Obama Transparency? - What the independents really need to know about him and his real goals.

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    Aug 07, 2012 9:40 AM GMT
    Very troubling. No wonder they have unleashed attack dogs like Harry Reid to try and divert attention.
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    http://factcheck.org/2012/07/obamas-sealed-records/This is an example of mostly old baloney in a new casing. It mainly recycles years-old falsehoods and insinuations, most of which we covered long ago, in connection with an earlier viral email.

    But with President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign heating up, this new graphic has appeared on countless anti-Obama websites and in viral emails like the one we’ve reprinted here. Very little that it contains is new, and the old falsehoods have not improved with age.


    That's why it's becoming more and more difficult to take you seriously. icon_lol.gif
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    q1w2e3 said
    http://factcheck.org/2012/07/obamas-sealed-records/This is an example of mostly old baloney in a new casing. It mainly recycles years-old falsehoods and insinuations, most of which we covered long ago, in connection with an earlier viral email.

    But with President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign heating up, this new graphic has appeared on countless anti-Obama websites and in viral emails like the one we’ve reprinted here. Very little that it contains is new, and the old falsehoods have not improved with age.


    That's why it's becoming more and more difficult to take you seriously. icon_lol.gif

    You are not my intended audience, so I am not interested in you taking me seriously. I don't suggest everything in the graphic is accurate, but the major points such as his hidden university records remain true. Why are the records hidden? Does Obama have dual citizenship? In addition to the US, is he also a citizen of Kenya or Indonesia? Did he apply to Harvard as a foreign student? These are very simple questions. Why does he continue to hide the answers? If he had nothing to hide, he would open his university records. I don't think he would have to worry about the opposition going through every detail such as his grades in each class, but fundamental questions remain.

    Aside from the graphic, the points in the movie should be seriously considered.

    The MO of the left is to paint a broad brush dismissal, but I like to focus on specific issues, such as the one I raised in the other thread:

    Why does the Administration want to bankrupt the coal industry even though they have developed clean burning technologies? Why has the Administration dug its heals on drilling on public land, but encourages Brazil and Mexico to drill. Why did Obama tell Brazil he wanted the US to be Brazil's best customer. Could it be to help transfer wealth out of the US to Brazil?

    Bottom line - this one world guy wants to spread our wealth. The US middle class is part of the 1% elite in Obama's one world view and he wants to do something about it.
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    Aug 07, 2012 1:00 PM GMT
    More Birther Type BullSh*t from some really desperate people

    Hey how about some transparency in the form of Tax Returns ... Hey?

    LOL .... you people are a laugh Riot icon_biggrin.gif
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    GQjock saidMore Birther Type BullSh*t from some really desperate people

    Hey how about some transparency in the form of Tax Returns ... Hey?

    LOL .... you people are a laugh Riot icon_biggrin.gif

    More BS from the blind Obama supporters.

    Until you can answer the question of being Brazil's best customer, you have absolutely no standing to make any comment. But that won't stop your shrill hot air.
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    Aug 07, 2012 1:15 PM GMT
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    You are not my intended audience, so I am not interested in you taking me seriously. I don't suggest everything in the graphic is accurate, but the major points such as his hidden university records remain true.




    This is the very definition of blatant propaganda. It is not about truth, but making insinuations.


    Very good indeed . Mr goebbels.

    No wonder Mr hitler considered propaganda vital weapon of WAR.

    socafitness is at war with the truth

    This makes him quite definitely an enemy of democracy actively working to undermine America.


    That is the behaviour of a Fifth Columnist.

    And he has now admitted it.


    Socalfitness is a traitor to America.

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    Aug 07, 2012 1:18 PM GMT
    socalfitness said
    GQjock saidMore Birther Type BullSh*t from some really desperate people

    Hey how about some transparency in the form of Tax Returns ... Hey?

    LOL .... you people are a laugh Riot icon_biggrin.gif

    More BS from the blind Obama supporters.

    Until you can answer the question of being Brazil's best customer, you have absolutely no standing to make any comment. But that won't stop your shrill hot air.


