By John W. Lillpop
Americans are, by and large, a fair-minded, reasonable people willing to give others, even notoriously unreliable politicians, the benefit of the doubt.
There is a limit, however.
Take, for instance, Barack Obama’s broken promise that his would be the “most open, transparent administration in history.”
The exact words from The One are repeated below from his aptly but deceptively titled, “Transparency and Open Government” document issued in the opening moments of his first term.
From Obama’s lying lips to the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies:
“My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government.”
Such high-minded objectives and commitments to the common good make one proud to be an American. At first blush, that is.
Regrettably, the miserable Obama transparency record over the past four plus years has turned naïve pride into embarrassment, disgust, and distrust of government.
Indeed, with three major scandals concurrently hounding Barack Obama, transparency is nowhere to be found.
And the Obama transparency malarkey is finally being acknowledged as pure malarkey by large numbers of Americans, as reported at the reference:
Americans doubt the Obama administration can be trusted in the wake of the recent IRS scandal and other controversies, but most people stop short of holding the president personally responsible, a new poll has found.
A majority of respondents, or 55 percent, said the IRS scrutiny of conservative groups raised their doubts about the administration's "overall honesty and integrity," according to a Wall Street Journal/NBC survey of 1,000 adults.
A similar proportion of respondents said the administration's handling of the terrorist attack on a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, last September and the recent surveillance of reporters by the Justice Department also contributed to their dimmer view of the administration.
Furthermore, just 27 percent of independents see the president as being "honest and straightforward" compared to 45 percent who thought so in January.
"The poll's big story is the sharp erosion among independents," Yang said.
Meanwhile, of the three controversies surrounding the administration, people pin the most blame on the president for his handling of Benghazi, with 41 percent of those surveyed saying he is primarily responsible.
But McInturff suggested the controversies are not yet having a serious effect on his presidency. "These episodes are not Iran-Contra," he said, adding that they are "impacting but not restructuring" the president's public support.”
Caution to Obamamites : Given the legendary Obama narcissism and arrogance, it surely won’t be long until all voters join Independents in recognizing the fundamental failings of Barack Hussein Obama.
Hint: Eric Holder’s resignation could hasten that day of enlightenment!
Ref 1: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/TransparencyandOpenGovernment
Ref 2 http://www.newsmax.com/newswidget/obama-scandal-poll honesty/2013/06/05/id/508156?promo_code=10E2C-1&utm_source=10E2Canadafreepress&utm_medium=nmwidget&utm_campaign=widgetphase1