Carney: “The President’s Record on Transparency is Extremely Sound.”

 

And he said it with a straight face:

Let’s start with the college transcripts and his comparison to the birth certificate.

Do you recognize this:

Rick Perry’s Texas A&M Transcript

That’s Rick Perry’s college transcript, which The Huffington Post published on August 5, 2011.

The headline?

Rick Perry’s College Transcript: A Lot Of Cs And Ds

In 1999, the New Yorker leaked a copy of George W. Bush’s transcripts.  

In 2000, the Washington Post leaked Al Gore’s.

In 2004, John Kerry released his.

So why won’t Obama?  What is he hiding?

And don’t go reading any birtherism into this.  I’m not one who believes he was born in Kenya, but I am one who knows he doesn’t hesitate to let people think he was if it benefits him.  So, is there a Elizabeth Warren level of deception regarding his college transcripts?  Did he tell Columbia or Occidental he was a foreign student so he could receive different benefits?

Or are his transcripts just embarrassing because he spent too much time hanging out with structural feminists and Marxist professors?

Either way, his refusal to release them destroys the idea the man is transparent.  He isn’t.

But let’s leave the transcripts alone.  Let’s pretend it’s not an issue.

We’d still have this:

It’s hardly the image of transparency the Obama administration wants to project: A workshop on government openness is closed to the public.

The event Monday for federal employees is a fitting symbol of President Barack Obama’s uneven record so far on the Freedom of Information Act, a big part of keeping his campaign promise to make his administration the most transparent ever.

And this:

One year into its promise of greater government transparency, the Obama administration is more often citing exceptions to the nation’s open records law to withhold federal records even as the number of requests for information declines, according to a review by The Associated Press of agency audits about the Freedom of Information Act.

Among the most frequently cited reasons for keeping records secret: one that Obama specifically told agencies to stop using so frequently. The Freedom of Information Act exception, known as the “deliberative process” exemption, lets the government withhold records that describe its decision-making behind the scenes.

And this:

One year later, Obama’s requests for transparency have apparently gone unheeded. In fact a provision in the Freedom of Information Act law that allows the government to hide records that detail its internal decision-making has been invoked by Obama agencies more often in the past year than during the final year of President George W. Bush.

And this:

Judicial Watch is the most active requestor of records through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in the country. And since this administration stonewalls us on even the most basic requests about what the government is up to, we’re the most active FOIA litigator as well.

And after nearly 18 years of battling government secrecy through three presidential administrations, we are in a unique position to assess the relative transparency policies of each of them.

The Obama administration is less transparent than was the George W. Bush administration, which was supposedly the pinnacle of government secrecy.

Is my point made yet?

If not, please remember this was the administration that wanted to make it ok to lie to the people about data so it wouldn’t be released via a Freedom of Information Request:

One of the most disappointing attributes of the Obama administration has been its proclivity for secrecy. The president who committed himself to “an unprecedented level of openness in government” has followed the example of his predecessor by invoking the “state secrets” privilege to derail litigation about government misdeeds in the war on terror. He has refused to release the administration’s secret interpretation of the Patriot Act, which two senators have described as alarming. He has blocked the dissemination of photographs documenting the abuse of prisoners by U.S. service members. And now his Justice Department has proposed to allow government agencies to lie about the existence of documents being sought under the Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA.

His transparency is so bad, even Jon Stewart mocks it:

This administration’s record on transparency isn’t extremely sound.  It’s extremely poor.

They’re even trying to hide that fact.

 
  • Ellen

    Re not releasing transcripts.

    Did you know that Mitt Romney did not release his transcripts either. Nor did John McCain. Nor did George Bush (his transcript was leaked by Yale, but BUSH did not publish it), Nor did Clinton, or Bush 41, or Reagan, or Carter, or Ford or Nixon, or any of them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000428705585 Travis Goldsmith

    what a load of crap

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1138052705 Raoul Henri

    I think everyone in the WH is drinking the kool aid or smoking the funny stuff.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=663977893 Jennifer Dawn Harrell

    R u kidding?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1045381045 Gerald Michael

    No Jay, it’s extremely transparent

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1410304946 Dave Junge

    carney is a clown

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1376562238 Jeff Chen

    Almost did a spittake reading that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1431738616 Paul Yeager

    Carney should get a gig on Saturday Night Live.

