Well, if he's going to make the bizarre claim that he's so awesomely transparent, it would be nice to cite an example of how. He signed a meaningless piece of legislation to protect whistle blowers and then promptly went after whistle blowers. Impressive. Conflicted. The DC Press corp is openly pissed because their past sources are terrified.

(Enter Snowden. Now there's transparency.)

Why not claim to be the Smartest President ever? Or the President with the best smell? Or the most Open President? (left to your imagination to think of what that might mean.)
 
2014-07-13 06:43:10 PM
If you mean he's pursued prosecution of more whistleblowers than his predecessor, than yea he's "transparent".
 
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