More of Obama’s ‘Transparency’ Lies

Remember how Obama stomped across the country between 2004 and 2009 saying that the Bush administration was the “most secretive administration ever”? Remember how he assured us that if HE won the presidency he’d have the most “transparent” administration ever?

He lied.

About both point.

As Andrew Malcolm of the L.A. Times notes, Obama has denied by half again as many as FOIA requests as Bush that has been presented to his “transparent” administration to fulfill.

That’s right, Obama has upped the denials of freedom of information requests by 50% over Bush’s rate. So much for that new “transparent” administration Obama promised.

As Malcolm reports, “An Associated Press examination of 17 major agencies’ handling of FOIA requests found denials 466,872 times, an increase of nearly 50% from the 2008 fiscal year under Bush.”

Unbelievable. This liar didn’t even try to fulfill his promise to have a presidency more open to public scrutiny!

So, yes, he lied about both points. Bush’s administration isn’t the “most secretive administration ever,” and Obama won’t have the most transparent administration ever.

Barack Obama truly is an Aliceite.

Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's, and all Breitbart News' other sites,,, and many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs across the country to discuss his opinion editorials and current events as well as appearing on TV networks such as CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and various Chicago-based news programs. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on He is also the owner and operator of Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston and follow him on Twitter, on Google Plus , and Facebook.

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