People Find Obama The Same As Bush When It Comes To Transparency

Remember this oldy but goody from President Neophyte on his second day as President?

“Going forward, anytime the American people want to know something that I or a former president wants to withhold, we will have to consult with the Attorney General and the white house counsel, whose business it is to ensure compliance with the rule of law. Information will not be withheld just because I say so; it will be withheld because a separate authority believes my request is well-grounded in the Constitution. Let me say it as simply as I can: transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency,

Of course, he said the same thing countless times on the campaign trail, which started the day after he said he would finish his first term as a Senator before running? Yeah, how’s that working?

Pledges to increase government transparency were a hallmark of President Barack Obama’s election campaign – but more than a year after his election, likely voters are divided over whether the new administration is more or less transparent than the Bush administration. Thirty-eight percent of likely voters believe the Obama administration is more transparent than the previous administration, but just as many (38%) believe there is less transparency now and 19% believe the level of transparency is about the same, a new Zogby Interactive poll shows.

When it came to domestic policy, the Bush admin was fully open and transparent, but, after 8 years of talking points, talk becomes reality. When it came to foreign policy, yes, things were understandably hidden. You do not announce your war plans and actions to the world, and the enemy. I bet Bush didn’t think he would have the Democrats, the Left, and the media being enemies as much as the Islamic jihadis were, though.

When it comes to Obama, most is hidden, or at least there is an attempt to hide it, regarding his domestic policy. And people know this.

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