    • Snailmailtrucker

      Reply to Paul Yeager…
      “Carrney should get a gig on Saturday Night Live.”

      HE ALREADY HAS ONE !

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002517650231 Serg Nx

    LOL..thank you! I needed a good laugh today!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000158442782 Alvin Lopez

    What a f#$ken joke.Carney is a joke. There all idiots.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1405236827 Jim Gilmore

    I want some of what they have been smoking…they have to be choking on their own BS!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1577552312 Paul Becker

    Hypocrisy you can believe in 2012!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1776864425 Mike Scherer

    How the hell do all the “journalists” not piss themselves laughing when he says stupid shit like this ?????

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000671991382 Dennis Durgan

    THESE STUPID ASS WORHLESS SCUMBAG HAVE THIER HEAD SO FAR UP obummers ASS THEY CANT SEE DAYLIGHT

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1417781465 Marjy MacKenzie LaGesse

    Rotfl

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1425930638 Steve Hardman

    The funny thing is that I think he is pretty transparent. Anyone that can’t see what he’s up to is blind.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001139741048 Kim Emmerich

    Carney is just a tiny part of what is WRONG in America. Americans are lying, and placing our country, in to the HANDS of the Communists. We are going the “same” way,as Russia did in, 1914.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=567499224 David Westmoreland

    lying BASTARD!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003323260515 Ralph Vaughan

    Carney has to say what they want him to, else they take away his candy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1473919561 Kathy Hilton

    He needs to be hauled off real quick & put in the nutter…. Very Stupid, stuttering Idiot…. He is on some strong stuff !!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1759374325 Russell Chennault

    Extremely sound now carney is talking from his arse!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000099353532 Tim Martin

    What he really meant was his record was consistent.. NOTHING in this presidency, or in this president’s history, has EVER been transparent! He is the most deceptive president in history. We can’t really blame Carney too much, though. . He is stuck reading from the same teleprompter as the Imposter-in-Chief!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000726347094 Jamie Kelso

    they all lie!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1678942395 Debbie Marotta

    NOT!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1387276419 Colleen Sullivan Lentz

    When someone is sooo use to lying of course they can do it with a straight face … he is a pro!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1096309191 Lloyd W Vollmuth

    how is it that this child’s tongue doesn’t jump out of his mouth go running and screaming down the hall

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000342654372 Scott Wagner

    Ha! Joke of the century…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1577012714 Rob Robbins

    Yeah. We can see right through him!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000528572590 Jeff Minch

    If the MSM had any balls they would roast him…but they dont

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=518647387 Linda Chance

    Now we all know that Carney is smoking the REAL good stuff!!! I can’t at the moment think of a word strong enough to describe this idiot…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=707116713 Bornonthe Fourthofjuly

    Good ole’ Jay Carnival! He never ceases to make me laugh when I hear him speak. He’s like King Obama’s court jester.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000631056274 Sean Devos

    Realistically it’s true. He has been the most transparent president ever. He won’t let you see anything he does, so it’s like he’s invisible, he’s so transparent! We can see right through him.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001139741048 Kim Emmerich

    We have NOT reached the “timeline”, of the History, to America’s DOWNFALL. IT’S COMING!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000925644407 Jack Bailey

    ….you are an embarrasment, Carney!….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003674750065 Hugh Jifrawd
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1458901360 Kenneth Smith

    Most can see right through the lies…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1354431989 David Wayne Cripe

    Everything is transparent in the dark.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1496553149 Robert Kobet

    carney is a punk

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1298742096 Steve Earl

    If you tell a lie often enough….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1525371512 John Kennedy

    My arse! As clear as mud.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1058690676 Juanita Hockingberry

    Watch him (heck, watch them ALL) scramble when you say those three little words: “Fast and Furious”!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1058690676 Juanita Hockingberry

    Watch him (heck, watch them ALL) scramble when you say those three little words: “Fast and Furious”!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1640976849 Karen Hudnall

    ..and what would that sound be??? Pffft!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1534357187 Robert Stevenson

    Obama is the Most transparent, you can see right through him!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000200007675 Gail Spencer

    What planet did this moron come from?