    Shrill ?
    Then I'll whisper ..... (How about some transparency in the form of releasing someone's Tax Returns)

    .... and did I see that the Communist Party endorsed Obama in Bright Blue?
    Shouldn't it be Pink?

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    Aug 07, 2012 4:06 PM GMT
    http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/08/liars_damned_liars_and_harry_reid.html

    Liars, Damned Liars, and Harry Reid
    By Dov Fischer, August 7, 2012

    Harry Reid wants to see more of Mitt Romney's past income-tax filings. Debbie Wasserman Schultz wants to see 23 years of his taxes. This, from the die-hard supporters of a candidate who will not release his college transcripts or so much more.

    I want to know how Barack Obama got into Columbia University for undergraduate school. I want to see his application. Did he seek extra consideration, as did Elizabeth Warren in applying for her academic opportunities, by claiming to be a member of a demographic group favored by affirmative action? I imagine that he did not falsely claim special treatment on a theory of being foreign-born, but I would like to know for sure. It is immaterial where he was born -- I want to know whether he claimed on his applications, as his book publisher later would write about him, that he had overcome the disadvantages of being foreign-born. What did he write to the dean of admissions of Columbia University about his childhood, his education, his background? Every college-transfer application to Columbia requires that the student write a narrative, tell his story, explain why he deserves a crack at the Ivy League after a brief sojourn at a lesser institution.

    I want to know who funded his college education. Columbia costs an arm and a leg. Did Barack Obama have benefactors, admirers of his youthful promise, paying his way? Did he take loans? If so, how did he qualify? Or did he win exceptional scholarship and grant-funding? If he received assistance -- and good for him if he did -- what was the narrative that he presented to qualify? Did he speak of the challenges of being reared in Hawaii, a black youngster reared by a white grandmother who stood in as surrogate for his mom? Did he speak of having overcome educational disadvantages overseas? Did he boost his appeal for assistance by claiming to be foreign-born? Like Harry Reid and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, I also want to know more about the leader of the free world.

    During his time at Columbia, what were his grades? Everyone is entitled to a bad grade or two or three. You run into a tough professor or one who, though brilliant, is garbled and incoherent. Or someone whose code you simply cannot crack. However, a student who glides from Columbia University into Harvard Law School typically will have quite impressive a string of fabulous grades. I want to know what his grades were at Columbia. We all gained the opportunity to learn Al Gore's grades at Harvard, as well as John Kerry's and George W. Bush's grades at Yale. We learned that Bush, a "C" student with a 77 average, had scored one point higher than Kerry, who graduated with a 76 GPA. Bush got a "D" in astronomy, while Kerry scored four "D" grades as a freshman. That year alone, Kerry scored 68 in each of two history courses and a 69 in political science. Indeed, the media could compare them. I want to know Barack Obama's grades at my alma mater. It seems that a 78 average is all it would take to register Barack Obama as a genius on the "American Presidency Academic Scale." Why is a brilliant thinker, whose ostensible brilliance raised him to be president of Harvard Law Review even though he never published any scholarship on his own, holding back?

    Wasserman Schultz wants to see Romney's tax returns from 23 years ago? I want to see Barack Obama's application to Harvard Law School. Did he simply attach a fabulous, superlative transcript of straight As earned at Columbia with letters of recommendation from the university's most prominent faculty members, along with a sparkling grade on the uniform Law School Admissions Test? If so, good for him. He should be proud to share it with the public. I want to see it.

    What did he tell Harvard in the all-important personal essay that applicants must submit with their packages? Was it an essay about how he had spent his summer? Was it about the disadvantages he had to overcome in his life? There is no reason for a person reared by his grandmother to be ashamed to share that document with the public.

    Indeed, even for the staunchest conservatives, that account was one of the most compelling aspects of Bill Clinton's life narrative: a youngster reared by his grandmother in Arkansas while his divorced mom struggled to earn a nursing degree in Louisiana. What was Barack Obama's narrative? Did he describe awkwardness and perhaps virulent racism encountered as a young black man in Hawaii? That story can be compelling, even now, offering all of us what he likes to call a "teachable moment."

