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.

  • Travis Goldsmith

    what a load of crap

  • Raoul Henri

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

  • Jennifer Dawn Harrell

    R u kidding?

  • Gerald Michael

    No Jay, it’s extremely transparent

  • Dave Junge

    carney is a clown

  • Jeff Chen

    Almost did a spittake reading that.

  • 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.”


  • Serg Nx

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

  • Alvin Lopez

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

  • Jim Gilmore

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

  • Paul Becker

    Hypocrisy you can believe in 2012!

  • Mike Scherer

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

  • Dennis Durgan


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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • David Westmoreland

    lying BASTARD!!

  • Ralph Vaughan

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

  • Kathy Hilton

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

  • Russell Chennault

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

  • 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!

  • Jamie Kelso

    they all lie!!

  • Debbie Marotta


  • Colleen Sullivan Lentz

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

  • 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

  • Scott Wagner

    Ha! Joke of the century…

  • Rob Robbins

    Yeah. We can see right through him!

  • Jeff Minch

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

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Kim Emmerich

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

  • Jack Bailey

    ….you are an embarrasment, Carney!….

  • Hugh Jifrawd
  • Kenneth Smith

    Most can see right through the lies…

  • David Wayne Cripe

    Everything is transparent in the dark.

  • Robert Kobet

    carney is a punk

  • Steve Earl

    If you tell a lie often enough….

  • John Kennedy

    My arse! As clear as mud.

  • Juanita Hockingberry

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

  • Juanita Hockingberry

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

  • Karen Hudnall

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

  • Robert Stevenson

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

  • Gail Spencer

    What planet did this moron come from?