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From ‘Hope’ to Hypocrisy: Executive Privilege and Transparency

October 6, 2012 at 8:56 am / by

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  1. SmithWinston6478 says:

    The next Administration will appoint no less than 5 Supreme Court Justices. Imagine a
    Supreme Court Justice Eric Holder, Van Jones, Bill Ayers, Nancy Pelosi, or Valerie Jarrod. They would facilitate a socialist police state. The U.S. Constitution would be ignored or dissolved as ‘out-of-date’. Free speech (that’s THIS), the resistance (that’s US), and the
    Second Amendment (which insures it all) will be over-ruled. The most free, secure, opportune, prosperous, tolerant, and charitable nation in the history of man will have been wasted by fools who thought they could vote to get something for nothing.

    “During times of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” – George Orwell ’1984′

  2. SmithWinston6478 says:

    Someone HAS commented, but it got censored! Politichicks may have reliquished that power to the wrong forces!

    “Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freedom of
    speech.” – Benjamin Franklin

  3. 1gentready says:

    Being against executive privileges Barrack Obama does abuse his executive privileges like no other.

  4. Arizona_Don says:

    Transparency and rule of law Obama said would be the “touch tone” of his administration. He said that January 2009. During the time he was making back room deals to get obamacare passed with his bribes and payoffs. Who among us thinks this administration has been more transparent then all other administrations like Obama promised.

    Even though he criticized Bush in 2007 for using the executive privilege he used it in 2012, perhaps unconstitutionally, to cover up for fast & furious.

    How is it possible to believe anything a compulsive liar says? Is it possible to trust a compulsive liar? Of course it’s not, therefore if someone’s word is no good are they to be trusted in any matter? We should all be shouting absolutely not.

    We conservatives refuse to add to the instability of our nation by ignoring the lies of a lying civil servant, as the liberal progressives do. Is this, lying, like a disease and infecting our whole government? Admittedly it does seem that way. When we can no longer trust our elected officials we must get them out of office regardless of party. Has America lost all morals and trustworthiness?

    When a lie is told it is an insult to the one the lie is perpetrated upon. In the case of elected officials they are lying to their constituents . We should all take offense to that no matter which party. Certainly truthfulness must be one of the prerequisites of holding any public office. If I’m lied to, quite frankly, I take it as a personal insult! I take it as a statement saying, “your to stupid to know I’m not telling you the truth.”

  5. SmithWinston6478 says:

    Who censors reader comments for Politichicks? Do they summarily deny specific contributors? It sure looks like it, but WHY?

    • Ted Slater says:

      Smith — we seem to be having some problems with our comment moderation system, Disqus. I’ve tweaked it, and am hoping that minimizes the problems you’ve been experiencing. If you still have problems seeing your comments published, please let me know. Thanks!

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