LEN TRIA, Uncommon SenseBesides from being an administration that has a hard time defining fact from fiction it also has the distinction of not being the most transparent administration in history.
Published: July 18, 2012
Published: July 18, 2012
Remember when the president was running in 2008 he would proclaim that the lobbyist would be driven from the White House and they would be banished. He claimed they would no longer set the agenda for the government then promptly went back on his word when elected and issued waivers for lobbyist to join his administration.
That should have given the public a hint of what the Obama administration would do when it suited its agenda. It took years for him to release his long form birth certificate and now he still refuses to release his academic records.
The releasing of his type of information has been a standard of people running for the office of president. But the most transparent administration steadfastly refuses to release the records. What is it that he is afraid of the public finding out?
Why is it so much of a problem to release school records when it is claimed that he is the smartest person in the room? Could it be that he is actually not the smartest guy in the room but the puppet masters don't want that to become public knowledge.
I would think if I were a Harvard graduate and attended some of the other prestigious institutions claimed by President Obama I would have no trouble getting that info public. Yet he demands, through his surrogates, that his opponent release certain information including tax returns for a decade that he himself has not done.
How about a full disclosure on his private real estate deals with convicted felon Tony Resco? Let's see if he pardons the ex-governor of Illinois doing 10 in a federal prison for "play for pay" regarding the president's Senate seat.
Then we see the transparency in his claim of executive privilege regarding the Fast and Furious debacle. What are they hiding and what is it that the administration doesn't want the American people to find out. Just as his minions are making all sorts of accusations and spreading innuendos of improper conduct about Mitt Romney turnabout is fair play so the same accusations apply equally to the president who fails to reveal similar type of information.
The problem is that the administration has such a dismal record on the economy and the deficit that it must use misdirection on the American public to divert attention from his abject failures.
The biggest shame here is the willing and compliant media who are so intent on getting him re-elected they have completely abandoned their responsibility to be the watchdog of government but rather have become the lap dog of the administration; that is a colossal failure and dereliction of responsibility on their part. And worst of all a great disservice to the American public!
Len Tria, a regular columnist for Hernando Today, lives in Spring Hill and is a former Hernando County commissioner.