Friday, July 25, 2014

As The President Remains "Transparent"...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational nation USA
Purveyor of Truth

I'm sure it was just an honest oversight.

POLITICO - SAN FRANCISCO — President Barack Obama went to the West Coast to meet donors from two top Democratic super PACs, but the press wasn’t invited.

Tuesday, the reporters and photographers traveling with the president on Air Force One and in his motorcade were left on the gravel path not even within sight of former Costco CEO Jim Sinegal’s house in the Seattle suburbs where Obama sat for a Senate Majority PAC fundraiser with a $25,000 entrance fee.

Wednesday morning, when he met with big donors for the House Majority PAC at the Four Seasons hotel in downtown San Francisco, they weren’t even told what room or floor he was on.

“We think these fundraisers ought to be open to at least some scrutiny, because the president’s participation in them is fundamentally public in nature,” said Christi Parsons, the new president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. “Denying access to him in that setting undermines the public’s ability to independently monitor and see what its government is doing. It’s of special concern as these events and the donors they attract become more influential in the political process.”

Despite constant complaints from the press corps and promises from White House officials, access to the president continues to be limited. The constantly repeated line that they’re running the “most transparent administration in history” tends to prompt snickers. Halfway through Obama’s West Coast swing, it’s tipping toward outrage.

Yeppers, just an "honest" oversight.

Full story BELOW THE FOLD.

Via: Memeorandum


  1. It would be "interesting" to record everything that all elected politicians say 24-7.

  2. Well Jerry, sounds like a job for a dedicated progressive. As progressives openly laud the virtues of transparency, at least as long as it is political expedient, it would be a natural fit. Perhaps create a cabinet position and call it Secretary of Transparency with a staff of several thousand thereby increasing government employment.

    Christ Jerry, is it too much to ask that a president says what he means and means what he says?

  3. Is it too much? Absolutely not. I wish all politicians would say what they mean and mean what they say. It seems like whenever they do that, they end up saying they misspoke or were misquoted.


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