    Did he describe attending school in Indonesia or somewhere else? What was his story? By what formula did his application win him acceptance to Harvard Law, and how did he pay for those three years of incredibly challenging tuition? With grants and scholarships? A rich uncle about whom we have not heard? How did he get there? How did he qualify for financial assistance? What makes one set of financial disclosures more relevant than another? I want to know.

    American laws easily can be drafted to require presidential candidates to release five years of tax returns, ten years, even 23 years. Harry Reid is the Senate majority leader, and he can move the machinery to bring such a bill for a vote. The day that law is passed, we all will demand that all candidates from all parties release all mandated tax returns. However, that day is not this day. Mitt Romney has complied with the law. If the Democrats want to argue that "tradition" implies that presidential candidates should release more tax returns, then tradition also teaches that presidential candidates should release school transcripts. For example, at Harvard, Al Gore earned a "D" in Natural Sciences 6 ("Man's Place in Nature") and a C+ in Natural Sciences 118. On his College Board Achievement Tests he earned 488 out of 800 in physics and 519 out of 800 in chemistry. It is helpful and even important for Americans to know the hard-science skills of a man who came before us as inventor of the internet and before our Republic as the Philosopher-King of Global Warming.

    The double standard proffered by Reid and by Wasserman Schultz is despicable, even as it is frustrating that Romney's surrogates have been hesitant to demand more self-revelation from Obama.

    Finally, another word about law. Most Americans do not realize that, as a matter of law, a politician knowingly may lie and defame anyone as long as he is speaking in a legislative session within the legislative chambers of government. Whether a City Council representative legislating at a formal zoning hearing, a state legislator in the Assembly chambers, or a United States senator debating on the Senate floor, she may say anything she pleases and may knowingly lie and defame with complete immunity.

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    Deriving from legal sources like the United States Constitution, Article I, Section 6, this "safe harbor" to slander and defame shamelessly is known as the "legislative privilege." At its finest, the legislative privilege exists to assure unfettered debate, permitting robust criticism of government without fear of being sued for tortious defamation. However, Harry Reid does not embody its finest. Note that Harry Reid, when speaking outside the safety of the legislative chamber, speaks of having heard rumors about Mitt Romney but never states outright that Mitt Romney cheated on taxes except when Reid is on the Senate floor, artificially protected from being sued as a "dirty liar." Thus, he not only is a "dirty liar," but he is also a coward. If the lines at Chick-fil-A are too long, you can always find at least that one chicken in the United States Senate.

    Dov Fischer, adjunct professor of law at Loyola Law School, is a columnist for several online magazines and is rabbi of Young Israel of Orange County. He blogs at rabbidov.com.
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    Aug 07, 2012 4:25 PM GMT
    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/08/call_obamas_bluff.html

    'Call Obama's bluff!', Thomas Lifson, August 7, 2012

    President Obama has now placed the documentary history of a presidential candidate on the table as a legitimate demand. His stooge Harry Reid has demanded 10 years of financial documentation from Mitt Romney. Wayne Root, who was Obama's class of '83 classmate at Columbia and a Libertarian Party vice presidential nominee, lays out very clearly how Mitt Romney can spring a trap on the Obama campaign's desperate gambit. From The Blaze:

    Call Obama's bluff.

    Romney should call a press conference and issue a challenge in front of the nation. He should agree to release more of his tax returns, only if Obama unseals his college records. Simple and straight-forward. Mitt should ask "What could possibly be so embarrassing in your college records from 29 years ago that you are afraid to let America's voters see? If it's THAT bad, maybe it's something the voters ought to see." Suddenly the tables are turned. Now Obama is on the defensive.
    My bet is that Obama will never unseal his records because they contain information that could destroy his chances for re-election. Once this challenge is made public, my prediction is you'll never hear about Mitt's tax returns ever again.


    Root then proceeds to lay out the unusual circumstances surrounding Obama's attendance at Columbia and the reasons to suspect that Obama got in and received financial support as a foreign student. One of the oddest questions about Obama's time there is how few people remember him. Root and Obama both majored in political science, and Root thought he knew all of his fellow majors. But he never heard of Obama back then. The Wall Street Journal telephoned a random 400 classmates and none of them remembered Obama. Yet somehow Obama got into Harvard Law School, without leaving so much as a footprint in the sand in the Columbia collective consciousness.

