How can anyone forget Obama’s biggest promise to America, when campaigning for president in 2007, Obama promised to run the most transparent White House in history, disclosing donations, shunning lobbyists, and broadcasting important meetings on C-SPAN, to name but a few.
“More and more, the real business of our democracy isn’t done in town halls or public meetings or even in the open halls of Congress,” Obama said. “Decisions are made in closed-door meetings, or with the silent stroke of the President’s pen, or because some lobbyist got some Congressman to slip his pet project into a bill during the dead of night. We have to take the blinders off the White House. The more people know about what’s going on in Washington, and how their tax dollars are being spent, and who’s raising money for who, the less likely it is that major decisions will be hijacked by lobbyists and special interests.” Obama also said that as President, he will post all bills brought to his desk online for five days before they are signed. He also said that all meetings between lobbyists and government agencies would be posted online. At this point, you should either be laughing hysterically, or looking for a barf bag.
Even the Washington Post, who has been a fan of Obama’s said in July, “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.”
Enter new Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio, who by the way, just happens to be a Communist. When he was campaigning for mayor, de Blasio said, “I will increase transparency with a series of reforms of the Freedom of Information Law.” He also said, “I will include FOIL [Freedom of Information Law] statistics in the Mayor’s Management Report, I will also levy fines and penalties against city agencies that regularly duck and delay FOIL requests, and proactively post online information that is most-frequently sought by FOIL request. I have continued to go beyond the current laws when it comes to transparency and disclosure and will continue these practices when Mayor.” Now when asked about FOIL, “The de Blasio administration said no records would be turned over under the FOIL law, which protects certain government records from being disclosed, like some ‘intra-agency communications’ and ‘instructions to staff that affect the public.” Is anyone surprised?
The New York Post has reported that by May he had already logged 83 events at which journalist access was restricted or barred. Also in the Post, the Press Club of New York blasted de Blasio in an open letter that said, “You have departed from a precedent set by at least eight mayors before you, which has been to take questions in open press conferences without restriction as to the subject matter.” It seems that de Blasio is learning from the Obama playbook.
It boils down to this, they can call themselves, Liberal, Progressive, Socialist, or Communist, they are all cut from the same hunk of wood, they lie to the uninformed and uneducated and promise them Utopia, but once elected, it’s all about controlling the masses. Just like Obama has turned America on a downward spiral, I expect de Blasio will do the same For New York City. Everything that Progressives touch, they turn into mush, one only has to look at Detroit for proof.
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