It turns out that when Barack Obama said he would have the most transparent administration in history, what he meant was the most dishonest administration in history.
The record shows that this President took none of his campaign promises seriously – those are just things you say to an uneducated populous to get elected. If he had any respect for the intelligence of the American people, he would have concerns about keeping some of those promises. The very fact that he so blatantly does the exact opposite shows that he knows the vast majority of the population is more concerned about whether American Idol can stay on the air than they are about what becomes of their country.
The Obama administration on Thursday acknowledged that it is collecting a massive amount of telephone records from at least one carrier, reopening the debate over privacy even as it defended the practice as necessary to protect Americans against attack.
If they are doing it from one carrier (Verizon), they are doing it for all. But don’t worry. Obama says this is all for your safety from terrorists. Should you believe him?
Yes, that’s rhetorical. It takes only a cursory look at the current news headlines about the scandals to answer that with a resounding “NO!” Benghazi, IRS, AP – all evidence of trustworthiness.
But the most damning of all? Think back to his 2008 campaign where he railed against George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and “warrantless wiretaps:”
“My job this morning is to be so persuasive…that a light will shine through that window, a beam of light will come down upon you, you will experience an epiphany, and you will suddenly realize that you must go to the polls and vote for Barack,” he told a crowd of about 300 Ivy Leaguers–and, by the looks of it, a handful of locals who managed to gain access to what was supposed to be a students-only event.
For one thing, under an Obama presidency, Americans will be able to leave behind the era of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and “wiretaps without warrants,” he said. (He was referring to the lingering legal fallout over reports that the National Security Agency scooped up Americans’ phone and Internet activities without court orders, ostensibly to monitor terrorist plots, in the years after the September 11 attacks.)
How do you feel about “The One” now?