    The sketchy outline provided by the campaign/media combine in 2008 simply does not bear scrutiny. The Obama Gang are a bunch of bullies. The Alinksy way is bullying. One thing about bullies is that they do not take a punch very well.

    Mitt Romney is a very smart guy, highly trained in analysis, and closely focused on skilful implementation of a complex strategies. He is not the kind of man to respond to a gut instinct. I am not sure that his opponent's glass jaw ever made it into his equation. Taking a swing can be risky.

    I don't think the Reid gambit is working very well. Sure, the media are using it as an excuse to keep raising the question "what is Romney hiding? -- which is precisely the strategy of this year's version of the JournOlist conspiracy. Keep the focus on Mitt's wealth. But the liberal media will follow the campaign's talking points using any old excuse. So use their predictability against them, and like a jujitsu adept, grab their momentum and use it against them.

    Reid's approach is repulsive, and is drawing from honest liberals as another version of McCarthyism, which is the worst sin in20th century liberal lore. The honest liberals are a genuine asset that can be brought to bear against Obama by following Root's suggestion.
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    Aug 07, 2012 4:43 PM GMT
    What is the history of disclosure of college transcripts? Has this always done? is this a brand new requirement - like producing a birth certificate suddenly became - for this president only?


    Tax reporting is a legal requirement of every citizen. There is no such equivalency to college transcripts.

    At some point it became a requirement that Presidents release tax records -- who started that and when? icon_wink.gificon_lol.gif


    Who first made it practise to release academic transcipts? G.W. Bush? icon_wink.gificon_lol.gif



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    Aug 07, 2012 4:45 PM GMT
    John -

    You're making a fool of yourself. Please stop while you have some face left to save. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Aug 07, 2012 4:47 PM GMT
    Oh I DO hope someone will answer those innocent questions, posed by this bewildered Canadian.
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    Aug 07, 2012 4:50 PM GMT
    SocalfitnessI don't suggest everything in the graphic is accurate


    Yes, you do. You clearly enjoy believing in and spreading lies.
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    Aug 07, 2012 4:55 PM GMT
    Christian73 saidJohn -

    You're making a fool of yourself. Please stop while you have some face left to save. icon_rolleyes.gif

    Don't think so and after the Obama's America 2016 Movie is seen more widely, the volume of questions will increase significantly. He was never vetted. People will really want to know why he wants the US to be Brazil's best customer for energy. Does his background lead to him wanting to redistribute wealth across borders?
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    Christian73 saidJohn -

    You're making a fool of yourself. Please stop while you have some face left to save. icon_rolleyes.gif

    Don't think so and after the Obama's America 2016 Movie is seen more widely, the volume of questions will increase significantly. He was never vetted. People will really want to know why he wants the US to be Brazil's best customer for energy. Does his background lead to him wanting to redistribute wealth across borders?


    Less people will see D'Souza's fever dream than watched Atlas Shrugged Part 1. In other words, no one.

    It's very sad that you've become consumed to the point where you're willing to spread such obvious lies and smears rather than arguing on substantive policy as you once did.

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    Aug 07, 2012 5:18 PM GMT
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    Christian73 saidJohn -

    You're making a fool of yourself. Please stop while you have some face left to save. icon_rolleyes.gif

    Don't think so and after the Obama's America 2016 Movie is seen more widely, the volume of questions will increase significantly. He was never vetted. People will really want to know why he wants the US to be Brazil's best customer for energy. Does his background lead to him wanting to redistribute wealth across borders?


    Less people will see D'Souza's fever dream than watched Atlas Shrugged Part 1. In other words, no one.

    It's very sad that you've become consumed to the point where you're willing to spread such obvious lies and smears rather than arguing on substantive policy as you once did.

    I'm just asking very simple questions such as him desiring money to go from the US to Brazil and being Brazil's best customer for energy. Why does he want to transfer wealth? Why do you resist addressing them?